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English Skills - Writing

English Skills - Writing

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What on Earth are you talking about? Reading for Meaning in a fun way - Teacher´s Corner This is an intensive reading activity at sentence level. You can dictate the sentences one by one, or give out the list and get students in pairs or groups to answer the questions. There is no “correct” answer. Students have to use their imagination. “You are an external expression and not at all what you appear to be.” – Epictetus 1st cent BC. Can you work out a meaning for each sentence? Become an IELTS Examiner In order to apply, applicants must satisfy the following education and teaching qualifications and experience: Education requirements: an undergraduate degree (three years’ full-time academic study) Or E-safety training for teachers of young learners This training session is aimed at teachers working with young learners and looks at the topic of e-safety. Nowadays more and more tech tools are emerging which can be used to help young learners practise their English. If we choose to integrate these into our classroom contexts, how can we guarantee maximum safety for the students and for ourselves? In a world where data is shared often with little consideration for privacy and the serious consequences which can occur, we might prefer to avoid tech altogether. However, by raising awareness and promoting good practice, we can help YLs become more aware of the dangers and encourage positive online behaviour.

Reading to Learn English English Reading REGISTER NOW to learn English free with USA Learns! In today’s world, reading is basic to everyday life. As children we learn to read, and as adults, we read to learn. We read to learn about the news, to learn about rules, and to learn about how to do things. We also use reading to learn English. Writing a report - Learning intention guide How to use this resource: This resource is designed so teachers can select the writing criteria they want to use for the focus of the assessment. After selecting the criteria, and whether to have a teacher's or a student's guide, single click the to construct an assessment guide appropriate to the needs of the individual students, the groups, or the class. Information for teachers:

Books and study guides You can benefit from a wide range of IELTS preparation books and materials, created by some of the world’s leading English language specialists. How To Prepare for IELTS Available in British Council test centres and selected book stores, this IELTS practice book can be used in class or for home study. It includes a CD-ROM and recording transcript that contains practical preparation exercises to help you study each of the four IELTS skills. Official IELTS Practice Materials Volume 1 This book and audio CD contains some sample tests for all modules: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. Integrating ICT self-study booklet It forms part of a series of self-study booklets, in which teachers will find useful theory and practice for teaching English effectively, including short case studies and professional development activities to do individually and with colleagues. Featuring a range of engaging and accessible activities, the booklets help teachers to: identify areas for development find a variety of ways to improve their teaching knowledge develop the skills they need in and out of the classroom. Teacher educators can make use of these materials to work with developing teachers to help assess and address their learning needs. Each booklet covers one of the professional practices in the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Framework for teachers and is based on research into what effective professional development involves.

70 useful sentences for academic writing Back in the late 90s, in the process of reading for my MA dissertation, I put together a collection of hundreds of sentence frames that I felt could help me with my academic writing later on. And they did. Immensely. After the course was over, I stacked my sentences away, but kept wondering if I could ever put them to good use and perhaps help other MA / PhD students. So here are 70 sentences extracted and adapted for from the original compilation, which ran for almost 10 pages. General Training Writing test – paper You will be allowed 1 hour to complete two tasks in the IELTS General Training Writing test. The two parts of this practice Writing test are presented on two separate web pages. Make sure you move swiftly from one page to the next so that your practice is as realistic as possible. If you prefer to work offline, download the test paper.

Webinar Library - English Australia Your web browser (Firefox 43) is out of date. Update your browser for more security, speed and the best experience on this site. Update browser Ignore The lost art of letter writing Over recent years, letter writing has been replaced by other ways of communicating. Technology has developed so rapidly that we now expect to be able to talk to people instantly - and get a response from them almost straight away. Rather than putting pen to paper, for most of us it now feels much more natural to send texts and emails, quickly typing out our message within seconds. Academic / General Training Listening test - computer round12 years4greenreasonable1.20 metreslock Transcript: F: Oh hello… I’m calling about your advertisement in the local paper. M: Oh well, there were two ads actually. Was it the one for second-hand furniture?

Student guest post: 8 ways students and staff can engage in remote collaboration A guest blog post from Sheffield Hallam University Business and Technology students working within the SMASH team. A student partnership group researching Social Media for Academic Studies at Hallam. As we enter into the second semester of university (or the last semester for final year students), with the cold weather upon us and deadlines looming – it is often difficult for students participating in group work to all be in the same place at the same time for meetings. The SMASH team (Social Media for Academic Studies at Hallam) last year wrote a blog post following their struggles of meeting up as a group after the #BeastFromTheEast disrupted travel across the UK. This year, the team have decided to build upon this post, and create more ideas and suggestions into tools for remote collaboration.

Write and Improve: An Online writing helper Writing is probably the most difficult area for learners to improve on by themselves. Writing demands an audience and if you have no-one to tell you how successful your efforts are – or not – then you are doomed to repeat your failures into eternity. Cambridge English have, however, just released a beta version of an online, browser based writing helper. Currently free to use and requiring only a facebook login (or email registration), the service allows learners to input their answers to one of the five questions provided (or submit a piece of writing of their own choice) and to get feedback on their efforts.