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Postby serenella » Tue Oct 05, 2004 6:01 pm

Arale, I agree with you.
Teaching a language means teaching to communicate, so group-work is very helpful, even if it causes noise in the classroom.
Anyway, I have found some classes which were strictly organized according to quitness, I mean each student was matched in his/her desk with another student he/she didn't like or who was very different in behaviour, opinion, etc. In such a way teachers prevented them from talking during the lesson, but proposing pair/group work was impossible without changing the whole layout of the class and a lesson time is too short for organizing couples and moving seats.

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Postby Butler » Tue Oct 12, 2004 1:41 pm

I use music a lot to help students listen and understand, I remove certain words from the lyrics of a song and they have to write them back in while listening to the song. Good fun and I use short songs (3 minutes).

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Postby Asep » Tue Oct 12, 2004 2:46 pm

Same method as one my E teachers applied when I was still at college and took an E class two years ago.

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Postby Dixie » Tue Oct 12, 2004 10:23 pm

Butler wrote:I use music a lot to help students listen and understand, I remove certain words from the lyrics of a song and they have to write them back in while listening to the song. Good fun and I use short songs (3 minutes).


I use exactly the same method. Maybe we could share some song titles and the grammar used in there :P

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Postby Asep » Wed Oct 13, 2004 3:32 am

My teacher played "Creep" by Radiohead, "Another Day in Paradise" by Phil Collins, and many more.

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Postby Butler » Wed Oct 13, 2004 8:16 am

I always use (don't laugh) dream a little dream by Mama Cass, short song and easy to understand her. I also use sometimes a song that nobody knows so they get to hear something fresh and have no chance of remembering the lyrics, I use it only for some of the advanced students.

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Postby Dixie » Thu Oct 14, 2004 10:36 pm

Asep wrote:My teacher played "Creep" by Radiohead, "Another Day in Paradise" by Phil Collins, and many more.


Wow I got that one, Another Day in Paradise. I was just listening to it a while ago on my way back home. So your teacher used it in your class? That's interesting :roll: Kind of a sad song though :D

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Postby Asep » Fri Oct 15, 2004 2:45 am

Yeah, and guess what! This could've been the very first song I heard of Phil Collins. I like his "You'll Be in My Heart", too, Dixie. :) This song can never fail to remind me of someone out there.... :wink:


Here's a pic of this bald man. Hehe....

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Postby Dixie » Fri Oct 15, 2004 10:13 am

You'll Be in My Heart, that song makes me cry!!!!!!! :roll: :roll: :oops: :oops: It's so beautiful. :roll:

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Postby Asep » Fri Oct 15, 2004 10:14 am

And romantic as well. :roll:

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Postby Dixie » Fri Oct 15, 2004 10:16 am

And sad as well.

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Postby Asep » Fri Oct 15, 2004 10:21 am

So it's touching, heart touching, right? :cry: :cry:

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Postby Butler » Fri Oct 15, 2004 10:34 am

I hate having to go against the grain but I find ALL Phil Collins songs (and Disney songs) very annoying, maybe it's his voice but I always turn them off, sorry!!

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Postby Asep » Fri Oct 15, 2004 10:39 am

Have you checked out his other songs prior to his collaboration with Disney?

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Postby Asep » Fri Oct 15, 2004 10:41 am

Like I said, you can get started now, Maggie. Lucky you, new friend. You can count on such teachers we have around as Dixie of Catalunya, RedRose of China, Lilian of China, Arale of Vietnam and many mooooooooreee in here. :)
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Postby Butler » Fri Oct 15, 2004 10:45 am

Im in my 30's and heavily into music, I even hated his Genesis stuff, he's a bit "fluffy2 for my liking and seems to just write music that will sell rather than music he wants to write. I know many people hate Bjork and Radiohead but for me their music is THEIR music not commercialized music.

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Postby Dixie » Fri Oct 15, 2004 11:08 am

maggie wrote:Hi Dixie

I have applicated to be one member of your msn, and my email dress is cocozhang77@hotmail.com, Hope you can add me!

Thank you!


Oh I saw I got an email from that address earlier but I thought it was trash so I deleted it without opening it. Sorry, Maggie!!!!

And Asep, Lilian is from Bangladesh, currently living in the US. She's not from China ;)

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Postby Asep » Fri Oct 15, 2004 11:15 am

Well, I see. I forgot that, Dixie. It's because of her rare appearance now, I think. Yeah, Maggie, you can get it all started here on EC. You're lucky. It took me more than 1 month to be a full member, you know.


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