Category Archives: Modals

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

Posted in Cultural differences/ cultural training, Modals, Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Telephoning | 1 Comment

Linking food and drink to other language points

While reorganising my food and drink vocab index pages, noticed that many of them tied it in quite nicely with other language points – buy one language point, get one free! Here are the ones that do that: Food and … Continue reading

Posted in comparatives, countable and uncountable nouns, Food vocabulary, Modals of deduction, present continuous | Leave a comment

New language of speculation pages

11 worksheets and one article, with more to come: Speculating games and other photocopiables Modals of probability/ possibility/ deduction

Posted in Functional language, Modals of deduction, Modals of possibility probability | Leave a comment

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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Activities for Can/ Can’t

Can’t believe it took me five years to write something about ability, but I finally managed to put together an index page and two new articles: Can/ Can’t for ability games, worksheets, stories and songs

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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

Posted in Academic writing, Apologies, Business English and ESP, Business English games, countable and uncountable nouns, Determiners and articles, Email, Future tenses, IELTS Speaking, IELTS Writing, Interactive whiteboard, Modals, Photocopiable worksheets, Prepositions, Present Perfect Continuous | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Academic writing, BULATS, Business and ESP writing, Cambridge First Certificate, comparatives, Complaints, Future tenses, IELTS Speaking, IELTS Writing, Language of meetings, Modals of possibility probability, Politeness, Reports, Requests, Social English, teleconference, unreal past | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Adverbs, Conditionals, countable and uncountable nouns, Determiners and articles, Grammar, Grammar games, Modals, Passives, Photocopiable worksheets, relative clauses, reported speech, TEFL, verb patterns | Leave a comment

History for ESL students

I am in no way an expert in either history or CLIL, but as I’ve written this material and there didn’t seem to be much available when I was looking thought I may as well put my stuff out there in … Continue reading

Posted in CLIL, Conditionals, conjunctions, Determiners and articles, Future tenses, Grammar games, infinitive of purpose, Modals, past tenses, Prepositions, reported speech, Second conditional, Teaching methods and methodologies, TEFL, Will for predictions | 15 Comments

Christmas and New Year teaching ideas 2008

UPDATE: Much expanded and reorganised Xmas page with 42 articles and worksheets now here: Xmas and New Year materials/ ideas

Posted in Adverbs of frequency, Business English and ESP, Cross cultural training in EFL, Cultural differences/ cultural training, First conditional, Food vocabulary, Future perfect, Going to for future plans, Going to for predictions with present evidence, Grammar games, Language of negotiation, Modals of deduction, Passives, Past continuous, Photocopiable worksheets, pre-school/ kindergarten/ very young learners, Present simple/ continuous, state and action verbs, Technical English, TPR, video, Vocabulary games, Will for predictions | 5 Comments