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Lots of new country and nationality word activities

New article on the topic: How to teach country and nationality words – NEW and many of those ideas also available as photocopiable worksheets on my page on the topic, including a few new ones and with more coming soon: … Continue reading ?

EFL jigsaw games (TEFLtastic Classics Part 31)

Another article of mine just published in English Teaching Professional magazine, available here for free and with added links to example worksheets. At least two more EtP articles coming, so please subscribe to TEFLtastic if you don’t want to miss … Continue reading ?

Over 200 articles on Usingenglish.com

and believe it or not there are still loads of things I haven’t written about and in fact I feel like I’m just getting started. Gives some indication of the number of things an English teacher has to think about … Continue reading ?

Make Me Say Yes game (TEFLtastic classics Part 30)

The simplest game in the world – students get one point each time they can make their partners say “Yes” in answer to a personal Yes/ No question like “Can you swim?” and “Have you got any brothers and sisters?” The … Continue readi...

Coin games for EFL classes (TEFLtastic classics part 29)

As promised, here are many many more ideas on using a coin in TEFL, published in English Teaching Professional (EtP) magazine but available for free with added links to worksheets for my regular reader here on TEFLtastic. I would have … Continue reading ?

New teaching acronyms and other abbreviations resources

Two new articles with many teaching ideas and a few photocopiable examples on two brand new pages on the topic: Abbreviations games/ worksheets page – NEW PAGE Acronyms games/ worksheets – NEW PAGE

Ask and tell game (TEFLtastic classics Part 27)

I’ve been writing an article on games using coins in class (coming soon), and it reminded me of this once all-time favourite game which I haven’t used in a while. Students take turns making questions using the grammar and/ or … Continue reading ?

New comparative adjectives and superlative classroom activities page

Can’t believe that it’s taken me 10 years, but have finally made dedicated pages for comparative adjectives and superlative adjectives, making the original page a much more manageable selection of materials combining the two forms: Comparative adjectives games/ worksheets page … Continue reading ?

Lots of new colour vocab activities

Four new(ish) articles and the first few of many new colour worksheets on my much expanded colour vocabulary page, with everything from lots of colour word recognition activities for the young ones to discussion on the topic for adults, along … Continue reading ?

Giving advice activites to practise other language (TEFLtastic classics Part 27)

Just put up a new worksheet using this, one of my favourite ideas for practising tricky points which are different to think of other practice for, such as: – collocations with words like “get” and “take” – phrasal verbs – … Continue reading ?

All classroom materials pages A to Z

Made a new list of every index page on TEFLtastic. There are quite a few! If you like all this reorganisation work and would like more, please support TEFLtastic. All index pages A to Z Academic applications games/ worksheets – … Continue reading ?

All grammar games/ activities pages A to Z

As part of the on-going reorganisation of TEFLtastic, am trying to make a complete list of the games/ worksheets index pages. That’s taking longer than I thought, but have done it for the most popular pages, namely grammar: Other grammar … Continue reading ?

Lots of new opposites

My new favourite topic is teaching opposites, starting with the obvious hot-cold and big-little, but then using that simple idea to teach gradable and extreme adjectives, comparatives, appearance words, verbs, and all sorts. Two new articles and many worksheets on … Continue reading ?

New Teaching First Classes page

Not particularly good timing, but as part of the continuing polishing up of my Classroom Materials pages, have created a page of relevant links to articles and worksheets on needs analysis, language reviews, discussing language learning experience and tips, etc: … Continue reading ?

Links all (?) fixed

While fixing the several hundred links to the Englishclub.com articles mentioned below, I also found a whole load more broken links to fix, to which I have two reactions: “So sorry!” and “Why did no one tell me???” Anyway, it’s … Continue reading ?

EnglishClub.com articles moved

Thanks to a reader comment, I’ve just noticed that all of my articles on EnglishClub.com have slightly different addresses. I’m going through one by one trying to mend the links, and if you find any please let me know and I’ll … Continue reading ?

New teaching material pages winter 2016/17

As part of the big reorganisation mentioned below, created a fair few new index pages full of lots of lovely worksheets. Here they are, A to Z: Auxiliary verbs page Cambridge Proficiency Speaking page ed and ing adjectives page ESP … Continue reading ?

TEFLtastic teaching materials now much easier to find

Thanks to the kind (and hopefully satisfied) people who bought a copy of my book, I’ve been able to turn down some particularly undesirable cover lessons and instead finally spend some serious time on sorting out TEFLtastic, starting with the naming and … Continue reading ?

How to really teach interrupting – don’t!

Teaching business meetings and academic discussions to Japanese learners means sooner or later having to deal with their real weak point – turn taking. I’ve therefore slowly built up what could well be the most comprehensive selection of teaching turn … Continue reading ?

New year, new name – (just) TEFLtastic

Although TEFLtastic was started up simply to help the owner/ editor of TEFL.net try out his (now long gone) blogging platform for teachers, I slowly worked out that I could host a whole site with the help of WordPress, and that worksheets were … Continue reading ?

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