Category Archives: Determiners and articles

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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Teaching the difference between a and an

Three new articles and some new flashcards just up: Articles on teaching a and an Teaching A and An – LINK UPDATED Classroom practice of A and An – LINK UPDATED Physical games to practice A and An (including a new – … Continue reading

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Prepositions and determiners pairwork guessing game (TEFLtastic classics Part Six)

Updated 28 August 2018 Prepositions and a/ an/ the/ some/ any etc made fun – I kid you not! Even better, you can present a whole bunch of useful phrases while practising those tricky grammar points, and all without any need for … Continue reading

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My new stuff last month

Have just linked to some of this, but if you look at it the glass half full way that means most of it is being mentioned for the first time… Articles Teaching countable and uncountable nouns (almost certainly not the way … Continue reading

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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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More Grammar Games articles and worksheets

UPDATE: More up to date list of my grammar articles here and grammar worksheets here. Links to these articles and worksheets given so that hopefully I can be forgiven for having written so many on tenses, as deeply unfashionable and … Continue reading

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New fun classroom handouts May 2010 Part One

Adjectives compare your weeks Body parts definitions game Business prepositions pairwork (making preps fun and hopefully making connections) Meetings and negotiations prepositions and articles (all that tricky stuff with one fun game!) Conditionals review sentence completition guessing game Next weekend … Continue reading

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New TEFLtastic communication games March 2010 Part Three

It suddenly occured to me that when I argue with people about the value of worksheets, we are often basically not talking about the same thing. I don’t do gapfills and other mechanical written grammar and vocab exercises in class … 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

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New classroom language worksheets and phrase lists

For teacher training, self study and/ or classroom use, to get the teacher and/ or the students using more and better English in class. All mine and all on Usingenglish.com: Pronunciation what sound is it? Phraselist for praising, encouraging and consoling Classroom … Continue reading

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