Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Present Perfect Tense

Road to Grammar's unit on the Present Perfect Tense has been reworked in HTML5 so that it will work on any size screen, including smartphones.

The unit can be accessed at: http://roadtogrammar.com/presperfect/

The unit features:


  • over ten pages of notes
  • ten exercises with plenty of questions and immediate feedback
  • a mobile-friendly layout
  • simple navigation system
  • a smartboard-friendly layout - teachers can use it in a class with a smartboard or projector

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Critical Thinking Activity

whaddayaknowabout.com has an activity which would be useful in a critical thinking skills class. You identify premises and the conclusion by dragging and dropping them into place. Works on mobile.

URL: http://whaddayaknowabout.com/criticalthinking/premiseandconclusion/

Monday, July 07, 2014

Updates

The notes on the usage of CAN/COULD and WOULD have been updated:

roadtogrammar.com/notes/?REF=25
roadtogrammar.com/notes/?REF=255

Friday, June 27, 2014

Free ESL Class Unit: Health

I have just completed the second in a series of ESL units; this one is on the topic of Health.

The unit has eight activities, including discussion, vocabulary, reading, listening, grammar and writing. It would cover over three hours of class time.

The materials can easily be projected onto a classroom board or downloaded as a pdf. Teachers are free to copy and distribute the materials as they wish. It can also be viewed on a phone or tablet.

The audio clip for the listening can be played directly from the web page. Exercises have an 
'answer' button which will reveal the correct responses.

The unit can be found at the link below:

www.roadtogrammar.com/units/health




Thursday, June 26, 2014

ESL Trivia Game for classroom use

I have taken the question bank from the game Fluent (roadtogrammar.com/fluent) and put them in a format where they can be projected easily in a classroom.

It's simple to use: just go to roadtogrammar.com/trivia and click or tap away. There's a section at the bottom of the page where you can enter team names and track the scores.

It works on mobile, too, so you could have students test each other using their phones.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Discussion Topics and Worksheets

The site whaddayaknowabout.com has some interesting worksheets entitled 'Topics for Big Thinkers'. They are aimed at high school/college classes, but could be good for advanced ESL classes as well.

The current topics are: subcultures, conspiracy theories and left/right wing politics

The URL is: whaddayaknowabout.com/bigthinkers