Category Archives: Vocabulary

New positive and negative connotations PDFs and teaching tips

Not much more to say about this, it’s all in the title and in the article and worksheets, here:

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New jobs vocabulary page

I’ve published a stack of PDFs on names of jobs over the years, so not sure how I never thought of making a page of worksheets on the topic before, but here it finally is: Jobs vocabulary page – NEW … Continue reading

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New describing objects page

Put up a new worksheet on “How long is it?”, “What does it look like?” etc and then realised there was no page on the topic. So now there is one, with links to related stuff on colours, materials, etc: … Continue reading

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Lots of new British and American English resources

Over the last few months I’ve put up articles on teaching UK and US grammar, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation, numbers, body language and gestures, dates and times, and functional language, plus carefully collated lists of the important vocabulary differences to teach … Continue reading

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Emotions vocabulary page much expanded

New article, many new worksheets and flashcards, plus new links to songs and stories here: Feelings vocabulary index page

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Lots of new country and nationality word activities

New article on the topic: How to teach country and nationality words – NEW and many of those ideas also available as photocopiable worksheets on my page on the topic, including a few new ones and with more coming soon: … Continue reading

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New teaching acronyms and other abbreviations resources

Two new articles with many teaching ideas and a few photocopiable examples on two brand new pages on the topic: Abbreviations games/ worksheets page – NEW PAGE Acronyms games/ worksheets – NEW PAGE

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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

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Two nice new activities for mixed future tenses

Along with the fact the authors have done boring stuff like workbooks so I don’t have to, what I most like about teaching with textbooks is the challenge of trying to come up with activities to tie together with whatever … Continue reading

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Using video to practise specific language points

Updated 9 March 2017 Been inspired by TEFL star Vicki Hollett’s blog carnival on the topic of video in ELT to finally put together a list of my many articles and worksheets on the topic in a more accessible way, including … Continue reading

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