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Transitional Words and Phrases. The Visual Guide to English Prepositions Part 1/2. 22 Powerful Closure Activities. Too many university supervisors and administrators criticize the absence of lesson closure, a dubious assessment practice likely caused by the improper use of Madeline Hunter’s lesson plan model (PDF) as a de facto checklist of eight mandatory teaching practices -- anticipatory set, objective and purpose, input, modeling, checking for understanding, guided practice, independent practice, and closure -- a custom that Hunter decried in 1985 (PDF).

22 Powerful Closure Activities

Although it offers multiple benefits, please don't view closure as a professional must-do. What Is Closure? Closure is the activity that ends a lesson and creates a lasting impression, a phenomenon that Colorado State University professor Rod Lucero calls the recency effect. Teachers use closure to: Check for understanding and inform subsequent instructionEmphasize key informationTie up loose endsCorrect misunderstandings Students find closure helpful for: Creative Closure Activities. Useful English Expressions – Agreeing, Partial Agreeing and Disagreeing –

Fluent LandHOTEL Language. Instead of – Try thinking :) Despite, in spite of, however, although. Subject-verb agreement. The basic principle of subject-verb agreement is simple.

Subject-verb agreement

If the subject is singular, it should be followed by a singular verb. If the subject is plural, it should be followed by a plural verb. 21 Students Who Gave Their Teachers The Wittiest Answers. Ndla. Teachingenglish.org. A reason to speakMake sure that the children have a reason for speaking, for example, they need to talk to their partner to complete a picture or to find information in order to make a graph.

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Think about the questions you ask in class. George Washington: President, Man, Myth. Americans call George Washington “the father of our country.”

George Washington: President, Man, Myth

Most people know him best as the first president of the United States, from 1789 to 1797. But the list of his accomplishments is long. Washington commanded the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War. He led the American colonists to freedom from British rule. He was also president of the convention that created the U.S. Read-A-Word. Read-A-Word provides students with the opportunity to practice reading spelling and vocabulary words by identifying each word as they hear it read aloud.

Read-A-Word

Learn More Create your own word lists and more with Premium Membership. Real English® - Photos from Real English®'s post. Real English® - Photos de la publication de Real English® Ellen's English #1 - Your/You're, Their/They're/There & Its/It's. Story writing tips. To tell a story well you need some practice.

Story writing tips

A good story writer looks ahead as he tells the story and plans it out. To write a good story you must have the whole plot clear in your mind. You must also have the main points arranged in their proper order. So how does one write a good story? To be a good story writer you must have a fertile imagination. Before you start writing, see that you have a clear idea of the plot in your mind. While writing the story, do not omit any point and keep to the order in which the events take place. Connect the points naturally so that the story will read as a well written piece of composition. Vocabulary exercises. Phrasal verbs exercise.

Each sentence given below contains an incomplete phrasal verb.

Phrasal verbs exercise

Giving orders and instructions in English. How can you ask someone to do something for you without sounding rude?

Giving orders and instructions in English

Here are some of the ways that you can use to give orders and instructions. 1. Use the imperative form We use the imperative form to give orders, warnings and advice: Be quiet! You should soften the imperative form with let’s or please while talking to an adult. Transition and linking words. English. Free Storage and Email from Google. CAE Speaking Phrases. This post was nominated for a British Council blog award!

CAE Speaking Phrases

Follow me on twitter Here’s a phrase list for the CAE speaking exam. There are also some speech bubble powerpoints to drill the language in class, click on each phrase to make it disappear. Praksiseksempel - Hvordan skrive en brosjyre på engelsk? Wonder: Book review - level 1. What’s Wonder about?

Wonder: Book review - level 1

Wonder is the story of a ten-year-old boy who lives with his parents and sister in New York. August, or Auggie, is an ordinary boy in many ways. He rides a bike and likes playing with his Xbox. Washington Has Three Birthdays and Other Presidential Fun Facts. Portrait of George Washington The United States honors the country’s first president on the third Monday in February. The U.S. government gives federal workers a holiday – a paid day off. This year, the federal holiday the government calls George Washington’s Birthday falls on February 16. But George Washington was not born on February 16. He was born on February 11, 1731 in the British colony of Virginia. So, for many years, Americans informally celebrated Washington’s birthday on February 22.

Then, about 50 years ago, Congress passed a law to give Americans more 3-day weekends. But neither of Washington’s birth dates – February 11 nor February 22 – will ever fall on the third Monday in February. British Council.