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  • Stories behind Words: dandelion

    Posted by on April 24, 2013

    While not having one specific influence on the way I think or work, the word (and plant) dandelion is one that has accompanied me all my life. When I was small, my grandmother taught me and my sister how to tell the time by blowing the seeds of a dandelion clock. Although the method was […]

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  • Using newspaper articles in the classroom – the practical side

    Posted by on September 03, 2012

    This week’s guest blogger Karen Richardson is a freelance teacher, teacher-trainer, and ELT  materials writer based in Germany, who (amongst other things) writes the Guardian Weekly and Business Spotlight news lessons on After having read Roberta Facchinetti’s recent informative post on teaching English through newspapers, you are hopefully now convinced of the usefulness of […]

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