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Translation Card Game

By Derivative work: RodelarOriginal: User: André Costa (WMSE) – Own work based on: Translation – A till Å-colours.svg, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=55643225 English has borrowed 60% of its vocabulary from French over the centuries. Some words have entered English almost unchanged. Some loanwords are unrecognizable. Some words look the same in both languages but are used in

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Stickers for teachers

You can design your own custom stickers and even sell them for a commission, and /or order stickers for your school that others have designed and have them delivered.    Please follow and like us:

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Free Go Fish Card Game

Free-go-fish-card-gameDownload Practice yes-no questions with this great card game.   Play this card game in groups of three or four. Shuffle and deal six cards each. Players take turns asking “Do you have any _____?” to complete books of the same rank. The player with the most books at the end of the game is the

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Download Postcards for Pen Pals

     Download VWT-postcardsDownload Writing to your pen pal is a pedagogically sound way to practice English with students. You can use the Virtual Writing Tutor’s online pen pal exchange system, or if you prefer, download and print these VWT postcards for free. Enjoy!  Download VWT-postcardsDownload       Please follow and like us:

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A Pen Pal Exchange for Communicative Writing Practice

More on pen pals: Start a Pen Pal Exchange project for students on the Virtual Writing Tutor. For instructions on how to create a pen pal exchange for your students, check out these step-by-step pen pal exchange creation instructions for teachers.Click here for an article on pen pals that students can read to introduce them to

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Free Online Grammar Practice Activities

Here are some links to online grammar practice activities. They are organized under headings.  I have more, and I will post more links when I have time. In the meantime, share them far and wide if you find them useful.        Adjectives Comparative Adjectives — Matching ActivityComparative Adjectives — Fill in the Blanks

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How to Create a Field-Related Glossary

In your B-Block college ESL course, you are required to use English words related to your program or field-of-study in your writing and speaking. In order to do that, you must spend some time finding specialized terminology in English to assist you in explaining field related concepts to an audience of non-experts. There are few

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Storytelling at the World Bank

Many ESL teachers feel that argumentation skills are essential for academic and workplace success. Essay-writing remains at the heart of every college ESL course and Business English course. There are good reasons to question the over-emphasis on 5-paragraph essay writing and to reintroduce narrative writing into English Second Language courses. In Storytelling in Organizations, Stephen Denning

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Teaching the Social Curriculum

Schools usually have a very strict and clear academic curriculum. The social curriculum can be less clear, but it’s just as important for the development of children into healthy adults. The social curriculum relates to teaching students how to interact and empathize with others. Learning these things helps young people to build healthy relationships and

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