Listen, learn and teach English for elementary and pre-intermediate English learners There are more vocabulary activities related to these podcasts on the 'extras' page. 125 Iceland: the land of fire and ice. Listen to some amazing things about Iceland, including their football team of course!(30 Jun 16) Education World: Watch the Flowers Grow Early Childhood Activity Bank Tell students that they are going to pretend to be seeds. Turn off the lights and have children crouch down. Play a recording of rain falling. Tell your children they should grow a little when it rains. Children can now stand about half way up.
26 Fresh ESL Conversation Starters to Get Students Talking! 10 Oct I love teaching conversation in the ESL classroom. Part of it must be that because the students able to “converse” in English are better able to demonstrate their personalities, preferences, thoughts… and therefore, I get to know them better. Often it is simply hilarious to see the range of answers students feel free to share in a comfortable environment. 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 :-)
Grammar Girl Mignon Fogarty is the creator of Grammar Girl and the founder and managing director of Quick and Dirty Tips. A magazine writer, technical writer, and entrepreneur, she has served as a senior editor and producer at a number of health and science web sites. She has a B.A. in English from the University of Washington in Seattle and an M.S. in biology from Stanford University. Mignon believes that learning is fun, and the vast rules of grammar are wonderful fodder for lifelong study. She strives to be a friendly guide in the writing world. 45 ways to avoid using the word 'very' A posthaven user upvoted this post. — habebaakiar 3 years ago — barcahaters 3 years ago — Jan Arzooman 3 years ago — Y.Babadogan 3 years ago TeachingEnglish This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers at level B1 explores the theme of festivals. Students will read about different festivals and invent an exciting new one. Introduction This is an integrated skills lesson, in which students will discuss festivals in their countries/ their favourite festivals.
Dolch Resources « Mrs. Perkins The Best Dolch Resources on the Web This website is just one of many resources for the Dolch word lists. A bit of Googling returns tens of thousands of results for the term "Dolch Words", so rather than have you spend hours looking for what you need, I've made this page to point you directly to the best Dolch materials on the web! Lists of the Most Common Words in Children's Books In addition to the Dolch word lists on this site, there are other variations on the web.
Words that have literally changed meaning through the years When it comes to expressing ourselves, the world has been getting it wrong for hundreds of years... literally. The word “literally” means “in a literal way or sense” but, to the fury of language purists, many people now use it simply to stress a point. Football pundit Jamie Redknapp once told us Wayne Rooney was playing so well he was “literally on fire”, while Deputy PM Nick Clegg said low-rate taxpayers were “literally living in a different galaxy”. But our misuse has become so common the Oxford English Dictionary has altered its definition to say it can be “used for emphasis rather than being actually true, such as, ‘We were literally killing ourselves laughing’.” Senior OED editor Fiona McPherson said: “Our job is to describe the language people are using. "Words have changed their meaning ever since the first word was uttered.
Lesson idea: quick conditionals review Here’s a quick idea for revising some conditionals. I used this the other day and it worked well: Ask students the following: What would you do if you were the last person on earth? Encourage creativity: If I were the last man on earth, I’d fly a jumbo jet/drink every bar in the world dry/clone myself/etc Handwriting Worksheets Wizard You better sharpen your pencil because this section of the ESL Writing Wizard is full of handwriting workbooks for your children to practice their penmanship with. The workbooks are based on interesting themes such as "dinosaurs" and "the body". There are 10 handwriting worksheets in each book. Each worksheet has a general knowledge fact about the theme for your child to trace and copy. Imagine how much they can learn while they write! Choose print or cursive fonts in D'Nealian or Zaner-Bloser styles, then print as many workbooks as you like!
TED Talk Lesson Plans – Tim's Free English Lesson Plans Image credit: ted.com Follow me on twitter @RobbioDobbio This is a lesson plan for C1+ students on the topic of bad habits based around a TED talk by Judson Brewer and an article from Yahoo Health. You can find the TED talk, students’ handout, reading text and teacher’s notes below: TED Bad habits sts copy – Students handout
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. CLIL Resources / Recursos AICLE English: Portals and Encyclopedias / Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Technology, etc / Natural Science, Biology, etc / Physical Education / Geography, History, Literature, Art, Philosophy, etc. Classroom language / lenguaje para el aula Classroom Language- stages in the lesson - audio and pdf Classroom English PhrasesEAP Speaking - Language