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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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Who are the Henry Brothers?

John Henry Moorcroft and Paul Henry Zarraga are English teachers involved in ELT publishing in Turkey, currently working for Cambridge University Press and also touring the country giving workshops and presentations to English teachers, mainly on the use of poetry, … Continue reading

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Our Cambridge English primary costumes

As well as appearing at events for ELT teachers the Henry Brothers also visit schools to entertain children, wearing the costumes of the characters in Cambridge University Press ELT course books for primary school learners. Our costumes are: Monty and … Continue reading

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The Power of Image – a presentation for ELT teachers

A good visual image can of course add great power to a presentation or teaching activity, and we’d like to share some favourites from our own presentations: The classroom cliche “I’m not a walking dictionary” raises a smile especially when … Continue reading

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“Are teachers magic?” An ELT conference plenary by magician Doruk Ülgen

The title of this year’s Istanbul Çevre Schools ELT Conference was ‘The Magic of Getting the Best Out of Students”, so the Henry Brothers decided to explore what the two trades of magician and teacher have in common. And to … Continue reading

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Football Story – a poem by John Foster

As nippers we were more than partial to the odd game of ‘footie’ played in the back yard. Jumpers or half-bricks as posts. It was always the world cup final and we were England. First one to 10. ‘Rush’ goalies, … Continue reading

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Stone Soup – a folktale for the classroom

Due to popular demand we’ve posted this brilliant version of Stone Soup. It’s taken from Erik K Taylor’s wonderful book ‘Using Folktales’ published by Cambridge University Press. It’s got a great chorus which lends itself to stirring vigorously and miming … Continue reading

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