Worksheet: ‘Worms – Reading Comprehension’

The BusyTeacher team has published a new worksheet titled ‘Worms – Reading Comprehension’

There are many different types of legless creatures we all know as worms, not just the ones we see in our garden. This English reading comprehension includes some interesting information about worms. How do worms help the soil? Where do tapeworms live? Students read the article and then answer the study questions. This worksheet was provided by PrimaryLeap.co.uk

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Worksheet: ‘George Washington – Reading Comprehension’

The BusyTeacher team has published a new worksheet titled ‘George Washington – Reading Comprehension’

George Washington was born in February, 1732. He became the first president of the United States in 1789. This English handout is a reading comprehension about George Washington. Students read the text and answer the accompanying multiple choice questions. This worksheet was provided by PrimaryLeap.co.uk – a great site for primary resources.

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Worksheet: ‘Word Scramble – Terminology of Computer Components’

The BusyTeacher team has published a new worksheet titled ‘Word Scramble – Terminology of Computer Components’

Worksheet for intermediate students who are introduced to components of computer. This is more  fun and students will find it more interesting since it’s word scramble. This worksheet covers all important terminology of different components of computer

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Worksheet: ‘The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – Reading Comprehension’

The BusyTeacher team has published a new worksheet titled ‘The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – Reading Comprehension’

Which ancient wonder can still be seen today? Who created the Great Statue of Zeus? Students discover some interesting facts about the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. They must read the article and then answer the accompanying study questions. This worksheet was provided by PrimaryLeap.co.uk

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Worksheet: ‘Teachers Don’t Work Hard Enough? Think Again! [INFOGRAPHIC]’

The BusyTeacher team has published a new worksheet titled ‘Teachers Don’t Work Hard Enough? Think Again! [INFOGRAPHIC]’

Our new infographic is called “Teachers Don’t Work Hard Enough? THINK AGAIN!”. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below!
Click on the image below to view the full-size infographic image [HI-RES] for printing.

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‘Warming Up the Gears: 7 Fun, Field-Tested Vocal Exercises’ by Oxford University Press ELT

Oxford University Press ELT latest blog post is titled “Warming Up the Gears: 7 Fun, Field-Tested Vocal Exercises”.

Oxford University press ELT blog contains, “For any ELT practitioners who wish to experiment with ways to help students feel more at ease in speaking, this post shares a set of vocal exercises to warm up learners’ “gears” that I have learned through researching and voice training, used in my teaching of English-as-an-additional-language learners, and shared with practitioners through workshops.”

Warming Up the Gears: 7 Fun, Field-Tested Vocal Exercises

Oxford University Press ELT Blog

’10 principles of effective professional learning…’ by Edna Sackson

Edna Sackson’s latest blog post is titled “10 principles of effective professional learning…”.

Edna says, “This got methinking (again) about the principles of effective professional learning for educators. In no particular order, the following points are based on my own experience.”

10 principles of effective professional learning…

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Conference in Lithuania: 2nd International Scientific Conference: Sustainable Multilingualism: Research, Studies, Cultures, 27- 28 September, 2013

Good knowledge of several languages has become one of the key characteristics of the 21st century person. The purpose of every contemporary higher education institution is to provide opportunities for graduates to acquire communicative skills in several languages to enable them to maintain intercultural dialogue and be competitive in the international science and labour market.

2nd International Scientific Conference: Sustainable Multilingualism: Research, Studies, Cultures

Worksheet: ‘Yes/No Answers: What´s This? (Game)’

The BusyTeacher team has published a new worksheet titled ” Yes/No Answers: What´s This? (Game)”.

These slides are designed for a speaking class to review Yes/No questions basically. The game rules are: 1. Look at part of a picture and try to guess what  is in it; 2. You can only make up “Yes” or “No” questions in order to get tips from the teacher; 3. Only “yes” or “no” answers will be provided; 4. You cannot use any other kind of question.

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Worksheet: ‘Treasure Hunt: Giving Directions Pairwork Activity’

The BusyTeacher team has published a new worksheet titled ”Treasure Hunt: Giving Directions Pairwork Activity”.

You and your partner are racing other pairs of students to win a prize for being the first pair to reach the finish line. The winner will receive some treasure! You can only tell each other the directions you have to take from one place to the next on the map.You cannot read each other’s directions. You must match the directions so that they go in order from Start to 10.Write the building number you come to on the blank in each clue.As soon as you think you have matched the clues to the correct building,tell your teacher the order of your clues.If your clue order is correct,your team wins. If the order is not correct,your teacher will just tell you how many clues are wrong.Then you will have to check your answers again.

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Article: ‘Have You Got It? 3 Essential Pieces to Every Grammar Lesson’

The BusyTeacher team has published a new article titled ”’Have You Got It? 3 Essential Pieces to Every Grammar Lesson”.

You present your students with the day’s lesson, and clearly explain how to form the future progressive tense.  They seem to understand, can do the exercises and don’t ask any difficult questions. They must have it, right? So why don’t they use the future progressive correctly in the days to come? It’s because a good grammar lesson includes more than just how to put words together. Without knowing how to form a grammatical structure, what it means and how to use it, your student’s won’t be getting all the grammar they need.

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‘THE BEAUTY OF A SECOND’ by Kieran Donaghy

Kieran Donaghy’s latest blog post is titled “THE BEAUTY OF A SECOND”.

Kieran says, “This lesson plan is designed around Seconds of Beauty a short film competition sponsored by Montblanc and the theme of moments. Students watch a short film, describe moments, speak about beautiful moments and create their own one-second videos.”

THE BEAUTY OF A SECOND

Kieran Donaghy’s Blog

 

‘What’s up with all the airport role-plays?’ by Michael Griffin

Michael Griffin’s latest blog post is titled “What’s up with all the airport role-plays?”.

Michael says, “It is now summer in South Korea. This can only mean any number of things. One of these is “summer camp” (think: English immersion program or band camp without the musical instruments). As a veteran of numerous immersion camps as well as various general English, practical English (I still have no idea what this is supposed to mean) and business English courses I have done my fair share of airport replays.”

What’s up with all the airport role-plays?

Machael Griffin’s Blog

 

‘Maker Camp Starts Tomorrow – A Virtual Camp for Making Things’ by Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne’s latest blog post is titled “Maker Camp Starts Tomorrow – A Virtual Camp for Making Things”.

Richard says, “MAKE magazine is hosting a virtual Maker Camp starting tomorrow (July 8th) and running through August 16th. The virtual camp features new DIY projects that students can do at home or school as individuals or in groups. A new project is posted each day. Daily Google+ Hangouts will offer tips for completing each project.”

Maker Camp Starts Tomorrow – A Virtual Camp for Making Things

Richard Byrne’s Blog

‘Top ten tips for starting with Edmodo’ by Tom Walton

Tom Walton’s latest blog post is titled “Top ten tips for starting with Edmodo”.

Tom says, “Here are my top ten tips for language teachers starting out with Edmodo, my favourite Web 2.0 tool for use with learners.”

Top ten tips for starting with Edmodo

Tom Walton’s Blog

‘Link love: language (55)’ by Stan Carey

Stan Carey’s latest blog post is titled “Link love: language (55)”.

Stan says, “The numberof subscribers to Sentence first has doubled in the last few months. If you’re new here, welcome, and if you’re a veteran reader, thanks for your endurance.”

Link love: language (55)

Stan Carey’s Blog

‘Revisit an Idea #30GoalsEdu’ by Shelly Terrell

Shelly Terrell’s latest blog post is titled “Revisit an Idea #30GoalsEdu”.

Shelly says, “As a teacher trainer, I work a lot with educators from various parts of the world in various settings. I am blessed they share their stories with me and allow me to get a peek into their classrooms so that I can understand their successes and struggles. The best part of my job is when I get to hear the teachers’ stories.”

Revisit an Idea #30GoalsEdu

Shelly Terrell’s Blog

Worksheet: ‘Environment Crossword Puzzle’

The BusyTeacher team has published a new worksheet titled ”Environment Crossword Puzzle”.

This is a crossword puzzle for revising environment related vocabulary. Recommended for intermediate students who are asked to complete the crossword by using the across and down clues provided. The answer key is included.

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