Tag Archives: foreign language

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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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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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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Listening: Brothers Grimm retold

So guys, what do you say of moving on to greener pastures, after the disturbing news in yesterday’s post? I thought today we could go all out for a very brief listening , given that it’s one of the skills that … Continue reading

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Focus on: irregular plurals

So, we’ve already talked about the plural of aircraft, but I feel some other English plurals happen to be even more baffling for foreign students. In this post I’m going to focus on 3 very scrupulously chosen nouns – just … Continue reading

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