Some Activities to Talk Nonstop Using Comparatives and Superlatives It is still raining . It is raining again today. Of course it is raining. This is Asturias and we don’t get to be the dear, green place – Asturias “natural paradise”- without more than our fair share of rain, but I’m beginning to get a bit sick with so much rain. I need the sun, or rather my mood needs the warm, delicious rays of the spring sun. In class today, we need to deal with comparatives and superlatives.
BATTLESHIP: IRREGULAR VERBS Much to learn, you still have. – Joda. Despite the evidence that the number of irregular verbs is declining in the English language, there is no danger they will disappear, and the struggle will continue. There are many attempts to find a shortcut in learning irregular verbs, yet with all the options and “magic tricks” available, learning these verbs requires much memorization, drilling and practice. Today I will show how I use the Battleship game to drill and practise irregular verbs in a fun way. Before the game: 1.59 billion dollars in a lottery “Good evening, America, I’m Sam Arlen. Tonight’s jackpot is approaching 1.56 billion dollars, that’s billion with a ‘B.’ I hope you have your tickets, good luck, let’s play some Powerball!” 1.59 billion dollars: a life-changing amount of money, even if it's split three ways. If you bought a ticket for the biggest ever Powerball jackpot in the US, you had a 1 in 292 million chance of picking a winning combination of numbers. And so far, three lucky people in LA, Tennessee and Florida got them right.
Cartoon: Donald Trump vs. Storm Jonas BACKGROUNDThe north-eastern United States was hit by a massive blizzard on Sunday, bringing Washington DC and New York among all major cities in the region to a standstill and killing at least 19 people. An estimated 85 million people found themselves in the eye of the storm, named 'Jonas'. Around 200,000 people were left without power across the country. Read more >>
The Weather in English - Vocabulary The Weather in English In English, we usually use it is when we talk about the weather. This is normally: It is + adjective OR It is + verb-ing It is + adjective = A description of the weather It is sunny today. Games in Education - Science Skip to main content Get your Wikispaces Classroom now: the easiest way to manage your class. guest Join | Help | Sign In Games in Education Home Funny English Idioms And Their Meanings Having recently moved to Brazil, learning a new language and also teaching English, has made me think more about the English language. Show Full Text When I stopped to think about some English idioms and their literal meaning, I found some of them very funny and thought it would be a nice idea to pick a few of the most common idioms and illustrate them. More info: rosha.ie
'Gay, dyslexic ex-alcoholic' Ivan Massow launches London mayor campaign The Tory-supporting businessman Ivan Massow has launched his bid to become the next mayor of London with a candid YouTube video in which he introduces himself as “gay, ex-alcoholic and dyslexic”. Massow, 47, said the 70-second pop art-style animated video gave an “honest warts-and-all” portrayal of him. His voiceover begins: “I’m Ivan and I want to be your mayor of London.” He adds: “I’m gay, I’m an ex-alcoholic, I’m dyslexic, I’m adopted, I’m an activist, I’m a businessman, I’m a disruptor, I’m a doer. I’m not your typical ‘politician’ politician” – at which point the cartoon turns grey. He says he is “someone who takes the tube, someone who hates sitting in traffic, someone who hates red tape, someone who hates politics as normal.”
Free Murder Mystery Games for Your Dinner or Party These free murder mystery games will make sure you have everything you need to throw a murder mystery dinner or party, without having to spend the usual $20-$75 to buy the party kit that you'll probably only use once. These games are good for 6-28 guests, so you should be able to find a great game no matter what the size of your party. Each game includes character descriptions and scripts so your guests will be ready to get into the game. Some of the free games also include free invitations, name tags, props, and more. Here are some other spooky party games for adults that you may want to incorporate into your murder mystery party. Sour Grapes of Wrath: This free murder mystery game includes an almost 70-page file that includes planning instructions, party invitations, costume suggestions, name tags, rules, secret clues, maps, accusation sheets, suspect dossiers, and the solution.
Free ESL (English as a Second Language) Lesson Plans to Download This page was originally designed to share my materials with other English teaching assistants in France, especially those who have no experience in teaching ESL yet. I've also included worksheets that I used for private English lessons in France as well as some of the materials I used in my ESL classes in the United States. Feel free to use them as you'd like. Some of the lessons listed under the Assistant section can also be used for private lessons and vice versa.
Free Murder Mystery Party Plan Last month, I hosted my first murder mystery party. It was a blast! When I was preparing for the party, I was surprised by the lack of free murder mystery party plans. There are several websites who will gladly sell you well thought out mystery events but there are no free complete party plans! So, the purpose of this blog post is to explain how I planned my party and to share with you my Murder Mystery Party for free! The first part of the blog post is explaining the event and its outcome. Party411 - Free Murder Mystery Dinner Scripts and Tips A murder mystery party (for those who don't know) is an interactive dinner party where 6 or more guests get together, each playing a specific character, who all work together to solve a murder. The aim of the game is to guess correctly which character is the murderer, and to have as much fun as possible doing it! Each guests gets a character outline that tells them their relationship with the deceased, their feelings and relationships toward the other characters, and their overall personality. There are customized actions for the characters, and throughout the night clues are revealed, alibis uncovered, and reactions between guests analyzed. At the end of the night, everyone considers the evidence and takes a guess at the murderer.