Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Movie Trailer ESL Grammar - Adverb Clauses of Cause and Effect: Guardians of the Galaxy

Use the worksheet to discuss Guardians of Galaxy and adverb clauses of cause and effect. Click here to download the classroom worksheet.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Free US Streaming World Cup on College and Military WiFi Networks

The World Cup is a great chance for students to practice listening to English and watching a sport they love. The fervor amongst foreign students is palpable, and ESL teachers would not be wise to ignore the possibilities that the World Cup offers for English training and practice.

Today, I was using my iPad on the university WiFi, and I was able to log in and watch ESPN's coverage of the World Cup without logging in through a cable provider. The network seems to also allow free coverage through military WiFi as well. Why not create a class activity or fun recreational activity around the game on campus? In the student lounge?  At the campus cafe?

Click  to watch the World Cup streaming coverage.

This link may work for other places as well, but I only know that it works on educational institution and military networks. It also seems that they have made available previously played games to watch.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

YouTube English Class Lesson - Noun Clauses - Sight

This is one of my favorite short films for the classroom (it does have a short curse word) in it, but this can be skipped pretty easily. I will also paste the edited version if you prefer. It's wonderful for the discussion of privacy and can be used easily to teach noun clauses. Here is the classroom download worksheet for Noun Clauses- Sight.

Remember, the download will look correct when you download it, but might look weird in Dropbox.


Click Here for Edited Version (without curse word)




 

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Movie Trailer ESL Listening - How To Train Your Dragon 2 - Modals (Can)


Use this cool clip to teach modals. Classroom worksheet for Modals of Ability - Can download here.  You can get 3 sheets out of one for discussion for class.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

YouTube English Class Lesson - Adverb Time Clauses- Take The Bus Commercial

For these Youtube English Lessons, I will include a short video and a 5-10 minute discussion prompt you can use for the ESL classroom.

Watch the video and complete the sentences below verbally or on a sheet of paper with a partner.




  1. While the penguins were waiting on the iceberg,...
  2. After the whale hit the iceberg,....
  3. When the lightning bug was alone,....
  4. When the lightning bugs worked together,...
  5. Before the anteater could eat the ant,.....
  6. After the ants worked together,....
  7. Since the crab was alone,...
  8. As soon as the seagull reached the crabs,....




Tuesday, June 10, 2014

YouTube English Class Lesson - Question Grammar - Nike Football: The Last Game

For these Youtube English Lessons, I will include a short video and a 5-10 minute discussion prompt you can use for the ESL classroom.

Students watch the video and then create 5 questions, and discuss by seeing if other students can answer them:




As you watch the video, create 5 grammatically correct questions:

1 What question 
1 Who question
1 Where question
1 Why question
1 How question

YouTube English Class Lesson - Unreal Conditionals - Past: Huvr Board

For these Youtube English Lessons, I will include a short video and a 5-10 minute discussion prompt you can use for the ESL classroom.

Watch this video and respond to the questions below using the same grammar format as the questions.This is a video for the hover board call HUVR. Do you think it's real or unreal?





  1. If the huvr board had been real, why would have happened? "If it had been real,..."
  2. If you could have bought it, how much would you have paid?  
  3. If the commercial had been lying, how would you have felt?
  4. If you had been there, would you have tried the huvr board? Why or why not?

Monday, June 9, 2014

YouTube English Class Lesson - Unreal Conditionals: One Wing Landing


For these Youtube English Lessons, I will include a short video and a 5-10 minute discussion prompt you can use for the ESL classroom.




Discussion:  Classroom Sheet for Unreal Conditionals - One Wing Landing
Come up with 3 sentences for each statement -
  1. "If I were the pilot,..."
  2. "If it were real,...
  3. "If I were able to land that plane,..."
  4. "If the plane really lost the wing,..."

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