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As many of us are coming toward the end of term, here's a festive crossword to give students some seasonal vocabulary and speaking practice. Thanks to Tim Robbio Warre for creating and sharing this.
Marcus

Christmas Communicative Crossword

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Should we say, ‘Hi, honey, it’s me?’ or ‘Hi, honey, it’s I’? Is it always clear when to use ‘less’ or when to use ‘fewer’?
World renowned linguist, Steven Pinker, takes a look at why some grammar ‘rules’ are now archaic or simply wrong: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes)

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★A great grammar reference for you and your students!★
It’s been written by the well-known English language teaching expert, Dave Willis, and describes the ways that speakers of British English make sentences from sets of words [ Bit.ly Link ] Interactive exercises are provided so that students can practise each grammar point.
Are you unsure about how best to approach teaching grammar?
★Michael Swan, the renowned linguist and writer, takes a hard look at what grammar is and how we can teach it: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Michael Swan | Teaching grammar - does grammar teaching work?

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A selection of great seasonal activities for you and your young learners.
Lots of fun ideas for how you and your students can enjoy this festive season.
Ann :-)
Would you like to feel more confident in dealing with dyslexic students in class?
Here’s a comprehensive and freely downloadable booklet from Dystefl
Ann
Over 50 song videos for teaching English all in one place!
♫ Thanks for helping us build the TeachingEnglish Jukebox and please keep on adding to it! ♫
– Here’s how: add a link to your favourite song video on [ Bit.ly Link ] and give a brief description of how we can use it to teach English.
Looking forward to seeing your latest ideas! Ann :-)
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TeachingEnglish Jukebox

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Here's a great lesson with a Christmas theme from Film English!
Mark

Buster the Boxer

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Here’s a great video to get students talking in class!
★Father Christmas challenges people to do something unusual and wonderful!★
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The Christmas gift experiment

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Liven up your classroom with some music!
♫ A collection of class activities and resources to help you make the best of music and songs in your classroom.
Ann :-)
Looking for songs for practising of one of the verb tenses in English?
– Tefltunes have compiled this handy list of links to songs that focus on tenses from the present simple to the third conditional: [ Bit.ly Link ]
#Music #Grammar

ESL Song Lessons - tefltunes.com - Songs For Teaching Grammar

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Over 50 song videos for teaching English all in one place!
♫ Thanks for helping us build the TeachingEnglish Jukebox and please keep on adding to it! ♫
– Here’s how: add a link to your favourite song video on [ Bit.ly Link ] and give a brief description of how we can use it to teach English.
Looking forward to seeing your latest ideas! Ann :-)
#TeachingEnglishJukebox

TeachingEnglish Jukebox

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Could using Minecraft as a writing prompt increase the level of description in writing when used with students? Take a look at what Neil Jarrett says in his post below. :)

What Is The Effect Of Using Minecraft As A Descriptive Writing Prompt?

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Looking for a warmer to start off your class today?
This activity helps you personalise the learning experience and find out how your students’ are feeling before you launch into your class: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Ann :-)
#Speaking #Warmer

Happy Graph

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A fun speaking activity for your adult learners to practise the present perfect simple. Just print off the cards, cut them up, and you're ready to go! Thanks to Larissa's Languages for sharing this :)
Marcus

Have you ever...? Christmassy Questions

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We may be good at thinking about the well-being of our students, but do we take enough care of ourselves?
– Here’s some sound advice from Marie Delaney for how to manage the everyday stress involved in trying to live up to our own high standards: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Ann
#CPD

Taking care of yourself so that you can take care of your students

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Is it cold where you are? Well, it’s freezing in the Arctic where the polar bears live!
Here’s a funny seasonal story about a baby polar bear that provides lots of opportunities for your younger learners to practise ‘have got’, plus vocabulary for body parts and the family.
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Brrrrrr! Ann

Polar bear story

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5 great tips from Tekhnologic for improving lesson planning using Word! [ Bit.ly Link ]
Do you think Tekhnologic should be the winner of this month’s #TeachingEnglishBlogAward?

5 Tips for Lesson Planning in Word

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Looking for a warmer to start off your class today?
This activity helps you personalise the learning experience and find out how your students’ are feeling before you launch into your class: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Ann :-)
#Speaking #Warmer

Happy Graph

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Here's a simple workstation activity by ELT Planning which can be used in Teen or young learner classes. Does anyone do the same? ... Do share any tips in the comments below!

Workstations for reviews (young learners)

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