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Explore the tendency of the English language to change by reviewing the British idiom "bog standard." An audio talk is accessible via hyperlink and questions and worksheets are included for learners. The instructional activity is a good way to work on idioms and colloquialisms in your language arts class.
Explore the history and scope of the English language with this presentation. With discussion points on the roots of English, its various forms around the world, and its status as a global language, this slide show would be a good resource for your linguistics class or any lecture that studies the foundations of the English language. It is based on The Story of English by Robery McCrum, William Cran, and Robert MacNeil.
Studying the history, influences, and cognates of the English language, this presentation provides students in linguistics and language classes with several charts of information on cognates from languages around the world. The slideshow compares many common words in English as well as comparing English names with names in other languages. A discussion on English as a global language is interesting and informative as well.
An overview of the development of English as a global language fills out these slides. Beginning with statistics regarding how much of the world speaks English and to what capacity, a brief history is then given mostly pertaining to WWII and the spread of American English. Interesting points are made, though some references are not explained. Use in addition to a conversation about globalized English and language development.
This language learning lesson plan presents several different reading and writing techniques to expand your learner's English knowledge. Young writers complete mini writing lessons while developing comfort in a writing environment. Included are links to great resources designed especially for English Language Learners.
If you are using Betty Schrampfer Azar's Fundamentals of English Grammar to teach grammar to your class, then this practice final exam might be for you! Learners answer 40 multiple choice questions about word usage and error correction. Since this resource includes an extensive list of questions, you might consider chopping it up into smaller parts for grammar review.
Aid your English langauge learners with this series of grammar activities. In this National Grammar Day worksheet, learners read a passage about the importance of the day and complete a variety of different activities involving this passage. The culminating activities are a short interview, a mini-presentation, and a brief writing activity. While this resource provides a variety of activities, several ask learners to do the exact same thing in a different way.
For this 4th grade English/Language Arts standardized test practice worksheet, 4th graders read 2 fictional selections and respond to multiple choice and open-ended questions regarding the pieces. Students also read 2 non-fictional pieces and respond to multiple choice and short answer questions regarding the selections.
What is the difference between the, a, and an?Designed for upper-intermediate English language pupils, this two-page packet could be used with less-advanced learners as well. Common rules are outlined and learners study when to use definite, indefinite, and zero articles. Finally, at the end of page two, they complete a practice opportunity by 26 fill-in-the-blank spaces.
What is the difference between will and going to? Help your English language learners identify the difference with the help of a learning exercise. The first page of this two-page learning exercise packet contains examples and explanation, while the second page houses two short exercises. Answers are listed at the bottom of the second page.
What is a countable noun, and how can you identify one? Read through this sheet with your English language learners. Lots of helpful questions are included to help your class identify which nouns are countable and which are not. Then, after reading the information provided, have them complete the five very short exercises that follow. Tricky nouns that can function as both are also covered (like chicken and glass).
Intermediate English language classes learn how to form different types of questions with this document. On the first page, they learn different types of questions (how, why, yes or no, etc.), and on the second, they put their knowledge to the test with two short exercises. In the first, they reorder the questions and answer each question. Then, in the second, they complete the gaps to correctly form each sentence.
Awesome! Here is a project that combines math and English! Your class reads an article entitled "A Thirst for Competition" and conducts a school-wide survey to decide if their peers like Gatorade, Powerade, or All Sport the best. They keep track on the graphic organizers provided, and then they write a business letter using the included template. Scoring rubrics are also included.
Help your young native English speakers discern between a, an, or the with this two-page document. Each article is explained before short practice assessments are offered. A short paragraph on the second page also explains what is known as the zero article, or when an article is not needed. An answer key appears on the bottom of the second page. Your English language learners might also find this activity helpful!
What was the relationship like between George and Martha Washington? To protect their privacy, Martha Washington destroyed all her husband’s letters after his death so historians have little evidence of their lives together. Two letters were later found in an old desk. After examining these writings as a class, pairs lists words and phrases that reveal Washington’s feelings for his wife, and then share their lists with the whole class. Individuals use these lists to imagine the relationships of this famous couple, assume the role of Washington, and craft a sonnet from him to his wife. Directions for writing an English sonnet are included.
This activity is composed of 42 sentences containing mistakes with the verb tense or time word. Emerging grammarians are asked to correct the mistake in each sentence. This worksheet will give your English language learners a significant amount of practice with time words and verb tense. You might break it up into smaller pieces so that your pupils do not become overwhelmed.
Can you have two apples? Can you have three rices? Teach your beginning English language pupils the countable and uncountable nouns that exist in the English language. The first page in this two-page packet focuses on providing explanation as well as several examples. On the second page, learners complete two exercises. Answers follow at the bottom of page two.