Video for the English classroom For the language teacher, YouTube may be nothing less than one of the best sources of material the classroom has ever seen. In this article, I would like to share 12 clips that I have used in my own classroom. I hope that each clip will be representative of a type of video that may be of particular interest to language teachers. Note: In this article, we will be examining a number of clips that are hosted on the video-sharing site YouTube. Unfortunately, the site is blocked in a number of countries and in such cases the clips will not be accessible. 1. Some poems are best appreciated when they are heard rather than read. For language teachers, a visual element increases the possibilities for using any text in the classroom. 2. This is an example of ‘kinetic typography’ – the technical name for a moving text. Note how the text bombards the eyes in a range of orientations, sizes, font- types, colour and movement. Kinetic typography requires ‘space-time reading’ on the part of the viewer.
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School subjects - speaking activities Speaking activities are the most important component of English courses using communicative approach. However, it is very difficult to find quality speaking activities that would work. That is why I would like to publish a speaking activity here once a week. All the activities will be based on the recommendations given by Keith S. Folse in his wonderful book The Art of Teaching Speaking. ADVERT: In the first post I offer you two pair speaking activities using school subjects and the verb HAVE. School subjects – language for the activity To be able to complete the task successfully, students will need the following sets of language: the verb HAVE (or have got) and the names of the school subjects. If you have not taught the school subjects yet, it is necessary to do so before you start the speaking activities. The other set of language your students need to know is the usage of the verb HAVE for questions like “What subject has she got on Monday?” School subjects – speaking activities
Spelling & Vocabulary Website: SpellingCity Grammar Games - Irregular Verbs Practise the irregular verbs in the following quiz. Irregular verbs - Quiz 5 Choose the correct answer and shoot the bad ducks. Irregular verbs - On Target Choose the correct answer and fling the teacher. Irregular verbs - Penalty 3 Irregular verbs - Fling the Teacher 2 Test your knowledge of irregular verbs in this quiz. Irregular verbs - Quiz 4 Irregular verbs - Quiz 3 To win the game, you have to answer all the questions by choosing the correct forms of the given verb. Irregular verbs - Fling the Teacher Write the correct form of each verb and pass the quiz. Irregular verbs - Quiz 2 Irregular verbs - Quiz Choose the correct past tense of each verb and then try to score a goal. Irregular verbs - Penalty The Snowball method is quite simple. Moreover, if you make a mistake, the verb is repeated again until you get it right or until you make 3 mistakes. Irregular verbs – infographics In the following Snowballs, these verbs are taught: Irregular verbs – Snowballs Irregular verbs – quiz
Christmas Charades Game This free printable Christmas Charades Game is sure to cause some holiday giggles. This is one of our most repinned post on Pinterest. Everyone loves a fun Christmas game plus it’s a freebie – you can’t beat that deal! Click here for this free printable Christmas Charades game. Just print the free printable, cut out each of the charades and place them in a bucket. Remember, in charades there is no talking and no props allowed. Looking for more fun & free printable Christmas games? FREE Printable Christmas Carols Game FREE Printable Elf Charades Cute Christmas Treats We’ll have plenty of other fun & free printable Christmas games coming out soon. What are some of your favorite holiday activities? Here are some sweet Christmas holiday decorating ideas: 1. 2. 3. 3-Tier Aluminum Decorative Tray 4. 5. 6. 7. 4 Soft Red and White Fabric Santa Hat Christmas Chair Slip Covers 8. 9. *Digital paper and characters by Pixel Paper Prints. *Disclosure: I am part of the Amazon affiliate program.
Fiches "éléments culturels" Edit du 16/11: ajout d'une fiche "christmas crackers" Pour inaugurer la nouvelle rubrique "english" que je vais essayer d'alimenter cet été, je vous propose aujourd'hui des fiches pour travailler les éléments culturels. Sur chaque fiche quelques phrases en anglais, un texte explicatif, des illustrations et des activités (coloriages, mots mêlés...). Je vous laisse découvrir les premières! The United Kingdom The United States of America The english breakfast Halloween Halloween Words - contribution de Cocosoleil - Nouveau Thanksgiving Saint Patrick's Day Guy Fawkes' night (Bonfire Night) - contribution de Chantal Queen Elizabeth II Statue of Liberty Big Ben Mount Rushmore The White House The Sydney Opera House The Empire State Building Australia - contribution d'Isabelle UK national anthem - contribution de Cécile USA national anthem - contribution de Cécile Poppy day - contribution de Véronique Christmas Carol - contribution de Yanstit Tower bridge - contribution de Steph19 Sherwood - contribution de Steph 19
Learning basic English with lessons, exercise and books free on EasyPaceLearning theconversation Cette semaine, nous célébrons les 400 ans de la mort de Shakespeare. Après avoir été analysé, joué, étudié, critiqué, mis en scène, adapté et réadapté, le barde a fait son entrée dans le monde du serious game : que peut-il encore remettre en jeu ? L’entreprise Serious Games International a mis 18 mois pour donner vie à l’application mobile « Eye Shakespeare ». Conçue en partenariat avec The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, elle permet de découvrir la ville natale du dramaturge. En marchant, le joueur découvre à la fois les lieux physiques, l’œuvre de l’auteur (l’application incluant des copies des textes originaux) et voyage dans le temps grâce à la réalité augmentée. Il peut, par exemple, visualiser, une reconstruction 3D de la maison de Shakespeare à Stratford-upon-Avon. Marcher pour (se) découvrir L’idée clef du dispositif est de faire marcher le participant sur les pas du barde. Suivre le guide pour comprendre C’est en marchant qu’Aristote enseignait à ses disciples. Dériver pour explorer
40 Recommended Extensions for Teachers, Research, and Language Learners – Teacher Reboot Camp “It isn’t that they cannot see the solution. It is that they cannot see the problem.” – GK Chesterton Did you know a web browser has many free incredible extensions (Chrome/Safari)/add-ons (Firefox)/plugins(IE) to support teachers and learners? Enjoyed these ideas? Extensions for Students Extensity– helps you manage all your extensions so your browser runs faster and isn’t crowded with tons of extensions at once.Pushbullet– I use this extension and free mobile app to send sms messages, images, and websites to all your devices and a group of people. Extensions for Teachers Goobric/Doctopus– extension and add-on to quickly grade assignments with a rubric. Challenge: Teach your learners about extensions to help them become autonomous learners! If you enjoyed these ideas, you may want to get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or my $5.99 ebook, Learning to Go, which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics. Bookmarks
Free! Learn to Speak English! Let's learn to speak English, for free! Is it possible? Yes. Click Here for Step-by-Step Rules, Stories and Exercises to Practice All English Tenses "To master something" means to learn or understand it completely. It begins with some vocabulary and some basic grammar rules. However, and many English learners have had to face this truth, just studying English is not enough. (By the way, spoken English can be quite different from written English. So how do you do that? 1) Learn and practice these Answers to Common Questionsin English. 2) Read these tips on how to speak English fluently. 3) Read this article on five of the most useful everyday English phrases. 4) Find out more about Real Life English. 5) Make sure you know the English speaking DOs and DON'Ts. 6) These questions and answers can help you at various places. 7) Why Are English Contractions Important? Recently, I've found a website that lets you find pen pals/chat partners for free! You can find more information about it here:
Question Words - What, where, Who, why, when, which, how, Grammar Activity Practice Question Words - What, where, Who, why, when, which, how, in this Grammar Activity, using this ESL Grammar Interactive Monkey Fun Game for elementary and pre-intermediate. ESL Learners and Teachers can use it to review English vocabulary and grammar or simply practice these words. This Sentence Monkey activity is great for this type of grammar practice. There are images and in some cases audio in these types of games. Games are great for motivating students to learn. More Games
How in questions -ENGAMES The word “HOW” is one of the most productive words in English. It helps us create meaningful questions and sentences. The word “HOW” combines with many other words to create these questions. How in questions – mindmap Here the students can practise the basic usage of the word HOW in questions. The way you can create questions with how. In the first game your task is to complete the questions with the correct word. Teacher Invaders In the second game you should choose the correct answer and shoot only the BAD ducks. Shooting game I hope that by now you know all the basic usages of the word HOW. With pictures English Teachers: If you would like to use this Question Words wall chart in your classroom, then you can purchase a copy here: Question Words Wall Chart and Flash Cards. The most common question words in English are the following: WHO is only used when referring to people. (= I want to know the person) Who is the best football player in the world? Who are your best friends? Who is that strange guy over there? WHERE is used when referring to a place or location. (= I want to know the place) Where is the library? WHEN is used to refer to a time or an occasion. (= I want to know the time) When do the shops open? WHY is used to obtain an explanation or a reason. (= I want to know the reason) Why do we need a nanny? Normally the response begins with "Because..." WHAT is used to refer to specific information. (= I want to know the thing) What is your name? WHICH is used when a choice needs to be made. (= I want to know the thing between alternatives) How do you cook lasagna? Next activity