Martha Brockenbrough, founder of The Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar, started National Grammar Day in 2008. Since then it has been held every year on March 4th, a date that also happens to be a complete sentence (March forth!). It is celebrated in various ways: There is a haiku contest, an anagram unscrambling contest, and even an official song.
Hello FCE students!! Here is something else to study as we seem to have lots of problems with when we have to change words from one form to another. In the links you will find information, lists and/or exercises. Happy studying!
What photos have you got on your mobile? Do you keep pictures in your purse or wallet? Have you got a photograph on your identity
card? This lesson gives students the chance to talk about their photos and then write a description of a favourite picture.
This worksheet contains some idioms with the verb "start" such as "to start off on the wrong foot" etc. as well as some synonyms of this verb such as "burst out". There are two activities included: to find the meaning of the phrases and to complete the sentences with them.
The game "Who's the murderer?" introduces the crime scene and the victim. Then there are pieces of evidence and the list of suspects. Read the introduction to the ss. Place the strips with evidence around the room. Give them time to walk around and collect some facts. Then put them into groups to share the facts they've collected, decide who the murderer is and prove it. Answers can be different.
When teaching English in a country that is not English-speaking, you have your work cut out for you.
Why am I saying this? When ESL students learn English in an English-speaking country, the environment conspires to help them learn and think in English. They’re immersed in the language. But for those of us who teach students who hear and speak their native language all day, it’s a challenge. Challenge accepted!
Here’s how you can minimize the use of L1 and make sure they’re practicing the use of L2 as much as they can.
4 Ways to Get ESL Students to Speak Less of Their Native Language