Online Vocabulary Activity With Pictures.

I want to share with you a fun activity which I found on the website of the Merriam-Webster dictionary. It is called Name That Thing, and that is exactly what you do. They show you a picture of an everyday object or a part of it and you have to choose the correct word. Sometimes, the … Continue reading Online Vocabulary Activity With Pictures.

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Roles of Teachers: Foster Curiosity.

Media/Entertainment Vocabulary Card Game Based on Taboo.

  As I mentioned in one of my previous posts 3 Board Games You Can Use In The Classroom, I love using games with my students and Taboo style cards are one of my favourite ways of revising vocabulary. The last downloadable pdf worksheet covered Travel&Holidays for Intermediate and Upper Intermediate students. This time I needed some media … Continue reading Media/Entertainment Vocabulary Card Game Based on Taboo.

ESL role plays: travel and holidays

ESL Role Play Worksheet: Travel/Holidays

  There is no such thing as enough role play activities and worksheets! I've recently gone over Travel vocabulary with my Intermediate and Upper Intermediate students and I love doing these speaking activities at the end of the lesson. In my previous article, I included my own version of the Taboo card game on the topic of Travel/Holidays. The role play … Continue reading ESL Role Play Worksheet: Travel/Holidays

Showing Is Better Than Saying. Role 4.

No matter how many times we tell our students to listen carefully, to pay attention, they ignore us too many times to ignore them. Sometimes, one example is better than giving orders, raising voice or inventing creative punishments. Our students want to be heard. We should learn to listen.  

Grammar isn’t that boring as it may seem.

Do you want to cast spells like Harry Potter? You don't even need a wand. All you need is proper grammar!  

The Power of a Story

  People love stories. 100 000 years ago, human language started to develop and our ancestors started to share stories. It is something we have encoded in us, something that dates back to those times when hunters sat around the fire, telling tales of bravery  and reliving the moments of victory over the animals that … Continue reading The Power of a Story

Planning And Improvising In Teaching

I have four colleagues in our English department at our school and we have quite distinctive personalities. Naturally, each of us has a different approach to teaching. What sticks out the most, is the planner/spontaneous type of personality and various teaching methods and tools each of them employs. These personality types and the way they manifest in the work … Continue reading Planning And Improvising In Teaching