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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
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
We’ve been talking a lot about dictionaries here and another thing I often talk about to my students is how English language – or, rather, every language in use – is changing all the time, for this very reason: the … Continue reading
Out of habit rather than preference, I always look up either the Macmillan dictionary or the Free Dictionary, which are both rather good as we know. But there are times we can get no satisfaction in one dictionary only, there … Continue reading
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