Category Archives: Teaching English as a Foreign Language

New Teaching IELTS Writing e-book

My latest magnus opus provides over 300 pages of stimulating intensive practice of IELTS Academic Writing language, planning techniques and editing of typical mistakes: Teaching IELTS Writing: Interactive Classroom Activities– NEW As usual, buying a copy not only gives you … Continue reading

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New teaching a and an page

Am presently writing lots of new articles and worksheets on a, an, the, some, any, much, etc, but realised that I already had enough on indefinite articles to make it worth them having a page of their own: A and … Continue reading

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Two nice new British and American English activities

It had been well over a year since I’d posted anything new on my worksheets page on UK and US English, but made up for lost time with this double whammy. The first idea was one I came up with … Continue reading

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The most TEFLtastic photocopiables of 2020

Following on from my list of top articles from last year, here are the PDFs that I am most likely to use again in my own classes. In addition, there are over 900 pages of photocopiables in my three new … Continue reading

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The most TEFLtastic articles of 2020

I spent more time writing e-books than articles in 2020, but I guess 17 articles and two lists of vital phrases is not too shabbyfor one year. Listed with my favourites top (as I’m afraid I have no info on … Continue reading

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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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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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