Category Archives: Materials

New TEFL PDFs 2020 Q1

Can’t say that it was planned, but in the last three months have managed a nice mix of language points including some on previously neglected points like indirect questions. All of these are available as PDFs to save and keep, … Continue reading

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Discussing your week(end) to practise particular language (TEFLtastic Classics 42)

This is a combination of two recent posts, being a particular kind of small talk to practise different kinds of language, and also a classic but difficult to find page.  Discussing your week and weekend to practise grammar Discussing your … Continue reading

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Small talk for specific language points (TEFLtastic Classics Part 41)

There is perhaps no smoother introduction to and no more realistic way of practising language than a set of especially chosen small talk questions. These could be questions including the grammar etc that you want to practise, e.g. small talk … Continue reading

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Functions card games (TEFLtastic Classics Part 40)

As usual with this series of posts on the most adaptable activities in TEFL, this game is simplicity itself but surprisingly effective. If you like anything here and want more, please support TEFLtastic. Updated 27 April 2020 Instructions Groups of … Continue reading

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Difficult to find TEFLtastic pages

When linking to the new indirect questions page in my last post, I suddenly realised how difficult it would be to find if I hadn’t mentioned it, what with being a sub-page of question formation, which for some reason I … 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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The most TEFLtastic photocopiables of 2019

To go with my list of the best articles in 2019, here is a careful selection of last year’s prime crop of PDFs, in approximate order of how likely I am to use them again soon. If you really like … Continue reading

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New TEFL stuff autumn 2019

Not a lot of new PDFs and tips, as I’ve been concentrating on polishing up the TEFLtastic index pages, but still hopefully at least one useful thing for almost everyone. Newest of each kind top of each section. New TEFL articles … Continue reading

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Disappearing text memory games (TEFLtastic Classics Part 38)

This is another activity that I’ve used regularly as long as I can remember and I’ve finally got around to writing about, inspired by its appearance in my new e-book. If you like anything and want more, please support TEFLtastic. … Continue reading

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New songs and music worksheets pages

Halfway through my big reorganisation of TEFLtastic, found that I had, for some strange reason, combined music and song worksheets on one page. Have therefore split it into two updated and expanded pages, one on music (describing and discussing music, … Continue reading

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