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:



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

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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:


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

Art: https://pixabay.com/en/mt-fuji-japan-1346096/


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:


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


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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


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/


36. Helpful Notices - Englishness

October 19, 2017
Learn about helpful notices in English with Matt Purland.
We look at a selection of English notices and dicuss how and why they are passive aggressive and often provide too much information. You can get the free notes and material at http://purlandtraining.com Watch the YouTube video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu-jmoQ7E9o

35. What is Sentence Stress? - Englishness

October 5, 2017

Learn about sentence stress in English with Matt Purland of PurlandTraining.com.

Join me as we discuss sentence stress with the topic of Englishness. Check out the free materials at: http://purlandtraining.com and you can watch the lesson on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMQL-Doa7wI

You can join the free online course on Englishness by signing into the classroom at http://classroom.google.com

Then click Join Class and enter the following code: kdn9f6

Click Join and you are in! Don't forget to tell your friends and colleagues!

#English #Englishness #ESOL #ESL #EFL #SentenceStress #Stress #Learn #Study #Improve #Pronunciation


34. Are You English? - Quiz 1 (Live Lesson on YouTube)

September 28, 2017

You can get involved with our classes live on YouTube and join our free course at Google Classroom!

We discuss the free quiz worksheet 'Are You English? - Quiz 1, which is available from http://purlandtraining.com and also from our new free online course using Google Classroom. You can join the course by signing into the classroom at http://classroom.google.com

Then click Join Class and enter the following code: kdn9f6

Click Join and you are in! Don't forget to tell your friends and colleagues!


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/