Рубрика: Teaching English as a second or foreign language

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How to form questions in English?

How to form questions in English?

Students usually form positive sentences with a correct word order easier than question sentences. They often confuse the word order especially in special questions irrespective of tense forms. Here are some exercises you can use to practise question forming both in written and oral forms. The tasks are suitable for all levels. Task 1 Prepare...

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Webquest “Who was Jack the Ripper?”

Webquest “Who was Jack the Ripper?”

In this webquest students will find out more information about the most infamous serial killer whose identity remained unrevealed. They will practise reading for detail, develop their critical thinking. Age: 18+ Level: Upper-Intermediate Time: 50 mins Lesson type: Information search Number of students: 2-8 Materials: a worksheet Who was Jack the Ripper (a worksheet) Who...

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Teaching English to Airport Staff

Teaching English to Airport Staff

Many people assume that it is quite easy to learn the vocabulary used in the airport. But in reality, this is not the case. Especially for those who are members of airport staff. This article provides some tips on how to teach English for specific purposes to airline employees properly and effectively. From Airport employee...

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One day from the life of Skyeng teacher

One day from the life of Skyeng teacher

There are so many stereotypes about teaching online: lack of a personal connection with the student, limited resources, more preparation work, etc.. Of course, there are some pitfalls but does the work of an online teacher dramatically differ from the work of an offline one? Let’s see. Here is a typical working day of one...

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We bare bears (Viral Video)

We bare bears (Viral Video)

In this video, the bear brothers desperately try to acquire more friends and decide to become “internet famous”. This worksheet is designed for Pre-Intermediate teen students and will perfectly fit a lesson on the topics “Friendship”, “Internet celebrities”, “Becoming famous”, “Modern world”, “Teenagers and their problems”. These activities are suitable for group and one-on-one classes...

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Writing tips and ideas for Advanced students

Writing tips and ideas for Advanced students

When we teach writing for Advanced students we are often lack of ideas and tired of typical essays and letters. Below I share some tasks you can set for Advanced students to make writing more engaging. First of all consider the following things about writing tasks: Advanced students are supposed to use reference pronouns, ellipsis,...