Graded Reader Comic – Sherlock Holmes The Final Curtain

Graded readers are believed to be extremely useful for learners of English. Many research reports show that learners improve substantially if they read a lot of simplified books. In this post, I would like to share a Graded Reader Comic. It is a Sherlock Holmes story called The Final Curtain. The comic is just…

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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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Teaching Vocabulary at School

Vocabulary is much more important than grammar. If you know the meaning of the words you can understand a text even without knowing the grammar. If you listen to a recording and you know the vocabulary, you will understand the meaning of the message. If you watch a video and understand the words, you…

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My First Mobile App

Mobile phones are bad! Students spend hours on mobile apps and they do not learn! What can we do about it? I tried to do something about it. I prepared a responsive website for my students to learn on their mobiles and ... they didn´t come. But then I created my first android app…

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Giving Directions in English

Giving directions in English is one of the most useful functions there is. Everyone understands that this is the function they are likely to use on the street, literally, and therefore the motivation is usually quite easy. To be able to give directions you need to learn a set of phrases which you later…

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How are you?

Yesterday English Through Music published an awesome song called "How are you?". As the song is easy to remember and sing, I contacted Jules and asked him for a permission to write a post around the song. He kindly agreed and here you can see the result. ADVERT: [showmyads] This post is mainly for…

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