Free graded readers

Recently I have spent quite a lot of time simplifying books and creating graded readers. I have managed to rewrite 5 stories into simple English and you can read the graded readers here: Free graded reader – Sherlock Holmes stories Sherlock Holmes story – Silver Blaze – Pre-intermediate graded reader (4,000 words). Sherlock Holmes – Identity […]

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Top 5 TEFL sites

Have you ever wondered what is the best TEFL site on the internet? Do you still hasitate where to put your money? Right now there are hundreds of sites offering worksheets for teachers of English as a foreign language. But how good are they? Which one is the best TEFL site? Is it worth investing […]

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Past simple story – Scream

Don’t worry! This is not a horror story 🙂 It is a simple story in past simple tense in which you or your students will learn and practise several verbs in past simple tense.   Past simple story – Scream MATERIALS Start by downloading the Past-simple-story_scream_original (5) In the first part your students should translate […]

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Top 5 theoretical books for TEFL teachers

I have read many books on teaching English and here I have created my top 5 list of the theoretical one. 1. Vocabulary Myths by Keith S. Folse Having finished my TESLdip course I realised that all the methodology was created for a completely different setting than the one I was regularly teaching in. I […]

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Sherlock Holmes story

My students like watching films in English. But normal films are too long to watch in lessons and short clips are often too difficult to watch. That is why I turn books into films for students to watch, read and listen to at the same time. You can see a few of these books at […]

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Contents of this blog

I have published quite a lot so far and it is getting a bit confusing and some great posts are getting lost. That is why I decided to create this post which contains the list of the materials that you can find here: Comics: Sherlock Holmes and comprehension games Exactly what you ordered – a […]

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IWB classroom reading – Romantic story

In one of my previous posts I have turned a Sherlock Holmes story into an IWB classroom reading and I created a game for IWB to check the students’ comprehension. I was quite surprised how popular the story and the comprehension game proved to be. Surprisingly all the students paid attention and then they enjoyed […]

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Freddie and his Friends – IWB reading

This time I tried something new. I turned the original comic into a film and put it on the Youtube. You can play the video to your students and they watch and try to understand the story.  The story itself is quite easy so you can do it even with elementary students. The story is […]

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Past simple tense – Michael story

Past simple tense is, in my opinion, the most important tense in English. This is the tense that you cannot avoid whatever you do. Therefore, I do my best to teach the irregular and regular verbs in past simple tense as best as I can. That was why I designed so called Past simple tense […]

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Adverbs

Right now I am teaching adverbs and I was rather surprised that even though there are many different worksheets there are only a few comprehensive explanations of how to form adverbs. That was why I customised a presentation and compiled all the materials I use for teaching this grammar point. First I introduce adverbs in […]

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