Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps (song by Cake) - Picnic English. How to Give and Get Directions—Not with Textbook English. How to Order Coffee in English Like It's No Big Deal. 7 ways to create interest in the lesson topic. This post describes 7 ways to create interest in the topic of the class and introduce it in an engaging way which will help increase students’ motivation to participate in the lesson.
The ideas below might be easily adapted for different group sizes, levels, and ages. “So, today we’re going to talk about…”; have you ever been in this classroom? If you have, then you surely know that any interest that students might have had in the topic of the class is gone. These first couple of minutes we spend in the room (or online!) With our students are crucial in order to engage them and give us, the teachers, the opportunity to start off on the right foot: by creating interest in what we are about to teach.
Speaking prompts for advanced students: photos. How far would a conversation class go if the only discussion prompt was a single photo?
No topic, no questions, no pre-determined outcome. Just the picture. The Environment: a Lesson Plan for Upper-Intermediate Students. As I thrust this lesson plan towards my students, I realize how little I know about what some environmentally-related terms mean.
I know I have heard people talking about the carbon footprint and acid rain, but honestly, I have never given it much thought. I recycle. I really try to. I don’t eat meat and try to buy local products. But thinking hard. I have promised myself two very simple things: to use reusable shopping bags and to cut down on the minutes I spend singing in the shower. I have just read in the The Guardian this list with 50 easy ways to save the planet. Video lesson – Keeping up Appearances – The Art Exhibition - ESL worksheet by Roy Piepers. Intermediate Level: Passive Jigsaw Activity. To all our teachers: There are many language schools and other educational institutions closing now because of the Coronavirus situation.
Please remember we have our Student Site. This interactive site will allow your students to continue their studies more independently. Visit our Student Site today. ESL conversation questions - printable cards for adult learners - Below you will find hundreds of stimulating ESL conversation questions arranged around more than fifty themes.
Questions are formatted as sets of cards for easy group work. If you find these ESL discussion questions useful, then why not pick up our book 50 Conversation Classes which features 50 topic-based sets of questions and activities. The questions are grouped by theme and are in a handy copy and cut-out format. Each set of questions is accompanied by a worksheet which presents vocabulary items and related idioms to be worked through before the discussion begins. Live from ... authentic video lessons. English Lesson Plan with videos for ESL EFL teachers. ESL Lesson Plan on Honey.
A betting game icebreaker. This was my go-to icebreaker activity this summer when I spent four weeks working with teens aged 14-17. It works best with groups but might also be used during 1-1 lessons with teens and adults. The activity combines a tried and tested “Two truths and a lie” with the concept of any betting game. Keep reading to find out more. Preparation. An ESL lesson that always delivers for me. One of my favourite lessons to do, either with new or established students is one that is called ‘Lost’, I don’t suppose that this is particularly original and I fail to recall now where I actually took the idea from in the first place.
I have in fact amended it many times to keep it relevant to current news and world situations (like the economic crisis and political changes) but it works well, only requires a small amount of preparation and I have used it successfully with groups and individual students. I teach English as a second language in Italy and I have found that this is a good conversation starter, fires up the emotions, forces opinions to be shared and challenged, and can have a different result every time.
Clothing Conversation Questions ⋆ PRINT DISCUSS. Happiness – “One question” – Generating Discussions. « designer lessons. A designer lessons ESL Lesson plan developed by George Chilton I think this would be a nice way to start off a discussion.
Thanks to Gemma Lunn for pointing me in this direction – there are several One Question videos on YouTube. I’ve chosen this because it’s quite short and I like the production quality. If you want to see more like it check out Josiah Holwick. This is a short post, but the looser the plan here, the better. Stuart Mill English. Posted in Conversation Lesson Plans, Lesson Plans on Aug 18th, 2010 Conversation Activity This is another one-hour conversation activity.
For an introduction to the series, click here. Enjoy. Top 8 ESL Games Every Teacher Should Know. Whether you are teaching in Taiwan, teaching in China, or teaching in South Korea we have all been there. We have started our year with awesome games, but as the months draw on these awesome games start to lose their zing with your students. 8 Fun Activities for Teaching Verbs. Teaching verbs can be a pain in the butt for everyone.
Regular and irregular verbs, past tense, past participle and past conditional… It’s confusing even for native speakers. Travelling, 7-8. Learning English - Express English. Advanced Travel Vocabulary in English with Travel Stories. Sharon’s Travel Story: A Staycation on a Tight Budget When I was younger, I had a real sense of adventure. I loved backpacking, camping in the woods, sleeping in tents and spending the evening next to the campfire. As a child, I remember trying to build a fire from scratch by rubbing two sticks together. I think my entire family laughed while I worked at it for an hour. Unfortunately, I never succeeded. But I do have such good memories of camping and hiking with my family. My mom would pack all the usual stuff: trail mix, fruit, marshmallows to roast over the fire, stuff to make sandwiches, etc. Zero Prep Simple Past Warm-Up – Remembering Yesterday.
Engage Learners with Bell-Ringer Activities. “What seems impossible today will one day become your warm‑up.”
—Author Unknown Just like athletes benefit from a warm-up where they stretch their muscles to prepare them for a good workout, our students benefit from stretching their mental muscles before jumping into a lesson. One type of warm-up is a bell-ringer activity, which is a simple 5- to 10-minute task students complete as soon as they walk into class, allowing the teacher time to attend to other business (such as taking attendance). Below you will find tips and resources for using bell ringers to engage language learners. 350 Good Questions to Ask - The only list of questions you'll need.
Share on StumbleUpon0 shares on StumbleUpon Here is my ridiculously long list of good questions to ask. Use them to get a conversation going or as a fun way to pass the time with friends or loved ones. With 350 questions to choose from, I’m confident that everyone can find plenty of good questions to ask! Try to be creative as you can and have fun with the questions. And don’t forget to ask follow up questions! I’ve also put a PDF and an image of all 350 good questions to ask at the bottom of the page. Expressing Future Time: Plans & Arrangements – Get into English.
Afew of my students had been a little confused recently when we looked at future forms in class. I think it’s partly because some grammar books and coursebook writers give rules which are either not true or not fully accurate, ultimately adding to the confusion. So my aim here in the next few posts is to clarify things for you. ESL Conversation Activities. Advanced - English Current. Sample Worksheets. The flashcards can be used as follows:1. To teach the language, have the learners sit around you in a circle.
Slowly reveal a card and elicit the word from the whole class or individual students. Model the pronunciation and drill the word. Put the flashcard at the back of the pile or face down on the floor. Housing & the home. How to teach full day English lessons. EFL Teachers often ask me how they can "fill up" a whole day of English. The idea of teaching students in a stimulating way for hours on end is daunting! Speaking prompts for advanced students: photos. My favourite end of term activities. I wanna talk about ... Vocabulary - Upper Intermediate - Environmental Issues. English Lesson Planner. 7 Advanced ESL Lessons Your Students will Love.
Congrats on the new teaching gig! You’ve got the first day of school jitters, have your outfit planned out, alarm is set, and you’ve memorized your bus directions. But now what? Just open the book and start speaking? It can be a little scary thinking about your first day of school as an ESL teacher. Fear not, we’ve got you covered for planning some advanced ESL lessons that will make your students coming back for more. Conversation Classes – Page 3.
Image credit: Follow me on twitter @RobbioDobbio. Speaking. LESSON PLANS. Global Issues Lesson Plans. Current, General and Business ESL Lesson Plans. English Video Discussion - Technology and Privacy. This short film is a great discussion starter that asks students to think about the advancement of technology and the problems it could create with privacy and personal information. It uses science fiction and the future to help students think critically about where technological advances are headed. Speaking. In the wake of the Ferguson, Missouri, shooting of Michael Brown and the chaos that has ensued, many Americans are asking questions about race, the police, education, and power. While looking to find a good video that showed both sides of the story on the shooting, I found that there were really no great sources that sufficiently showed enough detail for both sides at the same time.
Speaking Activity: Making Weekend Plans (be going to) (Pre-Intermediate) Activities & Stories for Teaching Gerunds & Infinitives for ESL Class. Upper-Intermediate - English Current. 8 Free ESL Conversation Lesson Plans. Conversation Worksheets - People.