Tag Archives: collocations

my favourite ways of revisiting vocabulary

I’ve recently come back to work! yes, for 9 month I was off work – at least I wasn’t teaching English to real people, that is. I was a blogger and materials writer. But now 2 times a week I … Continue reading

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an activity on positive feedback – reviewed

Recently I’ve been reading a book on how to write vocabulary materials. For me the best way to remember anything is to put it into practice, that’s why along with reading I was writing a material. It took me some … Continue reading

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an activity on sharing positive impressions

have been working on it for more than a week, and here it is – a vocabulary activity on how to give positive feedback about books, movies, rerstaurants and trips. It is based on authentic reviews and lets your students … Continue reading

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a highly flexible activity

Here is one more easily adaptable game you can use with any level depending on its contents. I used it for the first time with an elementary group where we worked with international express elementary. I wanted my students to … Continue reading

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an easy vocabulary revision activity

how do you usually revise vocabulary items at lower levels? what are the ways to focus on form, meaning and spelling? well, here is one of the ways I choose from time to time. and I hope you will share … Continue reading

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TED-talk lesson plan

Here is a more class-friendly version of my lesson plan on women-leaders based on TED talk. It includes PDF version of the worksheets (with a lot of pictures and tables ;-)) ) TED talk women at the top and the … Continue reading

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a new intermediate Business English worksheet on careers!

Here is a new worksheet on careers and talking about your work&company based on Siemens career channel videos. *I would say that being based on authentic materials, it’s still aimed at intermediate students, as the people featured in the videos … Continue reading

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Using WordPress posts for higher levels

As this is a WordPress blog, I thought I might start with sharing a WordPress activity for higher levels. I have been reading WordPress Freshly Pressed posts for some time and have constantly been feeling that this could be an … Continue reading

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