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English Teacher Melanie

English Teacher Melanie
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International House La Spezia's Blog Immersivities | Ideas for creating immersive learning experiences: ELT, business & intercultural skills, innovation & design This house is more than 300 years old — and it’s utterly amazing inside This house on the coast of Cornwall, Great Britain, was built in 1680. It seems small from the outside; it’s a bit gloomy and inconvenient to live in, with low ceilings, small windows, and thick stone walls. But a young couple bought it and turned it into a modern, cozy house where they have all they need. We at Bright Side would love to live in this nice old house, which is now up for lease. The house itself From the outside, it looks like a typical Cornwall 300-year-old house. The entrance If you’re tall, be careful when entering the house. The living room Inside, you can see a modern ‘retro’ interior: the living room with a soft and cozy couch, TV, fireplace, and a reading corner. The fireplace The fireplace in the living room is the same one from the original house. The bedroom In the bedroom, there’s a huge colonial style bed with wooden bedside cabinets. The children’s room Next to the bedroom you can find the children’s room, and in it, everything a kid wants. The bathroom The kitchen

Englishland April Fool’s Day is the 1st day in April. It is celebrated in the United States, England, France, Scotland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Germany and Norway. The custom of shouting “April Fool!” comes from the United States. Nobody knows where the “April Fish” comes from. Perhaps, because April has the best fishing or because the zodiacal sign of Pisces rules in April. Today, in sweet shops they sell chocolate fish for April Fool’s Day. Friends send one another postcards, with some silly dialogue, with fish pictures. Other people pin a paper fish on someone’s back without being caught. In the USA people pins a paper sign on someone’s back saying “Kick me.” The most common joke is to make someone perform an unnecessary action, such as checking for an open zipper or a missing button. In Mexico and Spain, April Fool’s Day is on December 28 (called Day of the Holy Innocents). Generally, people play a trick on one another just to say : “I care you”. April Fool 's Day (144.8 KiB) Chorus:

Infants School (5 - 8 years) Activities Archives - Lessons Learnt Journal Content © Lessons Learnt Journal. All Rights Reserved. All photos & content are copyright of Lessons Learnt Journal. Images can be shared or pinned, but must link to the original post. Please give proper credit "via Lessons Learnt Journal" and do not claim them as your own. Top 20 Hidden Gems in London 1. Camden Passage, Islington Tucked behind Upper Street in Islington, Camden Passage is a real treasure trove of cute cafes, independent boutiques, vintage shops – where you'll find everything from exquisite one-offs to fun party outfits – as well as an antiques market selling furniture, curios, war memorabilia and various bric-a-brac. 2. Lower Marsh Step back a few streets from London's South Bank and you'll find Lower Marsh, a vibrant and historic area chock full of great shops, theatres and eateries (check out the fantastic Scooter Caffe). 3. Part of the newly revamped and reopened Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park site, the exciting Tumbling Bay adventure playground has rock pools, sandpits, tree houses and wobbly bridges alongside all the usual play equipment. 4. An oasis of calm and quiet in North London's villagey Stoke Newington, Abney Park Cemetery is a lovely spot to wander surrounded by trees, wildlife and the whispers of the dead. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.

TBL Activities Have fun and explore activities you can use to promote Task Based Learning in your EFL/ESL classroom. Click on a link to preview the activity and get detailed instructions. A Family Introduction Basic This is a task based learning activity (TBL) designed for high beginners or pre-intermediate EFL/ESL learners. The purpose is to make sentences that introduce family members using a basic Subject Verb Object (SVO) format.

Mimowa | Blog Mi – logopedia na wesoło 18 wonderful Christmas cards you can make in just 30 minutes With a little searching, you can find virtually any type of Christmas card, of every possible colour, texture, size and shape. They come in such a huge variety that they no longer surprise anyone. However, there is one thing these cards do not have... We at Bright Side believe that handmade cards are more fun. Below, we have put together some ideas for beautiful, original and most importantly, quick-to-make Christmas cards, none of which will take you more than half an hour to make. Santa Claus katescreativespace This cute Santa Claus card is really easy to make. Christmas lights craftymorning Another simple idea is to use the image of Christmas fairy lights. Snowman aschoss You can add the extra dimension to this funny snowman card by putting small cardboard circles between the bigger ones. Button postcards pinterest We bet that every house has a dusty box full of a variety of old buttons. Multi-coloured Christmas trees katebaer Lovely little felt postcards northstory Another Santa Claus Your photo

Experimenting with English (Part 2) – Activities for learners to do outside the classroom [26 and counting!] In my blog post Experimenting with English: scaffolding learner autonomy, I discussed how I approached helping my learners to use English outside the classroom, drawing on learner autonomy theory and methodology (e.g. Benson, 2011; Oxford, 2003; Smith 2003). Central to that project, alongside the very important element of discussion, was a handout I created for my learners. Here is a screenshot of a sample page, taken from the listening section: Sample page from my Experimenting with English activities handout, listening section. As you can see, the handout consists of a series of activities for learners to try, with space for them to record when they tried it and what they thought of it. In my experience, as I mentioned in the Experimenting with English blog post, simply giving the learners this handout is insufficient. Of course, my learners are busy people and the time they have for out-of-class study is limited. Here are the handouts: This one is for learners who use Edmodo Like this:

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