Worksheets 1 and 2 are quizzes. Worksheet 3 consists of 3 descriptions of Olympian athletes; Eric Moussambani Malonga, Michael Edwards and Oscar Pistorius. Students are asked to read collaboratively and write a short story about their own favourite athlete. Also, go to http://www.olympic.org/athletes and find out about athletes who came from your own country. What were/are their achievements?
Summer is the time for teachers to get resources ready for the following year. These links from the British Council can be printed and laminated for use as warm ups, time fillers and lesson closers. The aim of the games is to help improve student’s spelling and pronunciation.
A worksheet for making a time line of all the tenses. The activity will help students become aware of the position of the various tenses; past, present and future. They can add the tenses to the time line as they progress to a higher level reinforcing their learning further.
Another brilliant little resource, a pictorial wheel illustrating and explaining all the tenses. Once constructed (there are multiple layers to it); it helps students to understand when they should use a tense. Print, cut out and assemble the wheel layers to form a handy tool.
Effective TEFL Vocabulary Learning with Word Families
The Word Family Framework (WFF) is a resource for TEFL teachers and learners that consists of over 22,000 words. Instead of words being organised in alphabetical order they are presented and can be searched for as word families.
For example: value, valuable, valueless, invaluable, evaluate and devalue.
The underlying idea is that seeing words as families promotes more effective vocabulary learning.
The tool covers all six levels of the Common European Framework.Further details on the resource and how to use it can be found at:
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and Other Resources on Jubilee Celebrations.
In the United Kingdom the Queen is celebrating her Diamond Jubilee this weekend (2nd to the 5th June, 2012). The weather has been beautiful over the last week and we are all looking forward to 4 days of public holiday in the UK. I hope the weather continues. In Britain however we can never guarantee that.
Apart from the weather, I am really looking forward to the speeches and addresses that will be made starting tonight with the Prince of Wales. The website that I provide the links for on the Content Based Learning Page also allows you to send a personal message to the Queen. So practise your writing skills and compose a short message if you like. I did mine a few weeks ago and I got a thank-you note from Buckingham Palace itself. It was very special to me and I will treasure that for some time to come.
Keep your eyes open for bits of news that you can read over this special weekend. The following are good links to follow: