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Teaching the verb ‘be’

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This week’s show covers the verb ‘be’.  We discuss:

  • teaching the concept of ‘be’
  • teaching ‘be’ without translation
  • ideas for practicing ‘be’
  • teaching negative and question formation
  • ideas for teaching conjugation

We’d love to hear how you use you teach ‘be’ or ideas for how you practice ‘be’ with your students. Post them here or over at the ESL Teacher Talk forums. Ask questions or leave comments about the show. You can also just pop-in and introduce yourself. We’d love to know who’s listening.

Thanks for listening!

Game of the Week: the Question Guessing Game

This is an activity for practicing yes/no sentence formation.  It goes well with ‘be’ and this episode, but the Question Guessing Game can be used for any yes/no question form-practice.  There are ideas for downloads you can use from MES-English, but you don’t need to prepare any materials if you don’t want to.

Happy teaching!