At the beginning of this course, I mentioned the overall goal of the class was to develop your skills. So, the question is what skills? Of course, English communication skills are part of the class.
Thinking skills are also important. That is why I asked you to learn and use different ways of thinking, as well as speaking.
The final exam questions present you with an opportunity to demonstrate your [click to continue…]
My advanced ESL students are great people. They have a strong desire to learn English and improve their communication skills.
We are near the end of the university semester – this is week 13 – and there is a rush [click to continue…]
The advanced English students have to prepare for a quiz and final exam. To help the students learn English and prepare for these tests, here is a list of questions to study.
ESL Conversation Study Questions
Briefly answer these questions with one or two sentences.
Can you tell me …
This is week 10 of the fall semester. Time flies when you’re having fun, right?
Two activities below are group work projects which will be done in class.
ESL Speaking Warm Ups
This group speaking activity is about making comparisons. Look at the topics below. Choose one per person. If you don’t like these topics, feel free to choose another that interests you.
- Think about the topic.
- Right down your main idea.
- Write a three or four bullet points of categories that will be used to make the comparisons (not full sentences or a full script). [click to continue…]
Exam are done. It’s time to get back to the business of learning to speak English well.
Group Work Mystery
This is a small group activity. It is a murder mystery. Work in a small group of 4-5 people.
One person reads one alibi card. Use the list of characters and house plan to eliminate people. Find the murderer after reading the clues.
Pair Work Lesson: Movies
In pairs, create summaries of 10 movies. Make one sentence per movie. For example [click to continue…]
My advanced ESL students have a quiz and mid-term exam coming soon. Here are the questions my English students need to study if they wish to do well on the tests.
ESL CONVERSATION EXAM
These questions cover the main sections of material we studied in class, including how to explain differences, 6 Thinking Hats concepts, paragraph writing, vocabulary and analyzing large amounts of numerical data.
The ESL exam review worksheet is here: advanced ESL conversation test questions.
This week 5 of the semester for my ESL English students. They are making great progress. here is a list of a few of the things we will study this week.
Writing and Speaking Review
A short quiz and a long mid-term exam are coming soon. Now is a good time to review some of the material we have studied in class. It might be useful when my ESL students have an English test.
Here are a few questions.
- Write 3 or 4 sentences to describe a difficult sport. Describe the rules, objectives of the activity, number of players, location of play and equipment. [click to continue…]
This week, my ESL students will improve English fluency and develops job skills by learning how to describe patterns, trends and differences.
ESL Conversation Activities
The first ESL conversation activity is a pair work exercise where students have to find the differences in two pictures. This is a warm up for the next activity.
The second activity is more complex. Students will [click to continue…]