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Past participle – divided according to the pronunciation ,ENGAMES Last week I taught passive and present perfect tense. I thought that I was well prepared but in both cases we encountered one big problem. The students could not form the past participles correctly. So now I know that we have to deal with past participles before we return to the two grammatical points again. Past participles – mind map Here I try to track some regularities in forming the past participles in English. Past participles are not as difficult as they seem. In this section of the post you can practise the 40 past participles in different games. The second game is called En Garde. Click Here to play the game The third game has already been presented on our site.

Top 20 EFL Classroom 2.0 Resources We have a great community! Pioneering, always fresh. So much to help teachers. 1. LinkedIn Discussions. 32,000 members.Archive. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. View our list of over 200 video lessons with downloadable resources and complete instructions. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. #1 In ELT ebook and directory 19. 20. blog-efl Side Notes on ELT – Reflective notes, practical tips, and ready-to-use lesson plans Indirect questions: explanation of English grammar When students hear the phrase indirect questions, they get scared. But actually this is one of the easiest grammar points in English. The only thing you have to watch out for is that if a sentence starts with a certain phrase (Do you know or Could you tell me etc.) you have to use the word order for an affirmative sentence. To put it simply, after the aforementioned phrases do not make questions. To help you master this grammar there is a mind map, a video and several games in this post. Indirect questions – video The following video is based upon BBC learning English recording. We recommend that you watch the video and stop the recording every time there is a task and answer the task before MASA does. If you want to watch it full screen, click here: Indirect questions video Indirect questions – mind map The following mind map tries to show the rules for indirect questions in a graphical form. Indirect questions – games Now it is time to practise what you have learnt in the following games.

Janet's Abruzzo Edublog Sandy Millin | Technologically and linguistically adventurous EFL teacher, trainer, writer and manager In the end vs. at the end, in time vs. on time | Games to learn english I have already dealt with the usage of prepositions in the posts Prepositions AT, IN and ON for time and Adjectives with prepositions. However, this post is different because it concentrates only on the phrases IN THE END, AT THE END, IN TIME and ON TIME which are frequently used incorrectly by students of English. In this post I would like to explain the usage and meaning of the phrases. In this mind map I try to explain the meaning and the usage of the phrases IN THE END, AT THE END, IN TIME and ON TIME. If you feel that this explanation is not clear enough, there is a video explanation which can help you. Set phrases – interactive video In this interactive video you can see and here the explanation of the usage of the phrases. The second game will play only on your desktop.

The Daily Ptefldactyl EAP Foundation - Home page Irregular verbs again I have already published several posts on irregular verbs: Past participles – divided according to the pronunciation and Present perfect tense. However, a week ago a student of mine contacted me and asked me if I could create a way for him to learn the irregular verbs. He spends a lot of time driving so he asked me to prepare something to listen to in his car. Irregular verbs – learning Here you can find two ways to learn the irregular verbs. Here is the pdf version of all the irregular verbs: Irregular verbs_part1 Irregular verbs – Listen and learn In learning there are only a few methods which work for everyone. If you need just the correct pronunciation of each of the verbs presented above, here is the mp3 with all of the verbs: You can download the files here: All the irregular verbsAll the verbs learning mp3 Once you believe that you know the irregular verbs, it is time to practise them. If you want to enjoy the game on the full screen click on the button: Irregular verbs – Tower defence

Leoxicon: About me I’ve been involved in ELT for more than 12 years in all sorts of roles: teacher, examiner, teacher trainer, senior teacher and materials developer – mainly with the British Council in Tel Aviv but also Cyprus and Turkey. In recent years, teacher training missions have taken me to Azerbaijan, Armenia and other countries in the region where I had a chance to meet, work with and learn from some wonderful and dedicated teachers and teacher trainers. Currently I am a lecturer giving courses to pre-service and in-service teachers in Second Language Acquisition (SLA), teaching methodology, vocabulary teaching and using technology in the classroom (the latter by demand rather than by choice). My other interests – as you can tell from the contents of this blog – include corpus linguistics, lexical approaches to language teaching and using video in the classroom – the topics I’ve written articles and materials on for the British Council and BBC’s TeachingEnglish website.

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