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Century-old tourist hotspots come to life in incredible colour photochrome pics

Century-old tourist hotspots come to life in incredible colour photochrome pics | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it

Hundreds of images were painstakingly transferred from black and white negatives to colour pictures
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Eight Ways to Use Video With English-Language Learners

Eight Ways to Use Video With English-Language Learners | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it
Authors Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski share some practical tips that are aligned to Common Core State Standards for ELA K-6. They include critical pedagogy and using technology to dub new audio into existing video.
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Adapting ‘roll and move’ games

Adapting ‘roll and move’ games | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it
When you look online for grammar or vocabulary board games you often find simple 'roll and move' games. This post will look at ways we can expand this style of board game to make it more fun and a better tool for language acquisition. As an example I made a game board to practise the…
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Presentations | Business English Pod :: Learn Business English Online

Presentations | Business English Pod :: Learn Business English Online | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it
Business English Pod :: Learn Business English Online | Business English Lessons for Presentations and Presenting in English
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Presenting Convincing Arguments in Business Presentations

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IATEFL 2016 Materials Writing SIG PCE – Print VS. Digital; is it really a competition? (1)

IATEFL 2016 Materials Writing SIG PCE – Print VS. Digital; is it really a competition? (1) | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it
Having got up at 05.15, got a train at 07.18, negotiated Birmimgham New Street station (I'm going to walk - I'm already lost - right, where are the taxis?!), registered, been rescued by Sandy Millin (as ever!) I am now ready for MaWSIG PCE part 1. For those who don't know about MaW SIG: Rachael…
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Vocabulary gap-fills: from testing _____ teaching

Vocabulary gap-fills: from testing _____ teaching | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it
Philip Kerr is a teacher trainer and materials writer with over 30 years of experience in ELT. He lives in Vienna where he is part of the team that has developed the Oxford English Vocabulary Trainer. He joins us today to explore the ________ of gap-fills. The potential of gap-fills When it comes to vocabulary…
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Dictaphrase: A Listening Comprehension Activity

Dictaphrase: A Listening Comprehension Activity | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it
I have a group of students in my listening class this term who are doing well on assessments and in general on classwork. They seem to understand the mini-lectures they listen to. However, I’…
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14 extended speaking tasks (TEFLtastic classics Part One)

14 extended speaking tasks (TEFLtastic classics Part One) | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it
Activities in which one student speaks while others listen carefully - something that is at least as important as more interactive tasks like roleplays, especially from Intermediate level. Most wor...
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11 great English language song lyrics

11 great English language song lyrics | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it
Listening to music can help learners with their pronunciation and vocabulary, so here are 11 songs with great lyrics to help with your English skills.
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7 ESL Video Activities That Your Students Will Love

7 ESL Video Activities That Your Students Will Love | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it
Hit the lights and press "play" -- it's officially movie time in your ESL classroom! Here are 7 ESL video activities that will get your students talking.
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15 Ways a Screen Recorder can Help you in your English Classes

15 Ways a Screen Recorder can Help you in your English Classes | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it
Today I want to share with you an amazing screen recording tool Screencast-o-matic, which has a lot of potential to teach and learn English.

Hey! Wait! I know, you are not tech-savvy. You don’t need to be. Trust me. When you finish reading this post, I’m sure you will be willing to give it a go .
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EFL/ESL speaking lessons - Making offers in English

EFL/ESL speaking lessons - Making offers in English | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it
Speaking English. English functions. Learn how to make offers in English
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8 fun ways to practise presentations!

8 fun ways to practise presentations! | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it
Every day, people find themselves in the tricky situation of presenting to an audience.  Stakes are often high with not only the individual’s but also the organisation’s risk at stake.  Presentations serve a multitude of purposes: to instruct or persuade the audience, to relay (un)pleasant news, propose a course of action or perhaps help influence…
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101 Thematic Crossword Puzzles for Learners of English

101 Thematic Crossword Puzzles for Learners of English | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it
Last summer I published a couple of books of crosswords but found the whole process to be rather frustrating (and long!). So, having created a lot more crosswords in the meantime for this blog and for my students,
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Dear My Sixteen-Year-Old Self – A Guest Lesson by Mandeep Locham

Dear My Sixteen-Year-Old Self – A Guest Lesson by Mandeep Locham | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it
This class begins with a general discussion on what advice would be useful to give to a typical 16 year old before continuing with a reading that looks at the advice a famous author gave himself. The last part of the class gives the students an opportunity to personalize the activity and write to themselves.
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Narrow Reading, learner autonomy, and Web-quests: Homework Using Thinglink

Narrow Reading, learner autonomy, and Web-quests: Homework Using Thinglink | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it
A designer Lessons ESL lesson idea developed by George Chilton Hello! It's been a while (understatement) since I posted anything here, and I've been getting itchy fingers. You may have been wondering where all the lessons have gone. Hmm. Well, you'll currently find me in Medellín, Colombia - where I am teaching, translating, drinking aguardiente, and…
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10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it
10 Team-Building Games That Promote Critical Thinking by TeachThought Staff One of education's primary goals is to groom the next generation o
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New small talk games/ worksheets page

New small talk games/ worksheets page | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it
My Business English students often complain that the most difficult part of using English in their jobs is not making presentations or chairing meetings but the networking, chatting and bumping into people in the lift that can happen before and afterwards. There are also lots of cultural issues involved in starting and ending conversations, getting down to…
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Using picture tasks to develop spontaneous talk - A low effort / high impact teaching sequence

Using picture tasks to develop spontaneous talk - A low effort / high impact teaching sequence | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it
Please note: This post was written in collaboration with Steve Smith of www.frenchteacher.net with whom I am co-authoring the 'MFL teacher's toolkit' (to be published in the...
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