martes, 24 de septiembre de 2013

5 Tips for ESL Teachers in the Classroom

Do not communicate with students in their local language.
In every English teacher training course, one learns that the students will learn English language quicker if they are encouraged to communicate in the English language. Teachers in the online teacher training courses like the online TESOL program or TEFL Certificate course are trained to speak through signs and body gestures force the students to communicate in the English language.  Most teachers face trouble making them understandable to the students without speaking in their native language and often option to translating in the local languages. Once, the students begin shedding their inhibitions and communicating in English the process of picking up the language totally becomes quicker and simple.

Encouraged to incorporate group work
Most online Business English teachers training courses like the TEFL Certificate course or the online TESOL program highlight on the need to help students get rid of their inhibitions and jointly learn the foreign or the 2nd language. It is necessary that students in a classroom not only communicate with the ESL teacher but also with the other students in the classroom. It provides more capacity of communication in the foreign language for all the students thereby, boosting the process of learning English as a second or foreign language.

Must personalize lessons
People concerned in learning English as a 2nd language would learn the language faster and easier if the ESL teachers try to personalize the lessons and incorporate learning of phrases and words which the students can simply narrate to. Any teacher training course like the online TEFL Certificate course or the online TESOL program educates a teacher to incorporate the learning of phrases and words that the learners can easily relate to. It is easier to learn English as a second language when students can recognize with the language and for that they need to first learn the greetings and phrases that they usually use in their local languages.

Conduct reading sessions within a classroom
The most significant tip for ESL teachers is to conduct reading sessions in the classroom. This specific practice has lots of benefits. Initially, it helps students to come out in the open and face the fear of speaking in a foreign language in the existence of many others. Reading out loud should be taken up by all students by turns boosting everyone's confidence. It helps ESL teachers to improve the speaking and listening skills of the students and the ESL teachers can rapidly rectify and pronunciation mistake on the part of students and clarify the meaning of words helping students to increase their knowledge in the foreign language.

Must provide productive feedback
There are plenty of online TEFL course which provide the most vital tips for ESL teachers. One of the most important ones is to provide useful feedback to the candidates. It helps students to gain confidence and revel in their achievements while pointing out their scope of progress. It helps all students to understand the areas upon which they should work.
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domingo, 22 de septiembre de 2013


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viernes, 20 de septiembre de 2013


Agreeing with someone
- Yes, I think so.
- Absolutely.
- Exactly.
- Definitely
- I think the same as you do.
- That’s just what I think.
- That’s it!
- That’s just it!
- How true!
- That’s right!
- She’s absolutely right!
- That’s correct!
- I can side with you on that.
- I agree with you.
- I quite agree more!
- I’m with you there!
- I’m entirely of your opinion.
- I certainly go along with that!
- I take a similar view.
- Yeah! Tell me about it!
Disagreeing with someone
- No, I don’t think so.
- No, I’m not sure about talking to your mother about my graduation.
- I’m afraid it isn’t right.
- You have a point here, but that’s not always true!
- I don’t think much of the idea.
- I don’t think that’s a good idea.
- I’m not altogether with you on throwing a party here.
- This is something bad, I don’t agree with you.
- I don’t quite agree with you on this point.
- I’m sorry to disagree with you on that.
- I’m afraid to disagree with you on that.
- This is something I can never agree with.
- Sorry but I think you’re wrong.
- I don’t share your views on the subject.
- I can’t share your point of view.
- I don’t see it that way.
- I don’t see the problem in quite the same light as you do.
- It doesn’t seem to be the right approach.
I differ on the whole thing, a lot of things are not the same anymore and the coast is becoming higher every year.
- I must object to your remark.
- There’s one point on which I disagree with you.
- We’ll have to agree to differ.
- I couldn’t agree less!
- I totally disagree!
- You’ve got it all wrong!
- I’m dead against it!
It’s out of the question for me to agree with you on this point!
- You’re mistaken!

The 50 most important English proverbs

Learning proverbs can also help you to understand the way that people in English-speaking cultures think about the world.
This is a list of some of the most important and well-known English proverbs. Below each one, there's a simple explanation. Note that some of the meanings of these phrases have shifted over the years, so a proverb might have originally had a different meaning than the one I explain.
  1. "Two wrongs don't make a right."

    When someone has done something bad to you, trying to get revenge will only make things worse.
  2. "The pen is mightier than the sword."

    Trying to convince people with ideas and words is more effective than trying to force people to do what you want.
  3. "When in Rome, do as the Romans."

    Act the way that the people around you are acting. This phrase might come in handy when you're traveling abroad notice that people do things differently than you're used to.
  4. "The squeaky wheel gets the grease."

    You can get better service if you complain about something. If you wait patiently, no one's going to help you.
  5. "When the going gets tough, the tough get going."

    Strong people don't give up when they come across challenges. They just work harder.
  6. "No man is an island."

    You can't live completely independently. Everyone needs help from other people.
  7. "Fortune favors the bold."

    People who bravely go after what they want are more successful than people who try to live safely.
  8. "People who live in glass houses should not throw stones."

    Don't criticize other people if you're not perfect yourself.
  9. "Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst."

    This seems pretty clear.
  10. "Better late than never."

    This one's clear, too.
  11. "Birds of a feather flock together."

    People like to spend time with others who are similar to them.
  12. "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer."

    If you have an enemy, pretend to be friends with them instead of openly fighting with them. That way you can watch them carefully and figure out what they're planning.
  13. "A picture is worth a thousand words."

    Pictures convey emotions and messages better than written or spoken explanations. That's why PhraseMix has illustrations :)
  14. "There's no such thing as a free lunch."

    Things that are offered for free always have a hidden cost.
  15. "There's no place like home."

    Your own home is the most comfortable place to be.
  16. "Discretion is the greater part of valor."

    Sometimes it's important to know when to give up and run away, instead of always acting brave and maybe getting hurt.
  17. "The early bird catches the worm."

    You should wake up and start work early if you want to succeed.
  18. "Never look a gift horse in the mouth."

    If someone offers you a gift, don't question it.
  19. "You can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs."

    When you try to do something great, you'll probably make a few people annoyed or angry. Don't worry about those people; just focus on the good results.
  20. "God helps those who help themselves."

    Don't just wait for good things to happen to you. Work hard to achieve your goals.
  21. "You can't always get what you want."

    Don't whine and complain if you don't get what you wanted.
  22. "Cleanliness is next to godliness."

    Be clean.
  23. "A watched pot never boils."

    If something takes time to finish, don't watch it too closely because it will seem like it's taking forever.
  24. "Beggars can't be choosers."

    If you're asking for a favor from someone else, you have to take whatever they give you.
  25. "Actions speak louder than words."

    Just saying that you'll do something doesn't mean much. Actually doing it is harder and more meaningful.
  26. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

    Don't try to improve something that already works fairly well. You'll probably end up causing new problems.
  27. "Practice makes perfect."

    You have to practice a skill a lot to become good at it.
  28. "Too many cooks spoil the broth."

    When there are too many people trying to lead and give their opinions, it's confusing and leads to bad results. Jobs and projects should have one or two strong leaders.
  29. "Easy come, easy go."

    When you get money quickly, like by winning it, it's easy to spend it or lose it quickly as well.
  30. "Don't bite the hand that feeds you."

    If someone's paying you or helping you out, you have to be careful not to make them angry or say bad things about them.
  31. "All good things must come to an end."

    You can't keep having good luck or fun forever; eventually it will stop.
  32. "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em."

    When you try to change someone's behavior and it doesn't work, you might have to change instead. For example, if you're trying to get your classmates to focus on studying but they want to party, maybe you should just party with them.
  33. "One man's trash is another man's treasure."

    Different people have different ideas about what's valuable.
  34. "There's no time like the present."

    If you need to do something, don't wait until later. Do it now.
  35. "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."

    Different people have different ideas about what's beautiful.
  36. "Necessity is the mother of invention."

    When you're really in need, you think of creative solutions to your problems.
  37. "A penny saved is a penny earned."

    Save your money.
  38. "Familiarity breeds contempt."

    When you're around someone for too long, you get tired of them and annoyed by them.
  39. "You can't judge a book by its cover."

    Things sometimes look different than they really are. A restaurant that looks old and small might have amazing food, for example.
  40. "Good things come to those who wait."

    Be patient.
  41. "Don't put all your eggs in one basket."

    Have a backup plan. Don't risk all of your money or time in one plan.
  42. "Two heads are better than one."

    When two people cooperate with each other, they come up with better ideas.
  43. "The grass is always greener on the other side of the hill."

    People tend to want whatever they don't have.
  44. "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

    Don't do mean things to people.
  45. "A chain is only as strong as its weakest link."

    If one member of a team doesn't perform well, the whole team will fail.
  46. "Honesty is the best policy."

    Don't lie.
  47. "Absence makes the heart grow fonder."

    Sometimes it's good to be away from your partner, because it makes you want to see each other again.
  48. "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink."

    If you try to help someone, but they don't take your advice or offers, give up. You can't force someone to accept your help.
  49. "Don't count your chickens before they hatch."

    Your plans might not work out, so don't start thinking about what you'll do after you succeed. Wait until you've already succeeded, and then you can think about what to do next.
  50. "If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself."

jueves, 19 de septiembre de 2013


Beautiful story.....A very poor man lived with his wife.

One day, his wife, who had very long hair asked him to buy her a comb for her hair to grow well and to be well-groomed.

The man felt very sorry and said no. He explained that he didnot even have enough money to fix the strap of his watch he had just broken.

She did not insist on her request.

The man went to work and passed by a watch shop, sold his damaged watch at a low price and went to buy a comb for his wife.

He came home in the evening with the comb in his hand ready to give to his wife.

He was surprised when he saw his wife with a very short hair cut.

She had sold her hair and was holding a new watch band.

Tears flowed simultaneously from their eyes, not for the futility of their actions, but for the reciprocity of their love.

MORAL: To love is nothing, to be loved is something but to love and to be loved by the one you love,that is EVERYTHING. Never take love for granted.


 Did you know that time is actually the most important resource you have. Why? Well, it´s the one thing in your life that is not renewable. Once you spend it you can´t get it back and you certainly can´t ever get more of it. No matter what. You can never ever get more time.

Worse still, we don't even know how much time we have to spend! We have no idea if we have 60 years left to spend or 60 seconds left to spend. And yet humans spend it without a second thought. Humans spend it like it's going out of fashion. Don't we? Don't we spend hours every day surfing the web or trolling through Facebook or other social sites for no particular reason? Don't we watch hours of TV often without even knowing why we're watching it? Don't we often have to try to think of things to do so we can "fill" time?

Can this be right? Do humans really just spend their lives filling time in the belief that time will never end? How can this happen? Well it's simple - for some reason we just think life will go on forever. We just think time is basically endless. We think that there is plenty of time to do whatever we want to do. Every day we wake up and there's more time right in front of us. Another 16 hours of time before bed! The problem of course is that this is a completely flawed belief. The only time you really have is right now.

The real question is what are you doing with your time? Are you working towards something special? Are you filling your time with things you love? Or are you wasting your most precious resource? Whittling it away day after day with empty pursuits that don't really take you anywhere? The bad news is no one can create more time. I don't care what you do, you can't create time. You can however save time, and if you save time you can have more free time.

Free time is the best time of all. Free time is time that you can choose how to spend - rather than others telling you how to spend it or you feeling obligated to spend it a certain way. We all want as much free time as possible don't we? We want you to study less and relax more. That's right, we want you to spend less of your time studying, and much more of your time doing whatever it is you love to do! Does that sound like something that would interest you? So what are two things you can start doing today that will create heaps more free time?

Number one: Four or five 15-minute breaks from doing work equals an hour or more of free time every day. If you do that five days a week that's five or so more hours of free time every week. Five hours a week equals 250 hours a year! What could you do in 250 hours of free time? That's a lot of time to do whatever you love doing.

Number two: There are certain times that are what we call "dead time". Dead time is time when you're not working towards any of your goals but it's also not free time. It's just dead time. For example, you might be walking the dog, riding your bike, sitting on the bus or in a car (not being driven by you!), or waiting at the train station for the train to come. This is time that isn't used for anything much - so start using it.

Maybe you can make a recording of the notes you must memorize and you can listen to them during these times? Maybe you have some flash cards you made and can use the time to look over them? Maybe you have an oral examination coming up and can practice your speech? Maybe you can just read through your text book. The point is take your dead time and make it time well spent. Fifteen minutes spent studying whilst on your way home from school is fifteen minutes you don't have to do that night.

It's time to start valuing your time more than you ever have before. Remember, your time is always coming to an end. You just don't know when that end point is. I hope for you that it's still 100 years away. But there's a good chance it's less than that. Much less! So make every minute count. Save as much time as you can and spend your life doing something meaningful to you. Good luck.

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miércoles, 18 de septiembre de 2013


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The Five Senses: touch, hearing, smell, taste and sight 

  • The sense of touch allows you to identify characteristics of the objects around you. Your skin is the sense organ of touch. The skin has sensitive touch receptors that allow you to distinguish different sensations. 
  • Hearing is the sense you use to capture sounds. Ears are the sense organ of hearing. The ears capture sound vibrations and send them to the brain. The ear has three parts: the outer ear, the middle ear and the inner ear. The sense organ of smell is inside your nose. In order to smell, an odour must enter your nose through the nostrils and reach the nasal lining inside the nasal cavity where there are special smell receptors that capture the odour.
  • The sense of taste allows you to capture five different basic flavours (salty, sweet, bitter, sour and umami). The tongue is the main sense organ of taste. It is inside the mouth and it's covered with small bumps called taste buds. 
  • The sense of sight is used to distinguish shapes, colours, size and distance. The sense organ of sight is the eye.In order to see there must be light and the light must reach your eyes. First, light passes through the cornea and then through the pupil. The level of light is controlled by the iris, then it goes through the lens which help the eye to focus. Finally the retina captures light. This information is sent to the brain through the optic nerve. Now you are going to watch an interesting video about the five senses.

  •  Movement:  most of this is common sense. You can move around from place to place and so can most plants and animals. Animals move to:
     find shelter,
     escape from predators and other danger,
     find food,
     find a mate.
    (Plants tilt or move to face the sun.)

  • Respiration is the release of energy from glucose or another organic chemical in our cells. Respiration happens in ALL living things.

  • Sensitivity is very important. How would you know if something was fit to eat if you could not smell or taste it? How would you escape danger?

  • Growth ------ we all do it.

  • Reproduction: making more of ourselves.

  • Excretion means getting rid of the poisonous waste products produced from the chemical reactions in our bodies. We breathe out carbon dioxide and we urinate.
  • Nutrition. We have to eat to provide the materials for growth, repair and to provide us with energy.


Complete the above table to decide whether something is a living or non-living thing.  This is one of the sheets you can print in this complete web.

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Hola a todos:

Aquí os dejo una historia "Maxwell loses a tooth". En la misma web encontrarésis más. Intentad oír primero la historia sin leer nada y luego leyéndola. Espero que os guste  STORY

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martes, 17 de septiembre de 2013




Hey kids:

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Hola a todos:

Pinchad cualquiera de las torres. Veréis que tratan de distintos temas: toys, body, kitchen, bathroom, animals... es una manera muy divertida de recordar vocabulario en inglés. Os pongo una foto de unos de los juegos para que veáis cómo se juega.

Como véis en el dibujo, tenéis que ir pinchando a cada una de las partes del cuerpo y te va diciendo cómo se llama y además aparece escrito en la pizarra. Clica en la palabra WEB para empezar :)  WEB
¿A que es divertido? :)

lunes, 16 de septiembre de 2013


Os dejo una web que tiene un montón de crosswords como véis... con las respuestas :)  WEB


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At the beginning of the school year, work with your students to develop a set of written classroom expectations ( or rules ), with a reward and consequence system built in. You and the students should agree to them, leaving you to monitor and manage these student-created expectations, absent of bias, and actioned with consistency. This process allows students to become accountable to their own student created system, making it more likely that they will adhere to their own rules.

In a positive classroom environment, students should be inspired to encourage each other, and peer pressure toward predetermined student-created expectations will naturally occur, leaving you innocent if action toward consequence is required.

domingo, 15 de septiembre de 2013


Hola a todos:

Os dejo una web muy completa que podéis usar para recordar conceptos de gramática. Está destinada a "teen" pero es útil para cualquier persona que tengo un nivel intermedio. WEB