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Beyond Gap Fills. Using songs to learn a language. Why, how and which? At the beginning of this year, I was surprised to find out that many of my students, especially adults, stated in the Needs Analysis that they wanted to use songs.

Beyond Gap Fills. Using songs to learn a language. Why, how and which?

I must admit that I’m used to using songs in the YL classroom all the time (especially clapping games – my personal favourite!) But I didn’t pay too much attention to the importance of music in the teen / adult class. Why should we use songs? I think we all know why, but here’s a couple of reasons I’ve come up with. They can be fun.They generate interest in the target language culture.Some are catchy and students keep singing them at home.Students can feel motivated to learn on their own by googling more songs by the same artist / similar genre.Some songs can be used to teach language points.Karaoke is fun and useful to acquire pronunciation features.You can deal with the physical aspect of pronunciation; singers tend to move their mouths a lot.

How? Fist thing that comes to our heads? Rewriting Established Texts: The Day They Got Creative – On the same page. The task is simple: get a newspaper article or a book page and create a new text that can be read from top to bottom using some of the words in it, be it in the form of a simple sentence, perhaps some sort of hidden message or poem, or even a snapshot from a story.

Rewriting Established Texts: The Day They Got Creative – On the same page

And yet, there is something about manipulating established texts that makes it work so well with students, challenging meaning or tone and playing with the language at all levels. Admittedly, erasure or blackout writing is a popular activity in L1 language arts classrooms, but there are several valuable language learning advantages it offers in the EFL classroom as well: 1. Flexibility: Students can write at their own level, from very simple sentences to more elaborate and sophisticated types of text. 2. 3.

After modelling the activity, I usually have teams of students work on a text in class so that they can get familiar with the procedure, and then assign another text for individual work. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. This story is about a redhead girl Anne, who wants to find her own place in this life very much.

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

She lost her parents in infancy and didn’t know anything about love and care. Despite of orphanhood and loneliness, she did not lose her kindness and optimism. Accidently she settled at a house of a man and a woman who were brother and sister. They lived lonely at a village on an island of Prince Eduard and were looking for a young assistant who could help with their farm. They wanted to take a boy for a such job, but eventually they got the talking Anne. Free ESL Travel English Lesson - Asking for Directions.

34 FREE Advertising and Brands Worksheets. Writing for Beginners, short examples for writing. English Avenue. English Grammar lessons. We use tags in spoken English but not in formal written English.

English Grammar lessons

They are not really questions but are a way of asking the other person to make a comment and so keep the conversation open. Making a tag is very mechanical. To make a tag, use the first auxiliary. If there is no auxiliary, use do, does or did. With a positive sentence, make a negative tag and with a negative sentence, make a positive tag. It's beautiful, isn't it? Notice these: There isn't an ATM here, is there? To reply, use the same auxiliary: It's beautiful, isn't it? Facebook. Intermediate exercises - SpeakspeakSpeakspeak. Chickens crossing. Why did the chicken cross the road?

Chickens crossing

Is one of the most famous (and least funny) jokes in English. In this lesson plan, students are asked to draw their own road-crossing chickens and consider chicken motives before being directed to the joke. A2 level English language practice tests. Irregular verbs in sentences (VA Method) –[Multimedia-English videos] Games & Activities for the ESL/EFL Classroom. Interactive Notebook Files. OVERVIEW OF PROJECT: The Interactive Notebook combines the best of journaling (recording information of personal interest) with note-taking (recording pure data or information).

Interactive Notebook Files

Full guidelines to setting up notebooks are found below. However, in general, interactive notebooks include: Repeating weekly tasks such as vocabulary and roots Class notes (recorded on right side of notebook/odd numbered pages)Performance Tasks (activities completed in class individually or with teams)Home Practice (usually on the left side or even-numbered pages) Student-located vocabulary from readings and assignments (must be in correct place and accurately defined: bottom of side side/oddnumbered pages)Rubric & Table of Contents Below you will find resources to get you started as well as resources that we will draw on for numerous tasks. If you find any broken links, please let me know!

Notebook Setup Guidelines: Interactive Notebooks.pptx Blank Table of Contents: InteractiveNotebookTableofContents.docx 1. 2.


Office equipment vocabulary. Most of the people who learn English spend their life in an office.

Office equipment vocabulary

Therefore it is neccessary for them to learn the names of the equipment there. Ways of saying 'darling' in the UK. How do you say 'darling' in your language?

Ways of saying 'darling' in the UK

Education UK Opens in a new tab or window.'s Ellie Buchdahl looks at the many variations of the word in British English in the run-up to Valentine's Day on 14 February. English is the rag rug of languages. Classroom posters for Tongue twisters. Using ‘Used to’ and ‘would’ with Past actions – English Grammar lesson -Learn Online English Speaking. Difference between Shall and Will. Prepositions of place - in, on, at.

Countable and uncountable nouns. When to use capital letters.