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Read more ...It concerns your broader preparation for the exam and not just doing past papers. Indeed, how boring and fruitless it would be answering multiple choice questions all the time! No real joy at discovering something new yourself, no personal fulfilment in using the language productively, no inner satisfaction from being able to express yourself a little...

Read more ...It was not that long ago when “listening activities” in the EFL classroom conjured images of CD players that would not work or even cassette players that would chew the cassette in the midst of a test. The material was scarce and prices for cassettes and CDs for textbooks or practice tests were exorbitant. By Dimitris Primalis In my early days as a...

Read more ...1) Pens and Pencils Some exams require the use of PENS, while others have to be completed in PENCIL. Make sure you know what you should be using in every paper before you go in. 2) Websites All the major examination boards have websites these days, usually with sample papers and examiners’ reports that you can download. These sites are well worth a...

Read more ...Ever found yourself in a classroom full of bored teenagers who are sick and tired of lists of adjectives and allergic to passive voice? Learning technology and creativity might save the day… This article features two activities that you can use with B1-C2 level classes to help them use productively adjectives, passive voice and summarize texts with a...

Read more ...It doesn’t really matter how long you have been in teaching. You need to always look forward to doing something good and fruitful for your students. It doesn’t matter whether your students know you or not. You still need to create the safe classroom ambience which will both challenge and nurture your students. Every teacher can purposely and...

Read more ...The most important action an effective teacher takes at the beginning of the year is creating a climate for learning. The most widespread management technique at home and in the classroom is nag, nag, nag. It’s also probably the least effective. How can you avoid making that technique your own and create a climate for learning? Education World looks to...

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