Future tenses

Students have difficulty understanding why there are so many ways of expressing action in the future and how to use them. Here are some ideas for practicing future tenses with students of Intermediate level and above. These activities are suitable for group and one-on-one classes (with the teacher as partner). Future Tenses   Кристина Шабо
If time activities

Here are some ideas you can use with your students if you have extra time left in the lesson. These activities are for students of pre-intermediate - intermediate level, but they can be adapted to any level and age of students. You can use these worksheets or set the tasks without them. 5 if-time activities for…
Idiom origins

For true fluency, students need to be able to understand English idioms, some of them might seem a bit odd. We use idioms without even thinking about where they come from, but knowing a bit about the origins of these sayings is helpful in cementing these language nuggets in the mind. Here are some most…
English Internet Acronyms

These 5 tasks will help students to get acquainted with modern Internet slang; practise reading the authentic articles, making up dialogues and using Internet acronyms. These activities are suitable for pre-intermediate and intermediate students, for groups and face to face lessons. Before starting the lesson discuss the questions with the students: What an Internet acronym…
Топ заданий для разминки

Разминка — обязательный этап в начале урока, который помогает студенту настроится, легче “войти” в языковую среду и повторить изученное. Преподавателям так хочется сделать начало урока разнообразным. Вспоминаю свои школьные уроки: учитель заходил в класс и сразу начинал отработку очередного звука, то есть фонетическую разминку. А мог бы проявить участие, которого так не хватало. В первые…
Разбор заданий летней Олимпиады Skyteach

Совсем недавно мы огласили итоги Олимпиады Skyteach для преподавателей английского языка, которая проводилась в период с 25 июля по 25 августа. Сегодня предлагаем ознакомиться с правильными ответами! Надеемся, они помогут проанализировать свои ошибки. Idioms Choose the correct variant. If you ignore somebody who asks you for something, it means you turn______ to a request. a…
Writing tasks for busy students

Are your students really enthusiastic about writing for and against essays or formal letters? As long as they are preparing for taking exams, they have to. But in other cases adults are very busy and unmotivated to spend their time on writing something academic. Teachers can’t  ignore writing because as a productive skill it can…
10 great games from TV shows

TV games are perfect for English lessons.  A quick video demonstration of the rules will be much more effective than a long explanation from you. Show the student a clip of the game and have them figure out the rules themselves – a good listening task. Then have the student explain the rules to you…
Will/going to

Here are some ideas you can use to practice “will” and “going to” with your pre-intermediate students. Some students find it difficult to understand why there are so many ways to express the action in the future. These activities are suitable for group and one-on-one classes (a teacher will be a partner) and are aimed…
4 задания на modals of ability

Какие интересные задания можно использовать для отработки модальных глаголов умений в речи? В статье подобрали четыре упражнения, которые подходят для группового и индивидуального обучения. Crazy cans (из Zaorob Maria Lucia Games for Grammar practice) уровень - elementary-pre-intermediate Если вы работаете в группе, то это задание можно использовать как настольную игру. Разрежьте карточки и раздайте по 3-5…