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Nik's Daily English Activities

Nik's Daily English Activities
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Life Feast 18 Resources for English Language Learners to Learn via Blogs Posted by Shelly Terrell on Saturday, March 20th 2010 Part of the Cool Sites series Perhaps your students are like mine and are not quite ready to make the leap to begin blogging. This was how the first lesson plan went: We were learning about travel in America, therefore I had my students read Shonah Wraith’s post, Big, Bigger, BIGGEST.I asked students to leave comments on Shonah’s post.Shonah did a great job of responding to my student’s questions and comments. 2nd Phase: Video Tutorials In the first phase, my students became familiar with the process and realized the amount of learning they could receive through interacting with blogs. Los mejores cursos gratis Free ESL Fun Games, Interactive Grammar & Vocabulary Games for Classrooms WritingFix: prompts, lessons, and resources for writing classrooms Nik's QuickShout Business English App by Business English Pod Learn English Using photos in the classroom #2 – inspiring role play In last month’s post, we looked at how you could make the most of the ‘surprise factor’ when using a photograph in class. This month, we’ll be exploring how images can help inspire role-play activities that will get your learners thinking and speaking. Don’t forget: each month we’re sharing one of the striking images used in our new course Cambridge English Empower, and asking you to share how you’d use that image in the classroom. You can enter that competition here. One of the best things about a really striking photograph is how it can take the viewer outside their own experience and into someone else’s world. It should come as no surprise, then, that many of the best entries in this month’s competition used the image – of a young man on a motorcycle meeting three elderly Vietnamese women – as the basis for a role-play activity. A good role-play activity, whether speaking or writing, requires preparation. A picture like this can also offer opportunities for further written homework.

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