Category: Teaching Tips (Page 2)

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

Teacher Article

How to teach possessive adjectives

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Adjectives and Adverbs
Simple and fun ways of teaching and practising "my", "your", "his", "her", "its", "our" and "their", with 16 possessive adjective games.
Teacher Article

How to teach the zero conditional

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Conditionals
Teaching tips and fun classroom activities for "If…" with Present Simple, modal verbs and imperatives, including 18 Zero Conditional games.
Learner Article

How to teach English syllables

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Syllables
Teaching counting and pronouncing the right number of beats in English words.
Learner Article

How to teach Cambridge First Certificate Listening Part Four

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Exam Traps and Tricks
Hints and classroom activities for the last part of the Cambridge English: First (FCE) listening test
Learner Article

How to teach FCE Listening Part Two gapfill tasks

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Exam Traps and Tricks
Exam tips and stimulating classroom activities for the Cambridge First Certificate Listening Part Two fill the gaps task.
Learner Article

How to teach like and would like

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Learning and Teaching
Teaching ideas for presenting and practising the differences between "like" for preferences and "would like" for desires etc, including many speaking games.
Teacher Article

How to teach frequency expressions (adverbs of frequency etc)

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Adjectives and Adverbs
Teaching tips on and activities for expressions like "usually", "twice a week", "once every two weeks" and "every morning".
Teacher Article

How to teach There is & There are

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Verbs and Tenses
Teaching tips and interactive classroom activities for "There is/ are" and its negative and question forms.
Teacher Article

How to teach Cambridge First Certificate Writing Part One essays

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: General
Teaching tips and classroom activities for the essay task in the updated FCE exam from January 2015.
Teacher Article

How to teach the language of trends

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Vocabulary
Presentation and stimulating practice for describing changes, one of the most important kinds of business/ ESP language.
Teacher Article

How to teach FCE Use of English Part Two open cloze

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Exam Traps and Tricks
Exam tips, self-study tips and stimulating classroom activities for the Cambridge First Certificate fill the gaps with one word task.
Teacher Article

How to teach comparing and contrasting

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Comparatives & Superlatives
How to go far beyond "more" or "er" in describing similarities and differences.
Teacher Article

How to teach hedging and generalising

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Learning and Teaching
How to teach and practise language to stop students overgeneralising and making stronger or more vague statements than they mean to
Teacher Article

How to teach advantages and disadvantages- looking at both sides

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Learning and Teaching
Language and teaching ideas for examining both sides of an argument before reaching a conclusion in both speaking and writing
Teacher Article

How to teach supporting your arguments

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Learning and Teaching
Presentation and practice for the most important part of giving opinions.
Teacher Article

How to teach Cambridge First Certificate (FCE) Speaking Part Three

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Exam Traps and Tricks
How to present and practise useful language for the Cambridge FCE collaborative task.
Teacher Article

How to test and teach detailed comprehension

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Functions & Text
How to test how much students understand of a reading or listening text and make sure they understand more next time.
Teacher Article

How to teach the language of likes and dislikes

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Learning and Teaching
Stimulating presentation and practice of language for expressing preferences, with useful phrases and common student difficulties.
Teacher Article

How to teach Cambridge First Certificate (FCE) Listening Part One

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Exam Traps and Tricks
Ways of teaching students how to improve their listening scores, and teaching them other useful stuff while they try to improve their listening scores.
Teacher Article

How to teach Cambridge First Certificate (FCE) Speaking Part Two

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Exam Traps and Tricks
How to present and practise useful language for the Cambridge FCE comparing pictures long turn task.
Teacher Article

How to teach Cambridge First Certificate (FCE) Speaking Part One

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Exam Traps and Tricks
What to teach students about the personal questions part of Cambridge FCE Speaking and how to practise it.
Teacher Article

How to teach transport vocabulary to young learners

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Vocabulary
Lots of things to teach about transportation and how to do so
Teacher Article

How to teach turn taking

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Learning and Teaching
Teaching polite interrupting, getting back on track, etc.
Teacher Article

How to teach and use the language of newspaper headlines

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Functions & Text
Lessons to help students understand newspaper headlines
Teacher Article

How to teach checking and clarifying

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Learning and Teaching
Teaching how to ask for and give confirmation of meaning without sounding rude.