Slideshow: 50 Photos for ESL Activities | Jeffrey Hill

Photos are a great way for promoting discussion in the ESL classroom, and here’s a selection I put together for my EM Normandie students. The original idea was to use the photos to practise Part One of the TOEIC Listening and Reading exam, where candidates see a photo, hear four statements about it, and have to choose the one that best describes the picture. However, there are many other ways in which they can be used, depending on the content of the photo. I’ve listed a few ideas below.

50 Photos for ESL Activities from Jeffrey Hill
 
IDEAS FOR USING PHOTOS IN CLASS
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Slideshow: 50 Photos for ESL Activities | Jeffrey Hill

Photos are a great way for promoting discussion in the ESL classroom, and here’s a selection I put together for my EM Normandie students. The original idea was to use the photos to practise Part One of the TOEIC Listening and Reading exam, where candidates see a photo, hear four statements about it, and have to choose the one that best describes the picture. However, there are many other ways in which they can be used, depending on the content of the photo. I’ve listed a few ideas below.

50 Photos for ESL Activities from Jeffrey Hill
 
IDEAS FOR USING PHOTOS IN CLASS
1. Display the…

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Music Video: Artists For Grenfell — “Bridge Over Troubled Water” | Jeffrey Hill

This is the official video for the Artists For Grenfell’s charity single “Bridge Over Troubled Water”. You can find a full list of all the artists involved here.

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Artist For Grenfell – Bridge Over Troubled Water
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Site of the Day — Write & Improve | Jeffrey Hill

DESCRIPTION
Write & Improve is a free service from Cambridge English for learners to practise their written English. Submit your written work and receive feedback in seconds, covering spelling, vocabulary, grammar and general style. There are a number of free writing tasks at Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced level, as well as an IELTS workbook. You can create a profile to see many more tasks.

COMMENTS
Automatic correction of written work sounds like a teacher’s dream, so I decided to test the site. The task I chose was to write a postcard to a friend about a holiday. Of course, I…

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Learn English Online Promo Video | Jeffrey Hill

Here’s a promo video for my new Learn English Online site.

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Learn English Online (http://ift.tt/2s6Fwtg) is a directory of the best resources available on the internet for learning English as a second or foreign language. You will find over 700 annotated links listed in 34 categories, as well as tips and advice on how to improve your English. But that’s not all. For news and reviews, check out the LEO Blog. And visit the Store to find out about my publications. To receive regular updates, free learning materials, and lots more, sign up for the LEO newsletter. As a…

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Everyday English for ESL — Lesson 3 — Hair Appointment | Jeffrey Hill

Here’s the third lesson of my Everyday English for ESL course. You can download the PDF file for this lesson here, and view the course description below.

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Do you already have a basic knowledge of English, but want to improve your ability to communicate in real-life situations? And do so in a fun, enjoyable way? Then Everyday English for ESL is just the course for you! Each lesson begins with a fully-animated dialogue, which presents the vocabulary, grammar, and expressions you need to know in order to communicate successfully in English in a wide range of everyday…

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Cartoon: Playing with Fire | Jeffrey Hill

This cartoon by Peter Brookes from The Times relates to the the tragic fire disaster in a London tower block, and illustrates a common English idiom: to play with fire.

COMMENTARY
The cartoon shows a number of tower blocks (or blocks of flats) as matchboxes. The message is clear — they are a great fire risk and a disaster waiting to happen. We won’t know the cause of the London fire for a while, but it seems that residents’ fears about the safety of the block were ignored. The expression ‘to play with fire’ means to take a risk or to do something that could cause you trouble later….

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