It was midnight, story time Insert the right tenses: simple past, past continuous, past perfect It was almost midnight and ( to read) a thriller. I wanted to go to bed, but I kept postponing doing it. Just one more page, I (to repeat) to myself from time to time. My wife and my children (to sleep) upstairs. I was also enjoying the sweet feeling of freedom that I couldn’t enjoy in daytime. Then suddenly there was a blackout. Not being able to find a rational answer, and still sitting in the complete darkness, I (to start) feeling a bit scared. I(to listen) with intense concentration. Groping in the dark, I (to find) a candle. The company (to request) my cell phone number, because the bell wouldn’t be working, and it was with a start that I woke up when the cell phone rang. He explained that the culprit was an ant, or maybe more than one. When I got up the next morning my foot still hurt. “Well, not a monster,” I answered , “only an ant.” 1 The protagonist was reading an interesting book in the middle of the night.
Spelling & Vocabulary Website: SpellingCity Between the Lions . Synonym Sam's Lab | PBS KIDS! Come play again later! Come play again tomorrow! I’m Dreaming of a conditional Christmas By kylemawer Level: Intermediate Topic: Christmas vocabulary Language Focus: First Conditional Time: 30 minutes Game: Christmas Escape The Game Explore the house and find the fourteen hidden presents to get a key which will let you escape through the front door. Preparation Play the game yourself from the start to the finish in order to familiarise yourself with the game. Pregaming This game is for the connected classroom. Playing Explain to your learners that they are going to play a game. e.g. location “If it’s not behind the bin and it’s not in the bin, where else can it be?” Post Playing Learners can write the walkthrough out for the game using 1st conditional sentences.
Homophone game Homophone game Submitted by admin on 23 June, 2002 - 13:00 This game is a natural follow on from the Homophone dictation and can be used to help the students practise and remember homophones. Procedure Ask 3 volunteers to sit in a chair facing the board ( about 2 to 3 meters away is fine). Note: The game is a competition and should be played in a light-hearted spirit. This game also helps to highlight some sounds which may be particularly difficult for students to hear and write, for example my learners have difficulty when I say the homophone 'heel/heal' / hi:l/ and tend to write 'hill' /hil/ or I may say 'there' and they write 'dare' Apart from the homophones mentioned in the dictation activity. Shaun Dowling, Teacher trainer, Cultura Inglesa, Brasilia Printer-friendly version
Prepositions Wheel Game Practice prepositions (for, in, to, from, by, at, on, since, with etc.) in this ESL Grammar Interactive fun wheel game.This game is also excellent for classroom teaching. Teachers can engage students in a classroom grammar review for elementary ESL, EFL Learners. It can be used to energize a dull class, to review work that was done or simply as a reward for good classroom work. It is especially useful for teaching ESL pre-intermediate and intermediate levels. Practice the following preposition using this game: for, in, to, from, by, at, on, since, with. Games are great for motivating students to learn. More Games
The Turing Test The Turing Test Submitted by admin on 21 June, 2011 - 00:00 Alan Turing proposed a test inspired by a party game known as the 'Imitation Game', in which a man and a woman go into separate rooms, and guests try to tell them apart by writing a series of questions and reading the typewritten answers the man and the woman send back. This activity involves students writing a series of questions for online 'robots'. PreparationMake sure the two websites listed below are working OK before you go into the lesson. Also do some research on Alan Turing if you plan to get students to use google to find information about him. Procedure Ask your students the following questions in open class: Do you think a computer will be invented that can interact with a human without the human realising that it’s a computer? By Stuart Wiffin and Helen Gibbons Printer-friendly version
future tenses - will, going to, doing game future tenses - will, going to, doing: Practice future tenses - will, going to, doing using this ESL fun Game.This game is also excellent for classroom teaching. Teachers can engage students in a classroom vocabulary or grammar review. It is suitable for intermediate and advanced esl learners. It can be used to energize a dull class, to review work that was done or simply as a reward for good classroom work. Have fun teaching and learning English! Games are great for motivating students to learn. More Games Freeze the writing - A way to make writing tasks a group activity Freeze the writing - A way to make writing tasks a group activity Submitted by TE Editor on 1 January, 1970 - 13:00 This activity would follow input work on writing in a particular style - for example, an informal letter inviting a friend to visit your home town for a holiday. Preparation Set up the context for the letter, you might do a letter layout on the board to make sure that everyone knows how to lay out an informal letter. Procedure Put the students in pairs or threes. It's always good to get the paper back to the original group just before the ending and again the same instruction - read, correct and improve and this time you say 'close'. Gillie Cunningham. Printer-friendly version