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Reading Worksheets, Spelling, Grammar, Comprehension, Lesson Plans - English in Vancouver. 47+ Alternatives to Using YouTube in the Classroom. .

47+ Alternatives to Using YouTube in the Classroom

However, many teachers cannot access YouTube in their classrooms. That is why I originally wrote what became one of the most popular posts to ever appear on . That post is now fourteen months old and I've come across more alternatives in that time. Also in that time span some of the resources on the list have shut down. So it's time to update the list. 14 Expressions with Crazy Origins that You Would Never Have Guessed. Guest post by Anais John You probably use tons of expressions, idioms, and slang phrases every day that don’t make literal sense.

14 Expressions with Crazy Origins that You Would Never Have Guessed

If you ever thought long and hard about why you say something a certain way, you could probably make a guess. However, some English expressions are so crazy and unusual that it is impossible to guess where on earth it originated from — unless you know the history. In case you didn’t know, historical events, legends, important figures, religion, and even advertisements form the basis of many expressions used today. Here are the origins of some of the most interesting idioms! Bite the bullet Meaning: To accept something difficult or unpleasant Origin: In the olden days, when doctors were short on anesthesia or time during a battle, they would ask the patient to bite down on a bullet to distract from the pain.

Break the ice. Träna mera – länktips. Links to improve your skills in English Vocabulary Vocabulary for learners of English Lyricstraining BaBaDum Vocabulary.

Träna mera – länktips

För nybörjare. The Case of The Lower Case Letter by Jack Delany. She breezed into my office one cold September morning.

The Case of The Lower Case Letter by Jack Delany

I'd been enjoying a hot cup of Starbuck's finest and surfing the web for local news. The famous lexical semanticist Professor Edgar Nettleston had been found dead, a gunshot wound to the head. The police verdict was suicide. She held out an elegant hand as she floated towards me and I glimpsed a wedding band with a stone the size of a peanut M&M. "I'm Edith Nettleston. " "Sorry about the old man. " Intermediate ⋆ Teach by Calendar. Skip to content The Swedish Curriculum stipulates “living conditions, traditions, social relations and cultural phenomena” to be part of the content of communication.

Teach by Calendar

One way of fulfilling this requirement is to bring various holidays and yearly celebrations into the classroom. Here are some recommended materials for most levels behind the actual date in the Calendar. A fun calendar for each month, with learning activities for year 3-5 Link: Starfall Calendar A more comprehensive calendar for educators Link: Calendars for Educators A monthly calendar with suggested lesson plans from Link: 2016 ESL Lesson Plan Calendar Funny Days, Weird Holidays; Celebrations Link: Days of the Year General events. European Migration: 08/09/2015, Behind the News. We're taking you to Europe where right now more than a hundred thousand asylum seekers are arriving each month.

European Migration: 08/09/2015, Behind the News

Here's Emma to take a closer look at this issue and some of the kids that are caught up in it. EMMA DAVIS, REPORTER: This sight is becoming very common in a lot of European countries. Tens of thousands of asylum seekers, travelling across borders, desperate for a new home. 15-year old Jehad is one of them. He used to live in Syria before he left his home behind. JEHAD: I remember my cousin, my grandmother, grandfather and all my people from my family.

Since January, more than 300 thousand people have risked their lives trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to get to Europe. They travel to the coast and many pay people smugglers to take them across the sea. Learn a New English Phrase Every Day. English news and easy articles for students of English. - An Open Marketplace for Original Lesson Plans and Other Teaching Resources. Bibblio – Learning set free. Skillswise - English Games. ⋆ Teaching Material for English (ESL/EFL) Teachers in Sweden. Voice of America - Learn American English with VOA Learning English.

English news and easy articles for students of English. KimStudies - Home. Topics. Source evaluation. BritLit. Web English Teacher. LearnEnglishTeens. Onestopenglish: Number one for English language teachers. Depression Quest: An Interactive (non)Fiction About Living with Depression. Learning English - Home. Preparations: Varieties of English: IKK. 1.

Preparations: Varieties of English: IKK

National Standards and Dialects - British English 2. Two National Varieties and Sociolects - American vs British English 3. Bilingualism and Language Contact - Welsh English and Welsh 4. 5. 1. Read either: Crystal, David (2005) 2nd edn. “Standard English” p 110, the general introduction to chapter 20 “Regional Variation” pp 298-99 (300-05 extensively) & “Variation in British English” pp 318-327. Or: Svartvik, Jan & Leech, Geoffrey (2006) English. Chapter 7 “English Varieties in the British Isles” (esp. pp 124-134) & chapter 10 “The Standard Language Today” (esp. pp 191-203). In addition: Read Yule (our course book for linguistics) chapter 18 “Language and regional variation”, esp. the following sections: The standard language; Accent and dialect; Dialectology; Regional dialects; Isoglosses and dialect boundaries; The dialect continuum.

Phonology Either: Chapter 17 of Crystal (pp 236-249). The International Phonetic Alphabet and Received Pronunciation Received pronunciation Select “IPA Charts”. Learn English with the Premier League. British Council - LearnEnglish - Professionals.