Lesson Plans

These are imported feeds of lesson plans and classroom activities.  This is not an archive, these entries are here for only a few weeks.

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

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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
Scott Thornburry
Book Review: How to Teach Grammar by Scott Thornbury

Scott Thornburry

How to teach grammar by Scot Thornbury is a theoretical and practical book that contain excellent teaching ideas to be applied in a classroom setting. It is a guide for teachers on how to develop or enhance their grammar-teaching skills.

Grammar teaching is challenging, isn't it?

Having to teach grammar is one of the certainties of language teachers, whether they like teaching it or not. It is through structures that appropriate meaning is conveyed. Being an unavoidable component of language teaching, many teachers find it challenging to make grammar class interesting and fun.

Here comes the worth of Scott Thornbury's book, How to teach grammar. The book strikes a balance between theory and practice.

Summary of the book

The early part of the book considers such issues as what grammar is and why we should teach it. The next chapters deal with the inductive and deductive approaches to grammar teaching and error correction. Other crucial topics, such as how to teach and test grammar are explored in a simple but effective way. All along the book Scot Thornbury provides actual examples of grammar teaching techniques.

The content

There are eight chapters. Each chapters [...]

Wed, May 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source

Feb 29, 2016 2:39 PM

A beautiful and very warm day. I wore sandals today!

AGENDA ITEMS

1 Alphabet – spelling dictation

2 Grammar – pronouns

3 Review and rewrite papers

NOTES

Vocabulary

Alphabet – spelling dictation

I will say the words and I will spell them. Write the letters for each word when I spell the words.

Help

Site

Sight

Learn

Lean

Might

Scent

Sent

Simple

Trade

Tried

Made

Make

Cry

Die

Stay

Maybe

Ear

Earn

• We need to practice i and e

• Bingo?

Grammar – pronouns

1). Personal Pronouns

Pronouns can be:

• Subjects – I, you, he, she, it, we, you, they

• Direct objects – me, you, him, her, it, us, you, them

• Indirect objects – the same as Direct objects

In this context an “object” is a thing or person, an item – a noun.

• Subjects are the topic of the sentence. A subject is something or someone that is doing the action, the verb.

• Example: I drive fast.

• The subject is “I”

• Direct object is the person or thing that the verb is acting on.

• Example: I drive the car fast.

• The direct object is “the car”. I drive it fast.

Finish Indirect Objects next Monday.

• Indirect objects tell us about the person or thing that benefits from the action [...]

Tue, Jul 19, 2016, Continue reading at the source