Monthly Archives: April 2017

How to give and receive feedback

When giving feedback, we want to be heard and acted upon. To make our feedback more effective, we need to talk about the other person’s behaviour and its effect on us. In this article from, we learn what effective feedback is and how we should give and receive it. Useful language for giving feedback includes:… Continue Reading

How to master the art of showing possession

According to, apostrophes are those “little curved marks you see hanging from certain letters”.  We agree with them that a lot of people don’t understand how to use apostrophes to show possession. Even native speakers of English find them confusing. You can read the rules on the website or watch The Lecturette’s little slide show to… Continue Reading

How to help your participants to remember things – 2

Today, we would like to talk about yet another of our favourite review activities. Again it’s a creative one and involves all participants. So here are our instructions: Divide participants into groups. Define the task you want them to review e.g. ‘Examples of direct versus indirect communication’. Ask each group to prepare a short sketch or… Continue Reading