February 18, 2014
by Nora Nagy
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Read to Write: Improving Writing Skills Using Graded Readers

“Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s good, you’ll … Continue reading

February 4, 2014
by Nora Nagy
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Read and Listen: Extensive Listening in the Reading Classroom

How can the combination of two receptive skills have a productive outcome? What are the benefits of focussing on improving our students’ listening fluency? How can we carry out extensive listening sessions in the classroom? One of the most difficult … Continue reading

January 28, 2014
by Nora Nagy
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Read to Speak: Improving Speaking Skills in the Reading Class

In an earlier post we have looked at using graded readers to improve writing skills. This week we will connect reading with another fundamental language skill: speaking. We write stories, we read stories, we listen to stories, and then we tell … Continue reading

November 21, 2013
by Nora Nagy
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Help your students become critical readers – Critical thinking and reading in the ELT classroom

Improving your students’ critical thinking skills will help them achieve their learning objectives more easily, and it will also make reading a more successful and enjoyable activity. We have prepared this Q&A to provide you with some background information, as … Continue reading

October 23, 2013
by Nora Nagy
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Read to Write – How to create a mysterious setting in 8 easy steps

A writing lesson plan with images and extracts for 3 levels This is a lesson plan you can print out and take to class. It will help you develop a mysterious setting for a story, and it’s great for practising reading, … Continue reading