The Best Music Websites For Learning English Check out my New York Times post for English Language Learners focuses on using music for language development and includes a student interactive, video, and teaching ideas. I use music a lot in my teaching of English Language Learners. I thought people might find it helpful to see which sites I believe to be the best out there to help teach English — Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced — through music. Music is a familiar, fun, and engaging tool to use in learning a second language. This is latest of my “The Best…” series, also known as Websites Of The Year. You might also be interested in an interview I did about using music in the ESL/EFL classroom. Lastly, you might find these other “The Best…” lists useful: Here are what I believe to be the best music websites for learning English: The Music Page from the Language Guide, the best audio/picture dictionary on the Web for English Language Learners. The English Language Listening Lab Online, also known as ELLO, has a good Music page .
Active & Passive Voice - Scholarly Voice - Academic Guides at Walden University The APA 6th Edition, Section 3.18, indicates that writers should use the active voice for clarity (APA, 2010, p. 77). Writing in the active voice means the subject of the sentence clearly performs the action that the verb expresses. APA stresses using the active voice to make it clear to the reader who is taking action in the sentence. The order of words in a sentence with active voice is subject, verb, object. Example: I conducted a study of elementary school teachers. Generally, in scholarly writing, with its emphasis on precision and clarity, the active voice is preferred. if the reader is aware of who the actor is; in expository writing, where the goal of the discussion is to provide background, context, or an in-depth explanation; if the writer wants to focus on the object or the implications of the actor’s action; or to vary sentence structure. Also, much like for anthropomorphism, different writing styles have different preferences.
Conversation lesson - Music Introduction This lesson plan for teachers of older teenage and adult students level B1 is about Music. Students will develop their fluency through a range of speaking activities. During this skills lesson you might want to use background music where facilities allow. You will also need some samples of music, not necessarily just in English, but a variety of different genres Topic Music Level Time 2 hours Aims To develop fluency through a range of speaking activitiesTo introduce related vocabulary Materials Lesson plan: guide for teacher on procedure. Download lesson plan 170k pdf Worksheets: worksheets which can be printed out for use in class. Find someone whoMusic choicesRole play Download worksheets 157k pdf The plans and worksheets are downloadable and in pdf format. Copyright - please read All the materials on these pages are free for you to download and copy for educational use only.
Simple Present Exercises Simple Present Exercises Jump to Simple Present Explanation Practice with these Simple Present exercises: Simple Present Exercise 01 Simple Present Exercise 02 Simple Present Exercise 03 Simple Present Exercise 04 Simple Present Exercise 05 Simple Present Exercise 06 Simple Present Exercise 07 Simple Present Exercise 08 Click Here for Step-by-Step Rules, Stories and Exercises to Practice All English Tenses 01 | next | previous | top 02 | next | previous | top 03 | next | previous | top 04 | next | previous | top 05 | next | previous | top 06 | next | previous | top 07 | next | previous | top 08 | next | previous | top What's Next? Get Vocabulary, Grammar and Teaching Tips, Site Updates and Special Offers Directly to Your Mailbox Join now and get a special bonus: First 2 chapters of the English Short Stories Book and Workbook. Are you a teacher or a student? * We respect your email privacy and you can unsubscribe at any time. Return from Simple Present Exercises to English Grammar Exercises Top of this page [?]
The Best Online Karaoke Sites For English Language Learners I’ve used music a lot with English Language Learners. Singing feels much less threatening to many who are learning a new language. Karaoke is a good language-development activity, and there are quite a few karaoke sites on the Internet. I thought it would be a good topic for a short “The Best…” list. In order to make it on this list, a site has to be available free-of-charge (or at least some of its resources have to be free), easy-to-use, require no download, and allow students — either alone or in a group — to record themselves singing. A link to their performance can then be posted on a student or teacher website. There are only a few sites that meet that criteria. SMS Tunes is another similar site. Sing Snap is the newest addition to this list. KaraSongs doesn’t allow students to record themselves, but they have tons of great videos showing the lyrics to popular songs with instrumental accompaniment. Red Karaoke The Karaoke Channel Related Sing Snap Joins The Best Karaoke List In "talking"
Free Online English Lessons and Exercises Classroom Lyrics TEN tips for rewriting lyrics: 1.) Choose a song that you know (a current song, an "oldie but a goodie", or even a nursery rhyme!) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.) 8.) 9.) 10.) Coherencia y cohesión en el discurso académico Ejercicio de Inglés La coherencia y la cohesión son dos características esenciales del discurso académico. Por coherencia (coherence) entendemos la existencia de un hilo conductor que vincula todos los argumentos o las ideas que constituyen el texto. Por ejemplo, en un texto argumentativo, los argumentos que constituyen el cuerpo del texto están relacionados con la tesis expuesta en la introducción (más detalles en la lección Como escribir un texto argumentativo en inglés. La coherencia del texto se manifesta, entre otros, en la repetición de palabras clave y el uso de sinónimos para evitar redundancias. La cohesión de un texto (cohesion) es una característica de la forma y no tanto del contenido del texto. Se trata de los medios lingüísticos que se utilizan en un texto para establecer relaciones lógicas entre ideas y/o partes del texto. Las principales estrategias de cohesión textual son: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. En el siguiente fragmento, los marcadores de cohesión estan en negrita:
by Stanza. The Global soundmaps project. An online open source database of city sounds field recording and soundmaps from around the world. Initially all sounds by Stanza you can now contribute your own found sounds. Soundcities is an online d The soundmaps and the database can be listened to, used in performances, or played on mobiles via wireless networks. Initially all sounds by Stanza, you can now contribute your own found sounds. Special feature if you go to the world soundmap you can click to go via KML files onto google earth. Soundcities is an open online database of the thousands of sounds from around the world and you can visits the various cities and create soundmaps.. Soundcities was the first online open source database of city sounds and soundmaps from around the world, using found sounds and field recording. The sounds of cities also give clues to the emotional and responsive way we interact with our cities. A growing labyrinth, a community of aural cityscapes and collages is now evolving. I have spent the last 20 years travelling to over 20 worldwide cities. The project is available for exhibition, workshops and live performance. The project is unfunded is you would like to make a contribution get in touch.
Lanternfish ESL: Lesson for Adult Classes The Odd One Out Game: Students look at a list of four items and decide which is different. They must give a reason. Everybody holds their answer up at the same time. If their reason is unique they get a point. Example: Eagle, Owl, Bat, Penguin. Penguins can't fly. Bats are mammals. Bats have teeth. Bats have poor eyesight. Penguins can swim. Peguins only live in the Southern Hemisphere. Remember they only need to give a unique reason to get a point. Dislikes: Simple worksheet highlighting useful language for discussing dislikes. Classroom English: Highlights the essential language for getting information when you don't understand something. For and Against: A simple worksheet for practising expressing opinions. Chores, Errands, and Favors: Students discuss what chores they do and what errands they run ESL Surveys: This section contains several sets of survey questions. Love and Relationships: A collection of worksheets and activities for teaching vocabulary used to describe relationships.
SongPop 2 First conditional – grammar explanation for learners of English First conditional is very similar to time clauses. However, I would say that first conditional is easier than time clauses. First conditional is used if we speak about two possibilities in the future. First conditional – mind map The most important thing to remember is, that you cannot use WILL after IF. In this game you have to solve the quiz first and then you can play the game Visual memory.