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English teaching resources: The conditionals

English teaching resources: The conditionals

English teaching resources: The conditionals English Level: Advanced (B2-C1) Objective: Practice using conditional sentences in imaginary or real situations Intro Traditionally grammar practising has been done through writing because it gives the students time to...

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Been there, done that…

Been there, done that…

La Latina and Lavapies, Madrid, Spain There are many things to both do and see in Madrid, so let us just for some time (the time it takes to read this) imagine that I am your guide. First, I would tell you to meet up at Puerta del Sol (the sun gate), the centre of...

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Story telling 4:  Dave, Newcastle

Story telling 4: Dave, Newcastle

Hi, I am Dave. I am 25 years old, from Newcastle in the UK. I am about to finish my studies in international politics and foreign affairs, and I don't know what to do next. I am considering three options; I could start applying for jobs and going for job interviews,...

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The wonderful, NEW Gran Via

The wonderful, NEW Gran Via

Once you started your TEFL course in Madrid, you need to find out WHERE Gran Via is, because you will soon find out WHAT it is. It is sprawling, bustling, lively, tempting, noisy, vibrant, full of energy, full of people, families, small children, not so small...

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TEFL Student  story:  Samantha, Bournemouth, UK

TEFL Student story: Samantha, Bournemouth, UK

My name is Samantha. I am 26 years old and I come from Bournemouth in the South of England. I consider myself an outgoing and curious person and a lot of people have told me that I have a teacher´s personality. I liked going to school, and I studied hard to get into...

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Stories for TEFL classes: the Norse creation myth

Stories for TEFL classes: the Norse creation myth

Some people like stories to read or to listen to. Some of these intriguing stories are myths. Here is the Norse creation myth. Before there was a world, there was a cold place in the north called Niflheim. There was snow and ice. In the south, there was a hot place...

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Travelling by train in Europe.

Travelling by train in Europe.

If you are young, a student – or you have just finished your studies, without a fat bank account or rich parents, does it mean that you have to leave all your dreams about travelling, exciting places, meeting new people and unforgettable things unfulfilled? Of course...

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Europe – a true melting pot.

Europe – a true melting pot.

A surprise for people from other continents, and a fact that few Europeans think about is the following; all the different countries in Europe have their own and different language and culture. Some of the languages are quite similar, like the Scandinavian languages,...

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Student story: Daniel, California

Student story: Daniel, California

Hi, I'm Danny (Daniel) from California, USA. I took the Trinity College CertTESOL course one year ago and spent a lovely time in Madrid, meeting many great people, and making a lot of good friends. After the course, I travelled around Europe for a while (I can tell...

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TEFL teachers: Taken by surprise…

TEFL teachers: Taken by surprise…

TEFL teachers: Taken by surprise… Occasionally, students (or others) may ask you about the meaning of words and expressions you commonly use. While trying to give some explanations or definitions, you realise that this is not easy. Here are some examples....

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