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5 reasons why I am looking forward to my summer job

While for some of us teachers July and August might mean going on holidays and relaxing after a busy year, for me the summer of 2017 presents a great professional challenge. This year, for the first time ever, I’ll be working as an English teacher at a summer boarding course in the UK. It’s summer school time and here are 5 reasons why I am really looking forward to doing this job. Continue Reading …

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Where to find inspiring videos for your lessons?

In this post, I am sharing my 10 favourite YouTube channels where I look for videos to use in my lessons or to recommend to my students.  The channels listed below are suitable for teenage and adult learners, levels intermediate and higher. Continue Reading …

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FCE & CAE speaking part 2 challenge

The aim of this quick activity is to add some fun and challenge to the Speaking part 2 (comparing the photos) of FCE and CAE exams. Students choose useful expressions to use in this activity and are able to see how much they already knowContinue Reading …

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All the colours around us lesson plan

 In this updated lesson, students learn about modifying gradable and non-gradable adjectives, are introduced to 2 useful self-study tools, and discuss the significance of the colours in our lives. The class was designed with B2-C1 students in mind and takes around 60 minutes to complete.

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Inspired by…teaching ideas by Magdalena Kania & Łukasz Knap

In this post I would like to share teaching ideas by two Polish teacher trainers and educators, Magdalena Kania and Łukasz Knap. 2 weeks ago, I attended a workshop organised by DOS ELTea where Magda and Łukasz presented 3 incredible sessions packed with classroom takeaways. I picked my two favourite ideas and used them with my students. Take a look what happened.

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