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ESL Activities

ESL Activities
A good choice of ESL activities can turn an average class into a good one, and a good class into a great one. Here is a list of articles - each one full of useful EFL activities, each one focussing on a different area of teaching English. Below the list of links are brief introductions to each area: listening, speaking etc... More pages of ESL activities are constantly added, and categorized according to the type of language points you want to teach. Subscribe to the RSS feed to keep up to date on the latest articles. ESL Activities for ESL Listening ESL Listening is one of the keys to successful language learning. By listening a lot, your students will learn pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary. Any skill is best practiced by doing it, and listening is no exception. The lower the level of the students, the shorter the chunks of language they listen to should be. The most basic esl activity for listening, is listen and repeat. ESL Speaking Activities ESL Activities for Reading

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Functional Language ESL EFL Activities Worksheets Games On this page of Teach-This.com, you will find all our ESL teaching activities, games and worksheets related to functional language. Functional language is language that we use to perform various functions such as making requests, giving advice, complaining, agreeing, disagreeing, asking for permission, etc. Learning functional language gives students of English the skills to communicate effectively in various everyday situations. Functional language contains a lot of fixed expressions. For example, we can make suggestions in numerous ways, e.g.

ESL Games and Activities - Useful for All Classes! Simple and Classic ESL Games - A list of many time-tested games for teaching ESL to young learners. Circle Memory Sentences - Students must remember all of the sentences said before his/her turn. Great for killing time at the end of class or reviewing vocabulary words at the beginning of class. Read for Speed - Read as fast as you can - can you beat the teacher's time? DICE BOMB! Language In Use It is great to show and offer students many examples of English language in use. Meaning, students appreciate that there are many ways to say the same thing and like to see the "nuance" of the English language. Here are some images showing different ways / expressions to communicate a similar thing.

This “Guess What I did on my Summer Vacation” drawing idea is a great first-day icebreaker Title – Drawing your Summer Vacation By – Allie Ray Primary Subject – Art Secondary Subject – Grade Level – K-5 Note: This is a twist to the “What I did on my Summer Vacation” lesson for the first day of school. ESLGold.com - ESL English as a Second Language free materials for teaching and study. The best resources to help you learn English online ESLgold.com provides thousands of free resources and information for both students and teachers. All materials are organized by skill level for quick and easy access, Just click on a link to get started. ESL Students learn how to use greetings in English in this ESLgold.com video.

Eight things you never realised were Scottish Prepare to have your mind blown. This was actually proposed by Scottish trader Sir William Paterson. Glaswegian chef Ali Ahmed Aslam claims to have invented this dish in the 1970s, although this is disputed. These are traditionally made out of Scottish pine trees, and still are the most commonly used Christmas tree in America. lesson plan: about jobs The aim of this class is to talk about different jobs and compare authentic job descriptions. The idea for this lesson came to me after stumbling upon this amazing website: I found the idea really interesting and decided to introduce my students to this community. The Task The lesson consists of two parts. In Part 1 students need to watch a YouTube video and fill in the blanks with the words or short phrases they hear (modelled after FCE/ CAE Listening Part 1). After learning about the idea behind Lifetramp they should answer three questions (in pairs / whole group discussion).

Essay Map Expository writing is an increasingly important skill for elementary, middle, and high school students to master. This interactive graphic organizer helps students develop an outline that includes an introductory statement, main ideas they want to discuss or describe, supporting details, and a conclusion that summarizes the main ideas. The tool offers multiple ways to navigate information including a graphic in the upper right-hand corner that allows students to move around the map without having to work in a linear fashion. The finished map can be saved, e-mailed, or printed. Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson

Classroom Timers - Fun Timers We've decided to put our new fun timers, and timers for classrooms into a nice sub-section. These are great timers for children, or maybe meetings, or anything really. They just add some extra fun to the usual countdown timers :-)

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