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How in questions

The word "HOW" is one of the most productive words in English. It helps us create meaningful questions and sentences. The word "HOW" combines with many other words to create these questions. In this post I try to introduce the basic phrases "How much", "How many", "How often", "How well", "How long", "How far"…

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Negative prefixes – games

Negative prefixes are very productive. It seems that if you learn these then you might be able to create countless English words. However, it is not enough to learn only the prefixes. As each word has its own prefix and there are just a few rules you have to learn the whole words. Knowing…

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Battle of Hastings

This material is a demonstration of the approach called CLIL. In CLIL You learn the content and thus you learn the language. However, experimenting a bit with the approach I like to do this a bit differently. First, I introduce the vocabulary through the mind map, then I present the text (this time in…

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Phrasal verbs – Fred and Betty

Phrasal verbs are always difficult to learn. Even though they consist of two or three tiny words, which are easy to remember themselves, they can create so many different combinations that students quickly become totally confused. Moreover, the meaning of the phrasal verb cannot be deduced from its parts. Therefore the students do not…

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Clothes vocabulary – elementary

Clothes vocabulary is useful and quite easy to learn. Here you will find a video introducing the correct pronunciation (American English) of the words. Watch the video and repeat. In the second part of the video you should say the words yourself. Then there is a mind map introducing the new words. You can…

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Furniture vocabulary

Furniture vocabulary is one of the easy areas for learners of English. However, I think that it never hurts if the students experience some success. In this post, there is a video with all the words, an infographic and three games to practise the vocabulary. Start your lesson with the vocabulary film. Listen and…

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Personal qualities

Students often find the vocabulary for personal qualities really difficult to learn and understand. Here I try to present the vocabulary in a slightly different way and give the students a chance to practise the personal qualities in games. Advertisement: [showmyads] Start your learning with this video. Repeat the words with a native (American)…

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Food – elementary vocabulary

Food, glorious food ... Food is one of the most important vocabulary areas to teach. You can teach about 30 different vocabulary items connected with food in this post. There are several activities to use: an infographic, a video and an online quiz. First you can introduce and teach the vocabulary using the following…

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