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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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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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#3bestbits

At the start of the school year I set up the #3bestbits challenge at school, so let me tell you what it is and how it’s going. The principle is very simple, we know writing a gratitude diary is the … Continue reading

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Write a Letter!

One of the ideas I suggested in my presentation “30 things to do with a piece of paper” was to write a letter. This week the 6ème have been studying London and the Royal family, they had so many questions about … Continue reading

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Books to get your teaching mojo back

Don’t be put off by the picture, that’s just to grab your attention. Actually most of the books I would recommend for a bit of holiday reading are on my kindle of course. I say of course because recently I … Continue reading

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Tweet what you’ve learnt

I like doing this activity at the end of a unit, I ask all the students to write a tweet (140 characters max!) about what they learnt, what they found difficult or a question they have concerning the work they … Continue reading

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Lego oral activity

My students really enjoyed this activity, although they did find it challenging. You need: -a blindfold per pair or per student if possible. – some lego, about seven pieces per student, and the same pieces for each pair. Instructions: -One … Continue reading

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What would you do if….?

Revising conditionals is a great opportunity to ask some amazing questions, and as usual it’s the students who have all the best ideas…

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What I learnt at IATEFL 2016

There’s nothing like a few days with several hundred English teachers to motivate me & get the ideas flowing. To ask my students “STOP-START-CONTINUE”, what do you want me to stop/start/continue doing? Birmingham is a great place for a conference: … Continue reading

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Story Box 

The other day I was talking to a colleague who said “there’s nothing new in efl”. I didn’t agree, and told her about the wonderfully original story boxes we have created with my primary class…    They look like a … Continue reading

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