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I trust you ´re all well. With all the end of year stuff going on it ´s been a while since I ´ve had the time to get anything new done. Luckily for me I squeezed in a bit of time and have just posted a nice lil lesson plan about morality. If you want more infor and materials please feel free to check it out over at http://thefluencyfacilitator.blogspot.com.es/2017/06/morality.html
Boy, does that teacher work hard! I liked the activities, but am surprised it was a revision for past simple - the basic place names seemed to be new to the students. I liked her hair and I want mine like that!
What I do, with younger students, 11-16, to introduce the past simple.
Have a pile of action cards, I make my own but some nice ones here. or just write down instructions.
First, I choose 5 regular verbs and give them to a volunteer as instructions. e.g. open the door, switch the light on, walk to the window, water my plant (pretend!) look out the door... The volunteer has to do all these actions, then I ask the rest of the class to use... First, second, third, fourth, fifth OR First, then, next, after that, finally. In pairs, they have to remember the actions and the order they were performed in. During the feedback, we tell it in the past simple and I point out the pattern. We add ´ed ´. I ask for another volunteer, with 5 more actions (all hands are up!) and we do it again. I include ´climb on your desk, jump off your desk.. and a few more fun things. This can be continued in small groups, or pairs. I got this idea from the wonderful Jim Scrivener.
I ´ll be working on a project in September with students aged 14/15 on the 100th anniversary of the battle of Cambrai during WW1. I was wondering if any of you ( maybe from the UK, Australia, Canada ) would like to join us on this project ? It could basically take any form, the purpose being to commemorate this event together.
When I worked as an ESOL teacher in College, I noticed that very few teachers used PowerPoint as a means of teaching.
When they did, the slides were almost always static, often black and white, usually in small font, and the teacher stood at the computer, regularly pressing a key to move to the next slide.
Not all teachers worked like this, but many did.
I realise that some schools, unfortunately, don’t have computers … indeed, some do not have electricity … and not all teachers are familiar with the computer. So, I can understand the difficulties.
However, on ESLP, there are numerous excellent PowerPoints, already prepared, and some are automatic. With one of these presentations, all the teacher has to do, is to start the computer on PowerPoint, click “Slide Show” and click “From Beginning”. If it’s automatically timed, the presentation runs itself to the end. If not, the teacher does nothing more than clicking the “Down” arrow to change to the next slide.
There are many advantages to using a good visual presentation.
1.Needs little preparation.
2.Effective teaching method.
3.Engages attention of students.
4.No standing in queue for photocopying.
5.Needs no chalk, pens, Whiteboard, etc.
6.Teacher can work on other things.
7.Needs only computer, (Memory Stick is a good option).
8.Colourful, animated, with music and commentary if necessary.
9.A mini cine-film.
10.Teacher can change timings, (slow/fast), for different level classes.
11.Teacher can pause, restart, stop at any time.
12.Can be small screen, or big screen with OHP.
13.Suitable for solo work by student.
14.Lesson can be repeated effortlessly at any time
A problem is that most teachers are not aware of the features that are available in PowerPoint that can make it interactive. I am referring specifically to the feature of triggers which allows the user to select specific points on the slide and make the text or picture do whatever you want it to do. Not wishing to blow my own trumpet but examples of such activities can be found among my presentations. I am afraid I have been away from direct teaching for a number of years now and so my instructions are a little out of date and refer to older versions of PowerPoint. PowerPoint is also introducing brand new features, such as PowerPoint Mix that presents whole new alternatives for teachers. With a little imagination and creativity PowerPoint is a valuable tool in any teacher ´s arsenal of teaching weapons!!
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What I ´m about to ask about has nothing to do with teaching or even English, for that matter.
But this website is the only place I could think of where I can find people of all different languages who can also speak English well.
Anyway, here it goes.
I ´m reading this awesome book ´Homegoing ´ and there are a lot of akan words transcribed in English. I ´ve been able to figure out most of them, but then I got to this song:
Awurade Nyame kum dom
Oboo adee Nyame kum dom
Ennee yerekokum dom afa adee
Oboo adee Nyame kum dom
Soso be nuhu, megyede be hunu
Can anyone help and tell me what it says exactly?
Thanks a bunch
5 minute warm up. Name three things....#2
Another fun 5 minute warm up to get students thinking.
There´s a riddle at the bottom ~ the answer is a newspaper. (It´s printed in black and white and people read it. Pronounced as red in past participle)
Level: intermediate Age: 10-100 Downloads: 9
Short exercises - elementary level
Hello everybody, this contribution are two pages of exercises for elementary student. They can practise present simple tense (negative, positive sentences, questions) and pronouns. I hope it will be useful for you.
Level: elementary Age: 8-100 Downloads: 7