Posts found under: Grammar

Free PPT’s templates- revise and play

 

 

This is a very useful blog created by an english language teacher in Japan that offers a great collection of free power points, excel and word  templates .

They are useful games to learn, and play.

Here you will find ONLY the templates  and tutorials for help so that you could  use them  in a personal way .

A great and fun way to teach, of course.

And this is my contribution with the game I have created with one of the free templates from tekhnologic:  jeopardy.It revises some vocabulary and grammar: present perfect, present simple and order order of adjectives…

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ESPRESSO ENGLISH

This web page offers some sample lessons and some free downloads as you see below

DOWLOADABLE  BOOK

VIDEOS

Free Samples of Espresso English E-Books & Courses – Espresso English  

Right-click on each link and then select “Save” or “Save as…” to download it.

English Listening Course

Phrasal Verbs in Conversation Course

Business English Course

English Idioms Course

1000 Collocations in 10 Minutes a Day E-Book

600+ Confusing English Words Explained E-Book

Slang & Informal English E-Book

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Learn an idiom every day

From August 2014, it has been published an interesting collection of idiom cards created by idiom land .

For each idioms you can find:

Its usage in a movie, with the short transcrip of the dialogue

Its explanation in a card 

A funny idiom card

Of course, you can download the idiom land  application on your mobile phone or on the app store but you have to pay for it.

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Semantic Word Visually Online

Graph Words it’s an free and useful English online thesaurus that helps you find the meanings of words and show connections among associated words. You can easily see the meaning of each by simply placing the mouse cursor over it.

Nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs are grouped into sets of cognitive synonyms (synsets), each expressing a distinct concept. These meanings and semantic relationships are revealed in a graphically way

Here you have an example

HOW TO USE IT?

To search for associated words, type the word in the search box at the top of the window and press the “Draw” button. You may also press the enter key instead.  The word you searched for will appear in the center of the display, and will be surrounded with words and meanings that are related to it.
To save what is currently displayed in the Graph Words, you can press the “Save as image” button on the toolbar.

Some other features of Graph Words to find and learn meanings of words

  • 1.-Each synonym dot can be clicked to find out its meaning and related words.

  • 2.-The tool is free and doesn’t require a member account to start using it.

  • 3.-Words can be saved as an image for your future reference or for other purposes.

  • 4.-Synonims are categorized based on the definitions of the main word.

  • 5.-For words that have lots of synonyms, sometimes you cannot see its entire map. Fortunately, the map can be moved by dragging it so that you can view the hidden dots or synonyms.

  • 6.-Each dot can be moved as well.

Two more examples:

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Loyal Books (free public audiobooks)

Discover great free books  in loyal books.

A page  with a simple interface and beautiful images. Create your own library from thousands of free audiobooks and eBooks. Read reviews from other users and stream audiobooks or download to listen offline. With featured books and top charts you’ll quickly be on your way to enjoying the best free books available.

You can download either the book or the audio or both.

Remember some details of epub format:

ePub is an open format defined by the Open eBook Forum of the International Digital Publishing Forum.

ePub format is a based on XHTML, XML and CSS.

ePub files usually have .epub extension.

TO DOWNLOAD THE BOOK:

After choosing your book, go at the bottom of the loyal book page and click  on one of these formats:

TO DOWNLOAD THE AUDIO :

After choosing your book go at the bottom of the loyal page and click on  one of the audiobooks formats

ATTENTION!!!!!

Maybe you need a free ePub Readers software or application for Windows systems to read your book.

Here I leave some of them:

Azardi Desktop
http://azardi.infogridpacific.com/azardi-download.html
STDU Viewer
http://www.stdutility.com/stduviewer.html

Sony Reader
https://ebookstore.sony.com/download/

Adobe Digital Editions
http://www.adobe.com/es/products/digital-editions/download.html
Sumatra PDF

Sumatra PDF supports viewing mobi ebooks since version 2.1. Sumatra is free, open-source and supports many other formats, like PDF, mobi, XPS, DjVu, CBR, CBZ.

http://blog.kowalczyk.info/software/sumatrapdf/

FBReader

FBReader is a cross-platform, open-source eBook reader that can also read ePub files.

http://fbreader.org/

Cool Reader

Cool Reader supports ePub and a few other formats.

http://crengine.sourceforge.net/

EPUBReader FireFox extension

EPUBReaderis a FireFox web browser extension.

https://addons.mozilla.org/es/firefox/addon/epubreader/

Calibre

Calibre is an eBook library manager with built-in eBook viewer.

http://calibre-ebook.com/

MagicScroll eBook Reader for Google Chrome
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search-apps/ebook

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English grammar exercises for teachers and students

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English Grammar Online Exercises and Downloadable Worksheets is a great  website thht provides you with practice material and online grammar and vocabulary exercises for students and teachers . Exercises can be done on browser, tablets and smartphones. Downloads are available for free and are in PDF Format .

Currently there are over 100 worksheets that can be downloaded and hundreds of sentences and interactive exercises that students can do.

VERY RECOMENDABLE INDEED.

It can help you to prepare the ESL exams because you have many kind of exersices

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BUSY TEACHERS for teachers

busyteacherBusy Teacher is a a page with an increase database of more than 16,000 free printable worksheets and lesson plans for teaching English. No matter if you teach kids or adults, beginners or advanced students – BusyTeacher will save you hours in preparation time.

No registration required.

All the worksheet has been made for teachers. So you can also become a BusyTeacher contributor by submitting your own Worksheets

In their pages you can find different worksheets as I show you directly below

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HOME SCHOOL SHARE

lapbooks homeschoolshare1A great page totally recomendable: Homeschool Share (HSS) is a on-line cooperative effort of several homeschooling moms to provide free but quality literature-based unit studies and resources. Here, you can  find lots and lots of useful resources, ideas and lesson plans for different ages and levels.


Are you looking for resources in order to exploit some books or stories with your children? If so, this is the right  page. Have a look  and don’t miss it.

Personally, I love “lapbooks” ideas and how they  work. They are mainly based in different story books.

Here I leave the different sections of this wonderful page in order you can  go there directly.

LEVEL ONE For ages 2-4 it’s  a perfect introduction to literature-based unit studies .

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LEVEL TWO  For ages 4-6 These units have more structure to the lessons.

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LEVEL THREE For ages 6-8 the books are more complex than Level 2 and usually have more text.

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LEVEL FOUR For ages 7-9 the books tackle more complex lessons on topics such as geology, astronomy, etc.

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LEVEL FIVE For ages 7-12 The lessons involve more writing as well as require the student to research various topics. 

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LEVEL SIX They are designed to challenge the student to analyze, research, and think critically, while helping the student toward greater independence in their academics.

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ANIMAL STUDIES These units can be used with a variety of ages. They are not based on living books, so it is recommended if your student ares interested in.

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MULTI BOOK THEME These units revolve around one theme and are dependent on a variety of books to enhance learning.  They allow a more in-depth study of one particular topic.

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CONNECTIONS Each theme contains multiple Homeschool Share units: animals, arts, maths, geography…plus a library list of suggested go-alongs.

level connections

MULTI-AGE These units and lapbooks can be used with more than one age group (especially great if you are teaching multiple ages at once)!

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MASTER LAPBOOK LIST.- List of all the free lapbooks from schoolshare .Master lap-book list

LAPBOOK TEMPLATES .- Many interesting and  free lapbooks templates .lapbook templates

LAPBOOK  YOUTUBE VIDEOS .- Great ideas well explained in this channel .

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TITLE INDEX .- The site with the whole index .lapbook title index

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PREPARE YOUR TOEFL EXAM

Oxford preparation exam for TOEFLThe Oxford Preparation Course for the TOEFL iBT Exam gives students the key skills for success on all four sections of the exam. The course takes a communicative approach that reflects current methodologies designed to maximize language acquisition. The dynamic, relevant topics will appeal to students,offering an opportunity to engage in meaningful research and thought-provoking discussions.

 You can download it 

Key features:  

Step-by-step instructions and summary charts clearly outline the best approach to each type of question

Exam-specific skills including note-taking, speed reading, paraphrasing, and summarizing are reinforced throughout the text

Exam tips assist in ensuring students attain the highest possible TOEFL score

Students are given ample opportunities to sharpen their skills by completing practice exercises and three complete practice tests

Includes contextualized skills instruction that is essential for success at colleges and universities

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ISL Collective

 Internet SecoISL COllective2nd Language Collective is  an international community of half a million ESL/EFL language teachers sharing self-made language teaching materials.

Enjoy their free teaching resources whether you’re teaching English as a second language (TESL) or foreign language (TEFL) in a school or via one-on-one tutoring.  You will find printables, projectables and teaching tips of any level  or material for your classes.

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You can also  consider sharing the printable worksheets (doc/docx) and powerpoints (ppt, pptx) you created or type in ” teaching tips and ideas(“UPLOAD” menu) for others to benefit from.

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ATTENTION!! To download the materiaISL Collective4ls you have to log in but it is very easy and it’s free!!!!

If you are using iSLCollective for the first time, you can sign up right here with your email or using your Facebook or Google account. If you sign up using your email, make sure to drag the blue box to the right before you click on the Sign up button to show that you’re not a spam robot.

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