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Listening for ELT and Learner Autonomy. One of the challenges that many ELT students face, is listening.

Listening for ELT and Learner Autonomy

When it comes to international exams such as the IELTS, they struggle in keeping up with the listening passage and end up in a sea of useless frustration. Learning to listening to English and becoming an autonomous learner are important skills. Among other sites where learners can improve their listening skills, these 2 come to mind at the moment. Lit2Go offers readings of poetry and novels, is easily accessible with indication of authors, genres and readability scale and every audio comes with a PDF. LingoRank is a collection of TED talks, which students can set their level then go ahead and select the talk they are interested in listening/watching.

With a wide selection of topics, there is no reason why learners shouldn't be accessing these resources to improve their listening skills. Kimstudies - Home. 8B English - Jane Lambourne. Interactive: European Stereotypes. As part of the Europa project, newspapers from six European countries (Britain, France, Germany, Poland, Spain, and Italy) were asked to stereotype each other, and then asked cultural commentators in each country to assess how accurate they are.

Interactive: European Stereotypes

You can read the resulting articles on The Guardian website. Here's an extract from the one about the British: The stereotype is itself a stereotype. The European image of the Brit – either pukingly drunk football fan or snooty City gent, both living off past imperial glories, sullenly resenting being in Europe rather than ruling the world – is itself a cliche. Just as Brits know that every good Frenchman wears a striped shirt and beret, and that ruddy-faced Germans subsist on a diet of beer and sausage, so we know precisely what all those Europeans think of us. Enjoy Your English. Enjoyable teaching! PowerPoint en Inglés - English PowerPoint. Culture.

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Quickly access your most commonly used files AND your custom generated worksheets! Please login to your account or become a member today to utilize this helpful new feature. :) [x] close This document has been saved in your Super Teacher Worksheets filing cabinet. Here you can quickly access all of your favorite worksheets and custom generated files in one place! Click on My Filing Cabinet in the menu at the upper left to access it anytime! Grade Level Estimation Title: Grade Level Estimation: 1st2nd3rd4th5th Grade level may vary depending on location and school curriculum. Common Core Standards Common core standards listing. All common core standards details.

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6 Minute English - Scottish independence - LinkEngPark. English Practice. Larry Ferlazzo, Teacher. English Collocations Series: Words that collocate with “Conversation” In language there are words that go naturally together.

English Collocations Series: Words that collocate with “Conversation”

For example, in English we “make a cake”, “do business”, “take a photo”, “have a drink”. In another language, the verb that goes with those nouns could be different. MISSION LANGUAGE LAB. Andrea Jesse. Mrs Marant. English is fun! by Laurence. Lauri's ESL Website. Talk2Me English : The Present Simple 1 - Back To Basics. I am very proud to announce that this post has been awarded the 'Teaching English Blog Award for Innovative Teaching Ideas' by the British Council.I would like to take this opportunity to thank Teaching English for their support and thank everyone who voted :-) This post is the first of a series of three, on the topic of the Present Simple tense.

Talk2Me English : The Present Simple 1 - Back To Basics

It contains a printable infographic covering the basics of the Present Simple and three printable worksheets. Getting back to basics: If you've been following my blog, you'll know that I've been on a journey of discovery, concerning using technology to create materials and using technology to teach and study.

A few weeks ago I began teaching a group of 12 adults face-to-face. The minute the lights went out, the atmosphere changed in the classroom and I felt the tension rise. We have had three lessons so far and I must say I'm thoroughly enjoying teaching the group. I have been working with the group on the topic of places in a town and shops. LISTENING. 1.


What is Listening 2. Off to the beach this summer? Then you’ll need some beach vocabulary. The school holidays have started here in the UK and this weekend will see many families fly off to sunnier countries to catch some of those rays and to luxuriate in warm sea waters.

Off to the beach this summer? Then you’ll need some beach vocabulary

Having just returned from an idyllic two weeks in Barbados with its white sandy beaches and turquoise blue waters, I can totally empathise with the excitement that will be felt across households as families pack their suitcases remembering to take with them their swimsuits – trunks for boys and men; bikinis, tankinis, one-piece swimsuits for girls and women; their beach towels; shorts;T-shirts; light summer dresses; sparkly sandals; flip flops; sunglasses (or shades) and many more items.

Of course, we mustn’t forget to take our suntan or sunscreen lotions with us. Years ago, people used to go on a beach holiday and not bother with sun protection. So armed with sun protection, swimsuits, beach towels and all the right clothes for a beach holiday, what are you going to do? A beach library – my idea of heaven. Experimenting with English (Part 2) – Activities for learners to do outside the classroom [26 and counting!] In my blog post Experimenting with English: scaffolding learner autonomy, I discussed how I approached helping my learners to use English outside the classroom, drawing on learner autonomy theory and methodology (e.g.

Experimenting with English (Part 2) – Activities for learners to do outside the classroom [26 and counting!]

Benson, 2011; Oxford, 2003; Smith 2003). Central to that project, alongside the very important element of discussion, was a handout I created for my learners. Here is a screenshot of a sample page, taken from the listening section: Sample page from my Experimenting with English activities handout, listening section. As you can see, the handout consists of a series of activities for learners to try, with space for them to record when they tried it and what they thought of it. In my experience, as I mentioned in the Experimenting with English blog post, simply giving the learners this handout is insufficient. Of course, my learners are busy people and the time they have for out-of-class study is limited. Here are the handouts: My English Blog. TBL Activities. The English Blog. ECCE Listening Practice.

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