E.gg Timer - a simple countdown timer Fokuserede øvelser til at træne ordforråd | 111 variation Det er egentlig let nok at finde på gloseøvelser, men når det skal gøres systematisk og i kontekst, kan det godt knibe lidt mere med opfindsomheden, synes jeg. Så her kommer 8 forslag til rimelig fokuseret ordforrådstræning. List-group-label er en ide jeg har fået fra Teach them English. Bed eleverne finde på ord de forbinder med et bestemt tema eller en titel på en tekst. Lav en vild brainstorm sammen på klassen, og bed herefter eleverne i grupper sortere ordene i semantiske felter. De skal kunne argumentere for deres grupperinger.
Journaling Prompts to enhance your journal writing. — Writing Through Life Writing About Domestic Violence October 6, 2014 Since October is Domestic Awareness Month, I want to help bring awareness to this issue while offering ways to write about how violence affects each of us personally. It’s not a subject we like to think about. Read the full article → Journaling Prompts: About Making Mistakes September 22, 2014 Mistake: an action or judgment that is misguided or wrong: coming here was a mistake | she made the mistake of thinking they were important.• something, esp. a word, figure, or fact, that is not correct; an inaccuracy: a couple of spelling mistakes. Read the full article →
Kopia av Linking words The 50 most important English proverbs The 50 most important English proverbs What are proverbs? Every culture has a collection of wise sayings that offer advice about how to live your life. How can you use proverbs to learn English? It's good to know the really common English proverbs because you hear them come up in conversation all the time. You know what they say: when the going gets tough... (Read #5 below to learn the rest of this proverb and what it means.) Learning proverbs can also help you to understand the way that people in English-speaking cultures think about the world. Proverbs can also give you good example sentences which you can memorize and use as models for building your own sentences. The most important English Proverbs This is a list of some of the most important and well-known English proverbs. The meanings of some of these phrases have shifted over the years, so a proverb might have originally had a different meaning than the one I explain. "Two wrongs don't make a right." Print this List
PechaFlickr: Få mundtøjet i gang | 111 variation TeflGeek postede for nylig dette indlæg på sin blog om det lille program PechaFlickr, som han gav et par solide ideer til brugen af. Du kender sikkert konceptet Pecha Kucha hvor man laver en præsentation bestående af tyve billeder/stikord og så taler ud fra disse 20 slides i 20 sekunder om hvert slide. PechaFlickr følger konceptet, men her vælger Flickr 20 tilfældige billeder ud for dig ud fra et tema som du selv bestemmer. Og så afspilles billederne ellers i den hastighed du ønsker (som standard er billederne sat til at vise i 20 sekunder ad gangen, men under ’advanced options’ har du mulighed for at tilpasse både hvor mange billeder der skal vises, og hvor længe de skal vises. Dette er jo – som TeflGeek også påpeger – et rigtig godt værktøj til at træne mundtlighed. Giv eleverne et tema på PechaFlickr, og sæt dem i par eller grupper af tre.
creative writing prompts . com ideas for writers ESL Writing Lessons: Topic Sentences (Practice Worksheet) Topic Sentences: Practice Read the paragraphs below. They are missing a topic sentence. Write a topic sentence that introduces the main idea of each paragraph. *Note: You do not have to use a simile or metaphor, but sometimes these are good ways to write interesting topic sentences. __________________________________________________________. When you travel to Europe, you can visit many different countries, such as England, Spain, Germany, and Greece. Her name is Mrs. Serial Taxi This EFL lesson plan is designed around Serial Taxi a short animation by Paolo Cogliati and the theme of murder mysteries. Students predict what is going to happen in a film, watch a short film and write a murder mystery. Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2) Learner type: Teens and adults Time: 60 minutes Activity: Watching a short film, reading, speaking and writing Topic: Murder mystery Language: Future tenses for predictions and narrative tenses Materials: Short film Downloadable materials: serial taxi lesson instructions The School for Training is a small specialist teacher training institute in Barcelona, providing innovative courses of the highest quality for teachers from around the world. Find out more about the courses and how to enrol here. Overview This lesson plan is designed around Serial Taxi a short animation by Paolo Cogliati and the theme of murder mysteries. Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Cue the film at 00.04. Step 4 Play the film until 01:22 and pause. Step 5 Step 6
FiveThirtyEight English 50 Exercises for Story Writers English 50 – Intro to Creative Writing: Exercises for Story Writers Basic Theory: What is a short story? As soon as someone delivers a definition, some good writer will write a story that proves the theory wrong. About the only thing we can say for sure is that short stories are short and that they are written in what we call prose. Some attributes, however, seem to show up more often than not. Short stories have a narrator; that is, someone tells the story; have at least one character in them; have some action occur (or perhaps fails to occur); take place somewhere; that is, there is a setting for the action; and someone either learns something or fails to learn something (theme).With these five characteristics in mind, we can create an almost endless supply of exercises to help sharpen our techniques of story telling. Narrative Voice Twenty or so years ago, voice was the "rite of passage" into a successful writing career. If you've written a story in third person, try it in first.
ESL Writing Lessons: Concluding Sentences Concluding Sentences When you write a paragraph, you need to start with a topic sentence, give examples and details in the body, and end with a proper concluding sentence. The conclusion is the end of the paragraph. You can often use phrases like this to begin the concluding sentence: As you can see, That’s why… In brief, In conclusion, On the whole, In sum, In short, In summary, For example: Topic sentence: My grandfather had more stories than a children’s library. Conclusion: As you can see, my grandfather had an endless imagination that brought smiles to everyone around him. Topic sentence: When I was a child, I thought my grandfather was superman. Conclusion: In short, although he is not really a super hero, my grandfather is very special to me for many reasons. Topic sentence: My pet dog has eaten my homework, destroyed my shoes, and bitten my friend, but still I can never get angry at her. Read the topic sentences below, then write a concluding sentence that says almost the same thing. 1. 2. 3.
Short Stories at East of the Web A game of Scrabble has serious consequences. - Length: 4 pages - Age Rating: PG - Genre: Crime, Humor A semi-barbaric king devises a semi-barabaric (but entirely fair) method of criminal trial involving two doors, a beautiful lady and a very hungry tiger. - Length: 7 pages - Genre: Fiction, Humor ‘Bloody hell!’ - Genre: Humor Looking round he saw an old woman dragging a bucket across the floor and holding a mop. - Length: 3 pages Henry pours more coal onto the hearth as a gust of wind rattles through the cracked window frame. - Length: 14 pages - Genre: Horror ulissa Ye relished all the comfortable little routines and quietude defining her part-time job at The Bookery, downtown’s last small, locally-owned bookstore. - Length: 8 pages - Age Rating: U The forest looked ethereal in the light from the moon overhead. - Length: 15 pages - Age Rating: 18 Corporal Earnest Goodheart is crouched in a ditch on the edge of an orchard between Dunkirk and De Panne. - Genre: Fiction - Length: 20 pages
Statement by the President on the Situation in Paris THE PRESIDENT: Good evening, everybody. I just want to make a few brief comments about the attacks across Paris tonight. Once again, we’ve seen an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians. This is an attack not just on Paris, it’s an attack not just on the people of France, but this is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values that we share. We stand prepared and ready to provide whatever assistance that the government and the people of France need to respond. Paris itself represents the timeless values of human progress. We’re going to do whatever it takes to work with the French people and with nations around the world to bring these terrorists to justice, and to go after any terrorist networks that go after our people. We don’t yet know all the details of what has happened. This is a heartbreaking situation. Thank you very much.