Basic Vocabulary ⋆ WebEnglish.se The Alphabet The Hidden Alphabet The Alphabet in pictures of words in the alphabetical order.Alphabet Song A song to practise the AlphabetABC Rap A rap to practise the AlphabetSpelling your name Interviewing several people asking them to spell their names. Let the students listen first without the image and write down the names. Check during the second viewing. The Time and numbers
Paired Associates Memory Assessment - Cambridge Brain Sciences In this task you have to remember which objects are hidden in different boxes. Psychologists call the skills required for this task 'paired-associate-learning', as you are required to learn to pair two items in memory - in this case the type of object and the location of the object. When one of the paired features is revealed (in this case the object), you have to remember its associate (the location it is hidden in). This type of learning is essential in everyday life, for example when learning new words.
10 Important Google URLs That Every Google User Should Know Which website has access to my Google account? What does Google know about me? Where can I see ads that I’ve clicked on Google search? Where can I get a list of ad that I’ve clicked on Google? What does Google know about the places I’ve visited recently? Word Up: The Must Dos of Vocabulary Instruction A while ago, I wrote a post called Doing It Differently: Tips for Teaching Vocabulary which spells out (get it?) the process and rationale for selecting certain vocabulary words and also describes six steps for teaching new words. Here, I'm going to add to that earlier musing on this topic by offering up some must dos that took me a few years down the teaching road to figure out. Must Do #1: Be Very Selective
Verbal Working Memory Assessment - Cambridge Brain Sciences The digit span task exercises your verbal working memory. Scientists refer to working memory as the cognitive system that allows the temporary storage and manipulation of information. According to one influential cognitive theory, this system has specialised components, one of which, the 'phonological loop', underlies verbal working memory abilities (Baddeley & Hitch 1974).
"ESL English as a Second Language Listening and Reading Audiobooks" Flight by Sherman Alexie Flight is the hilarious and tragic story of an orphaned Indian boy who travels back and forth through time in a search for his true identity. The journey begins as he’s about to commit a massive act of violence. At the moment of decision, he finds himself shot back through time to resurface in the body of an FBI agent during the civil-rights era. 100 Whimsical Words by Mark Nichol The English language can be maddening to native speakers and learners alike, but is also delightfully rich, especially for those who seek to convey a lighthearted tone in their writing. Here are 100 words it’s difficult to employ without smiling. Though their meanings may be obscure, they each present a challenge — I mean an opportunity — for you to paint a vivid word picture. Imbue your musings with mirth by incorporating these terms:
16 Websites to Teach and Learn Vocabulary There are now several web tools that are really great in teaching vocabulary and that you can use with your students in the classroom. We have curated a list a list of some of the best web tools to teach vocabulary. Check them down below. Idioms – as clear as mud? Miranda Steel is a freelance ELT lexicographer and editor. She has worked as a Senior Editor for dictionaries for learners at OUP and has also worked for COBUILD. In this post, she looks at some of the weird and wonderful idioms in the English language. Games/vocabulary Pages This Blog Linked From Here Useful links Games/vocabulary Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes Make mobile learning awesome! Student creation Share materials Free! Get our new app!
Vocabulary Catcher – A Series of Free Vocabulary Apps for iPad Over the weekend I stumbled upon Vocabulary Catcher 3 for iPad. I quickly realized that Vocabulary Catcher 3 is part of a series of free vocabulary apps for children. The Vocabulary Catcher series contains six free apps. Each of the apps follows the same model. Students read and hear a word then have to “pop” the balloon containing the object that represents the word they heard.