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Stories to inspire and teach. Share yours.

Started by ddeubel in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Jun 10. 79 Replies

 I'd like to share in this forum and would like others to share, short stories that might apply to education / teaching and that will inspire. I believe stories and a narrative are powerful, whether…Continue

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Favorite Movie about Teaching?

Started by ddeubel in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Apr 23. 88 Replies

I'd like to compile a list of movies…Continue

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Learning Communities

Started by Allan Richards in Teaching and Methodology Oct 27, 2017. 0 Replies

Hey everyone!I am new to the forum and am curious how you feel learning communities benefit educators when it comes to developing a collective responsibility as educators. Do you feel a forum like…Continue


Started by Christina Shepherd in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Oct 26, 2017. 1 Reply

How does implementation help you out throughout the year? I am curious to know what things have worked for you and what things have not worked for you through an implementation standard.  Continue


Collocations are an important aspect of vocabulary teaching. Simply, 2 or more words that often go together - phrases, expressions, binomials, idioms, formulaic speech.  Lexical bundles or chunks.  Here is a nice article highlighting their importance in a language. 

Here are a whole pile of worksheets to use and get students focusing on collocations. 

Read all the books related to main collocations on Gif Lingua - each with a flashcard set and video lessons (hit "Settings" then "Study" on the main page of any book).

Try this BBC quiz of 109 common collocations.

Study collocations with our "gif" Quizlet sets. So many great sets for study. 

Words is probably the most popular lesson about collocations and its an amazing video!  See the lesson materials and video HERE. A MUST resource. Also see the ppt there all about collocations.

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Here is a handy few exercises to practice collocations related to money. 


Free.  Lots of related collocations.  Go here for a presentation. 

See the attached Worksheet and ppt to present all the ways "free" can be used in speech. 


Here are some nice lists of all the major and main collocations. Students can write some practice sentences under each chart or use in class for speaking and making sentences. 


Here are some more worksheets for all the main verbs that form common collocations.  Do, Make, Get, Set, Put, Take ....



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