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Caption Contest 21/11/17
Thank you, Spinney, for choosing my caption. I was pleasantly surprised! 
Here´s the new picture. Old and new members, experienced or not - everyone is welcome to join in. Let´s make each other smile! Let´s have fun together! Let´s try!? Why not?


21 Nov 2017

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New Word for "Daffynition" 21/11/17
Thank you MoodyMoody!
I just love this game! I also want to thank every participant for expending my English culture. Yeah! Here we want wit, goof, anything but an actual dictionary definition. 
This week, have fun with "macaronic".
I ´ll be picking up the winner this coming Monday.

21 Nov 2017

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United Kingdom

Lots of scrupulously honest  teachers of English don ´t recognise the extent to which corruption plays a part in our history.
The word macaronic, for example, is a corruption of two words, originally:
´Mac Ironic ´
The first word, Mac, needs no explaining!
It is, of course, a synonym for,  ´Scottish ´.
´Ironic ´, has many synonyms, and also has lots of words which mean the same as ´ironic ´, such as:
´Sardonic ´; ´Laconic ´; Sarcastic; ´Satiric; etc.
Sardonic is the Italian version from Sardinia, Laconic is the Lancashire version, Sarcastic is the version from ´you know where ´, and Satiric is the ´adult version ´, which describes what the Satyrs do when they are ... well, ´being adults ´. (N.B. Children may be reading this Post.)
Some people think that Mac Ironic is the Scottish verb ´to iron ´,
For example, "Iron the pleats out of my kilt!" But, they are wrong!
I will give you an example of a sentence using this Figure of Speech.
"This jelly is as hard as iron!"
Or, in the vernacular}
"Yon sonsie wee pudn is nae sae scrivven as thon widdershins greet couthie tottie wi its neeps!"
I think that says it all, really!
Les Douglas 

21 Nov 2017

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Hi, Gang --- 
I ´ve been away a while, but I ´m back. And, apparently, in my absence I became an idiot. 
I ´m now doing materials for primary school text books, and I put together a nice little worksheet for modals. 
Problem is, when I open it on my computer? It looks great. When I upload it here? The formatting gets all out of whack, nothing lines up right, and all my beautiful work is for naught. 
Help???  Any thoughts or suggestions? What am I doing wrong? 
Thanks in advance. 

21 Nov 2017

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Nope. That actually made it worse!! 😭😭😭. If I could just upload it as a pdf this wouldn’t be happening 🙁

21 Nov 2017

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My Tunisian colleagues I need your help
Hello !
I am a Tunisian English teacher.I was teaching 8 th and 9th form but  this year I was given 7th form  for the first time.So could you please give me an idea about the components of  the second mid-semester  test of this semester ?   ( Mid-semester 1 test N 2)
Thank you in advance  

21 Nov 2017

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moving X-mas film to get your students talking
Remember last year ´s ad with a grandpa who was learning English to talk to his granddaughter in London? Well, the Polish auction service (something similar to Ebay) has made another one for this year entitled "A talisman - share what you have for Christmas". It ´s short (4 min.) and bound to get your students talking. I ´d say, quite moving, too. With subtitles, but generally little speech so good even for quite elementary students.
 A talisman
Last year ´s English for beginners

20 Nov 2017

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Thanks a lot for sharing

21 Nov 2017

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Production Questions

Dear respected teachers,


Would you please clarify the meaning of "production questions" in grammar specially, and please give me few examples.
Thanks in advance, your help is really appreciated.  

19 Nov 2017

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Thanks for your help dear teachers. It is much appreciated.



20 Nov 2017

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Can you recommend literature on ellipsis, reference and conjunctions?
Hi everyone,
I am doing DELTA module 2 and I am writing a background essay on discourse markers. What I am focusing on is ellipsis, conjunctions and reference.
The books I already have Cook ´s Discourse, MacCarthy ´s Discourse for Language Teachers.. But I am looking for more books § literature (no articles though) to support my essay...
Can you recommend any that extensively cover ellipsis, conjunctions and reference?
 Thank you in advance,

18 Nov 2017

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Thank you. I ll look for a soft copy of them...
I am now focusing on reference expressions and I found that Cook, Halliday and Hassan, McCarthy talk about it... I still havent pondered on ellipsis or conjunctions yet...

20 Nov 2017

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Christmas interactive activities / exercises / resources

- Lots, lots and lots of interactive fun and educational activities for Christmas

- Christmas Vocabulary interactive game - Find the items on the list

- FUNtastic Christmas interactive activities

- Rudolph the Reindeer interactive activities that are educational and fun

- Christmas Vocabulary - interactive memory game

- Christmas interactive word search

- Christmas Fun - Calendar Countdown

- Decorate a Christmas tree - interactive activity


- Christmas Vocabulary - drag and drop interactive exercise

- Christmas interactive Crosswords

- Christmas interactive game

- Fun Interactive Christmas Tree Decorating games

- Fun interactive gingerbread cookies decorating


- Christmas interactive story book


18 Nov 2017

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@ ascincoquinas & @ nuno miguel

21 Nov 2017

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dear teachers
Is it true that we can´t use mess in te plural in the following sentence ?
when children are very small, you need to take care of their daily needs: you need to feed them, dress them, clean up their (messy) ……………………. , and put them to bed.
I suggested using it in the plural. What do you think? 

18 Nov 2017

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Must surely be an Br/Am thing then. I ´m with the Brits on this.

20 Nov 2017

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New Word for "Daffynition"
Thank you, maryse, for selecting me as the winner for "bardolatry." In the USA, the real definition of the next word will be very important next week. I don ´t want the real definition; I want to see your best confabulations of it!
The Word of the Day is...
I ´ll pick a winner either when I get a good selection of daffynitions or when the topic goes off the board, whichever I feel like. Enjoy! 

17 Nov 2017

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No-bell peace prize! I ´m going to use that... 

21 Nov 2017

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This is a PowerPoint presentation on past perfect tense. There are some exercises included and ordered by level of difficulty. I have added some pictures to explain funny situations to be explained by the teacher. I hope you will find it useful!
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-100
Downloads: 27

Christmas Traditions
Go through the first slides explaining the different British traditions, then the last slide should be used to help students make questions related to the topics and answer, for a slightly higher class, maybe, make them compare their own country´s traditions tothe different British ones.
Level: elementary
Age: 10-15
Downloads: 26

A presentation that shows 5 types of holidays with some writing exercises.At the end the students are asked to write a paragraph about their favorite holiday.
Level: intermediate
Age: 8-15
Downloads: 9

Jeopardy - voc and grammar - part 2
2nd part of the jeopardy game with five contents: family and house vocabulary + prepositions of time, some, any, no, telling the time. Couldn´t get all in one due to size limits, so you have to download the 1st part as well.
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-14
Downloads: 18

Here you are a wonderful PPP about GRAPHS. You will find there graph types, graph parts and exercises on graphs inside (that you can print out separately). Many pictures, clear and interesting. You can do it as a part of your CLIL lesson as English or Math teacher.
Level: elementary
Age: 8-100
Downloads: 12

At the doctor´s
This ppt is useful for acquiring new terms related to health, illnesses,medicine.
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-17
Downloads: 15

describe pictures
Level: elementary
Age: 11-14
Downloads: 3

preposition of place,difference between them
Diffrence between on/above/top clos e/near/by/next to ....
Level: intermediate
Age: 18-100
Downloads: 7

playground activities
PowerPoint to present some playground activities.
Level: elementary
Age: 6-9
Downloads: 7

Describing a person

Level: elementary
Age: 12-100
Downloads: 10