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May 2014

A lesson on Reported Speech


This is a lesson that I did with my intermediate level students this week.  I particularly like the freer practice task, which is a "Find Someone Who" type task, where the students have to communicate via an intermediary (hence the... Continue Reading →

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Cambridge Advanced writing – learning to answer the question


Keeping writing relevant to the question is something that learners often have difficulty with.  Sometimes this is because they mis-identify the key content points, sometimes it's because they write their answer for the wrong purpose. This is the outline of... Continue Reading →

Six themes from #IATEFL 2014


Last week I did a ten minute spot at the 6th International House Teachers' Online Conference  (#IHTOC6) on themes I'd picked up on from the IATEFL conference. My talk, which predictably over-ran and was therefore a bit rushed towards the... Continue Reading →

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