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365 tweets: how to stop Twitter driving you insane

455 days ago (according to MetricSpot.com), I started tweeting a maximum once a day (an average of 0.80 tweets/day). When I reached 100 tweets, I lost a small bet to Kate, and have now lost a second by failing to get to 365 within 450 days ("Damn it", as Jack Bauer would say!). I am, […]

Writing prompt: a photograph of me as a kid

Photo: left, my brother; right, me The photo on the right has amused entire generations of learners here in Barcelona when I've showed it to them: me, aged 3, wearing wellingtons and an ill-fitting Balaclava helmet that makes me look a lot like Action Man! Mum's can be so cruel! It might actually later have […]

Really creative writing project: a series of dreams

Here's an apparently crazy idea for a creative writing project but one that might work well with an imaginative, co-operative B2+ class, one that wouldn't be put off as soon as they realise it's Bob Dylan (!!!) singing it. Could your learners produce something along similar lines, inspired by this? Working in groups of 4 […]

Get your students to talk, listen and draw

If you're familiar with Barcelona, you should (just about!) recognise what the illustration above is supposed to represent. It came from morning break last week in the staffroom, where there was some disagreement about whether or not you can get learners to draw things. I think you can — and should — no matter how […]

Pictures taken by learners, shared via WhatsApp

Photos taken by learners on mobile phones Another one from my IH Barcelona ELT Conference session earlier this month, both ideas tried out by two former colleagues, Kate and Rachel, with teens. Left, above, the idea was taking photos of anything at all of interest found in shop windows; right, the idea was to photograph […]

Drawing Mr Men: a fun "getting to know you" activity

Another activity that I demonstrated in my session at our ELT Conference last weekend (the original idea [content in Spanish] for which came from my colleague Xavi Mula). Before you begin, you probably want to make it clear that this is intended to be fun: you don't want anyone to be offended. It's also an […]

Keep calm and don't use Google Images

Here's another slide from my session at our ELT Conference last Saturday… In fact I always suggest this to trainees on our CELTA courses: CELTA can be quite a stressful course, and it gets especially so if you waste an hour or more looking for images that may in fact be adding little or nothing […]

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