English Language Arts: Writing Prompts/Journal Topics What is... What is something you dislike about yourself? What is something you do well? What is your favourite room in your home and why? What is a good neighbour? BusyTeacher.org YouTube, as well as websites such as wikihow.com, instructables.com, and soyouwanna.com, have an incredible assortment of guides on how to do almost anything, from cutting up onions to making paper airplanes. In this article, I’m going to explain how to adapt a video tutorial into a listening lesson for your ESL/EFL classes. How-to videos contain a number of features which makes them perfect for exploitation in the ESL/EFL classroom: authentic English with natural pronunciation content that relates to everyday life a wide range of topics that can be used images and (in some cases) titles and subtitles which make the meaning clearer the pleasure of learning a useful skill and new English vocabulary at the same time
Festisite Festisite Poems & Rhyme An organized collection of poems. Post your own and get feedback. Roll & Explain! Here’s a quick post with a tweak to two popular speaking/writing activities. The game can be played in small groups or as a whole class (B1 and above.) Roll&Explain.pdf One student rolls two dice four times: one to choose the person in the situation, another one for the action, a third one to decide on the place, and finally a fourth one to determine the time. Focus on grammar first by having the student come up with a grammatically correct sentence that describes the situation.
Without Edgar Allan Poe, we wouldn't have Sherlock Holmes When Edgar Allan Poe first introduced the world to C. Auguste Dupin, he hit on a winning formula. Dupin was Sherlock Holmes before Sherlock Holmes, a genius detective who first appeared in "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," first published in 1841. In that story, the first locked-room mystery, two women are dead and only a bloody straight razor, two bags of gold coins and some tufts of hair are found in the room with their bodies. The game's afoot, as Holmes might say (Poe didn't give Dupin a nifty catchphrase). ESL Conversation Cards This page has all of the ESL conversation cards from the Excellent ESL 4U site collected together on one page. For each topic there are two conversation cards for you to download. When you are learning to speak and having a conversation in English it is often difficult to think of something to talk about. You try hard to think of something to say, but are not sure what to talk about. This page will help you with that as you can use the conversation cards from this page.
Lesson plans Functional language Mind-mapping social encounters – a generic lesson plan (shortlisted for Teaching English British Council Blog of the Month award). [worksheet] Listing advantages and disadvantages (A2). [worksheet] Lesson share: emailing (B1-B2). A lesson on writing work-related emails that won Onestopenglish Lesson Share competition for October 2016. [worksheet] Tell me about your favourite technology (B1). 10 Writing Prompt Tools for Creative Inspiration I love writing… blog posts, stories, poems, and more. As much as I love it though, writing can be a challenge. Often one of the most difficult parts is just getting started.
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