Lesson idea: Great British Bake Off

It’s the penultimate week of term. State schools are on holiday, so the students have already requested something ‘fun’ and ‘light’ for lessons this week. […]

Lesson idea: ‘used to’ for describing past appearance

I made this activity up in class and it worked well! Really creative, loads of interesting language, and also a good way to practice ‘used […]

IELTS: identifying attitudes and opinions

Another ‘making things up as a go along’. This time in my IELTS Teens class. Topic: Environment and the natural world Context: We’d just done […]

‘so’, ‘such a’, and cheap cocktails

Another one of my ‘making things up as I go along’ reflections. This time, something that actually worked! The materials from one of our in-house, […]

Wordwall for ELT vocabulary games

Wordwall is a recent find for me. I heard about it during this webinar on gamifying learning, which was quite interesting. I’ve since mentioned it […]

Lesson Share Winner!

I don’t often win things – just like the football team I support! However, I was lucky enough to be the Onestopenglish Lesson Share winner […]

15 go-to resources for teachers short on time

There is one thing that all teachers agree we need more of. One thing we can never have enough of and one that we seem […]

More PronPack – contrastive stress

More PronPack in class today. I’m just making a quick note of a follow-up activity I did – worked well. I used ‘Stress Jigsaw’, a […]

Using PronPack

I’ve been using PronPack a bit in class recently. I was going to review it, but I think it’s more interesting to write about how […]

TEFL Games: Answer Smash!

I used this game at the end of class last week. It was just for fun, although I guess you could tweak it to cover […]

How do you start a lesson?

Hey all, quick question here, after some ideas. I just wondered – do you have any routines or activities you use to engage learners at […]

30 Role-plays for TEFL

Do you want to bring some drama and creativity into class? Are you looking for new ways to motivate and engage your teen/adult learners? Are […]

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