Speaking activities are the best thing in teaching and learning a foreign language. However, students sometimes run out of ideas about what they should say or the language they use is far from the one we try to teach them. To solve the problem, I designed the CARD SPEAKING activity.(more…)
Category: Elementary, English games, Speaking activities
Recently I have created a set of videos to teach the past simple tense in English. There is a video that helps students learn to form the past tense in the following situations:(more…)
Textbooks often don´t offer enough speaking practice.
If the book is good it gives you two speaking activities per unit and nothing more.
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 past simple tense. In these activities, your students will use regular verbs, irregular verbs and questions in the past simple tense.(more…)
Do your students struggle with the past simple tense?
Do you want to make your teaching more effective and fun?(more…)
Grammar is very important.
But grammar revision is often boring.(more…)
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 :-).(more…)
Category: Elementary, English Vocabulary
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.(more…)
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.(more…)
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.(more…)
Play with your students this board game to practise the verb CAN. Students play the game and practice the grammar.
Category: Elementary, English games, Grammar
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.(more…)
In this post, I would like to share the materials I have created recently to teach the verb HAVE GOT.(more…)
The aim of this activity is to expose your students to the grammar I am going to teach (in this case it is the present simple tense). Moreover, this activity adds a lot of listening comprehension as the students have to understand and answer the questions.(more…)
The aim of this post is to give you a set of materials to help you teach the difference between the present simple and continuous tenses. You can find several other resources on this topic here and here. Moreover, there is a great video by BBC called Grammar Gameshow.(more…)
In this text I suggest a method of teaching speaking and I explain why it should be done in this way.
Lesson preparation can take a lot of time. Here you will find two Microsoft Macros that will save some time for you.
Here I hope to teach my students tell the time in English using both digital and analogue clocks.
This set of materials contains two videos, two speaking activities and a graphic organiser.
Master Yoda never bothered with the word order. But when my young padawans do the same I am not really happy. I yearn for a lightsaber precision.
Especially adverbs of frequency should go in the right places. So here I would like to share a set of materials to help you teach this grammar.(more…)
The present perfect tense is one of the most difficult tenses for my students. Therefore, I have spent a lot of time creating various materials to teach this tense. To save your time, I share the materials here.(more…)
Grammar Pac and Dictate are two online tools which help me teach English. Both of these tools are online and they are made for interactive whiteboards. Both of them provide a simple way to practise the things which have already been taught.(more…)