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ERIC Number: EJ1014119
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1559-663X
Trains across the USA
McIntosh, Phyllis
English Teaching Forum, v51 n1 p34-52 2013
This feature article explores the topic of trains from their early history to recent trends in railroading. A glossary provides related vocabulary, a sidebar called "Romance of the Rails" adds colorful detail about train songs and railroad lore. An additional section, "Classroom Activities," by John Silver, presents three stand-alone language-learning activities related to trains: (1) "Train Lineups," designed for students at the Intermediate level and up, encourages students to speak and listen to one another and to cooperate to achieve an objective; (2) "Train Dictadraw," for Intermediate students, helps students practice and produce vocabulary related to trains by describing and drawing; (3) "Who Gets to Ride?" is for Intermediate and higher levels and can be used to develop pair or group cooperation and critical thinking skills.
US Department of State. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs, SA-5, 2200 C Street NW 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20037. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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