Category Archives: BULATS

Big changes to BULATS

It doesn’t seem to have been officially announced yet, but my broken link detector took me to a major reorganisation of the BULATS website under which hid even bigger changes to the exam. What I’ve managed to discover so far: … Continue reading

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EFL exams articles and tips for students and teachers

I’ve written at least 50 things on this over the years (for Onestopenglish, EnglishClub, Usingenglish and TEFL.net), so I’ve expanded and reorganised my lists of links so that there are separate pages for IELTS, TOEIC, FCE and BULATS. There are also general articles … Continue reading

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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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New fun (?) EFL worksheets and teaching ideas December 2011

I know you have better things to do than look at a list like this – me too, but I’ve been planning to write it for a week and I have to do it now or the year in the post … Continue reading

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New TEFL articles and worksheets November 2011

I’ve mentioned some of these in my posts on tips and useful language etc, but the ones near the top of each section are those that have just gone up and I haven’t linked to before: Articles Teaching grammar in Business … Continue reading

Posted in Academic writing, BULATS, Business and ESP writing, Cambridge First Certificate, comparatives, Complaints, Future tenses, IELTS Speaking, IELTS Writing, Language of meetings, Modals of possibility probability, Politeness, Reports, Requests, Social English, teleconference, unreal past | 2 Comments

New ELT worksheets and articles October 2011

Articles The advantages and disadvantages of blind observations When the demands of the students and the person who is paying clash Why does my teacher make me correct my own answers? Why does my teacher stop me using my dictionary? … Continue reading

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New articles and worksheets Sept 2011

Classroom activities to practise planning and paragraphing – LINK FIXED How to teach FCE Use of English Part One What your students need to know about BULATS Writing Part One – LINK FIXED Fun activities for the second conditional Checklist for schools … Continue reading

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BULATS Writing worksheets

I’ve put up five new ones, and my other BULATS link page is getting to be such a mess I thought I’d better put the writing ones together here. Mainly also useable for business writing classes and adaptable for other … Continue reading

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New ELT articles and worksheets August 2011

I have a precious few hours with an internet connection and you want to get back to the beach, so without any further ado here they are: Articles How to teach ordinal numbers Games to practice dates Worksheets Meeting people … Continue reading

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Lots of lovely new articles and worksheets

Actually, I have no way of judging the loveliness of my own stuff, of course, just had a nice ring to it. Actually, lots could be an exaggeration too… Articles Adverbs of frequency games What your students need to know … Continue reading

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