Category: Teaching Tips (Page 1)

Tips and advice on how to teach specific subjects to learners of the English language.

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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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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"
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How to teach Yes/ No questions

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Questions
Teaching tips and classroom games/ activities to present and practise Yes/ No questions like "Is this umbrella yours?" and "Did you have a good time?"
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How to teach country and nationality words

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: General
Teaching tips and classroom activities for helping students France/ French, Switzerland/ Swiss, etc.
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How to teach comparative and superlative adjectives

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Comparatives & Superlatives
Teaching ideas and stimulating practice activities for adjectives with more, most, -er and - est.
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How to teach Latin abbreviations

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Vocabulary
How to present and practise English abbreviations that come from Latin such as "e.g.", "i.e." and "PS"
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How to teach abbreviations

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: General
Ways to present and practise short forms of words and expressions such as "info", "lab", "50p" and "PS".
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How to teach acronyms

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Spelling and Punctuation
How to present and practise the meaning and use of abbreviations like "ASAP", "IoT" and "VIP"
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How to teach colour word recognition

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Vocabulary
A complete guide to teaching students how to understand written colour words, including fun word recognition games.
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How to use Colouring-in in ESL Classes

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: General
How to usefully, efficiently and productively use colouring in to teach all kinds of language and skills
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How to teach colour vocabulary in ESL classes

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: General
The nine stages of teaching colour vocab, from understanding what "red" means and being able to write "green" to discussing the psychological effects of different colours.
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How to teach opposites

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Adjectives and Adverbs
Tips on teaching adjective opposites, verbs with opposite meanings, etc.
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How to teach gradable and extreme adjectives

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Adjectives and Adverbs
How to present and practice gradable adjectives and extreme adjectives like hot/ boiling and big/ huge, including how not to mix them up with other kinds of ungradable adjectives.
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How to teach -ed and -ing adjectives

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: General
Teaching techniques and classroom activities for adjectives that end in ed and ing like bored/ boring and tired/ tiring.
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How to teach shopping language

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: General
Teaching suggestions and classroom activities for shopping phrases and language for shop staff.
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How to teach 'can' and 'can't' for ability

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Modals
How to make 'can' and 'can't' lessons really useful for students, including how to identify and deal with common problems with the language of ability.
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How to teach Cambridge First Certificate (FCE) Use of English key word sentence transformations

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Exam Traps and Tricks
Teaching tips and stimulating classroom activities for Cambridge First Certificate Reading and Use of English Part Four (writing sentences with the same meaning), with 11 key word sentence transformation games.