In this post I would like to share with you the best activities I know to teach the present simple tense. To achieve this, I will recycle some of the materials I have already and shared here. However, there are several new materials (for example the infographic) which I designed just for this post. ADVERT: I hope you find these materials useful and you will use...

Posted on May 11 2016 - 3:52am by Zdenda
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For students who do not use articles in their mother tongue it is incredibly difficult to learn to use them correctly in English. In fact, it is very difficult to teach them use the articles at all. That is why I often spend a lot of time teaching definite and indefinite articles in English. In this post I will sum up the materials and experience I have gathered to...

Posted on May 9 2016 - 8:08am by Zdenda
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Elementary students are taught that there is very little difference between the words MUST and HAVE TO. Little as it may be, it exists. And in this post I would like to give you several rules which will help you decide which one is better in the given sentence. ADVERT: In this short post you will find an infographic, two online quizzes and a worksheet. The common...

Posted on Apr 30 2016 - 6:54pm by Zdenda
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Posted on Apr 26 2016 - 4:10am by Zdenda
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In this post I would like to offer you several activities to teach Clothes vocabulary. Here, I will concentrate on teaching the following 15 pieces of clothes: a jacket, a dress, a coat, shorts, trainers, boots, shoes, trousers, a skirt, a shirt, a T-shirt, a hat, a cap, a tie and a jumper. This selection is based upon the textbook Project 1 (third edition). To help...

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 activity is called Draw the Picture and I was really...

In my previous post I offered several resources to teach the difference between the present simple and present continuous tenses. There are several exercises and games including an infographic. But, as my students complained that the infographic was not that helpful I created a new one. Advert: In this post there is an infographic explaining the usage of the two...

Sometimes it is very difficult for students to decide whether they should use the present simple or the present continuous tense. To help them decide correctly, I will share several activities with you. These activities make it clear which tense the students should use and how to form it. ADVERT: In this post there are two comic stories and an accompanying worksheet....

Posted on Apr 7 2016 - 4:05am by Zdenda
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The following set of activities is for false beginners and elementary students of English. The aim of these activities is to practise the usage of the form be going to and reinforcing this form. Make a copy of the worksheet for each student. Make an extra copy of p.1 for each student, so that students have two copies each of exercises 1 and 2. ADVERT: 1. Display...

Recently I have spent quite a lot of time designing various speaking activities for my students. In this post I would like to share two speaking activities which help students practise the usage of the past continuous tense and of the modal verbs MUST, MUSTN´T and DON´T HAVE TO. I hope both of the activities will be useful. In the first activity, students cut the...