"English in 20 minutes a Day"
is a complete course that bases the accumulation of knowledge on ALL four
essential elements in learning a language: Listening, Speaking, Writing
and Reading. You begin with some easy steps, such as intoducing yourself or
looking for new information and you move on to actually having a vocabulary for
sustaining your point of view, which is obviously the only way to persuade
others to share it. Is easy to remember what you have learned because you learn
a little everyday by having relevant conversations.
VocabTest strengthens your spelling and helps you to memorize new vocabulary quickly and easily! It is ideal for students studying for standardized tests such as the GRE, TOEFL and SAT, and is also perfect for anyone looking to expand his or her vocabulary effectively. Latest Version: 1.7.7
Reading in 15 Minutes a Day: Junior Skills Builder LearningExpress, LLC | 2008 | ISBN: 1576856615 | 220 pages | PDF | 12 MB
This guide helps the middle school student develop critical reading skills. The material is age-appropriate, high interest, and challenging, yet reader-friendly. Students who need a speedy solution to their reading woes will benefit from the practice exercises with fun memory coaching and shortcuts. As training progresses, the lessons build off previous instruction to deepen the student's comprehension and confidence. Use this tool to strengthen basic reading skills, reading comprehension, or to prepare for standardized tests or oral reading exams.
English Teaching in the Secondary School: Linking Theory and Practice Routledge | ISBN: 0415465028 | 2009-12-14 | PDF | 288 pages | 3.79 Mb
Now in an updated third edition, English Teaching in the Secondary School is a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of teaching English. Presenting an informed view of current educational policy, the authors provide advice to help students creatively and independently interpret government initiatives and incorporate them in their teaching practice. With practical ideas for use in the classroom, extensive discussion of theory and opportunities for reflection and critical thought, the authors guide students through the whole process of English teaching in the secondary school.
"First Language Use in Second and Foreign Language Learning" Multilingual Matters | 2009 | ISBN: 184769196X | 208 pages | PDF | 1,1 MB
This book focuses on the use of the first language in communicative or immersion-type classrooms. Through the intersection of theory, practice, curriculum and policy, the volume calls for a reconceptualization of code-switching as something that both proficient and aspiring bilinguals do naturally, and as a practice that is inherently linked with bilingual code-switching.
English Phrasal Verbs in Use is a comprehensive reference and practice book suitable for students from good intermediate level onwards. Over 1000 of the most useful and frequent phrasal verbs are clearly explained and practised in typical contexts. The material is designed for self-study, as well as classroom use, and has a student-friendly answer key. The book has 70 two-page units. The verbs are presented on the left-hand pageand are practised on the facing right-hand page.
The verbs are divided into units by topic, function, concept, particle and verb. The language is presented in various ways, often in tables, showing the phrasal verbs in a range of natural contexts such as everyday dialogues, e-mails, cartoons and newspaper extracts. The book includes an invaluable mini dictionary, listing each verb with an easy-to-understand definition.
Words are brought to life
with a colorful mix of photographs and illustrations in this
theme-based dictionary for young learners. The Children's Picture Dictionary
uses fun, child-centered scenes to illustrate 800 words, organized into
50 topics complete with songs and chants by Carolyn Graham.
Engaging, age-appropriate themes – from Animal Orchestra to Pirate
Ship – provide a clear context for learning new words.
This book provides a survey of current approaches to professional
development for language teachers, particularly for those new to teaching
or those who seek opportunities for in-service teacher education. A
wide variety of approaches are presented and ways of implementing them
illustrated, drawing on the authors’ experiences of developing and
conducting in-service teacher programs in many parts of the world.
Throughout the book, personal accounts by the authors and by teachers
who have experience using activities such as journal writing, peer
observation, and teaching portfolios provide compelling examples of how
and when such activities can be useful and their advantages and
This book will therefore serve as a useful source
book for teachers, teacher-educators, supervisors, teaching mentors, and
others who are interested in carrying out teacher-development
activities in their own settings.
Stories for Reading Comprehension 1 Level:
Elementary Each unit in this three-stage series contains an
illustrated reading passage, comprehension exercises, and a grammar
section. Detachable answer keys included.
Just what you were looking for-a set of books especially designed for
new teachers, pre-service educators, or anyone who is interested in
current educational theory and practice. Up-to-date, research-based
theory and practical applications make these an invaluable learning tool
as well as a perfect quick reference. Perfect for staff development
From Near and Far is a reproducible intermediate level ESL reader for
high school and adult students. From Near and Far features sixteen
original, illustrated stories set in cultural and geographical contexts
from around the world. This revised and enlarged edition of From Near
and Far builds on the very features that made students, teachers and
reviewers so enthusiastic about the first edition. It provides carefully
designed activities in purposeful, confident reading for teen-aged and
adult readers at an intermediate level. From Near and Far includes:
Full support for thoughtful and contextualized intensive reading:
jigsaw reading/discussion materials as advance organizers before each
set of four stories; extension activities and non-fiction readings to
follow up; and forty-eight attractive illustrations. Development of
inter-textual reading skills, through repeated opportunities to compare
and contrast a number of fiction and non-fiction passages on related
personal and cultural themes. Central focus on narrative, a familiar
genre through which intermediate readers can most readily approach quite
challenging tasks...leading toward additional non-fiction readings for
expanded critical skills and confidence. Wide range of integrated
activities, from vocabulary study and sentence-building all the way up
to interpretation, personal response, and out-of-class application; and
including a large number of tables, charts, puzzles and discussion
questions. Full, clear instructions on all questions and exercises, and
an extensive answer key. Informative introduction with practical advice
on how the text works, and on how to adapt the materials to the needs
of particular groups.
Hi – Lo Passages TO BUILD Comprehension – Grades 7 – 8
High-interest reading passages are written in a variety of genres,
including articles, biographies, e-mail correspondence, and how-to
guides. Companion questions for each passage focus on skills such as
inferencing, sequencing, predicting, understanding story elements, and
more. All of the highly engaging passages are written below grade level.
Structure of English provides a clear introduction to English phonetics
and phonology. Tailored to suit the needs of individual, one-term
course modules, it assumes no prior knowledge of the subject, and
presents the basic facts in a straightforward manner, making it the
ideal text for beginners. Students are guided step-by-step through the
main concepts and techniques of phonetic and phonological analysis,
aided by concise chapter summaries, suggestions for further reading and
a comprehensive glossary of all the terms introduced. Each chapter is
accompanied by an engaging set of exercises and discussion questions,
encouraging students to consolidate and develop their learning, and
providing essential self-study material. The book is accompanied by a
companion website, which helps readers to work through specified
in-chapter problems, suggests answers to end-of-chapter exercises, and
contains links to other sites of interest to those working on English
sound-structure. Providing the essential knowledge and skills for those
embarking on the study of English sounds, it is set to become the
leading introduction to the field.
This book explores the methods of vocabulary teaching by taking a look at the principles of word-formation and how they can be used to teach vocabulary of Latin and Greek origin effectively. In the book you can find the theoretical background of vocabulary acquisition, short essays on what the mental lexicon is and how to make efficient use of it in class. Included is also a list of practical activities to use in vocabulary teaching.
Guide for teachers to keep the fires of learning burning bright year after year
No matter how long they've been teaching all teachers need new ideas to keep their classrooms organized, their students engaged and motivated, and their lesson plans sharp. This second edition of the winner of the 2006 Teacher's Choice Award, offers invaluable guidance on major topics such as organization, student engagement, assessment, creating great lesson plans, teaching with technology, and classroom management and discipline.
Written by two compassionate veteran teachers
Contains more than 100 reproducible forms
Offers classroom tested organizing tips, lesson plans, and assessments
Includes suggestion for motivating students and ideas for motivating parents
This is the ultimate guide for teachers who want to maintain their passion for teaching.
Advanced Listening Comprehension is the third volume in this
groundbreaking listening and notetaking series of THOMSON.
This book is a complete listening and notetaking skills program for
advanced level students of English as second or foreign language.
Lectures and readings on topics of universal interest provide
stimulating content-based material for developing comprehension,
notetaking, and academic study skills.
Compelling cross-curricular lectures for stimulating, up-to-date
Pre- and post-listening activities.
Cambridge IELTS 7 contains four authentic IELTS papers from Cambridge
ESOL, providing excellent exam practice. The Student's Book with answers
provides students with an excellent opportunity to familiarise
themselves with IELTS and to practise examination techniques using
authentic test material prepared by Cambridge ESOL. This book contains
four complete tests for Academic candidates, plus extra Reading and
Writing modules for General Training candidates.
This work presents a new stance on the presentation of basic phonetic
skills for students of linguistics, using examples drawn from a
wide-range of languages. "Continuum Critical Introductions to
Linguistics" present core areas of linguistics from refreshing new
perspectives. This book takes a new stance phonetics and will interest
students of linguistics. Using examples drawn from a wide-range of
languages Ken Lodge introduces the key aspects of phonetics, examining
the difference between speech and writing, the physiology of speech
production, basic and detailed articulation, and acoustic phonetics.
The book contains a practical guide to transcriptions from sound
recordings, and a section on applications of phonetics to fields of
study such as language variation and accent."A Critical Introduction to
Phonetics" provides comprehensive coverage of all the key areas of the
subject, and contains chapter summaries to help the reader navigate the
text. Critical thinking is prompted throughout, and this will be
essential reading for students on introductory phonetics courses both
at undergraduate and postgraduate level. "Continuum Critical
Introductions to Linguistics" are comprehensive introductions to core
areas in linguistics. The introductions are original and approach the
subject from unique and different perspectives. Using contemporary
examples and analogies, these books seek to explain complicated issues
in an accessible way. The books prompt critical thinking about each
core area, and are a radical departure from traditional, staid
introductions to the subject. Written by key academics in each field
who are not afraid to be controversial, each book will be essential
reading for undergraduate students.
Bringing together leading authorities, this state-of-the-science
handbook delves into all aspects of problem-solving-based school
psychology practice. Thirty-four focused chapters present data-based
methods for assessment, analysis, intervention, and evaluation, with
special attention given to working in a response-to-intervention
framework. Tools and guidelines are provided for promoting success in
key academic domains: reading, writing, and math. Social-emotional and
behavioral skills are thoroughly addressed in chapters on
self-management interventions, peer and family support,
cognitive-behavioral interventions, medication use, and more. This
accessible work is an invaluable reference for practitioners and an
ideal resource for school psychology training programs.
This ESL Grammar E-book features several
printable grammar exercises to use in your English Grammar lessons. The
exercises are carefully classified under the most popular grammar topics
commonly taught. All the exercises in the e-books are developed by a
team of teachers who know the realities of teaching English Grammar to
foreign language learners. They have therefore only included exercises
that have been used in class. The materials are mostly used by ESL/EFL
teachers of BEGINNER, ELEMENTARY, PRE-INTERMEDIATE & INTERMEDIATE
Dictionary of English Idioms and Idiomatic Expressions is a list of
glossaries of very common English Idioms and Idiomatic Expressions.The
list is very handy and presented in a manner so that students can
easily memorize them.
Idiomatic expressions give English its color and vitality. They are
indispensable to the daily speech of the people and to the language of
newspapers and books, television and movies. Whenever you hear a phrase
whose meaning cannot be understood even if you know the definitions of
the separate words involved, you have probably encountered an idiom.
Mastering idioms requires a great deal of listening, studying,
practice, and usage. You cannot ignore this part of the language:
idiomatic expressions and more formal grammar should be given equal
time. The lessons in this book are designed to teach you the kind of
informal, everyday speech--including many slang words as well as
idioms--that is commonly understood by all native Americans, no matter
what their level of education.
There are various levels of idiomatic difficulty, and each group of
lessons listed in the Table of Contents begins with the easiest lessons
and ends with the more advanced ones. However, you may use them in any
order you desire; each lesson is self-contained.
Each lesson begins with a dialogue, since idioms are best learned in
meaningful verbal contexts. A vocabulary section then explains the
idioms in clear, concise definitions. (Where the notation "neg."
appears after an idiom, it means the idiom is generally used in the
negative. For example, have the heart to (neg.) indicates the phrase is
normally used in a negative statement such as "I didn't have the heart
to tell her." Where alternate words are given in parentheses, either
word may be used interchangeably. For example, down the drain (tubes)
means you may say "down the drain" or "down the tubes."
Two sets of exercises are included in each lesson. In the first, you
are asked to choose the correct idiom needed to complete a sentence. In
the second, you will substitute an idiomatic expression for an
italicized phrase or sentence.
READING STREET - Grammar and Writing Practice Book
(Grade 5) + Teacher's Manual with Answers
Four practice pages reinforce grammar and writing instruction with
lessons and models for grammar skills, narrative writing, persuasive
writing, and more. Cumulative skill reviews ensure that students have
mastered grammar skills. The Teacher's Manual contains the answers for
the tasks in the Practice Book.
Grammar Quest lets the
students practice grammar through an engaging and addictive gaming
interface. The student goes on a "Quest" to one of a dozen exotic
locales. There, they must find and unlock the treasure chests scattered
about. If they answer the chest's exercise correctly, the treasure is
theirs. If they miss it, the treasure is lost.
exercises are included with the registered version, with lessons
including parts of speech, word choice, subject and predicate, phrases,
subject-verb agreement, fragments and run-ons, and much more. Expansion
Pack One and Two are also available with even more exercises and
quests. Students can play the quest games, review the exercises with
the "Grammar Review" feature, or do the exercises at home with the
worksheets you can print instantly from the "Teacher Toolbox" screen.
Every topic includes comprehensive and complete online help with
examples. There is also a teacher management option so teachers can
keep track of individual and class progress!