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A guide to learning English

A guide to learning English

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The 101 Best Websites for ESL Students in 2016 The Internet is full of resources for English language learners at the university level. However, the problem lies in which material is valuable and which isn’t. Like with any topic, the internet’s a mix bag. Portfolios in ELT A brief history of European Language PortfoliosWhat are Language Portfolios?Advantages of using themThe problems with Language PortfoliosUsing Language Portfolios with young learners A brief history of European Language PortfoliosTeachers and learners have been working with Language Portfolios since the mid 1990s, and between 1998 and 2000 various ELP models were piloted in Europe. Pronunciation of vowels in open and closed syllables Tip: See my guide to the most com­mon pro­nun­ci­ation er­rors in Eng­lish. It will teach you about com­monly mis­pro­nounced words, pro­nunci­ation pat­terns, and about ba­sics of Eng­lish phon­o­logy. Al­though the concept of open and closed syl­lables is only rarely taught to learners of Eng­lish, it is quite easy to grasp and know­ing it can help you im­prove your pro­nun­ci­ation and spelling without much ef­fort. You are cer­tainly ac­quain­ted with the concept of di­vid­ing words into syl­lables, like, for ex­ample, syl-la-ble. The gen­eral the­ory of syl­lables in Eng­lish is some­what in­volved, be­cause syl­lables in the writ­ten form often don’t agree with syl­lables in pro­nun­ci­ation, but for our pur­poses it will suf­fice to say that a syl­lable is called open if its last let­ter (in the writ­ten form, not ne­ces­sar­ily in pro­nun­ci­ation) is a vowel, and closed if it is a con­son­ant.

Songs and Activities for English Language Learners Lukas Graham, 2015 This song’s themes make it ideal as a springboard for class discussions. Choose from the following activities: Pre-Listening Discuss life’s best age. Structure the discussion with the Four Corners activity. Write the numbers 11, 20, 30, and 60–the ages the songwriter describes in the song–on four pieces of paper. Songs and Activities for English Language Learners Alicia Keys, 2020 There are a number of reasons that make this song a good choice for the classroom. 1) It has legally licensed lyric videos with subtitles in many languages besides English. 2) The first verse tells a story in the simple past tense, so a lesson could be built around that grammar topic, or around the grammar topic of participial phrases. (There are three examples in the third verse.) 3) The singer’s advice to “keep on keeping at what you love” invites a class discussion. 4) The song has an inspirational, upbeat message. Choose from the following activities: Listening Watch the official lyric video in your students’ native language/s, if available. (Search “Alicia Keys Underdog lyric video” + the language you’re looking for.)Listening Watch the official lyric video in English.Post-Listening Focus on the forms in the simple past tense with the gap-fill exercise below.

Kurt Cobain - ESL Lesson Plan 1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words... 'cardigan' ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ and 'nirvana'. ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ • Share your findings with your partners. • Make questions using the words you found. • Ask your partner / group your questions. Inspiration from Ellen Degeneres Show: Never Have I Ever I firmly believe that the way you present things to your students matters. From boring points of grammar to challenging speaking activities, there is always a way to get their attention. I am of the opinion that students learn much better if you completely discard from your teaching the idea of boring master classes where the only person in the room seems to be the teacher and choose instead a more interactive approach. I try hard not to forget this student-centered approach during the whole lesson. There is also something I try not to forget.

Have You Ever Game: Present Perfect Questions Worksheet - ALL ESL Have You Ever Game: Present Perfect Questions The Have You Ever Game is a great way to kick-start your class because it can really get your students moving. And getting your students moving around is never a bad thing. First, start by reviewing present perfect verb form. That is, the action is complete in the past for present perfect.

50 Have You Ever Conversation Questions There are 12 tenses in English, some tenses are used more frequently than other. Have you ever conversation questions? are made using the present perfect. U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Brazil The Regional English Language Office (RELO) strengthens the U.S.–Brazil Strategic Partnership by building capacity through English teaching and learning throughout Brazil. Based in the U.S. Embassy in Brasília, the RELO in Brazil is one of twenty-five such offices around the world, funded and coordinated by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs. The RELO in Brazil supports U.S. public diplomacy efforts to enhance mutual understanding (through English) between the people of Brazil and the United States.

Simple Past and Past Perfect Exercise > Verb Tense Tutorial > Verb Tense Exercise 11 Verb Tense Exercise 11 Simple Past and Past Perfect ftp Using the words in parentheses, complete the text below with the appropriate tenses, then click the "Check" button to check your answers. I can't believe I (get) that apartment.