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Grammar or lexis? A wedding cake metaphor

In her latest post, Zhenya Polosatova presents a bunch of very interesting questions from all walks of our profession. Here are two examples which immediately captured my attention: Which mistakes are more likely to lead to misunderstanding – grammatical or … Continue reading

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The threat of becoming obsolete

These days, English learners (and L2 learners in general) can get as autonomous and independent as they wish. There is a plethora of mobile apps, movies, games, songs and books for them to learn English from. So I often ask … Continue reading

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An enthusiastic teacher of English

A while back I published this post summarizing an interview with Milan Šácha, a freelance Czech teacher of English. Recently, on the same website, there has been another interview on an ELT related topic, this time with Bronislav Sobotka, an … Continue reading

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Holidays and a leave of absence

Today, summer holidays have officially started for me and some of my colleagues. Well, I should probably say ‘a leave of absence’ instead of holidays to make a clear distinction between what students get over the summer break and what … Continue reading

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102 Little Drawings – a product review

Can you draw? You can? Good for you. Well, I wish I could but I can’t. 🙂 But, fortunately, it doesn’t really matter because I have my 102 Little Drawings That Will Help You Remember English Rules FOREVER (Probably), written by Gabriel … Continue reading

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The drama of presenting

I started this blog nearly six years ago. If somebody had told me back then that one day I might present at a conference, I would have suspected they are drunk. Today, totally sober, I can proudly claim that since … Continue reading

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Let’s be honest this time!

You know, I really, really, really love my job. But why do I absolutely adore my job while other teachers and colleagues maybe don’t? Is it because I’m an exceptionally enthusiastic person and see teaching as a calling rather than … Continue reading

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