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Current Events Presentation Project. So your students want to speak English more quickly... So your students come to you and want some help with speaking more quickly.

So your students want to speak English more quickly...

This can seem like a really difficult thing to tackle. Speaking fluently is not an easy thing to "teach" and it can often seem like students either have it, or not. However, there are a few things you can focus on to help them out. Here they are: Extensive Reading for ESL/EFL Students. Extensive Reading for English Learners The best speakers of English are those that can read fluently.

Extensive Reading for ESL/EFL Students

Extensive reading is an excellent way to learn a language the natural way. Extensive reading means reading for enjoyment and to develop general reading skills. Telling Stories - Sequencing Your Ideas. Telling stories is common in any language.

Telling Stories - Sequencing Your Ideas

Think of all the situations in which you might tell a story in everyday life: Talking about last weekend to a friend.Giving details about something that happened during a job interview.Relating information about your family to your children.Telling colleagues about what happened on a business trip. Spoken English Lesson - How to Describe a Person in English. Here Are The Ten Downloadable Graphic Organizers I Use With ELL Beginners To Write A Story.

We’ve spent the last two weeks in my English Language Learner Beginners class reading and learning about stories.

Here Are The Ten Downloadable Graphic Organizers I Use With ELL Beginners To Write A Story

Last Friday, it was time for them to begin writing one, and I did a terrible job of getting them started. I think I was tired and wasn’t thinking clearly, and assumed too much and provided must less support than was needed. Here’s My Entire ELL Beginners Seven-Week Unit On Writing A Story (Including Hand-outs & Links) My previous post, Here Are The Ten Downloadable Graphic Organizers I Use With ELL Beginners To Write A Story, was very popular, so I thought readers would find it useful if I shared my entire seven-week unit on writing a story.

Here’s My Entire ELL Beginners Seven-Week Unit On Writing A Story (Including Hand-outs & Links)

I hope you can suggest ways I can make it better. So, the first week we do the word splash, then I read The Story of Ferdinand from the doc cam while students have their own copies. Grammar review using drawings. This was a good idea I came across Bucksmore summer school.

Grammar review using drawings

A review for various tenses/structures. Give students a piece of paper. Get them to split it into 4 squares. In each of the squares they draw one of the following: Something you’ve doneSomething you were doing this time last yearSomething you will have done by the year 2050What you will be doing in the year 2050. 100 Answers to Common English Questions – Espresso English. Sometimes, even when you know a lot of English, you can have difficulty finding the right words or phrases to answer simple questions.

100 Answers to Common English Questions – Espresso English

Here are 20 of the most common questions in English – each one with five sample responses. General Questions 1. Short projects to get them talking. SOUNDS LIKE A STORY. A picture is not the only source that can inspire a thousand words.

SOUNDS LIKE A STORY

Sounds may tell a story just as well, leaving much more room to the imagination. The activity I’ll describe today is built around sounds and guides students to the actual writing of the story based on the sounds they hear. Step 1. Generating a story idea. Video Lesson Plans for Teachers. ESL Thoughts and Ideas: John Lewis Christmas Adverts. Level: Pre-intermediate with lots of vocabulary support.

ESL Thoughts and Ideas: John Lewis Christmas Adverts

Vocabulary assistance required for the newspaper articles. For me the Christmas adverts are a part of the beginning of Christmas. Tonight is the airing of this year's John Lewis Christmas advert.Depending on time in your class you could view as many or as few videos as you wish. The Christmas Shed. Super quick motivating activities: building the story. An engaging speaking activity for intermediate level learners Instructions: Get learners to select an interesting image from their course book, preferably one that has a few people doing something.Arrange the class into groups to talk about it.Tell them as a group to choose one person in the picture and to think in detail about them; they can decide any number of things: the person’s name; their age; their job; what they are saying or thinking; how they are feeling; where they are going; what they have in their bag; who they are visiting, and so on.Get each learner in the group to help build up as big a story as possible using only the picture as a source of inspiration.

Super quick motivating activities: building the story

Make sure they understand that every member of the group has to remember all the details, because they cannot make notes.When your learners are ready, mix the groups and tell each person to explain who their group chose and then talk about the story they made up about them. Photograph Analysis Worksheet. Mr. Ferlazzo's U.S. History Classes Blog. Think of the people you learned about in this unit who were "reformers. " They worked for justice, and tried to make life better. Pick one of them who you would like to learn more about. Then think of someone today who you think is a reformer. Please write a "compare/contrast" essay about the two of them.

Writing to Compare and Contrast. The Best Resources For Teaching/Learning About How To Write Compare/Contrast Essays.

Follow-up questions

Icebreakers that Rock. We’re coming up fast on the beginning of another school year. Great reading strategies: ‘Possible Sentences’ for dealing with important vocabulary. 5 Fascinating Sites for Seeing and Exploring the Universe. Space. The final frontier. If you love gazing at the stars, and beautiful pictures of galaxies, the Internet has a lot to offer. We’ve shown you apps for star-gazers before; today we’re going to talk about five more websites that let you learn about the universe. We’ll start close to earth and work our way out, okay? Let’s get started. Stuff In Space: Explore Everything Orbiting Earth Humans aren’t quite exploring the galaxy, or otherwise making tech from Star Trek come true, but that doesn’t mean we’re not doing anything useful in space. It’s easy to imagine this adds up to a lot of stuff, but Stuff In Space really demonstrates just how many things we’ve put up there.

HelioViewer: Stare Directly at the Sun The sun is an incomprehensibly large ball of gas constantly undergoing thermonuclear fusion, and without it life would be completely impossible. Getting Famous in Japan the One Direction Way - Tofugu.

Weather

15 Future Plans. Text Compactor: Free Online Automatic Text Summarization Tool. What Does The Desk Say? — One Of The Stranger ELL Lessons I’m Going To Try. I’ve just heard about a Conservation International series of short videos featuring famous actors giving voice to elements of the environment — Mother Nature, Soil, Redwood Trees, Water, etc. You can see the entire playlist here, and it’s very impressive line-up. Ingenious Idea & Video: “The Dancing Traffic Light”

Health. Great “Animations & Explainers” From The Guardian. Pass It On TV Commercials - Inspirational Stories - Good Character. HP: You On You. HP Your Story. New english file beginner 7. New english file beginner 6.

Cities

A Good & Simple Collaborative Storytelling Lesson. As regular readers know, I’ve been thinking more about collaborative storytelling and how to use it more effectively in my Intermediate English class. Last week, in fact, I published The Best Sites For Collaborative Storytelling. I also recently ordered a game I read about called Story Cubes that I thought might be useful, but once I received it concluded it wasn’t very helpful in a class with English Language Learners. However, all those ideas got my brain going, and I came up with what turned-out to be an excellent lesson in my Intermediate English class yesterday. First, I had the class divide into groups of three.

Within the small groups, each person was numbered either one, two, or three. Next, I put a piece of paper under the document camera and projected it on the screen.

Vacations

Triporg - Your personal travel organizer. Pass It On TV Commercials - Inspirational Stories - Good Character. Happiest country. People. Small Talk. Conversation prompts.