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a more personalised approach to ING and TO

The gerund vs infinitive grammar has always seemed quite tricky for teaching to me: I have always felt there wasn’t enough really good materials, especially for the one-to-one situation.  Of course there are all kinds of gap-fills and contextualised gap-fills (like … Continue reading

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the most (?) unusual place to teach English

Have you ever taught English (or any other language) in the middle of a field? I have – now I can put a tick in “ELT experiences list” 😉 it’s been some time before I published anything here. Well, the … Continue reading

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How to ask questions to encourage more fluency in class?

How to ask the right questions to provoke more speaking&discussion in class? You might have heard that to be good at (Business) English teaching, you don’t have to know all the specifics of our students’ business, you have to ask … Continue reading

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how much personalisation is enough?

That’s the question that has been constantly nagging  me laltely. Don’t get me wrong, I am a true advocate of personalising materials for our students, basing the whole activities on their experience and expertise, and asking them for their professional … Continue reading

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May holidays and an emotional worksheet

In my country the first 2 weeks of May are not really very busy: first there is the Labour day (1.05), then the is the Victory Day (09.05), and in between a lot of people take some days off. As … Continue reading

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Using images in class

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notes on the go: what I’ve changed after getting the feedback from the editor on the material

As I have already mentioned, the feedback I got from the editor in ELTteacher2writer (Eltteacher2writer.com) was highly constructive, and it contained a lot of positive comments which was of course very pleasant to read. As for the critisism, it was … Continue reading

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the activity on positive impressions, reviewed

have received a very detailed (and mostly very positive) feedback on an I’m loving it material from  an expert, if you remember I sent it for a review, and have been waiting for a feedback. Going to study it carefully … Continue reading

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Here is a follow-up task for the leadership worksheet. Something you can start the next lesson with, or might use as a short homework. The task is, of course, to match the features to an appropriate style and to comment … Continue reading

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an ESP activity on leadership

This is a new speaking&reading activity inspired by my old experience of making an ESP course on leadership for a very important person in a very important bank. At the time my student was preparing to go on a very … Continue reading

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