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Crash! Slam! Bang! – Teacher Stumpers

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Sparky: Welcome home Mr.Maru! Mr.Maru: Hey Sparky, did you have a good day? Sparky: Yeah, pretty good. Mr.Maru: Say, what happened to the lamp? Sparky: The cat slammed into it. Mr.Maru: We don't have a cat. Sparky: Yeah. We do. Remember? Mr.Maru: I think you hit your head. Sparky: No, I was having a race [...]

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Discontinuing a Few Services

We're making a few changes to things around here at EnglishSpark.com  Over the next few months, the site will change a little bit.  Don't fear!  The main things you have come to enjoy are still going to be here. The first big change is that we are going to discontinue the teacher listing service.  We [...]

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how to use effect

Sparky: Can you turn down the television? It is too loud. It's effecting my concentration. Mr.Maru: I think it's affecting your concentration not effecting. Sparky: Right. It's affecting me.Mr.Maru: What are you studying? Sparky: Chemistry. I'm studying the affects of oxygen on metal. Mr.Maru: I believe it's effects with an 'e'. Sparky: you are really [...]

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Opposites Board Game – eslHQ.com

A basic board game that practices adjective opposites.

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Santa Claus – Heads Up English

This is a listening exercise about Santa Claus.  Students listen to the passage then answer a few questions and if time allows discuss Santa Claus.  It also includes some vocabulary exercises. Students first discuss Santa Claus before the listen to the passage on the CD.  The passage is roughly 5min long.  Teachers can use this [...]

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Mr. Maru: Your house doesn't look very nice Sparky. Sparky: Yep, it's a real fixer upper. I'm going to make my brother replace the windows. Mr. Maru: Make? That's not very nice. Sparky: Yeah, I'm going to get a carpenter to fix the fence too. Mr. Maru: Sounds good. What about the carpet? Sparky: I'll [...]

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Got it! or Gotcha? – Teacher Stumpers

Mr. Maru: Ok, you need to feed the fish, wash the dishes, and vacuum the living room.Sparky: Understood.Mr. Maru: um, OK. Oh, we need to do the laundry before 4!Sparky: I understand.Mr. Maru: … Right. You're a little strange today Sparky. To do the laundry, you need to push the red button then kick the [...]

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Adjective lesson plan – learn4good.com

This is a nice little lesson plan that includes a chart and some examples of how to order adjectives before a noun.  It goes over some nice details.  It also includes an online quiz for students to test their understanding of the grammar.

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Bring It All Together

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Well my friends, the time has come to beef up your profiles on each network.  One thing you must do is fill in a complete profile.  It's important to be as detailed as possible, and fill in as much information that you can.  This will ensure that there is no guess work from the people [...]

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Using Video Games to Learn a Language

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I just recently got back from Techday, an event that is hosted by the local Osaka JALT.  What seemed very interesting to me was the use of more and more video games in learning contexts.  There was a presentation on a flash game that was being re-written to be more friendly to learners of English.  [...]

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