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Visiting Time

When journalist Emma Brockes went to get material for a story about a man whose son had been murdered, little did she realise that it would result in the publication of a stunning short story called 'Visiting Time'. It is a story about revenge and accounting for actions, and has a twist that is both factual and literary, when the murderer changes from 'it' to 'him'.

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Using magazines

Magazines are a great source of ideas and materials for teaching and can keep your students interested and talking for hours on a whole range of subjects.

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Teaching poetry using DARTs

Directed activities related to texts (DARTs) are activities which get students to interact with texts. Their aim is to improve students' reading comprehension and to make them critical readers.

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Newspaper reading activities

Newspapers are a useful tool in the ELT classroom for improving reading skills and enhancing students' knowledge of current affairs.

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Revising texts

When it comes to revision, this is an activity I've found time-effective and motivating. After my students have worked on three texts in the textbook and done various comprehension and grammar exercises I use this activity to revise.

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