Textbooks often don´t offer enough speaking practice. If the book is good it gives you two speaking activities per unit and nothing more. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Then the teacher has to search high and low to find some more. To make the search shorter, I share three speaking activities you can use to practise the...

Do your students struggle with the past simple tense? Do you want to make your teaching more effective and fun? (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); So do I. I want to teach my students to form and use the past simple tense in English, but I have failed so many times that had got a bit desperate. When we learn the past tense of...

Posted on Dec 31 2021 - 2:19pm by Zdenda
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Grammar is very important. But grammar revision is often boring. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The following videos try to make this task more interesting. Here there are five short grammar videos to teach and revise several grammar points: verb to BE – short answers, past continuous tense, possessive case, word...

So this is Christmas. And once again I am looking for some interesting materials to use in my lessons. But I don’t want to recycle as the students often remember very well what we did last year or the year before. Lucky kids, as I can hardly remember what I did yesterday :-). That was why I decided to create a new set of materials for this Christmas. This...

Posted on Nov 29 2021 - 7:11pm by Zdenda
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What is the best way to practise English? There is no universal answer. If you need to practise speaking, speak. If you need to practise listening – listen. And if you want to practise reading – read. However, if you are not at the level to read a normal book, a graded reader is a superb alternative. You can read fluently and enjoy the story and thus...

Posted on Oct 4 2021 - 2:39pm by Zdenda
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Sometimes it is necessary to teach the very basics because students often believe that they know it, but they don’t. Numbers 1-10 are a typical example of superficial knowledge students often have. Even at a young age, they can count from one to ten, but once the numbers don’t go one after another, they are lost. In this post, I would like to share...

When I was teaching my classes online, we couldn’t practice speaking. We had to use Google Meet and the interaction was pretty limited. Once we returned to our classes I flooded my students with speaking activities. In this post, I would like to share the ones that I used to practise the past simple tense. Information Gap Download the worksheet below....

In my opinion, verb CAN is one of the easiest verbs to learn in English. Moreover, it behaves similarly in my students’ mother tongue so the transfer here helps. So I decided to make a board game to give my students a chance to speak and use this verb. However, once we played the game, I was shocked to find that the grammar is not so simple. But thanks to...

Posted on Dec 21 2020 - 9:29am by Zdenda
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Recently I wrote a post where I share two macros which help you make a simple vocabulary revision tests really quickly. You just type the list of words, run the macros and print the tests. In this post, I would like to share two more macros which you might find useful. The first one creates a simple A,B,C,D quiz and the other a matching exercise. (adsbygoogle...

In this post, I would like to share the materials I have created recently to teach the verb HAVE GOT. Presentations When I start a new grammar, it is most natural for me to start with a presentation and an explanation of the grammar. For the verb HAVE GOT I have created two presentations. In the first one, I explain the usage of the verb in affirmative and...