Category Archives: TEFL

Good time to teach teleconferencing/ video conferencing?

Amongst an understandable dive in my blog stats, perhaps the only one page which has increased in popularity compared to this time last year is one which has just made me realise that I should be teaching it to my … Continue reading

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Discussing your week(end) to practise particular language (TEFLtastic Classics 42)

This is a combination of two recent posts, being a particular kind of small talk to practise different kinds of language, and also a classic but difficult to find page.  Discussing your week and weekend to practise grammar Discussing your … Continue reading

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Small talk for specific language points (TEFLtastic Classics Part 41)

There is perhaps no smoother introduction to and no more realistic way of practising language than a set of especially chosen small talk questions. These could be questions including the grammar etc that you want to practise, e.g. small talk … Continue reading

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Functions card games (TEFLtastic Classics Part 40)

As usual with this series of posts on the most adaptable activities in TEFL, this game is simplicity itself but surprisingly effective. If you like anything here and want more, please support TEFLtastic. Updated 17 February 2020 Instructions Groups of … Continue reading

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Difficult to find TEFLtastic pages

When linking to the new indirect questions page in my last post, I suddenly realised how difficult it would be to find if I hadn’t mentioned it, what with being a sub-page of question formation, which for some reason I … Continue reading

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New indirect questions PDFs and teaching tips

Recently added a new page with a new article and photocopiables on embedded questions like “Could I ask if…?”, “Do you happen to know…?” and “I was wondering…, including some stuff on the differences in meaning and use between different … Continue reading

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The most TEFLtastic photocopiables of 2019

To go with my list of the best articles in 2019, here is a careful selection of last year’s prime crop of PDFs, in approximate order of how likely I am to use them again soon. If you really like … Continue reading

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New how questions PDFs and teaching tips

If your students, like mine, are likely to reply to “How was your Xmas/ New Year/ winter break/ vacation/ trip?” with “(Yes), I went to….”, then you’ll be wanting to look at this brand new page with an article and … Continue reading

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New positive and negative connotations PDFs and teaching tips

Not much more to say about this, it’s all in the title and in the article and worksheets, here: https://tefltastic.wordpress.com/worksheets/vocabulary/connotation/

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Meeting criteria games (TEFLtastic Classics Part 39)

Another instalment in my series on posts on the most useful and adaptable TEFL activities, for once for an activity that I (probably) invented. If you like anything here and want more, please support TEFLtastic. This is one of the … Continue reading

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