Category Archives: Writing

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

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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 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

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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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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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New articles and worksheets Sept 2011

Classroom activities to practise planning and paragraphing – LINK FIXED How to teach FCE Use of English Part One What your students need to know about BULATS Writing Part One – LINK FIXED Fun activities for the second conditional Checklist for schools … Continue reading

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Writing worksheets polished up

These ones needed so much work that adding PDF files was just the half of it… Writing games and other worksheets Including loads of emailing and a surprising amount of speaking.

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An even quicker way of marking student writing

Having scrapped the marking code a while ago, I recently took it one step further with the aim of saving me time and making them do the work in order to help them think about their own writing and develop … Continue reading

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BULATS Writing worksheets

I’ve put up five new ones, and my other BULATS link page is getting to be such a mess I thought I’d better put the writing ones together here. Mainly also useable for business writing classes and adaptable for other … Continue reading

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Can emailing really be fun? Part Two

Emailing in English is a very important skill for most students, as there are many more people who read and send loads of emails in L2 than there are people who spend most of the day in English language meetings. The … Continue reading

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