Archive for the 'English Teachers in Russia & Elsewhere' Category



#109 Flags, Nation, and Nationalism

Published on November 7, 2006

This issue we’ve got some critical thinking acitvities. We will think about what flags mean exactly, and how they should be treated, and if there should be laws to ensure respectful treatment.


#108 3 Halloween Songs

Published on October 29, 2006

Contents => “Ghost at the Door” – poem/song activity and free mp3 audio file => “Mr Candlelight” – poem/song activity and free mp3 audio file => “Dancing With the Skeletons” – Movement exercise and free mp3 audio => In the Next Issues


#107 People Types 5

Published on October 22, 2006

Contents => “People Types 5” – words to describe people, and exercises => “Holodomor Memorial to be Built in Washington” – text => In the next issues


#106 A Word Root Quiz

Published on October 2, 2006

Here are some common words in English that come from Amerindian words, from indigenous languages of north, south, and Central America.


#105 Washington, D.C.

Published on August 25, 2006

Prior to this, I had absolutely no interest in Washington, D.C. (except to see the statue of Taras Shevchenko). But I was happily surprised by a number of things:


#104 “-en” Verbs from Adjectives

Published on

Here are some handy tips to expand your vocabulary whether you are a teacher or student of English. The suffix “-en” can make some adjectives into verbs.


#103 “I Really Like” Lists

Published on August 5, 2006

Listing—the making of lists—is an easy undertaking that promotes writing and speaking.

You can make lists of almost anything:

“10 Things I Like Better than Ice Cream”


#102 What Have You Done?

Published on June 28, 2006

No matter what your age is, no matter how normal you think you are, you have experienced surprising events or have accomplished interesting things in your life.

I have made a little list myself, of 20 things that I have done. Read them. Afterwards I’ll explain how this can become a great class activity.


#101 Cheating: Two Perspectives

Published on June 13, 2006

In the quest to get better grades in school, or perhaps to do less work, students sometimes resort to copying from others, plagiarizing from the Internet, or bringing in cheat sheets (spargalki) to exams.


#100 Revisiting the First 100 Issues

Published on May 31, 2006

To celebrate our 100th issue, we’ll present some specific views from ETs in Russia subscribers and see how they use (or don’t use) it.