Spicy Tooth

ESOL – Literacy – Numeracy

1

English Grammar Secrets

englishgrammarsecrets.com is an excellent website for practising English grammar. Choose from the list of grammar structures to see an explanation with examples. Then click on one of the exercises to practise. What’s great about the exercises is that they are all interactive; drag and drop, gapfill, matching. The site complements better-english and englishpage very well,…

Continue Reading

2

Telling the time – Interactive clocks

With the rapid decline in the use of the Adobe Flash plugin, Cambridge ELT has removed its excellent interactive clock for practising telling the time. I have kept the picture of the clock for a bit of nostalgia 🙂 However, there are a couple of good alternatives that I have been using with my learners:…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading

1 6 7 8