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Kitchen tools and equipment It is very popular to teach vocabulary in lexical sets. It is easier to explain the meaning and you can present quite a few items at one time. Moreover, the presentation can look good and induce the students to study the words. 10 Illustrated English Idioms That Will Make Your Life Easier For many people learning English for the first time it can be daunting and complex language to master. Lots of silent letters, complex spellings and odd expressions which often go over the heads of most non-English speakers. To make learning English a little easier, Irish illustrator Roisin Hahessy has created some wonderfully simple yet funny pictures to help make things a little clearer. She's also a part-time English teacher in Brazil so she uses the series to aid her students as well.

ESL Kitchen items Vocabulary Drag and Drop Labeling Game Exercise ESL Interactive Fun Games Here we have the games carefully laid out for you. Follow the links to browse the variety of games offered. This is only the directory for interactive games and exercises. Our ESL fun games here include : Snakes and Ladders, Hangman, Spelling games, Wheel of Fortune, TV Games(Betting Game), Mazes, Memory Games, Matching exercises, Sequencing exercises, Picture Quizzes, Catch it and more. Picture Dictionary Rating: 3.8/5 (127 votes cast) Opposites Words Picture Dictionary by Subject The 50 most important English proverbs What are proverbs? Every culture has a collection of wise sayings that offer advice about how to live your life. These sayings are called "proverbs". How can you use proverbs to learn English? It's good to know the really common English proverbs because you hear them come up in conversation all the time. Sometimes people say the entire proverb to give advice to a friend.

Kitchen Vocabulary Memory Game for ESL Practice Learn Kitchen Vocabulary with this ESL Memory Game (toaster, cooker, knife, bowl, utensils, refrigerator, microwave, etc.) . This game is also excellent for Vocabulary Teaching and Practice. ESL Learners and Teachers can use it to review English vocabulary or simply practice these words. This memory games has audio, images and text which makes it possible to practice spelling, reading, listening and word recognition. Creative ways to teach vocabulary Here is the third extract from the latest British Council publication 'Creativity in the English Language classroom' edited by Alan Maley and Nik Peachey. In this chapter, Judit Fehér gives tips to teachers on how to integrate creativity into everyday classroom practice. 'In this chapter, I aim to give tips to teachers on doing just that: to integrate creativity into everyday classroom practice and typical language learning activities and exercises. I will use a framework of thinking that is used by many teachers around the world to think about and plan their lessons, namely: Working with the language system:

No More Lost in Translation ⋆ Teaching Matters The most common way of rehearsing words in the Swedish schools is to use a bilingual word list and ask the students to give the English “translation” of the Swedish word. This method is risky in at least four ways: 1) Students learn to believe that all words are directly translatable 2) Students believe that the given answer is the only possible one 3) Students keep thinking in their mother tongue when trying to speak English 4) Students with a mother tongue other than Swedish are given a disadvantage in learning Research says that new vocabulary is best learned in context, but there are also simple ways to keep the word lists and just eliminate the need of the translations. has compiled a list of vocabulary activities to help teachers leave the bilingual lists behind. Link:Rehearsing Vocabulary

Renting Apartments - Housing Complaints Finding a good apartment for rent sometimes takes time, but things always come up. What kinds of complaints or problems do tenants experience when renting a home or apartment? Briefly discuss these ideas with a partner. Explain one solution for each problem you came up with. 100 English Synonyms to Expand Your Vocabulary – Espresso English A synonym is a word with the same or a similar meaning as another word. For example, the words big and large are synonyms. Buy and purchase are also synonyms – although we tend to use “buy” in a more informal context, and “purchase” in a more formal context.

Rehearsing Vocabulary Research says that new vocabulary is best learned in context, but there are also simple ways to keep the word lists and just eliminate the need of the translations. has compiled a list of vocabulary activities to help teachers leave the bilingual lists behind. Naming Show a flashcard and let the students write the word (yr 2-4)Word Search with or without the words (yr 2-9)Crossword Puzzle with short clues, synonyms, opposites (or bilingual hints) (yr 3-9)Cloze Sentences Vocabulary in context!

Housing: Renting Apartments / Buying Houses Renting an apartment or taking out a home mortgage loan to buy a house are major decisions in one's life. In other cases, students might live in dormitories on campus or even stay with a homestay family which can give them opportunities to interact with native speakers. Listen to the words below and consult a dictionary if you need a definition.