Monthly Archives: April 2016

Speaking

How long is a piece of string? This speaking activity Speaking Strings sees student speaking until the string is completely wrapped around a classmates finger. They stop speaking, they stop winding! This would be good fluency practice for any classes but … Continue reading

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Using Corpus in the Classroom

Here is an interesting article on how to use various online corpus tools with students. It recommends five websites and what you can do with them. This and this are great online collocation dictionaries you can use in your class … Continue reading

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Speaking Activity

This is a web forum giving teachers the opportunity to ask neuroscientists about current research into learning. Very interesting stuff on SEN, learning styles, teaching mixed ability classes, using technology in the classroom etc. mainly for Young Learners and Teenagers … Continue reading

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Error correction

What to see if your learners can identify common mistakes? This quiz with 16 mistakes learners often make. It’s not only grammar and the level is quite high, so maybe good for UI and above.

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Review Quizzes

Get Kahoot is a website where you can create and play learning games (aka ‘kahoots’). Teachers create the game based around multiple-choice questions, add images, and put the questions on a shared screen while students answers on their own devices. … Continue reading

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Practice for students

This is a great website.  Sadly you only get 10 free tries on it before it wants you to pay but students who are clever with their computers don’t seem to let that bother them. Thousands of videos with listening, … Continue reading

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Superhero Emotions

One aspect of depression is the suppression of emotions, especially for men. One Swedish mum created a colouring book of sensitive super heroes when her three-year old son came home from kindy, trying not to cry because ‘Spiderman doesn’t cry’. … Continue reading

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Interviews

This app helps you to pick suitable questions from different topics to interview someone with, record the interview, and upload it. Could be a great starting point for YLs, YAs and adults as a model listening for interviews before they … Continue reading

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Wishes

Have you heard of Crowdwish? Basically people make “wishes” (or requests) and the founders of the website try to make them happen. Last week they put bunches of daffodils all over London for people to take and give to loved … Continue reading

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Explaining Sentence Structure

Every now and then you come across something that helps explain a gap in knowledge that you didn’t know you had. This powerpoint explains English sentence structure and how/why we arrange the information in it. It talks about end focus/weight; … Continue reading

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