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business&office buzzwords: article and worksheet

Last year I came across a real gem of an article – at least it looks like one from an ESL teacher’s perspective. I am sure it was not the use the author of the article had in mind, but … 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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an activity on happy/ unhappy metaphors

here is a short pre-int activity on happy/ unhappy metaphors I wrote to accompany a unit (unit 6, part 1, to be precise) from Global pre-int. I used it to make my student recall all the metaphors from our previous … Continue reading

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Using images in class

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an activity on positive feedback – reviewed

Recently I’ve been reading a book on how to write vocabulary materials. For me the best way to remember anything is to put it into practice, that’s why along with reading I was writing a material. It took me some … Continue reading

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an activity on sharing positive impressions

have been working on it for more than a week, and here it is – a vocabulary activity on how to give positive feedback about books, movies, rerstaurants and trips. It is based on authentic reviews and lets your students … Continue reading

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a photo for a “highly flexible activity”

here is an example of the activity I described a couple of days ago. as you can see I have quite a collection of post-its;))

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a highly flexible activity

Here is one more easily adaptable game you can use with any level depending on its contents. I used it for the first time with an elementary group where we worked with international express elementary. I wanted my students to … Continue reading

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a new (pro-Dogme) board game on grammar tenses ))

This board game uses various tenses, so it helps to revise the usage of the whole tense system at the end of a course or series of lessons. It can be used with adults, young adults and even teenagers during … Continue reading

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TED-talk lesson plan

Here is a more class-friendly version of my lesson plan on women-leaders based on TED talk. It includes PDF version of the worksheets (with a lot of pictures and tables ;-)) ) TED talk women at the top and the … Continue reading

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