Asking For and Giving Street Directions English Exercise | Blair English Introduction: Anybody who has travelled to another country or city has got lost. Sometimes maps don't help, so you have to ask somebody for directions. If you're in a country where they don't speak your language, this can be difficult. At other times, you will have to give directions to people visiting your country. In this online exercise, we will look at the essential vocabulary used to both ask for and to give directions in English. Exercise: Receiving directions A visitor to the city of York in the North of England asks a person in the street for directions to the Silk Cottage restaurant. Using both the directions and the map, try to guess what the meaning of the words/phrases in bold are. Visitor:'Excuse me, could you tell me the way to the Silk Cottage restaurant please?' York Resident:'Eh, the Silk Cottage restaurant. You'll then come to a bridge, go over the bridge. Quiz: Street directions in English vocabulary When the answer is correct, two icons will appear next to the question.
Handouts Online: EFL / ESL Worksheets, activities and lesson plans Free Books To Read Online, Best Free Books Next Vista for Learning Using my Opal card | NSW Government | Opal Using my Opal card Now that you have activated your Opal card you’re ready to travel on eligible public transport services. Forgot? Activate your Opal card now before you travel Remember to take your Opal card out of your wallet or purse to ensure contact with the Opal card reader. Step 1. Train and ferry: Before you board a train or ferry you must tap on using your Opal card. At ungated wharves and stations the Opal card reader is on a pole marked with the Opal logo. Bus: When boarding a bus, you must tap on using your Opal card at an Opal card reader located at the front of the bus. You cannot enter the bus via the rear doors to tap on. A message will display on the screen next to the Opal card reader and a distinctive ‘OK’ audio tone (1 ding) will confirm that your tap on has been successful. Step 2: Tap off when you get off* Train and ferry: At your destination stop tap off with your Opal card at an Opal card reader. Why it's important to tap on and tap off properly
Free ESL (English as a Second Language) Lesson Plans to Download • Teaching ESL/EFL This page was originally designed to share my materials with other English teaching assistants in France, especially those who have no experience in teaching ESL yet. I've also included worksheets that I used for private English lessons in France as well as some of the materials I used in my ESL classes in the United States. Feel free to use them as you'd like. Buy English as a Second Language Lesson Plans! Buy ESL Lesson Plans Book Recommendations If you are new to teaching English to non-native speakers, I recommend trying some Teaching English courses at Udemy and the following books: English Assistant in France Lessons Refer to the Teaching section of the Assistants Guide if you'd like a more detailed account of how I used these lessons in my classes, as well as links to other plans that I found online. Classroom Conversation and Speaking You should only have to focus on teaching conversational English (listening, speaking and pronunciation skills). Pronunciation Listening Pronunciation
Top 10 Essential Web Tools For Project-Based Learning Making learning interactive has always been difficult for educators. Students rarely want to collaborate and get involved in discussions, because most of them are afraid of making mistakes and saying something wrong. Luckily for all of us, the emergence of technology used in classrooms has made educators able of making the learning process interactive. Blending the traditional textbooks with innovative web tools that inspire collaboration will be the wisest thing you’ve ever done for your students. The goal of project-based learning is to enable your students to put the things they have learned into practice and develop valuable skills through the project development. They will learn how to make priorities, manage sources, and summarize new concepts. By implementing the usage of digital tools into the classroom, the students will get engaged and interested into each other’s opinions. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Thumbnail image via 123rf.com
Giving directions A Go straight on. Then take the first left on to Green Street. Walk past the library and it’s the building next to the library on the left. B Go straight on. Go past the traffic lights. C Go straight on. D Go straight on. A Go straight on. B Go straight on. C Go straight on. D Go straight on. Using Music in the ESL Classroom Music is the universal language of mankind.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow When students make a major breakthrough in learning, it is music to a teacher's ears. There is nothing more rewarding for a teacher, than seeing their students smile and laugh while they learn. The same can be said for students. Benefits of using Music Have you ever heard of anyone who doesn't like music? "Music stabilizes mental, physical and emotional rhythms to attain a state of deep concentration and focus in which large amounts of content information can be processed and learned." Techniques for Using Music with L2 Learners There are a variety of different ways to use music in the classroom. Suggested Activities Many teachers try using music once in the class, but forget to do it again. Teaching Kids with Music Using music with ESL kids has all of the same benefits mentioned above and more. Tips for Using Music Effectively Online Materials and Resources
Trains and travel Passenger: Excuse me? Which platform does the train to Cambridge leave from? Train station attendant: The 10:15 train or the 10:40? Passenger: The 10:15. Train station attendant: The 10:15 train leaves from platform 3. Passenger: Thanks. Passenger: Hi. Train ticket vendor: Single or return? Passenger: Errr, single please. Train ticket vendor: The next train is at 12:30pm, leaving from platform 2. Passenger: And how much is it? Train ticket vendor: £13:50 Ticket inspector: Tickets, please. Passenger: Yes, here you are. Ticket inspector: This ticket is for Oxford. Passenger: Yes, that’s right. Ticket inspector: But this train doesn’t go to Oxford, it goes to Liverpool. Passenger: What? Train station announcement: The next train arriving at platform 1 is the 15:45 train to Exeter, stopping at Bristol Temple Meads and arriving at Exeter St David’s at 18:30. Harry: What time is our train back to London? Angel: It leaves at 4:30. Harry: What platform does it leave from? Angel: Platform 2.
PET Speaking: Home There are four parts in the PET speaking test: Part 1: general introductions;Part 2: discussion about a situation;Part 3: photographs; andPart 4: discussion about a topic. You can find up-to-date information about the PET exam at the Cambridge ESOL website. Part 1 In Part 1 the examiner will ask you questions. The examiner will ask you in turn. Part 2 In Part 2 you have to listen while the teacher explains a situation. You have to use words like “Why don’t we?” Back to top Part 3 In Part 3, you have to talk for one minute about a picture. Click on each picture to open it. Part 4 In Part 4, you have to talk with your partner about a topic. For example, if the two photos were about games, then you will have to talk together about games you play or like, or games you used to play. Back to top
Adele's ESL Corner - Your free online English language website English Learning Online, ESL conversation, Speaking, Spoken English Expressions To teach and practice spoken English, we offer commonly used English Expressions for daily communication, ESL conversation & dialogues. We also provide pronunciation materials which help in the teaching and learning of a standard English pronunciation.We provide exercises to study or teach them, like mp3 audio downloads, printable worksheets and self-grading exercises. Communication- Daily Expressions From learning these expressions, students will be able to use very important communication phrases and expressions which native speakers normally use in English conversations or dialogues. Pronunciation Teaching and learning of pronunciation has been made easy by our partners. Extras - Tools for Students and Teachers Dictionaries Online More dictionaries and more tools online>>> ESL/EFL/ESOL Resources- Map
English language learning games ESL/English learning games on Digital Dialects are completely free to use, do not require registration, and are designed for ESL students of all ages. Each ESL revision topic includes vocabulary lists and practice games with audio for teaching correct pronunciation. Materials are of use to beginner level English as a second or other language students, though those with some familiarity with the language may wish to try the English/ESL spelling games.