Рубрика: Teaching English as a second or foreign language

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Saint Valentine’s Day

Saint Valentine’s Day

This is an ideal lesson about Saint Valentine’s day and its celebration. In this lesson, students enlarge their vocabulary on the topic of love and relationships, practise reading skills and speaking for fluency. The essay writing assigned as homework or done in the classroom improves their writing skills. Age: teens Level: Pre-intermediate + Time: 45...

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Traditional English Dishes and Healthy Lifestyle

Traditional English Dishes and Healthy Lifestyle

Leading a healthy lifestyle seems of utmost importance today. Here we talk about both eating habits and a healthy lifestyle. The English are notorious due to their unhealthy diet. Here are some ideas on how to teach teens not only food vocabulary but also use their critical thinking and teach them cultural awareness. The following worksheet...

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Warm-up Activities for Advanced Level Students

Warm-up Activities for Advanced Level Students

What’s warm-up in general? As Wiki states it’s a gradual increase in intensity in physical activity. As a person who has been doing sport all my life, I do support the idea that a warm-up stage is crucial both in sport and a language. We always compare languages and sport, hence we shouldn’t skip this...

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Tips How to Stop Translating and Start Thinking in English

Tips How to Stop Translating and Start Thinking in English

Students’ habit of translating everything from a foreign language to their native one can be a real obstacle in the learning procedure. The problem of the translation method is that it takes too much time to formulate your idea. When you are having a conversation in English and you have to respond to it, it...

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How to build rapport with young students at school

How to build rapport with young students at school

Some teachers believe that it is enough to deliver a lesson in accordance with the academic program and a lesson plan, and building warm and trust-based relationships with students is nonsense and waste of time. However, if children feel that connection with the teacher, they are more motivated to learn new material and are more...

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Take a risk to educate a teenager

Take a risk to educate a teenager

There are very strong stereotypes about adolescents. These are often quite negative ones:  Irresponsible. Antisocial. Rude. Disrespectful. Rebellious. Silly. Risky. Teenagers take more risks than any other age group because risk-taking is one of the most common and exciting ways that teenagers can test themselves, their surroundings and their lives. What if we stopped being...