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LearnEnglish Teens. Shakespeare - Macbeth. Scotland is at war, and has just won a great battle.

Shakespeare - Macbeth

Macbeth, a general in the Scottish army, is the hero of the battle. On his way home afterwards, Macbeth and his friend meet three mysterious witches. Somehow, the witches already know Macbeth’s name. They tell him that he is going to be promoted, and that he will be given more money, land and power. When they say ‘Macbeth – the future king’, Macbeth is confused, and doesn’t really believe the witches. Soon afterwards, Macbeth receives a message from Duncan, the king of Scotland. Macbeth’s wife, Lady Macbeth, soon hears about her husband’s success and the witches’ predictions. That night, while King Duncan is sleeping, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth make his guards drunk. The Monkey’s Paw. Adapted from a story by W W Jacobs by EFLshorts.com Chapter 1 The night was cold and wet.

The Monkey’s Paw

But in the small living room of Laburnam Villa, a fire burned brightly and a father and son played chess*. The Red Room. The Red Room by H.G.

The Red Room

Wells Adapted by EFLshorts.com Chapter 1 ‘I tell you,’ I said angrily, ‘there are no ghosts*. I do not believe* in them.’ ‘It is your choice,*’ said the old man. ‘I am twenty-eight years old,’ I said, ‘and only children believe in ghosts.’ The old woman looked into the fire. ‘You are trying to make me afraid,’ I said and put my glass down on the table.

The old man looked at me and I saw the fire in his eyes. Just then, the door opened and another* old man came in. ‘My husband is right*: this has nothing to do with us. ‘I know,’ I said. ‘You can go alone,’ said the old woman. ‘All right,’ I said. ‘The room is upstairs. ‘Goodnight to you all,’ I said but I did not move. The three of them looked at me and I did not like the look on their faces. They said nothing. ‘Goodnight,’ I said again and this time I left the room. I heard him say: ‘Goodbye.’ *ghost (n) – a dead person’s image *believe (v) – think that something is true *choice (n) – make a decision (between alternatives) Skip Reske's ESL BITS - ESL English Listening Advanced - ESL English Listening Intermediate - ESL English Listening Songs - ESL Listeninmg Audiobooks. Missing Children: Lost in the Crowd.

When listening to a description of a lost child, what kinds of information would you expect to hear (e.g., the child's name)?

Missing Children: Lost in the Crowd

Listen to the announcement by pressing the "Play Audio" button, and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz. [ Other Audio Options: Play RealMedia | Play Window Media ] Listen to the conversation again as you read the Quiz Script. Whenever you travel to an amusement park with your family, what things should children do if they get lost? Want to Tell People About This Listening Activity? Randall's Sites: Daily ESL | ESL Blog | EZSlang | Train Your Accent | Tips For Students | Hiking In Utah. Why is being scared so fun? - Margee Kerr. While high speed loop-to-loop coasters and haunted houses are commercial hits of the 20th and 21st centuries, people have been scaring themselves and each other since the birth of the species.

Why is being scared so fun? - Margee Kerr

This has occurred through all kinds of methods such as storytelling, jumping off cliffs, and popping out to startle each other from the recesses of some dark cave. And we’ve done this for reasons other than fun: inciting fear is very effective at building group solidarity, teaching the next generation about what to fear and how to survive, and as a means of controlling behavior.

For a more comprehensive history of how we’ve scared ourselves, you can check out SCREAM: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear. One of the most interesting things about studying fear is looking at the social constructions of fear and how culture and socialization influence what we’re afraid of. Through fear conditioning, which is connecting a neutral stimulus with a negative consequence, we can create a fear. Halloween - ESL Listening Comprehension Exercise. ESL Halloween Lesson Plan - Scary video and sounds - Teacher Training Blog. Melissa´s hopefully helpful ESL Halloween lesson Plan Have fun using this Lesson Plan with the scary soundtrack video!

ESL Halloween Lesson Plan - Scary video and sounds - Teacher Training Blog

(There is another video with an A to Z of Halloween vocabulary at the bottom of the page – and a page with dictionary definitions of all the words) When you have completed the listening activity (see below), you can help students with the speaking and writing activity by showing the video with some of the useful vocabulary which will help them improve their story telling/writing. You can download the lesson plan from Scribd, but it is also all written out for you in this blopost. BTW, there are more lesson ideas from Melissa here. Use this lesson with any teenage or adult class you like. Warmer Put students into groups and ask them to find as many words as possible in 5-10 mins from the words eg. hello, when, ape, yellow etc Vocab.