One thing that can trouble teachers is how to teach reading skills in an engaging and interesting way. When I was learning French or German at school, my teachers would give us a block of text – not all that I could understand – some comprehension questions and let us get on with it. Fast forward 25 years, and I have created some techniques to ensure that reading is dynamic and exciting.
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What English food phrases do you know? How would you describe something as easy in English? Watch the following video to learn ten phrases related to food.
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In this Teaching Tips Episode, I look at Nine Ways To Teach Vocabulary for the English classroom. In this video, I attempt to share nine ways (not ten ways) to teach vocabulary in the classroom. The nine ideas include:
- Using Flashcards
- Drawing Pictures on the Whiteboard
- Using Word Families
- Matching Definitions
- Highlighting Wordstress
- Removing Vowels
- Teaching Common Collocations
- Matching Opposite and Related Words
- Playing Language Games
- THERE IS NO TEN!!! (my mistake)
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