English teaching resources: Money. Proverbs, sayings and slang

English teaching resources: Money. Proverbs, sayings and slang. English level: C1 Objective: Introducing some expressions used when talking about money and related issues. Introduction This material can be used as relaxing activities both in classes of business English and general English. . Students may be familiar with some of these expressions as they are somewhat…
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December 4, 2019 | by

English teaching resources: Compound (double) words.

English teaching resources: Compound (double) words. English level: B1 – B2 Objective: Practising new words and increasing the students´vocabulary. Introduction One of the differences between English and languages like Spanish is how to make words. While in English you can put two words together to create a new word, eg. ASH + TRAY = ASHTRAY,…
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November 5, 2019 | by

Storytelling 12: Janet from New Zealand

Hi, I am Janet from New Zealand and for the moment I´m living and working as a teacher in Tokyo. After a hectic, intensive course, with quite a few reports to write, some “wake up calls” in my own mother tongue, and exciting teaching practice classes with real non-English speaking students, I was the proud…
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October 31, 2019 | by

Story telling 11: My first job ever!

Hi y´all, I´m Mike from Houston in Texas, the USA. I´m 22 years old, and finished college 3 months ago. I took some courses in Spanish at college, but didn´t feel that I was able to speak it well. That´s why I ended up in Spain. I found this Trinity College CertTESOL course and I…
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October 11, 2019 | by

English teaching resources: How to cook your favourite dish.

English teaching resources: An English dictionary. Vocabulary related to cooking. Objective: Practising how to explain a dish and how to make it, in a foreign language. Introduction Most people like eating and are interested in different food traditions. Dishes, ingredients, tastes and flavours are parts of a country´s culture. It may sometimes be difficult to…
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October 9, 2019 | by

English teaching resources: Games/ competitions

English level: A1, A2 Objective: Practising listening and speaking by asking questions. Vocabulary practice. Introduction In general, it is important to maintain a high motivation level among students in foreign language classes, and specifically if students are beginners, children or adolescents. Having fun-based activities, light-hearted competitions and games are some ways to keep the students´…
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October 1, 2019 | by

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