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Functions – My English Images. Taking sides. This speaking activity gets students to make choices, take sides and use arguments and counter arguments to support their ideas.

Taking sides

This is how it goes: Think of controvesial issues for debate in the classroom. For instance, “eating meat is wrong”. The 25 best icebreaker questions for team-building at work. Our lives without... speaking activity. This speaking activity encourages students to imagine their lives without something considered quite vital nowadays and describe the new reality.

It is a fun activity for levels intermediate and higher, teenagers and adults alike. It offers the opportunity for students to collaborate, exchange ideas, and practice such grammar points as modal verbs or second conditional – charquis

It is a fun activity for levels intermediate and higher, teenagers and adults alike.

Our lives without... speaking activity

It offers the opportunity for students to collaborate, exchange ideas, and practice such grammar points as modal verbs or second conditional. The Task Step 1 Before the class, prepare a list of items your students will find important in their everyday lives: the Internet, mobile phones, football, Facebook, public transport, films, etc. Lee como... Juego para fomentar la lectura - El tarro de los idiomas - Recursos educativos, descargas. Inglés, español. Profe de ELE. Speaking skills practice.

Me comentan que este recurso es brutal. Tiene vídeos de conversaciones por niveles, y en cada vídeo está grabada la misma conversación 3 veces: la primera con speech bubbles para leer a la vez. Lo chulo es que la segunda vez tienes la misma conversación, pero como si tú fueras uno de los personajes. De hecho, de repente tu interlocutor está mirándote y respondiendo a lo que le dices (tú sigues pudiendo leer tus bubbles, pero las de tu interlocutor desaparecen). Y la tercera vez, hay huecos en tus bubbles para ver si recuerdas lo que dijiste (vocabulario previamente trabajado con un ejercicio introductorio). Además incluye más ejercicios y por supuesto el transcript. – charquis

PET SPEAKING PRACTICE (B1) – cambridge exams speaking practice. Speaking practice for the CAMBRIDGE PRELIMINARY (PET) EXAM.

PET SPEAKING PRACTICE (B1) – cambridge exams speaking practice

(CEFR B1) 1.5 HOBBIES: with PHRASAL VERBS. Crime vocabulary storytelling game. 10 Absurd Wordless Videos that Teach Describing - Speech is Beautiful. I love using video in speech therapy.

10 Absurd Wordless Videos that Teach Describing - Speech is Beautiful

Topic stimulus sheets. Talk About. Changes. They do this by answering five simple, but quite profound, questions in a questionnaire.


This activity can be used as a diagnostic, especially for a 1-1 class, as practice, or as revision. It is suitable for pre-intermediate levels and above, as the target language is dictated by the learners. Preparation Download the worksheet and make copies for your students. Procedure 1. Getting to know you question tags. 10-step guide to teaching effective conversation classes.

In this post, I’ll present my 10-step guide for teaching effective conversation classes to adult English learners.

10-step guide to teaching effective conversation classes

Many adult learners enrol in conversation classes to improve their speaking skills. Using Student Selfies for Writing Assessment and Classroom Connections - This blog is aimed at students who want to pass their Speaking Exam in EOI from Spain (level B2) Some Priceless Topic-Based Videos to Help Students Prepare for the Speaking Test. Hi, hey!

Some Priceless Topic-Based Videos to Help Students Prepare for the Speaking Test

How are things? Have you read my last post?? It’s all about first-day activities to get to know my new students. Are you going to be one of them? For each topic I will show you: • From my own website: some questions you could be asked • From Marek Connell ‘s website, his own videos showing how a native speaker (himself) would answer some of these questions.

So, pen and paper at the ready? ♥Questions about Friendship, ♥Questions about your dream partner ♥ Vocabulary and Questions ♥ Questions about the weather ♥Questions about the environment ♥Vocabulary and Questions about Education. 2 Superb Activities with Posters to Review Topics before Oral Exams. I love working with posters and these two activities combine some of the elements that guarantee a successful lesson: movement, interaction, visuals and fun.

2 Superb Activities with Posters to Review Topics before Oral Exams

It is great if you need to revise a number of topics before an oral exam. Aim: to revise several conversation topics integrating grammar, speaking and writing. The eltpics ideas site for teachers.

This blog contains ideas for how you can use photos – charquis

Monitoring speaking. However, in my experience this tends to take place either when students are speaking in open class – when all other students can hear them and they are under enormous performance pressure – or on a personal, one-to-one level, which naturally excludes other students in the class.

As teachers I think we all accept that there is a role for correcting student speech in the language classroom. – charquis

Aiding real communication Problems with monitoring student speech The practicalities of effective monitoring Conclusion Student speech in group or pair work, although not a perfect recreation of real-life communicative situations, does provide us with a better model of the English students use outside the classroom.

Monitoring speaking

It therefore follows that this is the language production they need and want us to correct as teachers. But you don’t have to put spooky language learning on the backburner and wait to embrace this holiday.

Meetings 4: Brainstorming and evaluating. Street Photographer Tracks Down People He Captured 30+ Years Ago To Recreate Their Photos. In the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, street photographer Chris Porsz spent hours walking around the city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (Great Britain), capturing hundreds of amazing characters. Now, almost 40 years later, Porsz has tracked down those same people to recreate their pics, resulting in 135 beautiful reunions.

Show Full Text. Barack Obama busca trabajo antes de abandonar la Casa Blanca. Sólo en Estados Unidos se puede hacer una broma así. “You’re Lying”: a Game to Practise Present Perfect Simple and Past Simple. Today I’m really happy to introduce a guest writer to you. Angeles Jimenez is a friend and fellow teacher from EOI Oviedo and, in this blog post, she will be sharing with us an excellent communicative game to consolidate the use of present perfect simple and past simple. Ready for a lot of fun! Do you want your students to keep their noses in the course book? Don’t read on then. Going into a new class on the first day can be a little bit stressful both for teachers and students. The months of the year. Most Common Pronunciation Mistakes Heard in Oral Exams.

Open Mind Discussion Game. Draw a story. Introduction This lesson uses a wonderful idea from Chris Riddell, currently the 'children's laureate', of turning children into illustrators. Learners will listen to a story and imagine each scene. Then they will work in groups, making colourful illustrations of key points from the story.

When they finish they will put their pictures together to form a picture book version of the story. Four hats for discussion. Introduction In the 1980s Edward de Bono came up with his Six Thinking Hats idea, in which businessmen use a parallel thinking process which helps them become “more productive, focused, and mindfully involved”. A similar process can be used effectively in the English classroom to get learners more involved in discussions. By wearing a coloured hat, learners are given help, guidance and more support when they are taking part in discussions.