Category Archives: Beginner

EFL Web Explorer: Language Games

Traditional hangman games to practice vocabulary. Good site to be used on line with an interactive board:

http://www.languagegames.org/hangman/english/body

EFL WEB EXPLORER: Primary and kindergarten

Interactive learning for children
http://www.abcmouse.com/

Revision activities for Basico 1 (EOI)

   DICTATION ‘B’ Colours, Nationalities & Jobs

   DICTATION ‘C’ Days, Time & Numbers  

   DICTATION ‘D’ Schedules, Numbers & Letters 

   DICTATION ‘E’ Buildings & Street Directions

  •  Vocabulary/Vocabulario:

    http://www.mansioningles.com/Ejercicios00.htm

  •  Grammar/Gramática:

   http://www.mansioningles.com/Gramatica.htm

Listening practice for “Basico 1” students at EOI

 From La Mansion del Inglés.com:

http://www.mansioningles.com/listening00.htm

 From ELLLo.com

http://www.elllo.org/english/Games/G048DayRecap.htm 

From 1-Language.com:

http://www.1-language.com/audiocourse/index.htm 

From OM personal.com: 

I’M CALLING FROM AUSTRALIA
Telephone calls – The time

WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
Countries and nationalities

I’M STAYING IN BED
The time – Simple Progressive

MY CAR ISN’T WORKING
Repair shop – Parts of a car

SHE’S GOOD AT LANGUAGES
Gym and sports – Simple Present

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
Age – Months – Simple Modals

I’M FEELING BETTER ALREADY
Illnesses and health problems

WHAT’S YOUR PROBLEM?
The doctor – Simple modals

CAN YOU HELP ME, PLEASE?
The town or city – Directions

WHAT ABOUT YOUR WEEKEND?
Entertainments – Simple Past

 WE HAD A GREAT TIME
Cinema and theater – Simple Past

AT THE HAIRDRESSERS’S
Be born – Simple Past

 THINGS ALWAYS GO WRONG
Expressing despair – Part I

WOULD YOU LIKE TO COME?
Cinema and theater – Modals

WHY DON’T YOU COME WITH US?
Simple Future – Present Perfect

YOU’RE A REAL PAL
Making phone calls – Progressive

IT’S AN EXCITING JOB
Jobs and professions

HOW HAVE YOU BEEN?
Expressions – Present Perfect

 

From Randal’s esl-lab.com

Calendars and Dates
Conversation Starters
Directions Around Town (1)
Introductions
Names: Meeting People
Shopping and Prices
Telling Time

 
Clothing and Fashion
Directions Around Town (2)
Family Relationships
Hobbies
Restaurants
Shopping Center
Telephone

EFL Web explorer: Listening and tapescripts

Yaper is an excelent video tool for English students to see and understand videos at different levels. A community of people who upload video segments togetehr with their scripts.

It is interesting to see their introductory video to see the many possibilities you can make use of http://en.yappr.com/welcome/Welcome.action

SOME WEBS TO PRACTISE VOCABULARY AND SPELLING (2)

I’d like to share a great tool for practicing spelling and learning new words, that I’ve just come across.

At spellingcity.com you can practice and enhance both your vocabulary and spelling, by listening to lists of words which are pronounced alone or in a sentence and spelt out.

This free tool, which can be used as a refresher on the overhead projector or at a language lab for individual work ,  contains over 30,000 words including plurals, contractions, past and future tenses. You must register to make the most of it. Then you can make your own word list to do sound and sentence practice, some tests and play computer games. It uses a real person’s voice to represent the individual words after which they give you a whole sentence.

The pick a game section let you practice games with your own word lists or other peoples’ lists. You can play Word Search, HangMouse, Unscramble, Audio Word Match, Which Word?, Missing Letter or Unscramble Sentence

Angeles Hernandez
Computer Assisted Language Learning: Theoretical backup and practical issues

SOME WEBS TO PRACTICE VOCABULARY (1)

Vocabulary.com.il is a fun site dedicated to helping you build reading, phonics, or English language skills. They offer Free Online Word Games which are specifically designed to build language skills and motivate people to learn through fun practice in spelling, phonics, and vocabulary.

Following their mission they have  built a site full of  vocabulary games separated into hundred of categories. “Many people learn English through a blend of methods – by taking English classes, reading books and watching movies in English, and studying English with English language software. Playing word and vocabulary games can be a valuable part of learning English. Not everyone is able to learn English through the immersion method, by moving to an English speaking country and only hearing and speaking English until they are fluent. “

They include a section for teachers where they explain some creative ways to use this web in class.

Angeles Hernandez
Computer Assisted Language Learning: Theoretical backup and practical issues