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Tips, plans, activities, info and worksheet/handouts posted from blog feeds oriented towards ESL teachers, including resources for teaching in any classroom.  Note: some feeds have discontinued, I am searching new sources to update.


What are adverbs?
Adverbs give additional information to verbs and clauses, much like adjectives give additional information to nouns. Adverbs tell you how, where, and when, and also how often something happens.

Let's focus on the following three types, though:

1: Adverbs of Manner: These describe how something happens.

Because he just received his driver's license, he drives carefully.
The singer has a fantastic voice. She sings many songs beautifully.
In the library, you must speak quietly.

2: Comment Adverbs: These adverbs describe the speaker's opinion.

Obviously, the politician was lying.
He definitely had a relaxing vacation!
I stupidly


Thu, Jun 29, 2017, Continue reading at the source
"When all think alike, then no one is thinking." - Walter Lippman The development of technology plays a highly vibrant part in media evolution from outmoded to contemporary technology presentations for its messages to reach every individual consumers. As a result, the media does changes which are evidently observed among its genre such as films that manifest complex structures to impress audience. Furthermore, it can be perceived that from films' posters to their end credits, are unseen factors which tend to be highly pedagogical for English language acquisition when imaginatively and seriously handled by language educators. This inventive awareness anchors with the theory of audio- visual literacy which supports the said material for the enhancement of learners' linguistic and communicative competence. This concept fetches us to a solid idea that every film's features do not only function as purely entertainment but are possibly noteworthy in language achievement. In other words, ... [...]
Wed, Jun 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source

This vocabulary lesson plan is for teenage and adult students at an intermediate level. It is based on the theme of marriage problems. Students will develop their vocabulary and fluency through a range of reading, vocabulary and writing activities.

Throughout the lesson, learners are guided to discover word forms and their meanings as well as their collocates.

The lesson is divided into:

a reading activity; vocabulary work; and a follow up that consists of a writing activity. Vocabulary lesson plan (marriage problems) Mary's marriage story

I met my ex-husband January 1st, 1995 at a birthday party. We fell in love at first sight. We had a fantastic relationship for three happy years. Then, on our third anniversary, he proposed and we got married six months later in London. At first, everything was perfect; he was flawless. We both did the housework together; I did the washing-up and made the beds and he did the cooking and the shopping. He always made a mess when he did the cooking, but I didn't mind because the dinners were always delicious.

Everything changed after a few years when he got a new job in Manchester; we made the decision to move there, so he wouldn't have to take the train to work [...]

Sat, Jun 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source

What are imperatives?

mom to daughter: Eat vegetables to stay healthy!
husband to wife: Get the car washed this weekend.
boss to employee: Finish the report before you leave for the day.

What is the sentence structure?

base verb | object


Thu, Jun 08, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Professional development books

Looking for the best ELT Books for professional development? Well, you came to the right place. The following are some of the most influential books for English language teachers.

professional development books range from books on theory of language learning to books that highlight the best teaching practices. As a teacher of English you want to get deep insights in theoretical frameworks of language teaching and learning as well as practical day to day tips to help you teach the different language components: vocabulary, grammar, reading, listening , speaking and writing. The following books help do just that.

Best ELT Books 1. An A-Z of ELT by Scott Thorbury

This is a fully cross-referenced, alphabetical ELT resource that defines and explains essential language concepts and terminology from fields including grammar, linguistics, discourse analysis, phonology, and much more…

2. Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching by Richards, Jack C.; Rodgers, Theodore S.

A popular book! Richards and Rodgers survey both major and alternative approaches and methods. A must read book!

3. Principles of Language Learning and Teaching by Douglas Brown
The book provides a comprehensive overview of [...]
Thu, Jun 08, 2017, Continue reading at the source