background preloader


Facebook Twitter

Africa. Contact. ESL Discussions: English Conversation Questions: Speaking Lesson Activities. Speaking: Murder in the classroom. - Which Scenario Is Worse? How to Express and Accept an Apology in the English Language. Leon Uris, an American novelist, once wrote that the ability of a person to atone has always been the most remarkable of human features.

How to Express and Accept an Apology in the English Language

Indeed, expressing an apology - and accepting one - is an important aspect of human behaviour. We are expected to apologize when we have upset someone or caused them trouble in one way or another. The British like saying sorry a lot, even when an apology isn't really necessary or when they don't really mean it. In his article ''Being British is Always Saying You're Sorry,'' (published in Mail Online, 2008) the well-known British novelist, playwright and columnist Keith Waterhouse humorously wrote the following: ''May I offer a tip to the would-be Brits?

If you want to earn your passport, don't worry about the words of the national anthem nobody in Government does or which way to hang the Union Jack. Saying Sorry in English In English, there are several ways of apologizing. He accidentally stepped on someone's toes. Excuse me butting in. Excuse me. - Learn Words - English Dictionary. Describing photos (comparing, contrasting and speculating)

You are going to practise language for; Describing photosComparing and contrasting photos (discussing similarities and differences)Speculating on what might be happeningReacting to photos (giving opinions) Discuss Look at the presentation.

Describing photos (comparing, contrasting and speculating)

Follow the instructions and talk about some of the photos Write The language used here for comparing and contrasting / speculating is also useful for writing discussion / argument essays. Plan: Introduction - describe the situation / topic to be discussedCompare / contrast ideas (for and against / advantages and disadvantages)Speculate on solutions to problems raised by the questionConclusion - give an opinion Which pairs or groups of photos in the presentation could be used to demonstrate ideas for argument writing topics about education, technology, food, family, work, leisure, health, advertising etc? More Practice on May / Might / Could / Must / Can't.

Useful Debate Vocabulary. Speaking. Stödstrukturer för perspektiv och resonemang i engelska. Här kommer några strukturer för att utveckla språket i tal och skrift och få ett djupare perspektiv och resonemang i innehållet.

Stödstrukturer för perspektiv och resonemang i engelska

De kan användas när eleverna ska uttrycka sig om åsikter och upplevelser. Strukturerna kan också användas som strategier för att se hur en åsikt kan förtydligas och utvecklas. Kommunikationen kan varieras och breddas om man synliggör hur man kan göra det. Arbetar man återkommande med dessa i skrivandet och talandet kommer metakognitionen att utvecklas och man får en möjlighet att vidga sin kommunikation. Idén kommer från textkopplingarna och att utveckla ditt resonemang som jag har gjort tidigare samt som en repetition inför de nationella provens muntliga del. I svenskan finns kunskapskravet resonemang men inte i engelskan men däremot så står det i det centrala innehållet att det ovan ska utvecklas och ligga till grund för undervisningen.

Oral presentation. Melissa: Hi, everyone!

Oral presentation

Today I would like to talk about how to become the most popular teen in school. Firstly, I think getting good academic results is the first factor to make you become popular since, having a good academic result, your teacher will award you in front of your schoolmates. Then, your schoolmates will know who you are and maybe they would like to get to know you because they want to learn something good from you. Secondly, I think participating in school clubs and student unions can help to make you become popular, since after participating in these school clubs or student union, people will know who you are and it can help you to make friends all around the school, no matter senior forms or junior forms. In conclusion, I think to become the most popular teen in school we need to have good academic results and also participate in school clubs and student union. The Chaos Of English Pronunciation by Gerard Nolst Trenité.

Giving Opinions. Four Corners ESL/EFL Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 25 Minutes In this fun class activity, students practice expressing and defending their opinions.

Giving Opinions

The teacher places a different sign (Strongly Agree, Agree, Disagree, and Strongly Disagree) in each corner of the classroom. Then, the teacher reads a statement that requires the students to give an opinion, e.g. Celebrities earn too much money. Four Corners.PDF Our Opinions ESL/EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 40 Minutes In this productive teaching activity, students practice expressing and giving reasons for opinions, and writing simple sentences summarizing the results of a questionnaire. Our Opinions.PDF. (7) 11 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life - Uncommon Sense for 21st Century Living - Quora. Podcasts and Downloads - BBC Learning English Drama. Oral.pdf. Speaking Exercises.