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It’s a bee! Let’s learn some animal words!

It’s a bee! Let’s learn some animal words! ミツバチだ!動物の単語を覚えましょう!   This week’s video teaches words for some animals that your child might see in their daily life!   今週の動画では日常生活で見かけるかもしれない動物の名前を教えます!   Classroom Tip This song goes with Happy Valley 1 Unit 8 vocabulary. Do the It’s a Chant and use this in place of the CD […]

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by Terry Phillips   Continued from Part 1   Myth 3: You only need to control for vocabulary level to make a reading text comprehensible So let’s forget adapting native speaker readers. Graded ESL/EFL readers from UK publishers are certainly strictly, almost pathologically, controlled for vocabulary. But English is a syntactic language, so unless there […]

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  What’s in My Bag?   Put the target language flashcards or student book stickers into a bag (you can also put small objects into the bag). Sing to the tune of the song “Skip to my Loo”, “Bag, bag, what’s in my bag? Bag, bag, what’s in my bag? Take a look, look and […]

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by Terry Phillips   I have been in language teaching for over forty years, working as a freelance ELT author for the last 30 years. During that time, I have written support materials for graded readers but never actually written any myself. I did not think there was a need for any more graded readers. […]

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Yes! No! Practice these basic answers with Kinka and Pinka! イエス!ノー!キンカとピンカと一緒に基本の返事を練習しましょう!     In this week’s video we use a song to practice the most basic words for answering questions, yes and no.   今週の動画では歌を使って一番簡単な返事、イエスとノーの練習をします。   Classroom Tip The Yes, No Song is great for working on answering Yes/No Questions. Use it with Unit 8 […]

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  by Terry Phillips   Presenting and practising tense grammar in context A narrative can be written in present tenses. In fact, it should be, for students when they are starting to read. We do not want a learner to have a first encounter with a verb in the simple past, since so many frequent […]

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  TPR Game   Give a series of action commands. Students do them in the order they heard them. T: Turn around, jump and run.  Get progressively more difficult, adding more and more actions to the sequence.   先生が一連のアクションを見せます。生徒はそれを聞いた順番通りに行います。 T: Turn around, jump and run. 徐々に難しく、アクションの数を増やしていきます。   Treasure Hunt   Students sit with their Student […]

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  by Terry Phillips   Developing speaking and writing Last time we talked about how narratives get students motivated and actively reading or listening. But they can also be used as a springboard for developing speaking and writing. The most obvious link to speaking practice is role play, in which students act out scenes that […]

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by Terry Phillips   Why should we use narratives with language learners? The use of continuing stories in ELT coursebooks has fallen out of fashion since I came into the business – sorry, profession – in the 1970s. This seems to me to be a great shame. Narratives are very powerful as a language learning […]

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Is it a frog? Ask and answer about animals and insects! カエルかな?動物や昆虫について質問して答えましょう!   In this week’s video, let’s look at some animals and insects your child might see when you visit the pond! Then we can use them to practice asking and answering some yes-or-no questions.   今週の動画で池に行けば会えるかもしれない動物や昆虫を見てみましょう! Yes またはNo で答える質問の練習に使えますよ。   Classroom Tip During […]

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