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English teaching resources: Minimal pairs, the /ei /versus the /ai / sounds

English level: B1/B2 Objective: To train the students to hear the difference between sounds that seem the same. A lot of English language students have a hard time distinguishing between the two different sounds in words like “may” /ei / and “my” /ai /. They might get some help from the context, but what ifRead More »English teaching resources: Minimal pairs, the /ei /versus the /ai / sounds
English teaching resources: Words with similar sounds, but different spellings and meanings

English teaching resources: Words with similar sounds, but different spellings and meanings.

English level: A2, B1/B2 Objective: To understand the meanings of words from its context. Introduction: Already during the Teaching Practice classes at the EBC TEFL course, we realise that English pronunciation is not at all easy for foreigners. In addition, the lack of consistency between spelling and sound sinks in. A lot of words inRead More »English teaching resources: Words with similar sounds, but different spellings and meanings.
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English teaching resources: Amazing art, expressing impressions and feelings

English level: B2/C1 (Intermediate/Advanced) Topic: Amazing art. Objective: To be able to express impressions and feelings regarding art. Intro A lesson about art, is normally appropriate for students at an advanced level of TEFL training. You can tell the students to bring a copy/print out/photo of their favourite piece of art, or you (as aRead More »English teaching resources: Amazing art, expressing impressions and feelings
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What’s a great way to break ice on your first day of teaching English?

What’s a great way to break ice on your first day of teaching English? Have fun with animals! Learning techniques to motivate students is one of the many things a TEFL course can do for English teachers who choose EBC. Animals can be useful creatures, they provide us with milk, wool, meat etc, but theyRead More »What’s a great way to break ice on your first day of teaching English?
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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 in writing and gives the students time to think about what is right or wrong. The problem is that when you speak, you must come up with the properRead More »English teaching resources: The conditionals
Games for Writing to Speaking

Games for Writing to Speaking

Games for Writing to Speaking In the previous article “From Writing to Speaking: Enhancing Conversation” we presented an approach that suggests educational progression in ESL classes from writing to speech, as opposed to the more widespread conception in which speaking normally precedes writing. There have been many approaches suggesting educational progression in ESL classes. AnRead More »Games for Writing to Speaking