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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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2 talks from BESIG Prague

I’ve had a great chance to “attend” (even if only online) 2 great talks from BESIG in Prague! One was by Christina Rebuffet-Broadus, called “Yes, and..”, and the second was from Marjorie Rosenberg, on learning styles. Both talks were amazing, … Continue reading

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ways to finish a lesson – so that the students take something away with them

There are lots of ways to start off a lesson beautifully, maningfully, logically, etc. For example, to talk about how your students spent their week (here are 2  worksheets to help), or to ask about their plans, or to discuss … Continue reading

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tense revision jigsaw puzzle – what it looks like

Here are some pictures to illustrate my favourite tense revision puzzle. very easy – you just give a “skeleton” and a pile of cards to your students to put together. And then you give a full copy to compare with … Continue reading

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a Present Simple/Present continuous picture activity

here is a nice small activity on Present Simple vs Present Continuous for an elementary class, a kind of activity that will help you to refresh the students’ knowledge and once again let them practise (might be good to finalise … Continue reading

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how tablet PC can help to teach and learn

once, over 2 years ago, I was having a lesson in a major IT company, and as we were discussing technologies and changes (and probably Ipads), my student said that within 6 month all the other companies would also start … Continue reading

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Using images in class

When I bought a tablet PC (oh my, I don’t know how I had lived before!), I also started a collection of pictures for ELT. Every time I came across an interesting picture, I stored it onto my tablet. There … Continue reading

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Using images in class

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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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students: we love them and we hate them…?

when recalling my past experience with the bank executive and the leadership course, I caught myself thinking if I’d like to come back to that student one day, if that student was my “red carpet student”, and mostly, how  we … Continue reading

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