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One-Minute Talk is an engaging speaking activity that is great as a warm-up, filler, conversation starter and speaking practice.
Food, glorious food. Guacamole. Caramel pecan pie. Pancakes with maple syrup. This vocabulary activity is mouthwatering.
Speaking Activity: Picture Stories Level: Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate Time: 5-15min. Skills: speaking Topic: travel, environment, stories, relationships, art Download: ESL Picture Storytelling This activity is suitable for various levels, because students create their own stories using the vocabulary and grammar they feel comfortable using. At the same time they can show how well they can use a … Continue reading ESL Picture Storytelling Activity
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A little activity using funny grammar rules.
Great tips on how to turn instructions into language learning activities.
Asking your students the question “Is everything clear?” after you have given instructions on what to do is as good as useless. Most students just don’t want or may be too shy to admit that they don’t understand something, or may think they understand it when they actually don’t, or may hope they will understand it once they get down to work.
Apart from being a teaching tool, instructions are also part of language that may be used for learning purposes, i.e. become an object of study.
This post shows how to make sure that your instructions are as clear as possible for your students and turn them into language learning activities (or as Chris Roland calls them, “supercharged instructions“).
You can watch a recording of Chris Roland’s webinar “Talking to teenagers in the English language classroom” here. (Most highly recommended!)
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You find humor in other people's stupidity. You want to slap the next person who says "Must be nice to work 8 to 3:20 and have summers free!