Comparison Photos

Comparisons If you haven’t yet heard of Canva.com, you should definitely check it out. It makes the creation of nicely formatted picture resources incredibly easy. You can also make endless flyers, posts, etc. that have beautiful designs and elements.  Two other great websites that go wonderfully with the idea of pictures is www.pexels.com and https://pixabay.com/. These two websites offer free stock photos. Not only are the stock photos free, but they come with a CC0 License that gives you complete rights to use the images for anything you could ever need them for. I used the above-mentioned websites to make these 26 pages of comparison photos.  Continue reading

Which One – Ask and Switch

Ask and SwitchDo you want a new activity to get your class up and talking? Check out this great resource. It’s a new twist on an old game, the ask and switch. You can use it to practice new vocabulary, questions using which, or just to get students talking and learning more about each other. Click to learn more.  Continue reading

Health Vocabulary Activities and Role Play

Suggestions with shouldI’m using the book World English Intro by Cengage learning in my beginning integrated skills course. I love this book because it has engaging material and photos by National Geographic. I just completed unit 10 which covers health and illnesses. The unit introduces expressing feelings such as “I feel sick” as well as using should and shouldn’t for advice. This article contains all of the material I created for this unit,  but if you’re teaching illnesses, remedies, health, or advice with should and shouldn’t, you’ll get great ideas and materials no matter what book you’re using. Continue reading

Food Vocabulary

Food Vocabulary CardsA picture is worth a thousand words. It’s a saying I’m sure many of us have heard before. This phrase rings so true in language teaching. Pictures help students make associations with words without having to translate. I use tons of pictures in class. I often display pictures on slides, but recently I’ve also started creating vocabulary cards with pictures. This lets me structure different interactive activities that get students talking and learning in a fun way. These food vocabulary cards can be used in many different ways to get students learning food vocabulary and different grammar structures.  One way I recently used them is Continue reading