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Fairy tales for all ages

Fairy tales can captivate all learners – not just children! It seems that as humans, we’re hard-wired to appreciate stories. There are few people who don’t feel engaged when someone says, “I’m going to tell you a story…” For this reason, story-telling is a great tool in the classroom. Beyond the obvious practice of narrative…

Writing Thank You Letters

I know that many teachers prefer to leave writing as a homework activity, but I think it can also be good during class time. Writing doesn’t always need to be grammar-type exercises on one end of the scale, or essays on the other. Short writing activities can also help students assimilate language and can be…

Using photos as lesson warmers

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Photos make excellent talking points. While the obvious use is for reviewing vocabulary (such as through creating flash cards) you can also use them to elicit a range of language. Either photocopy and hand out to pairs or groups, or hook up your laptop to a video projector in larger rooms. A good source for…

Teaching tenses – the perfect aspect

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One of the grammar points my students struggle with the most is how and when to use the present perfect, rather than the simple past or the present continuous. For Italian (and many other European) students, the problem is that if something happened in the past, the choice is either a sort of historical past…