Using Silent Video in the EFL Classroom This video is the BOMB! It is captivating, absorbing, a story par excellence but also SILENT! Yes, silent films are great for getting students to produce language — and after all is said and done, that most often is the hardest thing to do, getting the students speaking and learning language by just communicating. English literacy exercises - Improve your literacy skills and writing skills Here's our collection of online exercises for native (and near-native) speakers of English. The tests span a wide range of topics: punctuation, commonly confused words, dangling and misplaced modifiers, redundant words and phrases, subject/verb agreement and many others. Whether you're a native speaker of English or an advanced ESL student, these quizzes will help you to recognize and eliminate common grammar mistakes, and will improve your writing and literacy skills. If you're looking for PDF worksheets, don't forget to check out our printables section. Abbreviations 1Abstract or concrete noun? 1Abstract or concrete noun?
Minimal resources: Photocopy-free grammar practice By Scott Thornbury Scott Thornbury gives us some tips and ideas for grammar activities that don’t require any photocopying. Sentence star Ask learners to each draw five-pointed star on a piece of paper. Tell them to write on the tip of the first point “can”, on the second point “like”, on the third point “have”, on the fourth point “used to” and on the fifth point “going to”. (You can vary the words according to the level of the class, the syllabus, etc.
Free English Reading Comprehension Lesson Plans - Beginner Intermediate and Advanced Free English reading comprehension lesson plans for beginning, intermediate and advanced level of English learning in ESL EFL classes as well as business English classes. Each lesson provides an introduction, step by step teaching guidelines and printable student worksheets. Reading - Identifying Skill RequirementLesson helping students identify different reading types and remind them of different reading skills that they already possess in their native language ESL Reading Lesson - Using Context for Reading LiteracyLesson helping students identify different reading types and remind them of different reading skills that they already possess in their native language Using Reading Comprehension in LessonsIncorporating reading comprehension and dialogues into a lesson plan to help focus on specific grammar or subject areas. The following lesson plan is a blueprint to using these resources for your classes.
The definite article The word "the" is one of the most common words in English. It is our only definite article. Nouns in English are preceded by the definite article when the speaker believes that the listener already knows what he is referring to. The speaker may believe this for many different reasons, some of which are listed below. When to use "the" General rules How to speak English fluently – 34 experts give their tips by Jason R. Levine. Last updated March 28, 2016. How to speak English fluently? The Internet is teeming with suggestions, instructions, and procedures for how to speak English fluently and confidently. Reading Comprehension - Free Worksheets Home- English- Math - Reading - Research - Keys - Newsworthy - Links - Contact Reading Comprehension, Volume 5: Number 32, Word Meanings From Context
The Farmer and the Fortune Teller: Using stories to teach grammar – Jason Anderson – Teacher, teacher educator and author Some of us love grammar lessons, but others… If you, or your learners, fall into the second category, one great way to make grammar meaningful, interesting and even edifying is to adapt stories to include a little grammar that you can then extract and analyse. Stories provide for ‘Context, Analysis and Practice’ (C-A-P: something I’ll be talking about more at IATEFL Glasgow 2017, watch this space). Here’s how you can use them:
Lingua (UK) : Grammar Rules, OK? Read this description of Jim and his sandwich. Which nouns don’t we need? '...