Personal Writing Based on The Times's Sunday Routine Series Photo Welcome to a week of great ideas from our readers about new ways to teach with The Times. Every day this week, we’ll be featuring the work of teachers who have shared their lesson plans and inspirations with us. You probably have some wonderful ideas for teaching with The Times, too. Please write in and tell us about them. Teacher: Chris Popp VOA TV – Studying How Plastic Pollution Enters Ocean Food Supply Marcus Eriksen is not really fishing. He is catching plastic in the Atlantic Ocean. Eriksen wants to publicize the growing buildup of plastic waste in our oceans and to study its effects.
The EFL SMARTblog: Mr Bean at the Dentist (Past Simple) Mr Bean is late for his dental appointment and tries to get dressed and clean his teeth on the way. After arriving just in time for the appointment, he gives an anesthetic to the dentist. DVD on amazon here You are going towatch some clips of Mr Bean and answer questionspractise using the Past Simple write summary of the story in the past How often do you go to the dentist?Do you like going?Did you ever have a filling?
Daily Routines Action Verbs ESL Interactive Fun Games Here we have the games carefully laid out for you. Follow the links to browse the variety of games offered. This is only the directory for interactive games and exercises. Our ESL fun games here include : Snakes and Ladders, Hangman, Spelling games, Wheel of Fortune, TV Games(Betting Game), Mazes, Memory Games, Matching exercises, Sequencing exercises, Picture Quizzes, Catch it and more. These games provide the ultimate fun in practising the following skills: Sunday Routine - Series Jane Pratt: She’s Still So Sassy By JULIE SATOW On Sundays, Ms. Pratt, the creator and editor in chief of the website xoJane, goes out with her daughter, Charlotte, 11, and sees friends. September 7, 2014, Sunday Carmen Fariña: An Old-School Abuela VOA TV – Technology to Help Drivers Avoid Accidents Wayne Irving drove across the United States to tell people about the dangers of sending text messages while driving. In 2008, nearly 6,000 Americans died in crashes involving drivers who were busy doing something other than driving. Wayne Irving is a developer of computer software. He created a software program to help people resist the urge to use their cell phones while driving.
Daily Routines Games Third person singular present tense grammar games for students to practice or learn vocabulary through all four disciplines; reading, writing, listening and speaking. All of the games have sound, so you can listen and check your understanding, practice conversation, or just listen and repeat. There are 10+ activities with each topic providing a lot of practice for ESL students or just use them as games for kids to learn spelling and vocabulary online.
5 Apps to Develop Healthy Habits & Become More Productive We all want to improve ourselves, and no app is going to magically make it happen. The right tools can help, of course, but what’s really required is commitment. Having said that, if you are committed, Cool Websites and Apps has a bunch of apps and websites you could use to become more productive. Let’s dive in! Streaks (iOS): Choose Six Things; Do Them Every Day Habits are one of the best ways to change your life. VOA – Researchers Tell Cell Phone Users to Be Careful They are the symbols of our times — cell phones. From Europe, to Asia to the Middle East, four billion people use them worldwide. In this Chinese film, aptly titled “Cell Phone,” a man’s life is destroyed by his cell phone when he forgets it at home. His wife discovers it and his affair with a younger woman. A Senate Hearing this week didn’t deal with people’s private lives. International researchers and U.S. lawmakers looked at whether radiation emitted from cell phones will kill you.
Daily Routines Sequencing ESL Interactive Fun Games Here we have the games carefully laid out for you. Follow the links to browse the variety of games offered. This is only the directory for interactive games and exercises. Our ESL fun games here include : Snakes and Ladders, Hangman, Spelling games, Wheel of Fortune, TV Games(Betting Game), Mazes, Memory Games, Matching exercises, Sequencing exercises, Picture Quizzes, Catch it and more.
Teaching Time with PowerPoint I always tend to use one way more than the other. Instead of saying ‘nine oh five’ I will say ‘five past nine’ or simply ‘five past’ if I think the hour is implicit. When I taught about time I would draw a diagram on the board explaining the different areas of the clock face. Then a few years ago I decided to turn that diagram into a PowerPoint slide that I could copy and paste into other presentations when I needed to model telling the time. The first time I used it, it worked really well.