Category Vocabulary

Quiz card #009

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CLOCK CLOCK CLOCK

How often have you heard me use the words CLOCKWISE and ANTI-CLOCKWISE¬†in the classroom when I’m asking for your answers? Too often maybe. Yet, I smile when I still see some of you using ¬†your fingers to draw a clock in the air or looking at watches to work out who’s turn it is to […]

Quiz card #008

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Quiz card #007

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Kana’s drawing

Take a look at this screenshot taken from the classroom’s interactive white board. Can you answer the questions which follow? Why are CHEF and COOK highlighted? What do the letters CEO (next to the word CHIEF) stand for? The picture with the HOB and OVEN is of what? I’m waiting for your replies!

Quiz card #003

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PRICELESS / WORTHLESS

I’m a teacher, not an artist. It is true, though, that drawings can play an important part in explaining a word or grammar point, or even just to add a bit of colour to the lesson. When I was in my last year at primary school, art lessons were part of the curriculum. They were […]

Desert Island Discs

BBC Radio 4 has a program called Desert Island Discs. A famous guest (sports, music, science, etc.) chooses eight music tracks, a book and a luxury to take with them on a desert island. During the interview, we get to know why these are important to them. At the same time, we learn more about […]

Of doctors, bills and cooking

Doctors and medicine – maybe not fun topics to talk about but they will help me explain some words which students often get wrong. Imagine you have a health problem and need to consult your doctor about it. She does the usual checks, makes a diagnosis and writes out the medication you need to take. […]

STEAL / ROB

A number of elderly people, mainly women, were easy prey for two teenage boys who targeted vulnerable people systematically in a bid to steal their wallets, a court heard yesterday. Four women had their purse robbed, while in two other cases the attempt was foiled when the victims resisted. (Times of Malta 21 July 2016) […]