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Irregular Verbs? Yes,Please!

Irregular Verbs? Yes,Please!
My son Lucas was complaining he was going to have a permanent crick in his neck from spending hourrrrrs (or words to that effect) trying to learn irregular verbs in English when it occurred to me there might be plenty of sites on the Internet to help students, and my own son in this case, with this seemingly daunting task. And just as I predicted there are some cool sites that offer a nice alternative to the traditional pen-and-paper method of learning irregular verbs. Hard to believe me? Then, try these games and I bet you’ll be delighted next time you are asked to study them. Dear Lucas, this post is for you!!! Jeopardy Quiz Game Fun activity to teach action verbs in the irregular past simple tense. Irregular Verb Wheel Game An enjoyable game where irregular verbs are chosen at random from a spinning wheel. Hangman Game From, the always entertaining hangman game; in this case, with irregular verbs. Irregular Verbs Walk the Plank Create your own.

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11 Ways Finland’s Education System Shows Us that “Less is More”. When I left my 7th grade math classroom for my Fulbright research assignment in Finland I thought I would come back from this experience with more inspiring, engaging, innovative lessons. I expected to have great new ideas on how to teach my mathematics curriculum and I would revamp my lessons so that I could include more curriculum, more math and get students to think more, talk more and do more math. This drive to do more and More and MORE is a state of existence for most teachers in the US….it is engrained in us from day one. There is a constant pressure to push our students to the next level to have them do bigger and better things.

What is the difference between lay and lie? - Medellin Buzz Many of my students in Medellin and even native speakers from around the world have asked me what the difference is between lay and lie. I lie on my bed? I lay on my bed? Let´s go over what the meaning of each verb is first. To lay means to put something down. Vocabulary Competition: a Nice Simple Activity to Revise A nice simple idea to start a lesson. I always like to start my lessons doing some quick revision of what I taught the previous day. I do it using different techniques, but they always have something in common: they help get students into the mood and start using English from minute one. The idea in this activity is to combine two things: Revision of targeted vocabularyConsolidation of relative sentences

Have got and have - English Grammar Today - Cambridge Dictionary Have got and have mean the same. Have got is more informal. We use have (got) here to refer to both verbs: I’ve got a terrible pain in my back. I have a terrible pain in my back. (more formal) Visual teaching & learning : EVAN - a stunning video with a powerful message Over 7 mln people have watched it over the last 2 months. Most people have said that they were shocked or moved by the sursprising ending of the film. What is it about and how can we use it with our students? The story ESL Song Lessons - - Songs For Teaching Grammar ESL and EFL teachers looking for inspiration for lesson planning will find this list of songs to teach English grammar we’ve compiled a useful resource. Highlighted are songs available as complete ESL song lesson plans here on Songs for teaching present simple Eric Clapton / Wonderful Tonight (lyrics) The Beatles / She Loves You (lyrics) Bette Middler / From A Distance (lyrics)

When in Britain...: ENGLISH PROVERBS you must know! You can't call yourself an advanced English speaker if you don't know at least basic idioms and proverbs. On my blog I plan to write about both but if you are impatient always fresh portion of idioms you may find here: IDIOMS. Let's talk about proverbs then! What are they? Proverbs are short, well-known and repeated statements that give practical advice about life. They are often metaphorical.

Irregular Past Tense Verbs – word lists, worksheets, activities, goals, and more Irregular past tense verb list in developmental order Functional ate, bit, blew, broke, built, caught, came, cut, did, drew, drank, fell, flew, found, got, gave, had, let, lost, made, put, read, ran, said, saw, sat, stood, stuck, told, took, threw, went, woke, won, wore, wrote, was

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. Creating a Classroom Culture of Laughter In the age of technology, when students use online databases for home research and when Khan Academy tutorials personalize learning, why does the 21st-century student come to school? They come to see their friends. They come for the community. They come to be part of a classroom culture that motivates them to stick with the online tutorial and write that last paragraph in an essay.

Days and Dates in English - Learn English Basics Expressing the year Expressing the date Prepositions For single days and dates we use on. For example: I was born on the 7th of the month. Pronunciation game ‘-ed’ This is a game designed for students to identify and practise the pronunciation of ‘-ed’ in the past simple/past participle forms of regular verbs. It comes with three sets of cards at three levels of difficulty, so it can be played with students of any level from elementary to advanced. You can download the cards by clicking here. Edit: Click here for a .pdf version (for anyone who doesn’t have powerpoint) Falling Clouds Falling Clouds In this game you have to move words around to make a sentence. You can practice English grammar by rearranging words to make a complete sentence.

Master the Particulars of Grammar With This Pop Culture Primer 3351 11Share1 For the overlap in the Venn diagram of word nerds and pop culture junkies, Pop Chart Lab has created a poster that breaks down the parts of speech with the help of famous figures from movies, television, music, and literature. Not just your basic person, place, or thing (although that's covered, too, with the help of Luke Skywalker, Tatooine, and a lightsaber) this poster takes on particulars of interrogative pronouns, modal auxiliary verbs, and resulting copulas via the likes of Dumbledore, Rocky, and Michael J. Fox. The hand-drawn classic characters (plus Nicholas Cage) contextualize the dusty rules of grammar in a beautiful wall-worthy way. Put it next to your writing desk as a reference and and a chance to get inspired by the likes of ET, Robocop, Holly Golightly, Ice Cube, and Dr.