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Do You Hear What I Hear?: 8 Activities to Improve Listening Skills. Survive the Zombies > All Things Grammar - Home. Detectives Reunite Widower With Stolen Camera Consisting Of Precious Photos Of Deceased Wife – Globe Today.

Banish Blithering Blabber: 6 Must Have Components to a Perfect Conversation Lesson. There is little worse for a teacher than walking away from class feeling as though your lesson has been a flop.

Banish Blithering Blabber: 6 Must Have Components to a Perfect Conversation Lesson

It doesn’t happen often, but it does happen. Classroom Timers - Fun Timers. We've decided to put our new fun timers, and timers for classrooms into a nice sub-section.

Classroom Timers - Fun Timers

These are great timers for children, or maybe meetings, or anything really. They just add some extra fun to the usual countdown timers :-) Classic Classroom Timers: Explosive Fun Timers: Furniture Vocabulary Quiz for ESL Kids. Roleplays & drama games for ESL teachers: eslflow webguide. Mobile. Countdown practise. 50 000+ Free ESL, EFL worksheets made by teachers for teachers. Giving Opinions - ESL EFL Teaching Resources. Really?

Giving Opinions - ESL EFL Teaching Resources

ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Elementary - 35 Minutes In this enjoyable group activity, students play a guessing game where they give true or false opinions about famous people or things. After reviewing how to ask for and give opinions, the students are divided into groups of three or four. Each group is given a set of cards. Each card contains the name of a famous actor, actress, singer, TV show, film, website, etc. Map Reading Activity. ESL teaching ideas for housing, transportation and giving directions. Directions to a Restaurant: ESL Role-play. Level up your English by playing: George Zaidan - What is fat?

ESL Lounge: Songs for English Teaching. Song Titles A to B. Front Page.

ESL Lounge: Songs for English Teaching. Song Titles A to B

GRAMMAR-QUIZZES and Explanations. BusyTeacher: Free Printable Worksheets For Busy Teachers Like YOU! Super Teacher Worksheets. 50 Story Starters. 10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking. One of education’s primary goals is to groom the next generation of little humans to succeed in the “real world.”

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking

ESL Podcast Blog. Welcome to ESL Podcast Blog So Go Ahead and Sue Me, Taylor Swift I can’t say that I have never, never, never listened to a song by Taylor Swift, but I can say that I’m not exactly (I’m not really) a fan of her music.

ESL Podcast Blog

Ms. Swift is, however, extremely popular in the United States and internationally, known for her catchy (easy to remember) tunes (music) and lyrics (words to a song). 33 Tips To Throw A Spooky Halloween Party On The Super-Cheap. If you want to be fancy, you can score a professionally-designed Evite template on Etsy...who knew?

33 Tips To Throw A Spooky Halloween Party On The Super-Cheap

Ask your friends to pool their old costumes and/or appropriate accessories. Get together one night before Halloween, and have a costume swap. This is especially helpful if you're looking for kids costumes or attending multiple parties. CAE Reading Test part 4. Free Practice for the First Certificate exam. This page will let you practise for the Certificate in Advanced English exam (from Cambridge ESOL).

CAE Reading Test part 4. Free Practice for the First Certificate exam

This is the format of the 4th part of the reading section. This is a Multiple matching exercise. The questions focus on specific information, detail, opinion and attitude. Punctuation Matters: 12 Examples of the Finer Points. Checking Understanding. Analysis of the language consists of two sub-stages, often known as highlighting and concept checking.

Checking Understanding

Highlighting is taking the model sentence and showing, telling or eliciting what the problems are in terms of form, function, and phonology. Concept checking is checking the understanding of difficult aspects of the target structure in terms of function and meaning. Concept checking is vital, since learners must fully understand the structure before any intensive practice of form and phonology is carried out. Ways of checking understanding Concept questions Some examples Learning to construct concept questions Conclusion Ways of checking understanding Concept checking is normally achieved by the use of a set of questions designed to ensure comprehension of the target language, raise awareness of its problems, and to indicate to the teacher that the learners have fully understood. The question 'Do you understand?

' Lexical Approach 1 - What does the lexical approach look like? Introduction The theory of language Principle 1 - Grammaticalised Lexis Principle 2 - Collocation in action About the authors Further Reading Introduction The principles of the Lexical Approach have been around since Michael Lewis published 'The Lexical Approach' 10 years ago.

Lexical Approach 1 - What does the lexical approach look like?

It seems, however, that many teachers and researchers do not have a clear idea of what the Lexical Approach actually looks like in practice. Lexical Approach 2 - What does the lexical approach look like? Lexical Approach 2 - What does the lexical approach look like? Submitted by admin on 1 July, 2003 - 13:00 This article looks at the theories of language which form the foundations of the lexical approach to teaching English. Introduction The theory of learning Noticing Language awareness About the authors Further Reading. Create invisible ink with lemon juice.

Storybird - Artful storytelling. English for Kids - Anglomaniacy. Riddles. KidRex - Kid Safe Search Engine. What Would You Rather? 6 ESL Activities for Reviewing the Conditional. Sit down if... Index to Group Activities, Games, Exercises & Initiatives. 10 Fun Spelling Games for Your ESL Class. The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You. 100 Web 2.0 Tools Every Teacher Should Know About 44.24K Views 0 Likes We're always trying to figure out the best tools for teachers, trends in the education technology industry, and generally doing our darnedest to bring you new and exciting ways to enhance the classroom.

Sit down if... First Class Ice Breakers Using Mobile Devices. I previously wrote about the importance of beginning a class focusing on the learners in the room as opposed to the content to be covered in Beginning the School Year: It’s About Connections Not Content. Most classes, starting with about middle school, begin the school year with reviewing the content to be covered, expectations regarding grades, and other academic information provided by the teacher or instructor. The human or social element is often disregarded.What is interesting is that most learners enter the classroom wondering who is in the course. They want to know about the teacher and the people in the class not what material is to be covered. Listen to Film Reviews online. Elimination games with young learners. 12 ways of creating stories with your EFL students. I’ve been reading a fair amount recently about the value of storytelling – and, in particular, the telling of vivid and emotionally-engaging stories – to memory in general, and vocabulary-learning and grammar practice more specifically.

It certainly seems that learning new words from a list is a duller and less efficient alternative to acquiring and retaining new vocabulary than involving your learners in narratives using the target words. With this in mind, here are four ways you can involve your learners in creating stories around particular lexical or grammatical themes, and a list (and brief descriptions!) Of eight other methods from various corners of this site: Stories from boxesDraw eight rectangles on the board, with space between each one.Invite student volunteers to come and draw one thing, each in a different rectangle.

Note: The two ideas above come from Creating Stories with Children by Andrew Wright. Stories from blank paper Show your students a blank sheet of paper. Beginning the School Year: It’s About Connections Not Content.