Category: Teaching English (Page 1)

Articles about teaching English as a Second Language (ESL)

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How to teach verb plus gerund and infinitive

Category: Teaching English Topic: Gerunds and Infinitives
Verb plus -ing and infinitive with to presentation and practice tips, including gerund or infinitive games
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How to teach conversational reactions

Category: Teaching English Topic: Functions & Text
Teaching students how to react with sympathy, shock, interest, etc, including conversational reactions games.
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How to teach reporting verbs

Category: Teaching English Topic: Verbs and Tenses
How to teach the meaning and grammar of verbs for reporting what other people said, including reporting verb games
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How to teach starting and ending conversations in English

Category: Teaching English Topic: General
Teaching tips and classroom activities for the tricky beginnings and endings of conversations.
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How to teach the imperative

Category: Teaching English Topic: Articles
Teaching tips and classroom activities for imperatives for offers, emailing, telephoning, presentations, instructions, commands/ orders (and not requests!)
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How to teach subject questions

Category: Teaching English Topic: Questions
Teaching tips and classroom activities for wh word + main verb questions, including subject question games.
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How to teach Social English

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
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

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.
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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.
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How to use body language and gestures in EFL classes

Category: Teaching English Topic: General
An overview of gestures and other body language in English classes, including games and other teaching activities
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How to teach international body language and gestures

Category: Teaching English Topic: General
A guide to presenting and practising variations in body language and gestures around the world
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Aptis Speaking Part One- Preparation Tips

Category: Teaching English Topic: Exam Traps and Tricks
How to prepare for and teach Aptis Speaking Part One personal questions
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Teaching pronunciation through body language and gestures

Category: Teaching English Topic: Phonetics
How teachers and students can use their bodies to make English sounds easier to pronounce and remember.
Teacher Article

The big list of classroom language with gestures

Category: Teaching English Topic: General
Nearly 100 classroom instructions and explanations that can be accompanied by gestures, with descriptions of how teachers can use their bodies.
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Using body language and gestures to teach grammar

Category: Teaching English Topic: Learning and Teaching
Ways for teacher and students to use their bodies to present and practise grammatical forms such as tenses, modal verbs and passive voice
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52 TPR grammar games

Category: Teaching English Topic: General
Using movement to practise grammatical forms such as Present Continuous, prepositions and future tenses.
Teacher Article

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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How to teach British and American times, dates and numbers

Category: Teaching English Topic: Varieties and Dialects
Differences in British and American times of day, dates, large numbers, units, etc, with teaching ideas and classroom activities
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How to teach British and American spelling and punctuation

Category: Teaching English Topic: General
Teaching tips and classroom activities for colour/ color, kilometre/ kilometer, commas in lists, and other British and American spelling and punctuation differences.
Teacher Article

How to teach British and American grammar

Category: Teaching English Topic: Varieties and Dialects
How to present and practise the most important grammatical differences between British and American English