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More reading. Smarter teaching. Rewordify.com helps you read more, understand difficult English faster, and learn words in new ways. Just paste in difficult English (or enter a web page URL) and click the yellow button. You'll see an easier version, for fast understanding now. You'll learn what the hard words and phrases mean with our Smart Highlighting.

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prissan - Engelska 4-6 Skip to main content Create interactive lessons using any digital content including wikis with our free sister product TES Teach. Get it on the web or iPad! guest Join | Help | Sign In prissan Home English Short Stories – Simple and Illustrated Improve your English with English short stories. This is the fun way :) Important Note Make sure you start with stories at your level, and go gradually up. Do not start with difficult stories that you can't really understand, OK? Web Apps Page - Read&Write Web Apps are perfect for today's on the go lifestyle! The new suite of Texthelp Web Apps works within browsers (e.g., Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome and Firefox) on iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone and other mobile devices as well as on PCs and Macs. Read&Write Gold users benefit from using familiar features when on the go, with instant access to these powerful web support tools. *NB.

onlinelanguagecenterblog While catching up on some films and shows, I noticed a few school idioms and decided to do something different this week. So here is a list of some common classroom-based idioms that you may hear, read or hopefully, even use. A for effort This comes from the A – F grading system meaning that at least you tried. The presentation was terrible but you get an A for effort. KS1 Literacy Drag and drop the names of the classroom items on to the picture. The name box will turn green if correctly placed. Drag and drop the names of the animals on to the picture. The name box will turn green if correctly placed. Find and select the letters in the correct order to make the word. If you choose the wrong letter you have to start that word again.

Good Would You Rather Questions Good Would You Rather Questions Would you rather questions are a fun way to open up a conversation. Physical Would you rather be really hairy or completely bald?Would you rather be 4'5" or 7'7"?Would you rather be blind or deaf? Book Talk: Divergent by Veronica Roth Since I began teaching I have dreamed of sharing one of my favorite novels with my students and experiencing that excitement and anticipation that is associated with diving into a new world of characters and places. Unfortunately, I was never able to make that happen because of a lack of time, not having the resources, and plenty of other excuses that I made. All that changed, however, when I stumbled across this amazing organization, First Book. Fx Free Software & Assistive Software, download site for VuBar, TBar, Edgeless & other applications T-Bar (1376Kb) KwikLoupe (527Kb) RapidSet (1.12Mb) Mouseketeer (559Kb) Vu-Bar 4.5 (521Kb) Sonar 4 (677Kb)

WORD GAMES Ammon Shea, a 37-year-old former furniture remover in New York, spent 12 months conquering what he describes as the Everest of dictionaries, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), by ploughing through 20 volumes, 21,730 pages and 59 million words (read more here). We can only guess how much of what he read has stayed between his ears, which is, at times, quite a challenge for our students. Luckily for the latter, though, their word lists are much shorter. We can use some magic formulae for helping words stick in the head trying to come up with clever associations, getting students to use definitions, determining a rate at which words should be learnt without falling out of their heads, creating some “brain surprises” (see more here), or resort to some oldies but goldies – word games. These are some pen and paper games that require next to no time to prepare and might be used to get students to look through their word lists again and again, and help them retain new vocabulary. Squares

The Present This ELT lesson plan is designed around a moving short film by Jacob Frey titled The Present and the theme of teenagers. Students practice adjectives related to character and teenagers, watch the start of a short films, write a narrative and discuss the film. I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my book Film in Action as the royalties which I receive from sales help to keep the website completely free. Language level: Pre-intermediate (A2) –Intermediate (B1)

Are you in love? Express yourself with these English idioms! To be in love with someone is certainly a special feeling. I am feeling extra, extra in love today because Paulo and I are celebrating our 1 year wedding anniversary. ♥ In honor of us, this post will teach you 7 English idioms related to love and marriage. First, test yourself with 5 common ones. Can you identify their definitions below? Reading Comprehension - Free Worksheets Home- English- Math - Reading - Research - Keys - Newsworthy - Links - Contact Reading Comprehension, Volume 5: Number 32, Word Meanings From Context Number 31, The Painting 5 Assistive modes you never knew existed on your iPad. Words by Sean Douglas For Dyslexics, tablet computers (the iPad in particular) can be a great alternative to desktop or laptop computing. The form factor, clean interface and their ability to be used almost anywhere, make tablets a great companion for any dyslexic. I now use my iPad more and more, while my laptop looks on like a green-eyed monster, as I cradle my iPad and stroke its smooth glassy face. Even though tablets help us stay connected and productive in any location, there are many issues Dyslexics face that can’t be alleviated by using an iPad. Many third party apps are available to help make the iPad more Dyslexic friendly, but after meeting Darryl “the iPad Guru” Bedford, at the Bett Show earlier this year, we realised there is a whole world of accessibility built right in to our iOS devices.

Presenting vocabulary Introduction What a student may need to know about an item Ways to present vocabulary Alternative ways of teaching vocabulary Other things to consider Introduction With hundreds of thousands of words in the English language, teaching vocabulary can seem like a very daunting prospect. Remember though that the average native speaker uses around only five thousand words in everyday speech. Moreover, your students won't need to produce every word they learn, some they will just need to recognize. Selecting what to teach, based on frequency and usefulness to the needs of your particular students is therefore essential.

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