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40 Weird Questions to Ask Your Students to Help You Get to Know them Better - Fun, Fresh Ideas. YouTube. Useful phrases - conversation Flashcards. Quirky Bohemian Mama - A Bohemian Mom Blog: 50 Funny "Would You Rather" Questions for the Whole Family {kid friendly, family night game}

This post took me a few days to complete.

Quirky Bohemian Mama - A Bohemian Mom Blog: 50 Funny "Would You Rather" Questions for the Whole Family {kid friendly, family night game}

I tried my darndest to come up with original questions that are safe for the whole family and I think I did alright. Hee hee!! Some questions are absurd, some are kind of gross and some will have you scratching your head thinking - Hm, dang good question. So grab your spouse, the kids and grandparents too and prepare for a fun night of laughter and bonding over these 50 funny would-you-rather questions. Eat three live earthworms or a peanut-butter and tuna sandwich? 10 English Words You're (probably) Mispronouncing!

Improve Your Vocabulary: 25 English adjectives to describe people. Gemma. 3 ways to get the most out of speaking activities. Published 12 October 2017 Robert Dobie is an ELT teacher and owner of the popular ESL resource site, All Things Grammar.

3 ways to get the most out of speaking activities

Following on from yesterday’s post (5 great reasons to extend activities), Robert talks about how to get the most out of speaking activities in your classroom. He also provides a downloadable rubric and grade sheet! Often, two of the main objectives of any speaking lesson are (1) to get the learners talking and, once the first objective is achieved, (2) to help them measurably improve their speaking ability. This sounds easy enough, but, unfortunately, there are a few simple strategies which are often overlooked by teachers to help them achieve these two objectives. 125 High School English Argument Topics. Any of the topics on this page would be good for a school essay.

125 High School English Argument Topics

You could also look at my other lists of ideas if none of these appeals to you. The best topic for your school essay will be one that you care about. Conversation Skills: How to agree or disagree. 8 Good TED Talks to Help You With Public Speaking Anxiety (Infographic) January 22, 2017 Glossophobia, or fear of public speaking, is a common thing among a large number of adults.

8 Good TED Talks to Help You With Public Speaking Anxiety (Infographic)

There are several reasons that factor in this phobia from social/psychological anxieties to speech pathologies. But regardless of what it is that makes some people shun away from facing an audience, glossophobia can be overcome through self-help (e.g reading books that tackle the problem, watching videos…etc), coaching, or even through direct assistance from professionals. In today’s post, we are sharing with you some excellent tips on how to overcome public speaking anxiety and deliver engaging talks.

The tips are scattered across 8 great TED talks and visualized in the infographic below.

Conversation starters

Exams. Pronunciation. Slang. Speeches. 5 of My Favorite English Games for ESL Students. I saved the best for last.

5 of My Favorite English Games for ESL Students

My students requested this game more often than any other game we ever played. It's based on the old drinking game "Ring of Fire," modified for the classroom. Materials needed:A standard deck of playing cards, a whiteboard, 20-30 small slips of blank paper, and a bowl. The setup:Almost none! Place the bowl in the center of a table and spread the cards out, face down, in a circle around the bowl. The activity:Before you start the game, hand every student two small slips of paper. The students will take turns pulling a card. Here are the actions I assign to cards and the penalties involved: K: Ask anyone. Q: Ask a girl. J: Ask a boy. 10: Ask your teacher! 9: Bunny ears! 8: Words. 7: Pick again. 6: Touch your nose! 5: Answer one question. 4: Ask the person on your left. 3: Ask the person on your right. 2: Answer two questions. 8 Ted Talks That Teach Public Speaking.

Wrong Planet Autism Community Forum. Withdrawn wrote: 1.

Wrong Planet Autism Community Forum

Where were you 3 hours ago? At my house on the far side of shelton. 2. Who are you in love with? At the risk of sounding conceited, i am learning to love myself. but so far nobody else has deemed it a worthy thing to enter my life and brighten it. 3. 100 Would you rather questions for kids. 898 FREE Speaking Worksheets. Learning to speak a new language is definitely a challenge.

898 FREE Speaking Worksheets

A Crafty Teacher: Guess Who! American History. Wow!

A Crafty Teacher: Guess Who! American History

Is tomorrow already August? Time has flown by this summer! I have been gone the majority of the summer, hence the lack in posts... but I am back now! I have a lengthy list of things to blog about from my summer adventures! To begin with, here is one of my crafty Pinterest projects that I have completed (here is the link to the original idea): Busenkelt och kul! Controversial statements: do you agree or disagree? What we believe, and why do we believe that?

Controversial statements: do you agree or disagree?

This lesson confronts advanced speakers and high school students with controversial statements which they must consider and agree or disagree. Objectives: Students will be active throughout the entire lesson.Students will lead discussion and debate.All students will present a personal opinion to the rest of the class.Students will be able to clearly state and define their personal opinions on controversial topics.Students will work in teams to establish a clear, defined presentation. Time: One 50-minute class period. Conversation Questions for the ESL/EFL Classroom. If this is your first time here, then read the Teacher's Guide to Using These PagesIf you can think of a good question for any list, please send it to us.

Home | Articles | Lessons | Techniques | Questions | Games | Jokes | Things for Teachers | Links | Activities for ESL Students Would you like to help? If you can think of a good question for any list, please send it to us. If you would like to suggest another topic, please send it and a set of questions to begin the topic. Copyright © 1997-2010 by The Internet TESL Journal Pages from this site should not be put online elsewhere.Permission is not required to link directly to any page on our site as long as you do not trap the page inside a frame.  Drama in the ESL Classroom - Home.

ESL Discussions: English Conversation Questions / Debates. Five Ways to Encourage Participation in Class Discussion. My twelfth grade class is full of lovely young people.

Five Ways to Encourage Participation in Class Discussion

I'm quite enjoying every one of them. However, when it comes time for class discussion, most of them clam up, look at their desks, and silently hope that John will answer my questions. John usually complies, eager to expound on his thoughts. Sometimes, Sophie hops in, followed by Kendra for a final push. Giving Directions in English. Giving directions in English is one of the most useful functions there is.

Everyone understands that this is the function they are likely to use on the street, literally, and therefore the motivation is usually quite easy. To be able to give directions you need to learn a set of phrases which you later combine into a conversation. To teach the phrases we offer you the following. A simple drill (teaching the basic phrases), an infographic, several worksheet activities and an interactive quiz. Giving Directions in English – Video First watch and repeat the phrases and then produce the phrases before the native speaker says them.

One Woman, 17 British Accents - Anglophenia Ep 5 (video 5,20 min) Oral English Activities. - Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues. Random Questions - Conversation Topic Generator.

Skype in the Classroom - Microsoft in Education. Speaking. Speaking and icebreaker activities for ESL Teachers:eslflow webguide. Speaking: Murder in the classroom. Speed Chatting – pratigt, roligt och lärorikt. – Hanna Fjeld. Nu tänker jag bjuda på ett lektionsupplägg som eleverna gillar och som brukar vara mycket lyckat. Det handlar om speed chatting. Ja, det låter nästan som speed dating och det är nästan vad det är. Jag möblerar salen så att det blir ett eller två långbord beroende på hur salen ser ut och hur många elever det är i klassen. Eleverna sitter vid bordet och bildar par med den som sitter mittemot. Uppgiften är att samtala med sin partner om ett givet ämne i en minut, sedan flyttar eleverna på ena sidan bordet sig ett steg åt vänster och därmed får alla en ny samtalspartner. Jag brukar introducera den här samtalsövningen i år 7, då får eleverna titta på bilder som jag satt ihop i ett bildspel och diskutera det de ser och associerar till.

Övningen går att variera på flera olika sätt: prata om ord, påståenden, korta filmklipp, låta eleverna sitta i grupper eller att prata under längre tid. Stödstrukturer för perspektiv och resonemang i engelska. Teaching Speaking in a Language Classroom: Creating a Conversation Box for your ESL or EFL Classroom. An Engaging Second Language Teaching Tool One of my favorite tools in my ESL classroom is my conversation idea box – a decorated cardboard box that I’ve filled with an assortment of conversation questions and speaking prompts.

The English Language In 24 Accents (video 8,13 min) The English Language In 30 Accents (Animated) (video 14,52 min) Topics for Debate in English. This page lists suggested subjects that can be discussed to practise agreeing and disagreeing in English. Here are 20 topics to discuss with a friend or group. Practise agreeing and disagreeing even if you have to argue against something you actually believe in. One way to have fun with this is to make up a bunch of cards that say agree or disagree. Each person has to pick up a card and then the topic is read out. It is more fun to have a debate this way because you don't have to play your true self. Commonly Used English Expressions.

Which variety of English should you speak? Ahead of UN English Language Day on 23 April 2014, English language and linguistics specialist Dr Urszula Clark presents research Opens in a new tab or window. on variations in the use of English and what these could mean for education policy and teachers of English. Her live-streamed British Council seminar Opens in a new tab or window. is later today from 19:00 to 20:00 BST. You are what you speak: place of origin most important identity factor My research took place in the West Midlands region of the UK and looked at variations in the use of English in creative spoken performance such as comedy, drama and poetry, as well as in written texts such as letters to local newspapers, stories and poems written in dialect.

The results suggest that people are increasingly and deliberately using English in a way that identifies them with a particular place. They do this by incorporating into their speech a set of linguistic features drawn from a particular variety of English.