Tag Archives: reading

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Highlights and thoughts from the English UK SW Conference

Since working at the University of Durham, I’ve been doing my best to earn a living in my home town of Exeter.  It’s not as easy as it was in Spain because most jobs are zero hours and the money doesn’t go as far as in Spain. There’s also the feeling that we teachers of […]

Knitting: Like Academic Reading Circles, but different.

Adapting Academic Reading Circles for a short pre-sessional course

This has been Week 2, or the first full week (minus the bank holiday) of the pre-sessional course. The students have been learning about thesis statements and how to organise their ideas in their essays, what it means to participate in a seminar, how to get the most out of a lecture, and they’ve done a timed essay. […]

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Text summary and analysis

This is a great way to get Proficiency students (although it could be adapted for Advanced or FCE students) reading, finding useful vocabulary in the text and sharing it with each other. I got it from the inspiring Elspeth Pollock who gave a talk on teaching CPE students in Seville in February.  She reminded us that […]

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CPE: Run For Your Life! – Halloween Lesson Plan

This lesson plan is based on an article from The Guardian called Zombie Games: Run For Your Life.  It’s about a 5k run called Zombie Evacuation Race where “zombies” run after you and “soldiers” shout at you.  This lesson involves CPE exam style tasks – Speaking parts 1 and 2 and also Reading & Use […]