The aim of this post is to give you a set of materials to help you teach the difference between the present simple and continuous tenses. You can find several other resources on this topic here and here. Moreover, there is a great video by BBC called Grammar Gameshow. Here I will share a presentation, a mind map, an online exercises and a worksheet that should...

Do you remember the last time you were speaking to a foreigner in your mother tongue? What problems did you encounter? What made the conversation difficult? I speak to foreigners every day and here are the reasons why our conversations in my mother tongue are difficult and not enjoyable (number 1 is the most important factor and number 5 the least important one): (adsbygoogle...

Everybody sometimes needs to save some time. We would like to spend more time with our family, friends or hobbies. But instead, we have to prepare teaching materials or tests. Many of the tasks the teachers do are repetitive and a computer might do them. But we often miss the ability to make the computer do what we want it to do. And those who can programme usually...

“Sir, can you tell me what the time is?” one of my students asks me.“There is the clock,” I answer and point to the clock on the wall near us.“Yes, I know, but could you tell me the time?”I grow a bit impatient. “It’s half past nine,” I try to finish the conversation quickly. I am not really sure if the student is...

Master Yoda never bothered with the word order. But when my young padawans do the same I am not really happy. I yearn for a lightsaber precision. Especially adverbs of frequency should go in the right places. So here I would like to share a set of materials to help you teach this grammar. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Generative...

The present perfect tense is one of the most difficult tenses for my students. Therefore, I have spent a lot of time creating various materials to teach this tense. To save your time, I share the materials here. In this post, you will find a presentation in which I try to explain the difference between the past simple and the present perfect tense. Then there...

Grammar Pac and Dictate are two online tools which help me teach English. Both of these tools are online and they are made for interactive whiteboards. Both of them provide a simple way to practise the things which have already been taught. Moreover, both of the tools can be easily adjusted to your needs. If you provide the necessary files I can make a version...

Posted on Oct 30 2019 - 1:35pm by Zdenda
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Unfortunately students don’t like reading. And what is even worse, they hate re-reading. It is next to impossible to make them re-read an article . They will complain, they will pretend or they will go to the toilet, but the majority won’t read the text again. Therefore I was surprised when I found a way to make my students re-read the same text...

I have not created a new infographic for quite some time. I have been pretty content using the materials here. But when I saw the materials for HOW MUCH, HOW MANY, LITTLE and FEW I realised that I would like to have something better. Therefore I created the following materials to help my students understand the grammar better. Infographic I love teaching grammar...

Posted on Sep 26 2019 - 3:40am by Zdenda
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During my summer holiday I spent some time creating these lovely boxes. Do you want to know what is inside? What is inside? I filled the boxes with Lego pieces. Recently I learnt that it is possible to buy used Lego bricks online and you can choose which bricks you want and how many you want. So I ordered the following set of bricks into each box. (adsbygoogle...