Monthly Archives: February 2017

Tongue Twisters

When focusing on particular English sounds, a tongue twister can be a nice way to practice.  If your class sees tongue twisters as a fun speaking challenge, add them to a lesson from time to time. Tongue twisters are by … Continue reading

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Minimal Pairs

Pairs of words that differ by only one sound are called minimal pairs. When students are learning a foreign language, some sounds don’t exist in their native languages, and these sounds can be difficult to say and hear. It’s a … Continue reading

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Say What You Think

I recently made some major revisions to Say What You Think. I wrote and used the textbook in 2014 and then went a few years without teaching 12th grade. The new school year’s course assignments just came out, and I’m … Continue reading

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Noun Cards

Here are six sets of noun cards.  Each set has twenty-five cards.  The cards are made to be printed on A4 paper, though you could resize them if you like.  Each card has a picture on the front and the … Continue reading

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There are some wonderful pictures of frogs doing various things created by Alexas Fotos on Pixabay that make good practice for present continuous sentences. I put some of these together to create two Bingo boards, each with twelve pictures. Frog … Continue reading

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Math Cards

Basic English arithmetic is good practice for junior and senior high school students.  If we aim for math that students learned in elementary school, then the challenging thing is saying the expressions in English.  In particular, large numbers are difficult … Continue reading

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