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A Direct TV commercial to teach narrative tenses

Coming back to post about a commercial (or rather, a series of commercials) that can be used as a tool to train (or refresh) narrative tenses. The good thing about this commercial is that it describs and follows a chain … Continue reading

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Intermediate+ speaking and reading worksheet:How to learn a new language: 7 secrets from TED translators

If you ask me, I like to reflect (and inspire my students to do the same) on learning languages and what works and what doesn’t, so I’m always happy to offer to my students such opportunities. Here is a worksheet … Continue reading

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end-of-unit experiment (with a lot of information in brackets)

I’ve experimented with it a couple of times already, but not always has it been very successful – due to the lack of time, apparently. As this experiment is somehow in line with the ideas and attitudes proposed by “from … Continue reading

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the Impossible Objects – and English?

I was going through my old materials&worksheets and came across an immense sourse of inspiration – or at least, of speaking. What i am talking about is a number of illustrations of Jacque Carelman’s Impossible Objects. My first encounter with … Continue reading

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Macmillan Online Conference, Business Section, mobility of BE

#MOC2013 Enjoying the Online Macmillan Conference (Business Section) at the comfort of home, with my baby sleeping by. Mike Hogan’s session on mobility of Business English was great, very inspiring and very much up-to-the-minute. all about how mobile our business … Continue reading

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Gerunds&Infinitives game

One of the grammar topics that tends to cause confusion in a classroom is usage of infinitives and gerunds (often there are problems with memorising the right verbs). When one of my intermediate groups was having difficulties remembering the right … Continue reading

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