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Englishland April Fool’s Day is the 1st day in April. It is celebrated in the United States, England, France, Scotland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Germany and Norway. The custom of shouting “April Fool!” comes from the United States. Nobody knows where the “April Fish” comes from. Perhaps, because April has the best fishing or because the zodiacal sign of Pisces rules in April. Today, in sweet shops they sell chocolate fish for April Fool’s Day. Friends send one another postcards, with some silly dialogue, with fish pictures. Other people pin a paper fish on someone’s back without being caught. In the USA people pins a paper sign on someone’s back saying “Kick me.” The most common joke is to make someone perform an unnecessary action, such as checking for an open zipper or a missing button. In Mexico and Spain, April Fool’s Day is on December 28 (called Day of the Holy Innocents). Generally, people play a trick on one another just to say : “I care you”. April Fool 's Day (144.8 KiB) Chorus:
Experimenting with English (Part 2) – Activities for learners to do outside the classroom [26 and counting!] In my blog post Experimenting with English: scaffolding learner autonomy, I discussed how I approached helping my learners to use English outside the classroom, drawing on learner autonomy theory and methodology (e.g. Benson, 2011; Oxford, 2003; Smith 2003). Central to that project, alongside the very important element of discussion, was a handout I created for my learners. Here is a screenshot of a sample page, taken from the listening section: Sample page from my Experimenting with English activities handout, listening section. As you can see, the handout consists of a series of activities for learners to try, with space for them to record when they tried it and what they thought of it. In my experience, as I mentioned in the Experimenting with English blog post, simply giving the learners this handout is insufficient. Of course, my learners are busy people and the time they have for out-of-class study is limited. Here are the handouts: This one is for learners who use Edmodo Like this:
Off to the beach this summer? Then you’ll need some beach vocabulary The school holidays have started here in the UK and this weekend will see many families fly off to sunnier countries to catch some of those rays and to luxuriate in warm sea waters. Having just returned from an idyllic two weeks in Barbados with its white sandy beaches and turquoise blue waters, I can totally empathise with the excitement that will be felt across households as families pack their suitcases remembering to take with them their swimsuits – trunks for boys and men; bikinis, tankinis, one-piece swimsuits for girls and women; their beach towels; shorts;T-shirts; light summer dresses; sparkly sandals; flip flops; sunglasses (or shades) and many more items. Of course, we mustn’t forget to take our suntan or sunscreen lotions with us. So armed with sun protection, swimsuits, beach towels and all the right clothes for a beach holiday, what are you going to do? A beach library – my idea of heaven. Boogie boarding I like a mixture of sunbathing and swimming. Ciao for now Shanthi
LISTENING 1. What is Listening 2. Listening is NOT a gift! 3. Train Your Ears4. Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on pinterest_shareMore Sharing Services1 Comments 9 months ago bahareh I want start learn english for ielts please help me. Leave a Reply Talk2Me English : The Present Simple 1 - Back To Basics I am very proud to announce that this post has been awarded the 'Teaching English Blog Award for Innovative Teaching Ideas' by the British Council.I would like to take this opportunity to thank Teaching English for their support and thank everyone who voted :-) This post is the first of a series of three, on the topic of the Present Simple tense. It contains a printable infographic covering the basics of the Present Simple and three printable worksheets. Getting back to basics: If you've been following my blog, you'll know that I've been on a journey of discovery, concerning using technology to create materials and using technology to teach and study. A few weeks ago I began teaching a group of 12 adults face-to-face. The minute the lights went out, the atmosphere changed in the classroom and I felt the tension rise. I have been working with the group on the topic of places in a town and shops. My next post on the topic of the Present Simple tense will look at the verb 'BE'.
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