Author Archives: fabenglishteacher

About fabenglishteacher

I've been teaching English for a few years now and this blog is part of my never-ending quest to make learning English more fun, and easier for my students.

Revision games

This board game can be used at any level for any subject, Just write up topics in the colours used on the board, And when students land on the square they ask a question or speak for two minutes on … Continue reading

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Being a teacher means…

Recently I asked my students to give an oral presentation on the job of their choice. I was surprised to see how many chose to talk about teaching, but in retrospect it’s probably the job they see the most of … Continue reading

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Teaching Up – what I learnt about teaching in Pilates class

Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via Foter.com / CC BY The first thing I learnt was that I am the stiffest, most un-supple person in the world – it’s amazing I can bend at all. The second thing I learnt … Continue reading

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Learning is connecting

Photo via Foter.com Eureka! Ever since I started teaching I’d been secretly hoping to find the holy grail – the answer to the most important question ever, and no, not 42! I always felt that if I could discover what … Continue reading

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“The less you do, the less mistakes you can make” – In Praise of Mistakes & Errors: more thoughts from #IATEFL2017

This is just a short post rant to share with you something Andrew Wright said during his workshop at the IP & SEN SIG Pre-conference day at IATEFL 2017 in Glasgow. Andrew talked about a boy who having only written a … Continue reading

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It’s about sharing stories: Thoughts from #IATEFL2017

The first year I went to IATEFL (Harrogate 2014) I went to as many talks and workshops as I could fit into a day then dashed backed to the B&B to write a whole pile of blogposts, 7 or 8 … Continue reading

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Powerful (and fun) learning

  End of term exams and revision are upon us again and it’s a challenge to find new, interesting ways to  help the students revise. This time I gave each student a particular grammar point or topic to prepare in … Continue reading

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The Restaurant scene with a twist

It can get a bit repetitive, at least for the teacher, to re-enact restaurant scenes every time we do a chapter on food, so to brighten up the lesson a bit… I bring in some realia which the students love; … Continue reading

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Story telling preparation for Cambridge YL exams

My students often find the story-telling in part 3 of the flyers and part 2 of the movers speaking exam very challenging. I think the main problem comes from the fact that they feel they should be able to express … Continue reading

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How to draw like a star!

Look! Aren’t I good at drawing?!! It’s dead easy – here’s my secret: Just beam the image you want to copy onto the board before your students come in!! I love doing this to incite a bit of curiosity before … Continue reading

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