Tuesday, April 15, 2008

ESOL Tutorial Group

Today three students studied with me: Hannh, Afsona and Kwi-Ok. We looked at the following sites. Their work in class this week was looking at using resources, dictionaries, Internet and the library. One of their exercises was to look at the history of certain words like ANZAC, balaclava, Trafalgar, holocaust etc.

I searched online for "Etymology" and discovered an online Etymology Dictionary.

After trying a few words I browsed this site of interesting news stories for listening comprehension. The story we chose was about the world's smallest girl.

Finally, I played this item about Fuel Economy for understanding and vocabulary.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Dictation and Comprehension

Some of my old students have asked me for a place where they can listen to dictations. Here is one good site of free exercises to try.

They also asked for a site with interesting stories to read to test their comprehension. This site has interesting Asian stories.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Oxford Headway

Hello everyone.

Today I shall spend my time in the computer suite with you. Thank you for your comments last week. Keep practising writing emails and messages such as comments.

Today's site will help you to improve your grammar. If you to http://www.oup.com/elt/global/products/headway/ you can choose what level to work at. After you click beginner or intermediate or advanced, then click the grammar option. Choose any unit and start to work. If you have time, you might explore other features of this site.