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Basic Sentence Structure. Common Sense Teaching ESL. You don’t have to be a grammar expert to help your students with the grammar in their writing.

Common Sense Teaching ESL

During the week of Jan. 15-19, each day, I was interviewed online at LINCS about teaching grammar. You can read the discussion at this link: LINCS grammar discussion , The topics were: Jan. 15: Inductive teaching Jan. 16: Importance of grammar terminology Jan. 17: Ear-learners Jan. 18: Leading students to finding grammar mistakes Jan. 19: The connection between reading and learning grammar Each day, I mentioned handout exercises related to that days topic, and I made these available in this posting below.

To see the handouts and read more information about the topics, please read below. Reading every chance you get. An international student, Emily, was really struggling with the grammar in her writing assignments. At the end of the Fall term, she passed my class and then took English Comp (English 101) during the Winter term. The differences between English and other languages. Action Verbs Present Progressive Grammar Game.

Adverbs of frequency. Teaching adverbs of frequency has to consist of several steps.

Adverbs of frequency

First, the students have to learn the words. If they do not know the words it is useless to teach them the grammar. Once you are sure that the students know the adverbs you have to teach them where they should place them in a sentence. It is not easy to achieve this, but I hope that the following materials will help you. Adverbs of frequency – vocabulary As I write above, it is neccessary to teach the vocabulary first. Adverbs_of_frequency_worksheetadverbs_of_frequency_key Adverbs of frequency – grammar Once you are sure that the students know the words you should teach the grammar.

Adverbs of Frequency practise And now if you have an interactive whiteboard at school you can try the following games and activities. Mixed modals - verbs exercises. Ending with a Preposition. Advice on Visiting Athens Read the Paragraphs (with terminal prepositions) When traveling to a city such as Athens, Greece you may find yourself wandering through its streets and not knowing where you are going to.

Ending with a Preposition

The old part of Athens, called "the Plaka", has a number of little streets leading in and out. Half the time you won't know the direction you are walking in. Fortunately, Athens has a lot of little kiosks called "peripteros" with vendors to help you out. You can even find such things as a deck of cards, a toothbrush, aspirin, or hand-sanitizer to clean your hands with. Most locals (Greeks living in the Plaka) are happy to help you find your way provided that you have a map to point to. Kiosk (N) – a small structure having one or more sides open, used as a newsstand, refreshment stand, bandstand, information or security center.

Verbs. Sentence clause structure. Asking Questions. Delay ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Elementary - 10 Minutes This amusing speaking activity is useful for teaching question and answer structures.

Asking Questions

The aim is to delay the answer to a question until the next question is asked. 1 30 2014 High Intermediate. Information Questions (#3) with Auxiliary Verbs, by Dennis Oliver - Free English Grammar Lessons. If the sentence has an auxiliary verb and if the "Wh-"question asks about words that are after the subject,the form is Wh + first auxiliary + subject + rest of the verb +other words?

Information Questions (#3) with Auxiliary Verbs, by Dennis Oliver - Free English Grammar Lessons

Examples: Bill will ??? Tomorrow. ----->What will Bill do tomorrow? The party was held ??? The party is being held at ??? ' Forming Questions Worksheets. Question forming is often difficult for foreign language speakers due to the mandatory word order inversion in English questions.

Forming Questions Worksheets

This is especially true for Spanish speaking students, where word order inversion is uncommon. In each question, students are presented with a group of words. The object is to put these words in the correct order to form a syntactically correct question. Practice involves rewriting sentences. Efl2 teacher. Demonstrative Adjectives. Buy this poster Learn what demonstrative adjectives are and how to use them with a helpful infographic.

Demonstrative Adjectives

What is a Demonstrative Adjective? Demonstrative adjectives are used to indicate specific people, places and things (nouns). They are modifiers and should not be confused with demonstrative pronouns, which will be discussed later. <a href=" src= alt="" /></a> [Infographic provided by <a href=" To download high resolution poster please click here This and That. REEP Grammar Favorites. Make grammar come alive with these activities and games.

REEP Grammar Favorites

Enjoy! Word Order Scramble Submitted by: Trish McLaurin Focus: simple sentence word order Levels: 100-250 Materials: large index cards, tape or magnets Steps: Elicit nouns and verbs from class and write them on index cards (or have the students write the words on the cards). Don't Blame Me! Focus: simple past statements, negative statements, and questions Levels: 400-450 Materials: Index cards. Magic Vocabulary Magic Vocabulary is an automatic generator of worksheets and games to teach vocabulary.

Just enter your list of words and this website will create bingo, dominoes, crossword, memory games, etc. High Quality ESL Lesson Plans - Free Samples - $26 Membership Be a better teacher! Hundreds of PDF lesson plans. Grammar, reading, vocabulary, speaking. All with comprehensive Teacher Notes included. Teach Children to Read with Phonics, Worksheets, Games, Videos, Books These are among the best phonics worksheets, games, videos and flash cards you will find online.

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