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We Are Our Words Broca Area: The “Speech Center” of the brain. Loreto Kaplan ESOL/ Spanish Teacher BCHS
Why foreigners have trouble with the English Language? There is no egg in the eggplant No ham in the hamburger And neither pine nor apple in the pineapple. English muffins were not invented in England French fries were not invented in France. Quicksand takes you down slowly. Boxing rings are square. And a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig. If writers write, how come fingers don't fing? If the plural of tooth is teeth Shouldn't the plural of phone booth be phone beeth?
What common English word is 9 letters long, and each time you remove a letter from it, it still remains an English word - from 9 letters all the way to a single remaining letter?
REMOVE THE LETTER "L" FROM THE WORD STARTLING, THEN YOU HAVE: STARTING
REMOVE THE LETTER "T" FROM THE WORD STARTING THEN YOU HAVE STARING
REMOVE THE LETTER "A" FROM THE WORD STARING THEN YOU HAVE STRING
REMOVE THE LETTER "R" FROM THE WORD STRING THEN YOU HAVE STING
REMOVE THE LETTER "T" FROM THE WORD STING THEN YOU HAVE SING
REMOVE THE LETTER "G" FROM THE WORD SING THEN YOU HAVE SIN
REMOVE THE LETTER "S" SIN FROM THE WORD SIN THEN YOU HAVE IN
AND FINALLY, REMOVE THE LETTER "N" FROM THE PREPOSITION IN AND YOU HAVE I
The Four Basic Language Skills Listening Speaking Reading Writing
Listening DOL (Daily Oral Listening activities) Basic (1) John has a new friend named Henry. Question: What is the name of John’s new friend? (2) Jose called his friend at half past six. Question: When did Jose call his friend?
Listening-DOL (Daily Oral Listening activities) Intermediate (1) John met a new friend at work. His friend’s name is Henry, spelled H-E-N-R-Y. Question: Where did John meet his new friend? (2) Jose called his friend and asked if he would like to meet him at half past six at the Pizza Hut. Question: What time did Jose want his friend to meet him?
Listening DOL (Daily Oral Listening activities) Advanced (1) John met a new friend at work. His new friend’s name is Henry, spelled H-E-N-R-Y. Henry is from Colombia. Question: What is Henry’s country of origin?
Teaching English Through Songs Speculation Pictures Vocabulary Filling in the blanks Phonetics. Strips of Paper Spotting the mistakes Identify parts of the speech
Imagine – John Lennon Nouns heaven sky countries life man people Imagine there's no ______________ It's easy if you try No hell below us Above us only ______________ Imagine all the people Living for today... Imagine there's no ___________________ It isn't hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too Imagine all the people Living ___________in peace... You may say I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope someday you'll join us And the world will be as one
Let It Be - Beatles When I find myself in times of trouble Mother Mary comes to me Speaking words of wisdom, let it be. In my hour of darkness She is standing right in front of me Speaking words of wisdom, let it be. Let it be, let it be. Whisper words of wisdom, let it be. And when the broken hearted people Living in the world agree, There will be an answer, let it be. For though they may be parted there is Still a chance that they will see There will be an answer, let it be. Let it be, let it be. Yeah There will be an answer, let it be.
Speaking- Role Play Groceries Sam: I am going to the grocery store. Do we need anything? Keiko: Yes. Let's make a list. Sam: OK. We need milk. What else? Keiko: We also need eggs and cheese. Sam: What about fruit? Keiko: Yes. Get bananas, apples, and oranges. Sam: Any juice? Keiko: Sure. Get some orange juice. Sam: Do we need vegetables? Keiko: Yes. Get tomatoes, peppers, and lettuce. Sam: I’ll also get spinach and onion. What else? Keiko: Oh, bread and rice. Sam: And do you want anything for desert? Keiko: Of course. Get some ice cream.
NameGo to Bed Get upEat breakfast Leave for work Mary10 p.m.6 a.m.yes7:15 a.m. John1 a.m.7 a.m.yes8:15 a.m. Ivan7:30 a.m.9 p.m.no10 p.m. Joseph9 p.m.7 a.m.yes7:30 a.m. Possible questions: What time does Ivan go to bed? Who leaves for work last in the morning? How many people go to work at night? SPEAKING
Conversation Questions Food & Eating Are there any foods that you wouldn't eat as a child that you eat now? At what times do you usually eat your meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)? Did you drink coffee this morning? Do you always eat dinner with your family? Do you always eat vegetables? Do you cook? If yes, what food do you cook the most often? Do you drink milk every day? Do you drink tea every day?
Speaking- Using Pictures -ing Practice
SPOT THE DIFFERENCE
Vanishing Dialog Hello. This is Mike. Is Peter there? No, he isn’t. He’s at the supermarket. Oh, I see. I’ll call back later. Thank you
Vanishing Dialog A. Hello. _______is Mike. Is Peter __________? B. No, he isn’t. ________at the supermarket. A. Oh, I __________. I’ll call back __________. Thank you
Vanishing Dialog A. Hello. ______________Mike. ____________Peter __________there? B. No, ______________________. _____________supermarket. A. Oh, I see. _____________________. Thank you
Vanishing Dialog A. ____________. _________________. ____________Peter _____________________? B. _______, ____________________. _____________supermarket. A. Oh, ___________. ________________________. Thank you
July 4th Independence Day During the 1600s, thousands of Europeans came to live in the New World, but the majority of these colonists where from England. These people lived in thirteen colonies along the Eastern coast of the American continent. The colonists were required to pay taxes to the King of England, and the taxes got higher and higher. Finally the colonists became furious and refused to pay. Representatives from each of the thirteen colonies met to discuss their problem. They called this group the Continental Congress. They sent a letter telling King George III that if he didn't lower the taxes, the colonists would not buy anything from England ever again. Instead of lowering the taxes, the king sent his army to America. The Continental Congress decided to fight back. They wrote the Declaration of Independence which was a document that proclaimed the colonies would no longer accept England's government. The colonies would have their own government. On July 4th, 1776, the Continental Congress officially accepted it. HOLIDAYS
Guided Writing: Using Pictures in one-on-one tutoring Show a picture to students Ask the student to think about the person in the picture. Ask questions about the picture: What’s the person’s name? Where does she live? Who does she live with? How old is she? For every answer, ask student to write the answer.
Guided Writing Use a picture to help the student to complete sentences and generate sentences on their own Example: The man is_________ The tree is big and_____________________ The woman looks very___________ The police office is going to_______________ Add questions like: What is the man doing?
Guided Writing Tell the student to write a complete sentence about three things he/she brought with him/her to class today. Ask questions: What does it look like? What is it used for? How long have you have it? Did you buy it?
Writing- Picture Story
Rules - ing
Rules Third Person (He, She, It)
Regular verbs: Past Tense Pronunciation of -ed Ending PronunciationRuleExamples t and d SoundsFinal ed is pronounced ed after t and d sounds. Theelected (ed sound)ed adds a syllable to the word.ended Voiceless SoundsFinal -ed is pronounced t after voiceless sounds.worked c, ck, ch, f, h,You make a voiceless sound by pushing air throughwashed k, p, s, sh, xyour mouth. No sound comes from your throat.liked (t sound) looked Voiced SoundsFinal ed is pronounced d after voiced sounds. Youarrived b, g, j, l, m, n,make a voiced sound from your throat. Your voicecalled r, v, w, y, z, andbox vibrates.lived all vowel sounds rained (d sound)robbed
Pronunciation of final /s/ sound
Web Site for Students
The most important part of teaching: REPETITION