by Jamie Keddie Street questions - Lessonstream.org Last month (July 2016) I was in Manchester, training on my Video and Image in Language Teaching course (VILT) for NILE. One of the activities that I gave participants was to take photographs of interesting texts that they saw in the city’s streets and public areas. Here is my own offering – a selection of questions which all contain ellipsis (missing words).
First day activities: my favourite icebreakers – Klara@eoi Every year I try to look for new activities to start off my first lessons and consequently spend an indecent amount of time trawling the net for original ideas. Fortunately, there are always plenty that catch my eye and I’d like to share some of my favourites. Lesson Plans Digger has some excellent compilations of icebreakers and last year I tried out this great activity called Two Kinds of People , which uses fantastic visuals and gets students both moving and speaking.
Science and art Annika Duda What are the links between science and art? There might be more than you think. Science and art have often been perceived as mutually exclusive: scientists are believed to be rigid, logical thinkers, whereas artists are less rational and creative. Tim's Free English Lesson Plans Follow me on twitter Just a quick note… Before you use these materials… We’ve created a new podcast aimed at B2+ level English students and teachers alike. You can listen for free at our SoundCloud page below. Best Story Elements Videos for the Classroom We found some fab videos that are perfect for teaching story elements! Whether you’re talking about plot, characters, setting, conflict, theme, or point of view, there’s definitely something on our list that you can use. Of course, there’s no better way to teach story elements than by reading stories with your students. However, like all good instruction, a combination of varied approaches that reach all of your learners is a surefire win.
TED TALKS: “ONE SIZE FITS ALL” You are a good teacher. You work tirelessly to inspire creativity and motivation in your students. The list of bookmarked TED-videos in your computer is longer than the Great Wall of China. But you won’t have the time to design lesson plans with worksheets and handouts around these videos. Food that shapes you: how diet can change your epigenome You are what you eat – quite literally. Our diet can influence the tiny changes in our genome that underlie several diseases, including cancer and obesity. When you look at yourself in the mirror you may ask, ‘How, given that all the cells in my body carry the same DNA, can my organs look so unlike and function so differently?’ With the recent progress in epigenetics, we are beginning to understand.
List of videolessons from the English learning series EXTR@ ENGLISH - in Mult... A cool TV series, a funny sitcom, and an English course, all wrapped in one single package to make Extr@, the perfect way of learning natural English having fun.SEE THE OTHER EPISODES HERE !Do extr@ activities hereAnnie and Bridget share a flat. Their next-door neighbour Nick is a disorganized, humorous macho fellow. Bridget's Argentinean penpal, Hector, comes to London to visit her. His limited command of English serves as the central dynamic for the language learning content of the series.