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Take a look at linguistics and stereotypes in Great Britian with a word study of "chav." Learners find out what terms are pejoratives and what they are meant to convey. Geared toward British culture, study the ever-changing English language with your class. Vocabulary, spelling, and quiz exercises are all included.
Students explore all the avenues of why its important to use a dictionary to find out what a word means. The functions of a dictionary is discussed in depth within this lesson. They create a Spanish/English Picture Dictionary to illustrate the important use of a dictionary.
Ninth graders brainstorm different situations in which formal English is used. Individually, they describe how people would act if they were invited to the White House for dinner and what they would do. To end the lesson, they role play different scenerios to practice how they should act in different situations.
Whether you are teaching British Literature, British History, or are simply interested in the history of English politics, this presentation takes the viewer on a journey through 600 years of England's royal and political upheavals. Providing first the background, and then the implementation of English Parliament, the slides show the effects and difficulties surrounding England's most prominant rebellions and allegiances.
An uncountable noun? (Water) The Royal Order of Adjectives? (possession, quantity, quality, size, age, shape, colour, origin, material). Although this presentation on the English parts of speech is designed for language learners, the clear definitions and examples ensure that it would work with any student of English grammar.
Investigate the importance of author's point of view. Young linguists study primary source documents related to the Treaty of Casco Bay. The first source is authored by the Native American Chiefs, the second by an English Commander-in-Chief, and the third is the treaty itself. Groups study the documents, fill out an Understanding Points of View worksheet that focuses, in part, on the inflammatory language in some of the documents, and discuss their findings with the class.
How can you describe something that happened if you don't know the past simple and continuous tenses? You really can't! Develop these tenses with your intermediate English classes, so they can better communicate with their peers. On page one, rules and examples are given. On page two, learners complete three exercises to practice conjugating verbs in both tenses. Answers are provided.
Here's an interesting lesson that combines elements of language arts, sociology, and a study of the many ways that people use transportation to get from one place to another. The eight-page plan includes worksheets and a word search that support your teaching and student learning. Although designed for pupils who go to school in Australia, the lesson could be utilized by English-speaking students anywhere.
The present continuous form is tough for many English learners. Use this two-page worksheet to practice using the tense correctly in questions, the affirmative, and the negative. On page one, pupils study examples of properly written sentences. Then, on the second page, they complete four short exercises. Answers are provided on the bottom of the second page.
After introducing your intermediate and advanced English language learners to quantifiers and their uses, provide them with this two-page document as a review. First, common quantifiers are given (a lot of, lots of, some, any, few, a few, a little, little, many and much) along with examples that help explain each. On page two, pupils read a short dialogue between a mother and her daughter (using the words some and any) before they choose the correct quantifier to complete 10 sentences taken from a newspaper article about soccer star Wayne Rooney.
What are modal auxiliary verbs, and when are they typically used? English language learners have a thorough resource here. The first two pages of this three-page packet discuss words like must, should, can, and have to. Then, on page three, they complete exercise one and two to determine their current level of understanding. In the first, they give counsel to a friend who needs advice (using target vocabulary). Then, in the second, they form sentences from jumbled up words. Answers are included.
Interpreting idioms is a piece of cake! In groups, learners discuss the meaning of some common English idioms and choose 10 to use in sentences. Then, they illustrate the silly, literal meanings of those idioms and can engage in a fun online idiom activity (linked). A list of more than 50 idioms is included. Extend this activity by having learners illustrate both the literal and figurative meanings of an idiom.