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Raymond Murphy visits Russia

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On 18 March, Raymond Murphy visited Russia to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first publication of English Grammar in Use.  

Invited by The British Council, Murphy spoke of the difficulties learners face when teachers use grammatical terminology that isn’t necessary.

He talked about how the premise of the book was to avoid such terminology, by using simple drawings to provide an easy-to-understand context as well as where, why and how a particular grammar point is applicable.

He went on to show how difficult this can be for teachers in practice, giving examples and suggestions of how to teach grammar in simple, effective ways that are less confusing for students of English.

You can watch his talk here, or by clicking the link below.