Monthly Archives: April 2016

Collaborative Revision

Sometimes before a test there’s nothing to do but get through a pile of practice exercises. This is never particularly motivating, and that’s even more the case when it is grammar, especially the present perfect. However… …there’s something quite powerful … Continue reading

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Some Ideas on differentiating homework

It’s hard enough to get homework right at the best of times. It’s the end of the lesson, school policies (and parents!) call out for it, kids loathe it and you end up wasting half your next lesson working out … Continue reading

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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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Vocabulary cards

The final dissertation of my Masters TESOL with Sheffield Hallam will be on the subject of Vocabulary Learning Strategies. Every week we will be studying different ways of learning vocabulary. Today we wrote vocabulary flip cards (with L1 translation on … Continue reading

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