23 June, 2002
This is an activity to help students differentiate and produce the short / I / sound as in 'milk' and the longer / i: / sound as in 'beef...
23 June, 2002
Learning and remembering the phonemic symbols can be quite a challenge. Here are some ideas and activities which can help even lower levels...
23 June, 2002
These activities are good for training the students to hear everything and to identify individual words.

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22 November, 2002
Here are two text quickies that I like to use with my learners to prepare them for reading or to follow up on a text they have read.
22 November, 2002
This is an integrated reading and speaking activity for intermediate (or higher) level students. They make decisions in pairs or groups...
23 June, 2002
Speaking English on the telephone is difficult for learners for many reasons and even high-level students often feel uncomfortable with the...
23 June, 2002
This (diagnostic) activity is designed to give students freer speaking practice in the form of mini-talks. The teacher then focuses on...
23 June, 2002
These activities provide meaningful tasks for what can sometimes be a tricky grammar area.
23 June, 2002
The 'Tap-In Debate' is a fun way for students to discuss controversial topics. It is excellent for speaking and listening practice.
23 June, 2002
This is a speaking lesson on the theme of planning a night out that uses a listening exercise to provide language input.
23 June, 2002
This is a communicative exercise to practise using question tags with rising intonation when you are not sure that your ideas are right.
1 January, 1970
This is an activity which is really useful for helping learners to write more fluently and can also help you to diagnose problems with your...
1 January, 1970
This is an idea I learned when I first started teaching and still use to this day. The main focus of the activity is on developing writing...
1 January, 1970
Writing can be much more motivating if you give the writer a chance to play a role. In this activity the students will have the chance to...

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