July 28, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Curious writing habits

Reading about our favourite writers’ habits is a bit like peeking behind the curtains in a theatre or reading the secret recipes of our favourite chocolate factory. We are all curious to know how the stories we love were born. Aspiring authors and … Continue reading

July 16, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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To make a long story short…

Writing a good short story, summary or talk can be much harder than writing longer narratives. You need to have a good grasp of the language you are using, as well as having incisive and interesting ideas to share. You can easily turn summary writing and … Continue reading

June 23, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Ideas for intensive holiday courses: SKILLS PRACTICE

During the holidays your students have the opportunity to fine-tune their language skills and experiment with their creativity. How can you help them with this? If you are teaching a short course these months, you will have noticed that the last … Continue reading

June 4, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Let’s talk about plot twists (and use them in the English class)

How do you feel about unexpected plot twists and surprise endings? Do you remember any films or books which surprised you so much that you couldn’t stop thinking about them? When we read stories, we usually expect some familiar elements … Continue reading

February 17, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Meet the authors: Scott Lauder and Walter McGregor

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to write a story with another person? What about doing an experimental writing task in your class? Would it be inspiring? How would you share the responibilities? How well do co-authors … Continue reading