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Teaching Listening

Read more ...    Listening is an important skill for the person who is learning English. Everyone wants to listen to what English speakers are saying at a natural speed and understand it. Everyone wishes to understand English films, TV programmes, music, and announcements. by ANASTASIA SPYROPOULOU, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. However, listening is a very demanding and...

Common Sentence Mistakes in English

Read more ... Some mistakes are common when writing sentences in English. Each of these 10 common sentence mistakes provides correction information as well as links to more detailed information.  By Kenneth Beare* Incomplete Sentence - Sentence Fragment One common mistake many students make is the use of incomplete sentences. Each sentence in English must contain at...

Developing Writing Skills

Read more ...The developing of the language skills has always been a very hard and interesting task. The process of writing suggests that we can actually teach students how to write with coherence, an appropiate grammar structure and an acceptable spelling. One of the effective ways to do this is to motivate the students and make them aware of the steps involved in...

The Cognitive Aspects of Writing

Read more ...Paragraphing: It is important to avoid too much eye strain. A piece of writing has to be interesting to attract the reader to new pieces of information. A good paragraph is achieved when a topic sentence is intelligently chosen; the knowledge of choosing a good topic sentence for each paragraph helps students arrange the sequence of their information in...

Writing here, writing there ...

Read more ...Text is the very stuff of teaching. It is right there at the core of what we do. Written text is something we can move onto a wide range of surfaces and objects to increase entertainment and engagement for our young learner – and even teenage – students. I refer to this as text shift. Here, I would like to show you some examples.   By Chris...

Speaking exams: 7 tips for candidates and teachers

Read more ...The big day has come and your heart palpitates with stress and fear. The only thought that crosses your mind is “Will my candidates open their mouth and speak or will they just gasp without uttering a single word in front of the examiner?” Challenging by nature, the speaking test can become the nightmare of test takers and exam prep teachers. What can you...

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