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The variance between a teacher's and students' English levels

A question to people knowledgeable about teaching in classes: What is an adequate gap between a teacher's and students' English levels so the students can, actually, learn English? For instance, can a ...
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Dixson's “Graded Exercises in English” - answers..?

I've been looking for the answers of the classic, best-seller "Graded Exercises in English", by Robert J. Dixson. Please, was it published somewhere, somehow? Thanks in advance.
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What does it mean by a “Classroom Technique”?

My teacher says that miming, gap-filling, and so on are class-room techniques. I myself have found Jigsaw, Flipped-class, etc. are classroom (or, teaching) techniques. What does it mean by a "...
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What does it mean by a “multicultural classroom” in ESL context?

What does it mean by a "multicultural classroom" in the ESL context? Is it a classroom comprised of students from different cultures? Is it a class that is taught a syllabus that includes resources ...
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Why is the sentence “Please keep the area clean and well organize.” incorrect?

I am a tutor working with a student who has made this sentence. I am trying to explain why we shouldn't say "well organize" why we should say "well organized." I have explained it in several different ...
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Tasks/instructions? A question on teachers' vocabulary

Each exercise given in a textbook is accompanied by instructions. Is it acceptable to call them also "tasks"?
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How would you explain 'such a _____' to a student when asked on the spot

I was teaching a class to native Spanish speakers when a student asked me what 'such a' meant and how he could use it. Having been caught completely off guard I tried my best, gave it a thought and ...
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Can studying older material help an advanced learner to understand and use contemporary English better?

One of my favorite methods of expanding my knowledge of a language is to pick up a book and analyse the hell out of it, by glossing and making notes and trying my best to understand and absorb ...
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Why do some language learners often omit the verb “BE”?

Many language learners miss out the verb BE when they are speaking English. This happens even if they know how the verb BE agrees with the Subject. They very rarely do this with other verbs. Some ...
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“the only tree not to be blown over” - How to explain this correct use of passive voice on a Cambridge exam?

I am working with some students on Cambridge First and in the second part of the "use of English" there is an exercise in Part 4 you have to complete the second sentence so that it has a similar ...
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What is journey?

In the sentence: "There was no guarantee that the travelers would survive the journey." Would "the journey" be considered a direct object, or what would it be?
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How to find short mystery stories not whodunit or supernatural? [closed]

I am teaching my student in Japan- she is quite advanced and has lived in England for 3 years but she is 8 years old - and she like mystery stories. I can find many stories that start with a crime- ...
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What makes language easily understandable for learners?

What types of construction, syntactic elements and vocabulary make language easy or difficult for learners of English to understand? Are there significant differences between the difficulties ...