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BATTLESHIP: IRREGULAR VERBS Much to learn, you still have. – Joda. Despite the evidence that the number of irregular verbs is declining in the English language, there is no danger they will disappear, and the struggle will continue. There are many attempts to find a shortcut in learning irregular verbs, yet with all the options and “magic tricks” available, learning these verbs requires much memorization, drilling and practice. Today I will show how I use the Battleship game to drill and practise irregular verbs in a fun way. Before the game: Each player will need two 10×10 grids – one with irregular verbs in each square, and one blank grid. Click the Grids to download them. The players then mark where they want to place their ships by circling rows, horizontally or vertically. Each player’s fleet consists of the following ships: 1 aircraft carrier – 5 squares 1 battleship – 4 squares 1 cruiser – 3 squares 2 destroyers – 2 squares each 2 submarines – 1 square each How to play: some more games with irregular verbs from Engames.
SVOMPT - word order in English SVOMPT rule is one of the most important rules in English. If students learn to follow this rule, their English will improve dramatically, and they will be understood. Once a student knows some words and follows the SVOMPT rule, we can say that he/she can speak English. I love Darren Crown’s explanation of the origin of the SVOMPT word order. SVOMPT – games and quizzes At the moment you feel you understand the grammar it is time to put your knowledge into practice. If you want to play the quiz on the full screen, click on the button below. SVOMPT – what is this word In the second quiz your task is to put the sentence into the correct order. SVOMPT – Arrange the sentence Both games and quizzes are in HTML5 so they should play on all mobile devices.
Falling Clouds - Learn English Falling Clouds In this game you have to move words around to make a sentence. You can practice English grammar by rearranging words to make a complete sentence. The sentences get more complicated as you progess. Hopefully this game is a good way to practice sentence structures and review word order. Edit – In response to numerous comments and emails, the game is now slower giving more time to move the clouds around. Are you laughing your socks off?! At school, we tend to be taught English from a grammatical and vocabulary-based point of view. This is, of course, really important but sometimes it means we miss out on other things that learning languages offers us. As a teaching assistant of English, I give conversation classes to a wide variety of students in which we look at themes and situations which are relevant to everyday life. 1. 2. 3. So you can see from these few examples that English idioms can be a bit misleading at first sight.
14 Expressions with Crazy Origins that You Would Never Have Guessed | Grammar... Guest post by Anais John You probably use tons of expressions, idioms, and slang phrases every day that don’t make literal sense. If you ever thought long and hard about why you say something a certain way, you could probably make a guess. However, some English expressions are so crazy and unusual that it is impossible to guess where on earth it originated from — unless you know the history. In case you didn’t know, historical events, legends, important figures, religion, and even advertisements form the basis of many expressions used today. Bite the bullet Meaning: To accept something difficult or unpleasant Origin: In the olden days, when doctors were short on anesthesia or time during a battle, they would ask the patient to bite down on a bullet to distract from the pain. Break the ice Meaning: To break off a conflict or commence a friendship. Origin: Back when road transportation was not developed, ships would be the only transportation and means of trade. Butter someone up
IdiomSite.com - Find out the meanings of common sayings Collective Nouns Sheet 1 Nouns name people, places, or things. A collective noun refers to the names a group of people, places or things. Examples of collective nouns are as follows: hive, herd, fleet, nest, host, class, crew The subject of each sentence below is a collective noun. Underline the collective noun. Our scout troop enjoyed a lot at the bonfire last night. Our scout troop enjoyed a lot at the bonfire last night. Click Here to download the PDF of above Sheet:
Brainstorm: Engelska – Kooperativt Lärande Strukturen Brainstorm lämpar dig väldigt bra för att arbeta med ordklasser och språk. Vi använde den för att träna på engelska verb. Eleverna var indelade i grupper om 3-4. De fick en penna per grupp och en hög med post-its. En elev började och skickade sedan pennan till nästa. När tiden var slut fick varje grupp välja ett verb de kommit på och visa det med hjälp av kroppsspråk, som charader. Tillsammans hittade vi 26 olika verb, t.ex. fly, jump, spin, wave, orbit och dance. Nu var det dags att skriva meningar med verben. För att ytterligare träna på verben tillsammans kör vi Berättaren då och då med instruktionen att de ska säga till varandra: I want you to…. och ett verb som kompisen sedan ska utföra. Övningen var lustfylld och språkrikt med mycket samtal och diskussioner. Struktur: Skicka ett problem Strukturen Skicka ett problem kan användas för att få grupper att repetera innehåll, diskutera frågor och dela med sig av tips och idéer. I "Allmänt" Struktur: Brainstorm
10 Illustrated English Idioms That Will Make Your Life Easier For many people learning English for the first time it can be daunting and complex language to master. Lots of silent letters, complex spellings and odd expressions which often go over the heads of most non-English speakers. To make learning English a little easier, Irish illustrator Roisin Hahessy has created some wonderfully simple yet funny pictures to help make things a little clearer. She's also a part-time English teacher in Brazil so she uses the series to aid her students as well. Now whenever you hear any of these English idioms, thanks to Hahessy at least now you'll have a better idea of where the conversation is heading! Via Roisin Hahessy