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by emile
Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:14 am
Forum: Material Writing
Topic: Ideas needed for groupwork resource book
Replies: 2
Views: 4329

...and I just noticed your email address. awesome!
by emile
Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:13 am
Forum: Material Writing
Topic: Ideas needed for groupwork resource book
Replies: 2
Views: 4329

Hi. I don't really like to use an activity or method to group them. I prefer to select the groups myself and I often take the time to plan this out before the class. I don't want one student to dominate the group, and I don't want to have 'alpha males' together. I want the students to feel comfortab...
by emile
Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:15 am
Forum: Material Writing
Topic: how many ways we can use in class to teach writing? Urgent
Replies: 7
Views: 8183

I like to get them to write in class, so I can help them as they go along. They should always do a second draft, and they should write on the PC rather than paper. They should always read their writing out to the class or in small groups. I find that when they know they are going to share it with th...
by emile
Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:09 am
Forum: Business English
Topic: be dealt with on his own term
Replies: 2
Views: 2615

You got it just about right.

Terms means conditions, so it means he will only deal with people if he can set the conditions (details in a contract, price, venue or so on).
by emile
Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:00 am
Forum: Material Writing
Topic: Collecting humorous stories
Replies: 6
Views: 8171

"It's terrible to meet you"

-That wasn't in class, I heard this in real life!

"We can help you to distress your employees"

-From a brochure, the company was offering relaxation classes

"May I sh*t here?"

-pronunciation!






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by emile
Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:48 am
Forum: Business English
Topic: He a big fool!
Replies: 3
Views: 1915

"He a big fool" You will hear sentences like this spoken in the black community in America. Some people call this way of speaking 'Ebonics' and are trying to push for it to be recognised as a legitimate dialect of English. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebonics One aspect of ebonics is to leave out th...
by emile
Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:54 am
Forum: Material Writing
Topic: Creating Worksheets?
Replies: 2
Views: 5730

I don't have a particular format, but here's a useful site for photos to use in your worksheets. It downloads them to clipart in microsoft word:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/clipa ... aspx?cag=1









my site: www.roadtogrammar.com
by emile
Mon Jan 29, 2007 12:32 am
Forum: Material Writing
Topic: materials exchange on the Web?
Replies: 5
Views: 3941

There's esnips at www.esnips.com, it's not specifically for teachers, but you'll find some ESL materials there.






my site: www.roadtogrammar.com
by emile
Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:43 am
Forum: Business English
Topic: Teaching powerpoint presentation
Replies: 7
Views: 4834

In my experience, they need to do at least five practice presentations before they look polished. These practice presentations could include fun ones like Show n Tell (yes, it is suitable for adults, too), and the 'table thumping' presentation, where they have to thump the table when they talk (to s...
by emile
Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:18 am
Forum: Material Writing
Topic: please answer my question
Replies: 4
Views: 6117

I would personally say that there are many more elements to good English. Pronunciation, appropriateness of language and courtesy are some of them. I have come across learners who have good vocab and grammar but don't sound natural. Hence the ability to think in English without translating is import...
by emile
Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:34 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Is the present perfect being shown the door?
Replies: 19
Views: 2860

My two cents... It seems like Americans are tending towards the simple past more and more. HOWEVER, there is also a strong tendency for British English to be influenced more and more by American English. So directly or indirectly, it is on its way out in both dialects of English. <sob> I'll mis it s...
by emile
Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:28 am
Forum: Business English
Topic: Who listens to what music?
Replies: 2
Views: 1390

It's amazing what comes up on the Business English forum.

Anyway, I like roots and dub reggae and I can't stand Paris Hilton.









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by emile
Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:26 am
Forum: Business English
Topic: Please gimme advice
Replies: 2
Views: 1459

by emile
Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:54 am
Forum: Material Writing
Topic: Teaching without a coursebook
Replies: 8
Views: 7258

At the risk of sounding cheesy, the Internet is the best 'courseboo' or source of materials. And plenty of audio materials now with the advent of podcasting, youtube etc




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by emile
Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:45 am
Forum: Business English
Topic: Great article to exploit
Replies: 1
Views: 1936

This article should get them 'on-message'.

I've been working with NLP people recentlyand they're the absolute worst. I don't think even they know what they're on about.

Also, look into Shirley Taylor's books for more on the topic of plain language.






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