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Forum: Site Suggestions and Feedback Jan 17th, 2014, 10:22 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 2,470
Posted By abarboza
Re: Moderators vetting of posts

Hi sir. Can you tell me which ESL/EFL forums are that active? I have done research and haven't found one that has lots of conversations going on currently.

Forum: Teaching ESL Jan 17th, 2014, 10:12 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 11,896
Posted By abarboza
Re: Where to buy sets of ESL picture cards

You can find plenty at I have purchased several picture cards and lessons and worksheets there.
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 30th, 2013, 12:52 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 3,611
Posted By abarboza
Re: Too much vocab - too little time

Have you tried teaching new vocabulary before starting the lesson? Like writing a list of "new words for today's class" and explaining the meaning? That could do the trick.
Forum: Gap Fill Worksheets Nov 27th, 2013, 05:07 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 4,244
Posted By abarboza
Re: Grade 5 Gap Fill

Thanks for the worksheet. My students will enjoy it. They love these graphics :)
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Nov 27th, 2013, 09:14 am
Replies: 11
Views: 41,820
Posted By abarboza
Re: Talking about the future: a lesson plan

A great resource to have a can/can't lesson and to have students talk. Thanks for sharing
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Nov 19th, 2013, 10:18 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 85,039
Posted By abarboza
Re: Phonics games?

The guys at Genki English, ESL games, songs and ideas to make your ESL lessons better than ever! ( seem to have a very good array of phonics games and songs. Anyone have...
Forum: English Questions Nov 9th, 2013, 04:18 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 3,357
Posted By abarboza
Re: enough (of) other people

Look at this example:

Sam: There are enough people interested in our meeting. We can start now!
Bill: Yes, and there are enough of other people that are here just for free lunch
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 4th, 2013, 08:11 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 2,678
Posted By abarboza
Re: The impact of Chartcterstic of teacher in happiness of students

With a little bit of Googling I could find these links:

Happy Teachers Make Happy Students | Brain World (
The impact of teacher...
Forum: Teaching ESL Oct 27th, 2013, 12:12 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 3,442
Posted By abarboza
Re: HELP PLS discipline 4-6 yos

Writing your instructions on the board instead of trying to speak aloud so they can hear you? Using images that illustrate your instructions?

You have to be very creative since your class is small...
Forum: Teaching ESL Oct 27th, 2013, 12:06 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 3,442
Posted By abarboza
Re: HELP PLS discipline 4-6 yos

Seems like your students are very active. Here you can find some ideas:

I don't know what else I can add....
Forum: Site Suggestions and Feedback Oct 25th, 2013, 07:48 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 2,404
Posted By abarboza
Is the Article section working?

I sent an article to be published at the article section at ESL Articles - eslHQ (

It appeared as "Under Review" yesterday. Today, it is not anywhere on the...
Forum: English Questions Oct 18th, 2013, 02:13 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 2,190
Posted By abarboza
Re: still

Yes, it can be used. People can understand the meaning of the sentence.
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Oct 15th, 2013, 10:17 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 5,087
Posted By abarboza
Re: Free printable ESL lessons -

Thanks for the link. I am checking out the lessons right now and they look very good
Forum: Advertise Your Services Oct 15th, 2013, 10:05 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,833
Posted By abarboza
Re: Native British TEFL Skype teacher!

Hi Gemma. Welcome to the forums! To be honest, this may not be the best place to advertise your services since this is a forum for teachers. Where do you get most of your students? Online or offline?
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Oct 8th, 2013, 11:21 am
Replies: 8
Views: 35,470
Posted By abarboza
Re: 'Speed Dating' - an activity to work on introductions/hobbies etc!

This is a very interesting game for communcation and fluency. To make it more interesting (and fun) give male characters to female students and vice versa. They would have to act out the characters...
Forum: ESL Worksheets Oct 3rd, 2013, 10:21 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 6,600
Posted By abarboza
The Six Essential Nutrients: Lesson Plan And Worksheet

Hi. This is a lesson plan and worksheet contributed to my blog. You can download it in the link below.

The Six Essential Nutrients: Lesson Plan And Worksheet...
Forum: General Chat Oct 3rd, 2013, 10:06 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 4,227
Posted By abarboza
Re: No communication between management!

Ohhh I do know what you are feeling. I teach at a public school in Colombia and have the same problem. Lack of communication in my school has created extra problems for us teachers. The director and...
Forum: Teaching ESL Sep 22nd, 2013, 11:56 am
Replies: 5
Views: 5,634
Posted By abarboza
Re: Teaching the entire school English sentences!!!

Talk to your principal about the difficulty of teaching to a class of 1300 students. Then, suggest other ways to do that. For example, you should have games and activities in classroom for teaching...
Forum: Introductions Sep 22nd, 2013, 11:52 am
Replies: 2
Views: 2,245
Posted By abarboza
Re: Hello from Turkey...

Welcome! There are many useful threads in the forum. I come here daily to read and download worksheets.
Forum: Label the Pictures Sep 14th, 2013, 07:40 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 4,059
Posted By abarboza
Re: I don't feel well

Thanks for sharing your work. Very good illustrations in the worksheet.
Forum: Advertise Your Services Sep 14th, 2013, 07:37 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,994
Posted By abarboza
Re: High School ESL lesson plans

I just had a look around your website and can see plenty of interesting activities. Congratulations, and keep the good work!
Forum: Introductions Sep 14th, 2013, 07:31 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,972
Posted By abarboza
Re: Hello

Welcome to the forums! You can start by using the signature feature and placing your website url there.
Forum: Teaching ESL Sep 14th, 2013, 07:26 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 2,932
Posted By abarboza
Re: Ideas on how to cut down on photocopies & use other resources

Can you ask your students's parents some extra money fopr the copies? I do that here in Colombia. I just explain to them how important the photocopies are and how much time they save us.

In regards...
Forum: Teaching ESL Sep 5th, 2013, 09:47 am
Replies: 3
Views: 2,607
Posted By abarboza
Re: native speaker-help

Exactly this. You should apply for a job before going abroad and see what happens. If you get a good offer then take it. You have nothing to lose that way.
Forum: Teaching ESL Sep 5th, 2013, 09:43 am
Replies: 17
Views: 22,186
Posted By abarboza
Re: Are there any teaching jobs for non-native speakers?

How much is the salary for a non native teacher in those countries you mention?
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