Kids World Travel Guide: Online Travel Guide for Kids and Parents Speechyard Learning English online with the help of games and exercises. Three main principles. Sometimes attempts to learn English on your own are compared with the intention to build up muscles, leafing through bodybuilding magazines. Learning English with the help of textbooks and conversation book is the thing of the past. І. Language environment is a must for learning English. We did not just select interesting video for studying English. ІІ. Linguists say: to remember the rule of spelling and pronunciation of a word, you need to repeat it in eight different contexts. English exercises on our website are divided into video and vocabulary trainings. Video Exercises These exercises help to learn words and phrases in English with the help of video fragments. listening; searching for missed words; creating phrases; making sentences; writing down the text by ear; selection of prepositions. For learning grammar, we created special video tutorials with exercises. Vocabulary trainings ІІІ.
BLOG DE CRISTINA CABAL Ahh almost October! How are we here already? I can’t even wrap my head around the idea that this is going to be my 27th year teaching English. Time, please stand still! OMG, It makes me cringe to even think about it! I know, I know. Anyway, a new school year, new students, a fresh start, a clean slate. So, the plan for the first day is the one below. Activity 1. We will start the course playing a Kahoot to revise some of the content studied in the previous course. If you ask students to play in pairs or in threes, you’ll just need a device for each group. This is the link in case you want to use my Kahoot. Activity 2. (I know! Can’t think of questions to ask? Idea for the post inspired by Post-it.com Activity 3. This activity is just so much fun. I ask students to write on one side I HAVE and, on the other side, I HAVE NEVER. For example. Note: Make sure you ask randomly I have and I have never answers, otherwise some students might never display the I have option. Possible questions:
Bringing it back to the classroom | take a photo and…. Image by Carla Arena for eltpics One of the first ELT blog posts I ever wrote was for an incredibly tall, almost Scottish-looking (blood runs thicker…) chap from Brasilia. We’d ‘met’ online, as he is an integral part of the vibrant, dynamic and incredibly friendly Brazilian EFL ‘set’ (more posts to come soon from other BRAZ-TESOL stars ) and he’d subsequently invited me to write about Sugata Mitra, Neil Postman and Scott Thornbury (a mighty trio, if ever there was one) – but I’d never been able to return the honour until now (I may need to make it two blog posts by this gent, though, considering how patient he was with my wandering words). He has also kindly supplied a Bio, which is included at the end of this post, so I’ll leave those particular details to him. Suffice it to say that I am very VERY pleased to finally be able to return the invitation to blog for us, and to welcome Henrick Oprea to Take a photo and…. Using ELTPics in class Well, this is where it gets interesting. 4.
WORDLESS VIDEOS FOR ELT-2 Here’s my second post in the series Silence is Golden, Duct Tape is Silver aka Wordless Videos for ELT sharing more wordless videos that are short (about 2-4 minutes), highly engaging, and appropriate for learners of all levels. Wordless films are a fantastic resource that may be used as a warm-up before your lesson begins, during the lesson – you may tie them into your lesson topic or use them to give your students a break – or at the end of class to assign a ‘mission’ to your students. The most valuable feature of stories based on wordless videos is that they can be told any number of ways according to your learners’ interpretation of the story and their level of proficiency in English, taking the form of a dialogue, narration, a story told by a particular character, etc. One of the most amazing animated shorts I’ve watched is Dream – by Zombie Studio It delivers a powerful message and is a must for any session on kindness, nature and wildlife preservation. The Battle – Kate Maree O’Brien
ARM exercises - speaking activity to wake up a sleepy class This is a great way to start a lesson with a free-speaking activity. I call it ‘ARM exercises’ which is simply short for Accept, Reject or Modify statements. Choose a controversial statement. For example:- ‘Women are the best drivers.’ Either dictate or write the statement on the board. This activity can really stimulate discussion and the focus is very much on the students rather than the teacher. To round off the activity, finish with a short whole-class feedback stage.