Everyone needs a friend even if only an imaginary one

Most beginner level books in English language teaching start with some form of basic introductions and then moves on to everyday concrete expressions. This is in line with the Common European Reference Framework (CERF) levels A1 and A2. Many people will find this unsurprising as the books often have the … Continue reading

Gamifing Grammar Drills

Perhaps it’s the word ‘dril’ that fuels my dislike of grammar drills,  as it conjures up in my mind visits to the dentist. Often painful, repetitive and while good for us, definitely not fun.  In many regards, this also describes grammar drills in language acquisition. In psychological terms it is … Continue reading

countable Vs uncountable

I used to struggle with explaining the difference between these for a long time till I realized a very simple truth. Countable things are easy to count and clear to see Uncountable are difficult to count/separate into individual elements. Next time you have class on this try bringing a glass … Continue reading

Crazy Recipes

This is one of my favorites. Students are put into pairs or teams in which they brainstorm vocabulary for food. Filling out the first page. Students are then told that they are going to use those ingredients to make a menu for a new restaurant. Then can use any ingredient … Continue reading

Phonetic journey

So yeah missed yesterdays update this has made me more determined to get the other ones done. This exercise is based on minimum pairs (words which only have one sound difference). The teacher put some minimum pairs on the board. the students then can copy them into the spaces to … Continue reading

Email Conversations

There are many ways to use this activity you can give students an email to read and then ask them to supply the replies or the conversations. You can ask the students to fold the page in half write an email inviting someone to a party. The students hand the … Continue reading

Teachers guide

So today I have a little something different for everyone. This is a teachers guide handout I produced. The aim of the handout is to enable teachers to run a creative writing class using minimum materials.   let me know what you think of the format and if people like … Continue reading