Episode 11 - Using Castle on the Hill by Ed Sheeran to Teach Past Tenses in an English Class

March 3, 2017

In this podcast we explore using the popular song Castle on the Hill by Ed Sheeran in an English class. We look at the use of tenses in the song - especially past simple, used to/would + infinitive, and present perfect.

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Episode 10 - Teacher to Teacherpreneur - Interview with Patrice Palmer!

March 2, 2017

In this special episode, I spend a fascinating half hour chatting with educator Patrice Palmer about her life, work, and how teachers can go from teacher to teacherpreneur!

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Episode 9 - Vocabulary Words about Singing

March 1, 2017

Let's have a fun listening activity on the topic of singing! I'm going to read out loud forty vocabulary words - four words at a time - and you have to either say them out loud or write them down. Check if you've got everything right by downloading the free vocabulary handout from http://purlandtraining.com.

This activity is probably more suitable for learners at Intermediate level and above!

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Episode 8 - Question Tags

February 27, 2017

Learn about how we use question tags in English. This episode is a really exciting grammar one, isn't it? Yes, it is! Don't forget to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes - thanks!

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Episode 7 - Indirect Questions Challenge!

February 23, 2017

Dare you take up the indirect questions challenge? Or, would it be possible for you to take up the indirect questions challenge? :) If you do, please let me know how you get on! Please subscribe and leave a review on iTunes or at Podbean.com. Thank you!


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Episode 6 - Signs and Notices at the Airport

February 21, 2017

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Episode 5 - Transport Vocabulary Challenge!

February 20, 2017

Join me for a fun vocabulary challenge on the topic of transport! Please subscribe and leave a comment if you like this podcast! Find out more: http://purlandtraining.com/free-lessons/podcasts/


Episode 4 - Word Order Quiz

February 17, 2017

You are welcome to join me for this short listening quiz where we practise word order in English. Clue: SVOPT! Find out more: http://purlandtraining.com/free-lessons/podcasts/ Please subscribe and leave a message - thank you!


Episode 3 - The Four Kinds of Love - Lesson Plan for Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2017

Discover a lesson plan for Valentine's Day role plays.

Free lesson notes: http://purlandtraining.com/podcast-3-lesson-notes-the-four-kinds-of-love.pdf

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Episode 2 - Technology - Vocabulary and Discussion

February 13, 2017

Join me as I talk about how to teach a vocabulary and discussion lesson on the topic of Technology. Lesson notes and vocabulary list are free to download! Comments always welcome.

Episode 2 - Notes

Technology - Discussion Words