Posted on Feb 9 2016 - 4:25am by Zdenda
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Most of teachers do not read research papers. There are several reasons for this. First, many teachers do not have enough time to study. Second, these papers are usually pretty difficult to read and understand. And third, they contain a lot of statistics and language teachers are not very good with numbers. To be honest, I love language teaching research. I try to...

The vast majority of people consider comparatives and superlatives in English easy. They usually have no problems with their formation and as there are very few exceptions, they master this grammar point pretty quickly. However, it is still a good idea to have a few interesting activities up your sleeve to teach this well. You can find the basic explanation and infographic...

After teaching for fifteen years, it seems that it does not matter how much and well the teacher teaches, it is the student who must learn. I have already published many methods of teaching irregular verbs. There are posts on teaching irregular verbs with a rap song, there are posts with many games and stories where the irregular verbs are used in context. And the...

Posted on Jan 28 2016 - 7:46am by Zdenda
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Irregular verbs are the most important and at the same time for many students the most difficult part of learning English. These verbs are very common and if students learn them, their English improves radically. But they have to learn them! Therefore, any activity that makes the learning easier and more fun is welcome. Recently Svetlana Kandybovich published a great...

Posted on Jan 26 2016 - 8:46am by Zdenda
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In this post, I am going to offer you materials to teach the BREAK and GIVE collocations. This post is different in one aspect, though. This time, I will give you a series of pictures which you can download and combine into your own worksheets. The advantages of this approach are obvious. You can decide what you are going to teach and what materials you will use....

Posted on Jan 22 2016 - 8:16am by Zdenda
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To express purpose in English, we use various conjunctions. For example, you can use to, so that, that´s why or for. In this post, you will find several activities which can be used to teach the usage of the conjunctions so that, to and for. To help you with teaching these conjunctions we offer: three games to practise the conjunctions, a video based on BBClearningEnglish.com...

Together with Fluency MC we have already published several interesting posts. In our latest post, we tried to help you teach 16 phrases with GET. And this time, there are 16 more. All the phrases come from the song by Fluency MC called GET A LIFE. And as the song contains many more phrases with GET there will be some more posts soon. ADVERT: In this post, there is...

After reviewing the book 50 Ways to Teach Grammar, I was contacted by the editor of the series and she offered me a book of my choice for free. I chose the book 50 Ways to Teach Speaking by Janine Sepulveda. Here is a short review of the book. The book is cheap and short. It costs only $0.99 and it has 16 pages. The activities are briefly and clearly described. Therefore,...

Posted on Jan 15 2016 - 5:06am by Zdenda
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Together with Fluency MC, we have already published several posts. You can find here four posts on irregular verbs and two posts on collocations with the verb HAVE. Fluency MC always comes with a great rap song and I create a mind map and several activities to accompany it. And this time, he came with a song featuring phrases with GET. ADVERT: In this post, there...

When I published my last post on teaching English with poetry, it was just for fun. The poem was a joke and it was presented in the competition called Britain’s got Talent. It was very motivating for teenagers and I used it to teach some vocabulary. This post is different. This time, I am going to use a poem by a real, acknowledged poet Michael Rosen. I love...