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Verb Tense Review

English Students and teachers often want to review the verb tenses. Continue reading

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Manor House Secrets Video – Part 2

Part 2 Manor House Secrets Video. First it was the disappearance of a valuable heirloom, but then – 2 murders! More mysteries! Continue reading

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ESL Grammar Practice Questions – Past Tense 2

  For regular verbs, forming the past tense is simply a matter of adding “ed” to the root form of the verb. (The root form of the verb is the infinitive without the “to”.) Example: Infinitive: to walk Root form: … Continue reading

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Vancouver’s Brockton Point Lighthouse

While teaching in different countries, we found students who learned to speak English simply by watching television. We are presenting some interesting and sometimes funny videos for ESL students to practice their listening comprehension skills. Vancouver’s Brockton point has a … Continue reading

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Jokes and Their Place in ESL Teaching

  Jokes can be an important part of your teaching program. Scientists know that when people laugh, the body secretes hormones that make the person feel good. Don’t you want your ESL students to feel good about what they are … Continue reading

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Interactive Listening Programs and Your Accent

Programs to Meet Different Needs People in many countries have learned to read and write English but can’t speak it. There are interactive auditory programs that teach listening, understanding and pronunciation. Some years ago I learned to read French but … Continue reading

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The Challenges of Learning English for Business

Many global companies around the world require English as a language for business, thus it is necessary for their staff to be trained in business English. Professionals who travel to the United States or other English speaking countries also need … Continue reading

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Teaching the Present and Past Progressive Tenses

We have put special effort into providing plenty of practice after introducing the explanation of the grammar. The following paragraphs will briefly discuss the grammar and give some examples of practice activities. Continue reading

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Using Childrens’ Games During Low Energy Times

There are times of the day when special activities such as games are very appropriate Continue reading

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Using “much” or “a lot of” with Count and Non-Count Nouns

There are sometimes, however, small clues that can make the language much easier. If they follow the simple suggestion explained in this article, then perhaps they will feel more confident about their speech. Continue reading

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