Submitted by TE Editor on 12 November, 2008 - 12:55
Pre-selecting, grading and presenting business vocabulary - Is this the way forward? Traditionally curriculum developers and materials writers have assumed it would be worthwhile to make a selection out of a set of to-be-learned vocabulary items that they would then grade (which in effect means that some words would come before other words) before presenting them.
Others going by the time-honoured method of PPP (present-practice-produce) would first present the items of vocabulary that are then practised by the learners in controlled activities which would t
Submitted by TE Editor on 7 November, 2008 - 16:11
This is an activity for intermediate level and above that encourages the students to use their creativity and imagination as well as the feeling they have for the language to think up definitions for words.
It is not so important that the students learn the words as they are not commonly used, but to express themselves in a convincing way when they are explaining their definitions.
Submitted by TE Editor on 15 October, 2008 - 13:20
Goldilocks and the Three Bears is a traditional story - children have listened to this story for many years. Goldilocks is a young girl who lives in a forest. One day she goes into a house - but she doesn't know that three bears live there!
On the LearnEnglish Kids website you can find many activities about the topic of fairy tales.