Category Archives: English fun

A history of English … in five words

A very interesting article, and easy to read to boot!

Source: A history of English … in five words

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Icebreaker lesson idea: “Be the Teacher”

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This is a fun, dynamic, communicative and student-centered activity I usually do if the learners in the class know each other, but not me.

  1. Tell the learners that they are going to get the chance to get to know you, and that they will be able to ask you any questions they like – about anything! (They usually look really excited at this point!) Continue reading

Chaotic English

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So you think you speak great English?

The poem below contains about 800 of the worst irregularities in English spelling and pronunciation. I dare you…

The Chaos (Gerard Nolst Trenité)

Dearest creature in creation
Studying English pronunciation,
   I will teach you in my verse
   Sounds like corpse, corps, horse and worse.

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