A comparatively small supply by my standards due to spending some time polishing up and trying to sell a few more copies of my book, but I guess 200 phrases, four articles and 27 worksheets isn’t bad for a summer’s … Continue readin...
A year or so after publishing an article on comparing and practising like for preferences and would like for desires, I’ve finally got enough worksheets up to make it worth its own page on TEFLtastic: Like and would like games/ … Continue reading ?
The answer is, of course, that nobody knows because it all depends on various negotiations and maybe individual policies of the countries involved on working visas, but here are some possibilities: Americans finally have equal opportunities with Brits when it comes to … Continue reading ?
One whole new section created, one much expanded due to a reader motivating me to find and put up about 20 worksheets I’d forgotten about, and one just renamed to make it easier to find: Objective First page – NEW Complete … Continue reading ?
10 years, 1700 blog posts, over 500 actual articles, nearly 2000 worksheets, over 6000 comments, about 10,000,000 page views – and it’s all happened very much by accident. TEFLtastic started in June 2006 back when I was writing regular articles and reviews for … Continue reading ?
Had a little burst of activity while I was between jobs and so briefly almost back to the good old days in terms of quantity. If you’d like to help me have more time to post such stuff, please support … Continue reading ?
Just published two articles on the topic of improving self-study books, homework materials, etc. 20 things wrong with most self-study materials Activities that match the questions in students’ heads After reading them, you can check out my attempt at making … Continue reading ?
On top of my new book on English phone calls, have just put up a list of the most important language and an article on the most important part of the call: The 100 most useful telephoning phrases (for students, … Continue reading ?
After 20 years in TEFL and more than ten publishing my ideas and worksheets, I’ve finally put together a whole book of materials – and one that goes against almost everything I’ve done so far. First of all, it’s a … Continue reading...
New pages on question formation just created, with a specific one for subject questions. That also makes the tense review page where they used to live much more manageable.
Just in case you didn’t notice in the last post, a brief heads up that I’ve gone a little FCE sentence transformations crazy over the last couple of months, with an article and loads of new worksheets. I’ve also added … Continue reading ?
A fairly typical amount of new stuff on Usingenglish.com and on TEFLtastic, though in my humble opinion the quality is getting a little better all the time… Help and Hindrance in IELTS Listening Whose is this Whose are these Possessives personalised … Continue reading ?
Possibly the most difficult part of Cambridge First Certificate Speaking and certainly the weirdest (“I’d like you to compare the two photos” “Why???), now made much more manageable and fun: FCE Speaking Part Two games, photocopiables and videos
My Business English students often complain that the most difficult part of using English in their jobs is not making presentations or chairing meetings but the networking, chatting and bumping into people in the lift that can happen before and afterwards. There … Continue reading ?
New worksheets and a new article up recently on possessive forms, so took that opportunity to split the page into two easier to navigate and slightly expanded sections: Possessive S games, worksheets and songs page Possessive adjectives games, worksheets and … Continue reading ?
TEFLtastic blog wasn’t much of a blog in 2015, and it is unlikely to become one again in 2016 given the two unintended consequences of blogging less: One slightly disheartening effect of never blogging was a record-breaking number of hits, … Continue reading ?
Went to add my new article and worksheets to my zero conditional page but was surprised to find that I’d never had one. Do now! 18 game ideas and photocopiable classroom activities included, so hopefully worth the wait: Zero conditional games/ … Continue reading ?
Recently had the hard but rewarding experience of writing and giving a nine-hour course just on pronunciation. Spent about 3 hours of that on making sure my students could recognise and produce the right number of syllables, including in famously … Continue reading ?
God knows something needs to be done to raise the standards of the typical 120-hour-ish TEFL courses that dominate our industry, but TESOL (the larger American version of IATEFL) have quite possibly acheived the opposite with their current attempt. From … Continue reading ?
Have written a little flurry of new articles during August that I wanted to show off like a primary school kid writing about “What I Did in My Summer Holiday”. Then realised that I haven’t done anything similar this year, so … Continue reading ?