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preparing for a grammar lesson (refreshing passive voice in an applicable way)

Last time I checked, there were not too many materials for teaching Passive. I mean, for teaching Passive adequately, and in a practical and possible-to-take-out-of-the-class manner. Somehow, speaking about animals, doing a geography quiz or discussing a process of coins … Continue reading

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“lost interview”: a recreative activity to practise asking closed questions

here is a short but effective activity to train asking closed questions like are you…/ have you…/ did you…/ do you…?.- the ones that cause a lot of difficulties with some of our students… in this activity students are only … 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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Mistakes? Good!

This is a post about mistakes. Not about mistake/ error correction, not about mistakes being a sign of learning, but about benefitting from mistakes. Or rather, about how to use your learners’ mistake as learning (and teaching) material. What you … Continue reading

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