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Mobile. 1Step One: What Follows Positive StatementsBefore giving your students the rules, give them a sheet with the following sentence pairs.

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Ask groups of two to three students to see if they can figure out what the rules are for agreeing and disagreeing in English.I like dogs better than cats.So do I. She ate pizza for lunch.So did he. You look terrible.So do you. Adverbs. Adverbs are more flexible than adjectives because they can be used to add extra information about more types of words - verbs, adjectives, other adverbs and clauses.

Adverbs

Here’s the simplest sort of form you’ll find an adverb in: In this sentence, the adverb ‘quickly’ is telling us extra information about the verb ‘ran’. How did the dinosaur run? It ran ‘quickly’. The adverb is also fairly easy to pick out because it’s right next to the verb it’s describing. Now, it’s not always this simple to pick out the adverb and also to work out what it’s telling you extra information about in a sentence. He ran well. He finished last. Relative/Adjective Clauses. A relative clause expresses descriptive or identifying information about a noun or noun phrase.

Relative/Adjective Clauses

Functions as a descriptor that limits or restricts the noun with the information that it adds. The leaves that were red and yellow fell to the ground. The leaves that were brown stayed on the tree. takes form as a clause: connected by a relative pronoun (that, which, who, whom or whose). We saw the person who raked the leaves. placed directly after the noun it modifies. Adjective clause is the traditional grammar term for an clause that functions as a modifier to a noun. ESL Teacher Handouts, Grammar Worksheets and Printables. Free English grammar and vocabulary worksheets and printable handouts, for English language and English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers and instructors to use in the classroom or other teaching environment.

ESL Teacher Handouts, Grammar Worksheets and Printables

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The Dangling Modifier

There were so many rules, but only one answer. You sit there and listen. Maybe the teacher asks you to come up and work out some problems on the board. But, honestly, if you find math boring, then you probably just copy the homework off your friend. Exams are an exercise in guesswork. And, you know what? Of course math is absolutely necessary for certain professions, and some people really love it. I teach university in Mexico. This learning method – teacher speaks, students listen, students do exercises, repeat – has been beaten into them. How ironic. While in university I zoned out in class and barely learned a thing. My Spanish teachers taught Spanish like how my math teachers taught math.

My point is, why teach a language the way math (or history, or science) is taught? You don’t learn piano or hockey by opening up a book and answering questions. Have you studied the P-P-P teaching method: presentation, practice, and production? Useful online tools for teachers: eslflow webguide. Onestopenglish: Number one for English language teachers. Conversation Questions for the ESL/EFL Classroom. If this is your first time here, then read the Teacher's Guide to Using These PagesIf you can think of a good question for any list, please send it to us. Home | Articles | Lessons | Techniques | Questions | Games | Jokes | Things for Teachers | Links | Activities for ESL Students Would you like to help?

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Education, Technology & Business

The Web sites and tools that I am considering at first pass are the following: Use case (or “how I think I want to use these tools”) Here is how I envision using this tool in my introduction to business class. We generally begin a case discussion by answering some basic questions about the company and situation, and then try to identify the roots of the basic problem. Though these are straight-forward and expected questions, they tend to set an important foundation of common understanding for the rest of the discussion. If the first student or two don’t get it, then the class can go off in the wrong direction for quite a while.Only one or two students get involved in the initial discussion and get some buy-in on the case during this initial phase because this is generally a discussion with just a small number of students.

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