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Started by ddeubel in Websites / links / access to new resources / communities.. Last reply by Nadeem Nawaz Jul 16. 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

Tags: collection, list, web 2.0, resources, websites

ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by Amelia Meirizka Jun 20. 73 Replies

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

Tags: children, abc, kids, phonics, reading

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

Tags: prepositions, teach, verbs, phrasal


View the full "Human Emotion" big screen presentation   Video Version

Human emotions are a universal and something that provides great context for teaching how to refer to them in English. Paul Ekman's work in this area has always fascinated me and brought out the anthropologist in me (I have an honors degree in Anthropology. and considered this as a career at one point in time. It's come in handy as a person needing to understand language).

Lately,  I've become obsessed with Gif images. I'm well along the road to producing the world's first comprehensive directory of these "ideographs" which so completely and non-verbally explain human language and experience.

Recently I posted about - a team of MIT guys I've touched base with and who have a unique project identifying the best gifs for each human emotion.  Can you guess what emotion is expressed here?


Yes, disappointment. Well, I've gone one step further, seeing I know gifs so well and mentally and physically am able to pull up the best gifs for teaching the emotions of humans. I've created 5 books on Gif Lingua detailing the human emotions. Test student knowledge of the noun and verb forms by shutting off the sound/text and going through them. Later, students can study and take the quiz, use the flashcards for each book.

Emotions 1 |  Emotions 2 | Emotions 3 | Emotions 4 | Emotions 5 

Registered teachers can download the books. A download button will appear. Just wait awhile after clicking once, takes time to compile the Gif book ppt. 

I've tried to pull out the best gifs available for each human emotion. Let me know if any aren't really and truly "the best" and could be improved or to you don't suggest archetypically the emotion. Happy to keep improving these sets! I've also created a huge slideshow of these sets on the Gif Lingua Blog. Just play and discuss with students. Will be loads of fun and interest.  Also, download this list of the emotions put into handy, teachable categories. You might have students cut them up and see if they can put them under each heading!

See attached a nice simple lesson about emotions.Here is the video for the lesson and ppt, you can download. 

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Here is a nice activity using a Venn Diagram.  Provide the diagram and get students to list emotions in the correct category.  Positive  -  Neutral or Both  -  Negative.   Provide the list of common emotions attached if you feel they can't come up with many of their own examples.

Finish by sharing and checking the answers together as a class. 


In our store we have a special product - Guess The Emotion.  6 ppts presenting all the human emotions. Students guess which emotion is being shown. 

Your purchase will help support the community and keep us chugging along ....


Here is nice activity related to emotions - Draw The Emotion! 

Also an activity + answer key.  Students read statements describing an emotion and then must label it. 


Here are a couple of videos highlighting all the emotions .....

Quick review  |  Guess The Emotion

Here is a nice set of emotion flashcards to review all the possible ways to describe emotions. 

Rules and ways to play included with the set. 


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