Рубрика: Teaching English as a second or foreign language

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How to motivate children to speak?

How to motivate children to speak?

“Why don’t they speak?”, “It’s been a month since they started learning English!”, “They say one word and that’s it!”, “They’re just…silent”, “I think he doesn’t understand anything. I just repeat and repeat”. No doubt, teaching kids is challenging. Especially when you’re at the very beginning. In this article you’ll find some general information about teaching...

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Black Friday: shop till you drop!

Black Friday: shop till you drop!

In this lesson, students watch the video and discuss their shopping preferences in the context of ‘Black Friday’. They recycle some vocabulary and complete a web project. Age: 15+ Level: High-intermediate Time: 50 mins Lesson type: Listening and Speaking Number of students: 1-8 Materials: a worksheet Black Friday- shop till you drop! (a worksheet) Black...

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ABC for beginning teachers (Classroom Management: Boardwork)

ABC for beginning teachers (Classroom Management: Boardwork)

When I just started teaching, my lessons were often observed by the Director of Studies and other experienced teachers. Their feedback was incredibly useful for me and I will always remember the first feedback from my lesson observation: “areas to work on: boardwork. Try to plan board work”. I was so overwhelmed trying to control...

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How to make every topic interesting for teenagers?

How to make every topic interesting for teenagers?

Although teenagers are fantastic students to work with, they are so picky. It is quite common that teachers struggle to motivate them to work with some topics. There are lots of topics they don’t want to discuss. How to engage them in the lesson on environment, education, family?   In this article you will find...

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TOEFL iBT Speaking Lesson

TOEFL iBT Speaking Lesson

In this lesson, students are going to learn the structure of TOEFL exam, practise a new academic list of words for TOEFL, linkers. This lesson will provide students with theoretical information, practical advice on how to deal with Speaking tasks (question 1 and 2) successfully. Age:  16+ Level: Upper- intermediate Time:  50 mins Lesson type:...

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План урока “Digital piracy”

План урока “Digital piracy”

In this lesson students will discuss digital piracy, read an article and have a debate on the topic. They will practise reading detail and speaking for fluency. Age: adults and teenagers Level: Upper Intermediate + Time: 70 mins Lesson type: reading and speaking Number of students: 1 – 8 Materials:   worksheet   Digital piracy (a...

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How does our memory work?

How does our memory work?

Understanding the process of memorization opens many doorways to improved memorization techniques, to enhanced awareness of mental processes and more effective lessons. So how does remembering happen? The architecture of memory   Once a memory is created, it must be stored: first in the sensory stage; then in short-term memory; and for some memories in...

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ABC for beginning teachers (error correction)

ABC for beginning teachers (error correction)

Students shouldn’t be afraid of using the wrong tense or omitting an article as making mistakes is the proof of learning, but the question is how teachers handle these mistakes. Too much error-correction can demotivate students, on the other hand, to let the conversation flow and not to correct any mistakes can also cause some...