Useful phonics links

There is a wealth of phonic reinforcement activities available to use directly from the internet. A Google search will find you plenty of worthwhile content. Here is a small but amazing selection by CPD (Continuous Professional Development) Jolly Phonics Training Course to get you started.

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2nd Conditional

Some interesting ideas on how to teach the second conditional:

California dreaming (Lessonstream)

How deep is the ocean (Lessonstream)

(Revised) Song Worksheet: If I Had a Million Dollars by Barenaked Ladies (WITH VIDEO)

Song: If I Had a Million Dollars Worksheet & Lesson Plan

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2nd Conditional lesson plan (by English is a piece of cake)

Defining relative clauses

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This is a communicative, personalised activity for introducing defining relative clauses.

Ask your students to write the numbers 1-8 on their paper. Next to no. 1 tell them to write down a place where they like to eat. They should write the name only. You are going to read out 7 similar categories and they should similarly write down just the answer. Here’s the (suggested) list in full:

  1. a place where you like to eat
  2. someone who annoys you
  3. a time when you were surprised
  4. an activity which you hate doing
  5. someone whom you love
  6. a reason why you got up this morning
  7. something that you can do really well
  8. a place in which you feel relaxed

Now you can ask the students to look at the first one and say what you said to make them write it down. Hopefully they’ll come up with…

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Frozen Planet

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This activity is based on Frozen Planet, the BBC/Discovery series which charts life at the furthest reaches of the globe. It’s so full of jaw-dropping visuals you’ll be hard pressed to pick out just one clip. We ended up choosing a world first – this is apparently the first ever complete filming of killer whales “wave washing” a seal.
The activities for this clip are a collaborative memory task before and while viewing. After viewing, pronunciation practice with the script to work on chunking, rhythm and stress. If you can get hold of the DVD, students can try to sound like David Attenborough, and if you’re using the American version on YouTube, Alec Baldwin is the model to copy.

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ESL Apps: 15 English Language Learning Apps for iPhone and Android

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There are tons of apps for English learners at any level. We simply show you the best ones: 15 English Language Learning Apps for iPhone and Android NOW!

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