Top 5 Sitcoms to Watch with your Students to Learn English The following is a list of top 5 TV shows that I believe are useful to helping students improve their English: 5. The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory is currently one of the most popular sitcoms on TV. It’s about a group of nerds who all work at a University doing research and Science experiments. It’s a cleverly written comedic TV show. 4. The Wonder Years is an American classic television show that follows the life of Kevin Arnold through his teen years. This show really gives the students the feel of what life was like growing up in America during its golden era. 3. Why would Survivor make this list you may ask? The positive side of reality TV is that it isn’t scripted. 2. This is a very old BBC sitcom that I found accidently while surfing on YouTube. The students in his class come from all cultures and nationalities. 1. Not only do I believe that this is the greatest show of all time. Seinfeld actually uses very basic English in their scripts and is easy to understand. Related
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Language In Use It is great to show and offer students many examples of English language in use. Meaning, students appreciate that there are many ways to say the same thing and like to see the "nuance" of the English language. Here are some images showing different ways / expressions to communicate a similar thing. Might be handy. Halloween - englishcuteprintables Halloween Halloween at my school Halloween 2012 Meg and Mog What is Halloween ( in Portuguese ) It's Halloween - Nightmare before Christmas It's Halloween - Walt Disney Parade Five Little Pumpkins Go away ... A frightening pumpkin Peter Peter pumpkin eater,Had a wife and couldn't keep her!
Vision off – YouTube technique Vision off – YouTube technique Submitted by admin on 5 July, 2011 - 08:42 This YouTube activity really gets your students thinking creatively. Students are motivated and have lots of fun. Preparation Open the YouTube video Teeth ( Procedure Tell students that you are going to play a short film (just over 2 minutes long) but they will not see it. ExtensionStudents can read the screenplays or storyboards and vote which one should be made into a film. Related link Scriptwriting Lesson: By Nicola Crowley Printer-friendly version Book Cover Creator ReadWriteThink has a variety of resources for out-of-school use. Visit our Parent & Afterschool Resources section to learn more. More Download the plug-in tools you need to use our games and tools, or check to see if you've got the latest version. Learn more Home › Parent & Afterschool Resources › Games & Tools Tool Why Use This Tool Here's What To Do More Ideas To Try Send Us Feedback Why Use This Tool The Book Cover Creator allows users to type and illustrate front and back covers, and full dust jackets. back to top Here's What To Do A variety of templates allow users to create just a book's front cover, front and back cover, or a full dust jacket. More Ideas To Try Send Us Feedback We invite you to share your experiences with this resource and provide us with any feedback on how it can be improved. Tell us what you thought about this Game or Tool
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TED TALKS: “ONE SIZE FITS ALL” | ELT-CATION You are a good teacher. You work tirelessly to inspire creativity and motivation in your students. The list of bookmarked TED-videos in your computer is longer than the Great Wall of China. If it is so, this post will come in handy. A TED talk’s title is usually snappy and sums up the idea of the talk. Write the title of the talk on the board (e.g. the recent talk I showed to my class – What Makes a Good Life. What Makes a Good Life Option A: Ask students to come up with ideas relevant to the topic. Option B: Or ask students to think of 9 (or 12) words/phrases that are relevant to the topic and that may be used by the speaker in the talk. e.g. Option C: Get students to think about the topic and write down what they know about the topic in the first column (WHAT I KNOW) and then write what they’d like to know about the topic in the second column (WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW) – get them to write down questions they have about the topic. While-Watching Post-Watching – Discuss the main ideas.
History of Halloween Halloween falls on October 31st each year in North America and other parts of the world. What do you know about Halloween? Do you celebrate it in your country? Vocabulary to evolve (v)- to change little by little spirit (n)- ghost, some people believe the spirit and body separate when a person diesholy (adj)- sacred, very good, related to religion. Like many other holidays, Halloween has evolved and changed throughout history. More than a thousand years ago the Christian church named November 1 All Saints Day (also called All Hallows.) Like the Celts, the Europeans of that time also believed that the spirits of the dead would visit the earth on Halloween. The tradition of Halloween was carried to America by the immigrating Europeans. These days Halloween is not usually considered a religious holiday. Happy Halloween! Check Your Understanding True or False. 1. True False 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
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How to Use Authentic Tasks with Video in the Classroom « Cecilia Nobre ELT Blog I love authentic video! A lot has been said about its use as a classroom tool and I couldn’t agree more. Videos are fun, engaging and they can provoke the most exhilarating reactions. On the other hand, in my opinion, the way to approach authentic videos has yet to be properly developed. By the way, I was inspired by Marek Kiczkowiak’s amazing blog post on how to design authentic tasks for listening and reading resources. Do we really need to create a worksheet of exercises with filling in the blanks, true and false or order the events? Instead, we should ask ourselves: If my students were to watch this video outside the classroom, how would they react to it? Why you should use authentic tasks with video • More meaningful, fun and truly engaging • Students practise English outside the class • There is no right or wrong answer • Learners are taught skills to be used outside the class (such as comparing, summarizing, evaluating, criticising, etc.) Bite-sized video Why? Tasks Facebook Live Why?