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Test-teach-test with Quizlet Live

Here is an activity I tried a couple of times with my teenage students. I decided to combine the test-teach-test approach with a fairly new feature of Quizlet which is Quizlet live. My students played a vital role in shaping this activity and so did my friend, Łukasz Knap who helped work out the technical kinks.

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Rotating discussion stations with a twist

This speaking activity is perfect for bigger groups and serves as both speaking practice and revision. The version below was designed with C1 students in mind but you can adapt it to any level and topic.

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Phrasal verbs revision and consolidation activities

Phrasal-verbs-revision-and-consolidation-activitiesWhat activities can we use in order to help our students revise and consolidate their knowledge of various phrasal verbs? Keep reading to discover my 5 activity ideas.

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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 …