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About The Henry Brothers

We are English teachers involved in ELT publishing in Turkey, and also touring the country giving workshops and presentations to English teachers, mainly on the use of poetry, storytelling and other lively activities in the classroom. We can be contacted by e-mail to istanbuljohnm@hotmail.co.uk.

Don’t Use Big Words!!

Originally posted on The Henry Brothers' Jim Jam Slam:
In promulgating your esoteric cogitations or articulating your superficial sentimentalities and amicable philosophical and psychological observations, beware of platitudinous ponderosities. Let your conversational communications possess a clarified conciseness, a coalescent consistency…

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Muddy Road

Tanzan and Ekido were travelling together down a muddy road. A heavy rain was falling. Coming around a bend, they met a lovely girl in a silk kimono and sash, unable to cross the intersection. “Come on, girl,” said Tanzan … Continue reading

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I Categorically Deny It

I categorically deny it You’ve got to be kidding In no way did I do Something Anything Whatever it is you’re accusing me of Ask him He was there He’ll back me up Go on Tell him Go on I … Continue reading

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Don’t Use Big Words!!

In promulgating your esoteric cogitations or articulating your superficial sentimentalities and amicable philosophical and psychological observations, beware of platitudinous ponderosities. Let your conversational communications possess a clarified conciseness, a coalescent consistency and a concatenated cogency. Eschew all conglomerations of flatulent … Continue reading

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Words of wisdom from Chief Tecumseh

So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things … Continue reading

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Poetry Group Slam

Originally posted on The Henry Brothers' Jim Jam Slam:
Poetry can be contemplative and reflective but it can also be performed to an audience. Performed by an individual or, as in this activity, by a group.  You’ll need a text…

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From Havamal, a Viking poem

Don’t say, ‘It’s been a good day’ till sundown. Don’t say, ‘She’s a good wife’ till she’s buried. Don’t say, ‘It’s a good sword’ till you’ve tested it. Don’t say, ‘She’s a good girl’ till she’s married off. Don’t say, … Continue reading

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