Reading Comprehension Worksheets "Your reading comprehension materials are the best I've found on the web. They are so thorough and comprehensive! My students and I have learned a lot from them. Thanks so much!" -- Susan B., Carter, KY. 03/21/12 Like these materials? Rachael Roberts - Learning vocabulary through reading When I was first learning to teach, someone told me that students have to learn a word 9 times in order for it to really ‘stick’. I have no idea where that little gem came from, but I’m pretty sure someone made it up! Experience tells me that we grasp some items of vocabulary pretty quickly, while others slip through our fingers. There are probably various reasons for this: how much we ‘need’ the word, whether it is similar to a word in our own language or ‘makes sense’ to us in some way, how memorable the context was in which we learnt it and so on. However, while I don’t think there’s a magic number, repetition is certainly a key part of learning, and if we keep coming across a word or phrase while reading it will either make more and more sense to us, because we’re seeing it in different contexts, or we may even be motivated to go away and look it up. However, even if we read a lot, only pretty high frequency words will keep coming up time after time.
40th ELT Blog Carnival:Ideas for Teaching with Technology YES!!! We ARE Ready!! The 40th ELT Blog Carnival. English Tenses for Beginners - Past Present and Future Tense Forms Guide to past, present and future verb tenses especially for beginners. These tense resources include explanations and examples for each tense in English, as well as tense worksheets and quizzes which can also be printed for in-class use. Guide to Future with Will and Going toGuide to learning Future with Will and Going to for students and teachers.
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Definitions and Functions Correction Exercise Aim:This exercise is to help you with the functions of definition, comparison and contrast. Click here for a version of this exercise in MS Word. A definition explains what something is. Extended definitions can also: Have Fun With English Attributed to John Cleese: Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths and other territories. (Except Utah, which she does not fancy.) Your new prime minister will appoint a minister for America without the need for further elections. Congress and the Senate will be disbanded. A questionnaire will be circulated next year to determine whether any of you noticed.