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Until quite recently it was difficult to find pedagogically sound film material to help students improve their language through watching film, and teachers had to spend many hours creating their own materials. However, with the advent of the Internet there are now a wealth of online resources for both language teachers and their students. With so many resources it’s sometimes difficult for teachers to see the wood for the trees. Here I’m going to recommend the sites and resources that from my own experience I have found most useful and engaging. Lesson plans There are many websites and blogs which provide detailed and well-structured lesson plans designed around film and television clips, short films and viral videos which save the busy teacher a lot of time. Film in Action – Kieran Donaghy’s blog which accompanies his methodology book Film in Action showcases and extends some of the tasks found in the print edition. Allat C – Related:  Inglés IVEnglish2

United Kingdom HISTORY The first Britons (people who live in the United Kingdom) were the Picts, who arrived about 10,000 years ago. In the eighth century B.C., the Celts arrived from Europe and pushed the Picts north into Scotland. In A.D. 43, the Romans invaded and ruled for nearly 400 years. They built roads, bathhouses, sewers, and large villas. By the sixth century A.D., German peoples known as Angles, Jutes, and Saxons were moving into Britain. In 1485 the Welsh noble Henry Tudor claimed the English crown and became Henry VII, the first of five Tudor monarchs. By the 1800s, Britain was one of the most powerful nations in the world.

Six Methods to teach vocabulary using Mother Tongue As a teacher working with a textbook you often need to pre-teach a lot of new vocabulary, because otherwise the text on the following page will be incomprehensible to your students, or you will face a barrage of questions „What does this word mean?“ However, when you scourge the literature for methods how to do this effectively and in a relatively short time you will see that there is very little help there. Advert: Even though P. Nation in his book Teaching Vocabulary Strategies and Techniques claims that „Every piece of research comparing deliberate learning with incidental learning has shown that deliberate word learning easily beats incidental vocabulary learning in terms of the time taken to learn and the amount learned,“ (Nation p. 104) there are only very few methods for deliberate teaching of vocabulary. In fact Nation in his book mentions only two: word cards and keyword technique. Therefore I decided to start from there. This method is quite demanding to prepare.

Musical Instruments Vocabulary ESL Worksheets Musical Instruments Picture Dictionary ESL Worksheet A picture dictionary (pictionary) & poster ESL worksheet for kids to study musical instruments vocabulary. Look at the pictures and study the musical instruments. Musical Instruments Vocabulary Matching Exercise Worksheet A colourful matching exercise ESL worksheet for kids to study musical instruments vocabulary.Look at the list below and write the names of the musical instruments under the correct pictures. Musical Instruments Vocabulary Wordsearch Puzzle Worksheet An enjoyable wordsearch puzzle ESL worksheet with pictures to study musical instruments vocabulary.Find and circle the words in the wordsearch puzzle.Then number the pictures. A colourful criss cross (crossword) puzzle ESL worksheet with pictures to study musical instruments vocabulary.Look at the pictures of the musical instruments and the numbers on them.Then write their names in the criss cross puzzle. Musical Instruments Vocabulary Criss Cross Puzzle Worksheet

TheMusicalAdjectivesProject - Adjectives & Words Panicky, Shivering, anxious, cowardly, frightened, terrified, horrified, terror stricken, scary, menacing, trembling, Belligerent, Uncaring, Furious, Vexed, Wrathful, Exasperated, Infuriating, glowering, Frustrated, Aggravated, Annoyed, Irritated, Enraged, Aggravating, Mad, Untrusting, splenetic, warlike, thunderous, jealous, vengeful, vindictive, cursing, maledictive Woebegone, Brooding, Miserable, Grieving, Afflicted, Distressed, Wretched, Woeful, Heavy, depressed, empty, Sad, aching, gut wrenching, torn, tormented, troubled, catastrophic, Unhappy, Afflicted, mourning, weighty, melancholic, serious, with pathos, plaintive, wistful, searing, lugubrious, funereal, joyless, despairing, despondent, weeping, limping Victorious, Successful, Jubilant, Triumphant, accomplished, elated, rejoicing, march-like, exalted, determined, resolute, regal, soaring, confident, love of honor, courage, manliness, persevering, intrepid, proud, impudent, audacious, prideful, arrogant, scoffing

Food Quantifiers To make a salad , wash ___ lettuce thoroughly and pat the leaves dry. Remove three ____ celery, wash, and slice it into small pieces. Boil five ____ asparagus for 1 minute and let cool. Place a few ____ basil on top of the feta. dressing (N) — vinaigrette (a mixture of vinegar, oil, mustard, etc.) drizzle (V) — pour slowly in drops sparkling water — carbonated water; water with natural gas bubbles Past simple tense – negative I have already published several posts on past simple tense. There are several posts on irregular verbs, a post on regular verbs in past tense and now I would like to explain how to make negative sentences in past simple. It is quite simple – you just add DIDN´T and the infinitive. To help you and your students absorb this concept there are two games and a graphical explanation. Past tense negatives – video In this short video a man ends up in prison because his grammar is bad. Past tense negatives – mind map In this mind map you can see how the past tense negatives are formed. If you are a teacher it might be a good idea to let the students deduce the rules and complete the table. Past tense negatives – games I firmly believe that practice makes perfect. If you want to play the game on the full screen, click below: Past tense negative – Tower defence The second game will play only on your desktop. Past tense negative – Penalty shootout

Seven Songs for Teaching Past Simple | English Lane I have created a list of songs, which are perfect for teaching Past Simple tense in English. All of the songs are relatively new and popular, so they would especially be suitable for teaching teenagers. While the primary goal would be teaching Past Simple, you can always add a few more exercises in order to work on vocabulary or grammar. Coldplay – Paradise Past Simple is often used for retelling the events that happened in the past. This song is perfect for illustrating this usage. Passenger – The Wrong Direction Seeing “When I was a kid…” at the beginning of the song lyrics, you know there has to be some Past Simple in there. Katy Perry – The One That Got Away Apart from teaching Past Simple, with verbs met, got, planned, had, made, said, etc. you can also teach would for talking about future from a time in the past (I would make you stay, I would be your girl). OneRepublic – Something I Need A very nice song with lots of different verb forms. Like this: Like Loading...

The Shapes Pack - Go on a Shape Safari with your class and discover everything that there is to know about two-dimensional shapes! This pack includes a huge bundle of printable display and activity resources to help your class in your shape lessons. Join Teaching Packs to download these resources today! In this Teaching Pack… Twenty Shape Safari Posters – Eye-catching images of our shape animals to use on your classroom displays (including different types of triangles, quadrilaterals and other polygons). Many of the pages in this pack refer to one of the quadrilaterals as a ‘trapezium’. Click on the thumbnails below to view samples of resources from The Shapes Pack. Become a member today for just £12 and you can download all of our current and future packs for a year! All payments are handled securely. Teaching Packs The Shapes Pack Go on a Shape Safari with your class and discover everything there is to know about two-dimensional shapes! Loving these packs The Shapes Pack product0.3 Oct 26, 2014byHelen Wildie

Family Members and English Introductions Kids Online English Channel teaches Children English as a Second Language (ESL) and is a fun and effective way to Learn English online. It uses cartoons, songs, funny skits, and more. Ideal for ages 3 -10. Each English lesson introduces new vocabulary, grammar patterns, and conversations. Experienced EFL teachers created this kids learning channel for both teachers and students. NEW! 1 -Family Members & Introductions. 2 -Common Animals & Objects 3 -Classroom Objects 4 -Classroom Actions & Commands 5 -Colors 6 -Numbers & Counting 7 -Body Parts 8 -Adjectives of Description 9 -1st Person Daily Actions 10 -3rd Person Daily Actions 11 -Can & Can't with Outdoor Action Verbs 12 -Present Continuous Tense 13 -Fruits 14 -Emotions & Feelings AA -Karaoke Sing-a-long songs

Matching Game Maker Downloads... Information... Examples... About the Matching Game Maker Saving and playing your game All finished games are saved as a web page with a 'data' folder containing all the resources included in your game. Correcting a mistake in a game The Game Maker allows you to open and make changes to the content of a Matching game. Change the text in the game's name Change the text in the name of the person who made the game Change the text in any tasks Change the voice recording or attach a new sound file to any task. NOTE: When you load a game back into the Game Maker, you cannot change the type of content in each column. Translating a game into another language Games in one language can easily be translated into another language using the Game Maker. For example, to translate a French game with pictures into Italian, load the French game into the Game Maker, change the text to Italian and then save the changes as a new game. back to top... Installation and operation Intallation Version history

How Much Is It: A Shopping Lesson Plan by Chris Gunn Time: Up to 4 hours depending on how much the teacher wishes to use. Materials: To give to the students. Introductory Vocabulary Exercises. Information Gap Conversation and Class Survey Comparative Grammar Practice and Shopping Role-play 5 Pages of Vocabulary and Expressions Worksheets Materials: For the teacher. Product Information Sheets Part 1: Introduction to the Unit Vocabulary If time permits, write the unit vocabulary expressions on the board before the class begins. Look at the groupings of words and ask students to come up with a heading for each group. Next, go over the part of the bill talking about discounts, tax, and tips. Finally, go over cheap, expensive, and reasonable. Part 2: Information Gap This part is pretty much self-explanatory. Note: the 'Conversation Strategy' for this unit is confirming. Part 3: Class Survey and Social Strategy In this section, students can practice complimenting each other. Complimenting properly is a form of pragmatic competence.

» THE MERCHANT OF VENICE This page is a short introduction to the life of William Shakespeare and to one of his most famous works, The Merchant of Venice, adapted from Sparknotes. Shakespeare was born in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. He attended grammar school, but his formal education proceeded no further. His career bridged the reigns of Elizabeth I (ruled 1558–1603) and James I (ruled 1603–1625), and he was a favourite of both monarchs. Shakespeare’s works were printed in various editions in the century following his death, and by the early eighteenth century, his reputation as the greatest poet ever to write in English was well established. In the absence of credible evidence to the contrary, Shakespeare must be viewed as the author of the thirty-seven plays and 154 sonnets that bear his name. The Merchant of Venice “If you prick us, do we not bleed? “Portia” , Alexandre Cabanel (1823 – 1889) ; oil on canvas The Merchant of Venice was probably written in either 1596 or 1597. The plot