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Storytelling with teenagers: let’s practise

Storytelling with teenagers: let’s practise

In the previous article we had a look at some general principles of storytelling. Storytelling is a great technique to use with teenagers. It boosts their creativity, helps them to open up, and enables to improve their language skills in an engaging way.  This article will share some storytelling activities which can be used with...

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Storytelling with teenagers: general ideas

Storytelling with teenagers: general ideas

Storytelling is a powerful tool to use in an English classroom. Stories are natural for every human language. They are engaging and excellent for developing fluency in the four skills. Stories can be used for recycling the known language or introducing new grammar and vocabulary. What’s more, a good story inevitably leads to lots of...

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Warmers for teens

Warmers for teens

Warmers are short 5-10 minute activities, often entertaining, which start the lesson. They might have little relevance to the topic of the lesson and aim at getting students in the mood for a class.Warmers make students think in English after the break they’ve had and activate their brain cells. Warmers are beneficial for every classroom,...

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Кембриджские экзамены: что нужно знать кандидатам перед сдачей

Кембриджские экзамены: что нужно знать кандидатам перед сдачей

Сдача Кембриджского экзамена, особенно впервые, – дело серьёзное. Стресса бывает не избежать даже при позитивном настрое, вере в свои силы и должном уровне подготовки. Кроме знания формата и уверенности в себе обсудите со студентом ряд общих моментов, которые помогут ему справиться с волнением.  Пунктуальность Прийти на экзамен стоит заранее. Многие центры допускают ‘late arrivals’, однако...

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Word formation – how to make it easier for teens?

Word formation – how to make it easier for teens?

‘How come a teacher teaches, but a doctor doesn’t doct? Why can’t I say ‘My aunt is a cooker’?! What do you mean ‘increase is a noun?’… Word formation has never been easy for students. No clear logic behind it, complicated patterns, loads of irregularities – you name it. However, this part of language just...

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Go smart: use of smartphones for teaching teenagers

Go smart: use of smartphones for teaching teenagers

A smartphone is a powerful 21st-century educational tool. If managed properly, it helps teachers to: promote autonomous learning, exploit collaborative writing and speaking activities, change the pace of the lesson, add more of authentic input, cater for individual preferences and learning styles, go green and reduce the use of paper. It is virtually impossible to...

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Principles of teaching grammar to teens

Principles of teaching grammar to teens

Grammar is notorious among teenagers for being hard and boring. Drills and gapfills can bore everyone to death, Present Perfect is constantly confused with Past Simple, the difference between adverbs and adjectives seems vague, malicious irregular verbs leave no chance to be remembered. Familiar, isn’t it? Today’s article will shed some light on the basic...