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1,785 FREE ESL Songs For Teaching English Worksheets

1,785 FREE ESL Songs For Teaching English Worksheets
Music can be a great way to connect with your students. Even students who aren’t fluent in English often know the words of popular songs phonetically, which makes these songs ideal resources for teaching your students certain forms of grammar, as well as vocabulary. Many students are happy to work with the unusual phrasing of song lyrics, because they’re learning new meanings for a piece of music that already has meaning in their lives. You might never have noticed it before, but many songs’ lyrics involve just one single tense - which means that as soon as you find a song that contains the tense you want to teach, you’ve got the makings of an exercise that your students will love. They’ll get to brag to their non-English-speaking friends that they know exactly what the song’s lyrics say, so they’ll be extra-motivated to stick with you throughout the activity to make sure they learn those meanings correctly.

Origins: History of immigration from China - Immigration Museum, Melbourne Australia Chinese settlers first rushed to Victoria in large numbers hoping to strike gold. Most were men contracted to agents who sponsored their voyages, and they faced years of difficult repayments. They also sent money back to their families in China. By 1861, the Chinese community was already thriving, making up nearly 7% of the Victorian population. As the gold ran out, many Chinese settled as market gardeners or farm hands. Chinese immigration had been restricted by Government policy from as early as the 1850s, but it was the 1901 Immigration Restriction Act – often called the White Australia Policy – that significantly hindered the entry of non-Europeans, including the Chinese, through the use of a dictation test. The Chinese community actively protested against prejudice, however, and activists such as Loius Ah Mouy and Lowe Kong Meng highlighted the important economic and social contributions made by members of their community.

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The Idiom Connection Medical and Health Idioms Idiom Of The Day - to be well and healthy My aunt is ninety years old and she is very much alive and kicking. The worker was alive and well after the accident. - to be healthy and physically fit My grandfather is ninety years old but he is as fit as a fiddle. - extremely pale My grandfather was as pale as a ghost when he entered the hospital. The woman in the hospital waiting room was as pale as death. - very near death The sales manager was at death's door after his heart attack. - physically healthy again My mother is back on her feet after being sick for two weeks. - an unpleasant fact that one must accept Losing the election was a bitter pill to swallow for the candidate. - bruised, showing signs of having been physically harmed My arm was black-and-blue after falling down the stairs. - to lose consciousness, to faint, to pass out The football player blacked out after being hit by the other player. - to lose control of one's emotions, to have a nervous collapse - to die

Lunch boxes - how to make them healthy - Better Health Channel Making a healthy lunch can be really easy - and one way to make it easier is to use leftovers from the night before. Last night we had frittata for dinner and we have some left over. So in this case it was a vegetable frittata, packed with vegetables, egg and milk so it's an excellent start to the lunch. I'm going to leave it in the foil and just wrap it up. Because I’m using a leftover, I'm using an insulated lunchbox which will keep the heat out. In addition, every lunch should have a serve of dairy in it. Vegetables are one of the most important things in the lunch - they give crunch and colour and they are bursting with nutrition. We had watermelon on special - so it’s just a matter of cutting a couple of slices. Just adding a couple of strawberries in there will make it look good. Finally, good lunches need a carbohydrate or bread and cereal product in there. There you have a really fantastic lunch - looks good, easy and it took me a matter of a minute to put together.

3 steps to better health - Better Health Channel Title screen: Image Better Health Channel logo Do you sometimes leave your medical appointments feeling, well, confused? If so you're not alone. Many people in Australia find it difficult to understand information from their doctor, pharmacist or other health care provider, which is a problem because it means you might miss an appointment, you may even be taking your medicine the wrong way or make a mistake when filling in an important form. We're not talking about reading or writing difficulties here, this is about your ability to understand and use information to make choices about your health. This is important. Luckily there are some easy ways to improve your understanding of your health. This means you'll make better choices for you and your family's health. First - remember to ask questions. It may help to write a list of questions to take with you to your appointments. Don't be afraid to ask for help if you need it too. Second - listen carefully to your health care provider. Closing screen:

Assessment for Learning activities They include ideas on collecting information, the strategic use of questioning, giving feedback, and introducing peer and self-assessment. Collecting information Draw a face At the end of an activity or lesson, ask learners to draw a face to show how confident they are about the topic. Smiley face = ready to move on, neutral face = fairly confident, sad face = not confident, need to review. Summary sentence Ask learners to write one sentence to summarise what they know about the topic at the start or end of a lesson. Pair share At the end of a lesson learners share with their partner: Three new things they have learnt What they found easy What they found difficult Something they would like to learn in the future. Traffic lights Give learners red, yellow and green cards (or they can make these themselves at home). Post-its Use post-it notes to evaluate learning. What have I learnt? Draw a square When a learner has finished a worksheet or exercise, ask them to draw a square on the page. Not clear

Internet TESL Journal (For ESL/EFL Teachers) Fairy Tales What's your favorite fairy tale? Everyone has one. Most children will likely say Cinderella or some other "Disney" fairy tale, but you know there's much more to fairy tales than this timeless story. Once you open the door to discussing fairy tales there are so many amazing directions you can take it. For example, "where did fairy tales come from?" The oldest known documented fairy tales come from Egypt and date around 1300 BC. Where Do You Start When Teaching Fairy Tales? Because there are so many options when it comes to teaching fairy tales, a little direction might help.

Short Story: Under The Cloak Of Darkness | Shortbread As the screaming banshee lurches towards her, with arms outstretched, Red Riding Hood turns and scampers to the safety of the forest. The woodland animals usually surround her; they’re her only friends, her confidantes in this cold, dark world. Tonight however, they keep their distance sensing the change within the young woman; they watch with peering eyes from burrows and bushes. As she treads lightly through the forest the silence awakens something in her and she shivers slightly in response. Her light, pale negligee outlining her slight shape in the moonlight, she can feel it sticking to her, clinging tightly to her body with sweat. She looks down at her small buds, stiffening to escape and peeking out from underneath. He’s been waiting in the shadows, watching her. He steps from the shadows and she turns to see him drop his large, fur coat to the forest floor alongside hers. He thrusts hard and deep inside of her, ravaging her, taking as much of her as he possibly can.