Monday, May 31, 2010

Letter Generator.- ReadWriteThink

This website has a lot of free resources for teachers and students , from lesson plans to interactive grammar games and tools. I have chosen one of the lesson plans because is especially useful for my students  worried these days by the Selectivity Exam ( University entry test in Spain)This is the Letter Generator, as they say : "The Letter Generator is a useful tool for students to learn the parts of a business or friendly letter and then compose and print letters for both styles of correspondence."
These resources are provided by ReadWriteThink.org, a website developed by the International Reading Association, the National Council of Teachers of English, with support from the Verizon Foundation.

 Click here to go to the  Letter Generator

Click here to go to read write think.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Lyrics training

A teacher told me about this site after another talk about "Using blogs in the classroom", and it's great.
As they say, " Lyrics Training is an easy and fun method to learn and improve your foreign languages skills like English through the music and lyrics of the songs."
First listen to the song, then fill in the blanks according to the level you have chosen, beginner, intermediate or expert. You can't advance if you don't complete the lyrics properly, but  you can listen to the song as many times as needed  just by clicking  intro.
More than 470 songs from Cat Stevens  to Lady Gaga, or from Metallica to Alicia Keys, all kind of music to choose.
Click here to go to Lyrics Training

Sunday, May 9, 2010

English Listening Lounge ELL

As they say: "Listening is a natural way to learn English; it is fun and it works. You can study when you want: anytime, and any place. The passages are real people, speaking real English, talking about what interests them. There are passages for everyone: easy passages for beginners, and more difficult passages for advanced students."
You can choose the domain, the level, the topic, or choose the passage directly .
You can answer the comprehension questions, check the answers and listen to the passages again but reading the transcripts.

Go to English Listening Lounge and start listening

PREZI - The zooming presentation editor

 Prezi is a new tool to create stunning presentations. It's free for teachers and students and it's really easy to use. I have done this one about the Passive Voice in just a few minutes This is just a demo to show you that everybody can create new presentations. have a look and try to use it , it's worth.
You can watch it screen by screen just clicking on the arrow at the bottom or use the auto play in full screen, clicking on "more" at the bottom right corner.
Go to http://prezi.com/ to register and create your own presentation.



Thursday, May 6, 2010

IT'S WORTH KEEPING AN EYE ON THAT BLOG



I have received this award from two different blogs "Mis clases" by Ana Concejero and "Anna's blog" by Anna Morales, both teachers of English
I must say it has been an honour to be remembered by colleagues and bloggers when thinking about blogs which are worth visiting.
Thank you very much for considering this blog . I'm sure we are all working  with ICT  with the same objective, to improve our students skills learning English
This award is  part of an initiative called "Vale a pena ficar de olho nesse blog", which means "It's worth keeping an eye on this blog". The chosen blog has to copy the picture, with a link to the blog from which it has received the award . Then write ten more links to the blogs which are well worth a visit.It's difficult to limit the list to ten blogs but I'll do my best
*) Catal�.cat.
*) Real English
*) Free Technology for teachers
*) Ad Lib English Blog
*) APAC ELT Network
*) Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the day
*) Batxillerat Collaborative Class Blog
*) Gazpacho is not tomato soup
*) Dores e delic�cias de ser professor
*) Think and Dream in English