I swear, if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes, I would never have believed it existed. No, this is not a Photoshop trick. It really is the name of a candy here in Japan.
Here is an idea for an activity that can be done in an ESL class for Japanese students. (Of course, the teacher will have to understand Japanese in order to do the lesson.) Get students to translate these sentences into English. They are taken from a book about common mistakes that Japanese people make, so
http://www.yaelf.com/swot.shtml Interesting facts about the English language.
http://www.mootgame.com This is a trivia game based entirely on the origins of words in the English language. The inventor of the game also has a mailing list where he sends quizzes out on a regular basis.
When you are reading English stories to ESL children, sometimes it helps to review the words that you are going to cover ahead of time. Print out these word lists and cut them up to be used as flash cards or parts of a game. Day Becomes Night by Richard McGuire Don’t Forget the Bacon
If you print out the file that is linked below, you can use this activity to introduce Canada. (This activity was for children in Japan.) Which one is Canada’s flag? Which one is a map of Canada? Which one is Canada’s most popular sport? Which one shows what Canada looks like? Which of the following
Here are some ideas of warm up activities for ESL classes. Intensive Speaking and Listening Ask the students a series of questions based on a topic, and then get all students to listen to the answers. When all students have answered the questions, quiz the students on their comprehension and memory of the responses. English
Here are some songs that I learned when I was a kid. Thought I might share them with you… You can also download a pdf file of all of these songs. Pretty Songs Edelweiss Edelweiss, edelweiss Every morning you greet me Small and white, clean and bright You look happy to greet me Blossom of
These are good to use as a warm up activity in ESL classes. (1) If you went to bed at 8pm and set the alarm to get up at 9am how many hours sleep would this permit you to have? (2) Why can’t a man living in Kingston, Ontario be buried west of Lake Superior?
You can use these as a warm up activity in ESL classes. This is fun to play with two people. One person looks at the answer. The other person tries to guess the situation by asking yes/no questions. (1) A man is lying face down in the desert with a pack on his back. He