Directions to a Restaurant: ESL Role-play Purpose and Audience: The purpose of these materials is to get the students to practice giving directions to a restaurant based on street names and other buildings in the vicinity: It's on Pine Street next to the post office. This is a fairly simple role-play intended for false beginners (or perhaps even beginners). In short, students will call up their classmates and ask if they want to go for a bite. The student who receives the phone call will suggest a restaurant and give directions on how to get there. Warmup or Preclass Activity: Go over the pair worksheet for directions. Class Set-up: The class is divided into two groups: callers and receivers. As a challenge, have the receivers face away from the callers (callers tap them on the back and say, "Bring!
ESL Lounge: Songs for English Teaching. Song Titles A to B Front Page Home esl-lounge.com Premium Site Guides Levels Test Prep Other Materials Reference Also On Site Song Lyrics A to B ABC - The Jackson FiveGreat chorus for kids classes! A Day In The Life - The Beatles Daily routine, the news. A Rush of Blood to the Head - Coldplay Across The Lines - Tracy Chapman Across The Universe - The Beatles Gerund form, poetic English. Aeroplane - Red Hot Chili Peppers Against All Odds - Phil Collins "A" You're Adorable - Perry Como Ain't Got No, I Got Life - Nina Simone Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers All My Loving - The Beatles Futures Always - Bon Jovi Always on my Mind - Elvis Presley Past Modals Always on the Run - Lenny Kravitz Worksheet sent in by Ktia Martins Pereira teaching in Brazil. Come and join esl-lounge Premium. High quality PDF lesson plans. Premium Home Page | Free Samples | Why Join | FAQ | Sign Up! ★ Summer Coupon Discount★$8 off Lifetime Membership. America - Simon and Garfunkel Past Simple Angel - Sarah McLachlan
GRAMMAR-QUIZZES and Explanations Grammar-Quizzes › Noun Phrases › Nouns › Irregular Plural Nouns Irregular Plural Nouns Recognize nouns marked with plural forms: -ee, -i, -en, -a, -es, -ae Mid-vowel Change vs. No Change ¹Plural form varies Fruit – plural form ²Plural form varies: Br-Eng shrimps / US-Eng shrimp Also see Unusual Singular/Plural Nouns (people, police, pants, measles, means). Irregular Plural Nouns (less common plural markers) Borrowed words -i, -en, -a, -es, -ae IPA Pronunciation Key *man— before 900; (noun) Middle English; Old English man ( n ); cognate with German Mann, Dutch man, Old Norse mathr, Gothic manna; (V) Middle English mannen, Old English mannian to garrison **woman— before 900; Middle English womman, wimman, Old English wīfman, equivalent to wīf female + man human being; see wife, man1 octopus (The Greek plural is octopodes.) "Subversive Facts: Describing language objectively need not meaning doing so dispassionately." Plural Varieties *Yellow highlighted words are examples of incorrect usage. Practice 1
10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking One of education’s primary goals is to groom the next generation of little humans to succeed in the “real world.” Yes, there are mounds of curricula they must master in a wide breadth of subjects, but education does not begin and end with a textbook or test. Other skills must be honed, too, not the least of which is how to get along with their peers and work well with others. This is not something that can be cultivated through rote memorization or with strategically placed posters. Students must be engaged and cooperation must be practiced, and often. 10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking 1. This team-building game is flexible. You can recycle this activity throughout the year by adapting the challenge or materials to specific content areas. Skills: Communication; problem-solving 2. This activity can get messy and may be suitable for older children who can follow safety guidelines when working with raw eggs. Skills: Problem-solving, creative collaboration 3.
ESL Podcast Blog Welcome to ESL Podcast Blog So Go Ahead and Sue Me, Taylor Swift I can’t say that I have never, never, never listened to a song by Taylor Swift, but I can say that I’m not exactly (I’m not really) a fan of her music. But if you’re not careful, Swift may just decide to sue you (take you to court and demand money from you for something you did wrong). What phrases are we talking about here? The reason behind Swift’s trademarking of these phrases is not just meglomania (the desire to dominate everyone around you, to have great power). You might be wondering about whether we here at ESL Podcast have trademarked anything. ~Jeff Image credit: “Swift performs in St. Podcasts This Week (March 2, 2015) Get the full benefits of ESL Podcast by getting the Learning Guide. Get the Learning Guide and support ESL Podcast today by becoming a Basic or Premium Member! ON MONDAY ESL Podcast 1082 – Traveling to a Remote Island ON FRIDAY ESL Podcast 1083 – Types of Pants This Cookie’s On A Roll* - Lucy
33 Tips To Throw A Spooky Halloween Party On The Super-Cheap If you want to be fancy, you can score a professionally-designed Evite template on Etsy...who knew? Ask your friends to pool their old costumes and/or appropriate accessories. Get together one night before Halloween, and have a costume swap. This is especially helpful if you're looking for kids costumes or attending multiple parties. Everyone walks away with a new-to-them outfit! A pumpkin carving station! No-bake caramel corn! Play the "Shot in the Dark" drinking game: First, choose a really campy horror flick. Bobbing for apples! Ghosts are a must, indoors and out. You can also make simple hanging ghosts by draping white fabric (think handkerchiefs, or cut up t-shirts/sheets) over tennis balls. Old cardboard boxes + paint become creepy tombstones. Old milk jugs also make great skeletons. Repurpose glass pickle, baby food, or spaghetti sauce jars as freakish science experiments. Crank up the creepiness by using chalk or masking tape to simulate the outline of a murdered body.
Giving Opinions - ESL EFL Teaching Resources Really? ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Elementary - 35 Minutes In this enjoyable group activity, students play a guessing game where they give true or false opinions about famous people or things. Really.PDF Exclusive Controversial Statements ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 40 Minutes In this challenging teaching activity, students give opinions and argue for or against a set of controversial statements. Controversial Statements.PDF Exclusive Four Corners ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 25 Minutes In this fun class activity, students practice expressing and defending their opinions. Four Corners.PDF Free How to improve your English ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 Minutes This engaging activity helps to teach students how to express opinions and ask others for their opinion. How to improve your English.PDF Exclusive Our Opinions ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 40 Minutes Our Opinions.PDF Free I think that... Explain Yourself
CAE Reading Test part 4. Free Practice for the First Certificate exam This page will let you practise for the Certificate in Advanced English exam (from Cambridge ESOL). This is the format of the 4th part of the reading section. This is a Multiple matching exercise. The questions focus on specific information, detail, opinion and attitude. AHoward Bloom, Author: Even though most people are convinced that peak oil has already passed, to me, peak oil is just a hypothesis. BMichael Lardelli, Lecturer in Genetics at The University of Adelaide Nothing exists on this planet without energy. CJeroen van der Veer, chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell People are understandably worried about a future of growing energy shortages, rising prices and international conflict for supplies. DCraig Severance, blogger What will it take to end our oil addiction?
www.textivate.com Banish Blithering Blabber: 6 Must Have Components to a Perfect Conversation Lesson There is little worse for a teacher than walking away from class feeling as though your lesson has been a flop. It doesn’t happen often, but it does happen. And perhaps the most challenging ESL class to feel good about is conversation class. 5 Must Have Components to a Perfect Conversation Lesson 1A Clear GoalWhat do you hope to accomplish in your lesson? Feedback- the 6th Element You want to make sure your students know how they did in a conversation lesson. You can feel confident about your conversation class when you make a point of including these six elements. That way you will know what you want to accomplish, you will give your students the tools to accomplish it, and you will see them reach the goal right before your eyes. Enjoyed this article and learned something? Want more teaching tips like this? Get the Entire BusyTeacher Library Warning: only if you're serious about teaching English. Show me sample pages → Rate this article: was this article helpful? 5 out of 5, rated by 2 teachers
All Things Grammar - Home Lexical Approach 2 - What does the lexical approach look like? Introduction The theory of learning Noticing Language awareness About the authors Further Reading Introduction The principles of the Lexical Approach have been around since Michael Lewis published 'The Lexical Approach' 10 years ago. It seems, however, that many teachers and researchers do not have a clear idea of what the Lexical Approach actually looks like in practice. In the first of our two THINK articles - Lexical approach 1 - we looked at how advocates of the Lexical Approach view language. We have also produced teaching materials for you to try out in your own classrooms. A theory of learning In our first article, Lexical Approach 1, we spoke about the vast number of chunks and collocations native speakers store. How then are the learners going to learn the lexical items they need? Language is not learnt by learning individual sounds and structures and then combining them, but by an increasing ability to break down wholes into parts. References Batstone, Rob (1996).
Lexical Approach 1 - What does the lexical approach look like? Introduction The theory of language Principle 1 - Grammaticalised Lexis Principle 2 - Collocation in action About the authors Further Reading Introduction The principles of the Lexical Approach have been around since Michael Lewis published 'The Lexical Approach' 10 years ago. It seems, however, that many teachers and researchers do not have a clear idea of what the Lexical Approach actually looks like in practice. In this first of two articles we look at how advocates of the Lexical Approach view language. In our second article we apply theories of language learning to a Lexical Approach and describe what lexical lessons could look like. We have also produced teaching materials for you to try out in your own classrooms. The theory of language Task 1 Look at this version of the introduction. The principles of the Lexical Approach have [been around] since Michael Lewis published 'The Lexical Approach' [10 years ago]. All the parts in brackets are fixed or set phrases.
Checking Understanding Analysis of the language consists of two sub-stages, often known as highlighting and concept checking. Highlighting is taking the model sentence and showing, telling or eliciting what the problems are in terms of form, function, and phonology. Concept checking is checking the understanding of difficult aspects of the target structure in terms of function and meaning. Concept checking is vital, since learners must fully understand the structure before any intensive practice of form and phonology is carried out. Ways of checking understanding Concept questions Some examples Learning to construct concept questions Conclusion Ways of checking understanding Concept checking is normally achieved by the use of a set of questions designed to ensure comprehension of the target language, raise awareness of its problems, and to indicate to the teacher that the learners have fully understood. The question 'Do you understand?' Time lines to establish tenses. Target sentence: Look! Yes/no questions.