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Forum: English Questions Mar 10th, 2011, 12:24 am
Replies: 7
Views: 5,477
Posted By eaturcheese
Re: long hair/mane

When it comes to describing and defining things effectively in English, a good reference is always a learner's dictionary using only English.

susan53's definition is a good example. Male lions have...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Mar 7th, 2011, 07:12 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 8,235
Posted By eaturcheese
Re: Board games in large classes

Was there any other reason that the kids might have been uninterested? I know I have to deal with the Monday blues, and I have the most difficulty with classes right before lunch. Also, did you have...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Feb 24th, 2011, 09:04 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 4,328
Posted By eaturcheese
Re: What's a good game for 1st year kids using "I like___."

A game I play with my Japanese students is a pretty basic Rock-Paper-Scissors game. They all get one or two cards (fruit, animals, colors, etc.) and challenge anyone they want to. The winner says "I...
Forum: English Questions Dec 6th, 2010, 01:17 am
Replies: 5
Views: 3,065
Posted By eaturcheese
Re: units of measurement

There really isn't a unit of measurement needed with something like a smoke detector. I would probably say "three smoke detectors." "Unit" acts more like a pronoun, so rather than say "this smoke...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Dec 3rd, 2010, 01:26 am
Replies: 14
Views: 41,477
Posted By eaturcheese
Re: Conversation activities that don't need resources

Sounds like a real challenge!

There's plenty you can do with a chalkboard and writing paper. Just look at the whiteboard activity thread for those ideas. Some games that come to mind are:...
Forum: Teaching ESL Dec 2nd, 2010, 08:58 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 3,895
Posted By eaturcheese
Re: animals voice and baby animals, who knows

Well, TECHNICALLY a baby horse is a foal. Colts are male and fillies are female.

Pony can be an affectionate term for a horse or applied to a specific breed.
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 22nd, 2010, 12:41 am
Replies: 37
Views: 18,570
Posted By eaturcheese
Re: first time teaching almost 3 year olds

I think letting them take turns with page-turning isn't a bad idea, unless you think they're easily excited and will tear it up. Me, I don't trust my kids. I control the materials in the classroom,...
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 22nd, 2010, 12:34 am
Replies: 10
Views: 6,276
Posted By eaturcheese
Re: Help: in dire need of songs for kids to practice can can't

That would be "Anything You Can Do" from the musical Annie Get Your Gun.

Lyrics here:
Lyrics, Anything You Can Do Lyrics >> (http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/anniegetyourgun/anythingyoucando.htm)
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 19th, 2010, 01:11 am
Replies: 37
Views: 18,570
Posted By eaturcheese
Re: first time teaching almost 3 year olds

Have you thought about using other children's stories like Goldilocks and the 3 Bears? You can introduce Big and Little along with animals, food, furniture. You can teach colors together with animals...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Nov 18th, 2010, 12:40 am
Replies: 6
Views: 95,099
Posted By eaturcheese
Re: 10 minute games for teenage learners

No worries, Mark. I use enough of your materials at my school so I might as well help out by promoting them. It's the first place that I look for ideas, followed shortly by this website.
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Nov 15th, 2010, 09:12 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 95,099
Posted By eaturcheese
Re: 10 minute games for teenage learners

Are you familiar with MES English? Mark has a lot of great games and activity sheets that you can print out. I use his spiders and candy game with all of my elementary students, and he has a lot of...
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 10th, 2010, 07:07 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 4,713
Posted By eaturcheese
Re: teaching young kids using only English

In Japan at private conversation schools, they discourage native English teachers from using any Japanese. Some schools will have Japanese teachers who teach grammar.

Currently I'm teaching at...
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 9th, 2010, 10:08 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 2,192
Posted By eaturcheese
Re: Teaching a Time Table for a Project

When I first read your post, I was a bit confused. So, the students have a to-do list, and you want them to arrange those things on a timeline or calendar? Is there any particular grammar or...
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 9th, 2010, 09:47 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 4,816
Posted By eaturcheese
Re: children's story time in English

You're welcome! I had heard about the Gruffalo story somewhere, but I didn't know what it was called. I'll have to track it down.

Good luck with storytime!
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 9th, 2010, 02:13 am
Replies: 3
Views: 4,816
Posted By eaturcheese
Re: children's story time in English

Lucky! You get to do storytime!

As part of my curriculum, I teach The Hungry Caterpillar and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? by Eric Carle. They cover very basic English and would be best...
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 6th, 2010, 12:31 am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,852
Posted By eaturcheese
Re: applying new words

Can these adults make simple sentences independently? Maybe teaching the word along with an example sentence or sentence structure where they can use their new words will help. That's what I do with...
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 6th, 2010, 12:25 am
Replies: 37
Views: 18,570
Posted By eaturcheese
Re: first time teaching almost 3 year olds

LouannePiccolo already posted one good idea.

I'm quite fond of Old McDonald, prepping the song by teaching the animals with picture cards and asking "A cow says?" Kids answer "MOO!" or the Chinese...
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 5th, 2010, 12:33 am
Replies: 37
Views: 18,570
Posted By eaturcheese
Re: first time teaching almost 3 year olds

Beatrix,

I use trump cards to teach numbers, colors (sort of), and body parts.

Numbers: Using 1-10 cards, count together with the kids and deal one card for each number. When the number said...
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 2nd, 2010, 12:23 am
Replies: 37
Views: 18,570
Posted By eaturcheese
Re: first time teaching almost 3 year olds

Sanjajerem and Beatrix,

I know the sometimes frustrating feeling of trying to teach pre-school aged children and getting nothing back from them. Some don't like dancing, some are crazy about...
Forum: Teaching ESL Oct 25th, 2010, 07:21 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 2,629
Posted By eaturcheese
Re: how to teach

I've used the Interchange Intro and 1 books successfully with middle school students, and I treat it like a really fun adult lesson. I love playing games with adults, so my lessons tend to be a bit...
Forum: Teaching ESL Oct 25th, 2010, 07:00 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,621
Posted By eaturcheese
Re: Finding films

Age appropriate TV shows/cartoons would be best, I imagine. Well, if you can access them over the internet (I'm assuming you're in China) and don't have qualms about copyright, there are always...
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