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by Celeste
Wed Feb 04, 2004 7:56 am
Forum: Literature
Topic: Shakespeare
Replies: 4
Views: 4055

Do you mean that you want your students to perform it on stage?

I have a degree in theatre, and I have produced and stage managed many plays.

Let me know what you have in mind and I can give you some tips.
by Celeste
Wed Feb 04, 2004 7:46 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: ACTIVITIES FOR FIRST CERTIFICATE
Replies: 4
Views: 1364

Try advanced communication games by Jill Hadfield. The activities in this book will be appropriate for your FCE students. I also like using Discussions A to Z, intermediate level with FCE students
by Celeste
Mon Feb 02, 2004 12:21 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Present Perfect x Simple Past
Replies: 20
Views: 5238

I am from Canada, and "in the past year" is different from "last year" for me.

in the past year- in the 12 months prior to today

last year- the last calendar year ie. 2003
by Celeste
Mon Feb 02, 2004 12:15 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: ESL/daycare
Replies: 2
Views: 1049

www.genkienglish.com http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Home.html http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/index.htm http://www.billybear4kids.com/index.html http://www.eslkidstuff.com/index.htm http://www.ecewebguide.com/ These are a few that I use for slightly older children, but I think that some of the ma...
by Celeste
Wed Dec 10, 2003 7:15 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: OR approaches AND
Replies: 7
Views: 2070

Would you like coffee or tea?

Yes.

:lol: (well I think it's very funny)
by Celeste
Sun Sep 21, 2003 9:52 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: receipt or reception?
Replies: 17
Views: 24840

Receipt is for things;reception is for people.
by Celeste
Sat Sep 20, 2003 3:39 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Teaching grammar with texts
Replies: 8
Views: 3673

A series of books that teaches grammar by first presenting the structure in a text and then working through exercises to learn the rules is called "focus on grammar" by Fuchs and Bonner.
by Celeste
Sat Sep 20, 2003 3:30 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Help a thick English Teacher
Replies: 12
Views: 4208

You are indeed looking for homonyms (homo=same nym=name). homonym n : two words are homonyms if they are pronounced or spelled the same way but have different meanings Source: WordNet ® 1.6, © 1997 Princeton University Axes can be the plural of axe or the plural of axis . If it is the plural of axis...
by Celeste
Sat Sep 20, 2003 3:21 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: to be or not to be
Replies: 1
Views: 1668

First of all, it is important that you pick the right play. A midsummer nights dream or The tempest are good for this age group. (Hamlet is very heavy for one's first introduction to Shakespeare.) Find a good film version of the play for the students to watch as you read each scene. These plays were...
by Celeste
Thu Sep 18, 2003 6:34 am
Forum: Elementary Education
Topic: Elementary teacher in China
Replies: 3
Views: 2128

Check out www.genkienglish.com for some curriculum ideas - this site has some free downloads of songs and lots of free game ideas and flashcards to print out. www.bogglesworld.com also has a lot of good worksheets and flashcards that you could base some lessons around.
by Celeste
Wed Sep 10, 2003 8:01 am
Forum: Computer Assisted Language Learning
Topic: The use of online fiction or e-literature in EFL / ESL
Replies: 1
Views: 1418

I will describe my situation and experiences to you, and if you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with me through pm or e-mail. When I was teaching for an ESL school in Vancouver, Canada, I did teach some advanced classes who needed real world texts and I often went to the internet as my...
by Celeste
Wed Sep 10, 2003 6:50 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: phrasal verbs vs. two-word verbs
Replies: 18
Views: 7063

ONe of the grammar books I used to teach from made a distinction between phrasal verbs and verbs that were often collocated with a preposition. I think it may have been Focus on Grammar, but I can't remeber. Anyhow, it made the distinction that a phrasal verb would have a different meaning than the ...
by Celeste
Wed Sep 10, 2003 6:40 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Is it ok to say "The boss is me!!" (=I am the boss
Replies: 26
Views: 2559

"The boss is me." sounds odd. I would only use "I am the boss."
by Celeste
Fri Aug 01, 2003 7:18 am
Forum: Elementary Education
Topic: How to become a teacher???
Replies: 5
Views: 4633

Stephanie- There are many institutions that do distance ed- try phoenix university online. They may have some courses that suit your needs. As far as I know, it is impossible to attain a true public school teaching certificate without doing a practicum. You should pose this question on one of the me...
by Celeste
Fri Aug 01, 2003 7:11 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: phrasal verb ideas?
Replies: 3
Views: 3500

If you can use a computer lab with your students then you might have them try out the phrasal verb quizzes on www.eslpartyland.com