Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Lesson Library

The ESL Lesson Library is a new resource on Road to Grammar.

It features 10 mini-units for ESL learners at B1-B2 level.

Each lesson features vocabulary, listening, grammar and conversational scenarios. It should take a learner 15-20 minutes to complete.

Each of the ten lessons is free and works on any phone or laptop. Teachers might consider using them with their smartboard or assigning them for homework.

The lesson library can be found at this URL:


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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Friday, June 26, 2020

Microlessons: FACE Phrases and Idioms

This week's microlesson features the following phrases and idioms with the word FACE:

1 a long face
2 face-to-face
3 face off
4 face the music
5 face the facts
6 face up to
7 two-faced
8 put on a brave face

Click the link to see the microlesson:


http://www.roadtogrammar.com/microlessons/?&1&acl

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Sunday, June 14, 2020

Business English Unit 4: Getting Ahead

Here is the fourth in the new series of business English units. This unit is entitled Getting Ahead and looks at challenges faced by ambitious employees.



This unit features:

- Reading
- Listening
- Vocabulary
- Grammar
- Discussion
- Writing

There are both self-study and class study materials.

It works well in class with a smartboard. Alternatively, all materials can be accessed on a smartphone.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

New Vocabulary Activity: Describing People

Here is a new vocabulary activity on RoadToGrammar.com. It features 100 words for describing people. Most words are adjectives, such as scruffy, pious or sincere, but some words are nouns, such as geek, loner and troll.

This activity is best suited to learners are B1-B2 level and you can access it with the following link:


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Friday, May 01, 2020

Microlesson: You Drive Me...

This week's microlesson shows several variations of the idiom, "you drive me crazy".

Click the link to see the microlesson:


http://www.roadtogrammar.com/microlessons/?&1&acd


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Friday, April 17, 2020

Microlesson: Flight Attendants and Stewardesses

This week's microlesson shows how language can change over time, using the phrase flight attendant as an example.

Click the link to see the microlesson:

http://www.roadtogrammar.com/microlessons/?&1&acb

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Friday, April 10, 2020

Microlessons: Semicolons

This week's microlesson is on the use of semicolons. This is very useful information for ESL learners who do a lot of writing.

Link:

http://www.roadtogrammar.com/microlessons/index.html?&1&aca

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Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Parallel Sentences

As your writing improves and you start creating longer sentences, the topic of parallelism becomes important. It means ensuring that all the elements of your sentence co-ordinate with each other.

This is a topic suitable for learners at high B2 level and upwards.

Road to Grammar features a hub on this topic with notes and two activities, all in a business context. Click the link below to start:


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Friday, April 03, 2020

Microlesson: Words Ending in Away

This week's microlesson covers a list of words that end in -AWAY.

These words are:


  • castaway
  • stowaway
  • runaway
  • faraway
  • giveaway
  • takeaway
  • throwaway
View the microlesson here:



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Friday, March 27, 2020

Microlesson: Through, Thorough, Though

This week's microlesson covers a list of words that my students always get confused about.

These words are:

  • thorough
  • thoroughly
  • through
  • throughout
  • although
  • though
  • thought
  • tough
It's no wonder students get confused - they all look kind of the same, don't they?

View the microlesson here:


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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Business English Unit 3: Human Resources

Here is the third in the new series of business English units. Rather than an entirely new unit, this is an old unit, updated and reformatted:



This unit features:

- Reading
- Listening
- Vocabulary
- Grammar
- Discussion
- Writing

There are both self-study and class study materials.

It works well in class with a smartboard. Alternatively, all materials can be accessed on a smartphone.

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Microlesson: Keep Clean, Keep Healthy

This week's microlesson is "Keep Clean, Keep Healthy".

Teachers, show this to your students before a class on a similar topic!

URL:  http://www.roadtogrammar.com/microlessons/index.html?&1&abx

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

New Business English Unit: Making Investments

Here is a new business English unit: Making Investments. It's the second in a new series.



This unit features:

- Reading
- Listening
- Vocabulary
- Conversation
- Writing

There are both self-study and class study materials.

It works well in class with a smartboard. 
All materials can be accessed on a smartphone.

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Friday, March 13, 2020

Microlesson: Lifestyles of the Rich

This week's microlesson is "Lifestyles of the Rich".

Teachers, show this to your students before a class on a similar topic!

URL:  http://www.roadtogrammar.com/microlessons/index.html?&1&abw

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Friday, March 06, 2020

New Business English Unit: Large and Small Companies

Here is a new business English unit: Large and Small Companies. It's the first in a new series.



This unit features:

- Reading
- Listening
- Vocabulary
- Conversation
- Writing

There are both self-study and class study materials.

It works well in class with a smartboard. 
All materials can be accessed on a smartphone.

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Friday, February 28, 2020

COVID-19 Mirolesson

This week's microlesson is on the COVID-19 virus. This would make a great lead-in for a class discussion of the virus.

You can show the microlesson on a smartboard or ask the students to access it on their smartphones.

URL: http://www.roadtogrammar.com/microlessons/index.html?&1&abu

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Health Vocab Activity

Here is a quick and easy visual vocab activity on the topic of health. It works on phones and smartboards and would make a good warm-up activity for classes. It would be suitable for A2-B1 levels.

I will add a part 2 and part 3 in time, since there is still a lot of vocab on this topic to cover.


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Friday, January 17, 2020

Present Perfect Tense Module

This week, I reposted the module on the present perfect tense with a new look, in line with the other materials on the site. This should also make it more user friendly, especially on mobile devices.

You can access these materials here:


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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Friday, January 03, 2020

Microlesson: Thinking Positively

This microlesson features seven slides of vocab plus one quiz question. The topic is suitable for business English classes or B2+ level general English.

See it here:

http://www.roadtogrammar.com/microlessons/index.html?&1&abm

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Lesson Library

The ESL Lesson Library is a new resource on Road to Grammar. It features 10 mini-units for ESL learners at B1-B2 level. Each lesson features...