Category Archives: Technical English

Teaching English for engineering

Have written two articles on the topic, re-labelled my Technical English worksheets page to reflect the fact that actually lots of it is basically engineering and added a couple of new worksheets to that page: Articles How to teach English to engineers … Continue reading

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Technical English materials now easier to find

Not only easier than the other index pages that aren’t sorted out yet, but actually easier than it was before the blog moved: Technical English photocopiable worksheets Details of how to find all the other worksheets here.

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New ELT articles and classroom handouts January 2012

Not a bad batch this month, though I say so myself… Articles Fun classroom activities for ordinal numbers – LINK FIXED Functional language for IELTS Speaking – LINK FIXED How to practise Used to Worksheets IELTS Speaking Clarifying language Cambridge First Certificate … Continue reading

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Technical English handouts now 100% PDF

Running out of interesting stuff to say about PDFing all my worksheets section by section, and I’m less than a third of the way through… For engineers, technicians, scientists, computer geeks etc: Technical English PDFs Also polished up a little, … Continue reading

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New Technical and Medical English worksheets

Some originally written for Onestopenglish but went missing during an editor change, so now available here for free: Technical English worksheets Medical English games/ worksheets

Posted in Business English and ESP, countable and uncountable nouns, Determiners and articles, Medical and pharmaceutical English, past tenses, relative clauses, Technical English, TEFL, Vocabulary, Vocabulary games | Leave a comment

New TEFLtastic worksheets Feb 2010 Part One

Your city and life Add the quantifiers speaking Next weekend and future tenses Describing objects 20 questions and extended speaking A report on weekends- Language of generalisation or phonics picture flashcards ee phonics picture flashcards Writing reports in English useful … Continue reading

Posted in board games, countable and uncountable nouns, Future tenses, Language of generalisation, links, Photocopiable worksheets, Reports, Speaking, Speaking games, Technical English, Writing | Tagged | 1 Comment

Christmas and New Year teaching ideas 2008

UPDATE: Much expanded and reorganised Xmas page with 42 articles and worksheets now here: Xmas and New Year materials/ ideas

Posted in Adverbs of frequency, Business English and ESP, Cross cultural training in EFL, Cultural differences/ cultural training, First conditional, Food vocabulary, Future perfect, Going to for future plans, Going to for predictions with present evidence, Grammar games, Language of negotiation, Modals of deduction, Passives, Past continuous, Photocopiable worksheets, pre-school/ kindergarten/ very young learners, Present simple/ continuous, state and action verbs, Technical English, TPR, video, Vocabulary games, Will for predictions | 5 Comments

Confucius's lessons for English teachers

…from the Analects’ very opening lines: “Isn’t it a pleasure when you can make practical use of the things you have studied? Isn’t it a pleasure to have an old friend visit from afar? Isn’t it the sure sign of … Continue reading

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Jon Marks- Is there anything this man can't do??

Jonnyboy is the cartoonist behind the often amusing Langwich Scool and the author of the life saving books At Last, Photocopies You Can Give Your Kids’ Classes Without Them Groaning. And now he’s released a book that makes IELTS fun. … Continue reading

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Numerous number games

Might just be the physics graduate in me coming out, but I seem to find myself teaching numbers in my classes all the time- be it shouting “seven Eight NIne TEEEEEEN!” at the top of my voice in my kindy classes … Continue reading

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