Category anecdotes

Teaching English using anecdotes – some ideas

An anecdote (to quote OALD) is a ‘a short, interesting or amusing story about a real person or event’. They are a great way of learning English, they are fun, entertaining and whether you are listeing to them or telling them, they offer a real chance to practise language. There are loads of ways you […]


Instant Lessons – The (Pub) Quiz lesson

Here’s another class that needs no preparation or materials to run, just a bit of showmanship and some paper. 1. Explain the idea of the quiz in your country (in my case, the pub quiz in the UK). You might like to borrow my annecdote about my dad, which is half true. ‘Every Tuesday night my dad, who’s […]