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Where have I been?

I set up this blog nearly a year ago and have been blown away by the level of interest and positive feedback. Around 100,000 people have viewed the lessons and I hope students all over the world have benefitted from

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Ryan Sheridan- Home

Recently Ryan Sheridan asked Irish people living abroad to make a short video about what they miss the most about home. He made a great music video about it and being Irish myself it inspired me to write a lesson plan

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Feeling Good by Nina Simone

This is a beautiful song and one I’m sure that will motivate your students. I have decided to use this song to raise awareness of stress patterns and rhythm. Students look at pictures rather than lyrics and speculate what the

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Developing Pronunciation Awareness Through Limericks

Hello everyone! It has been a while since you have heard from me. My wife had a baby six weeks ago and this has taken up most of my time. Baby and mummy are doing really well, so it is

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The Beatles Comparatives and Superlatives Lesson Plan

In this lesson I have used the Beatles’ changing appearance and musical style to provide students with the opportunity to practice using comparatives and superlatives. Students compare images of the Beatles from 1963 and 1970. There was quite a change

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All of Me by John Legend

In this song John Legend uses opposite meanings to convey how he feels about his wife. It is a very ‘honest’ love song. I think it reflects real life rather than a fairytale version of a relationship. This provides a

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Stunning New App- Adobe Voice

I have used quite a few apps with my students that have really enhanced their learning experience but Voice is hands down the best one. It can transform a boring writing or speaking task in to one that students are

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