Read to Your Children: Robert Munsch

Reading to your children is one of the most pleasant exercises you can do to improve your English. Today I would like to introduce you to an amazing Canadian kids author (loved by American children, too!) Robert Munsch. His stories are hilarious and educational at the same time. You can get his books at any local library or bookstore. The best part for an ESL student: he recorded his stories and posted them on his webpage. You can practice your listening skills, pronunciation, grammar, and reading at the same time. And you can also help your children write him a letter and practice writing skills! Your children wouldn’t even know that you are doing exercises.
Enjoy!
Robert Munsch official webpage
Listen to his books (pick a book on the left and drag it into “listen” position).
Don’t forget to write which book you and your child/children liked the best. My absolute favorite is Stephanie’s Ponytail. Can’t wait to hear if you liked Robert Munsch. Post a comment:)

Happy Independence Day!

Isn’t it great to have a long weekend to celebrate the Independence Day?
Do you want to know about this wonderful holiday? Click on this link http://www.elcivics.com/esl_fourth_of_july , Listen to an article about the Independence Day.
Do an Independence Day Vocabulary exercise, Take a Quiz with Answers
Print a Worksheet with Answers
Watch a Video for ESL students
And don’t forget to relax and come back to class rested.
Happy Independence Day!

28+ ESL videos onto Youtube from Marissa

Wake Tech’s Instructor Marissa uploaded 28+ ESL videos onto Youtube.
You can watch them on a big screen by clicking on the big screen button right under the video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_S-1BcmIBg&feature=channel
Anyone interested can download these videos using the YouTube Downloader software.
This is a free and safe software from the following website:
http://download.cnet.com/YouTube-Downloader/3000-2071_4-10647340.html

If you want to access all of Marissa’s videos, just type “maschiffm” into the search box on YouTube.

North Carolina Public Radio

Do you want to improve your listening skills? Listening to the radio is a wonderful (and free!) way to do it. Listen to it on your way to/from school, while cooking or doing the dishes. We recommend North Carolina Public Radio 88.9FM where they don’t play music but have a lot of interesting discussions.
You can also go to their webpage and download programs you liked or missed.

Listening

Would you like to practice? Good!
Let’s play a listening game. Imagine, that you have a phone call. Take the call and answer correctly. Your friend is depending on you. Click on the link, listen to “your friend” and answer the questions. Your questions will be corrected but only you will know about it.  It is like having a free ESL teacher at your home! Enjoy and let us know how much you like it.
(Oh! And don’t forget your volume) http://www.elllo.org/yeartwo/march13th/main_phone.htm

Our complements to Ello! team for this activity.