Blogging Blogs create communities around a common topic. YouTube - Blogs in Plain English
Types of blogs Tutor blog Student blog Class blog Set homework. Personal information Reactions to a film, article, class topic. Provide a summary of class work. Extra writing practice on class topics Things learners like/don’t like doing in class. Provide links to extra reading/listening material. Regular comments on current affairs A class project Question and answer (e.g. about grammar, class work). Research and present information on a topic Exam/Study tips Using photos to describe a craft, or hobbie.
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Using websites: ELT vs Authentic websites √ ELT websites provide lots of content that our learners can use. √ They provide valuable opportunities for more controlled practice. √ They are a great help for learners who need to brush up on certain aspects of the language. √ They are often used for homework.
Using websites: Authentic websites pros and cons Х Students will find them too difficult. Х It takes too much time. √ Authentic websites can be chosen to fit your students’ interests. √ They provide an opportunity to work with “total comprehension”. √ Their use fosters independent learning.
Using websites: Authentic websites Some practical examples: Inventions Crazy inventions picture gallery choose your weirdest invention now on Weird Things Culture and food Table Manners Across Cultures (Money & Careers: Multicultural Manners) Halloween How to Carve a Pumpkin - wikiHow
Using websites: Authentic websites Your turn: Table 1 – Compare people Table 2 – Describe natural disasters Table 3 – Discuss how believable a story is Table 4 – Recommend a museum Table 5 – Describe clothes