Episode 19 - ‘Used to’ for Regular Actions in the Past

April 8, 2017

Join me for a lovely seaside walk in England as we practise used to + infinitive. Please subscribe and tell your colleagues about this podcast. Thanks!


Episode 18 - Learn 100 Common Irregular Verbs in English

April 1, 2017

Check out the beautiful poetic infographic at: http://www.stordar.com @StordarLearn Please write a review at iTunes and subscribe! Thank you! ❤


Episode 17 - The English Alphabet

March 26, 2017

Please join me for a (slightly!) windy walk as I talk about the English alphabet and why you should know how to pronounce it and write it (with capital and small letters) - whatever your level! You can find the material mentioned in the podcast here:


Also, check out our fantastic new guest post by Jack Milgram from http://Custom-Writing.org  blog: http://purlandtraining.com/2017/03/23/fun-and-unusual-ways-of-teaching-english-grammar-in-elementary-school/

If you would like to write a guest post for http://PurlandTraining.com on the subject of ELT, I'd love to hear from you! Please contact me via the website!

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Episode 16 - 16 Boring Words & What to Use Instead

March 20, 2017

Are you still using GOOD when you could be using SUPERB or AMAZING? This podcast is for you! You can check out the full infographic here: http://purlandtraining.com/free-lessons/infographics/16-boring-words-what-to-use-instead/ Don't forget to subscribe and please leave a comment on iTunes! Thank you!


Episode 15 - Mega-List of Quantifiers in English

March 18, 2017

In this episode we look at quantifiers in English, and find out that there are... many - but not much!

You can download the free worksheets from this podcast at http://purlandtraining.com

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Episode 14 - Any Answers 1 - Use of English Practice

March 11, 2017

Join in with this fun listening activity that tests use of English, then check your answers online at purlandtraining.com. Don't forget to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes. Thanks! 😀


Episode 13 - Words That I Don’t Like

March 9, 2017

An unusual meditation on English words that I simply don't like and which make me cringe big-time!

In this podcast I examine some of the English words that I really dislike, and try to work out why I don't like them. Then I create a relaxation tape using these words in an attempt to get over my negative feelings!

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Music: Ignite To Light by P C III. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Episode 12 - Discussion Questions about Singing

March 7, 2017

Talk about the topic of Singing with your friends with these great discussion questions. Download the free discussion questions handout from http://purlandtraining.com Please subscribe and leave a review on iTunes! Thank you!


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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