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Sentence-Phrase-Word: Capturing the essence of a text. In this post I will describe the Sentence-Phrase-Word thinking routine.

Sentence-Phrase-Word: Capturing the essence of a text

It is a routine that helps learners engage meaningfully with a text with a focus on capturing “what speaks to them”. It also calls for them to justify their choices which makes it a useful springboard into a speaking activity. Step 1 After reading a text ask students to identify: a sentence that was important, meaningful to thema phrase that moved thema word that struck them as powerful Students can work individually, in pairs or in groups. Step 2Students can present and share their selections of sentences/phrases/words. Step 3 After sharing invite students to reflect on the discussion. Step 4 If possible, post all answers in the classroom and provide some time for students to think again on their classmates’ sentences/phrases/words. Classroom experienceI have tried this routine on two occasions so far. The second time was with Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree while working on the topic of deforestation.

Like this: Inspiration from Ellen Degeneres Show: Never Have I Ever. I firmly believe that the way you present things to your students matters .

Inspiration from Ellen Degeneres Show: Never Have I Ever

From boring points of grammar to challenging speaking activities, there is always a way to get their attention. I am of the opinion that students learn much better if you completely discard from your teaching the idea of boring master classes where the only person in the room seems to be the teacher and choose instead a more interactive approach. I try hard not to forget this student -centred approach during the whole lesson .

There is also something I try not to forget. You learn better when you have fun! Image by Michael Rozman/WarnerBros Skill: Speaking Level: B1 upwards Aim: using the Present Perfect to talk about experiences. You never know where and who you’ll get inspiration from! This hilarious speaking activity is fairly simple and requires little preparation . Learn how to speak English better. EnglishClub. Speaklanguages.com. This site contains a wide range of materials to help you learn English.

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Pick up some basic phrases, expand your vocabulary, or find a language partner to practise with. PhrasesEnglish phrases sorted into useful everyday topics. VocabularyEnglish vocabulary divided into themed lists. Language partnersFind someone to practise your English with. About these resources Our aim is to provide a high quality resource for those who wish to learn English online. Access to the site is completely free.

Sound is available for all the phrases and vocabulary on this site. The words and phrases on this site are in British English. If you have any comments or suggestions, or spot any mistakes however small, please contact us — we appreciate your feedback. Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament About the English language Over 350 million people speak English as their first language, including 55 million in the UK and more than 200 million in the USA. Games & Activities for the ESL/EFL Classroom - Page 1. Page 1 (The Oldest Submissions) Return to iteslj.org/games.

Games & Activities for the ESL/EFL Classroom - Page 1

Flip a Card Level: Any Level Rationale: Students develop vocabulary and, at higher levels, practise proper word order by forming sentences. Materials: Standard deck of playing cards. Method: For each card from ace to king, assign two letters of the alphabet, and write these on the board. For beginners: Flip a card. For higher beginners and intermediate: Flip a certain number of cards-say, seven. For advanced: Taking turns with each card flipped, students orally form grammatically and syntactically correct sentences. Cards: A, Q, K, Q, K, 6, 8, 7, 5, 4, 4, 10, 2, K, 2, 2, 8, 9, A, 7. Submitted by Stephen MacDonald Bingo! Level: Easy The teacher prepares a 5x5 grid with 25 irregular verbs in the past tense in each square. The teacher then calls out the verbs in their present tense form until a student gets five in a diagonal or horizontal row. While it may seem time-consuming to make the grids, they can be used over and over.

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