GRAMMAR-QUIZZES and Explanations
Grammar-Quizzes › Noun Phrases › Nouns › Irregular Plural Nouns Irregular Plural Nouns Recognize nouns marked with plural forms: -ee, -i, -en, -a, -es, -ae Mid-vowel Change vs. ¹Plural form varies Fruit – plural form ²Plural form varies: Br-Eng shrimps / US-Eng shrimp Also see Unusual Singular/Plural Nouns (people, police, pants, measles, means). Irregular Plural Nouns (less common plural markers) Borrowed words -i, -en, -a, -es, -ae IPA Pronunciation Key *man— before 900; (noun) Middle English; Old English man ( n ); cognate with German Mann, Dutch man, Old Norse mathr, Gothic manna; (V) Middle English mannen, Old English mannian to garrison **woman— before 900; Middle English womman, wimman, Old English wīfman, equivalent to wīf female + man human being; see wife, man1 octopus (The Greek plural is octopodes.) "Subversive Facts: Describing language objectively need not meaning doing so dispassionately." Plural Varieties *Yellow highlighted words are examples of incorrect usage. Practice 1
Country - Canada - Funky English
Canada Listen to the passage and read along! Canada is a country in North America. The capital of Canada is Ottawa. Canada is the 2nd largest country in the world by area - the largest country by area is Russia. The Canadian Flag Canadians speak 2 languages, English and French. Niagara Falls A famous animal that lives in Canada is the moose. A Moose capital ( ) - the official city or town in a country where the government operates covered ( ) - to have something all over the surface of something else ice hockey ( ) - a game played on ice, two teams try to score goals against each other using wooden sticks waterfall ( ) - a steep flow of water from a height bright ( ) - something that is shiny, reflecting light uniform ( ) - the similar dress worn by a school, organisation or group of people hooves ( ) - the feet of a type of animal, such as the horse, cow or moose - (singular - hoof) antlers ( ) - the branched horns of an animal, such as a deer or moose Have you ever seen a moose?
10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking
One of education’s primary goals is to groom the next generation of little humans to succeed in the “real world.” Yes, there are mounds of curricula they must master in a wide breadth of subjects, but education does not begin and end with a textbook or test. Other skills must be honed, too, not the least of which is how to get along with their peers and work well with others. This is not something that can be cultivated through rote memorization or with strategically placed posters. Students must be engaged and cooperation must be practiced, and often. The following team-building games can promote cooperation and communication, help establish a positive classroom environment and — most importantly — provide a fun, much-needed reprieve from routine. 10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking 1. This team-building game is flexible. You can recycle this activity throughout the year by adapting the challenge or materials to specific content areas. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
B1 level English language practice tests
B1 is one of the CEFR levels described by the Council of Europe. The ability to express oneself in a limited way in familiar situations and to deal in a general way with nonroutine information. Examples: Can ask to open an account at a bank, provided that the procedure is straightforward. Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. B1 level exams At this level you can do the PET and PTE General level 2 practice exams You can also get an a B1 certificate if you do well enough in the PTE Academic, a multi-level exam, while B1 level candidates should get a band score of 4-4.5 on the IELTS test. B1 level practice This web site contains practice tests at B1 level for reading, grammar and vocabulary.
ESL Podcast Blog
Welcome to ESL Podcast Blog So Go Ahead and Sue Me, Taylor Swift I can’t say that I have never, never, never listened to a song by Taylor Swift, but I can say that I’m not exactly (I’m not really) a fan of her music. Ms. Swift is, however, extremely popular in the United States and internationally, known for her catchy (easy to remember) tunes (music) and lyrics (words to a song). But if you’re not careful, Swift may just decide to sue you (take you to court and demand money from you for something you did wrong). What phrases are we talking about here? The reason behind Swift’s trademarking of these phrases is not just meglomania (the desire to dominate everyone around you, to have great power). You might be wondering about whether we here at ESL Podcast have trademarked anything. ~Jeff Image credit: “Swift performs in St. Podcasts This Week (March 2, 2015) Get the full benefits of ESL Podcast by getting the Learning Guide. ON MONDAY ESL Podcast 1082 – Traveling to a Remote Island - Lucy
ESL Beginner and Elementary Online Games and Activities
ESL Powerpoint (PPT) Games If you are the type of person who prefers to have games on powerpoint or as printable handouts, we have been thinking of you. We offer board games, powerpoint games and more for the classroom and one to one teaching. They have made my lessons fun and I have no doubt yours will be fun too. It is total fun and highly engaging fun lessons with these resources. Printable ESL Board and Card Games We offer a variety of printable ESL board games and card games to help give your students lots of communicative practice. ESL Board & Powerpoint Games Templates ESL Game Templates - Powerpoint and Word Game Templates On ESL Games World we do not only aim at providing you with games for your classrooms. Classroom Tools - Click Here! Get some cool tools for use in your classroom.
Directions to a Restaurant: ESL Role-play
Purpose and Audience: The purpose of these materials is to get the students to practice giving directions to a restaurant based on street names and other buildings in the vicinity: It's on Pine Street next to the post office. This is a fairly simple role-play intended for false beginners (or perhaps even beginners). Warmup or Preclass Activity: Go over the pair worksheet for directions. Class Set-up: The class is divided into two groups: callers and receivers. As a challenge, have the receivers face away from the callers (callers tap them on the back and say, "Bring!
Listening: A Tour of London
Tower Bridge, London (Copyright: Getty) When you visit a city for the first time, a good way to explore it is to go on an organised sightseeing tour. The tour will give you an overview of what there is to see and also provide you with some historical background. This tour will take you around London by bus. Activity Check how well you know London. a Madame Tussaud’s is a famous wax museum. b Bond Street is where the detective, Sherlock Holmes, once lived. c Marble Arch is a gate which was built in 1827. d Hyde Park used to be the royal hunting grounds. e Buckingham Palace is the London home of the Queen. f Piccadilly Circus is the largest circus in the world. g Fleet Street once housed the national newspapers. h St Paul’s Cathedral is a small but beautiful church. i The Tower of London is more than 900 years old. j The Globe is the world’s oldest restaurant.
33 Tips To Throw A Spooky Halloween Party On The Super-Cheap
If you want to be fancy, you can score a professionally-designed Evite template on Etsy...who knew? Ask your friends to pool their old costumes and/or appropriate accessories. Get together one night before Halloween, and have a costume swap. This is especially helpful if you're looking for kids costumes or attending multiple parties. A pumpkin carving station! No-bake caramel corn! Play the "Shot in the Dark" drinking game: First, choose a really campy horror flick. Bobbing for apples! Ghosts are a must, indoors and out. You can also make simple hanging ghosts by draping white fabric (think handkerchiefs, or cut up t-shirts/sheets) over tennis balls. Old cardboard boxes + paint become creepy tombstones. Old milk jugs also make great skeletons. Repurpose glass pickle, baby food, or spaghetti sauce jars as freakish science experiments. Crank up the creepiness by using chalk or masking tape to simulate the outline of a murdered body. Nothing says Halloween like a giant spider web!