Gadget-proof

October 23, 2012

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I was just going to tweet the video below and leave it at that, but I had a few ideas while on the train to work so have decided to turn it into a post. The lesson deals with the topics of gadgets, advertising and sales, and provides opportunities to present and practice a variety […]

Being Watched

September 27, 2012

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Your students are being watched! You know it, they know it, but for some reason coursebook writers don’t seem to know it! Here’s a lesson to redress the balance. Topic : CCTV cameras, surveillance society and the right to privacy. Level : Upper intermediate to Advanced | B2 to C2 Activities : Video, roleplay, discussion, […]

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Roleplaying from home

June 11, 2012

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SGI Guest Post (3) Here’s the third in a short series of guest posts I’m writing for St George International (SGI). Roleplaying from home Will keep you posted on future installments!

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F*ck! The f*cking f*cker’s f*ucked!

June 6, 2012

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Well, I finally kept my promise! After years and years of putting off students’ requests to know more about “bad” language, a few weeks ago I decided to give a B2.2 group the low-down on the wonderful world of English profanity. Of course, my intention was not to encourage students to use English swear words […]

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Teaching Unleashed : Don’t Dog Me!

May 16, 2012

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In this lesson students deal with the issue of dangerous dogs, then go on to discuss the broader relationships that humans have with their canine chums. It is based around a BBC video in which a local MP confronts the owner of a Staffordshire pitbull terrier in a public park. The lesson also includes conversation, […]

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Photo Opportunities

April 30, 2012

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SGI Guest Post (2) Here’s the second in a short series of guest posts I’m writing for St George International (SGI). Photo Opportunities Will keep you posted on future installments!

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There’s a “mapp” for that!

April 12, 2012

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SGI Guest Post (1) Just a quick post to let you know that over the coming weeks I’ll be writing a short series of guest posts for St George International (SGI). Here’s the first installment, which suggests a few ways of how to use on-line maps with your students. Will keep you posted on future […]

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