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Similes & Feelings

Lesson in brief: Students will explore anger using similes.

Introduction: Explain that this activity will foster creative thinking by asking students to make connections between things they don’t usually think of as connected. Review or explain the meaning of simile: a figure of speech in which two unlike things are compared.     read more >>


Creating word games using the Teacher’s Pet

Ask your class what they’d like to read about next lesson, and they’re highly unlikely to mention content from their coursebook. Yesterday’s catastrophe, today’s celebrity gossip or tomorrow’s technology stand a far better chance of appearing on the classroom wish list.

Thankfully, if you have a connection to the internet and Microsoft Word or Open Office Writer (available for free from www.openoffice.org), then you can create exciting classroom materials based on any topical issue of your choice in a matter of minutes.     read more >>



Most EFL course books are organized around topics – themes such as the body, transport, clothes, animals or sports. At higher levels the concepts may be more abstract – the environment or culture. This seems logical as we need something to talk about; a topic provides a context making language learning and use more meaningful and purposeful.

The structural approach to language learning emphasizes knowing about and being able to use grammar and vocabulary items. The communicative approach seeks to provide tasks in which learners use language to do the sorts of things they would do in their native language     read more >>


Top 20 Shakespeare quotes

Match the halves and feel cultured (you can then attempt to slip them into casual conversations you have in English. Extra points if your interlocutor can name the play). Use these in advanced classes and ask them if they agree with the sentiments.     read more >>