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. 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
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.
Roar – Katy Perry – ESL lesson plan 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. Infographic: prepositions of time Today’s infographic shows you how we use the prepositions in, on and at with different time phrases. There are examples to help you clearly understand how we use these prepositions in different situations. I used Piktochart to design the infographic and Bitstrips for the cartoons. You can download the original, full size image here (800×2950). Additionally, there are a number of share and embed options available from Flickr here. Regler i klassrummet knutna till lärande och utveckling... ...istället för "ording och reda" - regler knutna till vett, etikett och uppförande.. Malin
Framing your writing In a way, this post is about something I won’t actually be able to use myself and isn’t something I have done extensively (or at least, consciously so) in the past. This week I start a new job, and I actually won’t be in a classroom environment, so that’s why I won’t be able to make immediate use of the ideas I’ll set forward. However, I’m hoping that I’ll be able to use the underlying principles to guide the work I will be doing, which will involve working on lesson frameworks. Short stories for EFL learners Mystery Digest - Two Minute Mysteries