Passive Voice: When to Use It and When to Avoid It Printable PDF Version Fair-Use Policy What is passive voice? In English, all sentences are in either "active" or "passive" voice: active: Werner Heisenberg formulated the uncertainty principle in 1927. passive: The uncertainty principle was formulated by Werner Heisenberg in 1927. Adverbs of frequency Teaching adverbs of frequency has to consist of several steps. First, the students have to learn the words. If they do not know the words it is useless to teach them the grammar. Once you are sure that the students know the adverbs you have to teach them where they should place them in a sentence. It is not easy to achieve this, but I hope that the following materials will help you.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Starts To Write The Very Hungry Caterpillar is full of useful vocabulary for children – days of the week, food names, numbers… Children can use this vocabulary to create their own stories – for instance, “What I ate this week” (“On Monday, I ate fried rice. On Tuesday, I ate chicken.”), making it nice and personal to them. But to begin with, they can trace over the words, fill in gaps, or repeat phrases in mini books, allowing them to become more familiar with the vocabulary before they produce it themselves. Mini book instructions here. Update: You can download a PDF of all the mini books here - updated to have just three penmanship lines, instead of four as in the mini books below. Update: You can download a PDF in 8.5″ x 11″ format here: Very Hungry Caterpillar mini books 8.5 x 11
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Question Words - What, where, Who, why, when, which, how, Grammar Activity Practice Question Words - What, where, Who, why, when, which, how, in this Grammar Activity, using this ESL Grammar Interactive Monkey Fun Game for elementary and pre-intermediate. ESL Learners and Teachers can use it to review English vocabulary and grammar or simply practice these words. This Sentence Monkey activity is great for this type of grammar practice. There are images and in some cases audio in these types of games. Drag and drop the words into the correct spaces to complete the sentence. After that, click SUBMIT.
Grammar This is a grammar comic about the proper usage of who versus whom. A look at the meaning of "flushing out an idea." This comic will LITERALLY make butterflies explode out of your underpants. A guide explaining when to use i.e. instead of e.g. A little bit ironic, dontcha think?
How in questions -ENGAMES The word “HOW” is one of the most productive words in English. It helps us create meaningful questions and sentences. The word “HOW” combines with many other words to create these questions. In this post I try to introduce the basic phrases “How much”, “How many”, “How often”, “How well”, “How long”, “How far” and “How old”. How in questions – mindmap Here the students can practise the basic usage of the word HOW in questions. English songs for ESL kids english songs for kids Kids love songs! Singing traditional kids' songs can be a great and fantastic way to teach English to young learners. With the help of amusing, easy to remember songs they learn new words, expressions and pronunciation quickly, and have fun at the same time. Here you will find a small collection of the most popular English songs for kids and Christmas carols. Choose your favourite one, then listen and sing!
The Happening: Modals for Speculation Might, Could. Most reviewers criticized this movie, but I am a fan of Shayamalan, the director. All of his films have provided me with very interesting activities because the stories are very creative. I used this scene to practice modals for speculation - possibility. A. 30 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Bad While I like to think I know a little about business writing, I often fall into a few word traps. For example, "who" and "whom." I rarely use "whom" when I should. Even when spell check suggests "whom," I think it sounds pretentious. So I don't use it.