English Language Articles

Articles about learning, using and teaching the English language, including advice, tutorials, opinions and lesson plans from various authors and contributors. Articles cover topics from English grammar, spelling and punctuation, through to language teaching, career development, specialisations, and ideas and suggestions for the classroom.

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Football and World Cup EFL teaching ideas Pinned

Category: Teaching English Topic: General
Activities to teach football vocabulary so students understand English language World Cup sources such as TV commentary and news reports, and activities using the World Cup to teach language unconnected to football
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The 150 most useful Business English abbreviations New

Category: Teaching English for Specific Purposes Topic: Vocabulary
The most important business acronyms and other ESP abbreviations for EFL learners.
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How to teach past time expressions New

Category: Teaching English Topic: Verbs and Tenses
Teaching tips and classroom activities for time expressions with narrative tenses and Used to.
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How to teach future time expressions

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Future Forms
Teaching tips and classroom activities for future times like "in two days", "within five working days" and "by the end of this week", including common issues with future time expressions.
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How to teach prepositions of time

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Prepositions
Teaching tips and classroom games and activities for time expressions with at, in, on, no preposition etc
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How to teach English plurals

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Nouns
Teaching tips, games and other classroom activities for regular and irregular plural nouns.
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How to teach telling the time in English

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: General
Teaching tips and classroom games/ activities for "seven o'clock", "nine p.m.", "sixteen hundred hours", etc.
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How to teach irregular plurals

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Nouns
Teaching tips and classroom activities for plurals without -s like "children", "sheep" and "alumni"
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How to teach ordinal numbers to EFL learners

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Vocabulary
Teaching tips, games and other classroom practice for first, second, third, etc.
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How to teach dates in English

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Vocabulary
Classroom games and teaching tips for "The first of December two thousand and one", "January twenty second nineteen seventy", etc.
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How to teach months

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Vocabulary
Games and other classroom activities to help students memorise and be able to use months from January to December
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How to teach days of the week in English

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Vocabulary
Teachings tips, games and other classroom activities for memorising how to say and spell Monday, Tuesday, etc.
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Blocks games for different language points

Category: Teaching English Using Games & Activities Topic: General
How to use a simple set of stackable blocks to practise a wide range of different grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, etc including personal questions, colours, numbers, there is/ there are, countable and uncountable, prepositions of position and phonics.
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300 Technical English abbreviations list

Category: Teaching English for Specific Purposes Topic: Vocabulary
The most useful acronyms and other short forms for engineers and other technical staff
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How to teach short answers

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Questions
Teaching tips and game ideas for short answers like "Yes, I do", "No, he hasn't" and "Yes, there are"

Formal Letter Writing - Help with formal and business letter writing. A summary of writing rules including outlines for cover letters and letters of enquiry, and abbreviations used in letters.

Speaking Out - A collection of thoughts, comments and articles regarding some of the issues and discussion points that have been raised in our ESL Forum.

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