Monthly Archives: April 2019

10 Good Reasons NOT to Read - Infographic

10 Good Reasons NOT to Read – Infographic

10 Good Reasons NOT to Read – Infographic

This is a brand new infographic for English teachers and students at Elementary level and above. Why not use it to spark discussion with your English language students? How far do you agree with the sentiments expressed? Why? What is the real meaning of the infographic?

10 Good Reasons NOT to Read - Infographic

10 Good Reasons NOT to Read – Infographic

10 Good Reasons NOT to Read

We all know that reading is BORING, but here are 10 more reasons not to read:

  1. You have LESS time to play with your phone.
  2. Cool kids DO NOT read books.
  3. You CANNOT take a selfie with a book.
  4. Books contain words, which can be DIFFICULT to understand.
  5. It is DEMANDING to imagine a story in your mind.
  6. Books are HEAVY to carry around all day.
  7. Why read when it is easier to WATCH and SCROLL?
  8. Books are NOT FREE (except at the library) – unlike social media.
  9. Ignorance is BLISS!
  10. If you read, you could become SMARTER than me.

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teachers' strike in Poland

Thoughts on the Recent Teachers’ Strike in Poland

Popular YouTube vlogger (This is Poland) and teacher Peter Dowell discusses the recent teachers’ strike in Poland.

Do you feel that it is ever justified for teachers to go on strike?

Since the principal victims of any teachers’ strike will inevitably be children, rather than, say, big business, can such a devastating protest be morally justified?

If not by striking, how could impoverished teachers go about persuading the powers that be that they need a better working wage?

Please feel free to leave your comments below!

 

 

 

 

May They Marry? FREE ESOL Lesson Plan

May They Marry? FREE ESOL Lesson Plan

May They Marry? FREE ESOL Lesson Plan

This is a brand new free lesson plan for English and ESOL teachers and students at Intermediate level and above.

We are often told that ‘If two people love each other, they should be allowed to marry. Love wins!‘ But how true is this? May we really marry who we like? What does the law say? Students work in pairs or small groups and discuss marriage law in the UK and around the world, while learning useful new vocabulary associated with family, relationships, and social status.

If you have any feedback about this free resource, we’d love to hear from you! Please feel free to leave a comment or review below or on Facebook or Twitter.

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May They Marry? Criteria – Page 1

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May They Marry? Criteria – Page 2

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by Kate Woodford Readers of this blog often tell us that they want to learn more English idioms. To help with this, we’ve decided to publish a short series of posts on animal idioms. Animals feature in a lot of English idioms. Some learners find them easy to remember because they create such a strong […]

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via Dogs’ breakfasts and cats among the pigeons: animal idioms, part 1 — About Words – Cambridge Dictionaries Online blog

The graph above shows radio and television audiences throughout the day in 1992. Write a report of at least 150 words, summarizing the key details and making comparisons where relevant. THINGS TO REMEMBER BEFORE WRITING (1) Line graphs require you to report trends. Think about (i) peaks and lows (ii) periods where there are big/fast […]

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via IELTS Reports: Line Graphs – Radio and Television — IELTS UNLOCKED

200 Common English Homophones - Reference + Gap-Fill Activity

200 Common English Homophones – Reference + Gap-Fill Activity

200 Common English Homophones – Reference + Gap-Fill Activity

This is a brand new free printable worksheet for English teachers and students at Elementary level and above.

Featuring 200 common English homophone pairs, this useful reference resource aims to improve vocabulary, pronunciation, and spelling skills, helping students to learn that some common English words sound the same as each other but have different spellings and different meanings.

The accompanying gap-fill worksheet (below) allows students to research and find the matching homophones. If you have any feedback about this free resource, we’d love to hear from you! Please feel free to leave a comment or review below or on Facebook or Twitter.

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200 Common English Homophones – Reference

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200 Common English Homophones – Gap-Fill Activity

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Play Pudding Monsters

Play Pudding Monsters!

Play Pudding Monsters – the fantastic puzzle game from Gamepix.

 

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Play Icy Purple Head!

Play Icy Purple Head!

Play Icy Purple Head – the fantastic puzzle game from Gamepix.

 

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