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Rachel Carlson – FamousPeopleLessons.com

This is a great discussion lesson plan for Women's History Month (March).  It goes over the life of Rachel Carson, a famous conservationist.  The materials include an mp3 for the listening, a couple of listening exercises including sentence scrambles and discussion questions.  It includes 13 pages of materials to use in the classroom.

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Natural Disasters – HeadsUpEnglish.com

Natural disasters are often scary, especially for those that don't understand them. By completing this lesson, students will be able to identify the causes of some natural disasters, and how to survive in one should they ever find themselves in that situation. The lesson begins with a survey about the student's prior knowledge and assumptions [...]

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1st Conditional Tense – learn4good.com

This is a very simple lesson plan that gives a quick overview if when to use 1st conditional tense. Let’s take note that the first conditional is used to express situations based on fact in the present or future (things which may happen). This ESL lesson plan includes a short online quiz that would test [...]

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Twitter's overnight internet recognition stems from one plain question: "What are you doing?" You have 140 characters of text to respond, and as soon as you hit Update, the site's millions of users can spot what you're up to. This small initiative has blossomed into an extremely popular trend with its users covering the entire [...]

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Whose job is it to teach English? Today we are going to talk about a strange situation with 'whose' that came up in one of my classes.  But first, let's make sure we are clear on which 'whose' we are talking about. Whose and who's are hymonyms.  Hymonyms sound the same but mean different things.  [...]

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A lesson about the situation in Gaza (dec 2008~).  Students discuss some of the vocabulary words about the news story and then go over their opinions on the topic.  There is a listening or reading task for students.  The author has included an mp3 of the audio as well as 13 pages of goodies to [...]

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English As a second language

Quick tour The English as a second language website is a starting point for ESL learners who want to study English through the web which includes examples on how to learn and speak English through games, podcasts, reading, writing, quizzes, lesson plans and translations. This website also provides several features to learn and improve your [...]

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Fun with Facebook

Neal Chambers Twitter

Facebook is a monster! If you don't know what Facebook is, crawl out from under your rock and join the rest of the world.  There are now over 200 million Facebook users.  No joke, my 86 year old grandma has a profile.  I hope that if you are reading this you have one as well. [...]

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Twitter Addiction Kills (Time)

twitter addiction

Over the past couple of weeks, I've been conducting a survey on Twitter use. I've also been talking and discussing Twitter use on the LinkedIn group devoted to Twitter use for educators. I've started to notice a common theme, Twitter addiction. People are having a hard time handling the massive flow of information that is [...]

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what if

Mr.Maru: I'm tired. That was a long day at work!Sparky: Yeah, it's time to relax.Mr.Maru: I have some ice cream. Let's eat it.Sparky: Um, okay. Sure.Mr.Maru: Oh, no! There is no ice cream. Did you eat it?Sparky: Um, no. The cat did.Mr.Maru: Supposing the cat had eaten the ice cream, why is there a dog [...]

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