Here is some vocabulary to talk about the kind of house you live in.
House and furniture.
Idioms about home.
Quizzes on QUIZLET:
It might seem that English pronunciation is difficult to handle. But there are habits that will make it easier for you to pronounce better. Here are a few tips I usually share in class with my students:
3. Learn to recognize word stress and sentence stress. Stress is the most important features of the English phonological system. Being aware that some syllables and words will not be heard because they are weak forms, while others will surely stand out because they are strong, will make it a little easier for you to start prediciting certain phrases because of their stress patterns. And you’ll finally get to understand the reason why “the English seem to eat up all the words”.
4. Be patient!
Last year some students in our school took part in the #asísedi campaign, a collaborative activity to learn and raise awareness on the right forms that exist in Galician to refer to everyday aspects of our life.
Students and teachers were invited to write words in Galician on an empty piece of a paper, which remained available and public over a period of time so anyone could stop by and share a word they knew.
The first semantic field we proposed was autumn and we asked people to simply write down or share on social networks what they associated this season with. Many words that were written on the board referred to melancholy, or popular festivities like “O magosto”, “Samaín” or “Tódolos Santos”. What ideas would have added?
After checking the correctness and suitability of the words, we posted the result:
Test your knowledge of English words related to autumn with the quiz below:
— My teacher's hat (@myteachers_hat) 27 October 2016
Is there any word you would like to add to this glossary? Can you spot any untranslatable phrase or word? Feel free to share your comments and ideas.
For extra practice on classroom language you can will find more on: classroom language for pair and group work.
For extra practice on QUIZLET- FLASHCARDS of classroom objects: https://quizlet.com/165315845/flashcards/embed
For extra practice on QUIZLET- FLASHCARDS to practice classroom language:
And try doing the quizzes on www.esolcourse.com -for beginners.
A new school year has just started and may be the right time to revise the conditions you have to guarantee you’ll make the most of every minute you spend trying to learn English.
Video version with audio:
More practice on classroom instructions on this post: classroom language: instructions.
2016 commemorates the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, so it’s a wonderful opportunity to learn more about this poet and playwright, considered the greatest writer of English literature. The web and social media are posting links and events that will help you learn more about his life, and understand why he became so relevant. You can follow hashtags on twitter like #shakespeare, #shakespeare400thanniversary or #shakespearelives to get more information.
Any time is a good time to discover the works of writers you’ve never read before, but given the quantity of information and ideas these days, now could be just the right moment to read something by Shakespeare. I suggest visiting these pages and links to start:
A complete list of his works.
A youtube playlist featuring trailers of film adapatations of his work.
Play this fun kahoot game to revise or learn some interesting facts about Shakespeare’s life.
And don’t miss all the interesting posts on BBC Learn English.