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Παρασκευή, 26 Φεβρουαρίου 2016

The Online Slang Dictionary

The Online Slang Dictionary | Real definitions. Real slang.



The Online Slang Dictionary is the eldest slang dictionary on the web. We bring you more than 24,000 real definitions for over 17,000 slang words and phrases. You'll find more than 5,400 citations from TV shows, movies, news publications, and other sources. (Citations have been removed to resolve Google's penalty against this site.)

Jane Austen's Writings

Jane Austen's Writings

___________________ The English author Jane Austen lived from 1775 to 1817.
Her novels are highly prized not only for their light
irony, humor, and depiction of contemporary English country life, but also for
their underlying serious qualities


You can find links for all Austen's books to read online

Σάββατο, 20 Φεβρουαρίου 2016

ESL Song Lyric Exercise Worksheets

ESL Song Lyric Exercise Worksheets (mostly cloze)



These are some song-lyric worksheets I’ve developed over the years for my English as a second language classes. Most are based on pop and rock classics from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. A few are based on more recent songs. Generally speaking, they don’t focus on any particular grammar point; I usually let music be a break from grammar. Down below the song lists, there are some lesson plan suggestions and a little review of the iPod/iPhone player I use in the classroom.

FORMAL vs INFORMAL SPEAKING

11 Facts You Didn't Know About Wales

Travel Channel United Kingdom | Articles: 11 Facts You Didn't Know About Wales

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Wales is populated by four times as many sheep than humans 

Τετάρτη, 17 Φεβρουαρίου 2016

10 Common English Words with Slang Meanings

10 Common English Words with Slang Meanings



dough (noun)

Regular meaning: the mixture of flour, water, and other ingredients used to bake bread


dough

Slang meaning: money


  • They lost a lot of dough in that bad business deal.
  • I’m getting a weekend job to make some dough on the side.
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Κυριακή, 14 Φεβρουαρίου 2016

History’s Great Romantics

History’s Great Romantics - History Lists:

 



 From poets and presidents to kings and courtesans, history is filled with great romances and timeless love stories. This Valentine's Day, discover some of history's most famous tales of love and loss. From historic figures like Casanova, whose name has become synonymous with romance, to India's Shah Jahan, who built one of the world's most manificent buildings to honor his wife, to modern love affairs like that of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, history's romantics have long had a place in the popular imagination.

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY

Τρίτη, 9 Φεβρουαρίου 2016

Mardi Gras

9 Things You May Not Know About Mardi Gras - History in the Headlines

 



Mardi Gras, which means “Fat Tuesday” in French, conjures up images of drunken revelers engaging in excesses of every kind. But although debaucherous partying is certainly part of the scene, so too is religion, culture, food, history—and the “Star Wars” character Chewbacca. As the Mardi Gras season comes to a close today, explore nine things you may not know about this pre-Lenten festival

Σάββατο, 6 Φεβρουαρίου 2016

The National Cherry Blossom Festival

Intermediate English Reading - The National Cherry Blossom Festival

 

"I AM TIRED" IN OTHER WORDS

Black History Month

    Black History Month is celebrated in February. One aim of Black History Month is to expose the harmful effects of racial prejudice; another is to recognize significant contributions made by people with African heritage, including artists, musicians, scientists, political figures, educators, and athletes.      



February is Black History Month in the U.S. Learn more about Black History Month here  http://1.usa.gov/1JCHirA.

Πέμπτη, 4 Φεβρουαρίου 2016

Valentine's Day listening activities

* The History of Valentine's Day - ESL Listening Exercise

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Valentine's Around the World  


Mel and Doron discuss various Valentine experiences





* Valentine's day gifts  

 Candy hearts

*    Saint Valentine's Day    
Hallmark Holidays: Although many people view these celebrations negatively, an equal number of people have positive opinions.


Valentine's Day Calendar

Valentines, ESL/English lesson  The Origins of Valentine on video with comprehension questions, transcript available 

 ESL Valentine's Day



* A History of the Day of Love The story by VoA, transcript available  

 

HISTORY OF VALENTINE’S DAY VIDEOS  2-4 min videos about Valentine’s Day topics 


Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για valentine's day

 * Lesson Plan: History of Valentine’s day

 teaching English Lesson Plan History of Valentine’s day





*   Dates - Valentine's Day  
Watch the video. Choose the 7 correct answers

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It’s Valentine’s Day! 
It’s a vocabulary and pronunciation lesson about Valentine’s Day, which  is on February 14. At the end of this post, you will find a video. The video is a rap song about Valentine’s Day. You can listen to it while you read the words. Then you can practice with the music at the end of the video. Before you watch, though, there are some words you will need to know.







*  Love is…An Advanced English Lesson plan.

 This is an advanced Valentine’s video lesson plan for adult students.

Valentine's Day

  * St Valentine's from the bbc

Valentine's Day Dictionary for ESL Kids

Valentine's Day Dictionary for ESL Kids:

 Basic English vocabulary

 Learn and practise English vocabulary connected with the theme Valentine's Day: birds, chocolate, cupid, flower, gift, heart, kiss, puppy, ring, sweets. The Valentine's Day Unit contains materials to introduce, practise and revise new vocabulary.

Sherlock_Holmes

Sherlock_Holmes:

 Investigate into the life and time of
Sherlock Holmes and his creator A.C.Doyle

Valentine's Day

CBBC - Newsround - Valentine's Day

Eros 

Lesson plans and teaching ideas  for Valentine's day

Valentine's Day Rap English

Valentine's Day activities

PBS KIDS - Valentine's Day 


Watch Valentine's Day episodes on PBS KIDS

Dinosaur Train Printable CardsCurious George—I Love ShapesCyberchase Valentines

Fun activities for your family and friends!

Valentine's Day Fun

Valentine's Day Fun:

 Valentine's Day is such a super sweet holiday!
Keep your students busy and focused on skills with some fun Valentine's
games

Happy Valentine’s Day! – Reading Text and Activities for Younger Learners

Happy Valentine’s Day! – Reading Text and Activities for Younger Learners | Oxford University Press:



Heart-shaped box of chocolates

The following text and activities are taken and adapted from Seasons and Celebrations, Stage 2 Factfiles from the Oxford Bookworms Library, suitable for younger learners.

Τρίτη, 2 Φεβρουαρίου 2016

WORKING HOURS

AGREEING / ASKING FOR- GIVING OPINIONS

10 EXPRESSIONS ABOUT AGE

BINOMIALS

WRITING ESSAYS

SAY / TELL /ASK COLLOCATIONS

Δευτέρα, 1 Φεβρουαρίου 2016

Expressing purpose in English

Expressing purpose in English - Games to learn English | Games to learn English: Expressing purpose or reason in English



To express purpose in English, we use various conjunctions. For example, you can use to, so that, that´s why or for. In this post, you will find several activities which can be used to teach the usage of the conjunctions so that, to and for........