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How Many Words?

How many words can you make out of “April Showers”.

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Easter Poem

“The Chocolate Rabbit” Butterfly Queen of Spain Fritillary - spring landscape

Fill in the blanks with the appropriate word.

 Eat  Rabbit  Easter  Ate  Moment  Tail  Love  Chocolate  Nibbled

I got a __________ rabbit

For an __________ treat,

A great big chocolate rabbit

Good enough to __________.

So I __________ his ears on Sunday,

His nose I finished Monday.

Tuesday I __________ on his feet.

I ate his __________ on Wednesday

Thursday I kept on,

By Friday he was going,

Saturday he was gone.

Oh, I loved my chocolate __________

From the __________ that he came,

And if I get another one,

I’ll __________ him just the same.

Easter Egg Emotions

Using real egg shells (before class get some eggs, puncture a hole at both ends and blow out the insides of the egg, then wash out). Use coloured felt pens to draw faces in the different emotions below:

  • Happiness Easter Kids
  • Surprise
  • Discovery
  • Kindness
  • Respect
  • Appreciation
  • Wonder
  • Love
  • Friendship
  • Hope

Go over the words with the class first and get them to guess individually and in groups which word goes with which egg.

How Many Words can You Make from “Happy Easter”?

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Restaurant ESL

Taking your young adult ESL learners to a restaurant, or at least talking about restaurant culture, is an important step in acclimatizing them to life in a new country through a very “typical” English experience. As you probably know, restaurants are the perfect way to introduce a number of different subjects to your students:

• Food
• Table etiquette
• Manners
• Asking directions
• Common restaurant expressions

Exposing students to the above subjects is an important step in building confidence for life outside the home. Restaurant experiences are often spontaneous, so they require students to be ready and comfortable with the language.  James from Engvid provides several great teaching points you can incorporate into your classroom lesson or class trip to a restaurant. Here are some things he highlights:

• The differences between fast food, casual and fine dining
• Using “May I have…” or “Can I have…”
• The meaning of “Party of” or “Table of/for”
• What’s in a menu?
• What is a drink order?
• The differences between appetizers, main course, pls sides or substitutes, and dessert
• What is a “Special”
• Paying for the meal; cheques, bills, taxes and tips
Check it out below!

While “role plays” have their place in the classroom, there’s nothing better than experience to really cement something in a students mind. That’s why taking them out to a restaurant for the real thing is invaluable.

Go over the above points during one or two classes and get your students comfortable. Then take them out for a meal and coach them through the experience. They’ll be nervous and make mistakes, but with you there they’ll begin to build up their confidence.

Good luck and good teaching.

Question: What is your favourite kind of restaurant? (Leave a comment below):

Valentine’s Word Find

How many words can you make out of Valentine’s Day?

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Romeo and Juliet

Read the poem with a friend and try to figure out what each bold word means based on the context.

My dear Juliet, your sight is everlasting as heaven above.

Your eyes gleam as bright as a lavishly blue jewel.

As my eyes set on yours they leap at the sight of love.

Your love makes me so crazy I’ve become love’s fool.

 

Your sincere love is winter’s breathe.

My love for you is stronger than anything else.

The sight of you made me more stiff than death.

Your voice chimes as beautifully as bells.

 

Our family’s feud is due to tear us apart.

Though I’ve been banished, my love still longs for you.

I wait again to catch your heart.

Oh, Juliet I wish we could start love of new.

 

Our love shall last forever till we die.

No one in the entire world loves you more than I.

Geoffrey Elliot

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Valentines Day Vocabulary Word Scramble Advanced

Work with a partner to unscramble the words.

dngciaellht   ______________________________

radling        ______________________________

negeagd      ______________________________

sgeemsa      ______________________________

ornmeca      ______________________________

etmsntieanl  ______________________________

forteuenht   ______________________________

aedrets       ______________________________

rboiceetaln   ______________________________

bouqute       ______________________________

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Winter Sports Word Scramble

Unscramble the word for the sport.

  • tbiaholn
  • esepd nsaitgk
  • kis ujminpg
  • eferesylt ksiing
  • wodnillh siikng
  • noabongwdirs

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How Many Words?

Can you find 10 words hidden in “Winter Wonderland”?

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