The 50 most useful Idioms and their Meaning - A list on 1 page Commonly used Idioms Idiom: a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language Every language has its own collection of wise sayings. They offer advice about how to live and also transfer some underlying ideas, principles and values of a given culture / society. Smart Idioms A hot potato Speak of an issue (mostly current) which many people are talking about and which is usually disputed A penny for your thoughts A way of asking what someone is thinking Actions speak louder than words People's intentions can be judged better by what they do than what they say. Add insult to injury To further a loss with mockery or indignity; to worsen an unfavorable situation. At the drop of a hat Meaning: without any hesitation; instantly. Back to the drawing board When an attempt fails and it's time to start all over. Ball is in your court It is up to you to make the next decision or step Barking up the wrong tree Looking in the wrong place. Be glad to see the back of Be happy when a person leaves.
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. Test on Friday and never for those 25 words to be seen again. Copying definitions from the dictionary we would probably all agree is not an effective way to learn vocabulary. The truth is, and the research shows, students need multiple and various exposures to a word before they fully understand that word and can apply it. Selecting Words Ah, so many words, so little time. My first year teaching, before my tenth graders began reading Lord of the Flies, I went through every chapter and made lists of all the vocabulary words I thought they'd have trouble with, so that I could pre-teach them. When I looked at those long lists, I began to freak out. Then, here's what to do after the students pick their own words: Ranking Words Teaching Words
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vocab-frame-game-2.pdf 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. 1- Flash Cards Falsh cards are very important tools in teaching and learning vocabulary. 2- Word Cloud Generators Word cloud generators are also very useful in vocabulary teaching and learning. 3- Vocabulary This website as its name entails is a platform where your students can have free access to a plethora of vocabulary games, activities and exercises. 4- Wordia Wordia is a free games-based learning platform that blends word-based learning games with interactive video vocabulary. 5- WordSift 6- Lexipedia 7- Lingo 8- Tag Galaxy 9- Visuwords 10- Thinglink 13- VocabGrabber
English news and easy articles for students of English Word Spy 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. Choose whether to practice suffixes word formation by navigating a treacherous galaxy filled with green monsters, a sea filled with pirates or a river filled with crocodiles. Games are useful for language learning because they provide a fun way to learn. Games are great for motivating students to learn.
Drawing for Change: Analyzing and Making Political Cartoons Photo Political cartoons deliver a punch. They take jabs at powerful politicians, reveal official hypocrisies and incompetence and can even help to change the course of history. But political cartoons are not just the stuff of the past. Cartoonists are commenting on the world’s current events all the time, and in the process, making people laugh and think. Analyzing political cartoons is a core skill in many social studies courses. In this lesson, we provide three resources to assist teachers working with political cartoons: an extended process for analyzing cartoons and developing more sophisticated interpretations;a guide for making cartoons, along with advice on how to make one from Patrick Chappatte, an editorial cartoonist for The International New York Times;a resource library full of links to both current and historic political cartoons. Use this lesson in conjunction with our Editorial Cartoon Contest or with any political cartoon project you do with students. Analyzing Cartoons