Category Archives: Teaching English as a Foreign Language

On a roll – EFL dice games

Another one of articles just published in English Teaching Professional, this time accompanied by an old blog post of mine in the TEFLtastic Classics series with stacks of photocopiable dice games. Although it is fairly common to see dice in … Continue reading

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Sentence completion games (TEFLtastic classics part two) redux

Just after previously writing about sentence completion guessing games, I realised that the sentence stems were perfect for a bluffing game in which students completed the sentences with a mix of true and made up info – especially useful if students … Continue reading

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New TEFLtastic pages in 2017

More general ones I haven’t mentioned before top, and more specialist ones and/ or ones I’ve mentioned before bottom. New articles and worksheets coming for many of them in 2018. Articles (a, an and the) games, worksheets and songs page … Continue reading

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TEFLtastic in 2017

A Happy New Year to you all. May all our classes in 2018 be even better than those last year! I was too busy last year to show off how busy I’d been, so here’s a summary of the whole year. … Continue reading

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Three new Xmas worksheets

Some rather last minute or slightly early (depending on how you think about it) Xmas presents from me to you: Xmas and New Year meetings – NEW Xmas vocabulary passive voice guessing game – NEW Xmas vocabulary yes/no questions games (20 … Continue reading

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EFL jigsaw games (TEFLtastic Classics Part 31)

Updated 31 December 2017 Another article of mine just published in English Teaching Professional magazine, available here for free and with added links to example worksheets. At least two more EtP articles coming, so please subscribe to TEFLtastic if you don’t … Continue reading

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Over 200 articles on Usingenglish.com

and believe it or not there are still loads of things I haven’t written about and in fact I feel like I’m just getting started. Gives some indication of the number of things an English teacher has to think about … Continue reading

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Coin games for EFL classes (TEFLtastic classics part 29)

Updated 2 February 2018 As promised, here are many many more ideas on using a coin in TEFL, published in English Teaching Professional (ETP) magazine but available for free with added links to worksheets for my regular reader here on TEFLtastic. I … Continue reading

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Ask and tell personalised questions coin game (TEFLtastic classics Part 28)

Updated 4 December 2017 I’ve been writing an article on games using coins in class (now up here), and it reminded me of this once all-time favourite game which I haven’t used in a while. Students take turns making questions … Continue reading

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EFL classroom materials pages A to Z

A list of every index page on TEFLtastic. There are quite a few! If you like anything you find here and would like to help me help you with more, please support TEFLtastic. Updated 1 February 2018 All index pages A … Continue reading

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