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Frog in a raindrop. Telling a story - Peachey. Introduction Narrative, telling stories and anecdotes forms an important part of our everyday communication. This lesson is aimed at developing the ability to tell stories or anecdotes. The lesson is based on an idea from 'Once Upon a time' by John Morgan & Mario Rinvolucri. It starts with fluency practice and works towards developing accuracy. The lesson also includes a grammatical focus session that aims to develop understanding of the meaning and form of narrative tenses. Topic. Teaching Translation. Introduction very translation activity has one or more specific purposes and whichever they may be, the main aim of translation is to serve as a cross-cultural bilingual communication vehicle among peoples.

Teaching Translation

In the past few decades, this activity has developed because of rising international trade, increased migration, globalization, the recognition of linguistic minorities, and the expansion of the mass media and technology. For this reason, the translator plays an important role as a bilingual or multi-lingual cross-cultural transmitter of culture and truths by attempting to interpret concepts and speech in a variety of texts as faithfully and accurately as possible. Most translation theorists agree that translation is understood as a transfer process from a foreign language—or a second language—to the mother tongue.

Translation, Please? An ESL Activity – The Dangling Modifier. By Kiley Miller One of the greatest feelings of accomplishment, for consultants, is the result of a successful consultation in which a writer finally gets it.

Translation, Please? An ESL Activity – The Dangling Modifier

With consulting English language learners, this feeling may be the result of a student’s insightful question about difficult grammatical constructs, or from watching a student make corrections to errors that have been previously discussed. Often, however, words, concepts, or ideas do not allow for direct translation. This discrepancy not only complicates the learning process, but it can frustrate learners of all levels who struggle to articulate more complicated concepts. “Translation, Please” seeks to help English language learners bridge the gap between their native languages and English. For use as an activity in English-language learner workshops, students have the opportunity to develop a better understanding of English morphology, skills that are imperative when deciphering new vocabulary.

Robots. Business tasks. A set of worksheets covering functional language in business, along with business-related grammar practice and language development.

Business tasks

Each worksheet is completely self-contained and provides you with material for 20-30 minutes’ teaching. The worksheets are mostly suitable for classes at intermediate level or above, but as they focus on the language areas not usually dealt with in coursebooks, they can also be used successfully with more advanced classes. Introduction to the seriesAdrian Doff introduces a new series of lesson plans specifically designed for teachers of English for business.

Narrative Tenses:Crime. Classroom activities to teach narrative tenses. Are you looking for new grammar games for the classroom?

Classroom activities to teach narrative tenses

Reported speech – tips and activities. By Kerry G.

Reported speech – tips and activities

Maxwell and Lindsay Clandfield Tips and ideas from Kerry Maxwell and Lindsay Clandfield on teaching reported speech. Introduction Reported speech is a very rich grammar area to teach because: Methodology: Survival Guide: The emergency activity file. Class journals. Introduction The kind of class journal described here is designed to get the students writing freely in a range of different ways.

5th April 2018: Scientists unravel secrets of ‘superagers’ 3rd May 2018: Last male northern white rhino dies. 10 ESL dictation activities - ELTgamesRelativePronouns. To return to list, click BACK on your browser Relative pronouns – who, which, that, whose, where 1 LAZY What do you call a person who really hates doing any work?


2 DENTISTS What do you call the people ____________________________? Minimal resources: 8 fun intermediate and above activities. By Miles Craven Miles Craven provides some fun and valuable ideas for teaching intermediate and above students with minimal resources. 1.

Minimal resources: 8 fun intermediate and above activities

Yes/no (speaking) This is a popular, fast-paced question and answer game. Have a volunteer come to the front of the class and sit in a chair facing the rest of the students.Explain that the class must ask as many questions as possible in a time limit of one minute.The volunteer must answer each question truthfully but avoid saying the words Yes or No. One, Two, Three, Go! 6 Activities for Sequencing. Webquest: New Year. Learning.blogs.nytimes. Each month, Larry Ferlazzo, a teacher and edublogger, offers ideas for using recent Times articles, photographs and videos to engage English Language Learners — or any students for whom The New York Times can be challenging.


This month: a picture-labeling activity to build vocabulary; a video-making challenge inspired by a Times piece about a piano; a sequencing exercise for understanding complex passages; and, finally, a “noisy, fun, and rambunctious learning game well worth the organized chaos that ensues.” Teaching With Photos Using The Picture Word Inductive Model The Picture Word Inductive Model, originally developed by Emily Calhoun can be used with E.L.L.’s.

Teens and reading skills. The Reading skills section on LearnEnglish Teens helps teenagers to improve their reading skills for their school studies and English exams. NILE top 20. TeachingEnglish Compendium: favourite class games. Teaching Unplugged With A Student Interaction Whiteboard – Teacher Reboot Camp. Jason Renshaw, @EnglishRaven, has challenged educators to complete several “teaching unplugged” tasks.

Teaching Unplugged With A Student Interaction Whiteboard – Teacher Reboot Camp

This refers to the Dogme theory of teaching that supports teaching language in a way that is conversation driven, materials light, and dependent upon emergent language. Ironically, the lesson I chose to replicate did not involve technology either, which I am not sure is intentional on Jason’s part. The wandrous whiteboard challenge. How to play ESL Jeopardy -

The Last Lesson. Advanced Clothes & Fashion Worksheet. ESL Worksheets: Describing Clothes <br>Collocations (free sample) 18 more ways to introduce your lesson topic. 35 ways to introduce your lesson topic. Question time: wh- questions. Questions. Word Forms. Grammar and vocabulary tips. On (and off) the wall vocabulary activities. Koprowski - Ten Good Games for Recycling Vocabulary. The Internet TESL Journal Mark Koprowskimarkkoprowski [at] Introduction.

Koprowski - Ten Good Games for Recycling Vocabulary

Vocabulary revision activities. One of the things we do for professional development in the school where I work are so-called ‘experimentation cycles’, where the team chooses a topic, we pool resources (books, resource packs and blog posts with all sorts of activities on the topic), after which everyone who is interested in the topic picks a few activities and tries them out in class. Finally, we organize a workshop to share the activities we liked.