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Spelling bee activity

A spelling bee is a competition where contestants are asked to spell words. The origin of the spelling bee is believed to be in the United States. Nowadays, spelling bee events are organized in...

Tips to practice the simple present tense 4

Tips to practice the simple present tense

When teaching and practicing the simple present tense students must understand that the present simple is used to describe routines, habits, daily activities, and general truths. The following practice tips range from mechanical drills...

How to teach the simple present tense? 14

How to teach the simple present tense?

Difficulties When teaching the simple present tense, there are several considerations teachers have to take into account. First, some irregular verbs may confuse students. For instance, the verb ‘have‘ and ‘be‘ have different forms...

The elements of a short story lesson plan 1

The elements of a short story lesson plan

This lesson plan helps students explore the different elements of a short story. By the end of the lesson students will be able to come up with a definition of the short story and...

How to teach the present perfect simple? 7

How to teach the present perfect simple?

Many teachers find it challenging to teach the present perfect. This is due to a number of reasons. First, the present perfect is not really a present tense. It is composed of the auxiliary...

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2011 Best Posts

This is a list of 2011 best posts. They are mainly about lesson plans and teaching methods. Some readers were also interested in class management and student-teacher relationships. Situational Language Teaching The importance of...

Contractions, Plural Names, and Possessives Lesson Plan 4

Contractions, Plural Names, and Possessives Lesson Plan

One of the difficulties of English is identifying and recognizing contractions, plurals and possessives. This worksheet provides students opportunity to practice these forms by editing sentences containing mistakes in these forms. The activity Review...

Ten Hints for Lesson Plans 2

Ten Hints for Lesson Plans

Lesson management As a teacher you may sometimes be stuck or trapped in unpredictable circumstances, it is advisable to plan beforehand for these kinds of situations. Knowing exactly what you will introduce in your...

Lesson Planning – Components of a lesson plan 3

Lesson Planning – Components of a lesson plan

Lesson planning A lesson plan provides a guide for managing the learning environment. As one of the teacher’s roles is that of designer and implementor of instruction, the preparation of lesson plan will ensure the...