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Spelling doesn't have to mean Test

Spelling doesn't have to mean Test | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Are bureaucrats dangerous? I want to tell you about how I adapted my advanced students’ favourite spelling activity for lower levels –all the way down to beginner.  The original activity called Thr...
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WHAT DO YOUR FLIMBIES SAY ABOUT THAT?

WHAT DO YOUR FLIMBIES SAY ABOUT THAT? | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
 "A bebble from the next torplet came up to the fence around their hucklid and pabt, ‘This is a very swilish tublem’… What do your flimbies say about that?" They smile at you, you smile back. For n...
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A Fun Writing Activity to Practise Giving Advice . Students in the limelight

A Fun Writing Activity to Practise Giving Advice . Students in the limelight | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Raise your hand if you have never had a problem!  Nobody??? Good! That's what I thought! Now, Raise your hand if you have never asked for advice!! I see !! OK ! Maybe some of you don't like to ask for advice!!
Ok folks !!! What's clear is that we all have problems and and when we ha
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Siti Noraisha Mohamed Senin's curator insight, April 29, 11:10 PM

This is a great idea in infusing character building while strengthening student's language and sentence building in a communicative situation. 

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, April 30, 6:53 PM

This is a fun way to get students involved in not only the writing process but also grammar.  The beautiful thing is they don't even know they're learning grammar because they are too busy giving advice and telling their classmates what to do.

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Infinitives

Infinitives | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Follow me on twitter @RobbioDobbio This is a lesson plan for intermediate students to practice different uses of the infinitive through games and conversation. You will need the lesson plan, studen...
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ESL Tutoring: an online tuition survey - Off2Class

ESL Tutoring: an online tuition survey - Off2Class | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Looking for ESL tutoring ideas? The Tutor pages have just released a survey of online tuition in the UK and there are some very interesting results!
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IATEFL Manchester 2015: Africa

IATEFL Manchester 2015: Africa | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
This was the first IATEFL where I saw talks which mentioned Africa at all. I know there must have been related talks at the previous conferences I was at, but they didn't cross my radar. This year ...
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Tic-Tac-Toe - Setting Discussion Goals

Tic-Tac-Toe - Setting Discussion Goals | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
This week I have been thinking about setting achievable goals for class discussions, so I turned to an old classroom favourite. Tic-Tac-Toe (also known as Noughts and Crosses) is a very versat...
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10 Top Tips for Presentations: EAP vs. BE

10 Top Tips for Presentations: EAP vs. BE | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Under the umbrella of English for Specific Purposes you will find Business English and Academic English. In both contexts, students are asked to give presentations. Have you ever wondered if there ...
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Shakespeare In Business – 10 Quotes That Could Be Applied In Modern Business | English with a Twist

Shakespeare In Business – 10 Quotes That Could Be Applied In Modern Business | English with a Twist | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
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Reflections of a Teacher and Learner: Quotes, Paraphrases and Moments from #IATEFL

Reflections of a Teacher and Learner: Quotes, Paraphrases and Moments from #IATEFL | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
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Bucket List: Conversation Topic

Bucket List: Conversation Topic | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Photo Credit: imdb.com Follow me on twitter @RobbioDobbio This is a conversation topic, based around the idea of a bucket list, written with higher levels in mind (C1+). However, I have included a ...
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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, April 22, 7:14 PM

This is a great idiom for dying.  If the subject of death isn't taboo with your students, here is a great lesson that incorporates idioms as well as conversation exchange about what people want to do before they die.  It can spin off into other areas of discovering how other cultures view death or what their rituals are or taking surveys and explaining or interpreting the results.  Those are just a couple of ideas.

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Avoiding saying 'no' - a lesson plan

Avoiding saying 'no' - a lesson plan | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Levels: B1+/B2 Length: 90 minutes Course type: Business English Materials: Worksheet  (If you don't have Microsoft word, download the worksheet from Slideshare): Warmer (page 1-2) 10 mins Lead in b...
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My one-to-one student just wants to chat

My one-to-one student just wants to chat | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
So, after planning a lesson tailored to the needs of the individual student, all they seem to want to do is have a chat. You start to wonder if it is worth planning the lesson at all.   Then there’...
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An Appointment With Your Hairdresser – Let’s Talk Hair in English | English with a Twist

An Appointment With Your Hairdresser – Let’s Talk Hair in English | English with a Twist | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
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Levels of Language: a guide for students and teachers

Levels of Language: a guide for students and teachers | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Here I explain the 6 official levels of language learning with examples of each level. There is also a quick test you can do to see what your level is.
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Marco Favero's curator insight, April 28, 3:02 PM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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Starbucks Manners: a video-based listening lesson | Luiz Otávio Barros

This is a ready-made, video-based lesson you can use with your intermediate / upper-intermediate students. It's suitable for both teens and adults. Copy and
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Prepositions of place – elementary

Prepositions of place – elementary | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
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 prepo...
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The Question-Asking Exercises I Did With My Students Last Week (Hand-Outs Included)

The Question-Asking Exercises I Did With My Students Last Week (Hand-Outs Included) | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
I've written (on this blog and in my books) and shared a lot of ideas about how I and others try to strengthen our students' question-asking skills (see The Best Posts & Articles About Asking G...
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L1 in the L2 Classroom – For or Against?   - ELT Connect

L1 in the L2 Classroom – For or Against?   - ELT Connect | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Using L1 in the L2 Classroom
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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, April 25, 2:28 PM

It's extremely difficult getting EFL students to use English, and it's easy for them to go back to their first language.  Teachers have to motivate them to speak English.  These 6 tips can help teachers get students to speak more English in the classroom.

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Smile, you're being watched - tips on how to survive being observed

Smile, you're being watched - tips on how to survive being observed | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
My very first blog post was about how two experiences with lesson observation changed my life and shaped me into the teacher and the trainer I am today. What I did not tell you was how to get ready...
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TED Talk: Daniel Kish, How I use sonar to navigate the world

TED Talk: Daniel Kish, How I use sonar to navigate the world | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Photo credit: www.ted.com Follow me on twitter @RobbioDobbio This is a conversation lesson plan for higher levels (B2+) based on Daniel Kish's TED talk "How I use sonar to navigate the world". You ...
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8 Secrets of IELTS Success Lesson Plan

8 Secrets of IELTS Success Lesson Plan | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
This lesson plan is designed for IELTS students but could also be used as part of a general English course. I normally use this on the first day of a new course and the aim is to promote student au...
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