Giving Opinions Four Corners ESL/EFL Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 25 Minutes In this fun class activity, students practice expressing and defending their opinions. The teacher places a different sign (Strongly Agree, Agree, Disagree, and Strongly Disagree) in each corner of the classroom. Then, the teacher reads a statement that requires the students to give an opinion, e.g. Lacking inspiration? 6 awesome resource websites to find stuff for your classes I like to consider myself a creative person and I’m always designing and devising activities to step away from the course book with the aim of sparking students ‘interest. Unfortunately, I’m not always in that mood. No problem :)Luckily, there are plenty of websites offering free resources that can really save the day. These are my favourite go-to sites when I am feeling kind of lazy or uninspired, but still want to shine in class. TED 4 ESL. Great for listening comprehension
Lesson Plan 5: The History of the English Language 8 Jun Lesson Plan:History of English Langugae (PDF) Lesson Materials: History of English Language (PDF) In this lesson students will watch several video clips concerning the development of the English language from the time of the Anglo-Saxon invasions to Shakespeare’s day. Students will then read follow up texts, compare and extract of Old English with Modern English, and finally watch as Eddie Izzard purchases a brown cow in Friesland, using only Old English… Links: Conversation ESLAmerica.USTHE ENGLISH LANGUAGE WEBSITE WHERE EVERYTHING HAS SOUND! American English Teachers for You Beginning ConversationsBeginning Low Phrases for Conversationeslgold.comBeginning High Phrases for Conversationeslgold.comEnglish Speaking Basics Italkenglish.comEnglish Speaking Basics II talkenglish.comEnglish Speaking Basics IIItalkenglish.comBasic English Listening Lessonstalkenglish.comA Fun Dayesl-lab.com What a Busy Dayesl-lab.com Breakfasttrainyouraccent.comCalling to Report a Medical Emergencyeslfast.comCommunicationfocusenglish.comDaily Lifeeslfast.comDating eslfast.comDriver's Educationtrainyouraccent.comEatingfocusenglish.comEmotionsfocusenglish.comFashionfocusenglish.comFriendshipfocusenglish.comHealthfocusenglish.comVoting eslfast.comHousingfocusenglish.comLifefocusenglish.comLunchtrainyouraccent.comMemoryfocusenglish.comMoneyfocusenglish.comRestaurantvideo.about.comRestaurants trainyouraccent.comBeginning Conversationsesl-lab.com My Family Rootsesl-lab.com
ESL Conversation Questions (EFL discussion questions on many topics) English Current ESL Conversation Questions (EFL Discussion Questions) Here is a list I created of hundreds of ESL conversation / discussion questions that you can use in a conversation English class. I will update and expand the ESL conversation questions list on an ongoing basis. Lesson Plans Home › Classroom Resources › Lesson Plans We have hundreds of standards-based lesson plans written and reviewed by educators using current research and the best instructional practices. Find the perfect one for your classroom. Conversation Questions for the ESL/EFL Classroom If this is your first time here, then read the Teacher's Guide to Using These PagesIf you can think of a good question for any list, please send it to us. Home | Articles | Lessons | Techniques | Questions | Games | Jokes | Things for Teachers | Links | Activities for ESL Students Would you like to help? If you can think of a good question for any list, please send it to us. If you would like to suggest another topic, please send it and a set of questions to begin the topic. Copyright © 1997-2010 by The Internet TESL Journal Pages from this site should not be put online elsewhere.Permission is not required to link directly to any page on our site as long as you do not trap the page inside a frame.
Language In Use It is great to show and offer students many examples of English language in use. Meaning, students appreciate that there are many ways to say the same thing and like to see the "nuance" of the English language. Here are some images showing different ways / expressions to communicate a similar thing. Might be handy. 7 YouTube channels to spice up your lessons One of the funniest and weirdest activities you can enjoy with your friends is a so-called YouTube party. Basically, you meet your mates and have regular fun until someone says “I totally have to show you something on YouTube…” And boom, the YT party begins because everyone has seen something to share with friends. And, oh, the depths of the Internet you may visit…
How to teach conversational lessons Hello, there. This post was written to share my favourite resources aimed at conversational lessons – both online and face-to-face. I hope you find it useful. The first minutes of the lesson are meant to arouse your students’ interest. You want to ‘hook them’ into conversing with you. 24 ESL Conversation Questions and Topics for Adults [Download This Guide] Text Version: When you’re having a conversation with a fellow ESL student, it can sometimes be challenging to get started. Even if you and your classmate are great conversationalists in your native language, you may have trouble coming up with questions to ask each other that will lead to more than just a one-sentence response in English.The next time you’re stuck coming up with a good conversation starter while practicing your English, try picking something from this list of ESL conversation questions for adults. You can even print the questions out so you can easily reference them.
Songs and Activities for English Language Learners Songs can be an effective way to introduce or reinforce a grammar topic. Click on the topics below for companion songs and activities. (In a blog article posted Oct. 4, 2016 at AzarGrammar.com, I list some of the benefits of using songs to teach grammar that I’ve observed in my own classroom.) Adjectives in the Song “True Colors”Adverb Clauses in the Song “Baby, I’m Yours”Comparisons with LikeFeel LikeGerunds as Objects of PrepositionsGerund or Infinitive after begin, start, continue, like, love, hate, can’t standGet to Do SomethingGotta: Informal Spoken English for Got ToInfinitives as AdjectivesI’ve Got It and I’ve Got ‘EmMust Have + Past ParticipleNoun ClausesParticipial PhrasesReflexive PronounsShould Have + Past ParticipleThird Person Singular: Mistakes in the Song “Memories” by Maroon 5Used to + a Verb in the Simple FormUsed to vs. WouldVerbs of PerceptionWanna: Informal Spoken English for Want ToWish + Simple Past: Making a Wish About the Present Verb Tenses:
Conversation Classes Image credit: Smart Meetings Article credit: Follow me on twitter This is a lesson plan based around an article from the Guardian newspaper about an anti-tourism march that took place in Barcelona last year. Download the lesson plan, key and power point below: warmer reading tourism