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  • ESL Worksheet of the day

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    Designed as a reading and speaking activity, this worksheet serves to combine a matching task with subsequent peer discussion. Taken from online sources in abridged or changed form, the texts are deemed suitable for intermediate and advanced learners of English in particular.
  • ESL Powerpoint of the day

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    Students work in pairs telling the story from the pictures
    They can use the simple present and present progressive or the simple past and past progressive.
    They take notes and then write the story
  • ESL Teaching tip of the day

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    We have all been there!There is an awkward student who is determined to wind you up. They want an argument and you are getting angry. Or the one who says, 'I'm not doing it and you can't make me!' Don't respond! Never argue! But you can't just ignore it. Here is a good idea, which will allow you to move on with the lesson and usually closes the awkward student down. Say something like: 'Maybe'. Or 'You might have a point there,' or even 'You may well be right,' Then, move on with the lesson.

    I find that this confuses the student slightly and they shut up, as you appear to have conceded they may have a point, while you haven't conceded at all as you just move on with the lesson. So remember, next time you feel like arguing the toss, smile and say, 'Mmm, maybe...Now, let's get back to the lesson.'

    Or adopt the language of choice.... 'I'm asking you to make the right choice about this. I can't make you do it, but you know it would be the right thing for you to do.' And so on.

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