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Writing for MET
| 2011
3
Editorial - A note from the editor
| 2014
4
KEYNOTE - Towards a Post-Communicative Approach - Life beyond CLT
Andrewer, Simon | 2005
4
Keynote - Distance learning for CPD - Horses for courses
Paran, Amos | 2002
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KEYNOTE - Using essential elements to uncover meaning in academic texts - Edward de Chazal reveals a new set of elements which help learners understand better.
| 2014
4
Subscription Form
| 2011
4
Keynote - 'The next session is ... networking ...' - Adrian Underhill considers the benefits of networking on a range of levels.
| 2014
5
KEYNOTE - Teaching Grammar - Does teaching grammar work?
Swan, Michael | 2006
5
KEYNOTE - Creative Thinking in Teacher Education? The potential for new ideas
Mumford, Simon | 2007
5
Keynote - Talking language to subject teachers - Are you talking to your subject teacher colleagues?
Wrangham-Briggs, Catherine | 2002
5
KEYNOTE - Mining listening texts - Sheila Thorn proposes a new approach to listening skills teaching.
Thorn, Sheila | 2009
5
KEYNOTE - The Lexical Approach is dead: Long live the lexical dimension - Ivor Timmis argues that while the Lexical Approach may be dead, we should add a Lexical Dimension to our teaching.
Timmis, Ivor | 2008
5
Keynote - The Shibboleths of TEFL - Straightening out our thinking
Lowe, Mark | 2005
5
Keynote - To infinity and beyond - Teacher education in the third millennium
Wilson, Rosemary | 2001
5
Keynote - Language Philosophy and Language Teaching - A rich source of ideas about language
Lowe, Mark | 2003
5
KEYNOTE - Should my English teaching school be a pre-school school? Or should my pre-school be an English teaching school?
Case, Alex | 2007
5
KEYNOTE - Turn up, tune in, switch on? - Kevin Ottley gets the student point of view of digital technology in the classroom.
| 2013
5
KEYNOTE - English in primary schools and Content Based Language Learning - Roger Barnard reflects on two significant innovations in EFL teaching.
Chan, Clarice | 2010
5
Keynote - Coursebooks - A human, cultural and linguistic disaster?
Harmer, Jeremy | 2001
5
KEYNOTE - Beating Stress - Creating happiness and well-being in TEFL
Bress, Paul | 2006
5
Keynote - Hidden resources in the language classroom - Teaching with (next to) nothing
Jill / Hadfield, Charles | 2003
5
Keynote - The brainwork of language - What's happening in your head as you read this?
Ross, Nigel J. | 2001
5
Keynote - Young Learners of English - Background and issues
Rixon, Shelagh | 2000
5
Keynote - New technologies and the English teacher - Where have we come from, where are we going?
Norbrook, Hamish | 2001
5
KEYNOTE - CPD - Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is not new but it is increasingly seen as necessary in ELT in the UK and around the world. Keith Harding introduces an idea whose time has come.
Harding, Keith | 2009
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KEYNOTE - Authentic internet in the EFL class - Florentina Taylor explains why we should use the internet as a tool for promoting lifelong transferable skills.
Taylor, Florentina | 2009
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KEYNOTE - The memetics of EFL methodologies - Followers of fashion or ... ?
Todd, Richard Watson | 2008
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KEYNOTE - Teaching language through content in EAP - Olwyn Alexander gets to grips with some of the problems facing students and teachers on English for Academic Purposes programmes.
Alexander, Olwyn | 2008
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KEYNOTE - Developing the Reading Brain - Promoting reading
Cavallera, Ivana / Leiguarda, Ana | 2006
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Keynote - Teenagers! Motivating the teenage brain
Leiguarda, Ana | 2004
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KEYNOTE - It just doesn't sound right, and here's why ... - Mark Lloyd explores Lexical Priming Theory and its implications for teachers and learners.
Lloyd, Mark | 2009
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KEYNOTE - Technology in the future language classroom - Possibilities and probabilities
Carrier, Michael | 2006
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KEYNOTE - Language teachers as applied linguists — Past and future - Roger Barnard looks at the changing role of teachers in the development of applied linguistics.
| 2011
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KEYNOTE - Language and Music - The parallels Between Learning-Teaching English and Learning-Teaching Music
Lowe, Mark | 2007
5
Keynote - Developing Cultural Awareness - Integrating culture into a language course
Tomlinson, Brian / Masubara, Hitomi | 2004
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KEYNOTE - We are what we wear - Simon Andrewes explains why English as a Lingua Franca is a different not a lesser goal for language learners.
| 2012
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KEYNOTE - Communicative language learning: Communicating for what purpose? If the Communicative Approach has been superseded, what, asks Simon Andrewes, has taken its place?
| 2011
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KEYNOTE - Deliberate practice and high expectations - Phil Keegan advocates setting appropriate challenges for students.
| 2013
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KEYNOTE - Critical thinking skills in the process of academic writing - Roy Edwards looks into core EAP skills.
| 2013
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KEYNOTE - The constraints of dogma - Phillip Brown warns of the dangers of using inflexible criteria to judge teachers and teaching.
| 2014
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KEYNOTE What do teachers think about EFL coursebooks? Brian Tomlinson gives the teachers' and learners' views of what is available.
| 2010
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KEYNOTE - New horizons in language philosophy and teaching - Mark Lowe explores how ideas from a number of different sources are having an effect on language teaching.
| 2010
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KEYNOTE - Defining a 'good teacher'. Simply! Have you got what it takes?
Thompson, Sandee | 2008
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Keynote - Why should we read Michael Halliday? - Because we call ourselves professionals
Lowe, Mark | 2002
5
Keynote - In search of the successful user of English - How a corpus of non-native speaker language could impact on EFL teaching
Prodromou, Luke | 2003
5
Keynote - Do Your Students Notice Anything? What role does noticing play in language acquisition?
Harmer, Jeremy | 2003
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Keynote - The Teaching Police - Teachers' laws and teachers' lore
Marks, Jonathan | 2004
5
Keynote - Strategies of Communication - The power of strategic competence and the need for a focus on form
Koprowski, Mark | 2004
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KEYNOTE - Principled pragmatism - Bob Adamson describes a pragmatic approach to course design.
| 2012
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KEYNOTE - The tape is too fast - Willy Renandya asks us to consider the teacher's perspective on listening.
| 2012
5
KEYNOTE - The CEF: Walking 'can do' backwards - Robert Buckmaster looks into the problems of implementing the Council of Europe's Framework of Reference.
| 2011
5
KEYNOTE - Weblogs - Teaching writing and reading english through a web-based communicative medium
Askari Arani, Jafari | 2005
5
KEYNOTE - English teaching and corpora - Simon Andrewes asks "What are they good for?"
| 2011
5
KEYNOTE - English, Foreign Languages and Language - Or: Why English alone is not enough
Andrewes, Simon | 2007
5
Keynote - The CLT Police - Questioning the communicative approach
Andrewes, Simon | 2005
5
KEYNOTE - A campaign using ELT to promote social awareness - Katie Quartano describes the growth of the Disabled Access Friendly campaign.
| 2013
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The business world of the 1990s
Badger, Ian | 1994
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Self direction in professional development: A reflective approach
Altan, Mustafa Zülküf | 1997
7
Keynote - Teachers as agents of change
Altan, Mustafa Zülküf | 1999
7
Keynote - All change or small change? - The corpus revolution: What's in it for me?
Marks, Jonathan | 2002
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The classroom teacher's role in research: The missing link
Hawes, Glenn | 1997
7
Diversity or uniformity? Language 'standards' and the English teacher in the 1990s
Mitchell, Rosamond | 1994
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Is PPP dead?
Harmer, Jeremy | 1996
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How to be a Really Rotten Teacher
Collinson, Julian | 1997
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Questionnaire responses: What you think of MET
Tobin, Thérèse | 1997
7
Keynote - The Lexical Approach: A journey without maps
Thornbury, Scott | 1998
7
The developing roles of native-speaker and non-native-speaker teachers
Kershaw, George | 1996
7
Community language speakers in British schools
Wrangham, Catherine | 1995
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Cultural Studies, British Studies and EFL
Pulverness, Alan | 1995
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Flexible learning: the teacher's friend?
Grenfell, Michael | 1994
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Classroom interaction
Castillo, Rigoberto | 1998
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John Haycraft
Duff, Tony | 1996
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NLP: What's it all about?
Revell, Jane / Norman, Susan | 1998
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Keynote - Global Issues in the language classroom: Why not?
Macdonald-Smith, Felicity | 1999
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The start of the first course for EFL teachers in 1962
Haycraft, John | 1996
7
Keynote - 'What have you just learnt?' Preparing learners in the classroom for self-access language learning
Miller, Lindsay | 2000
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Keynote - 'I do it my way.' Where do teachers' principles come from?
Milton, Marion | 2000
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Keynote - Voice, the neglected imperative
Comins, Roz | 1999
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Revolutions in ELT materials?
Hopkins, Andy | 1995
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Communicating without the coursebook
Fitzpatrick, Frank | 1995
7
Intercultural competence in English language education
Hyde, Martin | 1998
7
Keynote - Grammar for the 21st century
Maule, David | 2000
7
Keynote - Doing as we would be done by
Gower, Roger | 1999
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Memory and foreign language learning
Pincas, Anita | 1996
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - Literature with a small 'I' - Donald Jack recommends literature for the English Language classroom.
| 2012
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PRACTICAL IDEAS - Towards minimalism in course materials - Dave Grant shows that less is often more when teaching speaking.
| 2014
10
ABOUT LANGUAGE - Lexical density in English - Leo Selivan looks at the influence of French and what it means for teachers.
| 2012
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Practical ideas - From the store to the classroom: Teaching with shopping receipts - Elena Schvidko describes a number of activities that make use of shopping receipts to practise language and skills at all levels.
| 2014
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About Language - The bluffer's guide to tefl - I do it my way
Maule, David | 2001
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How to teach a foreign language
Zielonka, Bronislawa | 1996
10
About Language - CD-ROM dictionaries - Making life easier for students and teachers
Walter, Elizabeth | 2002
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - Categorization - Aleksandra Szudy-Sojak examines how we categorize concepts.
| 2013
10
About Language - Keeping things complicated
Maule, David | 2001
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - Grammar collocation and sentence structure - Phillip Brown looks into lexical and structural relations.
| 2013
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ABOUT LANGUAGE Jane Hughes from University College, London shares her expertise on the theme of codeswitching.
| 2010
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About Language - Bringing up children in a multi-lingual environment
Ribes-Gil, Bettina | 1999
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It's English, but not as we know it
Stanton, Alan | 1997
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About Language - Grammar fallacies of our age - 6 'Reported speech' is a meaningful concept
Parrott, Martin | 2002
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About Language - Talking about literature
Hall, Geoff | 1999
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About Language - Taming the madness of English - Changes in African and Asian Englishes
Bobda, Agustin Simo | 2001
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - Small differences in grammar make big differences in meaning - Bill Littlewood describes an activity in which students interpret the effects on meaning of different choices in grammar.
| 2010
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - Stories - Nick Shepherd suggests some ways you can use stories in the classroom.
Shepherd, Nick | 2008
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Keynote - Coursebooks - The roaring in the chimney
Thornbury, Scott / Meddings, Luke | 2001
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - The Teacher's Dilemma - What to teach and what to consider incorrect
Sheen, Ron | 2005
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - Phonological skills in EFL - Charles Jannuzi explores the development of learners' phonological awareness.
| 2013
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - Bending the gender of inanimate nouns - Why do we sometimes personify inanimate objects? Aneta Naumoska takes us through the mystery.
| 2011
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PRACTICAL IDEAS - Important lessons in life - Katie Quartano offers practical ways to introduce disability issues in class.
| 2014
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'Double-barrelled' adjectives
Ross, Nigel J. | 1997
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - Natural, real-world grammar - Simon Andrewes asks how we should test the validity of grammar rules.
| 2012
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - Texting and emoticons - Nick Shepherd takes a look at the long and noble lineage of texts.
Shepherd, Nick | 2009
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - Punctuation for Tefflers and Tefflees Just follow the signs
Pastor, Nicolas | 2005
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - Odd word pairs
| 2011
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About Language - Reading and writing as arithmetic - Is learning a language like learning maths?
Thornbury, Scott | 2000
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - ELFER or SNAC? Which side are you on? How much should our teaching be based on native-speaker norms, and how much on variants? Who owns English? Nick Shepherd wrestles with this thorny question.
| 2011
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - The word part technique - Wei Zheng and Paul Nation describe a very useful way to teach vocabulary.
| 2013
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - Ordering words about (or About ordering words, or Words about ordering) - Jonathan Marks deals with word order in clauses.
Marks, Jonathan | 2008
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About Language - Descriptive or prescriptive grammar - Some myths dispelled
Cosh, Jill | 2003
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - Zooming in on phrasal verbs - Is there any rhyme or reason in the unexpected twists of meaning of phrasal verbs? Konrad Brodzinski argues that there is.
Brodzinski, Konrad | 2009
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About Language - And now for something completely different!
Woolard, George | 1999
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Estuary as a word language
Rosewarne, David | 1996
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About Language - It's Possible, Minister - The mysteries of model verbs
Lloyd, Mark | 2004
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About Language - Glitches and Poetry of Non-native English - Celebrate the variations
Rinvolucri, Mario | 2005
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There once was a teacher from...
Gill, Simon | 1995
13
The BNC - A spoken corpus
Rundell, Michael | 1995
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About Language - The Future Continuous - Some thoughts on time and circumstance
Cosh, Jill | 2001
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About Language - Between and Among - A response to Jackie Lee
Swan, Michael | 2004
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Spanglish spoken
Ribes-Gil, Bettina | 1998
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Every one a winner?
Deuter, Margaret | 1996
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - Say what you mean - Simon Andrewes helps us to see how the same sentence can be said in different ways, with very different meanings.
Andrewes, Simon | 2009
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The Idiot's Guide to big grammar items Part 2 - Other uses of prepositions.
| 2010
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - EN - English has its own special ways of making new words. Mark Lowe looks at some prefixes and suffixes.
| 2010
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Through a glass darkly
Gower, Roger | 1998
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Do this be English? The Ebonics furor in the US
Kadesch, Margot | 1997
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PRACTICAL IDEAS - Getting to grips with texts - Simon Mumford looks into different ways of exploiting longer reading texts.
| 2012
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About Language - When Words Get Stressed Out - Do the rules work?
Abbott, Gerry | 2004
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Anthimeria and parts of speech - Parts of speech are a way of defining what each word is. But words can do anything. Or can they?"
| 2011
14
About Language - Grammar fallacies of our age - 'Past Perfect Simple for the earlier of two events in the past'
Parrott, Martin | 2002
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Ordering words about (or About ordering words, or Words about ordering) - Jonathan Marks discusses word order in noun phrases and reveals that the truth is actually more complicated than we had thought.
Marks, Jonathan | 2008
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Using online dictionaries in English language courses - Pete Sharma discusses the benefits of online dictionaries and suggests a range of activities using them.
| 2014
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You think English is easy! Glenn Dahlem shows why it isn't.
| 2012
14
About Language - On Martin Parrott and Jill Cosh - Rhématique and thématique
James, Andrew | 2002
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About Language - Is Grammar Innate? A critique of Chomsky
Lowe, Mark | 2004
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Keynote - Feedback: Doing as we would be done by
Myers, Geoffrey / Gower, Roger | 2000
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Bits and pieces
| 2011
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PRACTICAL IDEAS - Creativity in the language classroom - Jill and Charlie Hadfield introduce creativity into vocabulary teaching.
| 2012
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Grammar rules ... again? - Leo Selivan argues that it's time for chunks to strike back.
| 2013
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PRACTICAL IDEAS - Teaching five-paragraph essays through metaphors - Simon Mumford looks into visual aids to help teach students academic essay writing skills.
| 2013
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Teaching English in your Comfort Zone - Norman Renshaw offers tips for more effective 1:1 teaching at home.
| 2014
14
About Language - Unbasic English - Using a phrase where a word would do
Abbott, Gerry | 2003
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - English Spelling - English spelling is a nightmare
Desmond, Jobn | 2006
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Codeswitching and language learning: A Reply A reply from Nick Shepherd.
| 2010
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A reply to Konrad Brodzinski
| 2009
14
About Language - Jargon, clichés and stuff - How we mangle our English
Bennett, Bryan | 2001
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When to use get and when to use go
Lindstromberg, Seth | 1997
15
In Dublin's fair city
Kerridge, Heather | 1994
15
Coping with Time & Newsweek
Ross, Nigel J. | 1995
15
About Language - From abs to zip file - 1 The changing face of English
Gadsby, Adam | 2002
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Grammatically unacceptable
Mackay, Ray | 1997
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About Language - Helping students to find their own voice
Gibb, Michael | 2000
15
Elusive allusions
Maule, David | 1996
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About Language - The origins and development of English dictionaries 2 - The 19th century and modern times
Jordan, Bob | 2001
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About Language - The Idiots Guide to Big Grammar Items 2 - An ABC to how the big items work
Shepherd, Nick | 2005
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Drawing together
Maule, David | 1995
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Language Scrapbook
| 2012
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About Language - The origins and development of English dictionaries 1 - Early days: Nathaniel Bailey and Samuel Johnson
Jordan, Bob | 2001
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About Language - Estuary English enters a new era
Rosewarne, David | 2000
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PRACTICAL IDEAS - Encouraging creativity in the language classroom - Hall Houston investigates ways to develop learners' creative skills.
| 2011
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If and politeness
White, Ron | 1994
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Present perfect or past simple? Konrad Brodzinski asks if this is a false dichotomy
Brodzinski, Konrad | 2009
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Advertising is fun - Gajendra Chauhan uses some clever advertising to brighten up his English classes.
Chauhan, Gajendra | 2009
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - "Hey buddy, got a dime?" - Have, have got and take
Desmond, John | 2006
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - If and Whether - Logic or language?
Desmond, John | 2005
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About Language - English lessons
Kennedy, Peter | 1999
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - Blended Learning and ELT - Façe to Face and Technology
Sharma, Pete | 2007
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About Language - Indian English: Certain lexical and grammatical variations
George, Jacob | 1998
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - The Idiot's Guide to Big Grammar Items 3 - An ABC to how the big items work
Shepherd, Nick | 2005
15
About Language - What can this cock-pit hold?
Crystal, David | 1999
15
A fair hearing
McClelland, Elizabeth / Maule, David | 1994
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Teaching idioms: Developing awareness of effect and appropriateness
Watson, Jenny | 1998
15
About Language - When DOWN=UP - It's up to you to decide
Abbott, Gerry | 2003
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - ELF at the gate - The position of English as a Lingua Franca
Jenkins, Jennifer | 2008
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - Get passives and their lookalikes - What's the difference between "get caught" and "get tired"? Is one of them a passive and one not? Lenore Morales takes us through the differences.
| 2011
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Theyism and Atheyism - Nick Shepherd spells out his personal view of a confused area: How to say he/she when you don't know whether you are talking about a man or a woman.
| 2010
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The state of the language
Howard, Godfrey | 1994
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Pronunciation: What is the ideal goal? Should students learn to speak as much like native speakers as possible? We ask not so much whether such a goal is feasible, but rather is it even desirable?
| 2009
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - To infinity and beyond ... - Konrad Brodzinski looks at the infinitive and the gerund, reveals their weaknesses and some of their history.
Brodzinski, Konrad | 2009
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PRACTICAL IDEAS - Playing with collocation - Simon Mumford suggests activities for teaching words that go together.
| 2012
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The Idiot's Guide to big grammar items Series 2 Multi-word verbs Part 1.
| 2010
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About Language - Not so foreign - Borrowed words in English
Bennett, Bryan | 2003
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About Language - Polysyllabicity - Keeping it short and to the point
Abbott, Gerry | 2005
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British politics and English words
Bennett, Bryan | 1995
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About Language - Notice Board
Maule, David | 2000
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What sort of standard does English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) need to reach? A response to Jenkins
Rinvolucri, Mario | 2008
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The idiomatic English teacher
Jordan, Bob | 1995
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - Grammar on the move - Three little words that tell us where English grammar is going
McCarthy, Michael / Carter, Ronald | 2006
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About Language - When they is one and we are too - A reflection on social change
Abbott, Gerry | 2002
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About Language - The place of English in the Swiss linguistic tradition
Ribes-Gil, Bettina | 1999
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About Language - When Two Words Become One - To join or not to join?
Abbott, Gerry | 2003
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - The Idiot's Guide to big grammar items 9 - Time and tense-Transitive and intransitive
Shepherd, Nick | 2007
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Offshore English and its implications - Cheryl Morris di Boscio identifies the problem of getting native English speakers to communicate with other people.
di Boscio, Cheryl Morris | 2008
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The Idiot's Guide to big grammar Items Part 2 - Prepositions and expressions of time.
Case, Alex | 2010
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - Did you know this? Could. What does it usually mean?
Shepherd, Nick | 2007
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - The Idiot's Guide to big grammar items 12 - Verbs 2
Shepherd, Nick | 2007
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About Language - Anglo-What? Blinded by the obvious
Anne, Elizabeth | 2003
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PRACTICAL IDEAS - Using free writing in the classroom - Richard R.P. Gabbrielli looks at the value of introducing a free writing stage to learners' writing.
| 2013
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About Language - Words with Attitude - Must
Cosh, Jill | 2004
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From the Wordwatch postbag
Engineer, Sue | 1994
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Don't waste your time! - Alex Case suggests some useful fillers for the end of the lesson.
| 2014
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News language 1: Looking below the surface
Hardt-Mautner, Gerlinde | 1995
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About Language - Why learners need vague language
Channell, Joanna | 1999
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About Language - Spontaneous combustion: Will vs going to
Obregon, Patrick | 1999
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Going once, going twice! David Coniam and Rachel Lok Wai Ting explain how they auction off compositions.
| 2012
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Leave them to their own devices - Carlotta Collins, Mark Ley and Stephen Pilton show how using learners' own mobile devices makes for interesting lessons.
| 2014
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - Mastery and Command of the English Language - Making headway
Morley, John | 2006
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About Language - Conjunction and Conjunct - When can they go together?
Bendall, Peter | 2004
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About Language - International children
Ribes-Gil, Bettina | 2000
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About Language - Up and over - Phrasal verbs expressing superiority and quantity
Campoy, Mari Carmen | 2002
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PRACTICAL IDEAS - Find the right word - Simon Mumford shows us some activities using advanced learner's dictionaries.
| 2013
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Humpty Dumpty words
Bennett, Bryan | 1995
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The augmented classroom - Stephen Pilton offers some practical ideas for how to use augmented reality in EFL.
| 2014
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About Language - Phrasal verbs: A physical approach - Further thoughts on superiority and quantity
Adams, Murray | 2003
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About Language - Compound words - The ways new words are formed
Gadsby, Adam | 2002
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - The Idiot's Guide to Big Grammar Items - The GI's of EFL
Shepherd, Nick | 2005
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The literacy of numeracy
Bennett, Bryan | 1998
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About Language - It Needn't Come to That! Introducing poems in the English lesson
Abbott, Gerry | 2004
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Mini-boards - Wayne Rimmer looks at ways to use mini-boards.
| 2012
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About Language - ELT goes soldiering on
Ewart-Biggs, Kate | 1999
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PRACTICAL IDEAS - The things people said - Simon Mumford explores using quotations for language teaching.
| 2013
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The Idiot's Guide to big grammar items - P is for punctuation
| 2008
18
English language quiz
Maule, David | 1996
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News reports - walls of building blocks
Ross, Nigel J. | 1994
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - Targeting errors in consonant doubling - -t- or -tt-
Poole, Brian | 2006
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Neglected structures - The Spontaneously-Arising Do Phenomenon
Keddie, Jamie | 2008
18
Let me tell you a funny story
Woolard, George | 1998
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Mnemonics for learning grammar - Simon Mumford has some fun ideas to help learners remember grammar.
| 2011
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About Language - There's a thought
Maule, David | 1999
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Something old, something new - Richard Morris shows us that the whole question of 'given' and 'new' is undervalued in EFL materials, and how we should be giving it more attention.
Morris, Richard | 2009
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - The Idiot's Guide to Big Grammar Items 6 - P is for Passives and Possessives
Shepherd, Nick | 2006
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Teaching with style - What effect do writers achieve, and how do they achieve it? Wayne Rimmer takes us on a journey through the style of writers, ranging from Oscar Wilde to Ian Fleming.
Rimmer, Wayne | 2009
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PRACTICAL IDEAS - All year English - Nina Lauder has some year-round activities to link language and content.
Lauder, Nina | 2009
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PRACTICAL IDEAS - Explaining grammar with Microsoft SmartArt - Simon Mumford creates some new ways to explain grammar.
| 2011
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About Language - The monosyllabic English teacher - The long and the short of it
Jordan, Bob | 2001
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Feedback on feedback
Maule, David | 1997
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Facebook@university - María Palmira Massi, Zoraida Risso Patrón, María Angélica Verdú and Paola Scilipoti suggest ways of using Facebook to strengthen student motivation and engagement.
| 2013
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The grammar of word order - Word order is also grammar! Comparing English with two other European languages, Simon Andrewes takes us through different ways of expressing meaning through grammar.
Andrewes, Simon | 2009
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About Language - Nifty Fifties Swifties - Playing gamely with language
Eayrs, Martin | 2001
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About Language - Verbing
Crystal, David | 2000
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Making grammar connections, increasing connectedness - Simon Mumford draws students' attention to similarities in form across different grammar areas.
| 2011
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ELF: A response to Jennifer Jenkins and Mario Rinvolucri - The Language Editor
| 2008
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - The Idiot's Guide to big grammar items 11 - Verbs 1
Shepherd, Nick | 2007
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About Language - English with slips of the tongue - Humour from malapropisms and spoonerisms
Jordan, Bob | 2002
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Developing communicative competence - Clarice Chan shares her reflections as a learner of Greek.
Shin, Christian | 2010
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About Language - What do people call you? Relationships and forms of address
Linse, Caroline | 2003
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - Grammar texts for the 21st century - Choosing materials
Lott, Hester | 2007
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Laugh about English - Luke Zimmermann shows us how we can use humorous mistakes as a teaching tool, without offending or embarrassing students.
Zimmermann, Luke | 2008
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About Language - Exploiting cartoons in the classroom
Woolard, George | 1999
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Shakespeare's language unraveled
Hadley, Mary / Cox, Laurie | 1998
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PRACTICAL IDEAS - Reviewing language in class - Hall Houston looks at some fun ways to consolidate language from earlier lessons.
| 2010
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About Language - To Teach or not to Teach - Conversational language
Haines, Simon | 2003
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To be or being
Houghton, Andrew | 1997
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News from the Corpus: Used to - or not?
Lott, Bernard | 1995
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PRACTICAL IDEAS - Ten Steps to Teaching Writing - Ideas for a course for EAP
Viswamohan, Aysha | 2005
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - The Idiot's Guide to big grammar items 7 - Q and R
Shepherd, Nick | 2006
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Notice board
Maule, David | 1996
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Passives and intonation
Marks, Jonathan | 1997
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Grammar with Lewis Carroll?
Goshn, Irma | 1997
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Thatcherite and Reaganite
Viney, Peter | 1996
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About Language - Teaching English is an occupational hazard - At the hairdresser's
Jordan, Bob | 2003
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Living words
Maule, David | 1997
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About Language - To Teach or Not to Teach - New words and phrases
Haines, Simon | 2003
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - Do I have (or) Have I got ... news for you? What's the difference?
Viney, Peter | 2007
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Activities for bored invigilators - Simon Mumford finds some productive ways to spend 'dead' time.
| 2012
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Practical Ideas - Enabled - Practical ways to help students with Special Needs
Edwards, Terri | 2005
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News from the Corpus
Lott, Bernard | 1994
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When is a 'pretty kettle of fish' a 'red herring'
Bennett, Bryan | 1994
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Watch out for the Language Police!
MacAndrew, Richard | 1998
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Differentiation - William Chaves Gomes believes that differentiation is the way to reach equality.
| 2012
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Did you know this? Fairly, quite, rather
| 2008
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Fossils
Bennett, Bryan | 1997
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About Language - The Present Perfect - A worry for teachers
Fricker, Rod | 2004
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Creativity in the language classroom - Jill and Charlie Hadfield have some ideas for teaching grammar through creative writing.
| 2012
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Conditions and possibility
Burton, Desmond | 1996
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About Language - A Chair for Spanglish - The language of the future?
Ribes-Gil, Bettina | 2001
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Grammar slot: beyond unreality
Maule, David | 1995
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About Language - Grammar fallacies of our age - 1 'present relevance'
Parrott, Martin | 2001
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Troubled teens - Fari Greenaway uses Community Language Learning to break down barriers to effective language learning.
| 2013
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Using cartoons - Vanessa Leonardi uses animated films to teach young learners in Italy.
| 2014
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About Language - Theme Park English - A plea for simple language
Viny, Peter | 2001
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About Language - CODpieces
Maule, David | 2000
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Horse sense
Maule, David | 1998
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About Language - Practice in roof-reading
Woolard, George | 1998
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About Language - Weighing up Williamisms
Crystal, David | 1999
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About Language - New words? It all-depends
Crystal, David | 1999
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The things people said, Part 2 - Simon Mumford offers further ideas for teaching using quotes and anecdotes.
| 2014
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News language 2: Close-up on language
Hardt-Mautner, Gerlinde | 1996
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Creating fun with PowerPoint - Paul Wicking suggests some engaging, interactive activities using PowerPoint.
| 2013
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PRACTICAL IDEAS - Can emailing really be fun? Part Two - Alex Case describes more fun ways to practise emailing.
| 2011
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About Language - The Idiot's Guide to Big Grammar Items - An ABC to how the big items work
Shepherd, Nick | 2005
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About Language - Create a crossword - Follow the steps to produce a crossword on your PC
James, Andrew | 2000
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About Language - Good grief - A selection of oxymorons
Maule, David | 2001
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About Language - Grammar fallacies of our age - 5 'We use the indefinite article the first time we mention something and the definite article when we mention it again'
Parrott, Martin | 2002
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'The future is not what it was'
Gurr, Anthony | 1994
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About Language - Dilemma: I hate my son's working-class accent
Ironside, Virginia | 2000
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About Language - Himself-Herself -- Or Themself? Gender problems in language
Haines, Simon | 2004
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PRACTICAL IDEAS - Rooting for Scrabble - Scrabble and TEFL-TESL
Blanche, Patrick | 2005
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About Language - Words with Attitude 2 - Can, could, be able to, etc
Shepherd, Nick | 2004
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Creativity in the language classroomr - Jill and Charlie Hadfield look at some ideas for genre writing.
| 2011
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About Language - More word games - Tom Swifties and beyond
Eayrs, Martin | 2001
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Online articles - Rafael Sabio explains how to use authentic materials to facilitate vocabulary acquisition and discourse.
Sabio, Rafael | 2009
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Grammar slot: The future tense?
Maule, David | 1996
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Practical Ideas - Say it and Tape it - Community Language Learning and tape recording with very young learners
Bains, Indi | 2004
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About Language - Naming issues for materials writers - How the changing popularity of names affects authors
Viney, Peter | 2003
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Particles and gravity: Phrasal verbs with 'up' and 'down'
Hannan, Peter | 1998
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Adding further interest to language exercises - Simon Mumford offers some ways of adding more interest to gap-fills and other exercises.
| 2014
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Let's talk Newzild
Alexander, Olwen | 1994
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Drawing on drawing games: Part three - Alex Case gets students involved in drawing competitions, challenges and cooperation.
| 2010
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PRACTICAL IDEAS - Personal writing - Tim Thompson describes how learning journals are an effective way of dealing with some of the problems in multi-level EFL classrooms.
Thompson, Tim | 2009
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PRACTICAL IDEAS - A daily fluency programme - The key to using what you know
Millett, Sonia | 2008
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About Language - Teaching English is an occupational hazard
Jordan, Bob | 2000
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Feedback: Philosophically unacceptable
Hannan, Peter | 1997
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News from the Corpus: Had have
Lott, Bernard | 1995
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The idiot's Guide to big grammar items Series 2 - Reported speech
| 2011
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - The Idiot's Guide to Big Grammar Items - Modals and nouns
Shepherd, Nick | 2006
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PRACTICAL IDEAS - Cliffhanger activities - Hall Houston shows how we can have fun keeping students in suspense.
Houston, Hall | 2008
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About Language - Which to Use: Between or Among? Bringing reality to bear
Lee, Jackie | 2003
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About Language - Phonemes on the phone
Maule, David | 1998
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About Language - Crossed words
Maule, David | 1999
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About Language - Dead poets' crossword
Maule, David | 1999
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - Did you know this?
Shepherd, Nick | 2007
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The Idiot's Guide to big grammar items - C is for Conjunctions
| 2008
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - Did you know this? For long . for a long time . long ago a long time ago
Shepherd, Nick | 2007
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Response - Letter to the Editor
Lott, Bernard | 1996
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We, the survivors
Hopkins, Peggy | 1997
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PRACTICAL IDEAS - Working with Language at Advanced Level - Understanding 'advanced' grammar
Hall, Diane / Foley, Mark | 2006
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The amazing power of sayings and quotations - Hadi Farjami turns to the great inspirational sayings, the words of the wise to bring lessons alive.
Farjami, Hadi | 2009
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Writing a fifty-word story - Phil Keegan describes a creative writing activity.
| 2012
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Creative use of short stories in ESL/EFL classrooms - John Love Joy gives us some ideas to make more of short stories.
| 2013
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About Language - Identifying the discursive conditional
Brown, Phillip | 1999
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1-1 SUCCESS - Barry Tomalin explains how to get the most out of one-to-one teaching.
| 2011
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - The Idiot's Guide to big grammar items 10 . "U" and "V"
Shepherd, Nick | 2007
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About Language - The Present Perfect and present relevance - An answer to Martin Parrott
Cosh, Jill | 2002
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PRACTICAL IDEAS - Teachers as Researchers - Life histories
Miller, Lindsay | 2005
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Picturing English grammar: Phase Two - K.A.Kyriacou uses "Islands of English" to depict buried grammatical treasures.
| 2012
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PRACTICAL IDEAS Can emailing really be fun? Alex Case on helping students stay in touch.
| 2010
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About Language - Teaching English is an occupational hazard - At the bookseller's
Jordan, Bob | 2001
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Crossword
Maule, David | 1995
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About Language - The Idiomatic paradox and English as a Lingua Franca - Developing an idiomatic common core
Prodromou, Luke | 2003
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About Language - Intelligent apostrophes and dumb apostrophes - Some aspects of possessiveness
Viney, Peter | 2002
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Exam preparation - IELTS, grammar and linguistic competence - Sam McCarter explores the reasons why IELTS students need to learn as much about linguistic competence as they do about grammar and vocabulary.
| 2014
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Sound Rebound prize crossword
Maule, David | 1997
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About Language - The Teflers' Ball - Wordplay for devious minds
Rixon, Shelagh | 2001
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Sport - So to speak
Bennett, Bryan | 1996
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - The Idiot's Guide to big grammar items 8 - Avoiding linguistic constipation
Shepherd, Nick | 2006
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Cynically flouting my predelictions
Morgan, John | 1996
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Icebreaker activities - Phil Keegan has a few ideas to break the ice with new groups of learners.
| 2013
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Your teaching voice in the classroom - Richard Gabbrielli has some suggestions for maintaining a healthy and sustainable voice.
| 2013
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PRACTICAL IDEAS - The grammar of spoken English part 2 - In his second article on spoken English, Simon Mumford outlines some more activities for teaching aspects of spoken grammar.
Mumford, Simon | 2009
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We'll take a cup of kindness yet ...
Heffill, Olive | 1994
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About Language - Words with Attitude 1 - 'What did you used to do in Mexico?'
Shepherd, Nick | 2003
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Critical thinking activities for the language classroom - In this third and final instalment of his series on cognitive skills, Hall Houston looks at critical thinking and its relevance to language teaching.
| 2012
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About Language - Forbidden words - There is something in a name
Viney, Peter | 2002
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Creativity in the language classroom - Jill and Charlie Hadfield explore creativity for beginners.
| 2012
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About Language - House and home
Bennett, Bryan | 1999
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When is a 'pretty kettle of fish' a 'red herring'? Part 2
Bennett, Bryan | 1994
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PRACTICAL IDEAS - Films in English Language Teaching - Big screen benefits
Lowe, Mark | 2008
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Using storytelling to provide language input in Task-Based Learning - Winnie Lee and Betty Liu look into the benefits of storytelling.
| 2011
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ABOUT LANGUAGE - A gaggle of geese - A contemplation of collective nouns
Ross, Nigel | 2007
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You must be joking!
Woolard, George | 1998
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Classroom Ideas - An advanced lesson - How to get more out of the material
Miller, Lindsay | 2002
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About Language - A history of English
Midgley, Steve | 2000
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Key-pals - Andrew Sampson uses email for authentic writing practice.
| 2012
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About Language - Although ... but; Because ... so - Why can't they be used together?
Chan, Alice | 2004
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Practical Ideas - Grammatical Consciousness-Raising - Six steps to language learning
Doman, Evelyn | 2005
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Using films in class - Carme Porcel sits down to enjoy a good film.
Porcel, Carme | 2009
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About Language - Argentine English - For once, the language is losing ground
Eayrs, Martin | 2001
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PRACTICAL IDEAS - The Passive Voice - The Domino Idea
Keddie, Jamie | 2007
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Giving students the fish ... or teaching them to fish - Is it better to hand students everything on a plate or teach them how to learn? Ana María Leiguarda de Orué investigates.
de Orué, Ana María Leiguarda | 2009
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Feedback: Intonation matters
Hounslow, Edward | 1994
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Totally awesome English!
Watson, Donald | 1996
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Helping students 'notice' spoken grammar - Christian Jones gives us some activities to help increase students' awareness of linguistic form.
Jones, Christian | 2008
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The proverbial crossword
Maule, David | 1998
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MATERIALS WRITING - Do-it-yourself materials writing and self-publishing. - John Hughes reports on how teachers and schools are becoming publishers.
| 2014
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Crossword: Transatlantic teaser
Maule, David | 1995
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Practical Ideas - Academic Writing - Teaching source documentation effectively -
Adams-Tukiendorf, Malgorzata / Rydzak, Danuta | 2005
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Lexical collocation: a strategy for advanced learners
Brown, Phillip R. | 1994
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News from the Corpus: different from-to-than
Lott, Bernard | 1995
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Did you know this? Some
| 2008
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PRACTICAL IDEAS - Popcorn Culture - The Four Skills and Self Development
Brown, Phillip | 2007
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About Language - Counting the changes
Cole, David | 2000
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PRACTICAL IDEAS - Learner reflective vignettes - Marcus Otlowski describes a more manageable feedback system for learners and instructors.
Otlowski, Marcus | 2008
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Practical Ideas - Teaching Practice Profiling - Streamlining the feedback you give to trainees
Bress, Paul | 2004
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Reinforced language tasks using video - Dr Divya John has some more video-based activities for the classroom.
| 2010
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About Language - On Andrew James, Martin Parrott, Jill Cosh, and ... - Context-rich grammar
Gorman, Alan | 2003
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Classroom Ideas - The Great ELT Textbook Debate - The teacher not the textbook
Podromou, Luke | 2002
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Crossing Borders - Jennifer Schumm Fauster and Elisabeth Poelzleitner describe using young adult literature to promote intercultural competence.
| 2013
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Classroom Ideas - The newspaper project - Working together to make a class newspaper
Chan, Victoria | 2001
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Classroom Ideas - A listening lesson - How to make the coursebook more interesting
Miller, Lindsay | 2000
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PRACTICAL IDEAS - Drawing on drawing games: Part Two - Alex Case looks at the many ways to use picture dictation.
Mumford, Simon | 2010
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About Language - Right dress
Bennett, Bryan | 2000
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Classroom Ideas - A speaking lesson - How to make the coursebook more interesting
Miller, Lindsay | 2001
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Wordsquare
Maule, David | 1997
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Classroom Ideas - Pronunciation theatre
Brown, Phillip | 1999
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Task-based language teaching: Principles, perceptions and practice - James W. Porcaro focuses on the aging family as a topic for task-based learning.
| 2011
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Writing: A motivator in the 'standstill' period
Tütünis, Birsen | 1995
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Branching out
Buckeridge, Douglas | 1996
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Practical Ideas - Classroom Language is Real Language Too - Providing a support structure for teachers
Edwards, Terry | 2004
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PRACTICAL IDEAS - Playing with Sentences - Sentence-level games
Mumford, Simon | 2005
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About Language - Grammar fallacies of our age - 3 'The Present Perfect Continuous for events which continue into the present'
Parrott, Martin | 2001
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Vocabulary mnemonics - Filiz Mergen and Simon Mumford look at the theory and practice of creating your own memory aids.
| 2014
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The view from here - ELT leadership - Meghan Beler finds out from local leaders of ELT programmes what it takes to be a good leader in Turkish education.
| 2014
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The Idiot's Guide to big grammar items: Series 2 - Prepositions of location and movement.
| 2009
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Bits and pieces - Reported speech
| 2011
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Classroom Ideas - Responding to small talk - Are your students 'wonderful listeners'?
Kaye, Patricia | 1999
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Quite mythtaken
Mackay, Ray | 1997
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About Language - A reply to Jill Cosh
Parrott, Martin | 2002
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PRACTICAL IDEAS - Washback - Negative or positive?
Prodromou, Luke | 2007
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Helping students to recognise positive and negative connotations
Bress, Paul | 1995
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Working in groups - Wen Yan explores group dynamics in managing large classes.
| 2013
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The proverbial English teacher
Jordan, Bob | 1996
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Practical Ideas - Teachers as Researchers - Adapting research methods to the classroom
Miller, Lindsay | 2004
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Tell your group - David Coniam, Mandy Lee Wai Man and Kerry Howard describe having fun as part or oral exam preparation — Positive washback in action.
| 2011
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Songs in the classroom - Sabrina Doré uses country & western songs to spur critical thinking.
| 2013
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Loanword crossword
Maule, David | 1997
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PRACTICAL IDEAS - Once Upon a Story - Storytelling in the EFL classroom
Berman, Michael | 2006
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PRACTICAL IDEAS - Testing and Teaching - How tests can improve our teaching
Josephides, Marjos | 2005
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About Language - Twisting Tongues - Tongue twisters in the classroom
Linse, Caroline | 2003
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Crossword: A ragman's double cross
Mog | 1996
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Classroom Ideas - Action mazes revisited - Computerised or on cards, for work on language and culture
Hadley, Mary / Stalcup, Joan | 2002
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Practical Ideas - On the Move - A moving and thinking information gap activity
Browning, Jeremy | 2004
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TECHNOLOGY MATTERS - Tech News & Events
Carrier, Michael | 2012
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Follow the clues Terry Prosser helps students to see things for themselves.
| 2010
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About Language - Vagueness in written English
Channell, Joanna | 1999
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About Language - The vague English teacher
Jordan, Bob | 1999
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On your own - Mohammed Arroub describes ways to start building learner autonomy.
| 2013
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PRACTICAL IDEAS - Memory activities for the classroom - Hall Houston delves into memory skills.
| 2011
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PRACTICAL IDEAS - On the Telephone - Designing materials to Enhance Learner Listening Strategies on the Telephone
Boon, Andrew | 2006
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Practical Ideas - Making the Headlines - Debunking 'the art of compression'
Ross, Nigel J. | 2003
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About Language - Grammar fallacies of our age - 2 'Prsent Perfect Simple for events which continue into the present'
Parrot, Martin | 2001
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Let's get together! Carmen Garrido Barra looks at cooperative language learning.
| 2012
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About Language - In defence of the greengrocer's
Maule, David | 1999
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Practical Ideas - Ideas and Activities for Financial English - Teaching in the world of finance
Issitt, Steve | 2004
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Breaking up is hard to do - Laurie Harrison argues that published content needs to be more modular.
| 2014
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Providing realistic practice in reported speech
Cullen, Richard | 1997
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PRACTICAL IDEAS - The grammar of spoken English - Increasing students' fluency
Mumford, Simon | 2007
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PRACTICAL IDEAS - Making Grammar Matter - Grammar needn't be boring
Bress, Paul | 2007
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PRACTICAL IDEAS - Playing with Words - Using Grammar Games in the Classroom
Lee, Jackie | 2006
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Writing a technical article - it doesn't hurt (too much!)
Bunese, Angela | 1997
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False friends crossword
Maule, David | 1998
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Working with student-made transcripts
Graham, Angela | 1994
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Lights...camera...action!
Parise, Silvia | 1995
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Cloze test stories for revising vocabulary
Green, Simon | 1996
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About Language - English: A changing language - An expatriate struggles with neologisms
Ribes-Gil, Bellina | 2002
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Self-directed reading
Green, Simon | 1997
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About Language - To teach or not to teach - The wild side of English
Haines, Simon | 2003
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A Passage to India - Exploiting the literature option at FCE
Hurst, Nic | 1995
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Peer reviews go corporate - Hall Houston has a new way of teaching academic writing.
Houston, Hall | 2009
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Incorporating small talk into the classroom - Taking the party line
Cundale, Nigel | 1998
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About Language - Nature crossword
Maule, David | 2000
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About Language - The BIG phrasal verb crossword
Maule, David | 2000
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Professional development - Back in the classroom - Robert McLarty describes how it was to go back to teaching after 20 years away.
| 2014
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Classroom Ideas - Traditional folk songs in class
Hill, David A. | 1999
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Politically correctword
| 1994
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About Language - Pastword
Maule, David | 1998
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Moodle assisted learning - Rolf Tynan explains how to implement integrated online courses.
| 2012
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Some practical measures for effective dictations
Qinling, Zhao / Ruiying, Yang | 1996
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Get students involved and entertain them! Jerry Thekes has some fun ways to practise grammar.
| 2012
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Reading skills: What are they and how do you teach them? Paul Bress explains how we can help students unlock texts.
Bress, Paul | 2008
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