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I agree with Esther. Maybe we could do sth to make this place alive?  We could share some fun, even silly things. Related to English, or not. It ´s a cafe, not the Forum. Sooner or later the posts from here disappear forever.  What do you think? I ´ll start with a poster I came across today and which made my day.Smile

16 Jul 2018     


Hi Everyone, I wonder if anyone could tell me how to change my account avatar??? I have tried to upload jpg and gif , but unfortunately the server does not seem to function .... "The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request."....

25 Jul 2018     

United Kingdom

So, Mariethe is a Taurean, I guessed. ´reliable, sensible, sensual, down-to-earth ´ Etc. I am Pisces ´wet ´ LOL. Come on, let us know your birthsigns!

Ture, maybe you could put this request on the main page, or send a pm to the webmaster, Victor Gayol, his address is on the main page. 

So, any news of Frank? Frank? 

kohai, I wonder how many of those work in other languages? We can have at least a few in French ´serieusement drole ´ ... No 4 is intriguing I wonder how ´pretty ´ came to be used as ´quite ´. We can ´t have that one in French anyway. Joliement laide, don ´t think so anyway.... 

@PAMELADIAN: clker.com


30 Jul 2018     


Hi everyone,

It ´s been a long time. I guess hardly anyone still remembers me:)
I see many of you keep asking about Frank. I am a friend with him on Facebook and he keeps posting pictures and updating on his health. He is still undergoing a treatment and still fighting hard.

Lusine Lucia :)

8 Aug 2018     


Oh, Lucia! Thank you so much for giving some information about Frank. He is an inspiration.

Have a nice day!

10 Aug 2018     


Thanks for the news Lucia.  That ´s good to know.

19 Aug 2018     


   Is anyone here that teach using skipe? 
   I need some classes. Tks

27 Aug 2018     


I need someone to chat 

12 Sep 2018     


could you please help me ???  I need lesson plans for 1st year secondary pupils   (Tunisian) thanks in advance 

22 Sep 2018     


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12 Oct 2018     


Hi dear colleague, 
I am an English teacher from Morocco my name is Laila. I teach middle school students. I am interested in global collaborative project in whch we involve our students and also to exchange culture. I am working on a project that I called Culture Exchange and Penpals Project.Actually,we created a space in facebook group in which we exchange our cultures and post the letters pictures  or a box trcieved and our students feedback and it is an excellent opportunity for our students to intetact and have friends.Recently, many  worldwide teachers joined and added their students. 
If interested please answer back or email me 
This is my facebook: Taik Laila and the fc group is called
Culture Exchange /Penpals Project. Send a facebook request and I ´ll add you in the group
By the way, we are about to start our collaboration for this year and we need new cultural exchange partners. 

Warmest greetings from Morocco. 

13 Oct 2018     


Jayho, it ´s so true!

21 Oct 2018     


Who knows what is happening with englishexercises.org? 
Help me please?

28 Oct 2018     


What ´s the problem, Patricia? How can we help?

31 Oct 2018     


Hello everyone,
My name is Alioune. I am a teacher of English from Senegal and i am very glad to be part of this amazing family. This website is really hepful. Can ´t wait exchanging and sharing ideas.
My best regards

9 Nov 2018     

Greek Professor



15 Nov 2018     


Hi there

I haven ´t checked in for a while.  The cafe really isn ´t what it used to be.  Sigh.

I always check the birthdays.  Today, November 26 2018, is Peter Hardy ´s birthday.  After he informed us of his fatal illness, he disappared from the site.  But his memory lingers on.

Happy Birthday dear friend Peter.


26 Nov 2018     

Mariethe House

Thank you for reminding us dear Esther. He was such a great person .very sad. 
Hope you ´re well dear Esther. Love from Mariethe. 

28 Nov 2018     

United Kingdom

Yes, I agree, Esther. Peter was wonderful. His materials are his legacy. I remember, when I had a trip to Amsterdam, he told me all the bars to visit. He was a man of the world, was dear Peter. And a cat man, to boot. 
And hello dear Mariethé, I always hoped to meet you one day. To collect my bolero LOL
Today, I am slightly hurt in a way that isn ´t really important and doesn ´t impinge on anything. 
I have got my feedback from my Italian teaching on the cruise. (3 weeks on the Med). Where 1 is good and 4 is bad, I scored 1.42. It seems like a wonderful score, but we were so close, those students and me and I put my heart and soul into it and let ´s be honest, my materials (adapted from the best site in the world, of course!) were amazing. They were! To think that a person attended and only gave me 2. Or maybe it was the woman whose husband I tried to steal. LOL
He he!
Love to all,


29 Nov 2018     


OMG Lynne. That ´s devastating.  I can say don ´t pay to much attention to that but I know that ´s impossible.  I once worked in a great institute that gave me constant feedback in my teaching.   It was all well-meant but it was like getting punched in the shoulder everyday. "That was good but..."

Try to remember the good things about your trip and let the negative things slip away as time goes by.

Love you,

18 Dec 2018     

United Kingdom

Thank you, Esther! That trip was amazing and I loved it. That score was within the parameters of being asked back, so if they ask me again, I would go! I am doing nothing at the moment. Haven ´t volunteered for a while and I ´m done with supply teaching. I am just relaxing, really. It ´s not a bad life, but I ´l have to do something, soon! 
It is quiet on here, isn ´t it? I guess we have become more lax about what we post on the forum. I have just posted a silly youtube clip, which maybe in the past, I ´d have posted here... 

Anyway, Merry Christmas!

Love you too,

18 Dec 2018     

United States

I liked the turkey clip and teaching idea. Thanks for sharing, Lynne.

Hello all! I had completely  forgotten about this cafe.  What a special place. I enjoyed reading all your posts.

18 Dec 2018     

United Kingdom

Thank you, Mary!
This poem seems a bit  extremeWink but I liked it! 

Chaos ruled OK in the classroom
as bravely the teacher walked in
the hooligans ignored him
his voice was lost in the din

´The theme for today is violence
and homework will be set
I ´m going to teach you a lesson
one that you ´ll never forget ´

He picked on a boy who was shouting
and throttled him then and there
then garrotted the girl behind him
(the one with grotty hair) 

Then sword in hand he hacked his way
between the chattering rows
´First come, first severed ´ he declared
´fingers, feet or toes ´

He threw the sword at a latecomer
it struck with deadly aim
then pulling out a shotgun
he continued with his game

The first blast cleared the backrow
(where those who skive hang out) 
they collapsed like rubber dinghies
when the plug ´s pulled out

´Please may I leave the room sir? ´
a trembling vandal enquired
´Of course you may ´ said teacher
put the gun to his temple and fired

The Head popped a head round the doorway
to see why a din was being made
nodded understandingly
then tossed in a grenade

And when the ammo was well spent
with blood on every chair
Silence shuffled forward
with its hands up in the air

The teacher surveyed the carnage
the dying and the dead
He waggled a finger severely
´Now let that be a lesson ´ he said 

Roger McGough
Edit: It´s totally un-PC, isn´t it? Maybe we shouldn´t entertain it, but I found it on a teaching site. .. Ah, that explains it! I´ve just googled the poet, he´s in his eighties. Pre-PC era!

24 Dec 2018     


28 Dec 2018     


@ Janet

 Thumbs Up LOL

28 Dec 2018     

United Kingdom

Love it! And this has just amused me.

Someone asked an old man: "Even after 70 years, you still call your wife – darling, honey, luv. What’s the secret?"

Old man: "I forgot her name and I’m scared to ask her."


@pmeladian - just noticed your post. Try pixabay. 

29 Dec 2018     


Happy New Year everyone!  Health and happiness to all.

4 Jan 2019     


Help !

I ´m delighted to invite my friends to take part in this questionnaire as part of my final training dissertation. http://bit.ly/L1inELTClasses
Thanks in advance


8 Jan 2019     

United Kingdom


The Queen ´s guards play a tribute to the greatest entertainer of them all. And to the success of the film, I guess. 

I was in London yesterday, while this was going on! Wish, wish, wish I ´d gone to Buck Palace. I went to the Tate to see the Edward Burne-Jones exhibition. it was wonderful. The best bit was his paintings ´Briar Rose ´. I feel a worksheet coming onLOL



9 Jan 2019     


Loved the Queen ´s guards Lin!

This made me smile...

14 Jan 2019     

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