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BBC Learning English - Course: lower intermediate / Unit 1. DISCUSSIONS TOPICS. 200 Prompts for Argumentative Writing. Conditionals. Oral Presentation Tools. Negative prefixes – games. Negative prefixes are very productive.

Negative prefixes – games

It seems that if you learn these then you might be able to create countless English words. However, it is not enough to learn only the prefixes. As each word has its own prefix and there are just a few rules you have to learn the whole words. Knowing this, I took 4,000 most frequent words in English and I looked for the words with negative prefixes among them.

Once I found them I created the following mind map: Paragraph Structure. How to Write a Letter (with Free Sample Letters) Steps Method 1 Writing a Formal Letter <img alt="Image titled Write a Letter Step 1" src=" width="728" height="546" class="whcdn">1Know when to write a formal letter.

How to Write a Letter (with Free Sample Letters)

How to Write an Argumentative Essay. Benjamin's English Classes (engVid) Join me as I go to a top language school in London and see what it's like to study English there.

Benjamin's English Classes (engVid)

I'll show you classes, and talk to students from around the world about their experience. Whether you want to study for the IELTS, prepare for university in an English-speaking country, or just improve your English for personal reasons, studying at a language school is a big decision. See what it's like and decide if it's right for you! Thanks to The London School of English: Hello, folks. Key Phrases of English Oral Exams. The Monkey’s Paw. Adapted from a story by W W Jacobs by Chapter 1 The night was cold and wet.

The Monkey’s Paw

Famous People English Lessons: Biographies and ESL Lesson Plans. Ethical Dilemmas Archive. EnglishCentral Videos - Career English. - Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues. Debates, discussion & speaking activity lessons for esl teachers: eslflow webguide. Giving Opinions. Four Corners ESL/EFL Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 25 Minutes In this fun class activity, students practice expressing and defending their opinions.

Giving Opinions

The teacher places a different sign (Strongly Agree, Agree, Disagree, and Strongly Disagree) in each corner of the classroom. Learn English Phrases - Australian Expressions - Business English Phrases - AusEphrase - Australian English for work & play. Intro to debate. Describing photos (comparing, contrasting and speculating) Giving Opinions. An opinion essay. Read, listen & learn a littleEnglish.

Speaking Tips 2. Questions to ask intermediate speakers (>200) Persuasive-sentence-starters-993455.pdf. Persuasive-sentence-starters-993455.pdf. How to Agree and Disagree. English Collocations In Use Intermediate. Verb Tenses Worksheets. "What a comprehensive site!

Verb Tenses Worksheets

I espcially like your verb tenses worksheets. They allow my students to really practice all the many variations. Thanks very much for your help. " -- Lilliana V., Distrito Federal, Mexico, 10/28/11 Like these materials? Show your support by liking us on Facebook... Aren't verb tenses wonderful? COPYRIGHT NOTICE: The below publications contain copyrighted work to be used by teachers in school or at home. Unit 1: Using "To Be" The worksheet below gives a broad overview of all aspects of all possible tenses. Writing with Sharon Watson-Easy-to-use Homeschool Writing Curriculum. Do your students waste endless time erasing whole sentences?

Writing with Sharon Watson-Easy-to-use Homeschool Writing Curriculum

Do they become discouraged when they look at their rough drafts filled with arrows, illegible notes in the margins, and ugly lines of scratched-out writing? Let’s save them the pain by teaching them these handy, easy-to-use proofreading marks. I’ve watched students in my writing classes scratch out whole sentences and rewrite them. They draw lines through words. They burn up their papers and crumble their erasers just to change something.

This is totally unnecessary. There’s an easier—and quicker—way to proofread that doesn’t require a lot of rewriting, which should be good news to our students. This is the last in a series of tutorials on grammar. If you’re dying to know what the other grammar tutorials are about, click here for one on punctuation in dialog. And click here for the hard-hitting exposé on where to put the comma, period, colon, or semicolon when using quotation marks. Proofreading Marks Tutorial “John Newton” Transition Words & Phrases. Transition Words and Phrases This structured list of commonly used English transition words — approximately 200, can be considered as quasi complete.

Transition Words & Phrases

It can be used (by students and teachers alike) to find the right expression. English transition words are essential, since they not only connect ideas, but also can introduce a certain shift, contrast or opposition, emphasis or agreement, purpose, result or conclusion, etc. in the line of argument. The transition words and phrases have been assigned only once to somewhat artificial categories, although some words belong to more than one category. There is some overlapping with preposition and postposition, but for the purpose of clarity and completeness of this concise guide, I did not differentiate.

Agreement / Addition / Similarity. Cohesion: linking words and phrases. 1.33 Cohesion: linking words and phrases You can use words or short phrases which help to guide your reader through your writing, and to link sentences, paragraphs and sections both forwards and backwards.

Cohesion: linking words and phrases

Good use will make what you have written easy to follow; bad use might mean your style is disjointed, probably with too many short sentences, and consequently difficult to follow. Linkers and connectors - English Subject Area. Contrast .

Linkers and connectors - English Subject Area

In spite of / Despite Link two contrasting ideas. Followed by a noun phrase. Cohesion: linking words and phrases. Linking Words — A complete List of English Connecting Words. Linking & Connecting Words It is essential to understand how Linking Words, as a part of speech, can be used to combine ideas in writing - and thus ensure that ideas within sentences and paragraphs are elegantly connected - for the benefit of the reader. This will help to improve your writing (e.g. essay, comment, summary (scientific) review, (research) paper, letter, abstract, report, thesis, etc.). It is also fundamental to be aware of the sometimes subtle meaning of these "small" words within the English language.

"Linking Words" is used as a term to denote a class of English words which are employed to link or connect parts of speech or even whole sentences. Connectors. Connector Diagnostic: identify specific points that need review Quiz 1: beginning – intermediate Quiz 2: intermediate – advanced Overview of Coordinators, Subordinators & Prepositional Heads Connector Review: overview of connective words that relate phrases and clauses Intermediate– Advanced ESL, Native Speaker.

How to agree or disagree in English. Help Students Identify the Main Idea of Any Text. When teaching students about main idea, scaffold your instruction. Students need to first learn how to identify the concrete and literal before they can determine the inferential. Here's a series of skills to slowly work through with your readers. First, help students identify key words (nouns and verbs) found within a single sentence. How to Find the Main Idea. Main Idea Practice Finding the main idea of a paragraph along with making an inference, finding the author's purpose, or understanding vocab words in context is one of the reading skills you'll need to master before taking the reading comprehension section on any standardized test. What is the main idea? The main idea of a paragraph is the point of the passage, minus all the details.

It's the big picture - the Solar System vs. the planets. The football game vs. the fans, cheerleaders, quarterback, and uniforms. Finding-the-Main-Idea.pdf. Linking/Transition words. Debates, discussion & speaking activity lessons for esl teachers. Giving Opinions. ESL Discussions: English Conversation Questions / Debates: Speaking Lesson Activities. Surfing for the first time, charity Meals, busking in Sydney. Selection of ESL Sites.