Skills in english

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Learn how to use articles like an expert! Definite and indefinite articles can be challenging to learn, but follow these rules and you will become a master in no time at all!
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https://www.fluentu.com/blog/educator-english/texting-lesson-plan/

5 IRL Activities for a Texting Lesson Plan

What was the last text you sent?

Chances are it contains some kind of acronym or abbreviation.

We use ones like “LOL”, “TBH” and “XO” so much that they’re creeping into our spoken vocabulary, too.

Using slang over text is so much easier than writing out full sentences. That is, except for parents who can’t quite get it right.

Online text messaging is quickly becoming one of the most popular forms of communication. Right now, 2 billion people are using it worldwide. This number is bound to include your students, but do they know how to write text messages in English?

It’s totally different from the way we write and talk IRL. If your students are English text messaging noobs, you can use lots of fun activities to teach them how it all works.

By the end of your class, they’ll be woke AF.

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In 4-6 by Makaela Anderson Doctor (8.1k)  

Storytelling

Storytelling is an excellent way to practice all four learning skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.  Review the storytelling verbs, say, tell, speak, and talk, then grab 2 or more friends and play the Circle Storytelling game.

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Cardinal, Ordinal, and Nominal Numbers Numbers are very important when speaking in English! You need numbers to talk about many things, such as age, dates, rankings, and even some names. Watch the video to learn more about cardinal, ordinal, and nominal numbers, then write a brief introduction for yourself using as many of the three kinds of numbers as you can!
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In 4-6 by Makaela Anderson Doctor (8.1k)  

An informative video about words when you talk about news:

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In 4-6 by Makaela Anderson Doctor (8.1k)  

An informative video about descriptive words:

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In 4-6 by Makaela Anderson Doctor (8.1k)  
This was a really nice one. https://esol.britishcouncil.org/content/teachers/lessons-and-activities/lesson-plans/listening-instructions
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In 7-9 by Makaela Anderson Doctor (8.1k)  

Critical Thinking Exercise - Mass Media

Directions:

Go to the BBC homepage and browse (look around) the site's main page.  Look at the headlines and choose one article to read.  After reading, try to answer the following questions related to the article:

  1. Who is the target audience for this article?
  2. What is the goal of the article?  What idea does it give the reader?  
  3. Is the topic or main idea in the article controversial?  Why or why not?
  4. Does the author share a balanced perspective?  Why or why not?  
  5. What sources does the author use to support her or his claims in the article?  Are the sources well-known or have a good record of being accurate?
  6. Do you think there is any bias in the article?  If so, where?  If not, why?
  7. What kind of responsibilities do you think journalists have when reporting the news?  
  8. Journalism is sometimes called the "Fourth Estate of Democracy", meaning it is an essential part of a democratic government.  Do you agree with this opinion?  Why or why not?
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In 7-9 by Makaela Anderson Doctor (8.1k)  

Directions:

Go to the CNN YouTube Channel and watch three videos.  Write a 10-line summary, or a short report, describing what you saw.  

Questions to consider when writing:

  • Who were the subjects of the stories? (Men? Women? Children? Animals? Companies?)
  • What was/were the main idea(s) being talked about in the video? 
  • When were the stories taking place?  What day(s), month(s), or year(s)?
  • Where did the stories happen?  What country/countries?  What cities/towns/villages?
  • Why are these stories important?  Why are the ideas valuable for other people to know?
  • How do you feel after listening to the stories?
  • Are there any similarities between your life and the details described in the stories?  Are there any differences?
  • Now that you know this information, what do you think you can do with this new knowledge?
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In 7-9 by Makaela Anderson Doctor (8.1k)  
Discussing controversial, or topics that bring up strong opinions that can differ from person to person, can be intimidating because of the potential for uncomfortable conversations and potential for disagreement. One of the most important things to do in life is to converse with people who hold different views, so watch this video to learn ideas on how to have successful and effective discussions on controversial topics.
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The English language was introduced to the Americas by British colonisation, beginning in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Differences between the two include pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary (lexis), spelling, punctuation, idioms, and formatting of dates and numbers.
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In 7-9 by Makaela Anderson Doctor (8.1k)  

Fourth of July in the United States - American Independence Day

Directions:

Listen to the song, America the Beautiful by the Quad and follow along with the lyrics below.  After listening, discuss with a partner what values you heard expressed that are important to Americans.

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In 7-9 by Makaela Anderson Doctor (8.1k)  
Wh- questions Use WH- questions (who, what, when, where, why) to be an active participant in a conversation. Watch the video and then practice with a friend!
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Talking about past habits with "used to" Watch the video and write 5 sentences with "used to" about things you did in the past that you don't do now.
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In 7-9 by Makaela Anderson Doctor (8.1k)  

The best way to speak English fluently is to think in English!  Stop translating and start thinking in English with some of these good tips from Accent's Way

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In 7-9 by Makaela Anderson Doctor (8.1k)  

Imperatives

When we need to tell someone what to do, such as in instruction manuals, giving directions, and when learning lessons at school, we use verbs in the imperative form.  In other words, imperatives are commands.

For example:

Fold the paper. 

Turn left at the corner.

Shut the door please. 

Watch the video to learn more about imperatives, and then play the popular American game, Simon Says.

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Analysis and critical thinking skills are key for independent thinking. Actively consider how you analyze what you read, watch, and listen to on a daily basis and watch the video with a few examples in mind. How can you improve your critical thinking skills?
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In 10-12 by Makaela Anderson Doctor (8.1k)  
What is a debate? What does it look like? Watch the video below to learn the basics!
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In 10-12 by Makaela Anderson Doctor (8.1k)  

The word "poetry" is from the Greek term poiesis, which means "making." Poetry is one of the oldest forms of communication, dating back to prehistoric times with hunting poetry in Africa and ancient Egypt.Tips and tricks to understanding poetry.
After watching the video, try the strategies on one of the many Margaret Atwood poems.

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In 10-12 by Makaela Anderson Doctor (8.1k)  
Oral presentation skills are key for students and professionals alike. Once you have your topic in mind, watch this video and structure your presentation in a successful and effective manner!
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In 10-12 by Makaela Anderson Doctor (8.1k)  
Not sure how to write a report on a specific subject? Check out this video for the basics!
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In 10-12 by Makaela Anderson Doctor (8.1k)  
Vocal variety is an important part of being understood, especially on camera. Check out this SUPER short video about creating excellent vocal variety for the best communication both in person and virtually.
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In 10-12 by Makaela Anderson Doctor (8.1k)  

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