Quite Interesting

Hmmm…Interesting

Read. Know. Learn. Go.

QI: Quite Interesting is a website with many, many things to discover. It’s a TV show, a radio show, a whole universe. But one place that’s fun to start with is their Research Infocloud.

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Some quite interesting things you’ll be able to find out about:

Shakespeare

Japanese food

Alice in Wonderland

Left-handedness

Valentine’s Day

There’s a search box, and you can click on the cloud to refresh your choices or click on “Lucky Dip” to find a random page:

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A Bitter Taste of Vocabulary!

SophieSensei

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Learning new vocabulary can be a bit tricky when you’ve had so much other English-y stuff drummed into you all week. Some of it just falls out. The way to aid students with information retention is by making the lessons more personalised – allowing the students to make a connection between the new vocab and a personal feeling, memory or in this case, taste! Our words du jour were chewy, fizzy, bitter, sweet, ripe, bland, chewy, savoury/salty and ripe. I elicited as much as I could and offered examples during class, and we completed a gap fill exercise. The next day I prepared the classroom for an impromptu revision session on what they had (hopefully) learnt. It looked a little something like this:
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My suitably concerned students piled into the classroom with trepidation as I revealed they would be blindfolded and led into class one by one, sample some drink…

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Flash Fiction… Or maybe just a piece of it…

Arden Ruth

Maggie

The drive, excruciatingly slower than usual, continues to set me on edge. I weave the car between the abandoned vehicles on the highway as we all stare out into the woods. It’s daylight. We don’t have to worry about them but you can’t trust other humans nowadays either. Some will kill you over a bag of chips. There are no laws in this new world.

It takes three hours to get to the run-down Kroger on the edge of town. We all know how important this is. If we don’t find supplies soon, we’ll be starving in just a few weeks. Hunting has become more difficult. The deer and rabbit population has dwindled down to nothing. The idea of moving on to a new town is a difficult one to stomach. We’ve lost so many already. A move could mean death to us all.

I turn in my seat to stare at…

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Adverbs & Adjectives Worksheet

Squarehead Teachers

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I recently needed a worksheet to assess students’ knowledge of adjectives vs. adverbs. So here’s a 20 question page to help you know if your grammar lesson worked or not! Enjoy!

Click here for the free printable PDF:
adverbs adjectives worksheet
adverbs adjectives worksheet ANSWERS

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