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Thinking time - a puzzle. Pros and cons of mobile phones. Gemma: What are we like?!

Pros and cons of mobile phones

Sam: What do you mean, ‘what are we like’? Gemma: I mean … look at us! We’re here, we’ve met for coffee and a ‘chat’ and we’re not even talking to each other. Pictionary - Kimstudies. English Lessons: Poster Presentation. Looking for an oral presentation activity, but hate student speeches?

English Lessons: Poster Presentation

Try a poster presentation. It’s an awesome fluency activity that keeps students talking and engaged. ESL Activity Introduction This English lesson, about 40-60 minutes, works great as a replacement for the old boring student speeches. 250 Quality Conversation Starters: The Only List You'll Need. Here are some great questions for starting a conversation.

250 Quality Conversation Starters: The Only List You'll Need

There are a lot of random conversation starters to get you started and then conversation questions listed by topic. You can start with the random questions or find a topic that interests you. There’s no right place to start, just scroll down to wherever you want and get started! ESL Conversation Cards. DISCUSSION STEMS. How to Build Meaningful Student-Led Discussion. Creepy crawly spiders!

How to Build Meaningful Student-Led Discussion

Heights! The dark! These are some common top fears to name a few, and if you're anything like me, heck, you're not too fond of any of those three. But do you know what the number one fear is? The one that outweighs all others? 1) You teach the skill directly. The outline above involves starting in baby steps. The posters come in three different sizes, one perfect for hanging up on your classroom walls, one perfect to put on a ring and use for a small group, and one perfect for students to use as their individual resource. Second, have students begin with less-academic, more fun topics vs. essential questions that require critical thinking. Third, give students time to write down their thinking and plan out what they are going to say about the topic rather than making them think and speak on the spot. Fourth, set clear expectations before you start the student-led discussion such as what respectful listening looks like.

It’s only natural.

After all, they are trying to talk in a language they are still working on learning. Still, silence can be deadly in the ESL classroom for your students and you. When you want to get your students to speak up, try one of these fun and simple games to get them talking in class. 1This is How We RollYou can use this simple game as a get to know you at the start of school or later as a get to know you better activity. ESL Library. Språklärare - lossa tungan med LEGO - Robin Smith.


Språklärare - lossa tungan med LEGO - Robin Smith

Är du språklärare? Småbarnsförälder? Har du tröttnat på att trampa på vassa bitar från dyra legosatser som hållit i femton minuter efter att de byggts ihop? Så här kan de fått nytt liv, i klassrummet. Det finns övningar som inte tjänar så mycket mer till än att få eleverna att komma igång, att få dem att glömma allt annat och prata ett annat språk, och att få dem välvilligt inställda till ämnet eller i alla fall resten av lektionen; adrenalininjektioner som vi kan utnyttja för att kick-starta en elevgrupp när energinivån är som lägst eller blygheten som värst.

Gör ungefär så här: (1) Innan övningen börjar, lägg fram ca 30 bitar lego samt två hjulpar på tio platser i klassrummet. . (2) Dela in eleverna i grupper om tre. . (3) När utförarna lämnat rummet får instruktörerna lyfta på pappret. . (4) Efter ca 5 minuter får instruktörerna hämta in utförarna, som nu har ögonbindlarna på sig, och placera dem framför bitarna. . (5) Räkna ner när tiden går mot sitt slut.

Students Sitting Around Too Much? Try Chat Stations.Cult of Pedagogy. You’ve probably heard of — and maybe used — learning stations in your classroom.

Students Sitting Around Too Much? Try Chat Stations.Cult of Pedagogy

With stations, teachers set up activities around their rooms, then have students rotate from station to station, performing each task. They are a wonderful way to provide variety and engagement in your classroom. 101 Persuasive Essay and Speech Topics. 101 Persuasive Essay Topics By: Mr.

101 Persuasive Essay and Speech Topics

Morton Whether you are a student in need of a persuasive essay topic, or a teacher looking to assign a persuasive essay, this list of 101 persuasive essay topics is a great resource. I taxed my brain to create this huge list of persuasive essay topics relevant to today’s society, but I believe it was worth the effort. Additionally, any of these topics could be applied to a persuasive speech project as well. I appreciate any and all comments or feedback. Download this list in RTF formatDownload this list in PDF format. Alibi - en bra start på engelskkursen - Robin Smith. Speak English, English Lesson, English Words & Learn English at

What’s Going On in This Picture - The Learning Network Blog. 33 ways to speak better English. If you’re reading this, I imagine you want to speak better English and communicate in a more confident and competent way.

33 ways to speak better English

When we communicate effectively we are able to express our ideas and opinions, share experiences, and build relationships with others. When we struggle to express ourselves, we feel unvalued and insecure. As human beings, we want to participate in group discussions and have an impact on the society around us. In the modern world, we communicate across borders. 26 Fresh ESL Conversation Starters to Get Students Talking! 10 Oct I love teaching conversation in the ESL classroom.

26 Fresh ESL Conversation Starters to Get Students Talking!

Part of it must be that because the students able to “converse” in English are better able to demonstrate their personalities, preferences, thoughts… and therefore, I get to know them better. Often it is simply hilarious to see the range of answers students feel free to share in a comfortable environment. SpeakPipe - receive voice messages from your audience directly on your website. SpeakPipe Voice Recorder - A Quick Way to Create MP3 Recordings. Mobile. Speaking activities. Speaking aids. Probably you agree that these little things make a lot of difference and it is with good reason why people spend time, money and energy to get the right small objects to help them put themselves and their loved ones into the right mood.

Why use speaking aids Post-it notes Walls Coloured paper Small objects To control turn-taking As metaphors Conclusion. Discussion-game.pdf. Open Mind Discussion Game. ESL Discussions: English Conversation Questions / Debates: Speaking Lesson Activities. Every spring the Swedish schools must arrange National Tests in English for all 9th graders to attend. An essential part of this test is speaking English. The students need to be able to tell something about themselves, their experiences and/or their thoughts, and also to discuss given topics with a few classmates. presents materials that are suitable for practising for this aural test.Link: – Speaking 7-9. Dont_say_the_words_3. English worksheet: GIVING OPINIONS - COMPLAINING. Daily ESL: Conversation Starters for English Students. Socratic Smackdown Tutorial. Learn English Speaking and Improve your Spoken English with Free English Speaking Lessons Online!