Our Advent Calendar

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My students this semester are all Christian, celebrate Christmas, and want to learn more about how Christmas is celebrated in the United States. This calendar gives me the opportunity to share with them many cultural icons and traditions, also facilitating conversation. The website I used, AdventMyFriend, makes it easy to fill each date with your choice of “gifts,” and gives you some hints as to what you can do to personalize it for your friends, family, or students!

Click on the link to access my calendar, and then click on the dates as the month progresses. https://adventmyfriend.com/20138/62c2a98120/?embed I hope you enjoy it.

Merry Christmas to all!

Dem Bones

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In keeping with the Halloween season and the body/health posts of recent here on Web 2.0 for ESL, the link below is to a nice little video about “Dem Bones,” which identifies and explains the purposes of the bones and joints. The English will be somewhat difficult for beginning ESL students, but see what “body” vocabulary the students do recognize. You can then sing or play the song and have the students point to the bones. Later, they can sing along with you while pointing to the appropriate bones. Enjoy, and happy Halloween!

http://www.schooltube.com/embed_force/28e699a29b2be8e4520b/

Listening Activity: Theme Song from the Movie “Titanic”

Here is a listening activity for my ESL students based on Céline Dion’s multiple platinum hit, “My Heart Will Go On.” We are reading about the sinking of the Titanic, and I simply thought this would be an enjoyable listening activity for the students, and a way for them to sing along with this very popular song. I hope your students enjoy it, too.

Watch the YouTube video, and then select the correct missing lyrics.

 

Listening Activity: “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” from Disney’s Frozen

Watch the YouTube clip from Disney’s movie, Frozen. Then, play the video again and, on the form below the video, select the words that are missing from the song lyrics. Be sure to submit your answers when you finish. If you have a question or a comment, please let me know at the bottom of this blog post! Thank you. I hope you enjoy this exercise! Don’t forget to check your work when you finish!

See also the listening exercise from Frozen, “Let It Go!”

 

Listening Exercise: American Authors’, “Best Day of My Life”

Check your answers!

A Listening Activity: Celine Dion & Ne-Yo Sing, “Incredible”

Enjoy this!  Be sure to sing along!

Katy Perry’s “Unconditionally” – a Listening Activity