Рубрика: Teaching English as a second or foreign language

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Developing learner autonomy

Developing learner autonomy

Have you ever thought what it means to be a good student? What are the factors to become a better student? Probably your first thoughts are motivation, age, time available, homework completion etc. What about learner’s independence, their ability to learn by themselves? What is learner autonomy? The idea of learner autonomy is not new, but...

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План урока “Emotional shoppers”

План урока “Emotional shoppers”

In this lesson, students learn about different shopper types. They will practice speaking and listening for gist. Age: adults and teenagers Level: intermediate Time: 50 mins Lesson type: speaking and listening Number of students: 1 – 8 Materials:   worksheet Emotional shoppers (worksheet) ُEmotional shoppers(Teacher’s notes)   Кристина Шабо

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Guided discovery: promote your students’ independence

Guided discovery: promote your students’ independence

What teacher doesn’t want their students to become autonomous and able to solve the mysteries of the foreign language on their own? One way to do it is to encourage them to explore the language independently whenever they can. However, it is easier said than done. Students may not know how to do it. What...

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Gerund or Infinitive (Pre-Intermediate – Intermediate)

Gerund or Infinitive (Pre-Intermediate – Intermediate)

Here are some ideas you can use to practice Gerunds and Infinitives usage with your  Pre-intermediate and Intermediate levels students. Some students find it difficult to remember what they need to use, Gerund or Infinitive, after specific verbs. These activities will help them to practice this grammar. Gerund or Infinitive (Pre-Intermediate – Intermediate)   Мария...

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План урока “Summer Activities”

План урока “Summer Activities”

In this lesson, students talk about summer, learn new phrases and collocations, practice reading for gist and speaking for fluency. Age: 14+ Level: pre-intermediate Time: 50 mins Lesson type: Reading, Speaking and Listening Number of students: 1 – 8 Materials: a worksheet, extract from Socialmoms, video from the textbook `Speak Out ` Summer Activities(worksheet) Summer...

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IELTS: facts and figures

IELTS: facts and figures

IELTS is one of the most popular international standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers. Every day, thousands of candidates in different countries gather in one test center in order to sit through a long and tedious writing part of the exam. Why do you need it? What does it consist...

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План урока FIFA 2018

План урока FIFA 2018

In this lesson students learn more about FIFA World Cup, practice speaking for fluency and revise/learn new vocabulary, practice listening for gist and specific information  in the context of the interview with Cristiano Ronaldo. Age: teens / adults Level: Pre-Intermediate Time: 40-50 mins Lesson type: Listening and Speaking Number of students: 1 – 8 Materials:...

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Present Perfect Continuous (Intermediate)

Present Perfect Continuous (Intermediate)

Here are some ideas you can use to practice the topic Present Perfect Continuous with your Intermediate students. The tasks are adaptable for higher levels as well. These activities can be used for semi-controlled and freer practice. First, the students speculate what the people in the pictures have been doing to get such a result....

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