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This presentation contains a 59 slide PowerPoint lesson in editable PPT format with 2 work papers that accompany the lesson. Face description is a fascinating thing. Every time I watch a program where a witness is asked by a detective to describe a
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This presentation contains a 64 slide PowerPoint lesson in editable PPT format, packed with Great animation, and interactive activities with a work papers that accompany the lesson. It’s one of my favorite lesson, and one that your students will
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The lesson starts with a riddle, it was rumored that this riddle was used by psychiatrists to determine if an individual had some psychopathic traits (it’s not true of course), the discussion will lead you to the subject of the lesson (hopefully,
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MY ALL TIME FAVORITE CONVERSATION LESSON! This lesson is based on a great scout activity, which my mythical scout leader gave us after a long hike (and as a special thank you, I’ve named some of the more shady passengers after him and some of my
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This presentation contains a 27 slide PowerPoint lesson in editable PPT format with 3 handouts that accompany the lesson. This lesson includes: - A discussion about the difference between fear and phobias - common fears and weather they are
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This presentation contains a 31 slide, adaptable power point presentation, with a video and a work paper Teacher notes included. This subject is fun because it gives us an opportunity to talk openly and in detail about something we usually don’t
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Airport security is a fun lesson which I usually give before vacation time. It’s a 28 slide, presentation lesson in editable PPT format with 2 work papers and a teacher’s note, that accompany the lesson. The presentation includes: - A general
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This presentation contains a GREAT 47 slide PowerPoint lesson in editable PPT format with 2 work papers and a teacher’s note, for a 90 min. lesson. The goal of this lesson is to introduce useful idiomatic phrases to express annoying situations. ESL
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This presentation contains a 61 slide PowerPoint lesson in editable PPT format with a work paper and teacher notes When I grew up, failure was something you tried to avoid, or at least hide. Today in marketing , we are taught to embrace failure,
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This presentation contains a 64 slide PowerPoint lesson in editable PPT format with 2 work paper that accompany the lesson. With Some topics you just know it’s going to be fun! Showing students extreme behavior and asking them to comment on it will
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Many of my students confuse formal and casual greetings in English, probably because of TV shows and the internet. I come across a lot of ‘casual’ greetings at improper situation, hopefully I managed to cover most of the common mistakes
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This presentation contains a 32 slide PowerPoint lesson in editable PPT format with a work paper that accompany the lesson. This lesson is about the concept of being thankful and happy with what you have. I wanted to create a lesson for thanks
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This presentation contains a 51 slide PowerPoint lesson in editable PPT format with a work paper that accompanies the lesson. This presentation has some of the funniest and most difficult idioms for a non -native speaker to comprehend. It
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This presentation contains a 49 slide PowerPoint lesson in editable PPT format with 3 work papers that accompany the lesson. This is a very interesting topic and an explosive one as well. It provokes a lot of questions and allows students from
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This presentation contains a 36 slide PowerPoint lesson in editable PPT format . A discussion about money taboo in western society. This is a a 90 min. lesson with a large group (60 min. with a smaller one). It includes money idioms, conversation
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Some embarrassing situations have no cultural boundaries and neither do our reactions to them. People love talking about embarrassing situations that happened to them in the past, because it’s cleansing. Even more fun, is telling stories of
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A 21 slide power point lesson in editable PPT format, designed to get students to give positive feedback and advice in difficult situations. Includes: - Discussion about optimism VS pessimism - a list of ‘words of encouragement’ - Role play of
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This presentation contains a 49 slide PowerPoint lesson in editable PPT format with a work paper on censorship in our society. It includes a debate lesson on: - Examples from real contemporary censorship cases - Self censorship – do we need to
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This presentation contains a 45 slide PowerPoint lesson in editable PPT format with 3 work papers that accompany the lesson. It includes: - A discussion about the benefits of children growing up with pets and I threw in some info About puppy
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This presentation contains a 37 slide PowerPoint lesson in editable PPT format with a work paper Waitressing is one of those jobs that almost all of us had experienced from both sides – the server and the customer. All of us have an opinion on
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I love the English language, always have. I’ve been teaching English in Italy for over 20 years and it still moves me when I see that spark of ‘eureka’ in a student’s eyes when they grasp a new grammar concept or figure out an idiom. I’m a good teacher. I’m passionate, I’m funny and I could have been a great teacher were it not for one slight hiccup, I’m severely Dyslexic (or dysgraphic, to be more accurate), I couldn’t spell to save my life. You might think, “well that’s a very poor choice of a profession…”, and you’d be absolutely right, the thing is – I love teaching! and i refuse to give it up just because of a silly technicality!

MY TEACHING STYLE

If ‘necessity is the mother of all invention’, shame is it’s grandmother. Not being able to correct my students essays, nor tell them how to spell a new word, has pushed me to creating conversation classes in which i could concentrate on teaching the interesting stuff (geek…), the grammar structure and the link between the language and the culture, while cunningly avoiding actually writing something down. When I start a new year, I try to alternate between regular conversation lessons, aimed to strengthen A linguistic instinct and fluency, and grammar based lessons, aimed to sneak in grammar rules without anyone noticing it. While I try to make the conversation lessons all about new and interesting information, live discussion and debate, My grammar lessons always include an activity, and as a rule, they are always funny and a little ridicules. It’s been my experience that while my students find the conversation lessons interesting, they remember more ‘funny anecdotes’ from the grammar lessons (and sometimes even the actual rules themselves). Repetition of rules is boring, but put it into a rhyme, and it sticks, put it into a ridiculous rhyme and it sticks longer, perform it in a funny way and it will stay forever (although your dignity and reputation as a serious person might suffer).

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I grew up in the US, spent years traveling in Australia and New Zealand and have been working closely with various British institutions for the past two decades. I’m fortunate enough to have a rare glimpse into more than one Anglo-Saxon culture (which I try to incorporate into my lessons). I’ve been living in the North of Italy since 1994. I first came here, following my new husband, to realize his dream of becoming a winemaker, and immediately fell head over heels in love it. I studied Art and Journalism in university, and after my children were born, I became fascinated with Cross Culture and Business etiquette. i've been working both as an English teacher and as a cross cultur consoltant for over 20 years.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Without the internet, (you can’t even begin to imagine what this text would look like without a spell checker…) and a global community, teaching, for someone like me, would be impossible. I’m grateful to have been able to do this every day, and if I can do it, anyone can. I hope you enjoy these lessons, I’ve tried to make them as funny as possible (because humor transcends cultures), and as up to date as possible. (because, let's face it, traditional grammar books could really use some updating in this department). Have fun with it, and if you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them.

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