After ten years of offering thousands of articles, teaching tips and classroom materials for free, I’ve finally come up with a whole book worth of material that I think is worth paying for. As well as being a useful book for students and a good guide to effective self-study materials that could easily be copied for other language points, buying a copy would help me cut down on my teaching hours a little and spend more time on writing and publishing my stuff again. Things I could do with that time include:

–       Finish off and get up some of the hundreds of unpublished worksheets and articles waiting on my hard disk

–       Polish up the materials already on here (including adding more of those answer keys that people always ask for…)

–       Provide more useful links to other people’s stuff

–       Write some more e-books for teachers and students (including collections of all my materials on one language point in one pdf per point, for much easier downloading, printing and saving)

Votes on how I could most usefully use my time below please!


If you feel that under two pounds isn’t enough for a lifetime supply of teaching ideas and materials or would like to use the materials with whole classes of students, there is a class copy for just under four pounds – and ordering multiple copies is of course very welcome! If you can’t afford to contribute at the moment or already have a copy, please share a link to the e-book and or your favourite pages on this site with as many people as you can.



  1. Nivedita Bedadur says:

    I am from India, and I would like to know more about your book. The activities on your blog are in line with my philosophy and teaching style. So if you could describe the contents of your book I would be happy to invest in it.
    Thanks and regards

  2. alexcase says:

    Thanks for the nice message and sorry for my late reply – I was polishing the book up a little.

    There’s a full description of the book and the reasons behind it if you click on the link above, plus there are these two articles I wrote at the same time:

  3. Orlin Mehl says:

    Suggest you work on your website site and spend less time and writing messages degrading other Esl websites. All the negative things you are saying about other sites can easily be said about YOUR organization. That is my opinion. But all, the negative crap you are generating can certainly apply to you and yours and you usually state that your negative comments are your OPINION without any proof

  4. alexcase says:

    Thanks for your comment, but it’s quite ironic that you are attacking me by saying that I need to spend more time on my blog on the page that says I would like to spend more time on my blog. Also, you attack me for not providing evidence while not even providing examples of the “negative crap” that you are talking about. Would you care to explain more what you are talking about?

  5. Tom says:

    Yo Alex, please can you set up a link for Google Wallet, or enable an alternative way to pay? I wanna make a donation to you because I use your website for materials daily. I hate paypal.

  6. alexcase says:

    Hi Tom
    Feeling totally understood, but in this case you can actually pay with a normal credit card, just through the Pay Pal system. I will look into Google Wallet though (I’d literally never heard of it).

  7. Amr Hassan says:

    Hi Sirs,
    im Amr Hassan ( Managing Director )
    We Are Egyptian Houses for publishing and Distribution,
    that we are seeking to get some
    details for the middle level of ELT publishers in Greece and UK ,
    like their web sites or links .
    thanks and wait your reply .
    Amr Hassan ,
    (Managing Director)
    Egyptian Houses for publishing.

  8. David Munro says:

    Hi Alex,
    Happy New Year! Just wanted to let you know how much I’ve appreciated your blog. I’m just getting back into full time teaching, and your materials have been real timesavers and lifesavers! Thanks again and all the best.


  9. alexcase says:

    Thanks David. Spread the word!

  10. Mark Evans says:

    I am a fellow lifer and want to get my “life’s work” published. I would like to say a huge thank you for the list of publishers. I am mailing them one by one! Also, if you have any tips, please share them!

  11. alexcase says:

    I have many! There is a list of articles on the topic in the articles section, and many more posts you can get to by clicking on the ELT Publishing category. Have just added links to them to the bottom of the list of publishers post.

  12. John BK Debnath says:

    I’ve just posted this to another page….I don’t mind purchasing as long as I can do it quickly, I’m not loaded with cash but I feel that you DO need support for doing all that you have….HELP!

    Dear Alex, thank you for making all these games available. I especially thought the Word plus prepositon would be a great game but…

    Please, please, please….I can’t find the instructions anywhere, also not in the link posted under the game:

    HELP!!! I’m on a CELTA training course and I handed this game in as Freer Practice for my assignment ‘Focus on the Learner’ but I need to resubmit because the rules were missing. I tried figuring out the rules for myself; the original rules for SNAP are much too complicated for an Upper Intermediate level.

    Thanks in advance really hope you can get back to me on time to rer-submit my assignment.

    cheers, John

  13. alexcase says:

    Hi John

    Thanks for your comments. Just replied to your comment on the post in question.

  14. S. Berkel says:

    Thank you for all your great ideas, I’ve opted to buy your British English Idioms but would have rather had a complete packet of all your grammar activities bundled in one pdf available for download. I’ll just have to drop in more often I think. 🙂

  15. alexcase says:

    Thanks for the comment. If I can ever make enough money from my telephoning book, one of the plans is indeed to make some grammar activity books, one of about 12 books I have half ready. British Idioms book is unfortunately not mine though…

  16. Helen says:

    Hi Alex,

    Have just revisited your website with a ‘new hat’ on. Have previously used much of your stuff when I was teaching IELTS prep, and found it great. I am now involved with writing an Academic English course, and would love to incorporate some of your material. I couldn’t see anything about copyright/attributions on your site. What is is your policy?


  17. alexcase says:

    Hi Helen

    Thanks for the nice feedback.

    That’s fine, as long as it isn’t put up on a publically-accessible website. Please add a message like “taken with permission from” or “adapted from“. Note that only applies to stuff that is actually here on WordPress, you’d have to contact about my stuff that is up on there but linked to from here.

  18. alexcase says:

    And if you’re benefitting financially, spreading the love by buying a few copies of my book would be much appreciated…

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