Category Archives: TEFL

New TEFL PDFs and articles autumn 2021

Favourite and/ or newest stuff that I haven’t mentioned yet top of each section. New TEFL articles autumn 2021 How to teach defining and non-defining relative clauses How to teach a/ an and the How to teach relative pronouns How … Continue reading

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New Teaching Meetings e-book

Over 300 pages of classroom-tested photocopiable activities on starting meetings, chairing, turn taking, giving and responding to opinions and advice, smoothly progressing through the meeting and bringing them to an end, etc, etc. Includes stacks of roleplays and meetings language … Continue reading

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Recommended free Elementary and Pre-Int business self-study materials

This is a list of the best A1 and A2 level materials I could find online. I made this for my students to use while they were waiting for their one-to-one tutorials, to discuss afterwards, and hopefully to use to … Continue reading

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New TEFL photocopiables and articles summer 2021

While you were all enjoying spending your summer holidays sitting around at home doing nothing, I was enjoying mine sitting around at home doing nothing but writing about TEFL. And here are the results: New TEFL articles summer 2021 Most … Continue reading

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New too and enough page

Usingenglish.com have asked me for more stuff on articles, determiners and quantifiers, so could add a new article and worksheet on this useful but sometimes tricky point to my totally new page: Too and enough games, worksheets and songs – … Continue reading

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2021-style invitations lesson

Of all the pre-COVID materials I’ve had to use in the last 15 months, probably the least successful was a lesson where students responded to almost all invitations with “I can’t because of coronavirus” and “Maybe when COVID is gone”. … Continue reading

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Three new kinds of TEFL board game

I came up with the first of these as part of my trivia quizzes boom, and used it to make this narrative tenses board game. Students work their way around a board game by guessing numbers. On each square they … Continue reading

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New TEFL stuff 2021 Part One

Newest ones that I haven’t mentioned before top of each section. New TEFL e-book Teaching IELTS Writing: Interactive Classroom Activities New TEFL articles spring 2021 How to make a personal connection in presentations How to be friendly on the phone … Continue reading

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Guest post: 11 tips for teaching controversial topics in the ESL classroom

A great post from Alice of Hot Take English, hopefully re-starting the once numerous and always popular TEFLtastic guest posts. For a lot of English language teachers, the mere thought of teaching a so-called “controversial” discussion topic in class is … Continue reading

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New be used to and get used to page

New article and worksheets up on this brand new page on how to talk about being and becoming accustomed to things: Be and get used to games/ worksheets – NEW Stuff on that plus the past form “I used to” … Continue reading

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