How to use songs in the English language classroom What makes for a successful song-based lesson? Adam Simpson, second-time winner of the British Council’s Teaching English blog award for his post on conditionals (written with Paul Mains), explains. One of the big problems we all face, whether teaching English to children or adults, is maintaining learners’ interest throughout our lessons. Planning for the use of songs in class The process of selecting a song is one of the most difficult aspects of using music in a lesson. Carefully examine what it is you want your class to learn in the lesson Is this going to be a lesson focusing on vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, or a particular topic? Think about the language level of your class The language level of your class will determine not only which songs you can use, but also what other activities – such as games or written exercises – you will use to develop the lesson. How old are your learners? Are there any specific cultural issues regarding the make-up of your class? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
ESL Teacher Resources, Job Boards, and Worksheets ESL Movie Lessons | Movies Grow English | Watch movies, learn English Lessons & Classroom Games for Teachers - Animal Crime Scene Investigator - A science and ESL lesson by: Regal Swan® Foundation, Inc. / theregalswan.com Expected Learning Outcomes Students will understand predation and how nature controls the over-population of species. Students will have an understanding of how crime scene investigation requires the.. TUMMY RUB, HEAD PAT - Game by: re Try to pat your head with one hand while rubbing your stomach in circular motions with the other hand. ESL Game - Concentration by: kr Title: Concentration Type: Concentration Game Target: Any vocab or conversation pattern Materials: None Procedure: Assign each student an answer to the conversation question or a vocabulary word... Classroom Games - Draw the Teacher, 3D Tic-Tac-Toe & More by: Lucas Kent Stand Up, Sit Down, Turn Around This is a great review game for shapes, angles and more. 1) Draw the various shapes on the board. 2) Point to each shape and say its name. 3) Students repeat the.. Second Grade Technology Lesson Plans by: Collaborator
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Engelska 5 - Nationella prov i främmande språk, Göteborgs universitet Här ges exempel på olika typer av uppgifter som har förekommit och kan förekomma i nationella prov i Engelska kurs A och 5 i gymnasieskolan. Proven i Engelska 5 kommer att ha samma övergripande karaktär och utformning som tidigare i Engelska A och samma indelning i delprov. De exempeluppgifter som finns för EnA är följaktligen också relevanta för En5. Provuppgifterna kommer framför allt från utprövningsmaterial som inte använts i prov, men också från tidigare givna prov, som inte längre omfattas av sekretess. Observera att Skolverkets kommentarmaterial till ämnesplanen: Om ämnet Engelska Generella bedömningsanvisningar Focus: Listening Flerval: Ten Journeys of a Lifetime Ljudfil (ca 14 min/13,2 MB) Bedömningsanvisningar Blandat svarsformat: The River Police Ljudfil (19 min/17,4 MB) Bedömningsanvisningar Matchning: Where are they Ljudfil (ca 9 min/6,5 MB) Bedömningsanvisningar Matchning: What's My Line? Ljudfil (ca 12 min/12 MB) Bedömninganvisningar Focus: Speaking Dilemmas Stay Put or Get Away A Good Life
Testing Talk - Home What's new? 2014-10-30: Hurrah! Both Pia and Erica have been promoted to Associate Professors in English! 2014-10-23: Visiting scholar Silvia Kunitz has been with us for ten days. Many new papers in the pipeline! 2014-09-23: New publication out! 2014-08-25: Testing Talk is back in business! 2014-07-03: We are safely back in Sweden after a wonderful ICCA 2014, conference, where we presented a study of the systematics of codeswitching in EFL speaking tests. 2014-06-17: All speaking data from the national test 2014 have been collected and we conducted our final teacher interviews (round 1). 2014-05-25: Our proposed paper session "Diversity in language testing: Perspectives on L1 and L2 speaking, reading, and writing tests" has been accepted to NOFA 5, 27-29 May, 2015, Helsinki. 2014-05-23: First workshop series completed at all four participating schools. [More] Project description
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You Can’t Say That In English! Untranslatable Words From Around The World by John-Erik Jordan You Can’t Say That In English! By some estimates the English language has more than a million words. It’s impossible to nail down an exact figure, but it’s generally agreed that no other language has nearly as many. No way. There are over 6,000 languages spoken on Earth, and all of them describe the breadth and depth of human life. Untranslatable words highlight the rich diversity of the ethnosphere. There are so many great examples of untranslatable words that we’ve decided to turn them into a continuing series. abbiocco (Italian) noun: that sleepy feeling you get after a big meal Everyone has succumbed to drowsiness after a meal at one time or another, but only the Italians have enshrined the phenomenon in a single word. desenrascanço (Portuguese) noun: the ability to improvise a quick solution Desenrascanço is the M.O. of any high-functioning procrastinator. hyggelig (Danish) adj: comfy, cozy; intimate; contented
Cake or biscuit? Why Jaffa Cakes excite philosophers It's a delicious structure consisting of a small sponge with a chocolate cap covering a veneer of orange jelly. It is arguably Britain's greatest invention after the steam engine and the light bulb. But is a Jaffa Cake actually a biscuit, asks David Edmonds. This question reheats a confectionery conundrum first raised in 1991. A legal case was fought in front of a brilliant adjudicator, Mr D C Potter. He examined a dozen possible criteria. On the other hand, they have fundamental cake-esque qualities. Does size matter? Tim Crane, Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy at Cambridge University, does not believe that this XXXXXXXXXXXL Jaffa Cake is any more cake-like than its normal-sized Jaffa Cake sibling. The immediate implication of Mr Potter's ruling was financial. There is no record of the 20th Century philosopher, Ludwig Wittgenstein, ever tasting a Jaffa Cake, though there is evidence that he was partial towards a bun. Find out more Or catch up later here Image copyright AFP
Advanced - proficiency English EFL/ESL worksheets A list of EFL, ESL worksheets each based on a stimulating article that will raise issues worth discussing. Each worksheet has a a number of exercises highlighting and practising vocabulary and grammar points in the article. The material is intended to be suitable for upper-intermediate and advanced classes. • Kids behaving badly • Love on the Rocks: are men from Mars? • Eleanor Rigby: all the lonely people • Anorexia on the Catwalk • A Taste of Heaven? • The Sexual Preference of Sheep • Big Brother - the surveillance society • Even Bigger Brother • Terror and the Rule of Law Lesson Plan | Everyone's a Critic: Analyzing Sitcoms as Cultural Texts Nick at NiteMary Tyler Moore, career woman, with Ed Asner, abrasive boss, in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”Go to related article » Overview | What can television sitcoms teach us? In this lesson, students investigate the claim recently made in The New York Times that new hit sitcoms are proof that “we’ve reached the End of Comedy.” They watch sitcoms with a critical eye and ultimately choose a writing project that demonstrates a close viewing that treats the shows like literary texts. Materials | Computers with Internet access, chart paper and markers. Warm-Up | Ask students to define “sitcom,” which you might remind them is an abbreviation of “situation comedy,” by finding commonalities in the American comedy shows they watch. Students might briefly compare and contrast the sitcom with other television genres like sketch comedy, drama and reality. Next, ask students what they think the purposes and benefits are of watching sitcoms. Questions | For discussion and reading comprehension: