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ITESLJ: Great ESL Games

ITESLJ: Great ESL Games
Games and Activities for the English as a Second Language Classroom Page 2 Return to iteslj.org/games. Word Grab with Songs Level: Any Level This is a wonderful activity if you think your class needs waking up a little. Is Your Conversation Style Feminine or Masculine? Level: Medium The following activity is loosely based on Conversation Analysis readings, so nothing is hard and fast doctrine. If nothing else, it should generate chat. Put yes (Y) or no (N) for the sentences below. Generally speaking, when I converse with people I know: 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 14, 16, 18 and 21 would be more feminine traits-generally speaking The rest, male. Once again, the activity should not give rise to aggressive exchanges. A Conversation Idea - Rate the Apparatus Activity A The many household apparatus/machines/gadgets we use at home make life a little bit easier; the micro-wave oven heats things up quickly; the fridge keeps perishable goods fresh; the washing-machine cleans our clothes and saves us time. Activity B pop

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Speaking aids Probably you agree that these little things make a lot of difference and it is with good reason why people spend time, money and energy to get the right small objects to help them put themselves and their loved ones into the right mood. Why use speaking aids Post-it notes Walls Coloured paper Small objects To control turn-taking As metaphors Conclusion Why use speaking aids In contrast, we often expect that our students have the right mood to speak without having anything that would help them to be in the right mood to speak, or any prompt that would help the flow of ideas. These small prompts or small speaking aids get especially important when children get into the age when they want to speak about themselves more than e.g. about the little animals or fairies in a tale.

705 FREE Speaking Worksheets Learning to speak a new language is definitely a challenge. It’s very difficult for your students to do if they don’t practice on a regular basis. Luckily, you need to look no further because BusyTeacher.org has the tools to help your students practice their speaking - and want to do it, too! Let’s face it, students aren’t always jumping for joy at the opportunity to speak a language they aren’t 100 percent comfortable with. Students can be hesitant to speak for a wide variety of reasons - fear of mistakes, peer pressure, or lack of self-confidence are some of the main factors. Basic Conversation Qs (beg / preint) These worksheets can be used as a speaking activity. Students work in pairs and take turns in asking the questions. It's good if you as a teacher to circulate and monitor their work. At the end, highlight any mistakes that you heard.

Shopping for clothes Shop assistant: Can I help you? Customer: Yes, have you got this T-shirt in other colours? Shop assistant: We’ve got it in white, black, red and purple. What size do you want? 27 Proven ESL Games for Large Classes (40-50 students) - Monkey Abroad I work at a high school in Thailand and my job is to teach obscenely large classes. One thing I’ve learned: handling a hoard of 40-50 students in a single classroom requires games. A whole mess of games. Unless you’ve got a few activities in your back pocket at all times, the classroom might turn into a scene from Lord of the Flies.

GOING GRAPHIC: 4 SQUARES FOR BETTER SPEAKING Silentium est aurum (“silence is golden”).Or is it? If we google “teaching speaking in English”, we’ll get over 66,300,000 search results with numerous tips, fabulous games or tricks how to get learners speaking – all pointing out the same frustrating tendency showing that many learners are either timid speakers reluctant to participate in any conversation, or that despite mastering the language, as attested by a great number of grammar and vocabulary exercises thoroughly done by the learners in class, their speaking still lacks fluency and coherence. The latter is sometimes ignored at lower levels. However, speaking is about both fluency and coherence. Coherence is about linking ideas together – just like in a paragraph or essay. This means organising what you say so that your answer is “a whole“.

50 random questions - Random Discussion at my house on the far side of shelton. at the risk of sounding conceited, i am learning to love myself. but so far nobody else has deemed it a worthy thing to enter my life and brighten it. no, but i remember as a child reading about a dog who ate a pack of crayons and crapped bundles of multicolored turds all over the lawn of its owner. there is an old weathered sun-faded red leather couch which has faded to the same kind of pink as an old sick cow. i honestly can't remember, it has been so long. no, just fuzzy slippers.

random questions: busyteacher Six pages of general questions to cut out and have students ask each other. Topics are very general, varied and random, so I usually use the questions as a warmer or a first class to get people speaking. You might want to select questions depending on the level of the class, as some of them contain upper-intermediate vocabulary. The Art Of Teaching Grammar: Practical, Detailed And Illuminating Guide

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