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Placement test for learners of English

Placement test for learners of English
Placement tests are very important for students of languages. First, they can serve as motivation because they show whether the students improved their knowledge. Second, they help students choose the correct course on their level. And last but not least they inform students how good their English is. However, good placement tests are very expensive and mostly printed. That is why we have decided to create a placement test that will be available for free and in electronic form. The test contains 60 questions. If you are taking the test on a mobile device, it might be more comfortable to see it full screen. Placement test As there were some problems with the server, I have added the flash version of the test. Placement test – flash And here is another HTML5 version of the test, but it is placed on a different server. Placement test – HTML5 If you have a blog or a website where you would like to share this test, you can do so by placing the following code there. Placement test_print Related:  e-nglishFree ressources or activities

Crazy Vocabulary - learn 11 new words in a rap Scientists claim that the center for rythm is located next to the long-term memory in our brain. Knowing this, we could exploit it to the students’ benefit and teach them vocabulary through rhymes or raps. So, I tried to create the following rap to teach the students the following words: beach, prefer, rhyme, crazy, bone, railway, clothes, lots, fun, sand and shower. Crazy Vocabulary Rap -video First listen to the following rap and answer the comprehension questions under the video. ADVERTISEMENT: Now check your comprehension by playing the following game: Crazy vocabulary rap – Hoop shoot Crazy Vocabulary Rap – mind map Now that you met the vocabulary it is time to introduce it. Crazy Vocabulary Rap – Vocabulary games Once you think you know all the words it is time to test your knowledge. Crazy Vocabulary Rap – Hoopshoot gameCrazy Vocabulary Rap – Fling the teacher game The last game is a bit different. Crazy Vocabulary Rap – Teacher invaders game. Crazy Vocabulary Rap – Lyrics

The Best Ways To Find Other Classes For Joint Online Projects Over the past several years, I’ve been involved (off-and-on) with an International Sister Classes Project involving teenage Intermediate ESL/EFL classes around the world. We’ve had a blog where students have online presentations, like Voice Threads, and commented on them back-and-forth. I did a new version with my ELL Geography class. I thought it might be useful to other examples of joint “sister class” projects, and of places where teachers can connect with other classes. I just didn’t have it in me to write much of a description about each one, but they’re all worth a visit. Here are my picks for The Best Ways To Find Other Classes For Joint Online Projects: Without a doubt, I’d start in two places: One is by reading Kim Cofino’s blog post A Step-by-Step Guide to Global Collaborations, viewing her slideshare presentation Connecting Across Continents, and reviewing the resources she has posted on her wiki. Here are some others worth checking-out, too: VoiceThread 4 Education ePals The U.S.

Learning languages more effectively. | teflreflections I prepared a ppt presentation for this lesson, which you can download here. Level: Intermediate and above, but could be adopted to lower levels too. Time: Between 1.5 and 2 hours Aims: students will learn and discuss tips about learning languages more effectively Activity #1: Lead-in What are your language learning habits like? I watch films and TV in English.I’m worried that people don’t understand me when I speak English, so I prefer to stay quiet.I read a lot in English. Which of the above are good and which are bad learning habits? Activity #2: Speaking What qualities do good language learners have in common? Now look at the 4 letters below. Activity #3: Speaking Below are the 4 qualities of MORE effective language learners. Motivated Opportunistic Reflective Experimental Activity #4 Reading for gist: Read this article and check whether your ideas about the MORE qualities were correct. Activity #5: Listening Watch the first part (2 -2:50)of the video. Activity #6 Learning new vocabulary Articles:

Webquest: Thanksgiving: History and traditions By Gabrielle Jones This Thanksgiving webquest by Gabrielle Jones includes activities designed to inform students about the history of Thanksgiving, the traditions practised today, typical food associated with Thanksgiving and how other cultures celebrate harvest time. It is free to all onestopenglish users. Warmer Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated in the USA and Canada. 1. Activity 1: The history of the Thanksgiving celebration Visit: and read the first section entitled ‘Thanksgiving at Plymouth’. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Discussion Is harvest celebrated in your country? Activity 2: A traditional Thanksgiving meal Visit: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Which dishes have you already tried? Activity 3: Thanksgiving traditions You are going to read about some typical traditions in North America at Thanksgiving. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Student 1 Student 2 1. 2. 3.

Utiliser Skype Mystère pour découvrir le monde Vous cherchez une activité pour créer un moment spécial dans votre classe ? Internet permet de créer des connexions impossibles avant celle-ci. L’activité Skype Mystère est un bel exemple d’une activité simple et qui peut transformer l’atmosphère de votre classe. Audrey Miller du site Infobourg a écrit sur le sujet il y a une dizaine de jours. Le Skype Mystère est une activité qui intègre TIC et collaboration. Cette idée a vu le jour avec l’arrivée de Skype in the classroom. Voici la description de cette initiative gratuite. Skype in the classroom est un moyen simple et gratuit pour les enseignants d’ouvrir leur salle de classe. Comment est-il possible de mettre en place un Skype Mystère ? L’équipe de la iClasse a publié un article qui donne des règles de bases pour le bon déroulement de cette activité. 1.

Zabawy integracyjne dla DZIECI i dla DOROSŁYCH | Natalkowo Zabawy integracyjne dla DZIECI i dla DOROSŁYCH Każde dziecko i każdy dorosły gdzieś zawsze jest pierwszy raz. Jak się zintegrować z grupą, jak poznać ich imiona i jak się angażować w dane wydarzenie. OTO KILKA POMYSŁÓW które pewnie wykorzystam przy prowadzeniu moich szkoleń :) a nie Pani Ani z fundacji Pestka :)tak tak to ja ta sabotażystka ( PS. tylko dla wtajemniczonych) ( Ela to chyba ty robisz takie rzeczy ?! NA DOBRY POCZĄTEK (ICEBREAKERS) Łańcuch talentów Zabawę zaczynamy pytaniem o talent posiadany przez każdego z uczestników. Wróżka Każdy z uczestników spisuje swoja krótką charakterystykę na kartce (podejście do biznesu, temperament, ulubiona potrawa, itd.). Zgadnij tytuł filmu Jedna osoba wychodzi, pozostałe uzgadniają tytuł filmu oraz przydzielają sobie słowa z tego tytułu. Skecz z rekwizytami Dzielimy grupę na kilka podgrup. Fantazyjny kapelusz Każdy z uczestników otrzymuje kartę z tablicy papierowej. Sherlock Holmes Jest to odmiana zabawy – mój ulubiony przedmiot. Ha, ha, ha!

10 Speaking Activities b) Write the questions just once for each pair and give the copy to one student in the pair. The student with the handout asks the questions and the other answers them. c) Print one copy for each pair and cut it in half. d) My favorite activity is called Clock speaking. e) Give each student a copy of the questions and ask them to choose 5 questions they like. f) One student answers a question from the list and the other has to guess which question was answered. g) Students work in pairs and one student asks and the other has to answer for a set time (e.g. 15 seconds). h) Students ask and answer the questions in pairs, but they can lie. i) Give each student only two questions from the set. j) Forbidden words: Students work in pairs and they ask and answer the questions but they must not use the words YES, NO and I don´t know. What do you think of the book:

Creative teaching resources | Sparky Teaching Pinterest YouTube Facebook Twitter We like to think our teaching resources are a little bit different... Resources with a twist, so to speak. Our resources have been used by schools all over the UK and US, as well as other countries including Australia, Canada and New Zealand, and we hope you find something here that resonates. For schools with a sparky ethos. Find out more > Mathematips Revision cards that celebrate the visual and beauty in maths. Find out more > Scientips Science key words and tips - sparky style! Find out more > e-SENSE TRAVELCARDS Send e-Safety messages home with your students. Find out more > Revision tips cards with a twist to keep your students motivated. Find out more > Reward who your students are as well as what they've done. Find out more > Every so often we make a video for you... Find out more > Hook your students into learning key words, designing fair tests and actually enjoying the write-up! Find out more > Spelling, punctuation and grammar with a twist... Find out more >

Class Games For Secondary Students - Fun Class GamesFun Class Games Sometimes High School classes can be mundane and boring. However, if you play these games in class either at the start of class as a warm up or at the end of class as a reward, it will sure motivate your students one way or another. Here is a list of the best games to play in a high school classroom. Greedy Pig Year level: Early – mid secondaryEquipment: 1 x die, a whiteboard to tally the scoresDuration: 10 – 15 minutes (this may significantly vary depending on student engagement)Aim: To tally up as many points as you can before a 3 is rolled Rules: This class game is good to introduce probability. Variances: If you wish, the number ‘3’ doesn’t have to be the greedy pig number but instead the students may choose what the number will be (this is generally decided by the winner for the next game). You may also wish to spice this up by adding 2 dice to the game and making the greedy pig number 7. Variances: Words will vary depending on the year level. For example#1: ‘What are you doing?’

Üdvözlünk a Magyar Nyelvészeti Diákolimpia honlapján! | Magyar Nyelvészeti Diákolimpia Correcting writing: 8 practical ideas Correcting students' writing is something we do on a very regular basis. And the feedback we give depends on many factors. For example, with more creative writing (e.g. compositions, reviews, stories, etc.) we will clearly want to demonstrate our interest in the content, apart from just using our red pen. Depending on the level and the assigned task, we might want to zoom in only on certain mistakes and ignore others (e.g. correct use of past simple). Below I’ve listed some of the most popular correction techniques (I use error and mistake interchangeably here): Using symbols:Most teachers use correction codes which can be written either above the mistake or on the margins. Ideally, we'd like our students to spot and correct the mistakes themselves.

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