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Reading and Discovery Websites for Primary and Secondary Schools

Reading and Discovery Websites for Primary and Secondary Schools

Reading and Discovery Websites for Primary and Secondary Schools

Hello again, it's Jon Green! It's good to be back on the blog after a break. Szkola z Klasa and British Council This blog post is about 'reading and discovery' websites to inspire you and your students. It also comes immediately after my two workshops last week for

8 Fantastic Young Learner Listening Activities

8 Fantastic Young Learner Listening Activities

8 Fantastic Young Learner Listening Activities

Are you ready to roll? Well, I guess not always. We all know the feeling when nothing seems to make us awake and motivated. I'm sure your students very often feel the same way. Not long ago we wrote about energizing adult students, you can read about it here. Now we would like to share with you two activities that can be used

Flashcards - stop, look, and listen!

Flashcards - stop, look, and listen!

Flashcards - stop, look, and listen!

Calling all Przedszkole and Szkoła Podstawowa teachers! Today, I'd like to focus on an activity for younger students which can be used for general english or exam english (YLE). Key tool for VYLs I think most of you would agree that flashcards are a key tool in teaching under-10s English. I'm always on the lookout for new ways of using them to maintain

How to make the most from the least?

How to make the most from the least?

How to make the most from the least?

Hello again! Today, I'm really excited as I am sharing one of my all time favourite activities. Minimal Pair Telephone Numbers I've used it with all age groups of learners and with varied class sizes from 1:1s to a class of 50 in China! I've also used it with different types of classes including general english, EAP, ESP, and exam preperation.  This activity

Group work in the classroom

Group work in the classroom

Group work in the classroom

Hi Everyone! The first activity for 2013 is a classic game which is great way to revise vocabulary you have covered in lessons, textbook themes, or it can be used to focus on new topics to find out what lexis your students already know.   It can also be used for exam classes who need to build skills in word formation