Category Archives: British and American English

Two nice new British and American English activities

It had been well over a year since I’d posted anything new on my worksheets page on UK and US English, but made up for lost time with this double whammy. The first idea was one I came up with … 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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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  – LINK FIXED Worksheets IELTS Speaking Clarifying language Cambridge … Continue reading

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What I just learnt about American English

Or should that be “What I’ve just learnt about American English”? I get confused after 6 years living in East Asia and reading the International Herald Tribune (I’ll never go back to the Guardian again!) every day. Still, good to … Continue reading

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Surprising things about British and American English

I’ve been reading through the new Cambridge Grammar of English. Not something I usually do for pleasure (honestly!), but got a free copy for reviews and so felt like I ought to examine at least some parts in detail- … Continue reading

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