Category Archives: writing

December Challenge – Day 1

December is one of the favourite months of the year, so let’s make it even more special! I was thinking to use an Advent Calendar of activities for my students and this year I am going to use some flashcards … Continue reading

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CAS: Present Simple and Present Continuous

Using pictures or videos can be easier to teach Grammar and tenses!   I am going to use these one in the next days with my new students! I can engage them speaking and also invite them to use their … Continue reading

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CAS: Simon’s Cat

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CAS: Tenses Review

This is a great website to review English: Speaking Vocabulary Reading Listening Writing Phrasal verbs Idioms Exercises Figures of speech Study Skills Global tests Literature Dictionaries And to do some Grammar, you can use the activities the website provides: it … Continue reading

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CAS: Guessing time!

This is another way to test your students’ level: ask them to guess why you have chosen the following pictures! They should discover if you like or dislike things related to the pictures topic: food, travelling, music, leisure activities, etc. … Continue reading

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Getting to know y/our students – activities

My favourite activities are: My life in numbers! You can add up to 3 or 5 numbers and must write sentences about them. For example: 24-13-33-2017-1; 24th is my birthday! 2 Truths and 2 Lies! Students should ask the class … Continue reading

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

I have just discovered Mark Haddon and I must say that I am in love with this novel: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (2003). Long before it gave him bestseller status, Mark Haddon was an author, poet, cartoonist and … Continue reading

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