Saturday, November 10, 2018

Common Mistakes in ESL: SAID

One of the most common mistakes that I have heard over the years as an ESL teacher, is the mispronunciation of said.

I suppose it would be logical for the word to be pronounced as 'say-ed', but unfortunately, English is not always a logical language. The correct pronunciation is as follows:

/sɛd/

I know not everyone reads phonetics - basically, it rhymes with the word bed. If you're still not sure about it, you can listen here: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/said

However, I have to admit that I have occasionally heard native speakers pronounce it incorrectly. I suspect that this is due to some regional dialects.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Two New Mini-units for Beginners

There are two new short units on Roadtogrammar.com for beginners (A1 level).

The first one is Clothes and contains six short activities. You can find it here:

http://www.roadtogrammar.com/units/clothes/

The first one is At the Beach and also contains six short activities. You can find it here:

http://www.roadtogrammar.com/units/atthebeach/



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Saturday, October 06, 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Idiom: None of Your Business!

People say, "It's none of your business," when they do not want you involved in their personal issues. It's an idiom people may use when angry!


Thursday, September 13, 2018

Word Molecules Game

Here is a new game for English learners and word game fans.

The aim of Word Molecules is to solve a clue and find a word. To find the word, you need to click on connecting 'molecules'.

Most of the words are taken from an A2 word list, so it should be suitable for A1-low B1 level learners.

It also plays nicely on a smartphone.

Try it here:

http://roadtogrammar.com/wordmolecules/



Convos

Convos is a new activity on RoadToGrammar.com.

You can choose from 30 short conversations. In each one, you need to choose the correct response to reach the end of the conversation.

Teachers: This is a great activity for learners of A1-A2 level, especially if they do not get much chance to practise speaking. It works great on a smartboard and it will also work well on your students' phones.

URL: http://roadtogrammar.com/convos/



Friday, August 24, 2018

Series of Activities to Practise Verbs

Here is a series of activities to practise verb forms:

http://roadtogrammar.com/vforms/

These activities replace the earlier Flash version and feature: 4 flashcard activities, 4 'type-the-answer' activities, 1 MCQ activity and a reference chart. 

The activities are formatted for use on any device including smartboards and smartphones.









Sunday, August 12, 2018

ESL Vocabulary: Speechless

There are many words in English that end in -less, such as careless, hopeless, clueless, homeless, tasteless, useless, fearless and this one:

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

English Vocabulary Quiz: Religious Words

Here is a vocabulary quiz on religious words. It should be suitable for A2-B1 level learners.

There are 20 questions and some "Did you know...?" sections.


http://www.roadtogrammar.com/religiouswords/




Sunday, August 05, 2018

Vocab: Heatwave

Do you know this word? Many parts of the world are currently experiencing a heatwave. It's best to stay indoors and cool off.


Thursday, August 02, 2018

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

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Common Mistakes in ESL: SAID

One of the most common mistakes that I have heard over the years as an ESL teacher, is the mispronunciation of said . I suppose it would b...