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events or festivals marking months of the year

How would you teach the months of the year? Learning the months of the year is often a rather dry task for ESL learners.

Here are lesson plan ideas to make each month more vivid and memorable. Teach six months in one lesson, then revise and add to those in a further lesson. It'll be...

18 May Shelley Vernon 1 Comment
cartoon of esl game bang

Here are game ideas for teaching adverbs of frequency to primary school children. These games are taken from 176 English Language Games for Children .

1. Present the adverbs of frequency in a way that your...

07 Jan Shelley Vernon 3 Comments
children playing a game to learn English

I received a question today about the difference between an exercise and a game. It seems to me that an exercise is just a drill, there is no game element. An exercise does not purport to be fun, whereas a game does.

The element of fun might be to go against the clock or to...

23 Aug Shelley Vernon 5 Comments

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