Archive for ESL/EFL Resources

Email Subscription – Recommendation

I subscribe to the Inside Out Macmillan English Update email service, which sends out a newsletter each week with links to downloadable activities. A number of them have been quite useful to me, but I have not posted about them because you need to be a registered email recipient in order to access them.

I highly recommend subscribing to this service, which provides activities on different proficiency levels throughout the month.

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Film Titles Matching Activity

This activity gives a list of 20 film titles in English and in French. The titles reflect what the movies were called upon release in the US and France, so they are not all literal translations.

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Film Vocabulary & Word Search

Here is a 2-page handout with film industry vocabulary and a word search.

The vocabulary is translated into French. The text at the top of the first page is a little difficult, so you could opt not to cover it.

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Board Game – Follow the Instructions!

This is a game I came up with for a class of 10-11 year olds. It involves some movement, which is great for kids that age. It can take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of your groups. Don’t forget you’ll need dice and markers!

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Board Game – Are you allowed?

This is a board game activity that reinforces the use of the phrase “Are you allowed to…” and the idea of permission.

It requires all the players to speak, and it can take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of your groups. Don’t forget you’ll need dice and markers!

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Iraq & Oil Production – Recommendation

I recently used the “Read a Pie Chart” handout found in lesson 2 here:

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It took 10-15 minutes to discuss the chart and the questions with a group of lower-level 11 and 12 year olds. It is best if you have a world map, or at least a map of the Middle East to go along with this.

New Live Duplifiches 6e: Anglais – Recommendation

This recommendation is for a set of photocopiable sheets geared toward 10-12 year old French students for use in English class. They are actually quite useful for any age and any first language, but especially so for beginners to intermediate students.

I have used their sheets about the family, the body, basic adjectives, the house, and the city, and they are a very good source of basic vocabulary.

The publication information is as follows:

  • Title: New live Duplifiches 6e : Anglais
  • Editor: Didier (18 october 2004)
  • Language : Français
  • ISBN-10: 2278049062
  • ISBN-13: 978-2278049066

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