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ESL: English as a Second Language

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316. Teaching English by the BBC: Have You Ever...?

Activity Description

This student-centered activity practices the phrase ‘have you ever...?' to talk about life experiences.

Program Areas

ESL: English as a Second Language

Levels

Beginning High, Intermediate Low
317. Teaching English by the BBC: Jigsaw Reading

Activity Description

In this activity, students participate in a jigsaw reading to practice their speaking and summarizing skills. Jigsaw reading is very useful when working with short authentic texts such as newspaper articles and can be done using two separate stories or one story split in two.

Jigsaw reading is a great way to introduce speaking into a reading lesson. It provides a real opportunity for genuine communication. In real life, we may tell people about a news article we have read, so this is a classroom activity that is fairly authentic.

Program Areas

ESL: English as a Second Language

Levels

Beginning High, Intermediate Low, Intermediate High, Advanced
318. Teaching English by the BBC: Pronunciation of Simple Past Tense Verbs

Activity Description

This is an activity to help students consider the differences in pronunciation of regular simple past tense verbs. It allows students to find the solutions themselves, making the language more memorable. Students particularly enjoy this activity as everybody has a chance to try out the sounds.

Program Areas

ESL: English as a Second Language

Levels

Beginning Low, Beginning High, Intermediate Low
319. Teaching English by the BBC: Tag Questions & Intonation

Activity Description

This site has printable resources and materials for communicative exercises for students to practice using tag questions with rising intonation, when they are not sure that their ideas are correct to confirm that they are. Worksheets are included.

Program Areas

ESL: English as a Second Language

Levels

Beginning High, Intermediate Low, Intermediate High
320. Teachnology Bingo Card Maker

Activity Description

Make bingo cards quickly and easily with the words of your choice using this bingo card generator. Bingo cards can be used to reinforce definitions, new vocabulary, or even grammar.

Program Areas

ESL: English as a Second Language

Levels

Beginning Literacy, Beginning Low, Beginning High, Intermediate Low, Intermediate High, Advanced
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