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How to Use Popular Music to Teach ESL. English parallel texts. Back to the Summer - Scene One - Royalty Free Play for Children and the Classroom. "Back to the Summer" is a free-to-use play written by Wade Bradford.

Back to the Summer - Scene One - Royalty Free Play for Children and the Classroom

Schools and non-profit organizations may perform this work without paying any royalties. Throughout the script, there are stage directions indicating when a song can be performed. Directors and teachers may choose whatever song / karaoke track they feel is appropriate, or they may choose to simply skip the song number and continue on with the script. Feel free to have fun: get creative, add jokes, make changes. Just remember to make it a positive theater experiences for the young performers and their audience. Scene One: Lights come up as happy summer music plays. Scott: This is the best summer ever.

Liam: I hope it never ends. ESL Lounge: Songs for English Teaching. Song Titles A to B. Front Page Home esl-lounge.com Premium Site Guides Levels Test Prep Other Materials Reference Also On Site Song Lyrics A to B ABC - The Jackson FiveGreat chorus for kids classes!

ESL Lounge: Songs for English Teaching. Song Titles A to B

A Day In The Life - The Beatles Daily routine, the news. A Rush of Blood to the Head - Coldplay Across The Lines - Tracy Chapman Across The Universe - The Beatles Gerund form, poetic English. Free online EFL / ESL Listening exercises: songs. Mondos: Song Lessons. Free Online Games for Language Learning. Riddles and Answers for Kids. Riddles are questions that are formed in a metaphorical manner.

Riddles and Answers for Kids

Though the answer may be a simple one, the question is created in such a manner that it may take lot of thinking for a person to come up with the correct answer. Due to this, they are considered to be fun and entertaining by people, especially by young children. Many kids have the habit of jotting down brain-teasers and posing them to their friends during play time. So, if you are looking for some brain-teasers that you can ask your friends at a slumber party or may be at school during free time, here are some brain-teasers with their answers.

Interesting Brain-teasers With Answers Brain-teasers can be categorized into different types. List of Brain-teasers A cloud is my mother, the wind is my father, my son is the cool stream, and my daughter is the fruit of the land. Rain You can keep it only after giving it away to someone else. Your word What belongs to you but others use it more than you do? Your name Pencil lead An umbrella. Teenagers: Lateral thinking. Tricky Lateral Thinking Puzzles. Lateral Thinking Puzzles, unlike most puzzles, are inexact.

Tricky Lateral Thinking Puzzles

In a sense, they are a hybrid between puzzles and storytelling. In each puzzle, some clues to a scenario are given, but the clues don't tell the full story. Your job is to fill in the details and complete the story. Obviously, there is usually more than one answer to any given puzzle, but, in general, only one solution is truly satisfying. Advanced Writing and Conversation with Lego Building Blocks for ESL EFL Classes - Free Lesson Plan. This activity takes Lego building pieces as the point of departure to encourage student conversation and improve precision writing skills.

Advanced Writing and Conversation with Lego Building Blocks for ESL EFL Classes - Free Lesson Plan

Thanks to John Middlesworth for contributing this lesson plan! If you have any lesson plan favourites that you would like to contribute to the site for other teachers to use please visit this submission page. Aim: Conversation and Writing Skills Activity: Descriptive and instruction writing for constructions with the Lego building pieces. BEFORE THEY PASS AWAY. Maths is everywhere - Ockham's Razor.

Robyn Williams: I once met a man in California who studies fish in shoals.

Maths is everywhere - Ockham's Razor

He uses maths to do this. It turns out that this maths is perfect to track the movement of money in banks. So, Deutsche Bank hired him to run its operations and paid him millions. After four years the scientist said “thanks, that’s enough”, and went back to his fish. The point is that maths is like a gold passport through the professions. Stephanie Pradier, who’s doing a Physics Honours degree in Melbourne and works at the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute, is annoyed that too few Australians realise this. Stephanie Pradier: When any student sets out to study maths seriously, a weird thing happens – suddenly they notice that maths is everywhere.

Things would be much easier if more people could see the numbers and mathematical concepts hidden behind what they’re saying. Sadly, at the same time, I’ve become aware that the mathematical sciences in Australia are in a sorry state indeed. 20 things you won't learn at school. Life's lessons aren't taught in textbooks Check out Shannon's blog Follow Shannon on Twitter Visit Shannon's Facebook Books don't hold all the answers.

20 things you won't learn at school

Picture: Thinkstock. Source: News Limited MOST of life's lessons aren't taught in textbooks or the classroom. Humans of New York. My Shoes. This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film called My Shoes by Nima Raoofi, and the themes of envy and empathy.

My Shoes

Students write a story, watch a short film, talk about empathy and envy, discuss comments on a YouTube video , and practise idiomatic expressions. Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)