Category Archives: Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Coin games for EFL classes (TEFLtastic classics part 29)

Updated 10 October 2017 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 16 October 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 using the … Continue reading

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All classroom materials pages A to Z

Made a new list of every index page on TEFLtastic. There are quite a few! If you like all this reorganisation work and would like more, please support TEFLtastic. Updated 29 September 2017 All index pages A to Z Abbreviations page Academic … Continue reading

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Lots of new opposites

My new favourite topic is teaching opposites, starting with the obvious hot-cold and big-little, but then using that simple idea to teach gradable and extreme adjectives, comparatives, appearance words, verbs, and all sorts. Two new articles and many worksheets on … Continue reading

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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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