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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The top six grammar points for IELTS Pinned

Category: English Language Examinations Topic: Exam Traps and Tricks
The most important grammar for IELTS Speaking, Writing and Listening.
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How to teach British and American English Pinned

Category: Teaching English Topic: Varieties and Dialects
The most important differences between UK and US English, and the best ways to present and practise them.
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English Conditionals: An Introduction Pinned

Category: General Articles Topic: General
Everything you need to know about English Conditionals.
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How to teach Social English New

Category: Teaching English Topic: General
Teaching tips and classroom activities for the language needed to meet people, socialise, and smoothly start and finish conversations.
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How to teach indirect questions

Category: Teaching English Topic: Questions
Embedded questions games and teaching tips
Learner Article

How to teach restaurant language

Category: Teaching English Topic: Vocabulary
A guide to teaching language for hosts, guests and staff in restaurants.
Teacher Article

How to teach positive and negative connotations

Category: Teaching English Topic: Collocation
Teaching tips for presenting and practicing positive and negative words and expressions
Teacher Article

Aptis Speaking Part Two preparation tips

Category: English Language Examinations Topic: General
Classroom practice and self-study preparation for the second section of the Aptis speaking test
Learner Article

How to teach advice, recommendations and suggestions

Category: Teaching English Topic: Functions & Text
Teaching tips, games and other classroom activities for "should", "If I were you", "I would suggest", etc.
Teacher Article

The 100 most useful socialising phrases

Category: Learning English Topic: Functions & Text
Vital phrases for being hospitable and responding to hospitality.
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How to teach making and responding to invitations

Category: Teaching English Topic: Functions & Text
Teaching tips and classroom activities for making, accepting and politely rejecting invitations.
Teacher Article

How to teach small talk

Category: Teaching English Topic: Discourse
Teaching tips and classroom activities for the difficult skills of smoothly chatting when meeting people, starting phone calls, ending meetings, etc.
Teacher Article

The 100 most useful social English phrases

Category: Learning English Topic: Discourse
The most important social English phrases for meeting and greeting, dealing with small talk, making guests feel comfortable, etc.
Teacher Article

The 100 best small talk questions

Category: Learning English Topic: Discourse
The most important small talk questions to know how to use and respond to
Teacher Article

How to teach small talk questions with how

Category: Teaching English Topic: General
Teaching how to ask, respond to and extend conversations with "How are you?", "How was your weekend?" etc.

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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