Category Archives: Future tenses

Two nice new activities for mixed future tenses

Along with the fact the authors have done boring stuff like workbooks so I don’t have to, what I most like about teaching with textbooks is the challenge of trying to come up with activities to tie together with whatever … Continue reading

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My new TEFL stuff (Dec 2012 – Jan 2013)

Articles Gardens/ gardening in EFL classes – LINK FIXED TPR for can/ can’t  – LINK FIXED Games for can/ can’t – LINK FIXED Teaching future continuous Future continuous games  Future continuous speaking practice  Movement in adult classes – LINK FIXED How to teach It … Continue reading

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Future Continuous activities

Three articles on the topic just published to go along with my two actual worksheets, and by complete coincidence at a perfect time of year for thinking ahead to this time next year, in ten years etc: Future Continuous tense … Continue reading

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New ELT articles and worksheets November 2012

Good for articles but not so hot for worksheets this month: Articles Comparative adjective games Advantages and disadvantages of using authentic texts in class Collocations games Different methods for ELT brainstorming Teaching the Future Perfect tense Prepositions for YLs – LINK … 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 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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Xmas and New Year future forms worksheets

Have just put up a new one that reviews future tenses and ties some of the older ones together: Xmas and New Year Xmas tense review I used it with these activities to make a 90 minute lesson: Going to … Continue reading

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A “classic” future tenses explanation

“We can talk about plans using the present progressive… … We use going to rather than will for plans, decisions and firm intentions.” (Market Leader Business Grammar and Usage, two lines apart from each other on page 28) I don’t know why … 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

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Teaching tenses games and tips

Like many of my students, I started on tenses thinking I’d quickly get them out of the way and then get onto something more interesting. However, five years later and here I still am writing articles on the little buggers… … Continue reading

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