Wednesday, 31 October 2012

MORE VIDEOS FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

These are parts 3 and 4 to continue practising your listening skill.



HALLOWEEN LESSON - BASIC LEVEL

This is the lesson about Halloween. Click on the link below and you will be taken to a text about Halloween. Then, on the menu at the top of the page, you can have access to other activities: words, picture quiz, etc

Halloween
ESOL Courses

Monday, 29 October 2012

READING - ADVANCED


Watching horror films burns nearly 200 calories a time. Watching a horror film could burn off a whole bar of chocolate, according to new research released.

VIDEOS - BASIC LEVEL

These are two videos with subtitles to practise your listening skill.





Sunday, 28 October 2012

Saturday, 27 October 2012

THIS, THAT, THESE, THOSE + SHOPPING - BASIC LEVEL

It's a few weeks before Christmas and Sophie is working in India. She's doing her Christmas shopping in a local market.
We use this/that/these/those to explain what we are talking about. We sometimes use them with nouns and we sometimes use them on their own.
At the bottom of the page you have questions to answer.

Friday, 26 October 2012

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Thursday, 18 October 2012

PHONETICS - /i:/ /i/ - ALL LEVELS


This is the link from BBC learning English to practise the pronunciation of these four sounds. The activities are fun. There are a lot of examples to do.

How to pronounce both sounds
Practise to hear the difference between those two sounds.




PLURAL GAMES AND GRAMMAR - BASIC LEVEL

I know that the rules for plurals can be difficult for you so I thought you could enjoy doing these games and learn the plurals at the same time.

These are the rules of plural nouns.


When you finish a game, you can click on the restart button and continue playing with different plurals.

Memory game 1
Memory game 2

Friday, 12 October 2012

POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES - BASIC

This is a lesson to review the possessive adjectives. At the end of the page there are activities to do.

POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES


JOBS - BASIC

The following link has a list of new jobs and at the end of the page you can click to have access to exercises.

LISTS OF JOBS WITH EXERCISES

This is a game to enjoy learning about jobs.

JOBS GAME

PLURALS - PRONUNCIATION - ALL LEVELS

Here is a video lesson to show you how to pronounce the final 's' or 'es' in plurals. The same rule can be used for the third person singular in present simple.

PLURALS PRONUNCIATION

ACTION VERBS - BASIC

Practice Action Verbs Vocabulary with this ESL Memory Game. These memory games have audio, images and text which makes it possible to practice spelling, reading, listening and word recognition. It is great for beginner and elementary ESL Lesson Plans. Please play this game twice to practise all words.



Wednesday, 10 October 2012

'th' SOUND - ALL LEVELS


Accent training: ‘th’ sound exercises

Having the accent of a non-native English speaker is NOT a problem.There are about 500 million native English speakers in the world and around 1 billion non-native speakers. So actually, there are far more people in the world who speak English with a ‘foreign’ accent, rather than a ‘proper’ accent.

However, if you want to soften your accent there are some basic exercises that you can do to help reduce your mother-tongue accent when you are speaking English.

Here’s a video of a comedian from Glasgow, Kevin Bridges having an accent reduction session. For English people, the regional accent from Glasgow is sometimes very difficult to understand.

As you will see, he has problems with the ‘th’ sound, which is also a big problem for lots of other nationalities.


CHARACTER ADJECTIVES - ADVANCED

Text on Chinese horoscope which describes people's character and explains the meaning of those adjectives. Now, give it a try and see if what is said about your animal has truth to you.

Enter the Dragon

PRESENT PERFECT LOVE STORY - INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED

Present perfect used in a cartoon strip as well as a grammar explanation of how to use this verb tense.

CARTOON STRIP


Sunday, 7 October 2012

PHRASALS - ADVANCED

This is the game we played in class to review the phrasals learnt so far.

PHRASALS GAME


PRESENT PERFECT PROGRESSIVE - ADVANCED

I have posted the slides we saw in class on present perfect progressive




CHECKING - IN - BASIC

This video can help you with check-in problems at a hotel.





And now some hotel vocabulary. You have to listen to it over and over again and it will automatically sink in :)
Try it :)



CHECKING IN - ADVANCED

About "English for Hotel and Tourism":
LinguaTV offers online Video Training which is designed for English learners and speakers at a intermediate level, who are employed in, or planning to work in the field of tourism. The focus of the video is on how employees in these fields communicate and deal with customers in a variety of typical work-related situations.

PERSONALITY ADJECTIVES - ADVANCED

Read the clues and solve the crossword puzzle. Then use those personality adjectives to complete the sentences. Finally turn the given adjectives into nouns.

Personality Adjectives, by serene
Find this and other describing people exercises in English Exercises .org