Category Archives: TEFL

Updated guide to Cambridge Proficiency books

I’ve recently been researching the next book for my Cambridge CPE class and found that all the info online is out of date, so thought I’d summarise my findings here. The only CPE textbooks which are updated for the post-2013 … Continue reading

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Lots of new British and American English resources

Over the last few months I’ve put up articles on teaching UK and US grammar, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation, numbers, body language and gestures, dates and times, and functional language, plus carefully collated lists of the important vocabulary differences to teach … Continue reading

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More bad IELTS tips

I recently published a list of 32 bad IELTS tips. That seemed like a lot, but then I remembered even more bad advice from textbooks, websites and students which I think is worth a mention. Would love to hear other people’s ideas too. … Continue reading

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The most TEFLtastic articles of 2018

As my last article of the year is already up, I thought I’d give a list of all the ones in 2018, in approximate order of how often I’ve been using those ideas in my own classes. If you’ve found any … Continue reading

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New TEFL stuff autumn 2018

Most recent top of each section New teaching materials pages Imperative games, worksheets, stories and songs Quantifiers page New TEFL articles How to teach British and American functional language How to teach giving and asking for directions British and American … Continue reading

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New teaching quantifiers page

Am still working on an article on the topic, but have already made a new page for worksheets on “some”, “a few”, “too many”, etc, with mutual links to and from my related pages like countable/ uncountable, there is/ there are, … Continue reading

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Matching Games Part Two – Pelmanism

Updated 11 February 2019 I’ve written a lot about pelmanism/ pairs/ the memory game before. However in the second half of the latest of my ETP articles that started with dominoes, I managed to come up with even more uses and … Continue reading

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New TEFL stuff summer 2018

I had a real TEFL-free summer holiday this year for once, but not a bad haul before and after that. Newest ones that I haven’t mentioned before top of each section. Lists of useful language The 150 most useful Business English … Continue reading

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Emotions vocabulary page much expanded

New article, many new worksheets and flashcards, plus new links to songs and stories here: Feelings vocabulary index page

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New teaching time expressions materials and ideas

I start far too many of my articles with suggestions to teach more of this and less of that, but this time I really really really really really really mean it! Perhaps the most shocking weakness I have found in … Continue reading

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