How Extensive reading is useful for teenagers (ESL Suggestions)

In this video the teacher trainer talks about the need of the extensive reading especially for teenagers. She also shares her experience of generating reading interest in students to meet the demands of the digital age.  The more students practice the more they ll’ learn that’s the important rule. Besides that in order t o develop a critical thinking process extensive reading plays vital role in producing the same incredibly.

– Jatin Kapadiya

‘Teaching Charisma’ by James Taylor

James Taylor’s blog post is titled ”Teaching Charisma”.

James says,  ”One thing I particularly enjoy about teaching business presentations is the opportunity to investigate the more unusual aspects of language. My students are typically advanced speakers, so they don’t need much in the way of vocabulary or grammar, but what they do need is to look at what they already know in a new way. To this end, I expose them to interesting speakers and a variety of presentations in order for them to watch the best (and the worst) and learn from them, even copy them.”

Teaching Charisma

James Taylor’s Blog

-Rakesh Patel

Worksheet: ‘Double Puzzle [MAKE]’

BusyTeacher team has published a new worksheet titled ”Double Puzzle [MAKE]”.

Pecsi Kinga says, ”This is a short activity to revise the use of the verb: to make (as a phrasal verb, idiom). It could be used after having taught several idioms, expressions and phrases with “MAKE”. I have used with advanced learners, as at this level they need to enrich their vocabulary”.


Download ‘Double Puzzle [MAKE]’ Worksheet


-Vandana Badoliya

Worksheet: ‘Identifying Figures of Speech’

BusyTeacher team has published a latest worksheet titled ”Identifying Figures of Speech”.

Different activities where students are required to identify simile, metaphor, personification, pun and onomatopoeia.
Students are required to identify and provide definitions for various figures of speech. This is a lovely worksheet to do as a class or as a homework activity.

Download ‘Identifying Figures of Speech’ Worksheet

-Vandana Badoliya

‘Going To IATEFL For The First Time? Here Is Some Advice For You From My PLN’ by Burcu Akyol

Burcu Akyol’s latest blog post is titled “Going To IATEFL For The First Time? Here Is Some Advice For You From My PLN”.

Burcu says, “Having been the source of inspiration of ISTEK ELT, IATEFL Conference is the most important ELT event of the year for me. This year, I am very happy to be presenting with Luke Meddings and looking forward to meeting the ELT professionals and friends from all around the world.”

Going To IATEFL For The First Time? Here Is Some Advice For You From My PLN

Burcu Akyol’s Blog

-Keyur Sardhara

‘Discussion Groups and Feedback Sessions – PD in Focus 2’ by Vicky Loras

Vicky Loras’s latest blog post is titled ”Discussion Groups and Feedback Sessions – PD in Focus 2”.

Vicky says, “Teaching can be a lonely profession. You teach, come back home, mark, prepare – but you need and would like to get together with colleagues or teacher friends to reflect with. What do you do? A good idea is to set up a discussion group. Get colleagues from work or friends of yours who are teachers and set up a group. I even do this with only one friend of mine.  Of course, a larger group might be better, as you hear and share more opinions and experiences.”

‘On teaching portfolios’ by Tyson Seburn

Tyson Seburn’s latest blog post is titled ”On teaching portfolios”.

Tyson says, ”I’ve always thought portfolios, if relatively all-inclusive, were excellent representations of a body of work. For reflective purposes, they provide ‘a forest’ and ‘trees’ views that can facilitate valuable learning experiences for teachers or students.” Further on, Bailey, Curtis & Nunan suggest, “Thus, a [teaching] portfolio is a collection of artefacts through which teachers present their own professional persona. One’s strengths as a developer of classroom materials, for example, should feature prominently in the portfolio. Other possible selections include students’ test results, student evaluations of teaching, letters of recommendation, samples of students’ work, syllabuses, and so on.” 

On teaching portfolios

Tyson Seburn’s Blog

-Komal Mahida