Tag Archives: Teacher

Writing Cards – Christmas Cards for ESOL, ESL and EFL

  Can’t be bothered to read the post – Click here for the lesson on Writing Cards Sending cards is an enourmous business in the UK and the USA with the average person spending way too much time and money on them. There’s also a lot of social pressure to send and receive them especially at Christmas time. Who […]

Halloween worksheets for your English class

                https://chrisspeck.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/halloween.doc If you live in the UK or the USA, the end of October means more little kids dressed as skeletons knocking on your door and screaming ‘trick or treat’ before you dish out the sweets. Here’s an old favourite that I’ve used on Hallowe’en for many […]

Hapland- IELTS and Video Games – Reading Instructions

Hapland is a very frustrating flash game. http://foon.uk/farcade/hapland/ Read the instructions below to complete it. If you like video games, walkthroughs are great way to practise reading. Following complex instructions to complete a task will give you some INTERESTING reading practice. Basically the idea of the game is to get the little man to safety byclicking […]

Learn English with Muhammad Ali – a quotes worksheet for your English class

A brilliant athlete, entertainer and role-model, Muhammad Ali used his language skill to attack, humiliate and make fun of his opponents even before they stepped into the ring. Here’s a warmer/ filler/ cooler lesson on his quotes and life. This should take about half and hour and would be good for intermediate EFL / ESOL or ESL students […]

My top five IELTS books – for students

If you want to do well in the IELTS exams, invest in some good books. They may be expensive but, good quality books can always be resold on eBay or at your college or university. Better still – get one of these out of the library! 1. IELTS Trainer This book leads you through six […]

Top Five IELTS books – for teachers

Teaching IELTS? An old pro? A newbie? Here are my top five books for teaching IELTS. 1. Instant IELTS – Guy Brook Hart Ready to use tasks and activities for IELTS students at intermediate and above. This book is an old favourite and my own copy is now battered from constant use. Great worksheets for […]

Giving a 2 minute presentation: IELTS Speaking

Giving a two minute presentation It’s scary giving a presentation – even when you are sure about your subject and you have prepared well. In the IELTS speaking exam, you’ll be asked to speak for 2 minutes on a given topic (see some example cards on the opposite page). Here are some tips which will help you get […]