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Finally, Easter is here. I have been looking for this holiday for weeks and it has arrived. I am really happy. Last year I and Lynne Blackburn devoted a lot of time to our project called ELM (English Learning Magazine.) We created a full 14 page long magazine about Easter. The magazine contains two articles about Easter traditions in Great Britain and in the Czech...

To say dates in English is quite simple. However, as there are two ways to do this, students often get confused and mix both of them together. I hope that this post will help them clarify this extremely important area. Dates – mind map To be able to say dates in English correctly, it is necessary to know the ordinal numbers. Most of the ordinal numbers are...

Here we go at last! This is the last chapter of the story Two Dates. Are you curious what will happen to Alan, Martha and Bruce. I hope that the ending of the story will surprise you at least a bit and that you will like it. So, what are you waiting for? Start with the mind map and revive what happened in the previous parts of the story Two Dates. Then translate the...

Have you been wondering what the big shock for Alan was? The story continues here. Once again you can learn 16 new words and practise them in a game. Then you can check your comprehension with a mind map which once again serves as a worksheet too. The next chapter of the story Two Dates will be the last one, so do not miss it. It will be published on Wednesday 2nd...

The first chapter of the story Two Dates proved to be quite popular. The story will have 4 chapters in all. Here is the second one. Two Dates – Mind map Here is a mind map for the second chapter of the story Two Dates. In my opinion the ideal way to proceed with this post is to learn the vocabulary first. Print out the mind map and then complete the Vocabulary...

I don’t know whether anyone will be interested in this mini series called Two Dates. However, as all the research shows that extensive reading helps students improve their English I put it here. There is a short story cut into four parts and a mind map which can serve as a comprehension worksheet. Moreover, you can learn the vocabulary from the worksheet and there...

In this post you should learn to read and write numbers in English. To help you with this I have created a simple graphical presentation and three games. I hope you will find them useful and that it will help you learn English better. Numbers – Mindmap Have a look at the graphic and read the instructions how to read and write the numbers. Each explanation...

My friend keeps asking me whether there is a logical way to see if he should use DO or MAKE. I always told him that there is not and that he should learn the phrases by heart. However, when he asked me for the third time I sat down and created a logical division for him. It is not foolproof but it is better than nothing. So I hope you will find it useful too. Make...

In my opinion Plants are one of the worst covered vocabulary topics in ELT. That is why, I have created the following post. There is a pictionary with all the words, a mind map, a video and four games to practise the vocabulary. I hope you will find these words useful. Plants – vocabulary video Here is a video with the words and their pronunciation. Advert: Plants...

Many people think that the topic animals is suitable only for children. Thus the learners learn the names of twenty animals when they are young and they think it is enough. However, intermediate students need to know more animals than the twenty they learnt as children. That is why I have created the following post. Here the intermediate students can practise what...