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Join me for my new regular podcast, where I discuss all things ELT. With over fifteen years of experience teaching English, and with 24 books for students and teachers of English to my name, I'm happy to share my experience with you, and I hope you will enjoy this podcast - and get involved! Feel free to contact me here: http://purlandtraining.com/contact-us/ and on Twitter @purlandtraining




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32. Can You Teach an Old Dog New ELT Tricks?

New ideas for teaching English as a Foreign Language for summer 2017! Can you teach an old dog new ELT tricks? Yes, you can in my case! Here are some of the new lesson ideas that I tried out while working at a language school in the UK this summer. Feel free to try them yourselves – they worked really well for me! If you need any further information about the activities, please contact me at http://purlandtraining.com or via Twitter @purlandtraining Free image courtesy of Pixabay:...

Duration: 00:15:57

31. Causative Verbs in English - Have and Get (FREE Worksheets!)

English grammar podcast for intermediate and advanced level students. Discover causative verbs in English! This is a great podcast lesson for intermediate and advanced level students of English. Download the two useful worksheets that accopany this podcast from http://purlandtraining.com/ Free image from: https://pixabay.com/en/plumber-repair-mechanic-plumbing-35611/

Duration: 00:11:02

30. Create Your Own Bakery (Free Lesson Plan)

Have fun in the classroom with this great speaking activity! I discuss a fantastic lesson plan where students plan and run their own bakery in class! You can find the lesson plan here: http://purlandtraining.com If you enjoyed this podcast, please tell a friend or colleague, subscribe, and leave a review - thank you! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/purland-on-elt/id1204714487?mt=2 http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=141070&refid=stpr Free image courtesy of Pixabay:...

Duration: 00:34:24

29. Is British English Better than American English?

Which language are you learning? In this podcast I look at the many differences between British English and American English, including vocabulary, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and pronunciation - and ask the controversial question: which English is better? If you enjoyed this podcast, please tell a friend or colleague, subscribe, and leave a review - thank you! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/purland-on-elt/id1204714487?mt=2 http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=141070&refid=stpr Free...

Duration: 00:34:05

28. Telling the Time in English

Learn how to tell the time in English! In this podcast you can learn how to tell the time in English. Find all the information that I mention here: http://purlandtraining.com/free-lessons/elementary-english-course/unit-2-0-transport/lesson-2-7-telling-the-time/ You can find the answers to all the exercises here: http://purlandtraining.com/free-lessons/elementary-english-course/unit-2-0-transport-answer-pack/ If you enjoyed this podcast, please tell a friend or colleague, subscribe,...

Duration: 00:17:29

Episode 27 - Fast Food and the Environment - Discussion Questions

This week my students and I have had many speaking and listening discussion classes on the topic of Fast Food and the Environment. You can read and print out the questions that we used here. Hopefully you can use them in your classes! http://purlandtraining.com/2017/06/10/fast-food-and-the-environment-discussion-questions-part-1/ http://purlandtraining.com/2017/06/10/fast-food-and-the-environment-discussion-questions-part-2/ If you have any comments or questions, please do get in...

Duration: 00:19:39

Episode 26 - 100 Adjective and Preposition Collocations - Free Worksheets

Find out about four new free printable grammar worksheets! Learn how to put together adjectives with prepositions to make phrases, and download our four fabulous new free printable worksheets from http://purlandtraining.com! If you like this podcast, please feel free to check out all the other episodes - and do subscribe and leave us a review on iTunes. Thank you!

Duration: 00:16:10

Episode 25 - Two Great New Books for Teachers!

Listen to my book review of two new releases from Alphabet Publishing! I review two brand new resource books for teachers from Alphabet Publishing: Successful Group Work: 13 Activities to Teach Teamwork Skills - by Patrice Palmer: http://www.alphabetpublishingbooks.com/book/successful-group-work/ and Classroom Community Builders - by Walton Burns: http://www.alphabetpublishingbooks.com/book/classroom-community-builders/ Both books are out in July 2017, and you can get hold of them...

Duration: 00:16:32

Episode 24 - Using Mobile Games to Practise Present Continuous Tense

It’s fun using mobile games to teach grammar! Download the games for free here: Slither.io - Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.hypah.io.slither&hl=en iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/slither-io/id1091944550?mt=8 High Risers - Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kumobius.android.highrisers&hl=en iOS:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/high-risers/id1158640510?mt=8 Don’t forget to tell your friends about this podcast, and please...

Duration: 00:16:19

Episode 23 - Complete the Sentences (Listening Practice)

Let’s practise our listening skills with this fun activity, which is adapted from the free Big Grammar Book 2. Download it for free now from: http://purlandtraining.com/free-books/free-big-grammar-book-2-by-matt-purland/

Duration: 00:09:58

Episode 22 - Advice for New Teachers of English

In this episode I was lucky enough to chat with the wonderful Daria Storozhilova from http://stordar.com. I asked her what advice she would give to new teachers of English. Here are some of the tips that we discussed in this special podcast: Advice for new EFL teachers - Listen to advice from more experienced teachers. Don’t assume you know it all after a CELTA or Cert. TESOL course! - Collaborate with your colleagues; learn from them; observe them; team teach. Don’t be an island! -...

Duration: 00:31:48

Episode 21 - Create a Role Play with Great Sound Effects!

I found a super app which you can use with your EFL students! In this podcast I talk about an amazing app that students can use to create imaginative role plays with great sound effects! The app is called Quiet Space and is available for iOS here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/quiet-space-best-quiet-space-effect-generator/id1114817125?mt=8 Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes - thanks!

Duration: 00:11:30

Episode 20 - Sometimes the best teaching moments happen spontaneously!

Sometimes the best teaching moments in the classroom happen spontaneously - like the one in this podcast! Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes. Thanks! http://purlandtraining.com/

Duration: 00:07:01

Episode 19 - ‘Used to’ for Regular Actions in the Past

Join me for a lovely seaside walk in England as we practise used to + infinitive. Please subscribe and tell your colleagues about this podcast. Thanks!

Duration: 00:13:19

Episode 18 - Learn 100 Common Irregular Verbs in English

Check out the beautiful poetic infographic at: http://www.stordar.com @StordarLearn Please write a review at iTunes and subscribe! Thank you! ❤

Duration: 00:19:51

Episode 17 - The English Alphabet

Please join me for a (slightly!) windy walk as I talk about the English alphabet and why you should know how to pronounce it and write it (with capital and small letters) - whatever your level! Also, check out our fantastic new guest post by Jack Milgram from http://Custom-Writing.org - http://purlandtraining.com/2017/03/23/fun-and-unusual-ways-of-teaching-english-grammar-in-elementary-school/ If you would like to write a guest post for http://PurlandTraining.com on the subject of ELT,...

Duration: 00:15:26

Episode 16 - 16 Boring Words & What to Use Instead

Are you still using GOOD when you could be using SUPERB or AMAZING? This podcast is for you! You can check out the full infographic here: http://purlandtraining.com/free-lessons/infographics/16-boring-words-what-to-use-instead/ Don’t forget to subscribe and please leave a comment on iTunes! Thank you!

Duration: 00:11:04

Episode 15 - Mega-List of Quantifiers in English

In this episode we look at quantifiers in English, and find out that there are… many - but not much! You can download the free worksheets from this podcast at http://purlandtraining.com Please subscribe and leave a review on iTunes. Thanks!

Duration: 00:17:11

Episode 14 - Any Answers 1 - Use of English Practice

Join in with this fun listening activity that tests use of English, then check your answers online at purlandtraining.com. Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes. Thanks! 😀

Duration: 00:05:06

Episode 13 - Words That I Don’t Like

An unusual meditation on English words that I simply don’t like and which make me cringe big-time! In this podcast I examine some of the English words that I really dislike, and try to work out why I don’t like them. Then I create a relaxation tape using these words in an attempt to get over my negative feelings! Please subscribe and leave a review on iTunes - thank you! Music: Ignite To Light by P C III. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution License:...

Duration: 00:09:44

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