Your Smarticles: QR Code Ideas and Resources QR Code Activities for YOUR Classroom! Below are some QR Code Scavenger Hunts that I have designed to be fully printable and ready to use. As long as you have a wi-fi enabled smart device that can scan, you can use these ‘hunts’ to support student literacy skills. #1.
The joy of English pronunciation If your browser does not display the IPA part of Unicode correctly, here is a PDF version of the same thing. The text Dearest creature in creation Studying English pronunciation, I will teach you in my verse Sounds like corpse, corps, horse and worse. I will keep you, Susy, busy, Make your head with heat grow dizzy; Tear in eye, your dress you'll tear; Queer, fair seer, hear my prayer.
Pronunciation of past simple verbs The activity allows students to find the solutions themselves, making the language more memorable. My students particularly enjoy it as everybody has a chance to try out the sounds, whilst I can step away from the board and observe the class at work. Preparation You will need to produce a set of around 12 cards, with a (regular) past simple verb on each. Make sure they're large enough to be seen from the back of the room.
English Pronunciation We use Cisco wireless in all our buildings for convenient and immediate online access. You will need the following for the files below: English Pronunciation/Listening We use the popular Can8 VirtuaLab for all our digital language lab programs. Unit One: TH, as in THINK, BATHROOM, and TEETH. The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English This was one of the trickiest “The Best…” list for me to compile. As I was going through my favorites, and all of the great suggestions others contributed, I concluded that it might work best to really create two lists. The first list — this one — will highlight sites that actually have students recording their own voices in a number of different ways and post their speaking assignments online. The second list, which I’ll publish later this month and will include a number of the sites that readers suggested, will focus on sites where students have to listen to spoken examples for developing better pronunciation skills.
Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 Tools About the Course Are you overwhelmed by the tidal wave of new technology tools available for teachers and learners? Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 Tools can help channel that flood into a manageable power source for student engagement and motivation in your classroom! The science of symmetry - Colm Kelleher The world turns on symmetry -- from the spin of subatomic particles to the dizzying beauty of an arabesque. But there's more to it than meets the eye. Here, Oxford mathematician Marcus du Sautoy offers a glimpse of the invisible numbers that marry all symmetrical objects.
Drilling 2 In the first part of this article, Drilling 1, I focused on: What drilling isWhat drills can be useful forWhat we should drillWhen we should drill This second part will focus on how we drill. American English Pronunciation Lesson: High Starting Pitches Purpose of a high starting pitch A speaker can use a high starting pitch to note two things: The speaker has a different opinion or attitude than the previous speaker The speaker intends to shift to a new topic The greater the height of the pitch, the more dramatically the speaker intends to shift the topic or disagrees with the previous speaker. Example of statement high starting pitch The following dialog illustrates use of high starting pitches to show differences of opinion between speakers.
The Best Websites For Learning English Pronunciation Ways to Help ELLs Learn Pronunciation is the headline of one of my Education Week Teacher columns. I had to make a lot of difficult choices to come up with this latest “The Best…” list. One decision I made was to focus this list more on Beginning and Early Intermediate English Language Learners, or for more advanced ELL’s who primarily would use these sites more to “brush-up” or review some basic pronunciation skills. I am developing another list that I’ll call The Best Sites For Developing English Conversational Skills.
ESL Listening Comprehension Exercises: Movie clips to practice English SECTION 1: Movie Clips Learning through media (movies, music, etc.) is one of the best ways to learn a new language. The exercises below use movie clips to help you to better understand spoken English. Idioms and proverbs by EnglishTeacher85 on Genially The Bulldog's Words,2020/2021,Edited by your English teacher,English idioms and proverbs,78,nº,Idioms,Proverbs,Table of contents,For each idiom or proverb, click on the bulb to learn about their meaning !,p 1-2,p 3-4,p 5-6,p 7-8,p 9-10,p 11-12,p 13-14,p 15-16,p 17-18,p 19-20,p 21-22,p 23-24,p 25-26,p 27-28,p 29-30,p 31-32,p 33-34,p 35-36,p 37-38,p 39-40,p 41-42,p 43-44,Englishidioms,An "idiom" is a common expression, which is typical of a country or a people.Its meaning is different from the meanings of each constituent word.,Title 1,Idiom #1,To let the cat out of the bag,Speak of the devil,Idiom #2,1-2,Title 1,See eye to eye,To cost an arm and a leg,When pigs fly,Idiom #3,Once in a blue moon,Idiom #4,Idiom #5,Idiom #6,3 - 4,Title 1,To feel under the weather,Giving someone the cold shoulder,Bite the bullet,Idiom #7,Break a leg !
Drilling 1 Based on the Behaviourist view that learning to speak a foreign language - like other skills - was simply a question of correct habit formation, it was thought that repeating phrases correctly lots of times would lead to mastery of the language.Nowadays we know that language learning is not like this - it is a far more complex and creative process - and language is a lot more than just a list of structures to be memorised. An approach based mainly or only on language drills is unlikely to find many adherents today. However, drilling remains a useful technique in the classroom if it is used appropriately. What drilling isWhat drills can be useful forWhat we should drillWhen we should drill What drilling is At its simplest, drilling means listening to a model, provided by the teacher, or a tape or another student, and repeating what is heard. This is a repetition drill, a technique that is still used by many teachers when introducing new language items to their students.