General English - Magazine April Fool's Day is celebrated on 1 April in many countries around the world. On this day, people traditionally play practical jokes on each other and have fun trying to make other people believe things that are not true. April Fool's traditions In the UK, jokes and tricks can be played up until noon on 1 April.
Blog - Free English Lessons Today we’re going to look at some strange English sentences that are actually grammatically correct. You might also like Can I Improve My English Online? 7 Websites You Will Love. […] Plenary session by Joy Egbert About the session Engagement principles and practice in classroom learning, language and technology A still-common issue with technology use in language learning is an overly-strong focus on the digital tools and a relatively weak emphasis on actual learning. This technocentric approach may arise, in part, from a lack of clear theoretical grounding for classroom technology use.
How to attribute a Creative Commons photo from Flickr Yes, the absolute correct way! I previously asked how you credit a CC photo from Flickr. Since then I’ve been doing my research and here is the results – The correct way to credit a photo. You need to follow the guidelines set by the license. I’m only going to address attribution. Carnivores vs. herbivores Introduction This lesson focuses on the difference between carnivores and herbivores. Students watch the video Triumph of the Herbivores, available from BBC Earth, about how herbivores escape being eaten by carnivores and then do one of the suggested follow-up activities. Topic Animals; carnivores and herbivores
The LanguageLab Library - Learn English: 300% Faster.pdf © Copyright 2015 – All rights reserved In no way is it legal to reproduce, duplicate, or transmit any part of this document in either electronic means or in printed format. Recording of this publication is strictly prohibited and any storage of this document is not allowed unless with written permission from the Realia Here are a few suggestions for activities using realia and to consider why we may want to bring things into the class. Why use realia in class? The main advantage of using real objects in the classroom is to make the learning experience more memorable for the learner. Spell with flickr Please send me comments, suggestions or questions, firstname.lastname@example.org. I love getting emails about Spell with Flickr - and all my programming projects. It was just a few hours ago that I posted my Goals for 2008 and I'm releasing my first project of the year.
What's your name? Introduction: For a listening lesson to be successful, the learners need to be engaged with the audio. It might not always be possible to motivate all the learners in the class to the same degree but the important thing is to use an audio which all of the learners can, in some way, relate to. If you are in a position where you can choose an audio, ask yourself ‘Will each and every one of the learners recognise this? Will they be able to say something about it? Will they have an opinion about it?’ Realia in the bag Every time I use it, I see that all types of students have similar fun in learning new words when the learning involves some suspense. Adults are usually surprised that they do not know the names of the objects they always use or see. Preparation Find a cloth bag. It should be as big as a school bag and made from normal cloth, not hardened. Collect at least 20 different objects.
FLICKR TOOLBOX: 100+ Tools For Flickr Addicts Flickr is back in the news this week with reports that it will add video. But we're still loving the photo-sharing element: here's 100+ ways to get even more out of the popular photo site. Desktop Applications 1001 for Mac OS X - Allows batch uploading and can notify you of new photos uploaded by your friends. Background Switcher - Will auto-change your desktop background on a Windows machine at intervals of your choosing from a pool of photos you pick.