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ELTAF Conference

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As Chair of ELTAF, The English Language Teaching Association of Frankfurt, I was very proud to open our 13th Conference in Oberursel on Saturday. Great plenary speech by Andreas Grundtvig on the Family of Englishes and other inspiring workshops with Evan Frendo, Marjorie Rosenberg, Ian Badger, Hugh Dellar and many more.

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Netflix and the Crown

I have just had a very relaxing week at one of the beautiful beaches near Lisbon – they really are breathtaking – particularly Praia de Adraga which was voted by the readers of the Guardian newspaper to be the most beautiful beach in Portugal. I had hoped to get into a book on holiday but […]

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How to keep the conversation going …

Read this funny article on how to keep the conversation going … something a lot of my students find difficult. But constantly saying ‘I know’ as in the Faulty Towers video clip is  not the answer!

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How to pronounce cheese scones …

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These are cheese scones but how do you pronounce ‘scone’? This Guardian article may enlighten you but whatever, they were yummy!

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Walk and Talk

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Do you enjoy the nature? Then I would be delighted to “walk and talk” English with you!

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Attitude at BESIG Conference 

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I was told at the Business English Conference in Munich that my fun talk on  A Question of Attitude was a perfect way to end an inspiring day … and the cup cakes were absolutely delicious!!

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When No means Yes :-)

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The use of Yes and No is very confusing in the English language as this BBC article on Brexit illustrates …

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Brainstorming techniques

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If you’re stuck on solving an issue, you might like to use one of these Brainstorming techniques … Good luck!

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Grammar can be fun!

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I really enjoyed sharing my favourite grammar activities with five English teachers from the Edith-Stein-Schule in Hochheim – a vocational school for the disabled.

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A sad day for Britain and Europe

A tragic split  I am devastated and feel very sad to no longer feel British and to no longer be proud to be British.  I also feel angry that so many people in Britain used the referendum to voice their anger and frustration over the Government and the Establishment with such far reaching consequences. And […]

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