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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.  

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 […]

I need reading practice- but I hate reading! IELTS / TOEFL / TOIEC

You need to practise reading…but you hate reading. You really hate it. It’s all boring. You hate reading in English. Stop. On the internet there are a million interesting things to read. Read Quora Quora http://www.quora.com – hundreds of interesting questions answered. I just visited this website to get a screen shot of it and […]

The zombie lesson – reading and discussion lesson for Halloween

Originally posted on Chris Speck:
Can’t be bothered to read the blog?  I wouldn’t bother either, here’s the worksheet:  https://chrisspeck.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/the-zombie-lesson.doc I quite like zombie films and most of my pre-intermediate and intermediate students do as well. Here is a three part Zombie lesson to get them talking and reading about the most popular undead monster…

Using smart devices in class – challenge or opportunity? — Oxford University Press

Thomas Healy is one of the authors of Smart Choice as well as an Assistant Professor in the Intensive English Program at the Pratt Institute, New York City. A full time instructor, he presents regularly on how to adapt traditional classroom materials to meet the needs of the Selfie Generation, and how to use widely […]

Halloween English – The Vampire Lesson

Here’s another lesson for your ESOL, ESL or EFL students tapping the now mainstream interest in Vampires. Get the worksheet straight away by clicking here – https://chrisspeck.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/the-vampire-lesson.doc Whether your students enjoyed the seminal video game Vampire: The Masquerade – bloodlines a few years ago or they enjoy The Twilight series of films or the TV […]

IELTS, TOEFL Academic reading: Read quicker! I need more time!

  There’s not enough time! If only I had more time…I could do better if I had more time. I need more time. Slow down! There are no short cuts! Academic reading tests are hard because they don’t give you much time. You need to be able to read faster! Here are three simple tips that will help […]