10 Illustrated English Idioms That Will Make Your Life Easier For many people learning English for the first time it can be daunting and complex language to master. Lots of silent letters, complex spellings and odd expressions which often go over the heads of most non-English speakers. To make learning English a little easier, Irish illustrator Roisin Hahessy has created some wonderfully simple yet funny pictures to help make things a little clearer. She's also a part-time English teacher in Brazil so she uses the series to aid her students as well. Now whenever you hear any of these English idioms, thanks to Hahessy at least now you'll have a better idea of where the conversation is heading! Via Roisin Hahessy
Brain Teasers A girl called GL lives on the eleventh floor of a block of flats. Every morning when she goes to work she takes the lift down to the ground floor. When she comes home in the afternoon, she presses the button for the eighth floor and walks up the last three flights of stairs. How come?Answer: She is too short. She does not reach button number 11.Imagine that you are in a boat, in the middle of the sea.
5 Free Video Games That Support ELLs The concept of gamifying learning has been part of practical instruction, in various forms, for years, and for good reason: Research shows that game-based learning has the capacity to motivate students, activate knowledge, and enhance critical thinking capacities. This is just as true for English language learners (ELLs) as for native English speakers. Serious simulation games—which I have described as being “designed for the fundamental purposes of education for reaching a solution for real-world dilemmas”—can be especially effective in engaging middle- and upper-grade ELLs in rigorous content application. By inviting players to actively solve relevant problems, these games work to expand the ways in which learners see and interact with the world around them. For ELLs in particular, serious simulation games present an opportunity to demonstrate both existing funds of knowledge and fresh academic learning in ways that reduce the demand for expressive language.
BATTLESHIP: IRREGULAR VERBS Much to learn, you still have. – Joda. Despite the evidence that the number of irregular verbs is declining in the English language, there is no danger they will disappear, and the struggle will continue. There are many attempts to find a shortcut in learning irregular verbs, yet with all the options and “magic tricks” available, learning these verbs requires much memorization, drilling and practice. Today I will show how I use the Battleship game to drill and practise irregular verbs in a fun way. English Vocabulary Word Lists with Games, Puzzles and Quizzes This is a collection of English vocabulary word lists with online activities that use these word lists. Instead of studying the word list first, you can choose which game you want to play, then choose the set of words. Any Device - No Special Requirements