Learn English With Songs - Learn English Through Songs and Videos Where did English come from? - Claire Bowern There are two other TED-Ed lessons related to this topic: How languages evolve and How did English evolve? (a lesson that fills in some of the details that we omit here due to the fact that the focus of this lesson was further in the past). There is still a great deal of debate about Indo-European, most importantly about the location of the homeland. To read more about this debate, there are classic books by Mallory and Renfrew, as well more recent works by Anthony. Then, read these articles by Bouckaert et al. At the same site, watch this movie that shows one hypothesis about how Indo-European languages expanded. To learn more about the distribution of languages across the world, see LL-map or The Ethnologue.
Christmas Traditions, Christmas History, Christmas Around the World, The Christmas Story and Christmas Fun and Games! - whychristmas?com webenglish WebEnglish.se has added several motivational and inspirational links to the Learning to Learn part of the School Start page. This is a good time to improve students’ study skills as they tend to be especially keen on improving their studies at the beginning of the term. Link: School Start 7-9
Video Lesson: Mr. Bean / the future Follow me on twitter This is a video lesson based around the video “Mr. Bean packs his suitcase” thanks to British Council for bringing it to my attention in their lesson plan on making predictions but I’ve adapted it for use in different ways with different levels. Kids and lower levels The aim of this lesson plan is to practice holiday vocabulary (clothes and items that go in a suitcase) and some basic grammar structure. Project a picture of a suitcase on to the board (or draw one) and ask “What do you put in your suitcase when you go on holiday?” toothbrushtoothpasteswimming shorts/trunkstowelunderpantscan of baked beanscloth/flannelsoapbooksuitcasetrousersshortsshoesteddy bearscissors You could also use this quizlet set to go over clothes vocabulary. If children are old enough to write, put them in pairs and hand out post-it-notes and a pencil to each pair. Mr. in his suitcase. Then stick all the post-its on the board and show the video. Higher levels – video dictations Objects: Verbs:
Argumentation year 9 Att utveckla ett resonemang i engelska? Repetition inför NP We will rehearse for the national test in English. We will listen to a few listening comprehensions and read a few reading comprehensions from previous years and have a look at how to avoid some common misstakes. You can find the tests here. We will also read a few essay examples to learn from their good and bad solutions. Below I give you some links to introduce yourself in a formal and informal way, and the liking words you might use to compare and contrast. Here you find a checklist too check your writing. An email to a new friend A letter to a friend A formal email An informal email Linkingwords
The 8 Minutes That Matter Most I am an English teacher, so my ears perk up when writers talk about their process. I've found the advice handy for lesson planning, too. That's because both writing and planning deal with craft. In writing, you want your audience to be absorbed. John Irving, the author of The Cider House Rules, begins with his last sentence: I write the last line, and then I write the line before that. That is the crux of lesson planning right there -- endings and beginnings. The eight minutes that matter most are the beginning and endings. Here are eight ways to make those eight minutes magical. Beginnings 1. YouTube reaches more 18- to 34-year-olds than any cable channel. 2. If you want to create a safe space for students to take risks, you won't get there with a pry bar. 3. Toss a football around the class before you teach the physics of a Peyton Manning spiral. 4. Kelly Gallagher says that students should write four times as much as a teacher can grade. Endings 1. 2. 3. 4.
The Web of Language | Illinois Today's the birthday of a pronoun. On January 6, 1912, Chicago School Superintendent Ella Flagg Young began her talk at a meeting of principals saying, A principal should so conduct his’er school that all pupils are engaged in something that is profitable to him’er. [Chicago Daily Tribune, 7 January, 1912, p. 7.] According to the Tribune, the principals gasped. Ignoring murmurings from the audience, Young continued, I don’t see how one can map out the work for the fifth or sixth grade when he’er has always done the work in the grades above or below. Young then explained that she had coined a set of what she called duo-personal pronouns, and she continued to use them throughout her speech. The absence of a common-gender, third-person singular pronoun, a word to use when gender is unknown or irrelevant, was noticed as early as 1792, and word coiners began trying to fill that gap as early as the 1850s. No one person can make any part of the language. On the plus side, Isaac K.
Discussions 9d weeks 3+4 You probably remember the articles we worked with last year and the discussions you had afterwards. We will work the same way this year. You will get 2 1/2 lessons to work on this so get started!In your group, divide the articles among you. Two people in the same group can't read the same article. Assignment: Read your article carefully. OBS! Article 1 Why it’s time to celebrate Sweden’s diverse identity? What does “equality” mean to you? Article 2 Parents keep child’s gender secret (Not so hard. Why did the parents do this? Article 3 I can’t embrace Swedes’ obsession with the hug (Not too hard) Is this true that the article is about? Article 4 Smartphones stop Swedes from talking (Not too hard) Do we need to learn to switch off? Article 5 Can you do anything to save the lion? Article 6 Why do they steal passwords? Article 7 The Royals are here (Not so hard) How much did you know about the British royal family before? Article 8 (You can read the version on 700 words or a longer version.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 3 Important English Language Learning Apps Are Free Today August 17, 2015 Language learning is one of the key areas exponentially enhanced by the widespread of Internet technologies and mobile connectivity. Anyone now can easily start learning a language from scratch and right from the comfort of their couch. We have already featured some excellent language learning apps for both iPad and Android. 1- Mind the Gap! Mind the Gap offers a natural and instinctive way for you to improve your language skills. 2- Antonym Match (Free now, regular price $ 0,99) ‘Antonym MATCH is an interactive, educational, fun match game for school age children, adults and lifelong learners. 3- Synonym Match (Free now, regular price $0,99) Like Antonym Match, Synonym Match is also another an interactive, educational, fun match game for school age children, adults and lifelong learners.The object of the game is to reveal pairs of Synonyms by turning over the cards. Courtesy of Apps Gone Free