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Word formation activities: -ence and - ance suffixes In this post, I am sharing two activities which help practice forming nouns ending in -ence and -ance suffixes. They are suitable for levels B2 and higher especially for exam course (Cambridge First and Advanced). The task Word formation activities prove challenging for B2 andC1 students, especially when it comes to similar suffixes such as -ence and -ance. Classroom Language For English Teachers comments, 43.5k shares, -26 points I’m your new English teacher. I’ll be teaching you English this year. 10 Tools & Resources for Developing Writing Skills Over the last couple of months I've found and written about a number of really great tools and resources to help improve our students' writing skills. This is a collection of links to reviews of ten of the best. 1.

THE GAME OF YOUR LIFE What did your parents call you when you were little? North or South? What did you want to be when you were little? Recipes for the EFL Classroom Hello there! I am a teacher, CELTA Trainer and Academic Manager based in Cambridge, with most of my EFL career spent in Italy. On this blog I’ll be sharing activities I have found successful over the years. As I’m sure you’ve noticed, there is also a culinary theme here, the years in Italy must have rubbed off on me.

200 Icebreaker questions - The only list you'll need. Share on StumbleUpon0 shares on StumbleUpon Here is our list of icebreaker questions that are perfect for getting a conversation going. Have a look through and choose the icebreaker questions that you think will work best for the person or people you are talking to. RealLife Radio #75 – Bodily Functions and Sounds Describing sounds can be a very difficult thing to do, especially in another language. In this episode of RealLife Radio you are going to learn the names of the most common, and sometimes most unpleasant, body noises and bodily functions. Also, you’ll hear the story of the creepy homeless pickup artist, and the difference between recommend and suggest. Episode 75 Click here to get RealLife Connected Speech Lessons & become a member of the Fluency Circle Words You’ll Learn

Emily Hird – Emily blogs Many teachers choose to incorporate traditional songs and rhymes in their English teaching. But what are the advantages of this? And are there any drawbacks to using this kind of authentic material? Why use traditional songs and rhymes? How to choose suitable songs 5 creative Google Jamboard TEFL activities! - Level Up your Teaching Every now and then there’s an ICT tool that catches my attention. Unfortunately, the more years I spend teaching, the less frequently I like a tool a lot. Maybe it’s true when they say that you can’t teach an ‘old’ dog new tricks. Or maybe because, with more experience, there is a greater need for actually useful tools with real pedagogical value.

197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About 197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About If you don’t have a YouTube channel as an education provider, there’s a good chance you’re behind the times. Nearly every major educational institution in the world now hosts its own collection of videos featuring news, lectures, tutorials, and open courseware. Just as many individuals have their own channel, curating their expertise in a series of broadcasted lessons. These channels allow instructors to share information and blend media in unprecedented and exciting new ways. From teaching Mandarin Chinese to busting myths about Astronomy, the educational possibilities are virtually endless pun intended! Because we can now sift through thousands of resources while navigating a single repository, the potential for inspiration and growth in the field of education has reached a new height.

From EFL to ELF: Materials Writing for English as a Lingua Franca – A Summary – Clare's ELT Compendium As part of the Materials Writing SIG pre-conference event at IATEFL 2018, Marek Kiczkowiak gave a talk entitled “From EFL to ELF: Materials Writing for English as a Lingua Franca.” Now, I teach and write for an EFL setting – generally homogenous groups of speakers of German studying English Studies in English. Most of them intend to be EFL teachers themselves one day. But I found the talk interesting nonetheless and came away with a few ideas for updating my teaching materials to fit a more English as a lingua-franca (ELF) paradigm, which can benefit the students who are not aiming to be secondary-school EFL teachers here in Germany, but also without taking anything away from the others’ learning experience. Indeed, Marek convinced me that it might even be enriching for them, too!