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it's raining cats and dogs

The English Language is delightfully quirky. Here are some fun facts about it to use as a base for classroom activities with intermediate and advanced learners.

Fact One: English changes all the time

Languages evolve and English is no exception. One-quarter of the words...

12 Dec Shelley Vernon No Comments
grammar games for teenagers

This blog is contributed by Heike Knapp , a teacher in Prague. After a introduction on the difficulty of teaching teenagers, she recounts her experience using four games to teach her secondary students English grammar.

Teens can be difficult to teach, especially when they find the topic...

02 Dec Shelley Vernon 2 Comments
students working in a group at table

Getting students speaking can be tricky, usually one or two dominant pupils do all the talking and the shy ones just sit there. Young teens might be apathetic, say very little and if they do, give short answers. The usual method of taking in an article to read and discuss can make for a pretty...

09 Oct Shelley Vernon No Comments

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