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middle school kids learning English through drawing, singing and role-play

Here is a typical teaching problem, and solutions. A bright 11-year-old girl is studying English at school and having one private lesson per week. She picks everything up really quickly and gets good marks in the tests at school, but the next week, she has forgotten it all. Each week the private...

26 Apr Shelley Vernon No Comments
photo of memory game cards

This speaking game is called "Find the Pairs Memory Game". It's also known as Pelmanism, Match Match, Match Up, Memory, Shinkei-suijaku and Pexeso. Use this in small groups or for one to one, to teach your pupil vocabulary and sentences. It's a classic game and I used to love...

24 Nov Shelley Vernon No Comments
listening skills game teaching vocabulary running around the garden with a scarf

This useful easy game is great fun one to one. (If you are teaching groups not 1:1, click here for the group version .) In the photo above, Anna and I are holding a scarf - you may use a rope...

18 Nov Shelley Vernon No Comments

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