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ELT Nick. Comedy for ELT - The "Yes-No" Game. Using ‘COMEDY FOR ELT’ Clips. This is a guest blog written by Nick Michelioudakis and it will be included as part of the August ELT Blog carnival on humor.

Using ‘COMEDY FOR ELT’ Clips

You can read more about the blog carnival and how to participate here (11 more days to submit your blog!). This post covers how English Language Teachers can use different YouTube videos to get students more interested in English. I am sure you'll enjoy it and hopefully get a laugh or two from the videos shown here! Why use these clips? This material is not meant to be used like ordinary coursebook material. What can I use this material for? The fact that most of the sketches are quite short suggests that they can be used as ‘fillers’. However, most of the dialogues are so funny that very often all the introduction the teacher needs to make is: ‘Listen to this!’ In what way is this material different? DOs It follows from the above, that the teacher’s role is to help the students as much as possible, to make it easier for them to enjoy these extracts.

DON’Ts Task 1. Tic Tac Toe. Communicative Activities : Grammar and Beyond. TeachingEnglish. Business English - Dialogue - Looking for a Bookkeeper. Top Free ESL Conversation Lessons Plans. Modals for Reasoning. This lesson focuses on the use of modal verbs of probability and advice in the past tense.

Modals for Reasoning

A difficult problem is presented and students use these forms to talk about the problem and offer suggestions for a possible solution to the problem. While the focus is on the past forms of modal verbs of probability and advice (i.e., must have been, should have done, etc.), it also serves as a great starting point for a discussion of issues that are sure to be hotly debated. Aim: Use of past forms of modal verbs of probability and advice, reasoning, discussing difficult issues Activity: Reading comprehension, problem analysis, conclusions and critical judgments Level: Upper-intermediate to advanced Outline: Review past forms of modal verbs of probability and advice (see for more information) Ask students to read the following short excerpt concerning a woman who has lost her job in rather dubious circumstances.

Janet was employed as a graphic designer at a very successful advertising company. Teaching Business English Activities. If you are teaching a business English class, you will probably find that your lessons revolve around a course book.

Teaching Business English Activities

While it’s always a good idea to stick with the core materials of any given course, you should keep an eye on the level of interest that your students have in the lesson. This is particularly important for business English students, who are most often taking lessons after a busy day at work, or who are finding time in their daily schedule to take classes. The learning process should, therefore, be made more enjoyable with the addition of a few fun activities. Here are five activities that most business English students will enjoy.

-Save $100 on the Teaching Business English course when you register in the 250-hour TESOL Diploma! Chinese whispers The importance of being able to give and receive information in the business world cannot be understated. You searched for business - LinkEngPark. Best free resources for... Business English. Like every other teacher in the world, I’m always on the lookout for the best resources I can find for a variety of different aspects of language teaching.

Best free resources for... Business English

In this continuing series of post here on the blog, I’ll be sharing what I find with you in the hope that it helps you out. Today I look at Business English… Free e-books Download Phil Wade’s e-books here. ESL Discussions: English Conversation Questions / Debates: Speaking Lesson Activities. Using ted talks in ELT classrooms. “At his Stanford University commencement speech, Steve Jobs, CEO and co-founder of Apple and Pixar, urges us to pursue our dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks — including death itself.”

Using ted talks in ELT classrooms

Level: B2 onwards from: Listening and language activity to download (pdf): How to live before you die Did you try this activity with your group? Send me some feedback! Speed Dating and 4 Other Innovative Team Building Activities. I’ve been talking about top teams and ways to get them aligned in the past few weeks.

Speed Dating and 4 Other Innovative Team Building Activities

Last week we ended with the Secret Ingredient that Ties Top Teams Together, where the bottom line is that people need to really know each other before they can become a high performing team. When team members have understood and accepted the power of disclosure I do a number of team building activities that helps them get everything together. Here area few of these to get you started. 1. Speed dating A non evasive team building activity to kick off discussions about personal relationships is a speed dating exercise in which you request team members to answer a number of different speed dating questions. What makes you happy/sad/angry? The answers to these questions are often fun and more importantly very revealing what the person is about and provides a great 2. The results are spectacular. 3. 3.

This exercise asks participants to draw one of the mask they wear. 4. 5. Pair Work - discussing among themselves.