Thursday, December 04, 2008

3. Graded Readers (click here) for Teachers and Students


This area is devoted to providing materials for teaching and learning using graded readers. There are various levels spread across a number of different publishers. All graded readers are easily available from bookstores carrying English language materials, or directly from the publishers themselves.




Lessons Using Graded Readers
1. The Prince and the Pauper (Penguin Level 2)
2. The Man in the Iron Mask (Macmillan Level 2)
3. The Canterville Ghost and other stories (Macmillan Level 3)
4. The Phantom of the Opera (Macmillan Level 2)
5. The Black Cat (Macmillan Level 3)
6. Drive into Danger (Oxford Starter)
7. The Long Tunnel (Macmillan level 2)
8. Mine Boy (Macmillan level 6)

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

6. Voice of America (VOA) ~ Special English lessons (click here)


Visit the pages on this site for interesting and informative stories created in special English for ESL students.

Lesson
1. Have a headache, you're not alone
2. American Orchestra performs in North Korea
3. WHO Sees Tobacco Risk to a Billion Lives This Century
4. How to Do It: Making Paper by Hand
5. Music Would Not be the Same Without the Guitar

1. Mondos link to ELLLO Listening Activities (click here)


Visit the pages on this site for interesting and informative stories in natural English. There are many kinds of listening activities, worksheets, slide shows and explanations of specific aspects about the language used.

Special thanks to Simon for making me aware of this site, and the host of ELLLO for creating a valuable resource that everyone can benefit from.

Theme 1: Places where we live
Theme 2: Jobs and Career
Theme 3: Family
Theme 4: Pets
Theme 5: Three Meals a day
Theme 6: Daily Routines
Theme 7: T.V.
Theme 8: Learning Languages
Theme 9: Are you a shy person?
Theme 10: Favorite things

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

14. High Level Current Topics (click here)


Enter this site if you want to get some extra-reading practice on current topics in various newspapers.
Articles are roughly 300~500 words long.
There are also lessons with each reading.


Recommended Level of difficulty
- Students should have effective, but not perfect, use of English.

Student's ability: You can talk almost fluently and almost completely accurately. Everyday situations in an English-language environment do not worry you. You can take part in extended conversations or discussions and your vocabulary covers almost every circumstance. If you do not know a word you can almost always find a way of describing it. You have a knowledge of some idiomatic English, phrasal verbs, and colloquial expressions. You have studied all main areas of English grammar.

Equivalent to:

* IELTS score 5.5 - 6.5
* TOEFL iBT score 80
* TOEIC score 650 - 800

Thursday, October 16, 2008

GC1 2008 Writing Blog

Mondo's GC1 Writing Class Blog for YMCA English Course Students (Creative writing project focussed on making students write regularly - Work is edited by students themselves) Welcome to the GC1 Writing Class Blog. Each week, students will be contributing some work to this area.
What to do? Each week you must write a 50~100 words directly to the blog. It can be on any subject, but should be e-mailed to your teacher by Friday each week.
Topic
Choose topics to write about, get it checked, and send it to your teacher to get them published.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Top of the Pops (support)

Background information and support material for Top of the Pops Listening, by Nobuhiro Kumai and Stephen Timson.
http://mondostoppops.blogspot.com/

Friday, October 03, 2008

E1 Writing Blog 2008/9 Semester 2

Mondo's E1 Writing Class Blog for YMCA English Course Students
(Creative writing project focussed on making students write regularly - Work is edited by students themselves) Welcome to the E1 Writing Class Blog. Each week, students will be contributing some work to this area.
What to do? Each week you must write a 50 word e-mail to your teacher. It can be on any subject, but should be e-mailed to your teacher by Friday each week.
Topic
Choose topics to write about, get it checked, and send it to your teacher to get them published.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

17. Role Plays for the Classroom

This is a page devoted to collecting role-plays for the use in ESL/EFL classrooms.

1. Taxi Ride
2. Introductions
3. Appointments and arrangements

Friday, June 13, 2008

16. Mondos Study English with Cartoons


Do you enjoy watching cartoons? Do you want to get more listening practice? Well why not combine your love of cartoons and your desire to learn English by watching some very famous, classic cartoons.
Recommended for higher levels (roughly intermediate), but anyone can enjoy watching them...I will be publishing lessons to go along with these cartoons in the coming weeks. Please enjoy.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Lessons in English Grammar (click here)

A page devoted to learning how to use various aspects of English grammar.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

15. E2 Writing Class Blog 2008 Sem 1 (Click Here)

Mondo's E2 Writing Class Blog for YMCA English Course Students
(Creative writing project focussed on making students write regularly - Work is edited by students themselves)
Welcome to the E2 Writing Class Blog. Each week, students will be contributing some work to this area.
What to do? Each week you must write a 50 word e-mail to your teacher. It can be on any subject, but should be e-mailed to your teacher by Friday each week.
Choose topics to write about, get it checked, and send it to your teacher to get them published.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

8. Presentation & Public Speaking (click here)

Would you like to know more about how to make an effective presentation. Well, enter this site by clicking on the title above and learn more about how to make your presentations stand out.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

5. High Level Discussion, Debate and Issues - Video (click here)


This page is devoted to high level discussion topics and issues. The material will be presented in a number of different formats on specific themes. The themes that are generated are specifically chosen for their capability of stimulating conversation and in depth discussion. Please note that the content may be controversial and does not necessarily reflect the beliefs of Mondosworld. Warning: some content may offend some people.

Theme 1: Class Divide
Theme 2: Smoking and Cigarette companies
Theme 3: Fast Food
Theme 4: Michael J. Fox and Parkinson's Disease
Theme 5: Climate Change
Theme 6: McCartney Divorce
Theme 7: Google's New Office
Theme 8: Future Japan
Theme 9: A Funny look at mobile phones


Recommended Level: You can describe yourself as the following ~
- You have an effective, but not perfect, use of English.
Your ability: You can talk almost fluently and almost completely accurately. Everyday situations in an English-language environment do not worry you. You can take part in extended conversations or discussions and your vocabulary covers almost every circumstance. If you do not know a word you can almost always find a way of describing it. You have a knowledge of some idiomatic English, phrasal verbs, and colloquial expressions. You have studied all main areas of English grammar.

Equivalent to:

* IELTS score 5.5 - 6.5
* TOEFL iBT score 80
* TOEIC score 650 - 800

Current Topics - Readings & Activities (Click Here)



Enter this site if you want to get some extra-reading practice on current topics in the newspaper.
Articles are roughly 200 words long.
There are also lessons with each reading.

Course Description:
This class is designed to:
- promote awareness, appreciation and enjoyment of different media and develop good study habits
- expose students to multiple perspectives.
- help students develop knowledge, skills, and analytical abilities.

In dealing directly with primary sources, students will engage in asking questions, thinking critically, making intelligent inferences, and developing reasoned explanations and interpretations of events and issues that are in today’s current environment.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

4. ESL/EFL Ideas and Issues (for teachers)


This blog is a running commentary on the issues that present themselves to me as I work my way through my Masters of Education program, at USQ, Australia. It is a work in progress, and the ideas contained with the blog entries are my way of trying to come to terms with being a professional teacher and a lifelong student. The issues involve teaching and learning, both from an educators standpoint and the perspective of a student, trying to learn a second language. Steven Mondy

Thursday, February 28, 2008

12. Gallery (click here)


This page is a gallery of artwork created by my students. I Hope that you enjoy.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

11. Writing Class


This blog is devoted to all writing class activities. There are blogs that are for students to express their ideas, in creative and structured writing tasks. Some things are only edited by students, and other pieces of writing that are edited by the classroom teacher. Please enjoy.

Welcome :-)

Hi there everyone!
Welcome to my world of ESL/EFL. A place where you can explore the world of learning English as a second language. There are many materials for you to download and use. Feel free to use the materials in a way that helps you. Every day there seems to be something new. I encourage anyone who logs on, to leave a comment or two... Looking forward to see how the site develops. I hope it helps... Mondo

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