New Year, New Me?

New Year, New Me?

As we take our first tentative steps into 2021 it is fair to say that while I can't wait for a fresh new year to begin everything seems to be progressing with caution (apart from the diet, that is). Here is a lesson that looks at what we want to build on rather than acquire, [...]

The essence of Christmas: an online Xmas lesson

The essence of Christmas: an online Xmas lesson

It's that time of year again, and after 2020 I decided my learners need to finish this year on a high so I decided to put together an online Christmas lesson (which can also be easily adapted for face to face learners) to celebrate the much loved Christmas tradition of..... advertising.

First (FCE) dependent prepositions game

First (FCE) dependent prepositions game

Dependent prepositions are a crucial part of English.  Being able to correctly use them with their adjectives, verbs or nouns is important, not only for the speaking and writing exams but also in the Use of English paper, particularly in parts 1 and 2 where a good knowledge of dependent prepositions can help you to [...]