Teacher Tip – Reading

Interactive English is a four-skills textbook. However, as students progress, they may want extra work on their reading skills. Extensive reading, done outside of class, can be a great way to increase reading skills. One thing to remember is that students should already know at least 80% of the words in the text they are […]

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Teacher Tip – Summer is here!

Summer vacation is upon us and this means many of our one-on-one students will now have their kids at home during regular class time. Some students (and some tutors) prefer to take a break over the summer, but if you can find a way work around this, there will certainly be learning gains. Here are […]

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Teacher tip: Online Listening Resources

Students need many opportunities for listening practice. Check out these free online listening resources which students can access on their own for additional listening practice and activities. English Listening Library Online ello.org . This site has listening activities with transcripts. There are also vocabulary, and speaking activities. Randall’s Cyber Listening Lab esl-lab.com Listening quizzes with […]

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Tuesday Tip: Listening Practice

Does your student need extra listening practice? Check out this great resource: http://www.cbc.ca/edmonton/learning-english/newscasts.html Each week this Canadian website makes three lessons with audio files and transcripts available. These news stories are read more slowly than on regular radio. You can download  both lessons and the audio files for free.

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Tuesday Tip: Very Easy Short Stories Online

Do your students need more reading practice? You can find easy-to-read illustrated stories for your students to read online at this website http://www.really-learn-english.com/english-short-stories.htm There are also videos for listening practice. Check them out at http://www.really-learn-english.com/learn-english-video-lesson-01.html

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