Category Archives: Usingenglish

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Don’t know if I should feel proud, embarrassed, apologetic or whatever about churning out so many, but seems like a number worth marking anyway, especially since it coincides with a change in technology that made it possible to see the number for … Continue reading

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New TEFL articles September 2010

I’ve linked to some of these already, but thought I may as well put the month’s supply together Video tasks for specific language points How to teach phonics with simple picture flashcards Classroom language for teaching pronunciation Pronunciation changes in … Continue reading

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Using videos to practise future tenses

Just published an article on the topic on Fun video tasks for practise future tenses and conditionals and have some worksheets right here for same said point: Mr Bean The Exam (going to and will for predictions) Pingu Will … Continue reading

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The TEFL Why Oh Why series

I’m thinking of continuing my series of articles based on the conversational strategies of young kids (continually asking why), so have listed the ones so far here to remind myself and get some feedback before I start on the next one: … Continue reading

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My football and World Cup teaching ideas

If you’ve seen my Xmas teaching ideas and worksheets on UsingEnglish, this is similar but for the “international festival of football”, with lots of ideas of how to tie the topic into the things that are already in your textbook … Continue reading

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(T)EFL football links

After yesterday’s England match I’ll be avoiding the World Cup in class, in conversation and on TV at least until we are out of it (shouldn’t be long!), but here is the list of links I came up with in … Continue reading

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New stuff

The EFL Dictionary of Football is up to I and still lots of fun- get involved and add your own favourite idioms (“nutmeg” is already in, but haven’t decided about “park the bus” yet) Other worksheets and articles: Classroom language for … Continue reading

Posted in Classroom management, Discipline in the classroom, English through craftwork, pelmanism, Prepositions, sports vocabulary, Teaching young learners, Usingenglish | Tagged , | 1 Comment

World Cup bonanza on

Or at least there will be a flurry of teaching ideas and worksheets when I get Part One out of the way, which is an EFL Dictionary of Football Words and Expressions. I partly got stuck on this because I hadn’t realised … Continue reading

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New TEFL articles and ideas April 2010

Might’ve listed the ones nearer the bottom before, but been a while since I’ve done one of these updates, so maybe not: 15 no prep games with just little scraps of paper 15 zero prep games with (whole) sheets of … Continue reading

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When needs analysis goes wrong

I don’t mean when they find nothing to say about their needs (I’ve got it set up so that it’s useful as a language task even when it is not as a needs analysis). What I’m talking about here is … Continue reading

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