Category Archives: Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Links all (?) fixed

While fixing the several hundred links to the Englishclub.com articles mentioned below, I also found a whole load more broken links to fix, to which I have two reactions: “So sorry!” and “Why did no one tell me???” Anyway, it’s … Continue reading

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EnglishClub.com articles moved

Thanks to a reader comment, I’ve just noticed that all of my articles on EnglishClub.com have slightly different addresses. I’m going through one by one trying to mend the links, and if you find any please let me know and I’ll … Continue reading

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New teaching material pages winter 2016/17

As part of the big reorganisation mentioned below, created a fair few new index pages full of lots of lovely worksheets. Here they are, A to Z: Auxiliary verbs page Cambridge Proficiency Speaking page ed and ing adjectives page ESP … Continue reading

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How to really teach interrupting – don’t!

Teaching business meetings and academic discussions to Japanese learners means sooner or later having to deal with their real weak point – turn taking. I’ve therefore slowly built up what could well be the most comprehensive selection of teaching turn … Continue reading

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New year, new name – (just) TEFLtastic

Although TEFLtastic was started up simply to help the owner/ editor of TEFL.net try out his (now long gone) blogging platform for teachers, I slowly worked out that I could host a whole site with the help of WordPress, and that worksheets were … Continue reading

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The best of 2016 – TEFL worksheets

Photocopiable classroom activities that I’d definitely use again, in no particular order: Good & Bad Travel English Responses (like TOEIC listening with typical, and often amusing, mistakes and confusions) Reported Speech Extended Speaking Reported Speech Memory Challenge Idioms Reversi Game … Continue reading

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The best of 2016 – TEFL articles

No actual blogging in 2016, so instead two posts on my favourite stuff I’ve published this year. My own highlight was actually finally finishing a book, but I also have fond memories of these articles: 25 stupid things about Cambridge … Continue reading

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More new stuff in 2016

  Updated 27 December 2016 On top of loads of new stuff on Xmas, telephoning, Cambridge Proficiency, etc that I’ve already mentioned, have put up these new articles and photocopiable materials in the rest of this year: Articles How to … Continue reading

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New Xmas worksheets

Updated 12 January 2017 More seasonal cheer for specific language points: Xmas and New Year negotiations – NEW Describing Japanese and British Xmas and New Year – NEW Seasonal trends meetings practice (language of trends tied in with festivals and … Continue reading

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New Cambridge CPE games/ worksheets section

It will be years before it reaches the size of my huge FCE and IELTS worksheets sections, but have made a start on a Cambridge Proficiency in English section with 12 worksheets on the topic, many specific to Objective Proficiency … Continue reading

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