Category Archives: interrupting

Getting students to use more complex functional language

An expanded version of an article of mine just published in English Teaching Professional magazine as Keep Moving On Part One – available here on TEFLtastic for free! One of the best language learning tips that I have used and passed … Continue reading

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Key words card games (TEFLtastic classics Part 19)

Updated 10 September 2019 This is another game which will feature prominently in my upcoming article in EtP magazine on getting students to use more complex language. Students are given a pack of cards with key words for one or … Continue reading

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Teaching turn taking (interrupting etc)

New stuff: Article How to teach turn taking Turn taking worksheets Make turn taking phrases from key words Interrupting key words cards speaking game Turn taking roleplays Turn taking politeness competition speaking game Other worksheets including turn taking Post-discussion discussion … Continue reading

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New ELT photocopiables April 2011

Many thanks again to  for putting these up, and for motivating me to do answer keys etc – something my students are appreciating too! In no particular order: Teleconferences and video conferences stages game (a much neglected point made … Continue reading

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