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Free online lesson from High Level Everyday English language book with Idioms and Expresssions. Click the 'play' button to read along with the lesson below in this web page - 'Chapter One in Use'. Chapter One in Use Some people say that public transport, as we know it, has had its ., and that instead of sitting around and whingeing, politicians, many of whom ought to have years ago, should take and of public ownership altogether. Let’s face it: the system as it exists today is a complete and is doomed to even more delays and overcrowding. But is the Government right to keep the private investment option, which appears to be a reaction to the public transport problems we had last Christmas?

Of recent financial and administrative disasters, privatisation of the national railways has a public against multinational companies investing in transport. London should be of modern Europe and it is crucial that the widening that exists between this city and other European capitals should be addressed. PETER: I don’t know about you but I’ve had a day...and I nearly with a few annoying clients. Reading resources for teachers free. Learn English for Free! My English Images - Functions. My English Images - Conversation. Starting conversations in our native tongues is pretty simple but in another language a balance of language practice and natural communication that seems smooth or genuine can be a lot tougher especially in a classroom environment.

From a teacher’s point of view it should be simple to get students talking; offer a topic, students start speaking. Though it’s not always that easy. Small classes of four to six people are great; you have to listen in and be active but you have an opportunity to give direct feedback and correction and not a lot of preparation is involved. Larger classes lack as much individual feedback but enforce independence. The length of conversation and amount of production also depend on the students’ existing language and comfort level.

On these pages I’ve posted some examples of materials and thoughts on how we can help our students reach their peak performance. But this isn’t a one way street. My English Images - Images. My English Images - Pronunciation. Numbers (This is one of my favorites.) Like the sheets above have the students practice the numbers in the columns on left and right. I’ve found that when students use a stronger D sound on the multiples of ten, they are able to avoid a lot of confusion that may arise from mispronunciation. The next part is also fun, surprisingly. Students read the numbers in whatever order they like, or you can direct them to use your preference. They read the numbers and their partners write them down. For a bit more fun with numbers, write out a bunch of cards with numbers on them, both big and small.

This works great because students are trying to go quickly to get through their pile of cards as fast as they can to beat the other teams, but they quickly find that they need to slow it down if they want to win. I’ve actually been shocked at how much fun people have had just reading numbers to one another and how effective it can be to integrating good pronunciation and clear usage. How to teach the parts of a sentence. How to teach the parts of a sentence. How to teach the parts of a sentence. How to teach the parts of a sentence. How to teach the parts of a sentence. Global ELT FREE DOWNLOADS FOR TEACHERS. Illustrated Idioms Phrasal Verbs.

Classroom Posters. Free prepositions cards. Verbs. Quantifiers: hints and tips | Grammar Newsletter - English Grammar Newsletter. Buy this poster “How many” or “how much” can be expressed through the use of quantifiers. A few tips and a handy infographic will take the mystery out of these helpful word tools. <a href=" src= alt="Grammar.net" /></a> [Infographic provided by <a href=" To download high resolution poster click here What is a Quantifier?

A quantifier is a word or short phrase that adds an amount or a number to a noun. “Tracy ate some of her SPINACH.” Count and Noncount Nouns The most important step in selecting a quantifier is deciding whether the noun is “count” or “noncount.” Some work with both count and noncount nouns: any, enough, a lot or lots, plenty, a lack, all, this, that, some, none and most.

Some work only with count nouns: several, neither, both, either, a couple and each. Few “Quite a few”: many. “Few and far between”: scarce or rare. 4th junior high english class: ADJECTIVES. How can you describe someone who is angry? These words and expressions can be used to describe different strengths of anger, from mild anger to rage. Grumpy - Someone who is often in a bad mood and complains a lot (esp old people): "He's such a grumpy old man! " Crotchety -- Someone who is easily irritated: "I hate it when you're in a crotchety mood. " snappy - When you are in a bad mood and speak sharply to people: "She's in a very snappy mood today. " Get out of bed on the wrong side - Wake up in a bad mood: "Don't expect any sympathy from Joe. Be rubbed up the wrong way - to be put in a bad mood by someone: "Don't worry too much about him. Pissed off (British slang) - Very angry: "I was really pissed off by her attitude.

" Livid - Very angry: "I was absolutely livid when I found out. " Spitting mad - Be very angry: "He got me spitting mad! " Like a red rag to a bull - Provoke someone to anger: "Talking about politics is like a red rag to a bull to him. " Enjoy the lesson! FLASHCARDS - PHRASAL VERBS. Phrasal Verbs. Phrasal verbs. English Phrasal Verbs. Phrasal Verb. Phrasal Verbs Flashcards. Free prepositions cards. Free prepositions cards. Free prepositions cards. Free prepositions cards. Free Printable adverbs Flash Cards. Free Printable adverbs Flash Cards. ABC Me! alphabetizing fun | Printable Kid Stuff. This printable full-color set consists of 48 cards, each with a list of related words to provide a fun way to practice alphabetical order. Since the cards are in 3 levels of difficulty, they grow with your child and provide years of practice! Each of these 12 pages features: — 1 card with 5 theme words, all with a different beginning letter — 2 cards with 7 theme words, some with the same beginning letter — 1 card with 10 theme words, some with the same two initial letters Combine cards to make lists of more than a dozen words and create more of a challenge!

Themes in this set (types of words on the cards): — dog names — cat names — fruits — veggies — cities — trees — fish — plants — sounds (whistle, grunt) — colors (cyan, crimson) — jobs (singer, teacher) — verbs (wander, decide) This set also includes a cover sheet with ideas for printing and use. Sample pages from this packet — click to view larger: Click Here for immediate access to this resource using your PKS points! Like this: Like Loading... Free Printable adverbs Flash Cards. Free Printable adverbs Flash Cards. Free Printable adverbs Flash Cards. Free Printable Flash Cards. Here you will find our selection of free printable flash cards for preschool learning (and beyond!). Flash cards are a great way for kids to learn the basic elements and memorize them through short repeat sessions. You’ll find helping them learn their first abc, animal names and numbers incredibly rewarding. A few minutes here, a few minutes there, whether at home, traveling, in the park or at Auntie’s it’s learning on the go.

These lovely cards turn learning into playing (… but we also love decorating kids’ rooms by sticking them on the wall or putting them in picture frames.) We’ve made all our printable flash cards here free for everybody and of course you can print them as many times as you like! 2,574 FREE Listening Worksheets. Listening can be a challenge even for experienced ESL students. Scoring high on a grammar quiz may be a piece of cake, but it’s not always easy to make out every word a native speaker says - especially when that speaker is talking at normal speed, without pauses between words.

Even so, listening is a crucial component of modern ESL teaching, right up there with grammar, speaking, and writing. If you want to teach your class effectively, you need to teach them listening. The question of how, exactly to approach that, though, isn’t always clear. Some teachers sit at the front of the classroom and speak in slow, measured tones, as the students write out every word they say. Whatever your approach - or set of approaches - to listening exercises, BusyTeacher.org has worksheets just for you.

No matter which level or style of exercise you use, you can be sure that it’s already been tested and found to work in a classroom like yours.