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Used to, get used to, be used to and would – an activity to train, revise and speak

A couple of days ago I felt there wasn’t a good material on would, be used to, be used to used to and get used to that would meet all the requirements for my student. And so I decidecd to … Continue reading

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what will your life be like in 5 years’ time? Premier League Stars interview + lesson plan

I decided to take part in the Premier Skills Lesson Plan competition, having chosen an interview about the future (the interview features 4 players: Didier Drogba, Petr Cech, Ivar Ingimarsson and Sun Jihai). Here is my try, with grammar and … 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 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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getting our students to focus on success

next time I get a new student, I’ll add one more point to my long-established 1st class procedures. it will be the GROW model suggested in “from English teacher to learner coach”. GROW stands for: goal -the end point where … 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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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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how to make your students come back to your lessons again, and again and again?

to make sure students always (and joyfully) come beck to your classes, I think you should… be an interesting person (or at least make such an impression). You can share some of your real-life if you have something nice to … Continue reading

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should we talk about how we learn?

Well, I think we should. Because I’ve seen many times that it does make a difference – when you share the responsiblity of learning and studying with your students. When you are not the only person who constantly tries to … Continue reading

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