Using Silent Video in the EFL Classroom This video is the BOMB! It is captivating, absorbing, a story par excellence but also SILENT! Yes, silent films are great for getting students to produce language — and after all is said and done, that most often is the hardest thing to do, getting the students speaking and learning language by just communicating. That is our job, to get the students so absorbed in the communicative act that they forget they are learning. When we forget and are not consciously fixated on the language – we learn so much more!
Halloween - englishcuteprintables Halloween Halloween at my school Halloween 2012 Downloadable lesson materials CrowdWish Level: B2/Upper Intermediate and up Skills: Speaking, reading and listening Language: idioms (dream come true, like magic, step in the right direction etc) and wish (including wish + would) ELT Resourceful – Crowdwish The lesson is about a new online service, CrowdWish, which invites people to post their wishes on their website. Discussion Issues 1 This 10-unit, intermediate-level course contains videos that cover discussions about current issues. At the end of the course, you should be able to communicate more effectively and talk about topics such as: Watch the Video
I forgot my phone This EFL lesson is designed around a beautiful short film by Miles Crawford titled I lost my phone and the theme of mobile phones. Students listen to a film and speculate about what is happening, watch the film to check their answers and talk about mobile phone use. Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2) Learner type:Teens and adults Time: 90 minutes 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. A short film is played for the students, but they can’t see the scene, they can only hear it. Students guess what happens in the scene before they get to view it to check their deductions.
100 Writing Practice Lessons & Exercises Want to become a better writer? Perhaps you want to write novels, or maybe you just want to get better grades in your essay writing assignments, or maybe you’d like to start a popular blog. If you want to write better, you need practice. But what does a writing practice actually look like? In this post, I’m going to give you everything you need to kick off your writing practice and become a better writer faster. Video Lesson Framework – short animations It’s getting close to the end of the year, when it starts getting difficult for our students to maintain their motivation for English and when teachers are busier with testing and reports and the like. My students have been clamouring for a video lesson for weeks now, but I always feel as though I would be short changing them with a feature length film – so my concession to their desperate desire is the cartoon. I have in the past used this lesson framework with Tom & Jerry cartoons – they tend to be around the ten minute mark and as there’s no dialogue they work well for lower level classes and especially well with young learner classes.
Teaching Plot Structure through Short Stories ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. Listen, learn and teach English for elementary and pre-intermediate English learners There are more vocabulary activities related to these podcasts on the 'extras' page. 125 Iceland: the land of fire and ice. Listen to some amazing things about Iceland, including their football team of course!(30 Jun 16) ► Download (1.8MB, 3min 41sec) ► Transcript ► Worksheet & Answers► Vocabulary tasks Watch some of the many things you can see and do in Iceland:
Maybe This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film called Maybe by Jgrey and the themes of daydreaming and love. Students describe a photo, speculate, write sentences using “maybe”, and watch a short film. Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2) Learner type: Teens and adults Speed Up Windows 7 – Master Tutorial to Make Windows 7 Super Fast This is the 3rd tutorial of our "Master Tutorial" series. We have already posted 2 other tutorials for Windows XP and Windows Vista in past and now its turn of Windows 7. Although Windows 7 is already very fast and reliable but this tutorial will help you in getting the max performance out of your system.
Surviving the zombie apocalypse: A great way to teach conditionals NOTE: This is an updated and expanded version of one of my – and your – favourite posts from this blog. Please click here to download some teaching materials I developed to work with this idea. One of the great things about being a childish idiot geeky nerd is that I can relate to what’s going on in the minds of a lot of my students. Like (too) many of them, I’m fascinated by the concept of zombies. Interactives . Elements of a Story Home | Catalog | About Us | Search | Contact Us | Site Map | © Annenberg Foundation 2016. All rights reserved.