Going To Unit 6

Going to is not a tense.  It is a special structure that we use to talk about the future.  It is formed with the subject + the verb to be + going to + infinitive. This is a good moment to revise the verb to be as many young students do not fully grasp what it…

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Have To vs Must

The words must and have to can be problematic when explaining to very young students who do not see the FINE difference between the use of them.  This post talks a little bit about these differences which are important for examination purposes. Must expresses the speaker’s feeling while have to expresses an impersonal idea.  E.g. You must come and watch the…

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Past Tense Unit 8

Here are some fun games to use with your students to get them into action and practise the past tense of irregular verbs.   Irregular Ghosts! The very name of this game scares students into playing it!  It is a brilliant, high energy game perfect for practising the past tense and very, very communicative!! Divide the class into…

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Countable and Uncountable Nouns Unit 5

When teaching the countable and uncountable nouns, it is important to remember the following: Countable nouns are those we can count individually, for e.g. a book – some books,  a bird –  some birds an egg – some eggs. Uncountable nouns are those we cannot count individually, for e.g. sugar, milk, coffee.  When we count these nouns in units the units are countable.  E.g. A…

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Compounds Some/Any/No

The compound pronouns can be a little difficult for some students to remember.  Here is a short story which will make learning and using these pronouns a lot more fun. The Interesting Story of Bodies This is the interesting story of four people, Somebody, Anybody, Everybody, and Anybody.  As you can see, they are very strange names…

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Present perfect activities

The present perfect is possibly one of the most difficult tenses for students to grasp.  They do endless gap filling exercises, but the most important rule, not mentioning a time factor except with for/since is never adhered to in conversation.  Here are some fun games for students to practise with. POOR ME!        …

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Frequency Adverbs Unit 4

ALWAYS – 100%  USUALLY – 75% OFTEN – 50% SOMETIMES – 25% RARELY – 5 NEVER – 0% A Complete the sentences with the correct adverb. I ………100% play football. I ………75% go swimming. I……..25% do my homework. I ……..0% study at home. I ……..5% walk my dog. I …….50% behave well in class.  …

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Quick Decisions Unit 11

The two sisters took a decision on the spur of the moment. When the boys from Ayllon walked up to them and asked them to dance, both girls knew they had to make up their minds. That afternoon, they had sat and chatted about these boys and how they felt about them. They thought they were…

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