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Thought Questions: A question that makes you think is worth asking…

Thought Questions: A question that makes you think is worth asking…
Chestnut ESL/EFL Thought Questions: A question that makes you think is worth asking… ‘At the cusp of a new day, week, month, or year, most of us take a little time to reflect on our lives by looking back over the past and ahead into the future. We ponder the successes, failures and standout events that are slowly scripting our life’s story. This process of self reflection helps us maintain a conscious awareness of where we’ve been and where we intend to go. It is pertinent to the organization and preservation of our dreams, goals and desires.’ ‘Reflection is the key to progression..’ READ ARTICLE (TITLE SOURCE): Marc and Angel Hack Life Lesson Idea: Create flash cards with these Thought Questions and use them on a day with no lesson plan! Rate this: 2 Votes Share this: Like this: Related Film English -Apricot (Childhood Memories)In "ADVANCED" Dealing with Peer PressureIn "ADVANCED" LIFE LESSONSIn "BEGINNERS" ← Prev Next → Got something to say? Leave a Reply About Me Chestnut Esl- Poverty Resources

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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.

Grammar Web Guide What I know about grammar is its infinite power. To shift the structure of a sentence alters the meaning of the sentence, as definitely and inflexibly as the position of a camera alters the meaning of the subject photographed. Many people know camera angles now, but not so many know about sentences. -- Joan Didion The term "grammar" can be applied to the description of language behavior as well as to prescriptions for correct language use. For the purposes of this guide, I am going to assume that the second meaning is the operative one here and that teachers seeking Internet help with grammar will sometimes want reference information and at other times will want explanations and exercises that can be given to students. As a comparison of grammar textbooks and workbooks will show, there can be some disagreement about basic terms.

Language In Use It is great to show and offer students many examples of English language in use. Meaning, students appreciate that there are many ways to say the same thing and like to see the "nuance" of the English language. Here are some images showing different ways / expressions to communicate a similar thing. Might be handy. Also, view as a slideshow or you can purchase and edit in ppt. If interested in this kind of approach, you might be interested in my ebook "Get TALKing" which has 28 lessons all based around language chunks.

Teaching Resources and Lesson Plans from the Federal Government FREE Features These features originally appeared on the FREE.ED.gov features blog. The features highlight resources and ideas related to holidays, awareness months, anniversaries and seasonal topics. January February March Classroom Timers - Fun Timers We've decided to put our new fun timers, and timers for classrooms into a nice sub-section. These are great timers for children, or maybe meetings, or anything really. They just add some extra fun to the usual countdown timers :-)

How to help English learners use linking expressions Would you like to help your learners speak more coherently? Svetlana Kandybovich, the latest winner of the British Council’s Teaching English blog award for a post on speaking skills, suggests some useful classroom activities. Learning to speak a language might seem fairly straightforward in principle: first you learn the words, then you form sentences using the correct grammar, finally you string the sentences together. Voilà! Creating Holiday Themed Poetry From Iconic Images Poets express their ideas in ways that can make us think. While some people find writing poetry to be very easy, others can find it somewhat challenging. However, for all students, learning to write poetry can be very rewarding and also can be an extremely fun lesson, especially around the holidays. For beginning poets, the best way to learn poetry is to write image based poems while imitating the style of famous poets. If students use a famous poem as a template for their own original poetry, they are able to follow that specific meter and rhyme scheme.

Games with Flashcards Hello everybody :) I thought I ´d open up a little post about games. I often have parents or other teachers come to me asking me what to do with flashcards (except for showing them to the kids). Asking For and Giving Street Directions English Exercise Introduction: Anybody who has travelled to another country or city has got lost. Sometimes maps don't help, so you have to ask somebody for directions. If you're in a country where they don't speak your language, this can be difficult. At other times, you will have to give directions to people visiting your country. How coursebooks can help you to teach unplugged Teaching unplugged is, of course, all about creating learning pictures together with students, beginning and ending with the people in the room. But once topics and language have 'emerged' in this setting, coursebooks can help you to find ways to teach with that input/output in eclectic and effective ways. Image: spitfirelas

yes Yes YES! How to Teach Sentence Stress “Stress” is part of the rhythm of a language, the pattern of stressed or emphasized syllables and unstressed syllables of which English sentences are made up. Appropriate sentence stress is important for native-like or even comprehensible speech: if the stress pattern is incorrect, then listener comprehension will suffer. Many ESL students lack an understanding of English sentence stress, however, often giving each syllable equal length, resulting in monotonous and difficult to understand speech.

MLA Formatting and Style Guide Summary: MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.) and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3rd ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.

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