Which Word Game - Pick the right word to fit the context I hate getting blood drawn, because they always have a hard time finding a *.!@#$@! "Veins" are what blood flows through, while "vain" is an adjective meaning "conceited." !@#$@!vein! proverbs TRADITIONAL PROVERBS: A barking dog never bites. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush A fool and his money are soon parted. A friend in need is a friend indeed. A new broom sweeps clean. A nod's as good as a wink to a blind man. (e.g., it doesn't make any difference what you do -- they don't know!) Suffixes Word Formation Game Suffixes Word Formation: Practice suffixes word formation by playing this interactive ESL board game. Prefixes, suffixes and root words are great skills to learn. Students with good skills will most often be able to guess the meanings of unfamiliar words by breaking down the words using these skills.
Awesome Teacher Leaders These educators are guiding development of our next-generation website scheduled to launch in August—complete with classroom management tools, more stories, more images, summaries of stories, and more! Awesome Teacher Leaders will provide online webinars to demonstrate use of story, primary sources, and media to support the common core, support schools implementing Awesome Stories with onsite training, and spread the word with their schools and districts. Read more about each of these leaders by clicking below: Gladys Baya, ESL Teacher Specialized in ICT, Buenos Aires, Argentina Judy Bee, Associate Director, Teaching with Primary Sources at Illinois State University, Library of Congress, Midwest Region, Normal, IL
Perceptual Insensibility in a Second Language Winston Churchill once said on French radio, with his characteristic English accent when he spoke French, "Despite working so hard and coming so far with the French to help them win their freedom, I have never mastered the gender of French nouns!". His problem was a classic one for those who learn French late: Is "bateau" (boat) masculine or feminine? It's masculine. 45 ways to avoid using the word 'very' Three Telling Quotes About ‘Very’ Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. ~Mark Twain‘Very’ is the most useless word in the English language and can always come out.
Great Website To Develop Students Vocabulary Technology has made it dead easy to learn a foreign language. I can still remember all the difficulties and hardships I went through when I was learning French and German and now that I see all that technology offers to students to learn a new language I just wish I had them back then it would have been not only way easier but more fun too. An important part in the process of learning a language is learning its vocabulary. The richer this latter is the more freedom and possibilities learners have in expressing themselves and communicating messages via the target language. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has some cool web tools to help you or your students master vocabulary. Check them out
47+ Alternatives to Using YouTube in the Classroom . However, many teachers cannot access YouTube in their classrooms. That is why I originally wrote what became one of the most popular posts to ever appear on . That post is now fourteen months old and I've come across more alternatives in that time. Also in that time span some of the resources on the list have shut down. So it's time to update the list. 20 more awesomely untranslatable words from around the world If only you could use these words in Scrabble. Photo: Jeremy Mates When linguists refer to “untranslatable” words, the idea is not that a word cannot somehow be explained in another language, but that part of the essence of the word is lost as it crosses from one language to another.
100 Exquisite Adjectives By Mark Nichol Adjectives — descriptive words that modify nouns — often come under fire for their cluttering quality, but often it’s quality, not quantity, that is the issue. Plenty of tired adjectives are available to spoil a good sentence, but when you find just the right word for the job, enrichment ensues. Doing It Differently: Tips for Teaching Vocabulary Every Monday my seventh grade English teacher would have us copy a list of 25 words she'd written on the board. We'd then look up the dictionary definitions and copy those down. For homework, we'd re-write each word seven times. Good, now you know it.
Day 10 of my Grammarly Christmas: an activity for teaching there is/are Welcome once again to my ‘12 Grammarly Days of Christmas.’ For twelve days in the month of December I’m posting either an infographic highlighting the rules that govern the ways we use a certain grammatical point, ideas to help those of us who get confused by said grammar point, and sometimes maybe even a few activities thrown in for good measure. Today is now day ten of my Christmas marathon which means I’m moving slowly but surely towards the end of my blogging marathon! Today’s post focuses on a great tool for teaching there is/there are… Being an expat English language teacher, it shouldn’t be too surprising that I’m something of a traveler and a geography nut.
Beginner ESL Videos, Vocabulary Activities, Video Exercises EnglishBeginner Video Slide Lessons Teach Kids to Read with Phonics - Materials for Teaching Phonics Free ESL video online lab for beginner learners. These video lessons will help you develop your vocabulary and practice listening and pronunciation. Koprowski - Ten Good Games for Recycling Vocabulary The Internet TESL Journal Mark Koprowskimarkkoprowski [at] yahoo.com Introduction Learning is remembering. If we respect this axiom, the review and recycling of new language items will be critical if they stand a chance of becoming readily accessible in long-term memory.