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Moz the Monster - John Lewis Christmas Advert - Discussion Questions

NEW! Moz the Monster – Discussion Questions for English Classes

Watch the video for the new John Lewis Christmas advert and answer discussion questions with a partner or group!

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What is Present Simple?

NEW! Podcast – What is Present Simple?

Discover present simple tense in English!

Please join me for this new grammar podcast especially for beginner- and elementary-level students of English. We learn all about present simple, including time, usage, verb forms, question and negative forms, auxiliary verbs, and adverbs of frequency:

Here is the basic info that I talk about in the podcast:

What is Present Simple?You can get the full information about Present Simple here:

http://purlandtraining.com/free-lessons/elementary-english-course/unit-2-0-transport/lesson-2-3-present-simple-and-present-continuous/

I hope you enjoy it! Please let me know!

Describing Photos of (Small) Rebellious Acts

NEW! ELT Podcast: Describing Photos of (Small) Rebellious Acts

Describing photos in English – with a funny difference!

Join me as we discover how to describe photos – which is a useful exam skill for English language students!

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To get all the tips visit the British Council Learn English Teens site here:

http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/exams/speaking-exams/describe-photo-or-picture

We’ll use the funny collection of photos of people doing (small) rebellious acts from the BoredPanda website here:

https://www.boredpanda.com/first-world-anarchists/

Don’t forget to subscribe to this podcast on iTunes or your favourite podcast service! And tell your friends and colleagues! You can tell me what you think here.

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Why doesn’t anybody care about the English language? By Matt Purland

NEW! Free Podcast: Why doesn’t anybody care about the English language?

NEW! Free Podcast and Presentation!

Why doesn’t anybody care about the English language?

By Matt Purland

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NEW! Free Printable Worksheets about Raw Materials

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Download our fabulous FREE printable worksheets and use them with your English classes:

Raw Materials:

Raw Materials – Discussion Words

Raw Materials – Discussion Questions – Page 1

Raw Materials – Discussion Questions – Page 2

Raw Materials – English Idioms

 

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Punctuation Practice – Full Stops 1

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Add full stops to this text:

My name is Daniel I went to Glasgow University between 1992 and 1995, where I studied British History I lived in a basement flat in Cherry Tree Road with my friends Colin and Trevor We had a lot of good times I probably spent too much time playing sport and not enough time working on my assignments My favourite sport was basketball I still play it now, although not as often as I would like to After graduating I got a job working at Glasgow Central Library The money wasn’t bad, but the work was not to my taste, so I left after a few months

Later on I did teacher training in Norwich and became a Norfolk Adult Education teacher I got an amazing job training teenagers with learning difficulties Both this job and my degree came in really useful when I started writing fiction for young adults My nineteen books are all set in different periods of British history They involve a bunch of teenagers from the present day searching for answers to historical questions, like why the Romans left Britain My son Anthony is at university at the moment He’s studying Modern Languages at Exeter

Get the answers by downloading the free workbook Big Grammar Book 2.

Helpful Notices - Englishness

FREE ELT Podcast! Helpful Notices – Englishness

Learn about helpful notices in English with this free ELT podcast by Matt Purland.

We look at a selection of English notices and discuss how and why they are passive aggressive and often provide too much information.

You can also watch the video lesson here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu-jmoQ7E9o

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