Suggestions for teachers and parents (September 15)
- Published: 14 Sep 2010 at 20.57
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There is a lot you can do with our materials with your class or your children. Here are suggestions for the material on site as of Sept 15.
“Mainly for kids” (http://bit.ly/aUC0Ws ), It is about the spectacular Youtube favourite, the annoying orange. One thing that I particularly like is that while the dialogue is written for native speakers and spoken very quickly, it is still very easy to understand. Just in case there are any difficulties, I’ve provided a complete transcript of both videos. There are many additional annoying orange videos on Youtube, so you might suggest that your students have a look.
Instant lesson (http://bit.ly/de7jog) is our “fast-food” section for teachers, a complete lesson that is ready to go. I’ll try to do at least one instant lesson each week, but we can have more if teachers supply their own lessons based on Bangkok Post material. Parents with children preparing for exams might want to give it a try as well. Be sure to use the audio – perhaps using the audio without the text if you want to make it a challenge.
Speaking of audio, you will find mp3 files in the general news, easy English news, About business, News shorts and, normally, in Mainly for kids as well. You might want to have your students try to download a file or two and then use it with any mp3 player they might have. Encourage them to listen to a text more than once. It’s easy to do when they are walking are doing something else.
Finally, be sure to look at our “learning English together” section and encourage you class or children to participate. Details are in the section. Our first project deals with verb forms (http://bit.ly/bDYcBD) and I’ll short have a long list of videos ready for you to use when teaching tenses, passive voice, direct and indirect speech and conditionals. You see how easy it is to make a video in “Mixing verb forms” (http://bit.ly/boI1cE).