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ESL warm-up activities and time fillers – 34 fun ways to start a class

ESL warm-up activities are essential in the English classroom. Students may be tired or have other things on their minds and diving straight into a textbook or grammar explanation can be quite jarring. With a good warmer you can put your students into English mode; attentive, interested and ready to participate. A warmer can also serve to review language from a previous lesson or prime the class for a new topic. Teaching Online I have created a page collecting activities suitable for teaching online many of which work well as warmers and fillers. No-preparation ESL Warm-up activities Here is a list of warm-up activities you can use which don’t require any preparation. Quick questions Write a list of two or three questions on the board which introduce the theme of the lesson. If you’re looking for ideas, this page has a bank of more than 500 themed conversation questions, which are also available in handy card sets with additional exercises in our book 50 Conversation classes. Hangman Name ten

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Monthly topical news lessons Monthly news lessons are sourced from The Guardian, onestopenglish's principal news partner, and include topical news items with worksheets for you to use in class. The lessons in this section are available at pre-intermediate/intermediate, upper intermediate and advanced levels. All the articles are from the Guardian, onestopenglish's principal news partner. As well as using the language exercises which accompany each article, you can exploit these news texts in a number of ways: as extra reading, especially for advanced students;by asking students to compare the political slant of different news organizations;as a way to start projects on the issues covered, etc.

Conversation Questions for the ESL/EFL Classroom If this is your first time here, then read the Teacher's Guide to Using These PagesIf you can think of a good question for any list, please send it to us. Home | Articles | Lessons | Techniques | Questions | Games | Jokes | Things for Teachers | Links | Activities for ESL Students Would you like to help? If you can think of a good question for any list, please send it to us. Conversation Questions - Getting to know you - Elementary - English ESL Worksheets for distance learning and physical classrooms English teacher currently living and working in Thailand. My worksheets mainly focus on speaking activities because I think conversation is the most important skill for communication. You won't find endless grammar or reading comprehension worksheets in my uploads as I think many students around the world are already getting an overload of those. LOOKING TO SAVE TIME, GET REGULAR UPDATES, CORRECTIONS AND ALL WORKSHEETS IN ONE DOWNLOAD?

Speaking Activities for ESL/EFL Causative Speaking Warm-up (Pair-work) In this sentence transformation activity, students rephrase sentences by using the (active) causative verb form (help/let/have/get/make). Speaking Activity: Mafia Game (ESL/EAP) Warmers, fillers & coolers Warmers Below is a list of warmer/cooler/filler/game activities in no particular order. If you have any warmers you'd like to add to the list then please send them to via the Contact page Aims: - to introduce a theme - to relax stds after a hard day's work - to wake stds up after a hard night - to wait for late arrivals - to provide a break in the lesson - to provide humour - to provide oral fluency practice - to finish the lesson on a light note Welcome to English, step 3-4 (Spring 2015) Listening Listening is considered to be the most difficult skill by language learners because we not only have to understand the grammar of the language, but also the speed, pronunciation, intonation and choice of words that the speaker uses. All these factors combined make listening very hard. Luckily, there are some tips and help for you and here I will talk about some strategies to help you become a better listener. Strategies Pre-listening Pre-listening activities are an important part of becoming a better listener.

Please, Come In! 3 Activities to Start Off the Course on the Right Foot Ahh almost October! How are we here already? I can’t even wrap my head around the idea that this is going to be my 27th year teaching English. Time, please stand still! OMG, It makes me cringe to even think about it! Learn English Sentence Master – Alkalmazások a Google Playen Learn English and grammar free by ordering the words to form correct sentences and sayings. Sentence Master is a fun and educational game for kids and English language students of all ages who want to learn English and improve their language skills in a more entertaining way. How do you play? It’s easy. The game consists of putting the scrambled words from each level in order to form a correct sentence and learn English in a fun way.

21 Digital Tools To Build Vocabulary - 21 Digital Tools To Build Vocabulary by Kimberly Tyson, Ph.D If you follow this blog, you know that I believe effective vocabulary instruction is just about the most important instructional activity for teachers to get right. For lots of reasons. Vocabulary influences fluency, comprehension, and student achievement. How’s that for starters? 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

Planning Page WebEnglish.se hopes to make every teacher’s life easier by presenting term plan templates to use together with your students and/or colleagues to plan an enjoyable school term. WebEnglish.se suggests your plan be filled with themes, books, films, and whatever else the class might come up with. If you are familiar with Google Forms, you can COPY this documentGoogle Form yr 3-6Google Form yr 7-9Google Form B1 and edit the questionnaire for your students by deleting all the themes that do not apply to your class. To continue using paper and pen, just follow these steps: 1. Choose your class level and PRINT OUT the list of WebEnglish.se themes:

HOTS Reading Cards – Part 1 Free resource at the bottom of the blog post (but lots of info about it in the post, so still worth a read!) I had hoped to complete all 50 cards before publishing, but with lots on at school and in my ‘other’ life, I’ve taken a slight pause on making the next 26! I set out to make reading cards, as I am always disappointed by the range of ‘non-babyish’ materials that are available to children who struggle with reading, or with engaging in reading. However, I also feel passionately that continually having ‘different’ resources to work on in the class from peers can have an equal off-putting effect.

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