Love Actually: activities, ideas, vocabulary I use a lot of films in my teaching: not just occasional Youtube clips but full-length authentic feature films, and I’ve been wanting for a while to start a new section on this blog where I would upload my film-based materials. I thought December would be a suitable time to share materials for many people’s favourite Christmas film Love Actually.Warning: some scenes are suitable for adults only Activities actually
Food in Britain Carmen: The Chinese introduced oriental food to Britain. But before the Chinese, immigrants from all around the world came to live in London. British people enjoy a huge range of food and flavours from other countries. Football Remembers Education Pack It also acts as preparation for a mass participation event in December 2014. Clubs from the Premier League, Football Association and Football League, as well as community clubs and schools, will all play matches to commemorate the Truce. The pack contains original accounts as well as activities for developing knowledge, skills and understanding across a number of curriculum areas.
Describing photos (comparing, contrasting and speculating) You are going to practise language for; Describing photosComparing and contrasting photos (discussing similarities and differences)Speculating on what might be happeningReacting to photos (giving opinions) Discuss Look at the presentation. Follow the instructions and talk about some of the photos Free Chronicles of Narnia Resource Unit This post contains affiliate links to help support this site. Here’s my full disclosure page. Ah, The Chronicles of Narnia. These classic books by C.S. Lewis have long been friends of mine since childhood. It’s been such a pleasure to introduce my own children to these wonderful stories and see them fall in love with them as I did many years ago.
Tired of Teaching “Elements of Plot”? A New, Fun Approach! Are you tired of beginning each school year with the same ol’ “Elements of Plot” lesson? The initial vocabulary and concepts related to “Plot” can be kind of “dry” and “boring”, especially if you’re a student in grades 7th-10th! You know what I’m talking about because we’ve all been there ;) I took some time (well, quite a bit of time!) designing a new way to introduce the “elements of plot” to my ninth grade English students! Day 12 of my Grammarly Christmas: my 10 golden tips for teaching grammar And so we reach the end of my ‘12 Grammarly Days of Christmas.’ To bring you up to speed if you haven’t been frequenting the blog recently, every day for twelve days I’ve been posting an infographic highlighting the rules that govern the ways we use a certain grammatical point, along with ideas to help those of us who get confused by said grammar point, and maybe even a few activities thrown in for good measure. Today is the final day of my Christmas marathon which means I’m rounding things up with a top ten of the things I regularly do when teaching grammar. After fifteen years of teaching, these are the strategies I still use on a regular basis! As ever, this post is aimed at newly qualified teachers; nevertheless, please take a look regardless of how experienced you are!
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Special backpack for sitting Can you recall the feeling when your legs are tired but there is nowhere to sit? What if you could simply sit down on your backpack? A father and his sons from the Czech Republic designed and patented a new backpack with an elegantly built-in stool that can help you relax wherever you are. With its modern design, it sits a person weighing up to 130 kg, features 22-litre storage and it is waterproof. The backpack is called BAGOBAGO.