ESL EFL Teaching Activities, Worksheets, Lessons These fun grammar activities, games and worksheets help you to teach your students comparatives. You will also find engaging resources to teach comparative adjectives, sentence structure and common comparative expressions. This impressive set of ESL grammar activities, worksheets and games helps your students to learn superlatives. There are also resources to help students practice superlative adjectives, sentence structure and questions that contain superlative forms. These rewarding grammar games, ESL activities, worksheets and lessons combine comparative and superlative adjective forms and structures together. The page contains a wealth of fun resources to give students practice at using both forms with a wide range of adjectives and expressions.
Back-to-the-Future tense: Big Bang Theory and Douglas Adams on time travel, verbs, and grammar Still from The Big Bang Theory, Episode 164 A recent episode of The Big Bang Theory shows Sheldon, Leonard, Raj, and Howard watching Back to the Future, Part II and discussing the appropriate tense to use when talking about something that happened in an alternate past timeline. Here's the scene, with a transcript via Harrison Tran. Howard: Wait, hold on. 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. Teacher Goals You Can Actually Accomplish Over One School Year Choose one social media site to master this year. Share snapshots and musings from your year of teaching on Instagram. Follow teachers you admire and get your own following on Twitter. Or, check out how to do teacher PD via social media.
Elementary podcasts Section 1 - “Susan, this is Paul” – introducing your friends Ravi: Hello, and welcome to LearnEnglish elementary podcast number one. My name’s Ravi… Tess: … and I’m Tess. ESL Lesson PLan: Movie/Film Extra Movie Activities: Crossword: Reviews movie vocabulary. Movie Cloze: Reviews movie vocabulary. Movie Word Search: Reviews movie vocabulary.
Steven Pinker Identifies 10 Breakable Grammatical Rules: "Who" Vs. "Whom," Dangling Modifiers & More We’ve previously featured Harvard cognitive scientist Steven Pinker discussing writing at a Harvard conference on the subject. In that case, the focus was narrowly on academic writing, which, he has uncontroversially claimed, “stinks.” Now—“not content with just poaching” in the land of the scribes, writes Charles McGrath at The New York Times Sunday Book Review—Pinker has dared to “set himself up as a gamekeeper” with a new book—The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century. The grandiose title suggests to McGrath that the scientist intends to supplant that most venerable, and most dated, classic writer’s text by Strunk and White.
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. Before the game: Each player will need two 10×10 grids – one with irregular verbs in each square, and one blank grid.
Nine ways to use emojis in the English classroom Through trial, error and mild emoji-obsession, Colm Boyd, a materials writer and British Council teacher in Barcelona, has produced these tips for English language teachers. This article includes advice for using the internet in classrooms. We also recommend that teachers use the 360safe online self-review tool for a whole-school approach to online safety. There are over 2,000 emojis – ration them in your lesson These activities work best when the class has a limited selection of emojis – perhaps 20 to 30. Socialising 4: Active listening Perhaps the most important skill connected with socialising is to ‘shut up and listen’. In practice, it can be very difficult to resist the temptation to turn every conversation into a conversation about what we consider the most interesting thing in the world, i.e. ourselves. The most skilful active listeners include nurses, social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors, so this lesson focuses especially on the techniques studied and used by these professionals. Topic: Socialising and active listening Level: Intermediate (B2) and above Aims: To raise awareness of the importance of active listening skills, and some situations where they are especially important.To teach some language and techniques for active listening, including effective use of body language.To provide practice and feedback of the situation of actively listening to a friend or colleague talking about a difficult experience.