In the issue 105 of English Teaching Professional there is a wonderful article by Chris Payne. It is called Plan V and it deals with vocabulary teaching. Chris explains that teachers should teach vocabulary every lesson, they should teach high frequency words and they should not teach semantic sets. He supports his arguments with research and the whole text is really...

Dictation is one of the best listening activities. To be able to write what you hear, you have to understand it and know the words. Once you can divide the stream of sounds into separate words, then you can understand it. And as dictation makes you do this, it is the best way to improve your listening skills. ADVERT: In this post there are three dictations. The...

Posted on Aug 17 2016 - 6:17am by Zdenda
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Irregular verbs in English are very important for students to learn. These verbs belong among the most frequent words in English and if you want to speak about your experience you cannot do without them. Therefore it is extremely important to give a lot of time to teaching and learning these verbs. To make the learning easier, teachers should offer interesting and...

Posted on Aug 9 2016 - 4:13am by Zdenda
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To win the book Grammar Up, you have to answer all the quizzes and write one comment to this site. There will be 10 quizzes and the competition finishes at 12:00 p.m. on 14th August 2016. Good Luck!!! ADVERT: ...

In this post I would like to share 7 online quizzes to practise the present simple tense. All the quizzes are in HTML 5, so you or your students can play them on their mobile phones. Moreover, if you have a website or a wordpress site, you can easily enter these exercise there by copying the code under the quizzes. ADVERT: In the first two quizzes, students can...

Posted on Jul 23 2016 - 4:56am by Zdenda
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This summer ENGAMES.EU prepared a quiz competition for teachers and learners of English. From 1st August 2016 to 14th August 2016 we will publish 10 quizzes where you can test your English. If you complete all the quizzes and write a reasonable comment (e.g. your opinion of the quizzes, a description of your holiday etc.) you will win the book Grammar Up!!! Each...

In this post, I would like to share the best activities I know to teach questions in the present simple tense. The aim of these fun activities is to help your students form the YES/NO questions and short answers correctly. I have used all these activities in my classes and they worked very well. ADVERT: In this post, you will find a game called Battleships to introduce...

Recently I published a post on Speed Reading. The post contains a game which you can play on your computer. However, most of my students have a smart phone but no internet connection. Therefore, it is much more effective to make a mobile phone app. Students just download it and use it all the time. That is why I tested the speed reading game and published...

Posted on Jul 12 2016 - 7:41am by Zdenda
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In English there are many words which have the same or very similar meaning. Words that have the similar meaning are called synonyms. In this post, I am going to present synonyms for the words DIFFICULT and HARD. In this post, there are two quizzes to practise the new vocabulary and an infographic explaining the meaning of the words. ADVERT: The words DIFFICULT...

Posted on Jul 9 2016 - 10:01am by Zdenda
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Forming questions is one of the most important things in English. Can you form questions? Try our quiz!!! There are ten questions to form. How good is your knowledge of grammar??? ADVERT: ...