Sensory verbs (Steve Ford) Steve Ford will teach you how to use sensory verbs and what is the correct tense to use with them. for the eyes: see / lookfor the ears: hear / listenfor the nose: smellfor the tongue: taste (not on the video) for the hands, etc: feelThis last sensory verb is not explained on the video so we will explain it here: 1- We use the simple present tense to express that we perceive something because it is in contact with us (not because we decided to perceive it)- I feel a pain in my back- I feel a little stone inside my shoesWe can also use the simple present to express the way something feels when we touch it (the object is now the subject of the sentence).- This ball feels cold- The new sofa feels really uncomfortable Another use of feel:3- We also use the simple present tense to talk about the way we feel physically or emotionally.
10 Brilliant Interactive Songs & Rhymes To Teach Your Baby I LOVE music. When I am teaching, I always try and get a song into my lesson plan. It is an excellent memorising tool. Once you sing the beginning of a little tune such as Twinkle, twinkle, (little star), your brain magically remembers the song. The start of a melody is like a little key inside your head that unlocks the rest. So, music is the perfect way to help children remember anything from letters and numbers to foreign languages and scientific facts.
Online reading comprehension lessons for kids Sample Lesson: Click to Play Grade 4: reading comprehension. Explore the elements of the story 'the missing ice cream' with Denzel at the Movie Club. Grade 4 Reading Comprehension Explore the elements of the story 'the missing ice cream' with Denzel at the Movie Club. Present simple or present continuous tense - improved I have already published a post on Present simple and continuous tense here. However, as my teaching situation changed I realize that I need a slightly different type of materials and a bit more of them. So in this post I add the following materials: a Song, Speaking exercise, graphical explanation of the usage of the tenses, three interactive games and a worksheet.
Traditional Children's Songs and Rhymes Traditional Children's Songs and Rhymes from the MMF! Songbook AA Hunting We Will GoAlice the CamelAll Night, All DayAll the Pretty Little HorsesAll Through the NightAlphabet SongAmazing GraceAmericaAmerica the BeautifulAngels Watching Over MeThe Arkansas TravelerThe Arky Arky Song/Rise and ShineAnts Go MarchingA-Tisket, A-Tasket Video Lesson: Mr. Bean Follow me on twitter This is a video lesson based around the video “Mr. Bean packs his suitcase” thanks to British Council for bringing it to my attention in their lesson plan on making predictions but I’ve adapted it for use in different ways with different levels. Kids and lower levels The aim of this lesson plan is to practice holiday vocabulary (clothes and items that go in a suitcase) and some basic grammar structure.
Film English Film English is the brainchild of teacher, trainer and author Kieran Donaghy ( Kieran’s LinkedIn profile). Kieran teaches at UAB Idiomes Barcelona, part of the Univiersitat Autònoma de Barcelona. The site promotes the innovative and creative use of film in English language teaching and learning. All of the lesson plans revolve around the use of video and film to teach English. The site promotes cineliteracy, the ability to analyse moving images, and considers cineliteracy as a 21st century skill which our students need to learn. In addition, the lessons promote critical thinking in the language classroom, and encourage learners to reflect on values while learning a language.
Present simple and continuous tenses Many elementary students feel they cannot see the difference between these two tenses. To help them I have created a rap which explains the grammar and gives some example sentences, two mind maps explaining everything simply and several games to practise this grammar point. I hope you will find it useful. Present tenses – mind maps The first mind map explains the basics about the present simple tense: The second mind map has already been published here in the post on Present continuous tense.
Kids songs and stories: Nursery Rhymes/Canciones de guardería Google+ ShareThis Copy and Paste AddThis What's Next Recommended for you London Short Fiction: Mud Man Continuing our series of short fiction set in, or influenced by London. This week’s story by Melaina Barnes is the winner of our competition with the British Academy’s Literature Week to find a new modern fairy tale for London. To explore the Literature Week programme — running 11-17 May — and register for events visit the British Academy’s website. Out he comes, dredged from the canal. The narrow-boat girls pat him, tend him, talk to him. –Mate.
Simple Present [VERB] + s/es in third person Examples: You speak English. Do you speak English?