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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

ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

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Top 5 Game

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Hi David Maybe its obvious to some but I'm not sure how to play and I also want to create a top 5 game as well. What is the point of it. There are always 5 answers. Do the students guess according to…Continue

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Use of L1 in the ESL classroom

Started by Evanthia Pogiatzi in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 10, 2017. 4 Replies

Hi people, i'm doing a research on whether is good for English language teachers to use the L1 of the students or the target language (English) when teaching in the classroom. So i would really…Continue

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Here are some materials that might help you teach the Olympics. Keep coming back in the next few weeks, lots more will arrive!

See great Olympic moments / videos and more resources  on our Olympic Page  or on our Video page and of course view ,Larry Ferlazzo's recommended list.

Here's our Winter OLYMPIC page! 

See the Olympic Project below. A teacher and student favorite.

Also try these books on Gif Lingua. Students can study the vocabulary, teachers register and download the books as ppts or epubs. 

Get the Olympic BAAM game here!

Also use these two presentations for playing games / instruction and projects.

Olympic Sports
Olympic Heroes Blank / Answers

More resources saved HERE.

Let the games begin! See my previous Blog posts on the Summer Olympics: Part 1 and Part 2

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3 short ppts about the Olympic Games. 


This is a very inspiring and poetic promo video for Rio.  One of 4 promo videos. the others are Respect, Breath and Counting Stars. View here.

Use with students 2 ways or both ways!  

1.  As a listening cloze. Play the video and students fold the sheet and fill in the blanks. Play as many times as necessary.  

2. As a rewrite exercise.  Student listen to the original with the handout.  Then ask students to write their own version in the blanks, use their own words. Students can present and read out their narration in class with the video sound off. 


Eddie the Eagle is a stellar movie!  Worth showing in class but if you can't, think of just using the movie trailerand materials here. 

Here's a possible way to use the resources.

1. Ask students what event at the Olympics they'd like to do.  Ask what they know about ski jumping.

2. Play the subtitled version of the trailer. Let students enjoy it. Ask them to try to remember the story of Eddie The Eagle.

3. Show the ppt and ask students to make sentences for each picture in the story. Then show the example sentence and continue to retell the story.

4. Give students in pairs or groups the story cards.   1a - ask to cut up and put them in order  2b - ask to retell the story with each other.  Or play fish with each student putting down a card and telling the story when they have a card which is the right order.

5. Students can read the book and do the quiz on Gif Lingua. Click study to study the Quizlet set and games.

6. Extra. Use these vocabulary cards for a matching game. Or take the test. 


Here are the flashcards and test for this movie / film lesson!


How do you use these files? They talk about Chinese Olympics which Chinese students already know about.


You'll have to be more concise. Which files do you refer to? The movie trailer?

Of course, if students already know the information, you might choose not to use the materials. 

This is a really nice time lapse video of the city - Rio de Janiero.  Great to show students and discuss the host Olympic city. 

Here is a nice quiz and set of flashcards about the Winter Olympics. 

Scroll through all the pages in this Olympic category for loads more resources on the Winter Olympics!

Students can see this presentation about the names of all the Olympic sports. Can they name them. Also study these flashcards and quizzes on the names of the sports. 


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