Materials writing news and views, January 2022

Not much to report at the start of the year, but a few bits and bobs. New releases I haven’t really been on the lookout […]

Year in review

It’s been a busy one! I still have writing projects to wrap up before the Xmas break, but I’m taking a moment off for some […]

Drama activity: The Movie Star

Another drama activity with my Friday Year 10 class that worked really well. Again, from our little role plays for TEFL book. Slides give the […]

Drama activity: Frozen in Time

We’ve been doing lots of drama tasks recently. Here’s one that worked really well. (See these slides on Genially) Excuse any spelling errors etc, I […]

More EAL presentation tasks

Last term I shared a post on presentation tasks for EAL. I have a few more examples to add from this term which are slightly […]

What’s it like to write for ESL Library?

I’ve been working on a cool new series of functional Business English lessons for ESL Library. Here’s a bit about the approach taken and my […]

Book review: History’s Mysteries (Alphabet Publishing)

Mysterious creatures, unsolved crimes, disappearances, conspiracies. My YouTube viewing history is full of this stuff. I’ve watched pretty much every episode of Thoughty2, most of […]

Daily Dose of Internet #7

A pretty gross one today. Enough to put you off fast food. All activities based on the first 38 seconds of this Daily Dose… Activity […]

Showcase: Greci Cristina Queiroz Taylor and Sally Roberts

As a language teacher, you know that if your pupils are trying to use their English in a productive and independent way, they are likely […]

Daily Dose of Internet #6

Some more Daily Dosing… Activity 1: Watch from 0:00 – 0:16 Who is in the wrong here: The gorilla? The woman? The guide? The local […]

Materials writing news and views, September 2021

Way too busy at the moment to put together anything that organized. Sorry! Here are some updates since the last post from mid-July. New releases […]

Daily Dose of Internet #5

Some more Daily Dose springboards for you. Activity 1: Watch from 0:00 – 0:39 Write a short news report (150-200 words) for a local paper […]

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