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1 WORKSHEET – 10 GAMES

<b>Make drilling more meaningful and fun. All you need is a sheet of paper.</b><p>This post shows how the use of game mechanics can help a teacher design …

Business English conversation lesson : Every meeting ever

A lesson on Business English doesn’t have to be dull and serious so I’ve created this (hopefully) fun lesson to show myself(and other teachers) that …

Twenty Practical and Affordable Tips for Professional and Language Development for Freelance Teachers

I’ve been teaching English in Rio de Janeiro for 17 years (wow, I feel O-L-D!) and I decided to work “solo” 6 years ago. Some freelance teachers …

Teaching

24 of the most exciting science fiction and fantasy books to read this September

Stories with strange abilities, adventures in distant galaxies, and quests in fantastic worlds<p>It’s a new month, which means that it’s a good time to look forward to the coming onslaught of science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels (as well as some cool nonfiction books) hitting bookstores over …

Science Fiction

Nomination Cards: Giving students a chance to speak

Nomination cards can be used in discussion activities as a way to give all students a chance to speak.<p>It can be a difficult balance trying to …

Last Day of Term: Top 5 Quiz

Image credit: www.drupal.org<p>Follow me on twitter @RobbioDobbio<p>The last day of term is fast approaching so I’ve made a fun quiz to keep students …

How lexis is stored and organized in our brains and implications for the MFL classroom

During my MA TEFL at Reading University, nearly 20 years ago, I stumbled into a book called ‘Words in the mind’ by Aitchison’ (1986; but latest …

Seven steps to vocabulary learning

You might expect that, after having been exposed to a word in ten, twenty, or maybe at the very most thirty, contexts, a learner will gradually piece …

Communication strategies

I always start the school year introducing or revising communication strategies that students can use to overcome the problems they may face in …

Grammar: teaching conditionals

<b>Level:</b> Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced <b>Type:</b> Teaching notes<p>Conditional structures that …

Larry Ferlazzo - Using a "Three-Two-one" Speaking Activity

<b>Using a "Three-Two-One" Speaking Activity</b><p>English-language teacher trainer and author Paul Nation has developed <i>the “4-3-2″ Fluency</i> Activity<i>.</i><p>In it, …

Although, Though, Despite and However - Online Language Quiz

TEDxESL

<i>‘For the past three decades, hackers have done a lot of things, but they have also impacted civil liberties, innovation and Internet freedom, so I</i> …

Three fun grammar activities to encourage teamwork

<b>Looking for some new grammar games for the classroom? Mike Astbury, latest winner of the British Council's TeachingEnglish blog award for his post on</b> …

Ten dos for the IELTS speaking test

<b>Is it OK to correct yourself in the IELTS speaking test? Chris Pell, winner of the British Council’s Teaching English blog award for his post helping</b> …

Language Learning

B2 Lessons - ELT Connect

<b>Dumb Criminals</b><p>Lesson – Dumb Criminals<p>This B2 lesson focuses on a wide range of lexical items on the topic of crime while introducing learners to the …

Super quick motivating activities: The ‘who / what / why / where / when’ story

<i>Here’s a great activity that you can use with any level of language learner and to reinforce / and put to practical use any language point you happen</i> …

Language Learning

IELTS Preparation

EXACTLY WHAT TO DO TO GET A BAND SEVEN OR HIGHER IN YOUR IELTS TASK TWO OPINION ESSAY – 100% FREE<p>START HERE<p>We’ll show you how to select the main …

Posted: March 4, 2015 in Activities Tags: Business English., materials light, word games

Update. Thanks for visiting my blog! I was very happy to learn that this post was shortlisted for Teaching English – British Council blog award. If …

Adapting and Supplementing your Coursebook. - ELT Connect

Does this situation sound familiar to you?<p>You work in a language school where there is a syllabus designed around a coursebook. You feel a certain …

How to help English learners use linking expressions

<b>Would you like to help your learners speak more coherently? Svetlana Kandybovich, the latest winner of the British Council’s Teaching English blog</b> …

Language Learning

35 ways to introduce your lesson topic

Are you fed up with using the same old methods to introduce your lesson topic? Look no further! Here are 35 ways to kick off your lesson. How many …

Sidewalk

This EFL lesson is designed around a beautifully animated short film written, directed and illustrated by artist Celia Bullwinkel titled <i>Sidewalk</i> that …

Animated Movies

Creative ways to teach vocabulary

Here is the third extract from the latest British Council publication '<i>Creativity in the English Language classroom</i>' edited by Alan Maley and Nik …

Ten Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Online Teaching System

I must create a system or be enslaved by another man’s; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.<p>When we talk about establishing …

Education Technology

7 creative ways to 'do good' when you're strapped for cash

Too often we're told "doing good" means donating money to nonprofits in need.<p>While our dollars definitely help organizations that are working to make …

What's new in English language teaching?

<b>Rachael Roberts looks at the latest trends ahead of the ELTons Awards for innovation in English language teaching resources, live-streamed on 4 June</b> …

Sandy Millin

In the last couple of weeks I’ve written a couple of posts about coursebooks, the first describing my requests for publishers and writers to take …

Teaching