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Negotiating a raise … in a fun way

Those of us who work freelance encounter this topic for ourselves first hand.  Our students do too of course, and many have more room for manoeuver when it comes to … Continue reading

17/11/2014 · 6 Comments

Sous-vide steak slideshow lesson

Here in France any food-related topic can generally be relied upon to kick-start conversation – even with people who seem determined to have no opinions.  This is therefore an item … Continue reading

04/04/2012 · Leave a comment

Thinking about the English Language

                   Let’s face it – English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren’t invented … Continue reading

31/03/2012 · 1 Comment

How has the world changed?

‘How the world has changed’ is a common element in revision of the present perfect.  Unfortunately, many people find it very difficult to jump into a lesson on that theme.  … Continue reading

11/03/2012 · 4 Comments

Quick grammar revision – a little light U-tube

I just have to teach a lesson using these clips.  In fact, they are funny enough to make even a simple story-telling exercise acceptable.  In the first clip, a young … Continue reading

03/03/2012 · 2 Comments