More than 350 useful Links for ESL teachers - JLM More than Useful Links for ESL Teachers Ads Video Lesson: Mr. Bean Follow me on twitter This is a video lesson based around the video “Mr. Bean packs his suitcase” thanks to British Council for bringing it to my attention in their lesson plan on making predictions but I’ve adapted it for use in different ways with different levels. Kids and lower levels The aim of this lesson plan is to practice holiday vocabulary (clothes and items that go in a suitcase) and some basic grammar structure. Project a picture of a suitcase on to the board (or draw one) and ask “What do you put in your suitcase when you go on holiday?”
More than 20 free listening tests for IELTS This is my selection of the best free practice listening sites for IELTS on the internet. Not all of these tests are exactly formatted to the IELTS exam but they are excellent for practising your listening skills. Before you go there may I suggest you check out these pages and resources: Tips on how to improve your listening skills
Storytelling Prompts for Kids - Tell Me A Story Time for the Virtual Chapter Book Club for Kids. The theme for November is Fairy Tales, Fables and Fractured Fairy Tales. My daughters have actually been reading quite a few fairy tale chapter books lately. Stories Summary Watch and listen as the CBeebies presenters tell a story. Often retelling traditional stories and fairytales, the presenters read aloud from a picture book. Children can sit back and listen as well as follow the pictures on screen. Enjoying being read to, talking about books, reading stories and becoming familiar with them creates enthusiasm and interest that is likely to stay with children. It will then make them want to recreate the pleasure and fun for themselves.
Video projects In this integrated skills series by Jackie McAvoy, students produce TV and radio programmes. There are comprehensive teaching notes and student worksheets, plus tips for recording and downloading videos. Students record their programmes, either as audio or video, and then upload them to YouTube or Google video. We will show some of the best here on onestopenglish, so send links to your students' videos to email@example.com. English-speaking countries Have you ever wondered why you have to learn English at school? Did you know that the world speaks English? Do you know how many countries in the world have English as an official language? First, you need to know the origins and history of the English language.
ESL Podcast Blog Welcome to ESL Podcast Blog So Go Ahead and Sue Me, Taylor Swift I can’t say that I have never, never, never listened to a song by Taylor Swift, but I can say that I’m not exactly (I’m not really) a fan of her music. Ms. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe Today we present the short story "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe. Here is Shep O'Neal with the story. True! Nervous -- very, very nervous I had been and am!
Perfet Flatmates Role-play Purpose and Audience: The purpose of these materials is to get the students to practice talking about the qualities of good and bad roommates. Target Language: London Short Fiction: Mud Man A series of short fiction set in, or influenced by London. A series of short fiction set in, or influenced by London. Out he comes, dredged from the canal. The Seven Best Simple Novels for EFL Students - Kieran Donaghy In my previous article I looked at the many benefits of extensive reading which include gains in reading and writing competence, oral and aural skills, vocabulary growth, and increases in self-esteem and empathy. It is also highly motivating for students to discover that they can read in English and that they enjoy it. For this reason it is essential that the books are interesting to students and at a level appropriate to their reading ability.
50 holiday activities for Teaching English We have loads of holiday related materials. Get a start on our Christmas page or in our resources. Also some nice full lessons in our Lessons In A Can or purchase hundreds of resources for the holidays in our store. Also you can subscribe to Digital Resources for one lifetime fee to get hundreds of thousands of lesson materials/ideas. However, since I'm busy making Christmas lists, thought I'd make a nice one to share with fellow teachers and inspire with a few things in my brain for teaching lessons related to Christmas. So here is my brain purge.