Category Archives: Teaching English as a Foreign Language

EFL jigsaw games (TEFLtastic Classics Part 31)

Updated 2 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 … 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 17 November 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. … 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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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 11 December 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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