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New Aptis tips and materials page

Not sure how many students and teachers are interested in actually preparing for Aptis, but as I seem to be the only person to have published games and photocopiable worksheets on the topic, am hoping for a large market share … Continue reading

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120 using movement to teach and learn English links

The ridiculously large number above includes all the links here, in other pages it links to, and in my previous post on actions for teaching and learning grammar. Body language and gestures in TEFL articles Body language and gestures in … Continue reading

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Learning grammar through body language and gestures links

Some people may have noticed from my last list of new stuff that “my boom” (as we say in Janglish) is writing about moving around and getting students to move around in class. In fact, it’s so much of an … Continue reading

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Line by line brainstorming (TEFLtastic classics Part 37)

As with most of these nearly 40 so-called “TEFLtastic classics”, this post is to introduce some variations on a long-standing favourite that I reckon make it even more of a classic. I originally came across the idea of brainstorming line … Continue reading

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New jobs vocabulary page

I’ve published a stack of PDFs on names of jobs over the years, so not sure how I never thought of making a page of worksheets on the topic before, but here it finally is: Jobs vocabulary page – NEW … Continue reading

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New TEFL articles and printables spring 2019

Newest ones not mentioned before top of each section. Lists of useful language The big list of classroom language with gestures – NEW New TEFL Articles Using body language and gestures to teach grammar – NEW 52 TPR grammar games … Continue reading

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New grammar for IELTS page

New article, new worksheets, old worksheets and places for upcoming worksheets on the most vital grammar points for IELTS on my new page on the topic here: IELTS grammar page

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New describing objects page

Put up a new worksheet on “How long is it?”, “What does it look like?” etc and then realised there was no page on the topic. So now there is one, with links to related stuff on colours, materials, etc: … Continue reading

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Updated guide to Cambridge Proficiency books

I’ve recently been researching the next book for my Cambridge CPE class and found that all the info online is out of date, so thought I’d summarise my findings here. The only CPE textbooks which are updated for the post-2013 … Continue reading

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Lots of new British and American English resources

Over the last few months I’ve put up articles on teaching UK and US grammar, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation, numbers, body language and gestures, dates and times, and functional language, plus carefully collated lists of the important vocabulary differences to teach … Continue reading

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