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More doesn’t always mean better. Smarter is better. One sentence may be as useful for teaching purposes as a wall of text with lots of words. My today’s post is a collection of one-sentence games (see Word Games if you’d like to try some games with words). These are games that require next to no time to prepare and might be used to help students retain new vocabulary and grammar, improve their speaking and writing, while playing around with the language. Similar to the Telescopic Text experiment, the aim of the game is to expand a phrase or a simple sentence into as long a sentence as possible by adding extra words. Go Go to the shop Go to the shop to buy a mug Go to the shop to buy a coffee mug Go to the shop to buy a ceramic coffee mug I need to go to the shop to buy a lovely ceramic coffee mug I need to go to the shop to buy a lovely ceramic coffee mug for my mom Today, I need to go to the shop to buy a lovely ceramic coffee mug for my mom………………………………………………………………………………… E.g. ‘Who?’ Who?’ E.g.

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Explain Yourself! The students try to give a reasonable explanation ​about a made up statement.​They can do this exercise in pairs or in a small group. The teacher can also let the students come up with their own statements. - You have a tiger in your bedroom. Explain yourself! Results on ReadWriteThink Home › Results from ReadWriteThink 51-58 of 58 Results from ReadWriteThink Sort by: Create Reading Activities from Authentic Text in Minutes with Quillionz As teachers, we are constantly hearing about the wonders of AI and how it will take over education and make all of our lives easier. Well here finally is a genuine example of something we can use to save time and effort. Quillionz is an AI-powered question generator that can help you to take any text from anywhere and create a range of comprehension or test questions around it. All you need to do to get Quillionz to generate your questions is register and the find the text you want to use. You can copy-paste your text (anything between 300 and 3000 words) into the Quillionz editor, give it a title, select a domain (the domain is the area of study) from the drop-down menu and then click on ‘Proceed’.

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. The Teacher Treasury - Free Downloads Believe it or not, one of my 8th graders showed me this trick and it blew my mind! Some of you may be thinking, this isn't a useful resource because it doesn't help the student understand the concept of multiplying by 9 and that's understandable. However, I've taught 4th and 5th grade special education and little tricks like these are a lifesaver and confidence booster when students encounter multiplication problems. I really hope you find this helpful too.

35 ways to introduce your lesson topic Are you fed up with using the same old methods to introduce your lesson topic? Look no further! Here are 35 ways to kick off your lesson. How many have you tried? Using an anecdote Two Truths and a Lie Ideas, Examples & Instructions The game Two Truths and a Lie is a great party game for teenagers and can also be a good icebreaker in meetings, classes or other situations where you need to make introductions. Below are some examples of truths or lies if you're already familiar with the game and just need to get some ideas. These are easy to modify to make them true (or not true) for yourself. For information on how to play the game, see below the examples. This game is also called Two Truths, One Lie or Two Truths and One Not.

Non-Negotiables for Teaching English Learners - English Learners The other day, I posed a question to my Twitter PLN. I asked what their non-negiables were for teaching English Learners. The responses were overwhelming. Christmas Worksheets ESL Activities Games In this Christmas vocabulary game, students ask yes/no questions in order to guess words related to Christmas. Give each group of four a set of game cards. The students shuffle the cards and place them face down in a pile on the desk. Also, give each student a copy of the game sheet. The game sheet shows the Christmas vocabulary on the cards. One student begins by picking up a card from the pile, without showing it to anyone.

Game Word Generator - The Game Gal When I was putting together this site of games, I discovered that my printable word lists became very popular. I had word lists for pictionary, charades, and other games, and visitors seemed to really like them! So I got to thinking, what’s one step better than a printable list of words for playing pictionary? An online word generator!

Downloadable lesson materials 36 Questions to fall in love Level B1 upwards Skills: speaking and listening JUST GOOGLE IT Image credit: Chris Pirillo, Creative Commons Whether we like it or not, we are no longer a comprehensive ‘know-it-all’ repository of knowledge in the classroom. Everything we know and more is readily available via smartphone, and students have access to it unless we forbid the use of technology (smartphones) in the classroom. The latter practice is more like trying to herd cats. First, they will find a way anyway, and second, to what greater benefit? They say no teacher can compete with Google. 25 ideas for using unit word lists in the classroom Many ELT series have unit word lists, either in the student book, or available in the teacher resources. However, few teachers make active use of these unit word lists on a regular basis. In an attempt to address this situation I have produced a set of 25 activities which teachers can easily incorporate into their regular teaching practice. All of the activities have the following three principles: they can work with almost any ELT unit word list;apart from the students having access to unit word list itself, they require only basic classroom resources i.e., pencil, paper, board and marker;they require no previous preparation from the teacher.