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An ELT picture is worth a thousand words -Five ideas for using images for your classroom « Cecilia Nobre ELT Blog. Well, they say a picture is worth a thousand words…how about a picture with cool funky effects made especially for classroom use?

An ELT picture is worth a thousand words -Five ideas for using images for your classroom « Cecilia Nobre ELT Blog

That’s worth a few hours planning! I love playing with images, as you can clearly see on these “masterpieces”: Here are 5 activities to get your students engaged and willing to speak in class. They are suitable for all types of classroom dynamics: pair work, group work or private students. 1. Ask Answer Add - A Speaking Activity to Help Learners Maintain a Natural Conversation. Ask Answer Add - A Speaking Activity to Help Learners Maintain a Natural Conversation Ask Answer Add is one of my favorite speaking activities and requires no resources in class.

Ask Answer Add - A Speaking Activity to Help Learners Maintain a Natural Conversation

It is a very straightforward exercise and I’m sure it will really help your learners build their speaking skills and learn the invaluable skill of maintaining a conversation. The premise is quite simple, and it is suitable for any level of learner. In fact, I have been using this with a group of lower level non-English majors and with different class of higher level English majors and I have had equal success in both classes. Ask The idea behind the activity is very simple. The Secret Door - Step Through To The Unknown…

FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT. If I’m trying to keep a conversation going and you aren’t doing your part, I’ll stop.Unknown.

FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT

SPOKEN GRAMMAR MATTERS. Principal: Mr.

SPOKEN GRAMMAR MATTERS

Madison, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul. 20 снимков невероятной природной красоты. Завораживающие и удивительные фото невероятной природной красоты.

20 снимков невероятной природной красоты

Красота, неподвластная человеку. Одно из самых необычных природных явлений в мире. С августа по апрель - это обычный парк, а весной талая вода с гор затапливает его на 4-8 метров. И так каждый год. Это оптический эффект в атмосфере, выражающийся в возникновении горизонтальной радуги, локализованной на фоне лёгких, высоко расположенных перистых облаков. UNDER STRESS. Nothing teaches a language teacher better than their own foreign language learning experience.

UNDER STRESS

The class is over. Dobar dan. Kafe Bahus. Hvala. – Teacher! – Yes, Marko? Yes Yes YES! How to Teach Sentence Stress. “Stress” is part of the rhythm of a language, the pattern of stressed or emphasized syllables and unstressed syllables of which English sentences are made up.

yes Yes YES! How to Teach Sentence Stress

Appropriate sentence stress is important for native-like or even comprehensible speech: if the stress pattern is incorrect, then listener comprehension will suffer. Many ESL students lack an understanding of English sentence stress, however, often giving each syllable equal length, resulting in monotonous and difficult to understand speech. What are Methods to Teach Native- Like Sentence Stress? 1Start by Discussing Stress Read a sentence aloud from the textbook without stressing content or main idea words.

Ask students if they think it sounds right. More Advanced Activities 1Teach specialized use of stress and how meaning can shift based on the stress pattern and what the speaker wants to emphasize. Enjoyed this article and learned something? Want more teaching tips like this? Get the Entire BusyTeacher Library Instant download. Speaking aids. Probably you agree that these little things make a lot of difference and it is with good reason why people spend time, money and energy to get the right small objects to help them put themselves and their loved ones into the right mood.

Speaking aids

Why use speaking aids Post-it notes Walls Coloured paper Small objects To control turn-taking As metaphors Conclusion Why use speaking aids In contrast, we often expect that our students have the right mood to speak without having anything that would help them to be in the right mood to speak, or any prompt that would help the flow of ideas. GOING GRAPHIC: 4 SQUARES FOR BETTER SPEAKING. Silentium est aurum (“silence is golden”).Or is it?

GOING GRAPHIC: 4 SQUARES FOR BETTER SPEAKING

If we google “teaching speaking in English”, we’ll get over 66,300,000 search results with numerous tips, fabulous games or tricks how to get learners speaking – all pointing out the same frustrating tendency showing that many learners are either timid speakers reluctant to participate in any conversation, or that despite mastering the language, as attested by a great number of grammar and vocabulary exercises thoroughly done by the learners in class, their speaking still lacks fluency and coherence.

The latter is sometimes ignored at lower levels. However, speaking is about both fluency and coherence. How to help English learners use linking expressions. Would you like to help your learners speak more coherently?

How to help English learners use linking expressions

Svetlana Kandybovich, the latest winner of the British Council’s Teaching English blog award for a post on speaking skills, suggests some useful classroom activities. Learning to speak a language might seem fairly straightforward in principle: first you learn the words, then you form sentences using the correct grammar, finally you string the sentences together. Ethical Dilemmas Archive. Cube Creator. Thought Questions: A question that makes you think is worth asking… Chestnut ESL/EFL Thought Questions: A question that makes you think is worth asking… ‘At the cusp of a new day, week, month, or year, most of us take a little time to reflect on our lives by looking back over the past and ahead into the future. We ponder the successes, failures and standout events that are slowly scripting our life’s story.

This process of self reflection helps us maintain a conscious awareness of where we’ve been and where we intend to go. It is pertinent to the organization and preservation of our dreams, goals and desires.’ Language In Use. It is great to show and offer students many examples of English language in use. Meaning, students appreciate that there are many ways to say the same thing and like to see the "nuance" of the English language. Here are some images showing different ways / expressions to communicate a similar thing. Might be handy. Also, view as a slideshow or you can purchase and edit in ppt. If interested in this kind of approach, you might be interested in my ebook "Get TALKing" which has 28 lessons all based around language chunks.

Disney Presents: Simon's Cat. Bot. Drama in the ESL Classroom - Home. Games with Flashcards. Hello everybody :) I thought I ´d open up a little post about games. I often have parents or other teachers come to me asking me what to do with flashcards (except for showing them to the kids). So I thought maybe we could do a little collection of ideas that everybody can benefit from? My ideas usually are: - "What ´s missing" (put all the cards in one line, have the students close their eyes and take away 1,2,3 cards - they have to guess which one is missing) - charades (one student picks a card and acts out what he/she sees either with gestures, mimics or sound, the rest of the class is guessing) same can be done with drawing - if teaching small groups and I sometimes hide the cards in the room, call out a card and the student ´s have to look for the right one (to make things easier with the picture side up, to make it harder, down)

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