Category Archives: Reading

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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Using electronic gadgets in class

Mobile phones in class? Yes! I can recall at least 4 situations which involved the use of electronic gadgets in my English lessons throughout the last semestre. Some of my colleague teachers were so interested that I thought it might … Continue reading

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“I crash-landed in the Hudson”

Much has been said and written about the US Airways Flight 1549 when it took off from La Guardia airport in January 2009, and since then it’s always been among the episodes that pilots mention the most in the ICAO … Continue reading

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Brazil on the spot: News Reading and EFL

Very sad news here in Brazil, regarding the fire in a nightclub in Rio Grande do Sul, where more than 230 people died. This is how the Daily Telegraph reported the tragedy:   Although it’s a decidedly grieving topic, my … Continue reading

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Fuel leak in Boeing 787

Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has recently experienced a spate of problems with their Boeing 787, have you guys heard about it?   Describing incidents, accidents, components of aircraft and the ordinary problems related to them are part of a … Continue reading

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