This blog is aimed at professionals and learners who seek excellence and are tireless in learning more and more... Here you will find classroom management tips, teacher development issues, a myriad of class activities to enhance your lesson plan and useful vocabulary tips. Many thanks for your visit!!

domingo, 30 de setembro de 2018

Pronunciation challenge activity

Hi everyone!

Challenge your students with this pronunciation activity!

1) arrange students into groups of 3 or 4.
2) Make copies or display the image below.
3) allow students sometime to search on internet the right pronunciation of the words (3 minutes)
4) students read out loud the sentence according to their pronunciation research.

When I did this activity I could observe they were more aware of the sounds while the other groups were presenting. Also, the pronunciation of some of the words was fully internalized.

sexta-feira, 28 de setembro de 2018

Dizer tremer a perna de medo em Inglês


Have you ever felt so weak because you are way too nervous or scared?
Em português dizemos que trememos a perna de medo. 😂

segunda-feira, 24 de setembro de 2018

Hi mates,

Do you know how to say "nem que a vaca tussa em Inglês? There are 2 possible ways....

When hell freezes over.....or....
When pigs fly

For example:

Are you going to swim that early in the morning?
When hell freezes over OU
When pigs fly.

Bye for now! 😉

domingo, 23 de setembro de 2018

The Benefits of a bilingual brain

Hi fellow teachers and students,

I am really into watching TED talks as much as I can and I try to use them with my students too....it goes without saying that it is necessary to see how age and level appropriate they are.
The TED talk, I will recommend is very appropriate for all students striving in the field to speak a second language. With beginners, you may use subtitles. Cheers for all bilinguals!

sábado, 22 de setembro de 2018

Extreme Adjectives warm-up

Hi mates,

I did this simple activity which does not require much preparation except for a list of extreme adjectives and a general understanding on the subject.

Procedures: students have to talk about their weekend using extreme adjectives.
This way they can enrich their vocabulary too.

Materials you will need:
Extreme adjectives are words that give extra emphasis to the subject they describe: For example, "funny" is a normal adjective expressing that something makes us laugh, but "hilarious" is an extreme adjective which shows that something makes us laugh a lot. In other words, "hilarious" means "very funny".
In most cases, it is not necessary to use "very" with extreme adjectives e.g. "This movie's very hilarious", sounds a little strange because "hilarious" is a strong enough word that doesn't require "very" to add extra strength. Here are more examples along with their meanings.

sexta-feira, 14 de setembro de 2018

The 7 ves' of an English teacher

Hi everyone!
Today I will talk about some of the characteristics that are common to those English teachers who have a passion for what they do. Any other 've' you would like to add to my list? Feel free to post your comments.

sexta-feira, 7 de setembro de 2018

Grouping students!!! Two thumbs up activity!

Hi everyone,
In my classes, students tend to sit always on the same seat which means they will always have the same people near them. That can ba a problem if you want to pair students up or group them because there will be always the same pairs or groups, right?
I have been posting on this blog several different ways of arranging students in pairs or groups and here goes a different one. I did this past week and students had plenty of fun....and....as for me...I managed to have different group arrangements!!!!

1) show students the short video where the man can nail several English accents. Link is below:
2) write on slips of paper: German Accent, Italian Accent, Spanish Accent and distribute among students.
3) tell them that when you say go...they should stand up and talk to people imitating that accent. Their objective is to find people with the same accent.

That's it dear ones! Fun, movement, learning, multiculturalism and interaction in a simple activity. Have a go! 😍