Category Archives: Grammar

New daily routines vocabulary page

Yet another vital page that I somehow forgot to make for 13 years, in this case on “get up”, “have a shower”, “eat breakfast”, etc. Finishing an article and more worksheets on the topic at the moment, but in the … Continue reading

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Grammar practice drawing games

Have just rearranged my list of 80 drawing game PDFs to be more organised by individual topic, and there were enough grammar ones for enough different language points to be worth a post all of their own. Will also expand … Continue reading

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New indirect questions PDFs and teaching tips

Recently added a new page with a new article and photocopiables on embedded questions like “Could I ask if…?”, “Do you happen to know…?” and “I was wondering…, including some stuff on the differences in meaning and use between different … Continue reading

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New how questions PDFs and teaching tips

If your students, like mine, are likely to reply to “How was your Xmas/ New Year/ winter break/ vacation/ trip?” with “(Yes), I went to….”, then you’ll be wanting to look at this brand new page with an article and … Continue reading

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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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