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No. 65 December 2010 Treasure Hunt (2010年12月10日)

カテゴリー: The Treasure Hunt Club
★ The Treasure Hunt Club
No. 65 December 2010 Treasure Hunt
Marcel Van Amelsvoort
(Kanagawa Prefectural College of Foreign Studies)
The twelve days of Christmas is a popular song at this time of year.For each of the twelve days, the singer is given a gift, beginning withthe first one, a partridge in a pear tree. Well, I don’t have anyexotic gifts to pass out, but I do have a whole bunch of sites thathaven’t fit into other columns this year. So I thought I’d see if I couldmatch the song in number. Here it goes, arranged sort of byage/proficiency of learners.

1. Here is a site to help teachers teach about times. It has bothonline and printable activities.http://www.fi.edu/time/Journey/JustInTime/contents.html

2. Here’s a game to play to learn to tell the time online:http://www.teachingtime.co.uk/draggames/sthec1.html

3. Here’s an audio concentration game for the months. Great foryoung learners.http://www.manythings.org/ac/months.html

4. Here is a phonics site with an audio activity for sound recognition.http://teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/flash/phonics/index.htm.

5. Here’s another phonics site, this one to help learn letter sounds:http://genkienglish.net/phonics.htm.

6. And here’s another phonics site, this one has with an interactivechart to help with spelling andsounds.http://www.fonetiks.org/foniks/index.html

7. Looking for phonics stories? Some really easy phonics stories canbe found athttp://www.mcedservices.com/phonics/phonics.html orhttp://www.starfall.com/n/level-a/learn-to-read/load.htm?f

That’s enough for the kiddies. Let’s move on.

8. Using movie clips in foreign languages, and music and effects,learners can write the subtitlesand make their own movies at ClassikTV. Creative and great fun for everyone.http://www.grapheine.com/classiktv/index.php?lang=uk.

9. You can also make your own movies with Indian movies at BombayTV.http://www.grapheine.com/bombaytv/index.php?lang=uk

10. This site has complete lesson plans, audio files, and activitiesfor teaching and learning withnews articles by Sean Banville. News English Lessons is for lower levels:http://www.newsenglishlessons.com/

11. And Breaking News English for intermediate and higher levels isanother site by Sean Banville.http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/index.html

12. The One World Youth Project. I have mentioned sites forfacilitating international classroomexchanges before. Here is another. The website is currently beingredone, but there is a video towatch now. It contains this statement: “In order to tackle thechallenges of the 21st century, we mustprepare the next generation for their global reality.” That meansgiving learners the chance toengage with learners from other cultures.http://www.oneworldyouthproject.org/

Well, that’s twelve. Happy holidays to everyone. See you next year.