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Mothers Day Card 0

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day Mother’s Day is celebrated in the United States and in many other countries on the second Sunday of May. List of materials Here is a list of materials about this celebration Larry...

Alphabet 0

Vocabulary Review as a Time Filler

Vocabulary Review as a Time Filler When you have a list of vocabulary items you want to review, this activity is perfect as a time filler. All you need is to prepare cards with...

Silence 1

How to deal with quiet students?

Quiet students It is heartbreaking to see that some language teachers favor confident, outspoken students and see with a critical eye students who prefer to sit back and be quiet. These teachers think that...

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Question tags lesson plan

Question tags The aim of this lesson plan is to develop students’ understanding of the use of question tags. The activity includes: eliciting students awareness of the use of question tags, sentence matching and ...

Active Listening 1

Active Listening

During a conversation, it often happens that the people engaged in the conversation wait to speak rather than actually listen to the speaker. Others are not even listening, being distracted or worse oblivious that...

How to teach future plans with going to? 4

How to teach future plans with going to?

Teaching future tense Expressing the future tense in English may pose a problems for learners because it can be expressed differently for different purposes. This is a short list of some future forms: Bread...

Communication 3

How to teach conditional sentence type 1

Of the four types, conditional sentence type one is the easiest one to teach. Students should be able to understand the following: There is an if-clause and a then-clause in conditional sentence. The then-clause should...

Homework or busywork? 0

Homework or busywork?

In this presentation, Marisa Constantinides, teacher educator, tries to answer the following questions about homework: Why do teachers assign homework? What is the rationale behind homework? What considerations should be taken into account when...

Why do we insist on English? 0

Why do we insist on English?

English as a global Language? Patricia Ryan, an English teacher who has spent a long time teaching in the gulf,  asks a provocative question: Is the world’s focus on English preventing the spread of...