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Grammar tap

Author(s):Josh Kurzweil

Josh Kurzweil describes a way of helping students practise and remember key structures

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Grammar instruction and the communicative approach – an unlikely pairing?

Author(s):Biljana Naumoska-Sarakinska

Is it possible to teach a communicative approach whilst insisting on grammatical accuracy? Biljana Naumoska-Sarakinska offers her opinions on which approaches work best for her.

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Six lessons you need never teach again

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Adapting your coursebook and not sure what to cut and what to keep? Nicola Prentis suggests a few grammar points you can easily leave out.

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Grammar without pron . . . is like food without taste (Part 2)

Author(s):Adrian Underhill

Adrian Underhill presents a list of ten activities for raising students’ awareness of pronunciation along with their ability to speak and listen .

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4 Misconceptions about Pronunciation

Author(s):David Dodgson

Inspired by the January 2018 issue of Modern English Teacher and a recent debate in his teaching centre, MET resident blogger David Dodgson addresses some common misconceptions about teaching pronunciation, and suggests some quick and easy ideas for incorporating more pron work into our classes.

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Fact, opinion or saying: the perfect minimalist lesson

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Robert McLarty describes a low preparation lesson with high yield.

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The importance of English

Author(s):Aloysious Clement, Murugavel Thanikachalam

What skills are needed in English? What is looked at in terms of recruitment? Where does English make a difference?

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Exploiting infographics

Author(s):Lucas Kohnke, Billy Chan

Lucas Kohnke and Billy Chan suggest a more creative approach to writing

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To teach or not to teach poetry in the ESL classroom

Author(s):Mohamed Yacoub

Mohamed Yacoub argues passionately about the benefits of writing poetry in class

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10 tips for memorising vocabulary

Author(s):Fiona Mauchline

Some simple activities aimed at helping your learners remember new words.

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Using SWOT in Business English training

Author(s):Ben Dobbs

How can you use SWOT in the classroom? Benjamin Dobbs offers some useful insights into this important tool

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Balancing accuracy and fluency

Author(s):Thu Tran

Thu Tran suggests ways of getting clear outcomes from oral communication classes

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