‘Reading for pleasure – Coming Soon to a Cinema Near You!’ – Oxford University Press ELT

Oxford University Press ELT latest blog post is titled “Reading for pleasure – Coming Soon to a Cinema Near You!”

Oxford University Press ELT blog contains, “As your students read from month to month, they are developing their ability to imagine, to add images to the stories. Many of the stories they are reading may have been made into films, so it will not be difficult for them to make film posters.”

Reading for pleasure – Coming Soon to a Cinema Near You!

Oxford University Press ELT Blog

‘Quick Five for Friday: Using video and images’ by Jennifer Lebedev

Jennifer Lebedev’s latest blog post is titled “Quick Five for Friday: Using video and images”.

Jennifer says, “How have you been using student-generated content in digital form? Here are some ideas for using video (or still shots) from students’ cell phones…”

Quick Five for Friday: Using video and images

Jennifer Lebedev’s Blog

‘What Rhymes Tell Us About Changing English’ by Ben Trawick-Smith

Ben Trawick-Smith’s latest blog post is titled “What Rhymes Tell Us About Changing English”.

Ben says, “One of the incidental pleasures of reading Shakespeare’s sonnets is finding rhymes that give us clues about Elizabethan English. One of these occurs in the first four lines of the entire collection:…”

What Rhymes Tell Us About Changing English

Ben Trawick-Smith’s Blog

‘Even More on Grammar’ by Barrie England

Barrie England’s latest blog post is titled “Even More on Grammar”.

Barrie says, “In a previous post I suggested it might be helpful to distinguish between grammar and style. Grammar, to recapitulate, is concerned with the ways in which a dialect allows words and sentences to be constructed. It provides us with rules like that which tells us that the past tense of regular verbs is formed by the addition of‘-(e)d’ to the plain form: walked from walk. Grammarians may disagree on various points, but, on the whole, the grammar of any particular dialect is non-negotiable.”

Even More on Grammar

Barrie England’s Blog


‘Create Online Newsletters’ by Ozge Karaoglu

Ozge Karaoglu has posted latest blog post titled, “Create Online Newsletters”.

Karaoglu says, ”

There are many web tools around that you can create online newsletters and share them with others. Tackk is one of them.It is pretty easy to use. After signing up, choose a theme, then use the editor widget to change the fonts, colours, backgrounds, add features such as contacts, items for sale, maps or a comment button. When you are done, just share your Tackk with others using a link or any social media platforms.

‘Create Online Newsletters’

Ozge Karaoglu’s Blog


Worksheet: ‘Simple Present, Frequency Adverbs, Connectors’

BusyTeacher team has published a new worksheet titled, “Simple Present, Frequency Adverbs, Connectors”.

This worksheet is aimed at  working with elementary students. It deals with vocabulary related to habitual actions, preferences, regular, irregular verbs, connectors. It also practices reading comprehension and students must apply the rule of the third person singular (simple present).

Download ’Simple Present, Frequency Adverbs, Connectors’ Worksheet

Article: ‘Breakingnewsenglish.com: BusyTeacher’s Detailed Review’

BusyTeacher team has published a new article titled,  ”Breakingnewsenglish.com: BusyTeacher’s Detailed Review”.

Breaking News English is a free site with ready -to-use EFL/ESL lesson plans,26-pages handout, graded news articles at pre-intermediate and intermediate-plus, listenings, online quizzes, podcasts, and communicative activities.

Download ’Breakingnewsenglish.com: BusyTeacher’s Detailed Review’ Article