Thursday, January 30, 2014

Eye Idioms - Poster

I just found this awesome poster about Idioms on ESLLibrary. I hope it's useful. I'll Keep an eye on that site :)

To feast one's eyes on: To look at something beautiful/amazing.
"Now turn around and feast your eyes on that view".

One's  eyes pop out of one's head: To be shocked or amazed.
"When I told him I was leaving the company, his eyes nearly popped out of his head."

Keep one's eyes peeled: To look for intently.
"Keep your eyes peeled for a parking space."

Out of the corner of one's eye: To catch/see something without really looking for it.
"Out of the corner of my eye I saw something move, I turned to look and saw a little mouse run across the floor."

The apple of one's eye: A person you have great affection for.
"His son is the apple of his eye."

In the blink of an eye: Very quickly.
"The holidays will be over in a blink of an eye."

Eye candy: Someone who is very attractive.
"My friend likes sitting at the bar looking for eye candy."

Red eye: An overnight flight.
"Red eye flights are usually cheaper."

Get some shut eye: To get some sleep.
"I have to get some shut eye, I'm exhausted."

Monday, January 27, 2014

FREE App for android by British council

LearnEnglish KIDs  is a FREE App for android by British council.

If you are an android fan and like using it in class here is a very nice app with videos for the English Lessons.
It's designed for young learners and it can be a way to add some more FUN to your lessons! Enjoy!    

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Prepositions of place: in, on, at (mind map)

Just like the previous post, here is one more great mind map taken from

Prepositions of time - in, on, at (mind map)

This topic always causes doubts.
I've just found this wonderful mind map on and couldn't resist sharing it. 
I'll be posting some more because they are really great especially for visual students whose memories rely mostly on images!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Reading Comprehension Worksheet - 5th grade (5ºano)

Here is a Reading and comprehension worksheet (Re&Co) for beginners - 5th grade.

It has two pages with 3 different exercises.

1 - True or False.
2 - Answering according to the text.
3 - Answering according to the student's personal information. 

The themes explored are:

  • Personal identification
  • Sports
  • Numbers
  • Family
  • Verb to be
  • Verb to have got.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Reading Corner in 4 steps

It's very important to create a good reading environment for the class. And it is even more important to let the students take an active role in the creation of such environment. 

Here is a suggestion of something -really nice- I did with my students some years ago.

As for the process, here it goes:

1 - Select an inspirational image, project it onto a large fabric and let your students draw it on pencil.

2 - Prepare a space at your classroom which you won't need too much for the next month or so (remember, it's a large picture)

3 - Use fabric paint and let your students be creative :) I would usually let the "fast finishers" to go paint first.

4 - Hang their Master Piece at the reading corner. Get a nice carpet and some cute pillows to go along :)

Enjoy the "story times"!     


ps. This "curtain" was also hiding a - quite boring - archive. Let's say it as a beautiful 2 in 1 :) 

Monday, January 6, 2014

Happy 2014

Wishing my readers the best year of all!