Monday, September 29, 2014

ESL Video: How to Sleep Better

Here is another ESL video for upper int/advanced level classes:

http://roadtogrammar.com/videoesl/video_5_bettersleep/

It's a list of tips for getting a good night's sleep.



This would be great to project on the board as a class activity (I do this all the time with my classes). There is an intro, a video, vocab, a quiz, a discussion and some learning points.

The page works on mobile devices.

Friday, September 26, 2014

ESL Video: Meet the Freegans

Number four in our series of ESL videos for upper int/advanced level classes:

http://www.roadtogrammar.com/videoesl/video_4_thefreegans/

This video talks about 'freegans', who live off the food discarded by supermarkets




This would be great to project on the board as a class activity (I do this all the time with my classes). There is an intro, a video, vocab, a quiz, a discussion and some learning points.

The page works on mobile devices.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

ESL Video: Too Much Stuff!

Here is another ESL video for upper int/advanced level classes:

http://roadtogrammar.com/videoesl/video_3_lessstuff/

It's Graham Hill's fascinating TED Talk on living without many possessions




This would be great to project on the board as a class activity (I do this all the time with my classes). There is an intro, a video, vocab, a quiz, a discussion and some learning points.

The page works on mobile devices.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

ESL Video: Is Coffee Harmful

The second in the series of ESL video practice pages:

Is coffee harmful?

http://roadtogrammar.com/videoesl/video_2_iscoffeehealthy/


ESL Video Lesson: Try Something New

Here is the first in a series of ESL videos for upper int/advanced level classes:

http://roadtogrammar.com/videoesl/video_1_trysomethingnew/

It's Matt Cutts' inspirational TED Talk on taking up 30-day challenges.



This would be great to project on the board as a class activity (I do this all the time with my classes). There is an intro, a video, vocab, a quiz, a discussion and some learning points.

The page works on mobile devices.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Site Improvements

I've made some improvements to the Road To Grammar main site:

1 Notes and PDFs can be accessed directly from the main page

2 Quizzes are slightly bigger when viewed on a desktop or laptop (good for smartboards, too).

3 Quizzes have an infobar so you can see the title of the quiz

4 A few simple cosmetic changes

* The site works on mobile devices
* Ads are kept to a minimum


Screenshots:




Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Three Confusing Negative Words

Priceless

From looking at the word itself, you might think that priceless means FREE.

In fact it means exactly the opposite. If something is priceless, it is so valuable that you cannot attach a price to it.

The museum has a collection of priceless Ming Dynasty vases.


Infamous

Does infamous mean not famous?

No, infamous means famous for something terrible! The word notorious has the same meaning.

The infamous bandit Lucky Luke has struck again!


Invaluable

Not valuable?

No,  if something is invaluable, it is extremely useful.

Maria gave me some invaluable advice before I opened my new cafe.