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The disabled access friendly world blog challenge: Creature Discomforts


Following on from the recent blog challenge on raising awareness of disability access issues, I came across the Leonard Cheshire Disability campaign whilst watching Shaun the Sheep dvds with my daughter. The campaign is called "Creature Discomforts" and has very... Continue Reading →

Online Game: The Curfew


I spotted a colleague (Thanks Neil!) using this with a class the other day and it looked brilliant and so investigated - it is really impressive work! Turns out Neil spotted this on Larry Ferlazzo's site. The Curfew game is aimed... Continue Reading →

CAE: Writing Part One overview / revision


It's almost exam time again - hence the recent trend in teflgeek posts!  So here's a lesson on CAE writing, (though with some slight adaptation it'll work for FCE / CPE as well). At this stage, it's probably best used... Continue Reading →

Exam Classes: Gapless


Another really simple idea for all those use of english papers....  just remove the gaps. For exam classes this works with the following areas: FCE & CAE: Use of English Part One - multiple choice cloze Use of English Part... Continue Reading →

Zip Zap Boing (I think?)


I blame that Simon Thomas over at efl-resource.  It's all his fault.  And I'm still not sure whether it's "zip zap zop" or "zig zag zog" or something else entirely! I've inherited a class, which Simon once taught back in... Continue Reading →

Multiple Choice Cloze


A relatively simple way of dealing with multiple choice cloze tasks in the classroom: Take one multiple choice cloze task, possibly one like this FCE style task found via a google image search, or just one from your coursebook. Before... Continue Reading →

FCE CAE Picture Speaking


Spotted a post on Larry Ferlazzo the other day about http://www.fotobabble.com/ - a "talking photo" service that "lets you add your voice to any photo in seconds". Exam classes anyone? I'm very excited by the possibility of learners having a picture task... Continue Reading →

The future of testing?


I've been looking into language testing and language exams quite a lot recently, which is maybe why a recent piece on the "Click" podcast from the BBC caught my attention  (listen to the segment here). The report is on the... Continue Reading →

Habitat for Humanity: Lesson Plans


I'll be honest, I don't really know much about Habitat for Humanity.  I'm mentioning them here because they posted a comment under one of the blog posts and I just went and took a quick look at their site. They... Continue Reading →

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