Posted on Mar 31 2017 - 4:07am by Zdenda
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In this post, you can learn the words connected with health and disease. Here we will try to teach you the following words: breathe, allergy, obesity, heart attack, depression, decrease, blind, asthma, infectious, disease, lead to, diabetes, increase, deaf, suffer from, dramatic. These words are really important because they can save your life one day. ADVERT: To...

Posted on Mar 25 2017 - 2:29pm by Zdenda
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In this post, you can learn the words used for English punctuation. In this post, you can learn the words full stop, apostrophe, comma, hyphen, colon, dash, semicolon, brackets, question mark, slash, exclamation mark, quotation marks, capital letters, small letters, abbreviation and list. ADVERT: To help you learn the words, there is a revolutionary method called...

Posted on Mar 23 2017 - 6:31pm by Zdenda
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“Why don´t they learn? It is horrible. I have to give him E. Why? What do I do wrong?” I was desperate. “All they had to do was to learn 25 words. And we learnt them at school. And  now they know nothing!! What more can I do?!” I wailed. “Be wise and revise,” Joe spoke. “Sorry?” I was surprised. Joe never commented,...

Posted on Mar 16 2017 - 7:36am by Zdenda
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Graded readers are believed to be extremely useful for learners of English. Many research reports show that learners improve substantially if they read a lot of simplified books. In this post, I would like to share a Graded Reader Comic. It is a Sherlock Holmes story called The Final Curtain. The comic is just six pages long and is suitable for elementary and pre-intermediate...

Posted on Mar 7 2017 - 4:34am by Zdenda
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Pictionaries are a powerful method of teaching new vocabulary. In pictionaries, you can see the word and its meaning at the same time, and thus it is easier to remember it. Moreover, good pictionaries are appealing and they attract learners to explore them. Therefore, it is a good idea to include them in your lessons. ADVERT: Unfortunately, pictionaries are not great...

Posted on Feb 21 2017 - 4:17am by Zdenda
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“He must be joking!” I thought. I was shocked but I kept quiet. My friend Jane didn´t. “Why the hell should I throw all my work away?” she asked. We went silent and expected that Jane will be punished. But the teacher was unfazed. “Yes, throw the pictures into the rubbish bin. They are completely useless.” “What? So why did...

Relative clauses are one of the few grammar points I have covered just once. It might have been caused by the fact that I have always considered this grammar easy to understand and explain. Therefore, I never needed several infographics to help me. So it took several years before I created another infographic and a worksheet. I hope you will like them and find them...

Posted on Jan 24 2017 - 4:29am by Zdenda
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The SVOMPT rule is the most important rule in English. As there are very few declinations in English, the word order rule is the one that keeps the sentences understandable. If you do not apply this rule, your sentences will make no sense. Unfortunately, there are very few textbook that teach this grammar explicitly. For example, I teach the textbooks Happy House,...

Posted on Jan 17 2017 - 7:18pm by Zdenda
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At Christmas I got and read a book by Christian Ankowitsch called Warum Einstein niemals Socken trug (Why Einstein Never Wore Socks). The author collects all the pieces of research that show how our physical behaviour influences our thinking. There are many interesting facts that you may find useful in your daily life. But can it help my students? ADVERT: Yes, it...

Speculating about the past is one of the few grammar points I have not covered yet. As I usually teach lower level students, and this grammar is for intermediate students, I haven´t felt it necessary to deal with it. However, now the time has come and I need this explanation for one of my students. I hope you will profit from it too. In this post, there are two infographics...