46. ELT Books for Young Learners of English

January 13, 2018

You won't want to miss this exclusive FREE children's book for ELT students!

In this podcast I have the great pleasure of chatting with Zuzana Miyahara Kratka, who is founder & publisher of the Elliot'n'Gina books. With popular titles such as Tidy Space Pirates and Spencer's Air Adventure, the Elliot'n'Gina series is aimed at young learners of English as a Second or Foreign language. Each book comes complete with its own set of activities, plus answer key!

We have a very special exclusive here on PurlandTraining.com - you can download the PDF version of Spencer's Air Adventure absolutely free - along with 4 pages of language activities based on the vocabulary in the book and the answer key! With text by Deborah Lee and Patrick Wallace and wonderful colourful illustrations by Samuel James, this full colour 32-page book is a fantastic read, with a wacky story and endearing characters.

Get your hands on the free material here: http://purlandtraining.com 

What's more, you can buy the paperback edition and check out the other great books in the series. If you click the link below you will get a generous 15% discount off your entire order - no minimum purchase required:

https://www.elliotngina.com/discount/PURLAND15 

Alternatively, use the code: PURLAND15

"Welcome to Elliot and Gina’s Amazing Universe!

"Destination: Shell Island.

"Pack your bags and get on board Spencer’s cloud bus now if you don’t want to miss Elliot and Gina's first-ever travel adventure...!"

Find out more about Elliot'n'Gina here:

Website: http://www.elliotngina.com 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elliotngina 
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ElliotNGina 

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45. What is PurlandTraining.com?

January 7, 2018

Matt Purland talks you through all the features of PurlandTraining.com.

In this podcast you can find out more about the popular free English language resource website http://purlandtraining.com, which offers free worksheets, books, podcasts, and lots more for teaching and learning English.

You can watch the video of this podcast and check out our brand new Facebook page here:

https://www.facebook.com/purlandtrainingcom/ 

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Thank you! I hope that you really enjoy the podcast! If you have any comments or questions, please do get in touch here: http://purlandtraining.com/contact-us/  and at https://twitter.com/purlandtraining 

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44. Talking about New Year’s Resolutions - with Daria Storozhilova

December 28, 2017

It's time to ring in the New Year 2018!

In this very special holiday podcast I'm joined by online course developer and tutor Daria Storozhilova from Smart English Learning. We have fun discussing New Year traditions, resolutions, and predictions for 2018! I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our listeners a very Happy and Healthy New Year 2018!

Don't forget to download the accompanying free printable worksheet at

http://purlandtraining.com

You can visit Daria's profiles here:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smartlanguagelearning/ 
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3bYRjDJXQwcsZJOpOhO4sg 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/StordarLearn 
Website: https://www.stordar.com

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Thank you! I hope that you really enjoy the podcast! If you have any comments or questions, please do get in touch here: http://purlandtraining.com/contact-us/ and at

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43. What are Present Perfect and Present Perfect Continuous?

December 23, 2017

It's grammar time!

Please join me as I discuss two tenses that are nobody's favourites: Present Perfect and Present Perfect Continuous! Yes, it has to be done! :)

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Thank you! I hope that you enjoy the podcast! If you have any comments or questions, please do get in touch here: http://purlandtraining.com/contact-us/  and at https://twitter.com/purlandtraining 

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42. Talking about a Song in an ESOL Class

December 14, 2017

Get some great new teaching material for planning a spoken presentation about a song.

This week we publish a brand new free printable worksheet that will help students to plan and prepare
a spoken presentation where they talk about a favourite or memorable song.

You can download the free printable worksheet here:

http://purlandtraining.com/free-lessons/free-printable-worksheets/talking-about-a-song-in-an-esol-class/ 

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Thank you! I hope that you enjoy the podcast and the new material! If you have any comments or
questions, please do get in touch here: http://purlandtraining.com/contact-us/  and
https://twitter.com/purlandtraining 

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41. Free Teaching Material Featuring Moz the Monster!

December 3, 2017

It's time for a video lesson with the eagerly-anticipated new advert from John Lewis!

Join me as I introduce some free teaching materials based on the new John Lewis Christmas advert featuring Moz the Monster. Please go to the website http://purlandtraining.com to access the discussion questions and comprehension questions:

http://purlandtraining.com/free-lessons/free-printable-worksheets/moz-the-monster-comprehension-questions-for-english-classes/ 

http://purlandtraining.com/free-lessons/free-printable-worksheets/moz-the-monster-discussion-questions-for-english-classes/ 

If you like this podcast please tell your friends and colleagues about it and subscribe on iTunes, Podbean, Stitcher - or your favourite podcast provider!

Background music: 'Tom's Drops' - thanks to: http://podsummit.com/freemusic/ 

Free image courtesy: http://johnlewispresscentre.com/imagelibrary 

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40. What is Present Simple?

November 26, 2017

Discover present simple tense in English!

Please join me for this new grammar podcast especially for beginner- and elementary-level students of English. We learn all about present simple, including time, usage, verb forms, question and negative forms, auxiliary verbs, and adverbs of frequency.

I hope you enjoy it! Please let me know: http://purlandtraining.com/contact-us/

Join our free Elementary English Course and get the full information about Present Simple at the website:

http://purlandtraining.com/free-lessons/elementary-english-course/unit-2-0-transport/lesson-2-3-present-simple-and-present-continuous/ 

Background music: 'Tom's Drops' - thanks to: http://podsummit.com/freemusic/

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39. Describing Photos of (Small) Rebellious Acts

November 19, 2017

How to describe a photo in English - with a funny difference!

Join me as we discover how to describe photos - which is a useful exam skill for English language students! To get all the tips visit the British Council Learn English Teens site here:

http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/exams/speaking-exams/describe-photo-or-picture

We'll use the funny collection of photos of people doing (small) rebellious acts from the BoredPanda website here:

https://www.boredpanda.com/first-world-anarchists/

Don't forget to subscribe to this podcast on iTunes or your favourite podcast service! And tell your friends and colleagues!

Get more free podcasts, printables, books, and more at http://purlandtraining.com

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38. Why doesn’t anybody care about the English language?

November 11, 2017

Let's find out why there isn't an organisation to regulate the English language.

Join me as I discuss the great divide between spelling and sounds in English and ask the question why there isn't a dedicated Royal Academy of English to take care of our precious language.

You can download the free printable materials and the presentation from http://purlandtraining.com

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37. Raw Materials - Four Free Printable Worksheets for ELT Lessons

October 29, 2017

Download four brand new free printable worksheets from PurlandTraining.com!

Join me as I introduce four new free worksheets for English and ELT students on the topic of Raw Materials. You can download the worksheets here: http://purlandtraining.com/2017/10/29/new-free-printable-worksheets-about-raw-materials/

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