Spicy Tooth

ESOL – Literacy – Numeracy

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Telling the time – Cambridge ELT

Cambridge ELT has an excellent interactive clock for practising quarter past, half past and quarter to. There are various options that can be accessed by clicking the ‘show panel’ button. These include practising times in hours, half-hours and quarter-hours. For extra challenge, the numbers on the clock can also be turned off. By choosing the…

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BBC – Computer games keeps me mentally active

Watch the BBC Breakfast clip from 21st January 2013 and find out about Hilda Knott’s hobby. Choose the correct option for each gap in the text and post your own opinion in the comments at the bottom of the page.

EngVid – 6 ways to use will

From Alex at EngVid. Try the quiz after watching the video.

EngVid – Present perfect and past simple

From Benjamin at EngVid. Try the quiz after watching the video.

BBC – It’s never too late to take up a sport

BBC Breakfast clip from 25th January 2013.

BBC – Is expensive food tastier?

BBC Breakfast clip from 25th June 2013.

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BBC – Should you tell your child they are fat?

Watch the BBC Breakfast clip from 11th October 2013 of a discussion about whether you should tell your child if they are fat with┬ábody image campaigner, Natasha Devon and Paul Gately, a professor of exercise and obesity at Leeds Metropolitan University. Answer the questions and post your own opinion in the comments at the bottom…

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Whaa gwaan! British children learn to speak Jamaican Patois

Yes, it’s Rastamouse and Da Easy Crew, a popular children’s programme shown on the BBC TV channel, CBeebies. In this clip, Frank’s Fresh Style Crew has da freshest dance moves but noone turn up to dance! Rastamouse an example of stop motion animation.

QR codes in the classroom with QR Treasure Hunt Generator

The QR Treasure Hunt Generator is a web-based application which enables you to quickly and easily generate a quiz using QR codes. Why use it? More interaction between students when they work on a quiz in groups. For example, during induction, students were sent out looking for QR codes with questions about the facilities on…

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The story behind spicy tooth

Last month, at the start of the new academic year, I was with my Level 1 ESOL class doing some work around the theme of food, which involved reading about the eating habits of two people. One person they read about had a fondness for sweet things and I explained what it meant to have…

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