These extensive vocabulary lists are grouped by topic, and they include MSA terms and occasionally their Egyptian colloquial equivalent. There are also a number of lists with various idioms and Egyptian colloquial expressions. Arabic spellings are accompanied by transliterations.
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This primer provides a basic introduction to Egyptian colloquial Arabic, beginning with the alphabet, demonstrating both pronunciation and the writing system. From there the text moves on to discussing the parts of speech as well as some of the dialect's basic grammar. The book then progresses to common phrases and ends with a vocabulary section that relies on transliteration.
This manual, written in 1914, includes a very basic introduction to the colloquial Egyptian Arabic spoken in Cairo. The 80-page text focuses mostly on vocabulary and contains 28 different word lists. There is also a brief section on grammar, one on the Arabic alphabet and how it is pronounced in Egypt, and a collection of sample dialogues. Although the book covers the alphabet, most sections rely on transliteration into Latin characters. The filesize of the PDF is 5 MB.
A chapter on using English idioms for describing people for intermediate ESL learners. The chapter includes audio, guessing meaning from context, and controlled and communicative practice.
The activity includes a series of exercises, in which students view the literal representations of idioms and then examine the metaphorical meanings of the idioms.
This activity is intended to provide authentic material to Intermediate--Mid students. The purpose of this assignment is to help learners use recently studied vocabulary and idiomatic expressions in a situation similar to one that they would likely find themselves in during authentic experiences in French speaking countries. Studens will be asked to create a dialogue demonstrating their understanding of new vocabulary to ask for help or for a service.
In this activity, students will brainstorm useful expressions for agreeing with, disagreeing with, and uncertainty about situations. Students will then practice using these expressions in conversation.
In this activity, students will discuss different topics and practice using expressions to disagree or agree with statements.
This lesson opens the unit and prepares learners for the structure of the instructional routines. The anchor text for this lesson is, Words Set Me Free by Lesa Cline-Ransome. This literary nonfiction text chronicles the story of Frederick Douglass' early life and includes events that influenced both his life and those of others. The students should listen for examples of how actions speak louder than words. The initial read will allow students an opportunity to comprehend on a literal level. The subsequent readings provide opportunities for students to analyze and interpret figurative language throughout the book. Specifically, the students will identify how similes and metaphors enhance the reader's understanding of the life of Frederick Douglass. Students will routinely write in a response log to demonstrate understanding of the theme of this unit, Actions Speak Louder than Words. In addition, students will use their knowledge of figurative language in their writing.
Notre Dame, Marseille, Montpellier. If you’re looking to add a bit of color and culture to your student’s reading activities, this new ESL Lesson Plan on holiday in France offers just the ticket.Suitable for intermediate learners, the lesson plan is built around the theme of holidays. It offers students the chance to practice their reading skills while learning about intensifiers, idioms and informal language.If you want additional lesson plans and support, including teachers’ notes, be sure to register for a free Off2Class account.
This lesson includes a video and document about some idioms and proverbs in English with their Turkish meanings. Bu ders, Türkçe anlamlarıyla birlikte verilen bazı İngilizce deyim ve atasözlerinin yer aldığı bir video ve belgeden oluşmaktadır.
This activity is great for practicing ASL sentence structure Time-Topic-Comment. This activity provides students with new signs for idioms, and encourages them to be creative when coming up with their stories. Students will learn to create stories and practice presenting stories using idioms.
Idioms describing food and eating: This lesson teaches idioms like eat like a bird and dig in. Most students love food, so they’ll love this lesson on idioms describing food and eating.If you want additional lesson plans and support, including teachers’ notes, be sure to register for a free Off2Class account.
Idioms describing love: If your student is asked to go on a blind date, do you think they’ll know what it means? Maybe not, so use this lesson to teach them about idioms describing love.If you want additional lesson plans and support, including teachers’ notes, be sure to register for a free Off2Class account.
Idioms describing people: This lesson plan focuses on common idioms we use to describe people, including black sheep and gold digger.If you want additional lesson plans and support, including teachers’ notes, be sure to register for a free Off2Class account.
Idioms that use an animal vocabulary: Animal idioms are tricky. Your student probably feels like a fish out of water, so kill two birds with one stone and teach them about animal idioms in their English class!If you want additional lesson plans and support, including teachers’ notes, be sure to register for a free Off2Class account.
In this lesson, students will distinguish the literal and non-literal meanings of verbal and written content in different contexts. The lesson targets third-fourth grade students. Learners will demonstrate an understanding of idioms by using context clues in the sentences to help figure out the meanings of idioms, by drawing out idioms without using words or letters, by creating greeting cards, and by creating a costume to portray their chosen idiom.
This activity deals with the concept of rhyming. This concept is not immediately understood by most students and needs to be explained first with ample examples. The activity consists of groups of 3 words two of which rhyme and one doesn't. Students read the words or listen to the instructor and select the word that doesn't rhyme. They are then directed to pick a specific letter from the "wrong" word and write it in a separate column. After completing the assignment students unscramble the letters trying to form a meaningful expression related to listening which in this case is "I'm all ears".