Using Pictures to Teach English

"He must be joking!" I thought. I was shocked but I kept quiet. My friend Jane didn´t. "Why the hell should I throw all my work away?" she asked. We went silent and expected that Jane will be punished. But the teacher was unfazed. "Yes, throw the pictures into the rubbish bin. They are…

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4 TEFL Speaking Activities

We live and teach in the communicative era. However, the textbooks offer very few speaking activities where students could practise the language they have learnt. That is why I decided to share several speaking activities with you. In this post there are two speaking activities to practise describing a house using the phrases THERE…

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Four EFL Speaking Activities that Work

Speaking activities should be the core of the communicative approach. However, there are many textbooks that come with very few exercises to practise this skill. And then you have to create your own. To save your time and energy I will share four speaking activities that worked very well in my classes. The first…

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10 Speaking Activities

I have always wanted to be a writer. Ever since I was ten I dreamt of publishing a book. And on Saturday, thirty years later I did it. I published a book called 444 Grammar Conversations. This book is for teachers of English to have a set of questions they can use to practise…

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Four speaking activities

In this post, I would like to share four speaking activities that worked very well in my classes. There are two games to practise comparatives and superlatives and two activities to practise describing people. The first two activities help your students practise the usage of comparatives and superlatives. The first one is a simple…

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Present continuous tense speaking

Speaking activities are one of the most popular teaching activities. Students usually like them and they are very useful. However, there are not many speaking activities around. That is the reason why I created several dealing with present continuous tense. ADVERT: [showmyads] In this post, you can find a worksheet with three different speaking…

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School subjects – speaking activities

Speaking activities are the most important component of English courses using communicative approach. However, it is very difficult to find quality speaking activities that would work. That is why I would like to publish a speaking activity here once a week. All the activities will be based on the recommendations given by Keith S.…

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