My first blog post!


I’ve finally decided to join the 21st century world of ELT and start blogging. There are now dozens of blogs out there with the musings and reflections of EFL teachers around the world and I decided that if I were ever to start a blog, it would be one in which readers can take something practical away with them. When giving or attending seminars and workshops, it is always sessions from which people can take ideas with them that are my favourite.

I hope to fill the blog with useful activities for the EFL classroom. I’ve taken the analogy of a lesson plan being like a recipe, and activities, courses in a meal.  I may also, from time to time, put up a few favourite recipes too. The blog will obviously take time to build as more activities are added and I hope that it will evolve into a useful resource for teachers.

Please feel free to comment on any posts, I welcome your feedback.

Happy teaching

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10 Responses to My first blog post!

  1. Looks good Jonny, I’ll definitely be stopping by to peruse your recipes 🙂


  2. Jenny says:

    Looking forward to sampling your menu!


  3. caterina corrao says:

    Wonderful! Thank u xx


  4. Anila says:

    Yummy stuff.Thanks for sharing .


  5. Magda says:

    22 March 2014; Veni, Vidi and I am going to stay and read everything here. I like both: your ELT ideas and the recipes. Congratulations. Since no one asked how to pronunce ‘cline’ [si:-line?] [klain?] and where the word came from, let me put that question to you, as I’d rather ask than keep guessing. Good luck and let us have more, please.MM


  6. jonnyingham says:

    Thank you for your very kind comments Magda! I am glad you like the posts, I’ll try to keep it updated, thoughI fear I am running out of ideas!
    Regarding the pronunciation of cline, it is /klaɪn/. The Macmillan dictionary is a good place to check pronunciation. For the etymology of the word, it comes from the Greek ‘klinein’ meaning ‘to slope’ or ‘to lean’, see


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