Verb Tenses Interactive Grammar Game for ESL - Jeopardy Quiz Game Practice different Verb Tenses (Present simple tense, present progressive, past simple, past progressive, present perfect, future tenses and more) using this ESL Jeopardy Quiz Game. This game is also excellent for classroom teaching. Teachers can engage students in a classroom grammar review for elementary ESL, EFL Learners. It can be used to energize a dull class, to review work that was done or simply as a reward for good classroom work. It is especially useful for teaching ESL pre-intermediate and intermediate levels. Practice the following verb tenses using this game: Present simple tense, present progressive, past simple, past progressive, present perfect, future tenses. Games are great for motivating students to learn. More Games
Roligt glosförhör The five strangest habits of the Swedes - Sweden's news in English The Local's Oliver Gee has just left Sweden after four years, and reflects on what he found to be the five oddest habits of Swedish people. Swedes are an interesting bunch. They're efficient but they love a good coffee-break, they're humble but they hang flags on their front porches, and they can appear cold at a glance but are as warm as an Arctic sauna when you really, really get to know them. And to me, they're also quite odd. After my four years in the country, I've collected what I found to be their most unusual habits. I've touched on some of them before - click the links to read more. It is customary to stand at least one arm's length from another Swede at a bus stop. This is one of the first things I noticed about the Swedes. Photo: Shutterstock I like this obscure little obsession. 3. It is customary in Sweden to take at least four "fika" breaks each day. I'm a self-proclaimed word nerd but I always found this weird. But come on Swedes, you've got better unique words than that.
of the Jack O’ Lantern - Halloween People have been making jack-o’-lanterns at Halloween for centuries. The practice originated from an Irish myth about a man nicknamed “Stingy Jack.” According to the story, Stingy Jack invited the Devil to have a drink with him. Soon after, Jack died. In Ireland and Scotland, people began to make their own versions of Jack’s lanterns by carving scary faces into turnips or potatoes and placing them into windows or near doors to frighten away Stingy Jack and other wandering evil spirits. All Things Topics - Home Listen to English and learn English with podcasts in English ► Level 1 For elementary and pre-intermediate students ► Level 2 For intermediate students ► Level 3 For upper intermediate students and above ► For teachers Lesson plans, teachers' information worksheets, how to find a podcast and much more! ► Pie plus Our monthly magazine with news, videos, information worksheets and our monthly competition. ► Extras Extra worksheet activities to support the podcasts ► Freebies Free sample worksheets for each of the three levels ► Travelogues Follow the pie team on their travels and learn English along the way Podcasts in English are not just listening activities for efl and esl students to improve their conversation. Many thanks to partnersinrhyme for the jingle on our podcasts and Philip Halling for the banner photo. Our partner sites: ShoppingArchives.com is a website that has the best online shopping sites all in one place. Rapidessay is a best place to buy college papers online. Try writers per hour when you need help with English essay writing. ESTA status check
English Worksheets Drunk, violent, promiscuous... a U.S. view of British youth as seen on the cover of Time Magazine By EMILY ANDREWS Last updated at 10:20 29 March 2008 British youth are violent, drunken and out of control, a leading American magazine concludes today. The front cover of renowned publication Time Magazine depicts a young man in a "hoodie" with mugshots of others across a Union Jack. Its headline reads: "Unhappy, Unloved and Out of Control - An epidemic of violence, crime and drunkenness has made Britain scared of its young." It also pours scorn upon the parenting abilities of the British, claiming they do not spend enough time with their children and cannot cope. The magazine criticises our class-riven society, education system and binge-drinking culture. Scroll down for more... The front cover of Time magazine shows a glowering hoody superimposed on a Union Jack for its feature on Britain's youth A 3,200 word article states: "It's easy to see why. "The boys and girls who casually pick fights, have sex and keep the emergency services fully occupied are often fuelled by cheap booze."
Mysteries VOCABULARY AROUND THE GENRE - Definitions: matching exercises - Drag and drop exercises on Criminals - Crosswords: Crime by Pascal Lapierre , ac-nantes LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER, Roald Dahl SILENT NIGHT, Mary Higgins Clark - Bac 2003: Written Comprehension - Barbara Dubois case worksheet (word format) -Suicide Sonata: Written comprehension test for grades 9 and over; adapted from www.mysterynet.com - Roald DAHL : Lamb to the Slaughter (full and abridged versions) - Mysterynet.com: everything about mysteries, famous suspense writers and a new mystery each week for you to solve.... - A web site devoted to short-stories QUIZZES: Mystery Queen: Who was Agatha Christie LINKS FOR TEACHERS OR CURIOUS STUDENTS - Links about mysteries (for younger children) - The roundtable game: A classroom activity: one student is the detective, another the murderer, and the other students play the role of the witnesses - Ideas for getting students to write simple mystery short stories on PIAZZAZ
The 8 Minutes That Matter Most I am an English teacher, so my ears perk up when writers talk about their process. I've found the advice handy for lesson planning, too. That's because both writing and planning deal with craft. In writing, you want your audience to be absorbed. You want them to care about your characters. John Irving, the author of The Cider House Rules, begins with his last sentence: I write the last line, and then I write the line before that. That is the crux of lesson planning right there -- endings and beginnings. The eight minutes that matter most are the beginning and endings. Here are eight ways to make those eight minutes magical. Beginnings 1. YouTube reaches more 18- to 34-year-olds than any cable channel. 2. If you want to create a safe space for students to take risks, you won't get there with a pry bar. 3. Toss a football around the class before you teach the physics of a Peyton Manning spiral. 4. Kelly Gallagher says that students should write four times as much as a teacher can grade. 1.
Cheat Sheets for Writing Body Language Translate emotions into written body language We are always told to use body language in our writing. Sometimes, it's easier said than written. I decided to create these cheat sheets to help you show a character's state of mind. The Top Five Tips For Using Body Language Use body language to add depth to dialogue. If you want to learn how to write a book, join our Writers Write course in Johannesburg. Even if you're not busy with a book, prompts are an excellent way to exercise the writing muscle. If you enjoyed this post, read: