Yesterday (5th April, 2017) in a grade 9 class (English Plus) we had an interesting lesson with Simon Vicary, an ESL expert teacher I usually teamteach with once a week.
Students were supposed to make a quiz to their classmates and then analyse results. We managed to do this acvitity with the help of an amazing webtool: GOOGLE FORM. Have a look at this link or download it at Class Survey
With Simon’s help students started to talk about results and responses to the questions in the survey.
A useful recap has been made in a video by ENG-Vid.
Go to the LINK https://www.engvid.com/ielts-writing-numbers-and-pie-charts/
Further practice can be found various websites:
sgi – saint george international
A Word Bank before starting with MINDMEISTER . A new Mindmap.
A mind map may result very useful and effective to represent ideas, concepts, word banks after a brainstorming session – for example. It is a visual thinking tool that helps structuring information, helping you to better analyze, comprehend, synthesize, recall and generate new ideas. Today there are many online tools which may help you organise ideas grafically.
CLICK on this MINDMAP made with MINDOMO by different students collaboratively.
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A Prezi Presentation will help you manage this task in speaking or writing tests.
When we talk about what we do every day we usually use SIMPLE PRESENT TENSES. In case we talk about action happening NOW , at the time when I am speaking we use PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSES.
Let’s try to make it more simple
Activity 1. Watch this video. What’s Mr Bean Daily Routine like?
Activity 2. Now listen to an interview to a SWIMMER
You can reach the recording at British Council WEBsite
Activity 3. How about these situations?
Activity 4. A useful RECAP is available on English Grammar Online
- Click on the LINK to reach the GRAMMAR RECAP
- You may need some PRACTICE and exercises .
- Click on the LINK to reach exercise 1.
- Click on the LINK to reach exercise 2.
Do you feel more confident now when using Present or Continuous tenses?
What makes a good candidate for Cambridge English?
Watch this video from Cambridge English where three Examiners advise candidates on what to do to pass an English test.
Some tips you should keep in mind:
- Listen carefully to the task and partners
- Interact with partners and keep conversation going
- Encourage your partners with gesture, eye-contact
- Show you can extend, paraphrase what you are saying
- Do NOT get stuck ( do not DRY OUT)
- Balance fluency and accuracy
- Put into practice what you have studied and been trained to (TEST SKILLS)