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Angelina. Top 20 Teachable Songs With Downloadable Worksheets. Practise English grammar and vocabulary. Penelope in the Treehouse. Creative Book Report Ideas for Every Grade and Subject. Reading about other people and perspectives helps kids learn beyond their own experiences. Students don’t need to dive deeply into every single book they read, but occasionally showing them how to dive in can help them view reading in different ways.

Digging into characters (or settings or themes) from the books they read can really help them learn how to look beyond the prose. Here are 22 creative book report ideas designed to make reading more meaningful: 1. Micro role play – future conditionals and time expressions. This game is designed to help students practice vocabulary as well as grammar.

Micro role play – future conditionals and time expressions

The lesson below was made for upper-intermediate students, but the same strategy could be adapted for various levels and ages. This is a ‘micro role play’ where students speak from the point of view of someone with a particular job for a single sentence. Preparation Ask students write a list of 12 jobs that are common in their town or city. They should work on their own for this part. In the example we’re using a range of time and conditional expressions. Once most students have finished, or nearly finished, ask them to compare their lists of jobs in groups of three. Ask students to look at the board. Yoga Postures.

Sean Banville's Websites, Lesson Plans, Handouts, Worksheets. Yoga - latest news, breaking stories and comment. English through Yoga: Lesson #1. CC Flickr Yoga by GO INTERACTIVE WELLNESS This is actually my second lesson inspired by yoga; the first was called Past Continuous Yoga and was designed for eight to eleven year olds.

English through Yoga: Lesson #1

It was my maiden shot at writing a lesson for YLs and it won the Trinity College London’s lesson plan contest held at the Teacher Educator Conference in Hyderabad earlier this year. Trinity has compiled a sample of the entries into a document. I’ll post a link to that when they publish it online. English Listening Lesson Libary Online. TeachingEnglish Jukebox. LearnEnglish Teens. +1000 English Grammar PDF Materials – 5 of My Favorite English Games for ESL Students.

I saved the best for last.

5 of My Favorite English Games for ESL Students

My students requested this game more often than any other game we ever played. It's based on the old drinking game "Ring of Fire," modified for the classroom. Materials needed:A standard deck of playing cards, a whiteboard, 20-30 small slips of blank paper, and a bowl. The setup:Almost none! Place the bowl in the center of a table and spread the cards out, face down, in a circle around the bowl. The activity:Before you start the game, hand every student two small slips of paper. The students will take turns pulling a card. The British Council aims to bring British culture and the English language to millions across the globe. Emergency landing. Your first impression is your last impression. I suppose a lot of you are already enjoying your well-deserved summer break...some of you, however, might be getting ready to start working on summer camps....I belong to the latter group of teachers...I'll put my feet up in August, but in the meantime I'm going to have heaps of fun working with a group of wonderful teens from all over the world.

Your first impression is your last impression

Summer schools are usually dreaded by most students who'd rather stay home and do anything but study. ELT-CATION – My Vocation is my Vacation: Resources, Materials and Ideas. Polyglot Club Official Website - Practice languages and find friends. Visuwords. SPEAK ENGLISH WITH MARTA (@speak_smart) Audi Holiday Campaign - one film, two techniques.

Finally, something for car lovers and groups consisting of boys mostly.

Audi Holiday Campaign - one film, two techniques

I happen to have a few of them so I found it tempting to use this video during my Christmas lesson. This time we are not going to talk about 'ohs and ahs' of X-mas time. Quite on the contrary, we are going to talk about the things we dislike. sound vocabulary: bell ringing, engine rev, car brakes screeching, choir singing, car sensor beeping (door open), car keys beeping, shopping cart/trolley rattle, reverse parking sensor beeping etc.AGE:12+LEVEL: pre-intermediateAIM: to talk about things that annoy us with the use of the following expressions: -It really annoys me when........ -It's so annoying when......... The following film is perfect to present this technique. Tell your students that they are going to hear the sounds from the film. Students work in pairs and write down the sounds they have heard and discuss what the story was about. Ask the students if they would like to see the commercial.

Class discussion. Christmas ads. Let it flow! How to develop students' imagination? Silent movies. Today is the last day of our Christmas film marathon.

Let it flow! How to develop students' imagination? Silent movies.

In just a few days I showed you 5 films that could be used as a warm up, filler or closer during the lesson. Some of them carried deeper emotions and could be developed into a whole lesson plan. The Lexile Framework for Reading - Lexile. People in Levels – interesting real stories. Videos in Levels. Video lessons. In this video we will be showing you why we like How It Should Have Ended For Kids. We're focusing on two playlists: Silly Songs and Fixed Fairy Tales, with some practical ideas about how we use them in teaching young learners.

Here's a link to an interactive video quiz at our site for one of the videos from the channel, and here's a link to the channel itself. 640 CONVERSATION QUESTIONS WITH EXERCISES!!! Christmas ELT activities for your classroom. The festive season is officially upon us!

Christmas ELT activities for your classroom

To help you celebrate, we thought we’d share some Christmas ELT activities to get you and your class in the spirit of Christmas. Our teacher trainer Stacey Hughes from the Professional Development team here in Oxford has prepared some multi-level Christmas ELT activities for you to use in your classroom. Enjoy a round robin writing activity, practice some seasonal vocabulary revision, and plenty more. Minimal resources: Teaching vocabulary. By Adrian Tennant Adrian Tennant gives us some useful tips and ideas for teaching vocabulary with minimal resources.

Minimal resources: Teaching vocabulary

An ESL Reading lesson plan template. I Had No Idea, too I’m always surprised when I get reader questions or talk to people preparing for their upcoming ESL job interviews that they don’t know how to make a basic lesson plan.

An ESL Reading lesson plan template

But, it’s not so crazy I guess and I actually had no system of any sort until I took the CELTA course a few years back. The ESL reading lesson plan that I’m going to share with you today is modelled after that and it can provide you with a solid foundation upon which to expand and adjust to suit the needs of your own classes. (If your classes are focused on speaking, check out this ESL Speaking Lesson Plan Template). Songs and Activities for English Language Learners. Songs can be an effective way to introduce or reinforce a grammar topic. Click on the topics below for companion songs and activities. (In a blog article posted Oct. 4, 2016 at, I list some of the benefits of using songs to teach grammar that I’ve observed in my own classroom.) Adjectives in the Song “True Colors”Adverb Clauses in the Song “Baby, I’m Yours”Comparisons with LikeFeel LikeGerunds as Objects of PrepositionsGerund or Infinitive after begin, start, continue, like, love, hate, can’t standGet to Do SomethingGotta: Informal Spoken English for Got ToInfinitives as AdjectivesI’ve Got It and I’ve Got ‘EmMust Have + Past ParticipleNoun ClausesParticipial PhrasesReflexive PronounsShould Have + Past ParticipleThird Person Singular: Mistakes in the Song “Memories” by Maroon 5Used to + a Verb in the Simple FormUsed to vs.

The British Council aims to bring British culture and the English language to millions across the globe. TeachingEnglish Jukebox.

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TED Talk lessons. Harry Potter. Shoes. Fortune: A drama series for English language teachers. 7 YouTube channels to spice up your lessons. One of the funniest and weirdest activities you can enjoy with your friends is a so-called YouTube party. Basically, you meet your mates and have regular fun until someone says “I totally have to show you something on YouTube…” And boom, the YT party begins because everyone has seen something to share with friends. And, oh, the depths of the Internet you may visit… If you teach teenagers or digitally aware adults you may enjoy a little YT party as well, just try to moderate the videos presented by students as some of the videos may turn out to be somewhat inappropriate. Lacking inspiration? 6 awesome resource websites to find stuff for your classes.

I like to consider myself a creative person and I’m always designing and devising activities to step away from the course book with the aim of sparking students ‘interest. Unfortunately, I’m not always in that mood. No problem :)Luckily, there are plenty of websites offering free resources that can really save the day. These are my favourite go-to sites when I am feeling kind of lazy or uninspired, but still want to shine in class. TED 4 ESL. Road to Grammar - Your Road to Better Grammar. ESL Conversation Questions - PRINT DISCUSS. Esl lesson plans, Lesson Plans. The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2017 – Part Two. Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices.

Adapting materials for mixed ability classes. Interactive and multimedia learning blocks. British Council. How to use songs in the English language classroom. What makes for a successful song-based lesson? Adam Simpson, second-time winner of the British Council’s Teaching English blog award for his post on conditionals (written with Paul Mains), explains. One of the big problems we all face, whether teaching English to children or adults, is maintaining learners’ interest throughout our lessons. Consequently, we often have to be very creative in the techniques we use. What makes music such a great teaching tool is its universal appeal, connecting all cultures and languages. Eltchat. K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work.

Teachers.Net – TEACHERS – Education resources, Teacher chat, lesson plans, teaching jobs. Teachers.Net for the most active teacher chatboards & teacher chatrooms, featuring thousands of teaching jobs, over 150 teacher mailrings and over 150 teacher chatbo.

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English Listening Lesson Libary Online. Classroom Speaking Activities for Any Language Class. Conversation Questions for the ESL/EFL Classroom. Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals. Ways to finish a lesson – so that the students take something away with them. There are lots of ways to start off a lesson beautifully, maningfully, logically, etc. BEG Teacher’s Guide. Pre-Intermediate Lessons. Games to learn English - Learn English through games, On this site you can learn English grammar and vocabulary through games. Each grammar point is presented in a graphical way and then the grammar and vocabulary are practised in games. Resources. ESL Treasure. HintsConceal a card or piece of paper with a word written on it from the students. Give them 3 hints as to what the word is i.e. 1.

I am very big 2. Easy English Articles - Balloon Debates. Readlang - Read, translate and supercharge your vocabulary. English Language Resources from Macmillan Dictionary. English with Jo. TeachingEnglish. Realia. Flashcard maker. Teaching English with minimal resources. How to Write a Lesson Plan: 5 Secrets of Writing Fantastic Lesson Plans.

TeachingEnglish. Phrasal Verb Exercises By Verb: Look. Comparative and superlative adjectives – article. Prepositions relating to movement and position - tips and activities. Prepositions games, worksheets, songs and videos. English Prepositions. Five cool songs to teach adjectives in English. Lesson Plans for Teachers and Students.

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Activities using movies. The King's Speech - Lesson Plan. Learn English Through Movies. Film UK. Staff Picks on Vimeo. The English Learner Movie Guides. By Kieran Donaghy.