“You’re Lying”: a Game to Practise Present Perfect Simple and Past Simple Today I’m really happy to introduce a guest writer to you. Angeles Jimenez is a friend and fellow teacher from EOI Oviedo and, in this blog post, she will be sharing with us an excellent communicative game to consolidate the use of present perfect simple and past simple. Ready for a lot of fun! Do you want your students to keep their noses in the course book? Don’t read on then. Going into a new class on the first day can be a little bit stressful both for teachers and students.
FCE Writing Guide: Writing a review Look at this task. You have been asked to write a short film review for a school /college magazine. Choose any film which you think might be of interest to your fellow students. The film can be in any language and it can be of any type: comedy, thriller, science fiction, romance, historical drama etc. Your brief is to include a clear description of the story/contents, to comment on what you think the most successful and least successful features are, and to give an overall recommendation. ESL Lesson PLan: Movie/Film Extra Movie Activities: Crossword: Reviews movie vocabulary. Movie Cloze: Reviews movie vocabulary. Movie Word Search: Reviews movie vocabulary. Writing Genres As students prepare to write, they need to think about the purpose of their writing: Are they writing to entertain? to inform? to persuade? Setting the purpose for writing is just as important as setting the purpose for reading, because purpose influences decisions students make about form.
IELTS Writing Task 1 Grammar and Vocabulary Guide This post will help you improve your grammar and vocabulary for IELTS task 1 writing questions. The IELTS writing test marking scheme is divided into four parts: Grammatical Range and AccuracyTask AchievementLexical ResourceCoherence and Cohesion Grammar therefore accounts for 25% of the marks in your writing test. English Conversation – Movies This is the preparation material for an English Conversation lesson about movies. There are some common terms and idioms that we use when discussing movies and a list of conversation questions that people might ask eachother when talking about this subject. Audio discussion about movies Listen to discussion about movies Transcript of audio discussion Vocabulary we might use when talking about movies
Using Voice Comments with Google Docs for End of the Year Projects by @CTuckerEnglish I had a “just in time” professional development moment thanks to Jennifer Roberts and her video titled “Docs Voice Comments.” I wanted to share it with other educators as I know many of us are planning end of the year projects, assignments, and written pieces. These culminating assignments are incredibly time consuming to grade. I also wonder how many of my students carefully read the comments I make on these pieces since they get them back just as the school year ends and summer break begins. Lastly, these end of the year projects are finished products, so covering them with comments or editing directly on them may not be the most effective way to provide feedback.
Logic of English - Spelling Rules The 31 spelling rules taught in Logic of English® curriculum. Learn more! Read about the importance of spelling rules and the benefits of systematic and complete phonics instruction in our Research section. Did you know our curriculum is based, in part, on these spelling rules? You may also be interested in a few of the products we created to help teach spelling and reading: Do you need to learn or teach the spelling rules?
The Spookiest Attic This Passage & Question Set and related Vocabulary materials align to the following Common Core Anchor Standards: Passage & Question SetCCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.2CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.10 Vocabulary MaterialCCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.4CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.6 Full Standards Descriptions ESL EFL Teaching Activities, Worksheets, Lessons The resources section covers a wide variety of topics and grammar points. There are four main categories: General English, Grammar, Questions and Functional Language. All the sections and topics are listed below. There are hundreds of beneficial resources to choose from covering all aspects of language learning.
6 Online Tools That Will Help The Writing Process Writing can be a difficult task for many students. Some have trouble getting started, others have trouble staying on task, and many struggle with both. Staying focused when you’re sitting at your computer and somewhat uninspired can be a disaster waiting to happen – there’s a lot of stuff to waste time with on The Interwebs! The Internet can be a huge distraction, but it can also be the tool that helps to make you a more efficient and better writer. In fact, there are many online tools you can start using today and start getting the work done more quickly, efficiently, and effectively.
Ereading Worksheets The term sentence structure refers to the conventions governing the construction of sentences. These rules may vary across languages and regions; this page is specifically concerned with the rules governing sentence construction or structure in standard English. What Is a Sentence? A sentence is a subject and a predicate working together to convey meaning.