Category Archives: Telephoning

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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Complete guide to telephoning in different cultures

Three new articles on the topic published this month: British and American phone calls – NEW 50 ways to answer the phone (in English and other languages) – NEW Cultural differences in telephoning – NEW These links and many more … Continue reading

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New telephoning in English resources for students

On top of my new book on English phone calls (Really Learn the Most Useful Emailing Phrases ), have put up a list of the most important language and articles on how to make calls: The 100 most useful telephoning phrases … Continue reading

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The first TEFLtastic e-book – Really Learn the Most Useful Telephoning Phrases

After 20 years in TEFL and more than ten publishing my ideas and worksheets, I’ve finally put together a whole book of materials – and one that goes against almost everything I’ve done so far. First of all, it’s a … Continue reading

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Telephoning vocabulary and phrases – 29 worksheets now all together

37 if you include the teleconference and telephone interview ones that the page links to. It’s a bit of a bugbear of mine that books don’t spend enough time on this and emailing, so I’ve been trying to make up for it … Continue reading

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New TEFL articles March 2012

Including lots of new ones on TEFLtastic for the first time in ages. Ones I haven’t mentioned yet at the top of each section. Different ways of doing a listening (an article format I’ve been wanting to write for ages … Continue reading

Posted in advice/ recommendations, Apologies, Complaints, countable and uncountable nouns, Email, IELTS, Politeness, presentation skills, reported speech, TEFL, Telephoning | Leave a comment

Step up the pressure roleplays (TEFLtastic classics Part Five)

Not quite a game, but a lot more fun and useful than it sounds. Students do a short and easy roleplay, then the next roleplay card asks them to do basically the same thing with a tiny extension and/ or … Continue reading

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New ELT articles and classroom handouts January 2012

Not a bad batch this month, though I say so myself… Articles Fun classroom activities for ordinal numbers – LINK FIXED Functional language for IELTS Speaking – LINK FIXED How to practise Used to Worksheets IELTS Speaking Clarifying language Cambridge First Certificate … Continue reading

Posted in British and American English, BULATS, Cambridge First Certificate, clarifying, Email, English for Academic Purposes, IELTS Speaking, IELTS Writing, ordinal numbers, past tenses, Photocopiable worksheets, Technical English, Telephoning, unreal past, Used to | Leave a comment

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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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