Students often learn just one piece of grammar in a lesson. Most of them master that day’s subject and move on to the next. But, when the time for revision comes, they often don’t remember what they’ve learnt. For example, two weeks ago my class encountered an exercise in which several tenses were revised. First, they demanded that I re-explain the...

As I wrote before, irregular verbs are the most important thing for all students of English to learn. However, it is not easy to master them. That is why Fluency and I started to collaborate on a series of posts that deal with teaching just the irregular verbs. ADVERT: In this post we are going to introduce another set of 15 verbs. To learn them there is a song,...

In my opinion, irregular verbs are the most important thing one has to learn in English. Therefore, it is absolutely essential that students know them. However, teaching them is not easy. There are no rules, and the number of new words that students manage to commit to memory is quite low. Thus the teaching materials have to be interesting enough that students would...

I have already published 10 posts on teaching irregular verbs. You can see the list of the posts down here: Irregular verbs again Irregular verbs again 2 Irregular verbs – third time lucky? Irregular verbs in context 1 Irregular verbs straightforward ADVERT: Irregular verbs straightforward #2 Irregular verbs straightforward #3 Teach 9 irregular verbs in one lesson Irregular...

Students often hesitate over whether they should use an adverb or an adjective in a sentence. And to be honest, I did not make it much easier for them with my explanations. So I decided to buckle down to work and create a simple system which will work for my students. Here is the final result. I have created an infographic which helps the students decide what form...

This is the second post in which engames.eu has joined forces with Fluency MC to provide materials for teaching collocations with the verb HAVE. In this post we teach the collocations from the second part of Jason’s rap song. ADVERT: In this post you will find the song, an infographic, two interactive quizzes and a game. We hope you will find the post interesting...

Jason R. Levine produces some of the best videos for teaching and learning English online. You probably know his super famous rap on irregular verbs. However, for this post we agreed to create materials for another one of his videos. You will find materials here for his video on collocations with the verb HAVE. ADVERT: In the post you can find the following activities:...

Most placement tests are for adults. There are few placement tests for young students. Thus, when a teacher tries to test his or her students’ proficiency in English using a standard placement test, the students quickly become discouraged because they don’t understand anything. Then the final results tell you nothing about the students´ knowledge. This placement...

Questions with the verbs WAS and WERE are among the most common in English. Therefore it is vital for students to learn these questions well. They have to be able to form them, understand them and answer them. To help you teach these types of questions, I have included the following activities in this post: an infographic explaining the grammar, a worksheet, a motivational...

I like teaching prepositions of place. I can use the Cuisenaire rods, and my students can be creative in many ways and use English a lot. Here I would like to share the activities I use to teach prepositions of place. In this post you can find the following activities: a mind map, an infographic, a worksheet and online exercises. First, I introduce the prepositions...