16 Ways to Play The Hot Seat Game One of the most popular TEFL activities for practising and reviewing vocabulary is called ‘The Hot Seat’ game. You have probably played it with your learners, although you may know it as ‘back to the board’. The procedure is simple: One student sits in a chair with his or her back to the board.The teacher writes a word on the board, which the student sitting in the chair cannot see but the other students can.The other students define the word to the student with his / her back to the board. They cannot say the word.When the student guesses the word or time runs out, he / she returns to his / her seat and another student sits in the hot seat. The teacher writes another word on the board.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Resources Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was written in 1964 - but the story is just enjoyed and loved by children now as it was then. The story's hero is Charlie Bucket, a young boy from a very poor family. He lives with his parents and four grandparents in a tiny, old house. Similes and Metaphors – The Canswedian English Teacher Fun fact! Did you know that the simile, “Life is like a box of chocolates” was used WAY before it became famous in Forrest Gump. Does anybody know who it was that wrote it? The Wright Family – The Canswedian English Teacher There are so many homophones and homonyms in the English language am I right (adj/adv/)? write? rite? wright? To illustrate this point, and to get people chuckling at the beginning of the year – I usually do the “The Wright Family.” How does it work?
Simple Contraction Folder Simple Contraction Folder I love these FREE contraction folding aids from Twinkl. Personally I think theses are a case of simple is better. Nothing fancy is needed, the folding aids are nice and bright and in my opinion there is no need to over clutter the folder. Here is what we did. 7 YouTube channels to spice up your lessons One of the funniest and weirdest activities you can enjoy with your friends is a so-called YouTube party. Basically, you meet your mates and have regular fun until someone says “I totally have to show you something on YouTube…” And boom, the YT party begins because everyone has seen something to share with friends. And, oh, the depths of the Internet you may visit… If you teach teenagers or digitally aware adults you may enjoy a little YT party as well, just try to moderate the videos presented by students as some of the videos may turn out to be somewhat inappropriate. If you want to avoid potential embarrassment, try to show some EFL-friendly channels.
Classroom Timers - Fun Timers Online-Stopwatch Classroom Timers - Fun Timers for classrooms and meetings :-)Holiday Timers - More Fun Timers - But these are Holiday Themed! :-)Random Name Pickers - Probably the BEST random Name Pickers online! 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. How to improve your French with French movies Lots of students seem to believe that watching French movies is a great way to improve their French. It can be, but only if you have the appropriate level of French. You should be ready to "work" with the movie, not just casually watch it with the English subtitles on. Audio Player
A Scandal in Bohemia: Chapter 1, part 11 aɪ ˈθɪŋk ðət aɪb ˈbetə ˈɡəʊ ˈhəʊmz ˈnɒt ə ˈbɪt ˈdɒktə | ˈsteɪ weə ju ˈɑː | aɪm ˈlɒs | wɪðˈaʊp maɪ ˈbɒzwel || ən ðɪs ˈprɒmɪsɪz tə bi ˈɪntrəstɪŋ || ɪt əb bi ə ˈpɪti tə ˈmɪs ɪt bəʧɔː ˈklaɪənt ˈnevə ˈmaɪnd ˈhɪm || aɪ ˈmeɪ ˈwɒnʧɔː ˈhelp | ən ˈsəʊ ˈmeɪ ˈhiː || ˈhɪər | i ˈkʌmz || ˈsɪt ˈdaʊn ɪn ˈðæt ˈɑːmʧeə | ˈdɒktə | əŋ ˈɡɪv əs jɔː ˈbest əˈtenʃn̩ ə ˈsləʊ ən ˈhevi ˈstep | wɪʧ əb biːn ˈhɜːd əˈpɒn ðə ˈsteəz | ən ɪn ðə ˈpæsɪʤ | ˈpɔːzd ɪˈmiːdiətli ˈaʊtˈsaɪd ðə ˈdɔː || ˈðen ðə wəz ə ˈlaʊd ən ɔːˈθɒrətətɪv ˈtæp 10 Beautiful Thoughts by John Lennon John Lennon touched the world with his beautiful song lyrics and visions of a loving and peaceful world. Here are some of his most touching words to inspire us all to love one another and make this world a better place. 1. "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."
French TV for listening practice - Kwiziq French Blog A great source of French listening practice is television. In some ways, it’s better than listening to news on the radio or even audio created for French learners because the language is much more authentic. For example, there will be slang and lazy pronunciation, both of which will help train your ear for talking to French people in real life, rather than just chatting with your teacher and classmates. How to access French TV 31 French movies to watch. (March Edition) + Where to watch these movies online Reading time: 10 minutes Ready for another helping of French movies? For March, I have prepared a special menu for all fans of French cinéma. Juicy films dished out by cream of the crop directors.