Category Archives: Grammar

Learning grammar through body language and gestures links

Some people may have noticed from my last list of new stuff that “my boom” (as we say in Janglish) is writing about moving around and getting students to move around in class. In fact, it’s so much of an … Continue reading

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New grammar for IELTS page

New article, new worksheets, old worksheets and places for upcoming worksheets on the most vital grammar points for IELTS on my new page on the topic here: IELTS grammar page

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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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New Yes/ No questions classroom activities article and page

Not sure how in ten years and over 200 articles it never occurred to me before, but have finally written a how to article and made a page for it to live on, with 26 photocopiable worksheets on the topic, … Continue reading

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New comparative adjectives and superlative classroom activities page

Can’t believe that it’s taken me 10 years, but have finally made dedicated pages for comparative adjectives and superlative adjectives, making the original page a much more manageable selection of materials combining the two forms: Comparative adjectives games/ worksheets page … Continue reading

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New Xmas worksheets

Updated 12 January 2017 More seasonal cheer for specific language points: Xmas and New Year negotiations – NEW Describing Japanese and British Xmas and New Year – NEW Seasonal trends meetings practice (language of trends tied in with festivals and … Continue reading

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New question formation classroom activities pages

New pages on question formation just created, with a specific one for subject questions. That also makes the tense review page where they used to live much more manageable.

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30 new TEFL articles and worksheets (Spring 2016)

A fairly typical amount of new stuff on Usingenglish.com and on TEFLtastic, though in my humble opinion the quality is getting a little better all the time… Help and Hindrance in IELTS Listening Whose is this Whose are these Possessives personalised … Continue reading

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New possessives activities and pages

New worksheets and a new article up recently on possessive forms, so took that opportunity to split the page into two easier to navigate and slightly expanded sections: Possessive S games, worksheets and songs page Possessive adjectives games, worksheets and … Continue reading

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New zero conditional games and teaching tips

Went to add my new article and worksheets to my zero conditional page but was surprised to find that I’d never had one. Do now! 18 game ideas and photocopiable classroom activities included, so hopefully worth the wait: Zero conditional games/ … Continue reading

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