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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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Throw and Flip    Place flashcards face down around the edge of the table or in a circle on floor. Have one student roll dice and count the corresponding number of flashcards around the table or circle. Flip over the card stopped at. Introduce the target language.  T: It’s a (strawberry). What is it?  S: […]

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  by Lynn Maslen Kertell   Sight words are words that appear over and over in the English language. Some of these words can be sounded out, but many cannot. When children can recognize these words immediately “on sight,” their reading speeds up and they gain fluency. This makes the entire reading experience more enjoyable […]

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Learn English by Moving Your Body! 体を動かして英語を覚えましょう!   Moving around and dancing are great ways to make studying English fun and memorable. Try it with this week’s video!   体を動かしたり踊ったりしながら英語を学ぶと、とっても楽しく記憶力もアップします。今週の動画でやってみましょう!   Classroom Tip My Body Wiggle can be use with Happy Valley Student Book 1, Unit 7. Enjoy dancing with this fun song that reviews […]

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