Teach Past Simple Tense With Michael Rosen Rap Rate this post: [Total: 11 Average: 2.1] I have already shared many materials to teach the past simple tense here. You can find activities to teach irregular verbs, a great post on teaching questions in the past simple tense and a post on teaching negative in the past simple tense. However, this post is different. Here, I would like to share a set of activities where students can practise the past simple tense in an entertaining and creative way using the poem Michael Rosen Rap. Between the Lions . Get Flash BETWEEN THE LIONS is produced by WGBH Boston, Sirius Thinking, Ltd., and Mississippi Public Broadcasting, and is funded in part bythe Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the U.S. Department of Education's Ready To Learn program, and by the Barksdale Reading Institute. The contents of this Web site were developed under a cooperative agreement, #PRU295A050003, from the U.S. Department of Education. However, thosecontents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.
An Epic List of Great Team Building Games Update: After over 100,000 people read our original team building games post, we decided to make an updated version that’s even more epic than the original. We’ve added 8 new games—over 1,500 words of fresh ideas that you can use to build a stronger, happier team. Team building games are a good way to get your team to connect and work together better. Finding the right exercise can be challenging; not every team is comfortable with certain types of activities. It is important to choose an activity everyone feels safe doing.
Conversation Questions for the ESL/EFL Classroom If this is your first time here, then read the Teacher's Guide to Using These PagesIf you can think of a good question for any list, please send it to us. Home | Articles | Lessons | Techniques | Questions | Games | Jokes | Things for Teachers | Links | Activities for ESL Students Would you like to help? If you can think of a good question for any list, please send it to us. London Short Fiction: Mud Man Continuing our series of short fiction set in, or influenced by London. This week’s story by Melaina Barnes is the winner of our competition with the British Academy’s Literature Week to find a new modern fairy tale for London. To explore the Literature Week programme — running 11-17 May — and register for events visit the British Academy’s website. Out he comes, dredged from the canal. The narrow-boat girls pat him, tend him, talk to him.
How to boost your students’ vocabulary whilst creating a positive learning environment Introduction The validity of Stephen Krashen’s Affective-filter hypothesis as a theory has been discounted by many a scholar, mainly due to its unfalsifiability. However, it is undeniable that a positive and enjoyable learning environment in which the students feel safe, respected, validated, liked and listened to by their teacher and peers, benefits language acquisition in many ways, both in terms of motivation and in reducing learner anxiety – the number-one inhibitor of language learning according to much research. To create such an environment is a pedagogic imperative, whatever methodology or theory of L2 learning one espouses. Moreover, we know that linguistic input that is perceived by our students as emotionally salient, is more likely to be retained.
Ten things I wish someone had told me before I moved to Sweden Sweden, much, much colder than you think. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT British writer Clement Boateng loves his new life in Sweden. He just wishes someone had warned him about these ten things first... I am a London-boy born and raised, now currently living and nesting in Stockholm in the hope of a new life, new career, new adventure and new experiences. I made the decision to relocate to Sweden after experiencing Midsummer and was happy about that as I feel Stockholm suits my personality.
9/11 Attacks - Facts & Summary On September 11, 2001, at 8:45 a.m. on a clear Tuesday morning, an American Airlines Boeing 767 loaded with 20,000 gallons of jet fuel crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. The impact left a gaping, burning hole near the 80th floor of the 110-story skyscraper, instantly killing hundreds of people and trapping hundreds more in higher floors. As the evacuation of the tower and its twin got underway, television cameras broadcasted live images of what initially appeared to be a freak accident.
No-prep warm up activities Looking for a nice warm-up activity to introduce some vocabulary and get your students talking in English? We think you’ll love our new book project Collaborative Crosswords. 25 themed pairwork crosswords, each accompanied by a picture quiz to introduce the vocabulary. Try out some samples before getting the book in PDF or A4 paperback format. Make the most words
Case Files of Detective Nose It was a long and almost unbearable drive out into the desert as the hot sun beat down on Detective Nose’s face. As luck would have it, his air conditioning had broken down only two days earlier and despite having all the windows open, the heat was simply excruciating. As the inspector sipped on some of the water that he brought for the trip, the thought that he may have somehow missed his destination was beginning to penetrate his mind. Just as he was about to turn around and head back, a small sign appeared that read “Ross Expeditions Here”. A great website for listening practice - DreamreaderDreamreader I hope you are all enjoying the lessons on dreamreader.net. I know many of you use them to help your learners improve their reading skill or to practice for an English examination like the TOEFL. I have written recently about how to use the materials in writing and speaking classes. I have also heard from teachers who are using the audio for listening practice. This is great and I hope to blog about effective ways of doing this in the near future. Today though, I would like to share a website that I think is excellent for helping your learners improve their listening skills.
ESL Speaking Murder Mystery Game Learn English with a Murder Mystery This is a 15 to 20 minute group work fluency exercise. Each person is one character. There are 12 characters in the game. If you have a large class, consider splitting the class into smaller groups. If you have fewer than 12 students the first 8 characters are essential for the game. Irregular verbs High Quality ESL Lesson Plans - Free Samples - $26 Membership Be a better teacher! Hundreds of PDF lesson plans. Grammar, reading, vocabulary, speaking. All with comprehensive Teacher Notes included. Zero preparation time required.