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by Brian
Fri Nov 03, 2006 6:38 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Better ways of teaching grammar
Replies: 3
Views: 1043

Hi Effie

Try Grammarman comic...

http://www.grammarmancomic.com

The site also has lots of quizzes, reading games, puzzles, jokes etc

Hope you like it

Brian
by Brian
Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:36 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: stories for little children
Replies: 1
Views: 836

Hi Anna, How about 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'? 'The Gingerbread Man'? 'The three little pigs'? 'Goldilocks'? How about the song 'There was an old woman who swallowed a fly'? There's also a lovely story about a little boy who sets out one day, looking for a red house with no doors, no windows and ...
by Brian
Fri Oct 06, 2006 5:35 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: songs in the adolescent esl classroom
Replies: 2
Views: 1420

Hi Jen

Any songs that are slowish, with a clear voice should do.

James Blunt, Dido, Robbie Williams, Westlife, Atomic Kitten

Brian


comics for your students: http://www.grammarmancomic.com



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by Brian
Mon Oct 02, 2006 3:51 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: 10 new comics for your students
Replies: 0
Views: 668

10 new comics for your students

Hi all, I've just put ten new comics on my website. They were all made by teenaged students in Thailand. The link is: http://www.grammarmancomic.com If you take your students to a CALL room to read them, could you please encourage them to leave a feedback comment? (there's a feedback box at the bott...
by Brian
Mon Oct 02, 2006 3:36 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: The coolest English words!
Replies: 9
Views: 2131

I quite like 'nodule'. Also 'gusto'.

There are loads of words I like, but not many are springing to mind...

ummm .... hullabaloo

skullduggery

chuckle

knackered



Brian

Grammar comics for students ... http://www.grammarmancomic.com
by Brian
Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:57 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Please give me your feedback
Replies: 0
Views: 467

Please give me your feedback

Can you help? I’ve just added a ‘comments’ function to the student comics on my site: http://www.grammarmancomic.com/sscom.html I’d love it if I could go into work this weekend and show my teens their comics with feedback added at the bottom (they worked so hard on them). If you have the time to tak...
by Brian
Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:50 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: List of Good Songs to use for Learning English
Replies: 3
Views: 1444

I've successfully used: Only You - the flying pickets (beginner/elementary) Angels - Robbie Williams (pre-intermediate +) Downtown - Petual Clarke (elementary +) Yesterday - The Beatles (beginner) Skater Boy - Avril Lavigne (intermediate +) Soak Up The Sun - Sheryll Crow (pre-intermediate) Season in...
by Brian
Thu Aug 17, 2006 4:07 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Possessive Determiners
Replies: 6
Views: 1122

A simple activity is to get a colourful cloth bag or box and make a pantomime of tiptoeing around the class 'stealing' items as you go: students' pens, pencils, erasers, notebooks etc. Then you can go to the front of the class and take the items out one at a time. Ask "Whose (pencil sharpener) is th...
by Brian
Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:58 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: ways of making my teaching more interesting
Replies: 6
Views: 1402

Hi Littleflower I thought of something else - something you can do to help yourself right away. If your schedule allows you some free time, observe one of your colleagues teaching. Find out what works or doesn't work for them. When I first started teaching, I found that observing other teachers was ...
by Brian
Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:37 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: ways of making my teaching more interesting
Replies: 6
Views: 1402

Hi Littleflower Lots of things can make the lesson more fun. Things like games, songs, quizzes, puzzles, projects where students make something fun ... although a lot of it can also depend on the teacher's personality. I find that my students' mood and amount of effort they put into work changes dep...
by Brian
Thu Aug 03, 2006 8:05 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Comics made by students
Replies: 1
Views: 1031

Comics made by students

Dear Teachers I've just added 10 comics by students to my site, right here: http://www.grammarmancomic.com/sscom.html If you have access to a computer room, why not give your students half an hour to read some of them ... maybe they'll be inspired to produce some of their own. Brian ps - the comics ...
by Brian
Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:07 pm
Forum: Computer Assisted Language Learning
Topic: using wbquests
Replies: 6
Views: 3024

Hi Renata Not long ago, I added a webquest to my site. It's a project where your class research, then create comic books. Here's the link: http://www.grammarmancomic.com/wquestmenu.html I checked all the links recently, and they all work. The webquest also has teachers' notes for you to download and...
by Brian
Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: no respect
Replies: 5
Views: 1885

Why don't you set periodic tests on the work covered.

Perhaps one test every few weeks. They don't have to be major serious tests, but you could let the students know that they're coming and let them know that you're keeping a record of their scores.

Brian
by Brian
Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:01 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Evening the playing field
Replies: 2
Views: 685

Some great ideas there - thanks. It must have taken you ages to cut out and laminate (and cut out again) all of those coins!! A slightly quicker alternative I used once, was postage stamps. I'm from the UK. I asked my father to send me 5 pounds worth of postage stamps in small(ish) denominations. Yo...
by Brian
Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:19 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Mysterious message...
Replies: 0
Views: 602

Mysterious message...

Teachers

For students who love to solve puzzles, try them with this mysterious message...

http://www.grammarmancomic.com/mystery.html

...a prize for the first 10 correct answers. It could be a homework challenge, a warmer or a filler.

Brian