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Tea time and English!

Using ads and websites information as a reading activity can encourage students to read as native people do: perhaps the content is difficult, but it shows the language in its natural context. Sometimes, adapted texts avoid certain structures and vocabulary … Continue reading

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Assessment

    What do you think about the formative assessment?     Let’s assess!  

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The Prince of Egypt (1998)

This is the movie that Marina, one of my students this year, recommended to the class. It was a good idea to watch it in English –  they had already seen it in Spanish/Catalan – and once they watched it, … Continue reading

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Deciding when to teach vocabulary with text

Before or after listening and reading activities? This is one of the key-questions: I use vocabulary flashcards all the time but when it should be related to a text this is a debate that depends on the teacher.   Before: … Continue reading

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teacher-centred vs learner-centred lesson

How do you engage your students speaking in English? How would you describe a lesson in which your students are to practise ordering things in a café, using a recorded dialogue as a model? If our aim is to make our … Continue reading

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Italian-English

I have just found these links and perhaps it might be useful, too if we have mixed nationalities in a group. http://www.learning-italian-online.org/grammar http://ercoleguidi.altervista.org/anthology/fitzgerald.htm http://www.impariamoitaliano.com/sit01.htm Anyway, the activities and links can be useful for new ideas and approaches to teach English. … Continue reading

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Teaching and learning

This is a good reflection upon Teaching and Learning  

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