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Started by ddeubel in Websites / links / access to new resources / communities.. Last reply by Nadeem Nawaz on Tuesday. 102 Replies

We are now in our 3rd edition of "Site of the Day"! Hundreds of the best sites for teaching/learning. See #1 and…Continue

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ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

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I guess the alphabet is our bread and butter.Got any good ideas for teaching it or using it…Continue

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Learning Designs

Started by Elise in Teaching and Methodology Mar 27. 0 Replies

I was wondering what you all thought of learning designs pertaining to English language teaching? What are the ways in which you design your lessons to achieve better learning in your students?Continue

A NEW way to teach PHRASAL VERBS so that your students understand and remember them

Started by Andromeda Jones in Teaching and Methodology Dec 31, 2018. 0 Replies

Phrasal verbs are a verb + preposition, adverb or particle. Teaching…Continue

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My number 1 Youtube video for teaching English (intermediate +).

This lesson has a distinct vocabulary focus and gets students thinking about root words and collocations/word associations. They gain an awareness of how words can be used in many ways.... It uses the amazing video - Words. 

(WARNING:  use this version, NOT the youtube version. I've edited the youtube version which contains an image inappropriate for teaching). Or use the ppt below.


1. Put on the board, the words from the worksheet: Play | Blow | Break | Split | Run | Fly | Fall | Light


Give pairs or groups one word and ask them to write down examples of what you can do with these verbs. Record their answers on the board. 


2. Give the worksheet. Ask the students to go through the worksheet and underline the words associated with the key word. Check responses. You might just have students do this in pairs / groups, one for each word, as above. 


3. Watch the video. Students note the correct word associations. Watch again, pausing the video and having students state the correct answer.


4. Extension.  Students play charades and the others guess what they are acting out from the worksheet... Keep track of points if you want to make this competitive. 


Other "word" resources. See our main vocabulary discussion, full of ideas. Also, Jon Anderson's amazing Word Count. Also, see some other amazing RadioLab videos that work for teaching English HERE.


Resources:  Lesson worksheet  |  Video download  |  PPT version

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Here are some more lesson plans and options for teaching with this amazing video. 

Also download the video and extra ppt here.


Here is another lesson sheet + answer key for this great video.  

Students watch and record what collocations they find, see, hear. Take up with the answer key. 

Can your students think of some that were not included or missed ..



where do i get the attachments? Can't seem to download.

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