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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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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Have got – board game

Recently my colleague noticed that our textbook contains too few exercises to practise the verb HAVE GOT. To bridge this gap I decided to create a board game. A board game will allow my students practise the grammar in a fun way and this activity can be used repeatedly. Have got board game.pdfDownload [showmyads]…

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Magic Grammar Cards for Learners of English

Recently I introduced Magic Grammar Cards in my classes. These cards are extremely versatile, easy to prepare and simple to use. Moreover, I believe that they are a great way to revise grammar and they support independent learning. ADVERT: [showmyads] In the video below, you can see an example of the Magic Grammar Card…

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English Learning Magazine – free download

Six years ago, I spent a lot of time working on a magazine for learners of English. I managed to produce three issues. Today, I feel it is time to share them. ADVERT: [showmyads] The first issue is about sports. There are several vocabulary exercises where students can learn the names of various sports.…

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Three activities that worked very well this week

In this post, I would like to share three activities that stood out in my teaching this week. They worked very well and I think that my students learned a lot from them. I hope you will find them useful and entertaining, too. The first activity is a speaking activity where students use relative…

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Sentence Transformation

For some students, sentence transformation is the test they are really scared of. They feel that they cannot form the sentences correctly and often fail their exams just because they mess this part up. However, as a learner and teacher of English, I feel that this test is simple. I cannot help thinking that…

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Grammar Point – Irregular verbs #2

In my previous post I offered a set of materials to help you teach the 10 most frequent irregular verbs in English. Now, there are a couple of activities to teach, or if you are a student to learn, another set of 10 irregular verbs. We give you a set of activities to help…

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Irregular Verbs – Grammar Point

Recently I published a post on irregular verbs which I am really proud of. In this post, there is an app which helps students learn the past tense of the 52 most frequent irregular verbs in English. Using the app, over 80% of my students managed to learn all the past tenses of the…

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Snake – Quiz Game Template

When I was a child, the Snake game was incredibly popular. Of course, that was a long time ago. The games have changed since but when I see how popular the game Slitherio (a new version of the Snake game) is, I believe children have not changed that much. And they might appreciate if…

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English with Youtubers – Niga Higa´s Draw Your Life

English with Youtubers? Are you joking!? Youtubers use horrible English and their stories are about nothing! They use F words all the time and they have no ethics! For example, the most popular Youtuber showed some anti-Jew messages on his channel. Simply put, these videos cannot be shown at schools! A few days ago…

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Questions in the Past Tense

I remember the times in my teaching career when I dreaded teaching questions. I especially hated the questions in the past simple tense. After my explanation, students got confused and they often failed to produce even the most basic questions. Fortunately, the situation has changed. Nowadays, I look forward to teaching this grammar. I…

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Personal Qualities vocabulary

In this post, you can learn the vocabulary to describe personal qualities. Here we will try to teach you the following words: sociable, friendly, sensitive, talkative, confident, ambitious, dull, cheerful, easygoing, loyal, honest, worried, modest, shy, sensible, hardworking. These words are quite useful, as you can speak about other people and describe them. ADVERT:…

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Food – learn the vocabulary

It is vital to learn the words for different kinds of food. If you know the words for different kinds of food, not only you will not die of hunger, but you will be able to choose the food you like. Therefore, it is worth learning these words. In this post, there is a…

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PowerPoint Quiz Template

PowerPoint is a very powerful tool for teachers. If you know how, you can create nearly anything. You can make teaching activities which look good and which interactive. In this way you can draw students' attention and involve them more. Moreover, PowerPoint is environmentally friendly and if you take your time, it looks really…

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English Punctuation

In this post, you can learn the words used for English punctuation. In this post, you can learn the words full stop, apostrophe, comma, hyphen, colon, dash, semicolon, brackets, question mark, slash, exclamation mark, quotation marks, capital letters, small letters, abbreviation and list. ADVERT: [showmyads] To help you learn the words, there is a…

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Four Methods of Revising Grammar and Vocabulary

"Why don´t they learn? It is horrible. I have to give him E. Why? What do I do wrong?" I was desperate. "All they had to do was to learn 25 words. And we learnt them at school. And  now they know nothing!! What more can I do?!" I wailed. "Be wise and revise," Joe…

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