A list of labels to categorise questions by type. Includes a definition and example of each category.
Complete lesson, C1-C2 level. Discussing topics relating to decision-making in life and in business. Listening for gist and analysing the speaker’s choice of language. Scanning a text and reading for detail. Vocabulary relating to personalities and behaviour. Speaking interactively at a brainstorming meeting. Note: some parts of this lesson will work best with a group of 5+ students.
A short compendium of phrases which can be used passive-aggressively. Useful if you want to win an argument unfairly; may also help with noticing and replying to unfair rhetoric.
Grammar is a powerful tool, a set of machines to generate a variety of sentences and questions. Yet it’s still controversial, and not always popular with students. In this article, I explain why I take a positive view towards learning grammar.
Language choices aren’t necessarily correct or incorrect – there’s a whole spectrum of possibilities, depending on who creates the rules of English!