33. What does it mean to be English? (Discussion Words)

September 16, 2017

This is a lesson plan for Intermediate to Advanced level learners of English, EFL, ESL, and ESOL.

Let's talk about the topic of Englishness. What does it mean to be English? Why are English people so... well, you know. Right? Here are the 40 vocabulary words and phrases that best describe Englishness.

You can download the free accompanying material at: http://purlandtraining.com

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32. Can You Teach an Old Dog New ELT Tricks?

August 19, 2017

New ideas for teaching English as a Foreign Language for summer 2017!

Can you teach an old dog new ELT tricks?

Yes, you can in my case! Here are some of the new lesson ideas that I tried out while working at a language school in the UK this summer. Feel free to try them yourselves – they worked really well for me! If you need any further information about the activities, please contact me at http://purlandtraining.com or via Twitter @purlandtraining

Free image courtesy of Pixabay: https://pixabay.com/en/jenga-wooden-blocks-game-play-2558356/

Check out my latest book at: http://purlandtraining.com/buy-books/i-have-twenty-fingers-and-159-other-common-polish-english-errors/

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31. Causative Verbs in English - Have and Get (FREE Worksheets!)

August 12, 2017

English grammar podcast for intermediate and advanced level students.

Discover causative verbs in English! This is a great podcast lesson for intermediate and advanced level students of English. Download the two useful worksheets that accopany this podcast from http://purlandtraining.com/

Free image from: https://pixabay.com/en/plumber-repair-mechanic-plumbing-35611/

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30. Create Your Own Bakery (Free Lesson Plan)

July 16, 2017

Have fun in the classroom with this great speaking activity! :)

I discuss a fantastic lesson plan where students plan and run their own bakery in class!

You can find the lesson plan here:

http://purlandtraining.com

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https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/purland-on-elt/id1204714487?mt=2
http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=141070&refid=stpr

Free image courtesy of Pixabay: https://pixabay.com/en/bread-a-loaf-of-bread-bakery-fresh-2432090/

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29. Is British English Better than American English?

June 25, 2017

Which language are you learning?

In this podcast I look at the many differences between British English and American English, including vocabulary, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and pronunciation - and ask the controversial question: which English is better?

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Free image courtesy of Pixabay: https://pixabay.com/en/flags-unites-states-great-britain-38754/

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28. Telling the Time in English

June 16, 2017

Learn how to tell the time in English!

In this podcast you can learn how to tell the time in English. Find all the information that I mention here:

http://purlandtraining.com/free-lessons/elementary-english-course/unit-2-0-transport/lesson-2-7-telling-the-time/

You can find the answers to all the exercises here:

http://purlandtraining.com/free-lessons/elementary-english-course/unit-2-0-transport-answer-pack/

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http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=141070&refid=stpr

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Episode 27 - Fast Food and the Environment - Discussion Questions

June 11, 2017

This week my students and I have had many speaking and listening discussion classes on the topic of Fast Food and the Environment. You can read and print out the questions that we used here. Hopefully you can use them in your classes! :)

http://purlandtraining.com/2017/06/10/fast-food-and-the-environment-discussion-questions-part-1/
http://purlandtraining.com/2017/06/10/fast-food-and-the-environment-discussion-questions-part-2/

If you have any comments or questions, please do get in touch!

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Episode 26 - 100 Adjective and Preposition Collocations - Free Worksheets

June 2, 2017

Find out about four new free printable grammar worksheets!

Learn how to put together adjectives with prepositions to make phrases, and download our four fabulous new free printable worksheets from http://purlandtraining.com!

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Episode 25 - Two Great New Books for Teachers!

May 30, 2017

Listen to my book review of two new releases from Alphabet Publishing!

I review two brand new resource books for teachers from Alphabet Publishing:

Successful Group Work: 13 Activities to Teach Teamwork Skills - by Patrice Palmer:

http://www.alphabetpublishingbooks.com/book/successful-group-work/

and Classroom Community Builders - by Walton Burns:

http://www.alphabetpublishingbooks.com/book/classroom-community-builders/

Both books are out in July 2017, and you can get hold of them here:

http://www.alphabetpublishingbooks.com/

Download my FREE book You Are The Course Book here:

http://purlandtraining.com/free-books/free-elt-book-you-are-the-course-book-by-matt-purland/

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Episode 24 - Using Mobile Games to Practise Present Continuous Tense

May 13, 2017

It's really fun using mobile games to teach grammar! :)

Download the games for free here:

Slither.io -
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.hypah.io.slither&hl=en
iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/slither-io/id1091944550?mt=8

High Risers -
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kumobius.android.highrisers&hl=en
iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/high-risers/id1158640510?mt=8

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