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Daft doodles

All language teachers draw a little, we have to. The Instagram page, Daft Doodles, is by one language teacher who is very good at it, Dave McClure. Enjoy. Advertisements

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Happy 200th birthday Frankenstein

“My name is Victor Frankenstein.” 2018 is the 200th birthday of the world’s most famous monster, Frankenstein. The book by Mary Shelley was first published in 1818, but even in the early years the story was better known as a … Continue reading

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Up-Hill – a poem by Christina Rossetti

Up-Hill Does the road wind up-hill all the way? Yes, to the very end. Will the day’s journey take the whole long day? From morn to night, my friend. But is there for the night a resting-place? A roof for … Continue reading

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Subway hero – a true story (with activities for the ELT classroom)

This is an amazing and inspiring true story that we want to share with you. It’s a story that everyone should read (and below you can find clips of television news and interviews about the incident). We found it in … Continue reading

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ELT traveller’s tales – R. B. McKerrow in Japan, 1898

Cambridge scholar R. B. McKerrow told a funny story from the time he spent teaching English in Tokyo from 1897 to 1900, where he also learnt Japanese, wrote a textbook on English phonology (in Japanese), and had his own printing … Continue reading

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How to write a school play – an example from the late 1500s

In the Times Literary Supplement of July 1st Shakespeare Institute lecturer Martin Wiggins reports that the Elizabethan Club of Yale University has recently acquired the manuscript of Oedipus – a play for schoolchildren written in the late 16th century (the … Continue reading

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How I Met Myself – a reflection on the use of graded readers in ELT….

When Cambridge University Press began publishing graded readers in the late 90s we took a decision not to sell the abridged versions of classic or popular novels that were the bulk of most publishers’ lists. We chose instead to make … Continue reading

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