Monthly Archives: December 2022

Mind-Blowing Artificial Intelligence to Make your Day

Artificial intelligence (AI) has taken giant steps in the past month. The tool I bring you today is mind-blowing, even terrifying, and I am not exaggerating even a bit! I’ve been trying the website for a few days now, and I have already told all my friends about it, and now I am telling you. I cannot keep a secret this big! This is way more than a time-saver!

The website is

  • Free
  • Requires registration and some verification. Do it. It is worth it.
  • I have tried it in Spanish English, French, and German.
  •  Its URL is https://openai.com/blog/chatgpt/. Click on TRY to SIGN UP:
What can this tool do? The question is, what can’t it do?

Some things I have tried:

1. Write a formal letter to a client complaining about a product.(Personal note: my sis is constantly

2. Write an essay about unusual customs. Then I asked it to write the same thing in a more informal style, and then again using only 50 words. We can also ask it to write in a way that a 6-year-old would understand (for lower levels).

3. (personal) How to fix a wooden table bitten by a dog.

4. A list of the advantages and disadvantages of using a mobile phone in the classroom.

5. Vocabulary for C1 education (it was very basic).

6. Write 5 multiple-choice questions about education vocabulary with four options.

7. Correct this sentence: He took me  granted because doesn’t love me.

8. Explain the difference between curriculum and syllabus so that a child would understand it.

In short, the list of things it can do for you is endless.

Limitations: ChatGPT sometimes writes plausible-sounding but incorrect or nonsensical answers.” So while the material might come out sounding original and authentic, there is a good chance it may also be wrong. Also, it does not have access to current events or up-to-date information about specific countries. Its knowledge is based on a snapshot of the internet from 2021, and it is not able to browse the web or access new information.

In a Wink: Create Taboo Cards Magically

It feels downright unfair that I figured out how to make the quickest taboo cards-easily, faster than you think, no-tech knowledge required, the kind you want to create again and again — and you’re only finding out about it today.

Are you ready for some magic? Here we go!!!

Creating the Cards

  • Go to https://vocab.today/worksheets/taboo/. It’s free, and you don’t even need to register.
  • Enter the word you want to target in the panel on the left. Let’s say, the word is “student”. Click enter and see how quickly the cards are generated with the taboo words, ie.the forbidden words.  Continue in the same fashion with all the words you want students to guess.
  • Save them, or print them, straight away; right click of your mouse and choose the option Print. Now you have two options:
  1. Print them straight away
  2. Save the cards as a PDF for future print.

IMOORTANT: If it doesn’t work with the browser you are using (Chrome), try using another one (Firefox).  You also need to bear in mind that it doesn’t work with compounds, ie, it will work with “arrogant” but not with “laid-back”.

How to play Taboo.

  • Divide the class into even groups of 4-6 students and ask them to choose a Team name.
  • Place a set of cards face down on the table.
  • A team member (the clue-giver) is chosen from the first group and brought to the front of the class.
  • The clue-giver takes the first card and describes it to their teammates (the guessers)  without using any of the taboo (forbidden)  words in it. If the guessers guess, they score a point for their team, Then, the card is set aside and the clue-giver picks another one to describe.
  • If the clue-giver says a forbidden word, the other team scores a point.
  • Buzzer the timer after 90 seconds, count the number of words correctly identified and list them beneath the team name on the board.
  • When time runs out, another team chooses a player to continue the game.

TRICK: If you’d rather use digital Flipcards, as I have many times in the past, you can still make good use of this tool by copy/pasting the suggested taboo words into the Flipcards. This will allow you to use the tool in a way that is convenient and efficient for you.