Author Archives: Chris Speck

Warmstone – Free today

Hello there My book is free to download for the next few days from Amazon. It’s a right good adventure story. It might even make thee cry. Hope you enjoy it and thanks for stopping by.  

Teach yourself IELTS Writing – Free today

Free to download today from Amazon. Please share! It’s a great little resource book with tips on: How to tackle task 1 and task 2 on the IELTS reading paper Sample essays and ‘HOW TO USE THEM!’. How to ANSWER THE QUESTION for both task 1 and task 2. Here’s the UK version Here’s the American version […]

A new novel – Painted Dog – please read and vote!

Please help me get a publishing contract!

Optical illusions- a PPT for your English/ EFL / ESOL classroom

I’ve just found more another optical illusion powerpoint on my hard drive. I don’t know where it came from or who made it, or how I got it. It’s an old favourite and perfect for a warmer, filler or just for when you have nothing else. To get the most out of it Put students […]

5 Academic sentences for IELTS writing and speaking

Learning academic sentences is a powerful way to make your language stronger. Like learning karate moves in the dojo, the more times you say or write them the more you will understand how they work. Also like karate moves, once you know how they work, you can use them in the real world! 5 Academic […]

Video: How to write a simple Task 1 IELTS essay

Watch the video to learn how to write a simple Task 1 IELTS essay

It’s Christmas again in the ESOL / EFL classroom

It’s time to dust off the old Christmas worksheets and pull out the tatty decorations. I’ve rounded up some of the best stuff on the web in terms of worksheets, shows, interactive games and song Worksheets The English Language Space Station has some good lessons on Christmas http://www.englishlanguagespacestation.com/ESOL.htm#Festivals and Celebrations in the UK There are […]