Author Archives: Isabella Ferraro

About Isabella Ferraro

English examiner, teacher and frustrated ballerina. Geek, gauche, obsessed with books, podcasts and the web. Dedicated professional and blogger, tho. More info below blog's header.

Orlando Shooting: a conversation lesson

Originally posted on ricardo barros elt:
Although the events that took place in Orlando this past weekend were horrific, I think they are worth discussing with students. From a language perspective, much like the topic of impeachment, things like terrorism,…

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ELT: Web-integrated Scavenger Hunt

So, you don’t think an advanced group of teenagers would be interested in hunting around for clues in their school? Think it over. It just has to be meaningful. I devised a scavenger hunt with items we had seen in … Continue reading

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ELT: On working with readers

 Last semestre I had an intermediate group which had a mandatory reading – the Slumdog Millionaire graded reader, adapted and published by Macmillan. Even though many (if not all) of my students had seen the film, I made a point of … Continue reading

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Airborne drones to take centre stage in new art installation at Victoria & Albert museum

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Focus on: like

We very often sound redundant by sticking to same old words and expressions. Especially when it comes to a foreign language – after all, why should I do it differently, as long as such words and expressions have proved themselves effective … Continue reading

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