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EOI exam. Irregular Verbs? Yes,Please! My son Lucas was complaining he was going to have a permanent crick in his neck from spending hourrrrrs (or words to that effect) trying to learn irregular verbs in English when it occurred to me there might be plenty of sites on the Internet to help students, and my own son in this case, with this seemingly daunting task.

Irregular Verbs? Yes,Please!

And just as I predicted there are some cool sites that offer a nice alternative to the traditional pen-and-paper method of learning irregular verbs. Hard to believe me? Then, try these games and I bet you’ll be delighted next time you are asked to study them. Dear Lucas, this post is for you!!! Jeopardy Quiz Game Fun activity to teach action verbs in the irregular past simple tense. Irregular Verb Wheel Game An enjoyable game where irregular verbs are chosen at random from a spinning wheel.

Hangman Game From eslgamesplus.com, the always entertaining hangman game; in this case, with irregular verbs. English news and easy articles for students of English. 5 Minute English - ESL Lessons - Helping you learn English. 11 Ways Finland’s Education System Shows Us that “Less is More”. When I left my 7th grade math classroom for my Fulbright research assignment in Finland I thought I would come back from this experience with more inspiring, engaging, innovative lessons.

11 Ways Finland’s Education System Shows Us that “Less is More”.

I expected to have great new ideas on how to teach my mathematics curriculum and I would revamp my lessons so that I could include more curriculum, more math and get students to think more, talk more and do more math. This drive to do more and More and MORE is a state of existence for most teachers in the US….it is engrained in us from day one. There is a constant pressure to push our students to the next level to have them do bigger and better things. The lessons have to be more exciting, more engaging and cover more content. This phenomena is driven by data, or parents, or administrators or simply by our work-centric society where we gauge our success as a human being by how busy we are and how burnt out we feel at the end of the day. So, what is the difference? Less IS more. They believe it. 1. 2. Isaac Newton. Vocabulary Competition: a Nice Simple Activity to Revise.

A nice simple idea to start a lesson.

Vocabulary Competition: a Nice Simple Activity to Revise

I always like to start my lessons doing some quick revision of what I taught the previous day. I do it using different techniques, but they always have something in common: they help get students into the mood and start using English from minute one. The idea in this activity is to combine two things: Revision of targeted vocabularyConsolidation of relative sentences Divide the class into two teams and ask them to choose a person to play for them and take the “hot seats”. As stated above, the idea is to revise relative sentences, but obviously in the heat of the game I’d allow any paraphrasing students can come up with. Online Word Cloud used: ABCya. Word Cloud 1. Visual teaching & learning : EVAN - a stunning video with a powerful message. Over 7 mln people have watched it over the last 2 months.

Visual teaching & learning : EVAN - a stunning video with a powerful message

Most people have said that they were shocked or moved by the sursprising ending of the film. What is it about and how can we use it with our students? The story As the school year winds down, one student finds himself starting an unexpected relationship. He is completely bored so he starts scribbling sth on the desk in a library. Now you know the ending. So here is a lesson plan based on the film. Topic: relationship, gun permission, violence at school, campaigns and their messages, school love Level: pre-intermediate + 10 motivos para viajar a Gran Bretaña en 2017. When in Britain...: ENGLISH PROVERBS you must know! You can't call yourself an advanced English speaker if you don't know at least basic idioms and proverbs.

When in Britain...: ENGLISH PROVERBS you must know!

On my blog I plan to write about both but if you are impatient always fresh portion of idioms you may find here: IDIOMS. Let's talk about proverbs then! What are they? Proverbs are short, well-known and repeated statements that give practical advice about life. They are often metaphorical. Today I've prepared for you a list of 10 English proverbs which are absolute MUST HAVE as they are the most popular and common. When in Rome (do as the Romans do) is used for saying that when you are in a foreign country you should follow the local customs and ways of behaving. Learners. Magnifica explicación de por qué tienes que salir de tu zona de confort. En este video creado por “Inknowation”, podrás ver gráficamente una explicación más completa sobre la zona de confort, y por que debes salir de ella.

Magnifica explicación de por qué tienes que salir de tu zona de confort

La zona de confort es aquella zona en la que nos encontramos seguros, en la que controlamos, nada se nos escapa y que conocemos completamente. Lo más seguro es que pienses que no tiene mucha lógica salir de tu zona de confort si estás tan cómodo en ella. Pero, al hacerlo, aceptamos eliminar es obstáculos, disfrutar de nuevas experiencias y conocer personas nuevas. Lo que conlleva un crecimiento personal que continuará con la obtención de mayores expectativas, un aumento de nuestras habilidades y como consecuencia, una vida más satisfactoria en todos los sentidos. Abandonar nuestra zona de confort, te ayudará a tener una vida más rica en emociones, conocimiento y perspectivas.

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Reading. Storyboards. Recipes. How to learn a language. Pel·lícules per treballar les emocions. Festivities. Edutopia. Cultura i valors. Teaching English. Listening. Writing. Creating a Classroom Culture of Laughter. In the age of technology, when students use online databases for home research and when Khan Academy tutorials personalize learning, why does the 21st-century student come to school?

Creating a Classroom Culture of Laughter

They come to see their friends. They come for the community. They come to be part of a classroom culture that motivates them to stick with the online tutorial and write that last paragraph in an essay. For my first seven years of teaching, I spent the first week discussing class norms, dutifully posting group expectations on the wall, and asking that students sign an agreement to follow them in an effort to "determine class culture. " Turns out there's a quicker, more fun way to establish a positive atmosphere. The secret is improv games. I love the warm-up games! Photo credit: Laura Davis Day 1 Goals Getting students laughing with each other Showing that risk-taking is rewarded and failure is not punished Eye Scream Stand in a circle and look down at someone else's shoes.

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