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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I'm Back

Dear readers

I'm back from my holidays and will start posting in the next few days.
I have some interesting topics I want to cover including some unusual ones such as:
  • the benefits of living with a homestay family
  • Reasons why students don't achieve as much as they want
  • How to plan and set realistic goals,
  • How to improving your speaking skills
  • Reasons why music can help you improve your English speaking, listening, vocabulary, grammar etc.
  • Specific music and activities to help you do this
  • More sentence writing activities with guided vocabulary questions
  • The benefits of learning English by using thought groups or using "chunks" versus single words.
  • How to improve reading fluency
  • How to improve speaking fluency
  • Specific ways to improve your Grammar
  • Specific techniques to improve your writing
  • Specific techniques to improve your proofreading and editing
  • And much, much more
I will also be adding specific grammar, reading, writing, speaking, listening and music activities on the pages above. any of these will be activities I created myself. Please let me know if there is anything specific you want to practice or work on, and I will do my best to add some of these activities when I am not teaching, preparing or marking.

Please suggest any other topics you want me to cover, or ask any questions about problems you may be having in improving your English.


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I will be only too happy to reply.

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