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FREE February Printables and Activities by Laura Candler Need engaging printables and activities for February? This 26-page packet offers ready-to-use lessons, printables, and activities for February that foster higher level thinking while motivating students. Activities include math word problems, a candy heart fraction lesson, a friendship poetry activity, a word challenge, and directions for writing a President or Black History biography. The February Activities freebie is offered as a sample of my monthly activity packs. Newly Updated! ** If you like this freebie, please rate it and leave a comment. More Seasonal Printables and Lessons from Laura Candler! If you enjoy these activities, take a look at the other lesson packs in my Seasonal Mini Pack collection! Individual Items:October Activities from Teaching ResourcesNovember Activities from Teaching ResourcesDecember Activities from Teaching ResourcesJanuary Activities from Teaching ResourcesMarch Activities from Teaching ResourcesApril Activities from Teaching Resources

How to understand the differences between British and American English Man: Hey! Nice pants! Woman: Excuse me? Man: I said nice pants. Woman: You can’t see my pants, can you? Man: Of course I can. Woman: How can you see my pants? Man: They’re on your legs! Woman: Ha. Man: Oh I er …I er actually just got back from LA! Woman: I know. Man: Yeah, I picked up some of the American words, and now I forget which ones to use! Woman: We call these “trousers” in Britain. Man: Of course we do...you know there are so many things …that’s it’s exactly a completely different language sometimes! Woman: Really? Man: Yeah! Woman: Would you like a crisp? Man: Crisps? Woman: Oh. Man: French fries! Woman: I see. Man: And you know what that is, don’t you? Woman: A fizzy drink. Man: That’s a “soda”! Woman: Hmm… Man: You know the lift over there? Woman: Yeah? Man: That’s an elevator. Woman: Oh really? Man: You know in the States, you don’t go to watch a film... Woman: You “watch a movie”! Man: Exactly! Woman: You walk on the “sidewalk”! Man: You got it! Woman: I’ve watched a lot of films...oops...movies!

Four Excellent Sites for Online Dictations Oh boy. Does it bring back memories! Dictations! To be completely honest with you, I have mixed feeling as regards dictations. Although doing dictations is somewhat regarded as an old-fashioned technique, it is undeniable that a lot of benefits can be derived from doing this exercise. In case you are not fully convinced that dictations also have their place in the twenty-first century classroom, here are some more benefits you might want to consider: • It improves spelling. • It improves recognition of grammatically correct sentences. • It helps students distinguish sounds in continuous speech. • It improves students’ awareness of punctuation. • It gives students practice in comprehending and helps them gain fluency in writing. If I have managed to convince you, here are some links to online dictations you might want to try or if you are a teacher, heartily recommend to your students. Dictations Online. The students hear the dictation four times Englishclub. I like the site.

Padlet: presentazione di contenuti multimediali in un wall Leggere un articolo di Piero Dominici è come cibarsi di una pietanza che richiede una lunga e laboriosa digestione e, per chi non ha un apparato digerente efficiente e robusto come il mio, c'è sempre il rischio di procurasi un'indigestione se si è troppo frettolosi e ingordi. Mi limito dunque, in questo post, a sottolineare e commentare qualcuna delle tante idee e suggestioni offerte dal suo articolo "Come educare ad una cittadinanza matura e non eterodiretta", comparso il 01/04/2016 su Forum PA, il sito web collegato all'appuntamento che ogni anno si tiene al Palazzo dei Congressi di Roma e che nasce dal tentativo di far dialogare tra loro pubblica amministrazione, imprese, mondo della ricerca e società civile. Educare a una cittadinanza matura e non eterodiretta Cosa intende Dominici con Innovazione Inclusiva? La cittadinanza digitale e la questione culturale Che senso ha parlare di "Cittadinanza Digitale" quando "non vengono garantite le condizioni minime della "cittadinanza"?

The Journey This EFL lesson is designed around a short film commissioned by John Lewis as their Christmas TV commercial. Students practice vocabulary related to journeys and Christmas, prepositions, song lyrics, speaking and writing. I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my book Film in Action as the royalties which I receive from sales help to keep the website completely free. Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Advanced (C1) Learner type:Teens and adults Time: 60 minutes Activity: Watching short film, completing the lyrics of a song, speaking and writing Topic: Journeys and Christmas Language: Narrative tenses, prepositions and vocabulary related to Christmas Materials: Short film and song lyrics Downloadable materials: the journey lesson instructions the power of love lyrics Support Film English Film English remains ad-free and takes many hours a month to research and write, and hundreds of dollars to sustain. Step 1 Have you ever built a snowman? Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6

Listening Game : 12 : Directions (1) OK, here is how to get to my house from the train station. Go out of the train station and turn left. Go about half a block and you will see a pub. (2) OK, if I'm not home, then just go to my friends house, so I might be busy at work, so in that case, from my house turn right down the street and go past the gas station and keep going straight until you get to a bookstore. (3) OK, if my friend's not home then just go an wait for me at Miki's Tavern.

A day in the digital life of a teenager | LearnEnglish Teens | British Council Alejandra: My name's Alejandra and I'm 13 and, like, on a daily basis, I’ll go on my phone in the morning and I’ll check my Instagram, Snapchat, KIK, Twitter, Tumblr, Vine. Go to school and then I come back, and I’ll use, like, go on Netflix and I’ll go in my room and listen to Pandora, Spotify. I’ll play on my Xbox, like, Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty and … that’s about it. If I would add up, like, all the time that I use, I think I would spend about seven to eight hours every day. Alejandra: When I’m on social media I feel like I know what’s going on, you know, you do feel a little connected and you know, like what people are up to. Alejandra: Like, you know, I’ll post pictures or videos, I’ll like, comment on stuff. Sasha: I’m Sasha, I’m 16 years old. Sasha: I have, you know, first person shooter, like Call of Duty or Battlefield, and we also have a baseball game that I’ve been playing. Alejandra: Usually when I do my homework, when I get home.

European eSkills for Jobs Award – Edizione 2016 Presto al via la prossima edizione del premio eSkills for Jobs promosso dalla Commissione Europea nel quadro dell’Agenda Digitale per favorire la diffusione delle competenze digitali fra i cittadini d’Europa. Lo slogan scelto per la campagna di quest’anno – visibile qui – é: “I cittadini europei hanno bisogno di competenza digitale” Qui il link al sito eSkills for Jobs 2016, dove saranno a breve resi noti i termini per la partecipazione al concorso: Il premio eSkills for Jobs si inserisce nel contesto della campagna di sensibilizzazione sui temi del digitale e costituisce un’opportunitá per far emergere e premiare persone distintesi a livello europeo per un elevato grado di competenza e literacy digitale. Il concorso si articola in 5 categorie: Cittadinanza Digitale; Imprenditorialitá Digitale; Carriera Digitale; Giovani Talenti Digitali; Eccellenza nell’uso di ICT nella didattica. Il cambiamento deve cominciare dalla scuola! Mi piace:

Christmas Speak English with a deck of cards - Kittys engelskoppgaver Nedenfor kan du laste ned snakkespillet "Speak English with a deck of cards" i en julevariant. Nyhet: Christmas quiz som hører til dette spillet, slik at man kan jobbe med spørsmålene på forhånd finner du her :) Spillet er opprinnelig laget for 4. trinn, men passer garantert for andre trinn også. Dere trenger: Kopier av spillebrettene. Gjerne en kopi til hver, avhengig av hvor gode de er i engelsk. Slik spiller dere: 2 og 2 sammen er best, men det KAN være flere som spiller sammen.Spillerne trekker et kort fra kortstokken etter tur.Motspiller leser opp spørsmålet/kommandoen i den aktuelle ruten på engelsk.Den som har sin tur må svare på spørsmålet med FULL SETNING/UTFØRE KOMMANDOEN. Hjelpemidler: Ordbok? Poenggivning: Vi spiller mest for moro og for å få snakket mye engelsk, men elevene gir hverandre poeng for svar med fulle setninger og god utførelse av oppdrag. Tips: Snakk om hvordan elevene kan omforme spørsmålene til svar på en enkel måte FØR spillingen begynner.

English Grammar | LearnEnglish | British Council | past simple Forms With most verbs the past tense is formed by adding -ed: call >> called; like >> liked; want >> wanted; work >> worked But there are a lot of irregular past tenses in English. Use We use the past tense to talk about: something that happened once in the past: I met my wife in 1983. something that happened again and again in the past: When I was a boy I walked a mile to school every day. something that was true for some time in the past: I lived abroad for ten years. we often use phrases with ago with the past tense: I met my wife a long time ago. Questions and negatives We use did to make questions with the past tense: When did you meet your wife? But look at these questions: Who discovered penicillin? For more on these questions see question forms We use didn’t (did not) to make negatives with the past tense: They didn’t go to Spain this year.

High-achieving teenagers Presenter: Next on the programme we have an interview with someone who has been writing a book about high-achieving teenagers. Welcome, Louise Hardy.Louise: Hi, it’s lovely to be here.Presenter: Louise, many of these teenagers who have achieved success and fame early on, have done so through using new technology, haven’t they? Through blogging or using YouTube or Twitter?Louise: Absolutely, and the greatest example of this is Justin Bieber. As I think everyone on the planet knows, he started off by posting videos on YouTube at the age of 14 and was spotted by a talent scout who worked with the R&B singer Usher. After that he very rapidly became a worldwide sensation.Presenter: I heard that last year he was said to be more influential than Obama!

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