Making the right choices: ‘Lean On Me’ – On the same page Every word in the song “Lean On Me” by Bill Withers has been written into a grid with some distractors. Starting in the upper left corner, students complete the lyrics choosing one of the words available right next to the last word in any direction and using each square only once. To guide them through the process, the writing worksheet provides students with a few words in each line, including the first ones, which are also capitalised in the grid for easier reference. You may want to model and play the first two lines of the song so that the students can understand the procedure. Students will be practising a number of skills as they make their choices. Sometimes they will have to make decisions concerning subject-verb agreement, sentence structure, word order, or selecting the right preposition.
Over 1,000 of the most common fixed expressions and idioms in the English language This list has been compiled of the most fixed expressions and idioms in the English language--with 1,157 items. The reason that we have posted this list is to get our current and potential students to start thinking like a linguist, so that they can have an easier time translating things, and more productive study time when they sit down to complete their assignments. . Though this list in no way should be thought of as a complete list of idioms and fixed expressions, it however be thought of as a reference tool for a student trying to classify his/her native language, and as an aid to help said student break down said language into the most basic parts of usage.
ESL Songs and Music Welcome aboard our ESL Songs and Music Course, and if you are an old friend who visits us often then you know, it's 'hello again' I think that there is more work involved in building a Learn English website than there is in learning to speak and understand English :) Today we are learning English with Tracy Chapman. The first time I heard her music I loved it, but I could not believe she was a woman. Ahola - Digging Deeper into Songs: A Writing Activity (for ESL Students) The Internet TESL Journal Steven Kenneth Aholasteboahola [at] hotmail.comKansai Gaidai University (Osaka, Japan) This lesson plan for intermediate and advanced ESL/EFL students offers teachers a writing activity where the students analyze the lyrics to one of their favorite English songs Introduction It probably isn’t unusual for instructors to incorporate music into their lessons at some point during the year. Perhaps, there are some instructors who have their students listen to music and write down the words or key phrases they hear on a prepared handout. When I use music in my classes, I have my students go beyond just listening to songs by having them analyze the song lyrics.
The most difficult words to pronounce in the English language revealed – as well as the world’s favourite English tongue-twisters “Worcestershire”. “Choir”. “Sixth”. Telling the Time in English –My English Language Telling the time in English is easy once you understand how English speakers refer to the different parts of the clock at different times of the day. It always follows the same pattern. So once you know how it works, you can confidently announce the time at any time of the day or night. Read on to find out more about telling the time in English using the 12 hour clock and the 24 hour clock, which prepositions to use, how to ask the time, how to give the time and how the time is used commonly to talk about the working day. We have also included a list of idioms and common phrases using the word ‘time’. Vocabulary for telling the time in English
Learn English with Music Welcome ! Welcome ! Learn English with Music ! Lyreach.com : learning through songs I can’t imagine life without music but much though I love listening to it when I’m driving, working, relaxing or having fun , you won’t see me bringing music to the classroom just because. There is always a reason to choose the song I ask my students to sing. It could be either because it contains a certain structure we are working with or because of its vocabulary or its phonetics, but there is always a reason This is why when I bumped into this site lyreach.com I was thrilled as it offers the possibility of typing words or idioms or structures as you might expect to get them in the lyrics. The lyrics of about 470000 songs are stored so the hard part is choosing which of these songs you would like to work with.Then you click on your choice to see the paragraphs that it appeared in , the title of the song and the singer and sometimes a clip from Amazon.com In this case I was looking for a song containing Adjectives with too and enough and this is what I found.
Countries, Nationalities and Languages English Vocabulary - Nacionalidades en inglés The word 'Nationality' is not often used in spoken English. It is a formal and official word and it appears more frequently in written English. You will find the word 'Nationality' is used a lot in the travel industry and for immigration. We almost never say: What is your nationality? We usually say: Where are you from? OR Where do you come from? ESL Lounge: Songs for English Teaching. Song Titles S using songs in the esl classroom It's great to use songs in the class, if only to do something a little different. But beyond using them solely to give your students some 'light relief', there are many other ways songs can be used in ESL classrooms to consolidate what students have already learnt. Have a song to request? Go to our contact page.
Songs and Activities for English Language Learners Songs can be an effective way to introduce or reinforce a grammar topic. Click on the topics below for companion songs and activities. (In a blog article posted Oct. 4, 2016 at AzarGrammar.com, I list some of the benefits of using songs to teach grammar that I’ve observed in my own classroom.) Adjectives in the Song “True Colors”Adverb Clauses in the Song “Baby, I’m Yours”Comparisons with LikeFeel LikeGerunds as Objects of PrepositionsGerund or Infinitive after begin, start, continue, like, love, hate, can’t standGet to Do SomethingGotta: Informal Spoken English for Got ToInfinitives as AdjectivesI’ve Got It and I’ve Got ‘EmMust Have + Past ParticipleNoun ClausesParticipial PhrasesReflexive PronounsShould Have + Past ParticipleThird Person Singular: Mistakes in the Song “Memories” by Maroon 5Used to + a Verb in the Simple FormUsed to vs. WouldWanna: Informal Spoken English for Want ToWish + Simple Past: Making a Wish About the Present
English Vocabulary: Countries, Nationalities, and Languages One big vocabulary and pronunciation problem in English is knowing how to pronounce the English names of countries, nationalities, and languages. In today’s lesson, I’ve organized the words into categories that can help you remember them better. You can also practice your pronunciation of the country and nationality words. Notice that some of these words end in -IAN, but the “I” is silent. * There are two ways to pronounce the syllable: GWAY (like “way”) and GWAI (like “eye”). QT-ESL: Songs with subtitled lyrics in English (1) with exercises - QualityTime-ESL At QualityTime-ESL we believe in teaching ESL with songs. Today the Internet gives us amazing resources. Here we combine links to videos with cloze/gap-filling exercises to use directly in class. In most cases the clips have closed captions/subtitles in English. We suggest teachers use songs at the end of their lessons after much work (among other things) on our grammar drills! QualityTime-ESL Podcasts!