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By if life gives you melons you might be dyslexic
This presentation contains a 27 slide PowerPoint lesson in editable PPT format with 3 handouts that accompany the lesson. Fear! - can you think of a better conversation topic for a lesson?This lesson has got me through some difficult Mondays...it's
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, Psychology, Halloween
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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PowerPoint Presentations, Interactive Whiteboard, Cultural Activities
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By if life gives you melons you might be dyslexic
Idioms, proverbs, and sayings, are extremely challenging for ESL students, but they are very important for spoken Language skills. This no-prep lesson requires students to guess the meaning of the idioms, give examples, and use them in
Subjects:
Grammar, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Interactive Whiteboard, Cultural Activities
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By if life gives you melons you might be dyslexic
This presentation contains SEVEN POWER POINT NO PREP LESSONS in editable PPT format, containing 46 slides each with 20 idioms, 3 worksheets and teacher's notes. This collection includes 140 of the funniest and most difficult idioms for a non-native
Subjects:
Grammar, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Interactive Whiteboard, Cultural Activities
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By if life gives you melons you might be dyslexic
This lesson was a result of a furious debate among a group of my friends. It started one Friday night when a friend showed up with a new pair of ‘toms’ shoes and all hell broke loose…This lesson brings up many questions about things that we take for
Subjects:
Life Skills, Economics , ESL / ELL / EFL
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Cultural Activities
$4.50
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By if life gives you melons you might be dyslexic
YOU CAN FIND A VIDEO SAMPLE OF THIS LESSON: Click here This presentation contains a 71 slide PowerPoint lesson in editable PPT format with a vocabulary handout and Teacher’s notes.Descriptions of locations are becoming more and more difficult (not
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, Oral Communication
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Interactive Whiteboard, Cultural Activities
$5.50
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By if life gives you melons you might be dyslexic
This presentation contains a 35 slide PowerPoint lesson in an editable PPT format with a handout and Teacher’s notes that accompany the lesson. This lesson is a wonderful exercise in speaking for ESL students or high school kids.By learning how to
Subjects:
Basic Principles, EFL - ESL - ELD, ESL / ELL / EFL
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, ...
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PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Cultural Activities
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By if life gives you melons you might be dyslexic
This presentation contains a 31 slide, adaptable power point presentation, with a video and a work paperTeacher notes included.This subject is fun because it gives us an opportunity to talk openly and in detail about something we usually don’t
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, ESL / ELL / EFL, Oral Communication
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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PowerPoint Presentations, Interactive Whiteboard, Cultural Activities
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By if life gives you melons you might be dyslexic
Hi, I’ve put together All my “description series” in one neat package!All the material that I’m including in this bundled unit, is sold separately on my TPT store.Here is a complete list of all the products that are included, click on each item link
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, ESL / ELL / EFL
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Cultural Activities
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By if life gives you melons you might be dyslexic
The lesson starts with a riddle, it was rumored that this riddle was used by psychiatrists to determine if an individual had some psychopathic traits (it’s not true of course), the discussion will lead you to the subject of the lesson (hopefully,
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, Life Skills, Psychology
Grades:
12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Cultural Activities
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By if life gives you melons you might be dyslexic
This presentation contains a 37 slide PowerPoint lesson in editable PPT format with two work papers and a video that accompany the lesson - Teacher notes and answer key included.Cross culture lessons are always interesting and engaging.Breakfasts
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, Cooking, ESL / ELL / EFL
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Interactive Whiteboard, Cultural Activities
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By if life gives you melons you might be dyslexic
This presentation contains a PowerPoint lesson in editable PPT format with 2 worksheets that accompany the lesson and teacher's notes. I got interested in this topic after reading a short article, about a company that Uses very interesting and
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, ESL / ELL / EFL, Oral Communication
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Cultural Activities
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By if life gives you melons you might be dyslexic
This presentation contains a 64 slide PowerPoint lesson in editable PPT format, packed with Great animation, and interactive activities with a work papers that accompany the lesson. It’s one of my favorite lesson, and one that your students will
Subjects:
Grammar, ESL / ELL / EFL, Writing
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Games
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By if life gives you melons you might be dyslexic
This presentation contains a GREAT 47 slide PowerPoint lesson in editable PPT format with 2 work papers and a teacher’s note, for a 90 min. lesson. The goal of this lesson is to introduce and practice useful idiomatic phrases to express annoying
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, Back to School, End of Year
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, ...
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Interactive Whiteboard, Cultural Activities
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By if life gives you melons you might be dyslexic
This is an ESL adult conversation lesson. It includes an editable PowerPoint with worksheets, a class activity, and teacher’s notes.Face description is a fascinating thing. Every time I watch a program where a witness is asked by a detective to
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, Psychology, Character Education
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Interactive Whiteboard, Cultural Activities
$5.50
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By if life gives you melons you might be dyslexic
This is a two-hour ESL adult PowerPoint lesson in editable PPT format with worksheets and a class activity. In this lesson, students are asked to comment, discuss, and argue - risky and dangerous behavior – but they’ll need to define it first.
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, Psychology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Interactive Whiteboard, Cultural Activities
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By if life gives you melons you might be dyslexic
Many of my students confuse formal and casual greetings in English, probably because of TV shows and the internet. I come across a lot of ‘casual’ greetings at improper situation, hopefully I managed to cover most of the common mistakes foreigners
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, Business, Oral Communication
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Interactive Whiteboard, Cultural Activities
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By if life gives you melons you might be dyslexic
An embarrassment - ESL adult and kid conversation lesson This is a 54 -slide business powerpoint presentation in an editable PPT format with a worksheet.Some embarrassing situations have no cultural boundaries and neither does our reactions to them.
Subjects:
Life Skills, Psychology, ESL / ELL / EFL
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Interactive Whiteboard, Cultural Activities
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By if life gives you melons you might be dyslexic
This presentation contains a 50 slide, power point presentation with a hand out paper, a great activity and some teacher’s notes. This can be a two-hour activity or it can easily be split into two one-hour lessons.This lesson teaches the correct
Subjects:
Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD, Oral Communication
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Cultural Activities
$5.50
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By if life gives you melons you might be dyslexic
This presentation contains a 33 slide PowerPoint lesson in editable PPT format with a handout, a vocabulary sheet, a practice activity and teacher’s notes. Warnings are an interesting discussion topic. We’ve all received warnings in our lives, and
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, Critical Thinking, Oral Communication
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Interactive Whiteboard, Cultural Activities
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By if life gives you melons you might be dyslexic
This presentation contains a 52 slide PowerPoint lesson in editable PPT format with 2 work papers that accompany the lesson and teacher's notes.This is a holiday lesson that discusses our crazy holiday shopping habits.A great lesson before and after
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, Business, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Cultural Activities
$4.30
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I love the English language, always have. I’ve been teaching English in Italy for over 20 years and it still moves me when I see that spark of ‘eureka’ in a student’s eyes when they grasp a new grammar concept or figure out an idiom. I’m a good teacher. I’m passionate, I’m funny and I could have been a great teacher were it not for one slight hiccup, I’m severely Dyslexic (or dysgraphic, to be more accurate), I couldn’t spell to save my life. You might think, “well that’s a very poor choice of a profession…”, and you’d be absolutely right, the thing is – I love teaching! and i refuse to give it up just because of a silly technicality!

MY TEACHING STYLE

If ‘necessity is the mother of all invention’, shame is it’s grandmother. Not being able to correct my students essays, nor tell them how to spell a new word, has pushed me to creating conversation classes in which i could concentrate on teaching the interesting stuff (geek…), the grammar structure and the link between the language and the culture, while cunningly avoiding actually writing something down. When I start a new year, I try to alternate between regular conversation lessons, aimed to strengthen A linguistic instinct and fluency, and grammar based lessons, aimed to sneak in grammar rules without anyone noticing it. While I try to make the conversation lessons all about new and interesting information, live discussion and debate, My grammar lessons always include an activity, and as a rule, they are always funny and a little ridicules. It’s been my experience that while my students find the conversation lessons interesting, they remember more ‘funny anecdotes’ from the grammar lessons (and sometimes even the actual rules themselves). Repetition of rules is boring, but put it into a rhyme, and it sticks, put it into a ridiculous rhyme and it sticks longer, perform it in a funny way and it will stay forever (although your dignity and reputation as a serious person might suffer).

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have never won an honor or award ... probably because i couldn't spell either of these words properly! :)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I grew up in the US, spent years traveling in Australia and New Zealand and have been working closely with various British institutions for the past two decades. I’m fortunate enough to have a rare glimpse into more than one Anglo-Saxon culture (which I try to incorporate into my lessons). I’ve been living in the North of Italy since 1994. I first came here, following my new husband, to realize his dream of becoming a winemaker, and immediately fell head over heels in love it. I studied Art and Journalism in university, and after my children were born, I became fascinated with Cross Culture and Business etiquette. i've been working both as an English teacher and as a cross cultur consoltant for over 20 years.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Without the internet, (you can’t even begin to imagine what this text would look like without a spell checker…) and a global community, teaching, for someone like me, would be impossible. I’m grateful to have been able to do this every day, and if I can do it, anyone can. I hope you enjoy these lessons, I’ve tried to make them as funny as possible (because humor transcends cultures), and as up to date as possible. (because, let's face it, traditional grammar books could really use some updating in this department). Have fun with it, and if you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them.

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