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Three fun grammar activities to encourage teamwork Looking for some new grammar games for the classroom? Mike Astbury, latest winner of the British Council's TeachingEnglish blog award for his post on pronunciation, shares three of his favourite activities. Games and fun activities are a regular feature of my lessons. I use them with both younger learners and adults, because they motivate students, make the target language memorable, and promote collaboration and communicative learning.
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English Grammar Tenses: Stories, Exercises and Answers Welcome to the English Grammar Tenses – The Ultimate Resource! One of the easiest ways to teach and learn grammar is through stories. Click Here for Step-by-Step Rules, Stories and Exercises to Practice All English Tenses So we at Really Learn English made this huge collection of stories and exercises available for you, completely free of charge. You can read the stories online, download the story PDF files, print and use them by yourself or with your students, and check the answers using the answer key. it's NOT about what the teacher does with technology Bruce Springsteen: "When we kiss…" Not just going through the motions! You could probably say I've had four different though overlapping careers — in language teaching, language teacher training, technology and ELT management. The first of those I retired from (after 35+ years) a few months ago, though the number of contact hours I was doing was limited; teacher training I'm retiring from at the end of this month; management I got fired from (to the relief of all involved!) many years ago; which leaves only another 10 or so years in technology to do (I'm only (?)
Past modals – unfolding mysteries – Mike Astbury – Teaching Games This is a game that helps students practice and produce past modals in a fun context and encourages them to be creative. The plan below includes detailed instructions and the game cards. It was made for a group of B1+ students who were familiar with modals from previous lessons. The ‘mystery’ cards can be downloaded by clicking here. Cut up enough cards for one for every student. Introduction
The Best Sites For Grammar Practice I haven’t been a real big fan of putting a lot of time into direct grammar instruction. I generally believe, and I know some research has shown, that students can develop grammar skills through reading, and prioritize helping my students find high-interest reading materials. In addition, I use concept attainment (see posts near the bottom of The Best Resources About Inductive Learning & Teaching) to help students learn grammar concepts inductively. And I just hate “drill-and-kill” grammar worksheets. A number of our ELL students who have gone on to community college have been telling us they wish we had put more time into direct grammar instruction. English teachers, are you asking the right questions? Declan Cooley, CELTA Opens in a new tab or window. trainer at the British Council in Poland, explains why some questions are not as effective as they first appear, and offers some alternatives. Questions of all kinds are a teacher's most basic tools for generating interest, provoking thoughts, encouraging students to speak, developing text comprehension skills and checking understanding. New teachers on courses like the CELTA spend a lot of time honing their skills at using effective questions in the classroom. As well as discovering what questions work, teachers learn that some questions are not as effective as they first appear. Here are a few questions that do not always give the results intended.
The 50 best websites to learn English online 1-agendaweb.org Hundreds of free exercises to learn English online: grammar, verbs, songs vocabulary, listening,reading, and videos. Teachers and students resources. adele's esl Exercises for Students of English as a Second or Foreign Language. Reported speech and creative writing: Fifty ways – On the same page After reading the reported conversation and discussing what it is about, the students practise simple reported speech structures by rewriting each line into direct speech while changing tenses, pronouns, possessive adjectives and time references when necessary. With the aid of a few extra words provided, the result will be the actual lyrics from “Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover” by Paul Simon. The students listen to the song and check their answers at the end. The class can then work together and write a few more “ways to leave your lover”, following the model in the chorus. The students first choose one of the one-syllable proper names in the circle and match it with any words that rhyme in the box on the right. They then write their own lines, such as “Go to the gym, Tim”, “Don’t pull my leg, Meg”, “Get on that van, Dan”, or “Let’s make a deal, Neil”.
Fisher's exact test of independence - Handbook of Biological Statistics Summary Use the Fisher's exact test of independence when you have two nominal variables and you want to see whether the proportions of one variable are different depending on the value of the other variable. Use it when the sample size is small. When to use it Use Fisher's exact test when you have two nominal variables. You want to know whether the proportions for one variable are different among values of the other variable. Future I Simple going to Exercises on Future I Simple with going to Going to future expresses a conclusion regarding the immediate future or an action in the near future that has already been planned or prepared. Form of going to Future