10 outdoor activities you can do on a sunny day

Some days it feels just too hot to sit in the classroom. If you have a nice patch of ground nearby, why don’t you take them outside and allow the change Continue Reading10 outdoor activities you can do on a sunny day

Describing videos with present continuous

In the past, I’ve found it difficult to find satisfactory ways of practising the present continuous in a real-time situation. I find miming activities don’t always suit adult classrooms, and Continue ReadingDescribing videos with present continuous

Present simple vs present continuous photoset

This is a photoset which you can use to illustrate the difference between present simple and present continuous. Each photo shows someone with a clearly identifiable job who is doing Continue ReadingPresent simple vs present continuous photoset

Telling time worksheets – giving the time in English

Here are some worksheets with which you can practise different aspects of telling the time. I usually explain telling the time by drawing a big clock face on the board Continue ReadingTelling time worksheets – giving the time in English

Collaborative Crosswords – for presenting vocabulary and improving fluency

Collaborative crosswords form the basis of a pairwork speaking activity aimed at improving fluency and internalising new vocabulary. Unlike regular crosswords, with collaborative crosswords, students receive half of a completed puzzle Continue ReadingCollaborative Crosswords – for presenting vocabulary and improving fluency