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Harry Potter-Adjectives

I hope you enjoyed my last post about practicing adjectives through Marvel characters https://mongoose-esl.com/2020/03/26/marvel-universe-adjectives/. But, maybe you are not a fan of the Marvel universe. You can use this exercise with any set of characters you like! Here's a similar exercise using my favorite set of characters-from Harry Potter! Just like the last exercise, use … Continue reading Harry Potter-Adjectives

How to Eradicate a Disease- a TED Ed Video

Right now you might be thinking about diseases and how they spread. Here's a video about one disease that we have a cure for-small pox. Check out the questions and vocabulary words after you finishing watching the video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBSandHijDc What is special about smallpox?How does smallpox spread?What were some of the challenges with smallpox?When was … Continue reading How to Eradicate a Disease- a TED Ed Video

New Year’s Resolution? Future Tense Practice!

New Year's Resolutions are a great way to think about the future and reflect on the past. Not sure what they are? Check out my last post on New Year's Resolutions. https://mongoose-esl.com/2020/01/21/happy-new-year/ The Future Tense Making resolutions is a great way to think about your life and goals. However, it's also a great way to … Continue reading New Year’s Resolution? Future Tense Practice!

TED Talk Tuesdays!

These TED videos from the series Small Thing Big Idea are great for listening practice. They are also great practice for the TOEFL listening test. Teachers: Students should watch these videos without stopping and then check for comprehension using the following questions. Learners: Post your answers to the questions below! https://embed.ted.com/talks/lang/en/paola_antonelli_the_3_000_year_history_of_the_hoodie Questions How often do you wear … Continue reading TED Talk Tuesdays!

What are you reading?

Do you have more time on your hands these days? Here's what I'm reading in case you are looking for a recommendation! Copyright Harper Collins Publishers This is a fantastic book for high intermediate and advanced students! The story is engaging and exciting. What are you reading right now? Leave me your recommendations!