Monthly Archives: November 2018

Present perfect simple: Subject + have + past participle e.g. I have eaten lunch today We use the present perfect simple to talk about actions that happened in the past but no time is mentioned or if we are still inside the time period (today, this week, this month, this year, recently). We also […]

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Practice English Prepositions: Jesus Walks on the Water

Practice English Prepositions: Jesus Walks on the Water

Practise English Prepositions: Jesus Walks on the Water

Read the account of Jesus walking on the water from Matthew 14:22-33. Choose the best preposition, or if you think that none of the options are correct, write your own preposition in the gap.

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Practise English Prepositions: Jesus Walks on the Water

Answers:

  1. into
  2. Answer not given. Correct answer: of
  3. up
  4. to
  5. Answer not given. Correct answer: in
  6. Answer not given. Correct answer: by
  7. of
  8. on
  9. Answer not given. Correct answer: out
  10. to
  11. Answer not given. Correct answer: down
  12. to
  13. Answer not given. Correct answer: out
  14. of
  15. Answer not given. Correct answer: into

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Freelance English teacher and games enthusiast Mike Astbury returns with another game idea for your classroom! This activity focuses on matching up sentences using an element of personalisation to make the language more meaningful and includes downloadable cards which you can print out and use straight away. For this game I’ve made a set of……

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This is the first blog post in a two-part series exploring why learners might still show lack of interest or concentration in the classroom, even when the lesson is highly interesting and well-delivered. The very first challenge of Neurolearning is to create a brain-compatible environment. It is even more urgent than the essential task of……

via Neurolearning: Behind every great student, there’s a great classroom, designed by a great teacher! — World of Better Learning | Cambridge University Press

15 Fantastically Fishy English Idioms!

15 Fantastically Fishy English Idioms!

Do you like fish? Do you like English idioms? Yes? Then you’re going to love this fun fishy feature, which focuses on fifteen fab English idioms about our fantastic fishy friends!

  1. He’s a big fish in a small pond. = He has power and influence, but only in a limited area.

He's a big fish in a small pond.

2. He’s a cold fish. = He’s an unemotional person.

He's a cold fish.

3. I think she was fishing for a compliment. = I think she was trying to get a compliment.

I think she was fishing for a compliment.

4. It’s like shooting fish in a barrel. = It’s very easy.

It's like shooting fish in a barrel.

5. Hmm, something smells fishy. = Something seems suspicious.

Hmm, something smells fishy.

6. I’ve got bigger fish to fry. = I’ve got more important things to do.

I've got bigger fish to fry.

7. Her dad drinks like a fish. = Her dad drinks a lot [of alcohol].

Her dad drinks like a fish.

8. I felt a bit green around the gills. = I felt sick.

I felt a bit green around the gills.

9. They fell for that joke hook, line, and sinker! = They fell for that joke – completely.

They fell for that joke hook, line, and sinker!

10. That’s a different kettle of fish. = That’s a different matter.

That's a different kettle of fish.

11. There are plenty more fish in the sea. = You will find another person to love.

There are plenty more fish in the sea.

12. Your grandma is an odd fish, isn’t she? = Your grandma is strange, isn’t she?

Your grandma is an odd fish, isn't she?

13. What’s that got to do with the price of fish? = What’s that got to do with anything?

What's that got to do with the price of fish?

14. The train was so busy! We were packed in like sardines! = The train was so busy! The passengers had to stand very close together.

The train was so busy! We were packed in like sardines!

15. I felt like a fish out of water. = I felt uncomfortable and out of place.

I felt like a fish out of water.

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FREE Discussion Worksheet: Proverbs – Advice for Life 1

FREE Discussion Worksheet: Proverbs – Advice for Life 1

Have you got a problem? Something weighing you down? Have you tried looking in the book of Proverbs in the Bible for an answer?

Read the different problems below and match each one to advice given in a verse from Proverbs. Check any new vocabulary. Write out each verse in your notebook, then discuss each situation with a partner or small group. What would you do in each situation? How helpful do you think the advice from Proverbs would be today?

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FREE Discussion Worksheet: Proverbs – Advice for Life 1

Answers:

1. Proverbs 27:1
2. Proverbs 10:9
3. Proverbs 16:18
4. Proverbs 15:16
5. Proverbs 31:30
6. Proverbs 16:3
7. Proverbs 10:12
8. Proverbs 22:6
9. Proverbs 12:11
10. Proverbs 15:1

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As Psychology teachers we want students to actively focus on: Knowing the spec. inside-out, so that they can… Spot opportunities to use the spec. content and its terms in their answers, and then… Elaborate on their answer to gain maximum marks But in addition to this, when applied (A03) questions require students to address information…

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This post will explain what formulaic language is, give examples of how idioms are constructed, and help you understand the nature of idioms a little bit better…

via What Idioms Actually Are — ENGUROO ONLINE ENGLISH SCHOOL