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Writing a biography You are going to Talk about famous people Read and listen for information about two celebritiesCompare and contrast them Write a biography of someone famous Note; This post was updated 30/12/2011 due to the Shakira biography clip being removed from Youtube. 1) Discuss Look at these people. Do you know who they are? Highlight here for answers; Leo Di Caprio, Bob Marley, Martin Luther king, The Beatles, David Beckham Che Guevara, Mother Teresa, Shakira, Elvis Presley, Beyonce 2) Read and watchClip 1 You are going to watch a clip about ShakiraWhat do you know about Shakira? Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (born February 2, 1977), known professionally as Shakira is a Colombian singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, dancer, and philanthropist who emerged in the music scene of Colombia and Latin America in the early 1990s. Answer these questions; What was her dream when she was growing up? Clip 2 You are going to watch a clip about BeyoncéWhat do you know about Beyoncé? Answer these questions; Text

DSC00506 A coursebook in the life of | take a photo and…. How to introduce this guest blogger when in fact he has saved me the job, and kindly added a short bio at the end of his article? Adam, who is based in Istanbul, is one of those people you meet on Twitter or Facebook (@yearinthelifeof) and you feel you just have to meet in real life too (and not only because Tweedeck flatly refuses to let me see his avatar photo ;) ). Always a source of interesting references, blog posts and musical titbits, I have actually yet to meet him (so many reasons to go back to Istanbul one day…..), but am extremely pleased to be able to welcome Adam to Take a photo and… in the same month as the British Council ‘TeachingEnglish’ team has shortlisted him for the Blog of the Month ‘accolade’. So, it’s over to Adam…………. How do you work with your course book? First, I’m going to describe the procedure of the activity, and then I’ll tell you why it’s so beneficial. What you need Go to ELT Pics and have a look around. How to proceed Here are the pictures I used:

nemai jeta Show Me the Strategies {*style:<u> </u>*} *Teachers—The following strategies can be implemented into your daily/weekly lesson plans by using the “Instructional Newsletter” Folder on your school’s Shared Folder. Download a copy for your files and copy and paste them into your lesson plan. In addition, you will find a sample template for planning a lesson, as well as expanded strategies and tips for teaching in the middle school and for block scheduling. Please contact Donna or Linda if you need more explanation or would like to share a strategy you use that is not on our list. Just as Harry Wong says what happens on the first days of school will be an accurate indicator of your success for the rest of the year, what happens in the first minutes of your class will indicate your success for the rest of the class period. 1) Students write the answer to a question given by the teacher the previous day and turn it in as they enter class the next day. 2) A formal approach to discussing and researching issues.

LOW Macmillan English Lovely j 100+ Google Tricks for Teachers It's Google's world, we're just teaching in it. Now, we can use it a little more easily. With classes, homework, and projects–not to mention your social life–time is truly at a premium for all teachers, so why not take advantage of the wide world that Google has to offer? From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time. Search Tricks These search tricks can save you time when researching online for your next project or just to find out what time it is across the world, so start using these right away. Convert units. Google Specifically for Education From Google Scholar that returns only results from scholarly literature to learning more about computer science, these Google items will help you at school. Google Scholar. Google Docs 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. Gmail 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. Google Calendar 44.

JOYA Top 10 TEFL Games and Activities TEFL games and other fun activities play an important part of the English class, and not only when teaching English to children. While a class based around tefl games would lack balance [and create certain problems], an English class without any games would also lose a lot. It is important to choose esl games which practice English intensively, and avoid 'empty' ESL games which, while fun, only involve minimal practice of English. Good games for teaching English should involve most of the students using English for most of the time. By involve, I don't mean that students have to be talking nonstop. Many of these TEFL games I've been shown by other teachers over the years I've been teaching. 1 - Word Tennis This English teaching game is an ideal warmer when teaching English to kids , especially 6 to 8 year olds, and is an excellent way to review vocabulary. Divide the class into 2 halves. Point quickly to the first student. 2 - Call My Bluff 3 - 20 Questions TEFL Game 4 - How Many Words?

Jaya jkuicopy Six Word Stories Recently, I participated in a fabulous digital storytelling workshop through TESOL Electronic Village Online. One of the activities that caught my eye during the workshop was Six Word Stories. The process is simple: Students choose a picture and tell a story in six words. I had so much fun doing the activity myself I decided to use it with both my young learners and my more mature learners. It worked beautifully! Six words doesn’t intimidate anyone, so even my weakest writers enjoyed thinking of their stories. I did a Creative Commons search on Flickr to find funny photos for the project, and collected them in galleries. Here’s one of the pictures my young learners chose, and how their story developed: Student 1: Horse angry. The process was similar with my mature learners (the baby of the class is 50), but they worked in pairs and then as a group so they could pool their grammar knowledge and help each other. photo by Matt Barber I would trade my husband for him.