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Videos to Teach the Past Simple Tense

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: the affirmative sentences of regular verbs.the affirmative sentences of irregular verbs.the negative sentences of regular verbs.questions.and short answers All these grammatical…

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Five Short Grammar Videos

Grammar is very important. But grammar revision is often boring. 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 order with adverbs of frequency and comparatives and…

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Graded Reader

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…

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Numbers 1-10

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…

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Past simple – speaking activities

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…

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Two more Microsoft Word Macros

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…

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Present simple – Trivia Quiz

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. Print the following worksheet and cut it in…

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Present simple and present continuous

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. Here I will share a…

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Adverbs of Frequency – Word Order

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.…

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Present perfect vs. Past simple – new activities

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. In this post, you will find a presentation in which I try to explain the difference…

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Two Simple Online Tools to Teach English

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. Moreover, both of the tools can be easily adjusted to your needs.…

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Free Speed Reading App

Unfortunately students don't like reading. And what is even worse, they hate re-reading. It is next to impossible to make them re-read an article . They will complain, they will pretend or they will go to the toilet, but the majority won't read the text again. Therefore I was surprised when I found a…

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