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Forum: English Questions May 7th, 2017, 12:48 am
Replies: 6
Views: 46,606
Posted By emile
Re: Will vs going to vs present continuous

Sharing some notes I have on this topic:

The Basic Rule of WILL and GOING TO:

We use ‘going to’ to talk about something we have planned. ‘going to’ = ‘planning to’

But...

We use ‘will’ to talk...
Forum: Teaching ESL Feb 29th, 2012, 10:01 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 4,996
Posted By emile
Re: How do you get the students THINKING in English?

Hi Arielhud,

That's a good tip. Roughly what level are these students and what level would you say this is good for?
Forum: Teaching ESL Feb 27th, 2012, 03:12 am
Replies: 6
Views: 4,996
Posted By emile
How do you get the students THINKING in English?

How do you get the students THINKING in English?
Forum: English Questions Aug 1st, 2011, 08:34 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,986
Posted By emile
Re: also

Is the "also" necessary?

No, because we recognise that the adjective clause (which...) provides additional information.

Does the sentence sound strange without the word?

No, but I think it does...
Forum: English Questions Jun 22nd, 2011, 08:41 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,864
Posted By emile
Re: Thanks

There aren't any grammar errors, but I can't say I understand what the sentence is talking about. Could you give some context?
Forum: Teaching ESL Jun 21st, 2011, 02:04 am
Replies: 1
Views: 2,541
Posted By emile
Re: Anybody using the AWL word list ?

Hello,

I don't use the AWL list, but I do use other word lists and also readability statistics when I design class materials. I basically try to work in as many of the words as possible into the...
Forum: Teaching ESL Jun 7th, 2010, 01:58 am
Replies: 2
Views: 2,957
Posted By emile
What do you do with students who keep making the same mistake?

How do you deal with students who, for instance, keep using the present tense instead of the past when you've discussed it with them a gazillion times?
Forum: English Questions Jun 4th, 2010, 03:10 am
Replies: 4
Views: 3,909
Posted By emile
Re: "lasts" or "continues"?

Well, when you use the word 'continue', it implies a point of reference.

For example, the party continued for three hours after I left. I left, but the party continued.

>>The festival continues for...
Forum: Advertise Your Services Oct 2nd, 2009, 05:10 am
Replies: 0
Views: 2,389
Posted By emile
Red face ESL Tweets

Hi all,

Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I'm hoping to get a crowd of ESL teachers (or learners) together on Twitter. I'm just getting started so I've got my hat off and begging...
Forum: Advertise Your Services Aug 25th, 2009, 08:02 am
Replies: 1
Views: 2,265
Posted By emile
FLUENT - The ESL Game (free online game)

Hi All,

I've put up a new game, a board-game style game specially for ESL learners at:

FLUENT - Are you up to the challenge with your ESL skills? (http://www.roadtogrammar.com/fluent)

The...
Forum: Teaching ESL Aug 25th, 2009, 08:00 am
Replies: 5
Views: 3,133
Posted By emile
Re: A romantic song

I love to use The Last Kiss by Pearl Jam. It's got a great story to it and some good vocabulary.:p
Forum: Teaching ESL Aug 4th, 2009, 08:31 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,866
Posted By emile
Re: English jobs dwindling?

It's hard to say but the basic need for people in Asia to improve their English remains. I'm on holiday in Thailand this week and communication is a major issue even in the most tourist-oriented...
Forum: Teaching ESL Jul 12th, 2009, 05:08 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,132
Posted By emile
Re: Formal Training?

I taught both before and after formal training and I think it did make a major difference. There's no teacher like experience, however.

Also, some of the 'formal training' can be of a really poor...
Forum: Advertise Your Services Jul 12th, 2009, 05:06 am
Replies: 0
Views: 1,972
Posted By emile
ESL Downloadables

Hi All,

I've put some worksheets and other stuff useful to ESL teachers on Scribd where they can be downloaded for free.

Have a look: em | Scribd (http://www.scribd.com/mookstar)

The worksheets...
Forum: Advertise Your Services Apr 26th, 2009, 02:50 am
Replies: 0
Views: 3,048
Posted By emile
Word Forms Extended Practice

Just want to let everyone know that students can practice recognising word forms with over 300 words at: Practice the three basic word forms (http://www.roadtogrammar.com/wordforms)

Access is free,...
Forum: English Questions Apr 26th, 2009, 02:43 am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,125
Posted By emile
Re: Podcasts

Hi,

I've used them extensively and they are definitely a great tool. They are best used with advanced level students because of the level of language, and the best thing is that you can get the...
Forum: General Chat Mar 15th, 2009, 10:53 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,835
Posted By emile
Re: Reverse culture shock

I remember thinking the same thing after being in Turkey for a year, but in the end I got used to London again very quickly and I hardly noticed. Being surrounded by loved ones helps.
Forum: General Chat Mar 15th, 2009, 08:41 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,835
Posted By emile
Re: Reverse culture shock

Hi Sobek,

Culture shock is actually the second stage of adapting to a new culture. The first stage is the 'honeymoon' period where everything seems new and interesting. Most people don't reach the...
Forum: Teaching ESL Jan 28th, 2009, 01:26 am
Replies: 17
Views: 8,421
Posted By emile
Re: How can I get them to use the '-s' ending?

That's pretty slick. I'll have to remember that for when I get any German students.
Forum: Teaching ESL Jan 13th, 2009, 04:11 am
Replies: 10
Views: 5,769
Posted By emile
Re: Songs in ESL class

I like to use a song that has a story to it. For example, 'Stan' by Eminem is the story of a deranged fan that commits suicide (not for kids obviously). 'Last Kiss' by Pearl Jam is the story of a guy...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Dec 14th, 2008, 08:28 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 59,790
Posted By emile
Re: Kings – A grammar game!

Good idea. Kudos 2 u.
Forum: Teaching ESL Dec 14th, 2008, 08:25 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 11,919
Posted By emile
Post Re: Current grammar point?

Wrong spelling of grammar!

Needn't have done is a pretty obscure grammar point, and comparing it to 'didn't have to' is already making my head spin. Anyway, both are past forms, so you could use the...
Forum: General Chat Oct 19th, 2008, 09:11 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 32,817
Posted By emile
Re: Does anyone have experience starting language school?

Hi Puu Sawn,

It sounds like you're in a good position to start up a school, with your contacts and all. You need to have good businesse sense, too, and anything is possible.
Forum: Teaching ESL Jun 16th, 2008, 12:56 am
Replies: 2
Views: 9,689
Posted By emile
Re: Contractions in ESL...

I'd agree with Susan.

The students produce unnatural-sounding speech when they don't use contractions.
Forum: Teaching ESL May 20th, 2008, 10:32 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 20,272
Posted By emile
Re: Ideas for conversation classes

Don't forget short presentations such as show'n'tell or get them to bring in an item that they have to 'sell' to their group for 1000 euros
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