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!
bbc how to ... activity giving directions 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
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
Teaching ESL and English Conversation lessons. ESL Question and Conversation Cards and Lessons Google + We've created this page to provide resources, lessons, and ideas on teaching conversation. There are printable materials for classroom use, a discussion forum and links to other web sites about teaching. Ideas for Using Conversation Questions Lessons The Expert GameA fun, fast-paced conversation activity for high-beginner through advanced students. Find Out IfA conversation activity for intermediate and advanced learners. I've Never A conversation activity that's been adapted from a fun drinking game. Discussion Forums: Lesson PlanIntroduce your students to the world of on-line discussion forums with this two part lesson. Conversation Questions The sets of conversation questions at ESL PartyLand are intentionally formatted into tables to allow you to produce sets of cards for conversation practice.
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
GOING GRAPHIC: 4 SQUARES FOR BETTER SPEAKING | ELT-CATION Silentium est aurum (“silence is golden”).Or is it? If we google “teaching speaking in English”, we’ll get over 66,300,000 search results with numerous tips, fabulous games or tricks how to get learners speaking – all pointing out the same frustrating tendency showing that many learners are either timid speakers reluctant to participate in any conversation, or that despite mastering the language, as attested by a great number of grammar and vocabulary exercises thoroughly done by the learners in class, their speaking still lacks fluency and coherence. The latter is sometimes ignored at lower levels. Coherence is about linking ideas together – just like in a paragraph or essay. This blog post gives some ideas on how to help learners organize what they say into a coherent speech using the Four Square Method. What do we start with? We need 4 squares (* Please note that I’m using a different order of squares than in the original method. Step 1. Choose a topic and put it the center box. Step 2.
Shopping for Clothes This is a very common conversation for when someone goes shopping. Vocabulary are you just looking? = do you want to look alone? to have a sale = a store will have many things at a discount (The store is having a sale.) to be on sale = one or more items at a discount (This shirt is on sale.) hanger = holds the clothes (a picture of it is on the left) rack = a metal (or other kind) bar that holds clothes. fitting room = the place where you try on clothes max out a credit card = (this is slang) It means you have reached your limit. how would you like to pay? how does it fit? I'll take it = I'll buy it who should I make the check out to? tax = the extra money a store charges. I.D. = identification (card) Store Clerk: Hi. Marianne: I'm not sure. Store Clerk: Everything on these two racks over here is on sale. Marianne: Thanks. Store Clerk: I think so. Marianne: Sure. ...a little later... Store Clerk: How did it fit? Marianne: Not too bad. Store Clerk: Great. Store Clerk: Angie's. Store Clerk: Thanks.
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.
FCE Speaking Activity - ESL Kids Games : ESL Kids Games This week’s post focuses on a great way to practice speaking with higher level teens and adults. It is especially good for practicing part 4 of the FCE speaking exam, but can also be used for any speaking practice with higher level students. Activity Time: 5 mins + Materials required: A copy of the printable. One card per student. View / Download Skills practiced: speaking, fluency Level: Lower intermediate + adults and teens Method 1. 2. 3. 4. Conversation Statements People are never satisfied with what they have.People should read only those books that are about real life.It is more important for students to study history.All students should be required to study art and music in secondary school.There is nothing that young people can teach older people.Sports are not important.Children should be required to help with household tasks as soon as they are able to do so. Opinion cards Want more speaking activities?
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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
Everyone deServes to Learn: 5 Speaking Activities for English Language Learners English Language Learners are assessed in the 4 language domains: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. They get great exposure to reading, writing, and listening in their content classes, but speaking practice is usually regulated to social conversations with peers or a simple answer given to a teacher. Many times, ELL's trick their teachers into believing they are more proficient than they are with a high level of social language, but falter when it comes to speaking academically. Think: can your student hold an extended conversation with his peers beyond playground talk? More importantly, can he hold an extended conversation with a teacher? It takes time, patience, and persistence, but getting your ELL students to speak academically can be done! 1. 10 Finger Sentences: I ask a social question like, "What did you do last weekend," or an academic question like, "Explain how a frog is different than a toad." 2. 3. 4. 5.
Speaking Activities Here you can find a selection of speaking activities I have tried out in class. Click on the title of the activity to access a lesson plan, or notes. Share this: Like this: 6 thoughts on “Speaking Activities” Leave a Reply elt-fun@ics learning to teach and teaching to learn Crowd Source ELT Free resources for language teachers by language teachers Growing Sunflowers This is my personal blog. English Repository Database of English language resources Adaptive Learning in ELT A blog to accompany a series of talks that I will be giving in 2014 - 2015 about adaptive learning teachingwithedtech elt, efl, edtech, teaching, learning, sharing ideas aplinglink For those doing postgraduate work in Applied Linguistics 4º Informática blog de prueba una prueba para la clase Follow Get every new post delivered to your Inbox. Join 1,737 other followers Build a website with WordPress.com %d bloggers like this: