English (ESL) Conversation Questions & Role Plays This is an ever-growing list of topics where we have prepared a printable list of English conversation questions for beginners, Intermediate, and advanced ESL students. The best way to search through the English conversation questions is to use the ‘find’ function in your browser and search for the keywords. 79 Conversation Questions Conversation Questions teaching Introductions What’s your favorite/least favorite ….? Conversation Questions – Simple Past Questions using ‘want’ and ‘would like to’ Questions using ‘when’ Questions using ‘where’ Questions using ‘who’ Questions using ‘which’ Conversation Questions – Using adverbs of fequency ESL Questions – Hobbies, interests & likes Conversation Questions – Expressing the Future – Will, Going to… ESL Questions Expressing Wishes and Dreams Teaching ‘did you find it…’, ‘how did you find x?’ ESL Discussing Music English ESL Conversation Discussing Movies ESL Conversation Questions Discussing TV Questions Discussing Relationships Discussing Sport and Exercise
Summarising The post about summarising Last week, I wrote my first post about academic writing. My focus then was on addressing plagiarism and helping learners develop strategies that will enable them to paraphrase information in order to integrate sources into their own writing and then cite it (you can read that post here). Another writing skill your students need to develop is summarising. In fact, in academic writing summarising information found in a source is as important as paraphrasing or reformulating. One step at a time Here are some tips on how to get your students to summarise information they found in a source in order to use it to either synthesise information or integrate sources into their own writing (teaching tip: get them to paraphrase/reformulate first and then summarise). Sentence frames: So, now they understand what a summary is. Video viewing: Who said you should only summarise texts? Why use a video? Some disadvantages of using the video: Final thoughts Till next time........
First Day (or First Week) Activities, Icebreakers, or Introductory Activities for ESL Classes | Eslkevin's Blog Shared by Kevin Stoda and many others It is a new school (or college) term and it is time for ESL students and teachers to make new resolutions and preparations for the semester (or school year–for some). Here is an example: I was recently asked to come up with a list of icebreakers and first day (or first week) activities for students and new EFL (ESL) classes at the institution I am working at. I made up this short list and have copied (cut and pasted) some of my favorites. I like to use a variety of bingo games, too. (1) You could try a “true or false” game. Get each student to write three statements about themselves. eg: 1. One is false…. (2) Find the person Level: Intermediate Language: asking questions Procedures: 1. (3) Names A to Z This activity is good for introductions and for practicing the alphabet. (4) Snowball Fight (5) Present or Past or Future (6) What do you know about me? Whats your name?
ESL Teaching Resources for English Language Teachers Select one of the five categories below to expand the list of ESL Teaching Resources. 75 Resources Lesson activities include games, puzzles, and warm-ups, as well as activities to teach and practice each of the core skills of language learning: speaking, listening, writing, reading, grammar, and vocabulary. These activities can be used as a component of a lesson, as homework for extra practice, or they can be developed into a complete lesson. 32 Resources Full lesson plans and templates for all levels of English skill: beginner, intermediate, and advanced, as well as lesson plans for mixed-level classes and plans that can be adapted for any level. 74 Resources Resources for use in an ESL classroom, including flashcards, printable images, game resources, and online quizzes. 9 Resources Current research into second language acquisition, intelligence, learning theory, and behavior management. 44 Resources Resources for teachers, including job postings, travel sites, and general ESL portal sites.
Question Prompts Here is a list of conversation prompts that are available to print and copy for your students. If you have any ideas on how to use question sheets like this or if you have a list of questions that you want made into a worksheet, let us know in this forum discussion. Sleep, Dreams, and Nightmares Sample vocabulary: early bird, night owl, nightmare, insomnia, drool, and snore. Moods Feelings, and Emotions Sample vocabulary: keep it in, have a short fuse, and feel blue. Storms, Weather, and Natural Disasters Sample vocaulary: blizzard, earthquake, downpour, and scorching. Leisure, Sports, and Hobbies Sample Vocabulary: free time, professional, indoor, outdoor, and recreation. School, Study, and Homework Sample vocabulary: detention, play hooky, field trip, and aced an exam. Books, Movies, and the Media Sample vocabulary: critic, sci-fi, author, and commercials. Mishaps and Mistakes Sample vocabulary: clumsy, bump into, by mistake, and forgetful. Habits, Customs, and Traditions City and Country Winter
The EFL SMARTblog: Describing photos (comparing, contrasting and speculating) You are going to practise language for; Describing photosComparing and contrasting photos (discussing similarities and differences)Speculating on what might be happeningReacting to photos (giving opinions) Discuss Look at the presentation. Follow the instructions and talk about some of the photos Write The language used here for comparing and contrasting / speculating is also useful for writing discussion / argument essays. Introduction - describe the situation / topic to be discussedCompare / contrast ideas (for and against / advantages and disadvantages)Speculate on solutions to problems raised by the questionConclusion - give an opinion Which pairs or groups of photos in the presentation could be used to demonstrate ideas for argument writing topics about education, technology, food, family, work, leisure, health, advertising etc? More Practice on May / Might / Could / Must / Can't
Anglais : 1000 activités pour commencer l’année Du primaire (niveau A1) au lycée (B1 à B2), comment commencer l’année sur une note personnelle ou originale ? Comment éveiller la curiosité des élèves et construire une bonne atmosphère de classe ? Voici des activités centrées sur l’oral en créant des situations de communication authentique. Retrouvez les classiques comme les Ices Breakers, toujours plus nombreux et variés, des poèmes, des images pour les petits et aussi de nouvelles idées. Vous n’avez pas encore tout testé… Prise de contact originale La longue liste de sites "Back to School" qui suit vous permettra de choisir parmi de nombreuses possibilités pour : - inviter les élèves à se découvrir les uns les autres ou à en apprendre plus sur leur prof à travers des "ice-breakers", ou organiser des activités communicatives centrées sur des informations personnelles. Le site EducationWorld propose maintenant 12 pages d’ice breakers, voyez ici les plus récents Christine Reymond
Baseball A Part of Conversation Questions for the ESL Classroom. Related: Basketball, Bullfighting, Sports Have you ever played baseball? Do you know the rules of baseball? If you can think of another good question for this list, please add it. Roar – Katy Perry – ESL lesson plan | Anna Edu The song “Roar” perfectly fits the topic of gender roles/stereotypes, feminism. Besides, it’s a great source of idioms, set expressions and phrasal verbs. That’s how I would use it in class. 1. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. in ESL lesson plans by Anna Les neurosciences inspirent l'enseignement À l'heure où tant de questions se posent sur l'enseignement, on se prend à rêver : et si les connaissances sur le cerveau dont nous disposons aujour- d'hui servaient à mieux comprendre comment les élèves apprennent et à mieux cibler les méthodes et stratégies utilisées pour transmettre les connaissances ? Mais dans les sphères de l'enseignement, on ignore à peu près tout de la façon dont notre cerveau permet d'avoir prise sur le temps et l'espace, l'attention, la motivation et, d'une façon générale, la régulation des émotions. Aujourd'hui, on peut se demander pourquoi ceux qui conçoivent la formation des enseignants n'ont pas jugé pertinent d'introduire, comme pour les futurs psychologues, des bases de neurosciences. Les neuroscientifiques savent à quel point émotion et cognition sont liées. « Naturellement » motivé le rat résout l'énigme posée par un labyrinthe que son cerveau libère de la dopamine dans sa partie préfrontale. Que conclure de ce préambule ? Voir les yeux fermés
Gun Control & The Newtown Shooting (Upper-Intermediate ESL Lesson Plan) English Current Background: Twenty children and 6 adults were killed on December 14th when a 20-year old gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary School and began shooting. Several assault-style weapons were found at the scene. These guns were registered to the shooter’s mother, a gun enthusiast. On the same morning, the gunman shot his mother before driving off to the school. People who knew him in high school described him as an "intelligent, but nervous” loner who avoided attention. Discuss the following comments taken from the Internet with your classmates: 1. 2. 3. 4. Lastly, an argument that has been (probably falsely) attributed to actor Morgan Freeman blames the media. [Sources: Gun Control Lesson Plan (ESL): Vocabulary Matching Match the words with their meaning as used in the news lesson. Answers Gun Control Lesson Plan (ESL): Homework Vocabulary: Circle the words above that you did not know.
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