May 30, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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A talent to thrill – 2 exciting political thrillers

Detective stories, mysteries and thrillers have enjoyed immense popularity in recent years. Just think of Scandinavian thrillers like the Millenium trilogy, or TV series like House of Cards. Many of our teenage students are becoming interested in politics and what is … Continue reading

April 14, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Let’s talk about Henry James: New meets old in Daisy Miller

Henry James, who was born in New York City on 15 April in 1843, is in the great group of British authors who can be considered ‘outsiders’ arriving from various cultural and national backgrounds into the British literary scene. As John … Continue reading

February 8, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Hooked on Books: Crafting stories and reading activities with Frances Mariani

In this series of interviews we talk to teachers, ELT writers, visual artists and researchers about the importance of using literature in the language classroom. Together they have over a hundred years of experience in teaching and writing so they can definitely … Continue reading

January 13, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Colour your days and your reading: a literary colour quiz

Do you ever feel blue? Do you easily see the silver lining? Have you ever felt green with envy? Colours convey so many different feelings and meanings that we could easily dedicate a series of lessons to English phrases and idioms … Continue reading

December 13, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Our Favourite Book Picks for 2016

Towards the end of this year we look back on our favourite reads of 2016. We asked some of the Helbling Team to share the books they enjoyed reading. Our selection ranges from picture books for children through science books, graded … Continue reading