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The Consultants-E : EdTech Consultancy - WebQuest Repository Victoria Boobyer - A Digital FrankensteinThis webquest is aimed at students of Intermediate [B1] level and above and would supplement any Frankenstein-based project work or reading. Learners research topics based on Mary Shelley, the writing of Frankenstein and Frankenstein in movies. The writing tasks are similar to those found in the Cambridge English First (FCE) exams. Sonja Tack – Africa in 2015: Where will Poverty and Hunger be? Todd Cooper – Soccer: The Worlds PassionThis WebQuest is for mid to high level students, but hopefully appeals to anybody with a passion for soccer/football. Sheila Hutton – The Perfect Place to Live CompetitionThis WebQuest was written for a group of mixed nationality students in the 18 – 23 age group just starting out on a English foundation/pre-university course at a tertiary college. Seiyifa Koroye – MadibaThis WebQuest introduces learners to the life and times of Nelson Mandela (known as Madiba).

How can film help you teach or learn English? | British Council What can film and video add to the learning experience? Kieran Donaghy, who won the British Council’s TeachingEnglish blog award tells us why film is such a good resource and recommends some useful websites, in one of our top five articles of all time, illustrated by artist Jamie Johnson. Language teachers have been using films in their classes for decades, and there are a number of reasons why film is an excellent teaching and learning tool. Learning from films is motivating and enjoyable Motivation is one of the most important factors in determining successful second-language acquisition. Film provides authentic and varied language Another benefit of using film is that it provides a source of authentic and varied language. Film gives a visual context The visuality of film makes it an invaluable language teaching tool, enabling learners to understand more by interpreting the language in a full visual context. Variety and flexibility Lesson plans Allat C Lessonstream Viral ELT Film English

Fun with words and creatures - Kittys engelskoppgaver Dette er en kjempemorsom lek som samtidig bidrar til bevisstgjøring rundt verb, adjektiv, skapninger, preposisjoner og steder på engelsk. Slik gjør du: Last ned skjemaet nedenforFyll inn med navnene til alle som skal deltaSå skal alle i TILFELDIG rekkefølge si et verb hver på engelsk. Dette skrives ned i skjemaet.Deretter skal alle på samme måte si et adjektiv som skrives ned, deretter en skapning og til slutt preposisjon+sted. Dette skrives fortløpende ned i skjemaet. NB! Trykk på PILA til høyre for å få lastet ned dokumentene :-) Lost Property This EFL lesson is designed around a beautiful short film titled Lost Property by Asa Lucander. Students do a dictation, work out meanings of the verb ‘lose’, speak about lost items, watch a trailer and short film, and write a story. Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2) Learner type: Teens and adults Time: 90 minutes Activity: Dictation, working out meanings of the verb ‘lose’, watching a trailer and short film, speaking and writing a story Topic: Lost property Language: the verb ‘lose’, commonly lost objects and present tenses Materials: Trailer and short film Downloadable materials: lost property lesson instructions The School for Training is a small specialist teacher training institute in Barcelona, providing innovative courses of the highest quality for teachers from around the world. Find out more about the courses and how to enrol here. Overview Step 1 Dictate the following sentences to your students: Step 2 In pairs students check they’ve got the same sentences. Step 3

Short films Here is a collection of good short films: * Alma (approx. 5 mins):* Bend it like Beckham (short clip from movie + questions)* Boats (approx. 6:15 mins):* By the pool (approx. 2:35 mins)* Cargo (approx. 7 mins):* December (approx. 1.40 mins):* Giving (approx. 3 mins):* Identity (approx. 5:20 mins):* Let's make a movie (approx. 7 mins):* Marry Me (approx. 7 mins):* Matt (approx 13 mins.):* Max's movie (series in ten episodes from UR)* Mo'ne Davis: Throw Like a Girl (approx. 16 mins):* Paperman - short film:* The Present (approx. 4 mins):The Present from Jacob Frey on Vimeo.* Roof Rattling (approx. 14:40 mins)* Selfie:* Spin (approx. 8 mins):Questions:* is it ok to reverse the order of things that happen in life?* What could the consequences be?* Should we do everything we can to avoid bad things from happening in life? Why/why not?* Describe the people in the film - are there different kinds of people?

Pronunciation game ‘-ed’ This is a game designed for students to identify and practise the pronunciation of ‘-ed’ in the past simple/past participle forms of regular verbs. It comes with three sets of cards at three levels of difficulty, so it can be played with students of any level from elementary to advanced. You can download the cards by clicking here. Edit: Click here for a .pdf version (for anyone who doesn’t have powerpoint) Click here for an altered version where the number of syllables is shown under each word. Sorry for the self promotion, but this post is being considered for the British Council blog of the month contest. Sorting The first version of the game is very simple and intended to introduce students to the three ways to pronounce ‘-ed’ (this stage is necessary at lower levels). When you print the cards make sure you print on both sides of the page because the cards are double sided. For elementary and pre-intermediate students use level 1 cards. The rules Story telling Additional activities

How to Use Our Blog This School Year - The New York Times Photo Happy academic year 2014-15! Here’s what we’ve got on our blog and how you can use it, whether you’re a teacher, a student (of any age) or a parent. As we do every year, over the summer we’ve added some new things and tweaked some old, all with the aim of highlighting as many classroom-friendly Times resources as we can. Get our weekly email to keep up with what’s new, or follow us on Twitter or Facebook. And remember: The Learning Network and everything we publish, as well as all the content from The Times that we link to, is free and accessible without a digital subscription. Ways to Use The Learning Network This School Year Video 1. We will publish two interdisciplinary lesson plans each week this school year, on topics drawn from front-page news as well as from other sections of The New York Times. To quickly scan all the lessons we published last school year, visit these links: 2. 3. 4. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 5. 6. 7. 8. A winning entry in our 2013 15-Second Vocabulary Video Contest.

Seven Things I Learned in Seven Years This EFL lesson is designed around a short film by Maria Popova and her reflections on what she has learned since she set up her wonderful website Brain Pickings titled Seven Things I Have Learned in Seven Years of Reading, Writing and Living. Students speculate on a photo, read a short article, watch a short film, talk about the points made in the film, and read the transcript of the film. Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2) Learner type: Teens and adults Time: 90 minutes Activity: Speculating on an image, reading an article, watching a short film, speaking and reading a transcript Topic: Leading a creative life Language: Abstract nouns Materials: Article, short film and transcript Downloadable materials: seven things lesson instructions maria popova article seven things transcript Support Film English Film English remains ad-free and takes many hours a month to research and write, and hundreds of dollars to sustain. Step 1 What type of person do you think she might be?

Free ESL Worksheets, English Teaching Materials, ESL Lesson Plans Describing photos (comparing, contrasting and speculating) You are going to practise language for; Describing photosComparing and contrasting photos (discussing similarities and differences)Speculating on what might be happeningReacting to photos (giving opinions) Discuss Look at the presentation. Follow the instructions and talk about some of the photos Write The language used here for comparing and contrasting / speculating is also useful for writing discussion / argument essays. Introduction - describe the situation / topic to be discussedCompare / contrast ideas (for and against / advantages and disadvantages)Speculate on solutions to problems raised by the questionConclusion - give an opinion Which pairs or groups of photos in the presentation could be used to demonstrate ideas for argument writing topics about education, technology, food, family, work, leisure, health, advertising etc? More Practice on May / Might / Could / Must / Can't

What’s on your mind? This EFL lesson is designed around a short film by Shaun Higton and the theme of Facebook. Students practise vocabulary related to social media, watch a short film, and talk about Facebook. Step 1 Give the students the social media vocabulary worksheet. Pair the students and ask them to read the sentences and try to work out the meaning of the words and expressions in bold. Step 2 Elicit or explain the meaning of the words and expressions. Step 3 Tell the students they are going to watch a short film titled What’s on your mind? Show the film. Step 4 Elicit or explain the film is called What’s on your mind? Step 5 Tell the students they’re going to watch the film again. What status updates does the man make? How is the man feeling at each stage of the film? Step 6 Get feedback from the students. Step 7 Show the film again, this time pause every time the man updates his Facebook status. Step 8 Ask the students what the film’s message is. Ask the learners if they agree with the film’s message.