Sunday, January 22, 2017

What are you like? - 2017


Some of the Revision on this Blog: 1, 2
Practise: 1, 2, harder: 3, 4
Match the Opposites: 1, 2
Play Personality Traits Hangman
Read and find the adjectives in these cartoons: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, MORE
Watch and do:

YOUR TURN!
What do you like and dislike in
- a friend?
- a teacher?
- your parents?
-  a sportsperson?
- a politician?

Thursday, January 19, 2017

A Job Interview


How to ace (or at least, just conduct) a Job Interview
Watch English for Job interviews
Practise your Work-related Vocabulary:
Unemployment
Job Interviews: 1, 2, 3
The extreme Job-Hunter:

Do you know the great Monty- Python?
They also had their own, peculiar Job Interview...
Be ready for weird, unexpected questions like these: 1, 2

Monday, January 16, 2017

Martin Luther King Day


Martin Luther King Day in 2017 is on Monday, the 16th of January.
In the United States, Martin Luther King Day is always observed 
on the third Monday of January.

What do you know about this man?
and about The Civil Rights Movement in the USA?

Read: 1, 2, 3, 4 (Take the Quiz at the end):

Learn about his life in videos: 1, 2

Celebrating MLK's Legacy

I have a dream*
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation 
where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” – Martin Luther King, 1963
What does this quote mean to you?
Choose one of his Quotes and explain what it means to you
Here's  a short excerpt from this, his most famous speech.  
Watch the beginning
I have a dream - Rap

What is your dream for the future?
Watch his speeches

Your Turn to think and talk*
How do you think segregation affected people of color?
Why do you think the people involved in the Civil Rights Movement had to work so long for equality?
Do you agree that non-violent resistance is the best way to challenge injustice?
Do you see racial discrimination still happening in the U.S.? In your lives? In your home countries?In what ways?
How can we keep Dr. King’s dream alive?


*Thanks to Sarah Nelson, ESL instructor, for sharing this lesson 
and to Mn Literacy for publishing it

Sunday, January 15, 2017

What's going on? The Present Continuous (or Progressive)


Look at the Chart above and Practise the Present Continuous
What's going on in the pictures? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6:

Learn when to use each with these Presentations:1, 2 (clothes too!), MINE
and this long, comprehensive Blog Entry
Remember Time Expressions that go with each:

Lots of Previous Practice on my blog:
Do you remember Monsters Inc.?
What are they wearing?
Listen to some Clothing words on language Guide: 1, 2, 3, 4
Play Clothing Hangman
Revise all about Clothes
What are these posh ;) people wearing?

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Have you had it done?

Have you had anything done for you recently? What?
What would you like to get done soon?

Learn this structure, also called "Causative"
with these Presentations: 1, 2, 3 and / or this video:

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

What are you wearing today? - 2017

Revision from this blog
Activities
Do you know your basic stuff?
Do you want to get trendy? ;) 

Some videos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Please, when you go shopping, remember to...:
 the 3 R's: 1, 2, 3 (ESL Chesnut Resources) and the U... Upcycling:


Be creative,

Monday, January 9, 2017

My New Year's Resolutions


What are New Year's Resolutions?

1) One Word Assignment:
Think about One Word to live by for the rest of the year:
to represent your goals and how you want to live your life. 
and explain why you choose it
2) Write a few Resolutions or Complete one of these Charts:
 123 (Generator), 4:


New Year's Resolutions "Mad Libs": 1, 2:
Make Resolutions for friends and classmates:



Monday, December 19, 2016

So this is Christmas

All about CHRISTMAS:

Christmas Vocabulary - Learn
Easy Christmas Vocabulary Quizzes: 12
Sort out 

More activities and games: 1, 2, 3, 4
LearnEnglish Christmas Games
Gatuno at Christmas

Read and complete: 1, 2
Ate these the 5 best toys of all time?

Resources (for teachers, mainly):  1, 2, 3
Digital Books: 1, 2
The 20 best ESL Christmas links on the web

Questions to talk about Christmas: In Pairs + 1, 23, 4, 5, 6, 7
and Christmas Brainstorming

Have you seen these "contemporary" nativities?
Nativity 1.0: The Digital Story of the Nativity 
Nativity 2.0: The Hipster Nativity

Time for some Christmas creativity:
Create a Gingerbread Man
Compose a Christmas Carol
Create a personalized Snowflake
Send a merry Message


Santa's time...:
The many faces of Santa
Have you ever chatted with him?:
 or visited his village?:

8 Spectacular Christmas Light Shows on YouTube [VIDEOS]

and...
Happy Holidays!...From our School:
and from The Minions, too! ;)

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