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Classroom Decorating

Every teacher sooner or later will have to decorate their classroom. It may seem daunting but it can be really fun IF you make the students part of this. Get the students to make the decorations and let them be … Read More ....

Sentence Starters

Chunks, language and sentence starters are things that all learners must master. Students learn set phrases, useful for any language function and set occassion … at the bank, ordering a pizza, clarifying information etc …

One great recipe for teachers … Read More ....

5 Ways

It’s easy to count using our fingers!  Use this to get students to give advice and list the ways to do something. They can then list on their fingers – 1,2,3,4,5.

How to –

Find a job.   Learn more English … Read More ....

TpTs Resources

Find Teaching Recipes high-value materials on our TeacherPayTeachers store.  Use the categories on the left to browse. There are many free lesson materials too!

We continually add to our store and your follow (please follow us – click the … Read More ....

Teaching Recipes Newsletter

We now have a newsletter!

Several times a week, I’ll write about a teaching material and topic.  I’ll provide a recipe for using the material and suggestions to adapt it for your own classroom.

There already is a large archive … Read More ....

Who Is It – Celebrities.

A fun game to practice description and talking about people and their lives is the celebrity guessing game.

Get a photo collage of many celebrities.  A student starts talking about one celebrity and others must then guess who it is. … Read More ....

Teaching Speaking – Activities

Teaching speaking is the core of what many language teachers do.  It’s important to understand the classic activities that support teaching speaking and getting students to communicate in the language.

Here are some great recipes for activating your students’ powers … Read More ....

Instant Prompts

Teaching a language is both super difficult and super easy. That’s contradictory but if you’ve taught a number of years, I think you’ll also see the logic and sense in that statement.

One of our main jobs is to give … Read More ....

Simple Dictogloss

You can use a dictogloss task to practise all four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking), along with grammar or lexis.  See a nice explanation HERE.

If the topic of the week is sport, create a short text about sport, … Read More ....

Weekly Quiz

Divide learners into teams of four. Write a word that you introduced last week on the whiteboard, like:

  • loyal (adjective)

Ask learners to agree on:

  • the definition (faithful, devoted to someone/something)
  • the noun (loyalty)
  • the negative form (disloyal)
  • a common
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