Author Archives: alexcase

77 festivals and celebrations PDFs

Stacks of photocopiables on Xmas, New Year, Halloween, etc, and students’ own festivals, ceremonies etc. Many with links to many specific language points, including brand new ones on gerunds and gradable and extreme adjectives, and newish ones on recommendations, superlative, … Continue reading

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New articles on emailing page

Have written so many articles on writing emails and teaching emailing to promote my email English e-book that they have now got a page of their own: Emailing articles Seven articles and a list of useful phrases there so far, … Continue reading

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New spelling games/ worksheets page

Perhaps because of all that brainwashing in communicative language teaching , it’s taken me 14 years to realise that a page of my spelling PDFs might help students who want to spell properly and teachers who want to help them … Continue reading

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New Teaching Emailing book out now

300 photocopiable pages on opening and closing every kind of email, being formal and friendly, planning and paragraphing, fixing common emailing problems, etc – all with a surprising amount of classroom communication for a book on writing: Teaching Emailing: Interactive … Continue reading

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TEFLtastic Classics update

My last post was mostly of a promise of things to come, so I thought I’d prove that it was worth coming back with an update on how many links my other TEFLtastic Classics posts have accumulated over the years. … Continue reading

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Mix and match (TEFLtastic Classics Part 43)

Updated 5 April 2021 This has been by far the most popular activity in my young learner classes recently. I’ve often used the classic picture book (Do You Like) Ketchup on Your Cornflakes?, in which the top and bottom halves … Continue reading

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New Teaching Presentations Skills e-book

Like all my e-books for teachers, this new one has over 300 pages of photocopiable worksheets for just three quid, with a mix of polished up classics and totally new materials, and with detailed indexes and instructions to help find … Continue reading

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New TEFL stuff summer 2020

This is usually the time of year when I prove how busy I’ve been while the rest of you have been dossing off on the beach or getting paid to herd around kids in identical backpacks, and also make sure … Continue reading

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New silent letters lists, article, PDFs and links

Although you can argue about the usefulness of teaching intonation, using minimal pairs, etc, I don’t think anyone can fail to appreciate the usefulness and instant impact of learning which letters in words are written but not pronounced. For example, … Continue reading

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New daily routines vocabulary page

Yet another vital page that I somehow forgot to make for 13 years, in this case on “get up”, “have a shower”, “eat breakfast”, etc. Finishing an article and more worksheets on the topic at the moment, but in the … Continue reading

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