“You’re Lying”: a Game to Practise Present Perfect Simple and Past Simple Today I’m really happy to introduce a guest writer to you. Angeles Jimenez is a friend and fellow teacher from EOI Oviedo and, in this blog post, she will be sharing with us an excellent communicative game to consolidate the use of present perfect simple and past simple. Ready for a lot of fun! Do you want your students to keep their noses in the course book? The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2016 – Part Two I use short, funny video clips a lot when I’m teaching ELLs, and you can read in detail about how I use them in The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them). In short, there are many ways to use them that promote speaking, listening, writing and reading (including having students describe – in writing and verbally – a chronological description of what they saw). I’ve posted a few of them during the second half of this year, and I thought it would be useful to readers — and to me — if I brought them together in one post. I’ve also published quite a few during the previous ten years of this blog. You can find those in these lists:
English Language Centre Study Zone: Welcome! About the Study Zone The Study Zone is for students of the English Language Centre (ELC) at the University of Victoria. ELC teachers create the English language lessons and practice exercises. The site is designed for our adult English language learners, but all are welcome to read the lessons and use the exercises. News and Feedback Life after Compulsory School ⋆ Intermediate, Themes Songs Sarah McLachlan – I Will Remember YouPhil Collins – You’ll Be In My HeartRascal Flatts – My WishSo Long Farewell – Sound of MusicGreen Day – Time of Your LifePhil Collins – On My WayLulu – Το Sir With LoveRyan Shupe – Dream BigAndy Grammer – Back HomeMatchbox 20 – Let’s see how far we’ve come Louis Armstrong – What a Wonderful World Pharrell Williams – Happy Projects
The full transcript of Michelle Obama's powerful New Hampshire speech My goodness! You guys are fired up! Well, let me just say hello everyone. The Spookiest Attic This Passage & Question Set and related Vocabulary materials align to the following Common Core Anchor Standards: Passage & Question SetCCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.2CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.10 Vocabulary MaterialCCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.4CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.6 Full Standards Descriptions CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.2Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Top 12 Effective End of the Year Activities Ah, the end of the year. Everyone’s tired and losing focus. Some tests are behind you (state tests, AP exams), some may be ahead of you, and probably no one – you or your students – is really at their best. So what’s a teacher to do? Six Wonderful Sites to Help you Write, Speak and Sound Better I’m not a native speaker. Even though I read, write, work and I would almost dare say live and dream in English, I haven’t learned the language from birth and sometimes have moments of self-doubt. These websites I am going to share in this post have been an invaluable help. Blog de Cristina is also on Facebook. End of the Year, 3-8 Related page: Life After Compulsory School, year 9 Songs School’s Out! A song for the end of the school yearPharrell Williams – Happy Vocabulary
Behind the News Weekdays: 02/06/2017 watch BTN Investigates Have you seen or heard something in the news you'd like explained?Add Question Welcome Book Gallery Over 12,000 kids have sent in their message to refugees.View Ereading Worksheets The term sentence structure refers to the conventions governing the construction of sentences. These rules may vary across languages and regions; this page is specifically concerned with the rules governing sentence construction or structure in standard English. What Is a Sentence? A sentence is a subject and a predicate working together to convey meaning. That is to say, every sentence contains something (a person, place, thing, or idea) and that thing must act in some way (even if the action is merely existing). Subjects and Predicates 25 ideas for using WhatsApp with English language students Philip Haines is the Senior Consultant for Oxford University Press, Mexico. As well as being a teacher and teacher trainer, he is also the co-author of several series, many of which are published by OUP. Today he joins us to provide 25 engaging and useful classroom activities for language learners using WhatsApp. There are three main obstacles to the use of technology in ELT. First is the availability of technology and internet connection in the classroom. Second is teacher techno-phobia.