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Discussion topics for English language learners

Discussion topics for English language learners
Prepare for Discussion 28 topics-- for the Higher Intermediate & Advanced levels----START 01 Alternative Beliefs 02 Animal Welfare 03 The Arts 04 Crime & Punishment 05 Cultural Differences 06 Economics 07 Education 08 Environment 09 Fashion 10 Food 11 Health 12 Holidays 13 Language Learning 14 Male & Female Roles 15 Marriage 16 The Media 17 Political Systems 18 Religion 19 Rich & Poor World 20 Science & Technology 21 Society 22 Sport 23 Tradition 24 Transport 25 Travel 26 Violence 27 Work 28 Youth & Old Age -----© Ted Power Glossary of Ten Discussion Techniques - detailed index List of the 28 Topics for Discussion [ This list of the 28 topics can be printed out for learners' or teachers' reference ] -- Higher Intermediate vocabulary and discussion - topics 1 to 10: 1. -- Higher Intermediate vocabulary and discussion - topics 11 to 20: 11. -- Higher Intermediate vocabulary and discussion - topics 21 to 28: 21. Return to the TOP of this page

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English Grammar Welcome to our English grammar page! Here you can find links to our most popular grammar pages, and links to essential grammar (and grammar exercises) by level. Basic English Grammar Start here if you're a beginner, or if you need to refresh your knowledge of English. These pages give you the basic grammar rules, with explanations and exercises. Learn how to use the verb “to be” and make sure you can use it in positive, negative and question forms. My one-to-one student just wants to chat So, after planning a lesson tailored to the needs of the individual student, all they seem to want to do is have a chat. You start to wonder if it is worth planning the lesson at all. Then there’s an occasional pang of guilt when you think about how much the student is paying just for ‘a chat’. This is, I’m sure, a familiar situation for many an EFL teacher. A one-to-one lesson naturally lends itself to a less structured approach.

How to Come Up with Good Conversation Topics (with Sample Topics) Expert Reviewed Four Parts:Learning About Basic Conversation StartersExtending the ConversationPushing BoundariesConversation HelpCommunity Q&A Even if you're good with people, there are likely times when you're stuck for something more to say and start wondering what topic to bring up next. To come up with good conversation topics, you should prepare a mental list of ideas beforehand so that you can seamlessly pull up one idea and continue on with your chat. Conversation Questions for the ESL/EFL Classroom If this is your first time here, then read the Teacher's Guide to Using These PagesIf you can think of a good question for any list, please send it to us. Home | Articles | Lessons | Techniques | Questions | Games | Jokes | Things for Teachers | Links | Activities for ESL Students Would you like to help? If you can think of a good question for any list, please send it to us. If you would like to suggest another topic, please send it and a set of questions to begin the topic.

25 Best Sites for Free Educational Videos RefSeek's guide to the 25 best online resources for finding free educational videos. With the exception of BrainPOP and Cosmeo, all listed sites offer their extensive video libraries for free and without registration. Academic Earth Downloadable lesson materials CrowdWish Level: B2/Upper Intermediate and up Skills: Speaking, reading and listening 10-step guide to Teaching Effective Conversation Classes In this post, I’ll present my 10-step guide for teaching effective conversation classes to adult English learners. Many adult learners enrol in conversation classes to improve their speaking skills. However, student numbers often drop as the course progresses. This can be due to several reasons: Students are not interested in the topics.Students don’t feel they are learning anything new.Students don’t feel they are actually improving their speaking skills.Students want more traditional grammar-structured classes.Students feel they are learning new language rather than practising speaking.Classes lack variety (just question and answer discussions). Conversation classes are not always taken seriously by learners (just chatting), teachers (just listening to learners chatting) or academy owners (promotional tool for paid classes).

Giving Opinions Four Corners ESL/EFL Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 25 Minutes In this fun class activity, students practice expressing and defending their opinions. The teacher places a different sign (Strongly Agree, Agree, Disagree, and Strongly Disagree) in each corner of the classroom. Free English Reading comprehension tests and exercises online Reading comprehension is also an important part when you take an English test. Reading comprehension test can help you to improve vocabulary, grammar, and logical thought ability. There are some tips for you to improve reading skills: New Year's Resolutions with Bob Dylan You are going todiscuss new year's resolutions listen to some popular new year's resolutions and do a gap-filllisten to a radio clip about the history of new year's resolutions and do a comprehension quiz 1) Discuss Do you make new year resolutions? Do you promise yourself to learn some something new, do something better or stop doing something bad in the next 12 months?What do you think are the best kind of resolutions to make?

How to Teach an English Conversation Class Conversation courses are usually taken by students who want to use and improve their speaking (and listening) skills. Their needs are different from students who take ordinary textbook-based classes. Run more often in non-English speaking countries, these classes cater to EFL (English as a Foreign Language) students, who have little contact with English in their day to day life. There is no right way to teach such classes, there is no textbook to guide lessons and no structure to follow.

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