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I'm sure you know what synonyms are. If you don't, a synonym is simply a word that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another word. For example, 'funny' is a synonym of 'humorous'. This rule is all about using synonyms to expand our vocabulary and make us sound much more fluent.
We all use some words too often in English. Even native speakers do it. This can make you sound like you are repeating yourself.
For example, I often hear students repeating the same words again and again, like this: "that painting is beautiful", "your daughter is beautiful", "London is a very beautiful city", "you have very beautiful eyes" etc.
Often, students get so familiar with some words that they fail to expand their vocabulary. I tried and tried to think of a solution to this problem, when it suddenly hit me: simply use a synonym!
Here is how you put this rule into action: use a thesaurus to find a synonym for a word you use too much. Then, ...
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The first thing a teacher needs to decide is WHAT they want to teach. What do children need to learn?
• Vocabulary - These should be concrete items in the children’s environment, grouped by category, as vocabulary is easier to remember that way.
• Functional Dialogues - Things children say every day.
• Listening - Children learning a foreign language can understand more than they can say.
• Grammar - Simple, useful structures that children can substitute vocabulary items into and make their own sentences. It is important to include statements as well as questions and answers.
• Phonics/Reading/Writing - Children learning English need lots of support, reading and writing are hard skills to master and require patience and practice.
The Lesson Plan
A basic lesson plan makes planning easier. Lesson plans are needed by the learners in order to provide structure and routine to their learning, the parents need one in order to have confidence in the teacher.
Below is a ...
Jan 5, 2019 English Language Learning (ELL) 4566 Views
Mass media forms thrive today. As development show itself scientifically, students experience various media forms through technologies. These flourishing materials shouldn't be ignored; it is the role of ESL teachers to keep abreast with the present day coinciding language instructions to mass media forms as springboards of originally planned language tasks in attuning the interests of students that the real- world situation is constantly exposing them. There exist a one- to- one correspondence between technology and the mass media. As technology rises, mass media develops several forms that can be activated as operative materials in intellectually influencing interested individuals. To be able to discover these materials' educational potentials, teachers need to discover the essence of media literacy by evaluating their viability, themselves.
Environmental changes influence learners ...