IF only » Lesson Plan: The Count (Pre-Intermediate) Game: The Count by Scott Adams (1979) Level: Pre-Intermediate Time needed to play: 45 – 60 minutes (not to completion); Suggested pre-reading activity: 45 minutes Lesson fit: Links nicely to Halloween-themed lessons or topics of horror/fear. Game file: If using Windows, try this interpreter with this game file (unzip the game file first). NOTE: This interpreter has a very clean interface, and it can be run from a USB drive. Play online: at or (this one has a lot more lag than freecade). Materials: Pre-reading task materials: The Count Difficult Vocabulary List Dracula text-reconstruction activity The Count – Vocabulary and commands Post-reading materials: Text-reconstruction website The Count Encrypted Hint-sheet (doesn’t give away unneeded clues) The Count Non-encrypted Hint-sheet The Count detailed walkthrough The Count quick walkthrough The Count Map (blank) The Count Map (completed) The Count Lesson Plan:
Irregular Verbs — Rules! Printer Fabulous! How do irregular verbs differ from regular verbs? • What verbs are irregular? • What is the difference between the simple past tense and the past participle? Understand the problem. All verbs, whether regular or irregular, have five forms [often called principal parts]. Olivia feeled like exercising yesterday, so she putted on her bathing suit and drived to the YMCA, where she swum so far that only an extra large pepperoni pizza would satisfy her hunger. What are the problems with this sentence? Know the solution. To avoid making mistakes with irregular verbs, learn the very long chart below or bookmark this page in your web browser. Know the difference between the simple past tense and the past participle. In addition to learning the chart above, you must also understand the difference between the simple past tense and the past participle. A simple past tense verb always has just one part. Past Participle Past Participles as Adjectives The calculus exams given by Dr.
About designer lessons George Chilton is an English teacher and writer based in Barcelona, Spain. He came to the city in 2008 with a plan to stay for 6 months. Spanish time is a little different to the rest of the world. He’s sharing some of the ESL lessons he uses in this blog. Neil McMillan is an English Teacher and Teacher-Trainer also based in Barcelona. We think ESL lessons should be… Fun and inspiring and useful and relevant and spontaneous and intelligent and unplugged and sometimes surprising. Then again… For the most part, the “designer lessons” aim to elicit natural language in order to create a dialogic relationship between the teacher and the learner. We’re not saying that if you use these lessons your students are gonna leave the class sounding like something from Emmerdale, but – with a bit of luck – they’re going to have had something resembling a real-life conversation. So these lessons… Aim to engage and promote conversation in a semi-controlled way. Like this: Like Loading...
Grammar Welcome to EnglishClub Grammar for English learners. Many of these grammar lessons also have quizzes to check your understanding. If you still don't understand something, feel free to ask a question at the Grammar Help Desk. grammar (noun): the structure and system of a language, or of languages in general, usually considered to consist of syntax and morphology. What is Grammar? Grammar hot links Verbs | Passive voice | Modal verbs | Conditionals | Questions | Irregular verbs | Going to | Gerunds | Phrasal Verbs | Tenses | Nouns | (Un)Countable nouns | Adjectives | Articles | Preposition List English Grammar Terms (long version) English Grammar Terms (short version) The 8 English Parts of Speech These are the words that you use to make a sentence. Improve your grammar with MyEC! Our MyEnglishClub video mod spends time every day tagging videos that can help you with grammar. Grammatical Category Including number, case, gender, tense, aspect etc. What Is A Sentence? Reported Speech
Four More Years | Scholastic News Online President Obama greeted a crowd of supporters after winning a second term in the White House. (Reuters / Kevin Lamarque / Landov) Former Governor Romney gave a brief concession speech at about 1 a.m. (Reuters / Mike Segar) President Barack Obama has won a second term as the leader of the United States of America. With First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha at his side, Obama addressed cheering supporters at the McCormick Place convention center in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois. Obama spoke of moving past the challenges that the country has been facing. At the close of an election that sharply divided the country, President Obama emphasized the importance of national unity. After calling the President to concede, or admit defeat, Governor Romney gave a brief speech. Based on Tuesday’s results, Obama has decisively won the electoral vote. When Americans go to the voting booth, they don’t vote directly for President. President Obama was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961.
KS1 & KS2 Grammar Teaching Resources Grammar Teaching Resources CBBC Newsround - US election: Barack Obama re-elected as president This page was made on Wednesday 7th November 2012Last updated at 06:25 How Obama did it Barack Obama has been re-elected as US President. Obama has secured enough votes from the different states to win four more years in the White House. Reactions to Obama's victory outside the White House The president and his family were roared by the crowd in his hometown of Chicago as they turned up for his victory speech. He said: "We have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back. Defeated - Mitt Romney from the Republican Party Obama has beaten his challenger Mitt Romney from the Republican Party, after a long and closely fought race. Opinion polls had the two men neck and neck in the weeks leading up to the election. Barack Obama and his family Continue reading the main story Barack Obama - 303 votes Mitt Romney - 206 votes Florida still to declare 270 votes needed for victory Each state allocated votes based on population He then joked: "But I will say for now, one dog's probably enough."
learnenglishlikeme I also want to share with you the complete list of phrasal verbs I worked with during the last 10 days. If you want to know more about the strategy I used, you can also read the next post … How you can learn phrasal verbs easily Remember that you can find an extensive summary of my Phrasal verbs learning process in the post … How to learn phrasal verbs easily – Part 2 The Complete List Of Phrasal Verbs… I chose these 50 phrasal verbs at random: As you can see I didn’t work with all the different meanings that every phrasal verb have. I think that the most important is: To internalize as many phrasal verbs as possible. That being said, you don’t have to stress if you don’t know a lot of phrasal verbs. What You Have To Do… It’s now your turn to use this strategy to learn phrasal verbs. You can use the same complete list of phrasal verbs I list in this post or you can choose others phrasal verbs. And Remember… – Are you going to work your phrasal verbs like me?
Dumpr - Photo Fun 100 Mostly Small But Expressive Interjections David Bier Thanks for this – what a fun post considering there’s no actual narrative in it! Cecily Some of these interjections are quite culturally and age specific, so if people need to be told what they mean, they should probably not be using them.For example, to many Brits, va-va-voom is not old-fashioned at all, but instead is firmly linked to the long-running ads that footballer Thierry Henry made for the Renault Clio. Himanshu Chanda Whoa ! What a biiiig list. And yes this ones really great.
TALK IT UP - Work It Out - Personality Test Personality Test Two versions of Personality Test are available. For the recommended version you need Flash 6(MX). We recommend viewers without Macromedia Flash 6(MX) download it here. Viewers who are unsure can download a version of the game to play on their own machine without an Internet connection. Click here to download the Windows version of the test (Zip File). Click here to download the Macintosh version of the test. (You will require WinZip to uncompress these files which you can download from here) Disclaimer: The ABC has taken all reasonable care to ensure the Personality Test contains no errors, viruses or defects. 100 Exquisite Adjectives By Mark Nichol Adjectives — descriptive words that modify nouns — often come under fire for their cluttering quality, but often it’s quality, not quantity, that is the issue. Plenty of tired adjectives are available to spoil a good sentence, but when you find just the right word for the job, enrichment ensues. Practice precision when you select words. Here’s a list of adjectives: Subscribe to Receive our Articles and Exercises via Email You will improve your English in only 5 minutes per day, guaranteed! 21 Responses to “100 Exquisite Adjectives” Rebecca Fantastic list!
45 ways to avoid using the word 'very' Writers Write is your one-stop resource for writers. Use these 45 ways to avoid using the word ‘very’ to improve your writing. Good writers avoid peppering their writing with qualifiers like ‘very’ and ‘really’. They are known as padding or filler words and generally add little to your writing. According to Collins Dictionary: ‘Padding is unnecessary words or information used to make a piece of writing or a speech longer. Synonyms include: waffle, hot air, verbiage, wordiness.’ Adding modifiers, qualifiers, and unnecessary adverbs and adjectives, weakens your writing. This post gives you 45 ways to avoid using the padding word ‘very’. Three Telling Quotes About ‘Very’ “Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. If you enjoyed this, you will love: Top Tip: If you want to learn how to write a book, sign up for our online course. by Amanda Patterson © Amanda Patterson