Do You Know the Eight Parts of Speech?
2. A word that describes an adjective or verb
6. "Oh!" "Wow!" "Um" for example
7. A word used to link words, phrases, or clauses
8. A word that denotes an action, occurrence, or state of being
1. "On," "Under," "Over," for example
3. The name of a person, place, thing, or idea
4. A word the describes a noun or pronoun
5. "The," "A," An," for example
The crossword is used to make student learn the eight parts of speech. The student reads the requirement question below it and enters his/her answer in the crossword either across or down. Grammar games will help students not only gain knowledge, but also practice and internalize vocabulary, grammar and structures. Saricoban & Metin (2000), said "Games and problem-solving activities...have a purpose beyond the production of correct speech, and are examples of the most preferable communicative activities”. The games will also help increase students’ concentration, especially if they are children. Harmer (1991, p.7) pointed that “children’s span of attention or concentration is less than adults. Children need frequent changes of activity. They need activities which are exciting and stimulate their curiosity. They need to be involved in something active (they will usually not sit and listen)”.
Dave,s ESL Cafe Internet site
Dave,s ESL Cafe Internet site has links that direct us to post our resume and get recruited as an ESL/EFL teacher. It also has sponsored announcements some of which show the nstitutions which offer certificate courses. The institutions mentioned in the site include TEFL International which offer quality TESOL certificate courses and LiquaEdge which offer a series of internationally accredited online TESOL certificate courses. Other issues in the website are international job forums and teacher training forums. I find the information in the web site very beneficial to me as an ESL/EFL teacher. Through the site, I can know the institutions to go for in case I want to further my studies; I can also post my resume and get recruited through the site.