Here is a set of eight words used to describe smart and stupid people. The eight words are: intellectual, moron, genius, numbskull, bright spark, dimwit, brilliant, simpleton If you have a smartboard, this makes a fun quickie activity to do with your students. http://www.roadtogrammar.com/microlessons/index.html?&1&abg Screenshot:
Here is a set of seven uncountable nouns that often confuse learners (because they seem like they should be countable). The seven words are: equipment, furniture, luggage, information, advice, work, homework. If you have a smartboard, this makes a great review after teaching uncountable nouns. View it here: www.roadtogrammar.com/microlessons/index.html?&1&abf Screenshot:
Here are some
more resources for Business English teachers.
following page provides 32 topics that you can use for mock meetings. Each
topic is realistic, but generic enough that the students need to technical
knowledge to discuss them. The content is formatted so that it’s perfect for
smartboards but can also be viewed on the students’ phones.
This short slide presentation demonstrates that you can
break a discussion down into language functions. When a learner is confident
with each of these functions, he or she will be able to engage more confidently
in business discussions and meetings.
I've spent a bit of time this year cultivating my social media and I thought this would be a good opportunity to share some of the things I have learnt. I should stress that everything here is based on my personal experience and I'm not some kind of social media expert. But then again, who is?
For my site, roadtogrammar.com, I experimented with the following:
I was also involved to some extent with a social media campaign for the e-learning company I used to work for, so some of my experience derives from there, too.
Let me start with my most important advice: use a separate account from your personal account. And, in fact, use a separate account for each of your interests, so if you are into baking, politics and teaching, set up a Twitter account for each one. I see a lot of teachers posting about politics and it really puts people off. Similarly, people who follow you for your baking recipes aren’t interested in IELTS tips.
My personal goals for social media were threefold: 1) to gain and interact with followers, just for the fun of it 2) to share discussions with other teachers 3) to promote my website. After some experimentation, I decided on the following format, which I could use for vocabulary and grammar tips:
Here is a set of 14 vocabulary items related to the supernatural. It's designed for use with a smartboard, but students can also see it on their phones. This set is suitable for high B1s and up. URL: http://roadtogrammar.com/vocabulary/supernatural/ Sample:
Here is a new game for ESL learners, called Drop Two. This game is especially good for ELEMENTARY level learners, as all the words are quite simple. The aim of the game is to remove two letters from the row to form a word that matches the clue. For example, below we can remove the letters G and V to form BLUE. Play the game here: www.roadtogrammar.com/droptwo