Tagged: vocabulary

Spelling bee activity 0

Spelling bee activity

A spelling bee is a competition where contestants are asked to spell words. The origin of the spelling bee is believed to be in the United States. Nowadays, spelling bee events are organized in...

ESL and EFL Website 0

ESL and EFL Website

ManyThings is a website for people studying English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL). There are: quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions, anagrams, a random-sentence generator...

Facts about teaching idioms 1

Facts about teaching idioms

Teaching idioms The English language has thousands of idioms. Being a fluent English speaker entails being able to understand and use English idioms. Facts about idioms These are some facts about idioms (source: Wikipedia)...

English words of Arabic origin 0

English words of Arabic origin

English and the world English is a rich language. Its lexicon has a multitude of words from different origins. In fact, English has evolved through centuries open to the influence of other civilizations, other...

Word Prediction Lesson Plan 0

Word Prediction Lesson Plan

Vocabulary Prediction Lesson Plan These activities can be used to refine understanding of students vocabulary schematic knowledge and activate vocabulary related to the same semantic network. They can be done as pre-reading activities or...

Reading and Vocabulary 0

Reading and Vocabulary

Reading Successful reading is determined by many factors including automaticity of lexical access and the ability to store vocabulary knowledge in semantically related networks (schema theory.) These theoretical postulates have many interesting implications for...

WordNet – Lexical Database of English 0

WordNet – Lexical Database of English

WordNet WordNet is a large lexical database of English, developed under the direction of George A. Miller, professor of psychology at Princeton University. Word Net is a useful tool because of many reasons: Nouns,...

Vocabulary Building Lesson Plan 0

Vocabulary Building Lesson Plan

From alphabet to writing a story By the end of this activity students will learn 26 new words and use them in sentences or to write a story.  The materials required are a dictionary,...

Teaching activity: compound nouns 0

Teaching activity: compound nouns

Compound nouns This activity teaches students compound nouns, their form and meaning. The materials required are cards and pens or pencils. It can last for 30 minutes. The activity On different cards, write down...