Tag Archives: speaking

In the flow

[photo credit Nathan Hall, eltpics, Water] A very small thing has prompted me to write again. It was a speaking task, an incredibly simple speaking task that  I hadn’t expected to take off as it did. It was the first … Continue reading

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Compare and contrast (a blog challenge)

This is a very quick blog post in response to a blogging gauntlet thrown down by Brad Patterson and Anne Hodgson. Being basically indecisive I couldn’t come up with just one answer, so here are three. By the way, Brad … Continue reading

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W is for … words

This is a description of a class I taught a couple of weeks ago where the students took a really simple little idea and really ran with it. It started with this lesson plan, a very old favourite of mine … Continue reading

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Scary movies

Student-led live listening This post was inspired by last week’s #eltchat about maximising student talking time (amongst other things). Scary movies is a materials-light lesson plan built around student-led live listening. It gets students talking and, just as importantly, listening … Continue reading

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