June 5, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Hooked on words: interview with Julie Moore, lexicographer and corpus researcher

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

October 28, 2013
by Nora Nagy
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Graphic Stories Special: Meet the Westbourne Kids

In this special we would like you and your students to meet the Westbourne kids, the main characters in a series of twelve graphic stories at A1-A2 level. I think we all face a challenge to engage all of our students, … 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

October 17, 2013
by Nora Nagy
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Vocabulary Development with Graded Readers

We have learnt that the secret of vocabulary growth is continuous practice and contextualisation, consolidation and constant recycling of words learnt . When you write or read a story, you both consciously and incidentally practise new language by making connections, and imagining … Continue reading