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10 great esl exercises to practice SPEAKING - Teacher's Pit Stop. Level: B1 and above What you’ll need is a deck of cards (or more than one depending on the size of your class) Setup: Put your students into pairs and give each pair a set of min 10 cards (or a full deck if you have so many).

10 great esl exercises to practice SPEAKING - Teacher's Pit Stop

The students will be having conversations with each other. The Twist is that the content of the conversations will be largely influenced by the card each person draws. Every card rank has a different scenario attached to it: Black Ace – You don’t like your partner. Red Ace – You’re in love with your partner. Black 2 -You want to share a secret but you don’t trust your partner. Red 2 – You’re too honest and share too many secrets. Black 3 – You only talk about yourself. Red 3 – You only talk about other people. Black 4 – You’ve had a car accident 7 years ago and that’s all you want to talk about. Red 4 – You have a cute new kitten and that’s all you want to talk about. Black 5 – You’re very stressed because of your work.

Black 8 – You’re paranoid and only talk about conspiracies. Reuter. LONDON (Reuters) - An attack on Wednesday by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi rebels on two oil tankers in the Red Sea was totally irresponsible, United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said.


“This is a totally irresponsible act,” he told an audience in London on Thursday. “The effect of it actually is much wider than the region.” He added: “I think this is another example of why the Houthi takeover of the Yemeni government in Sanaa should end.” Saudi Arabia and arch-foe Iran have been locked in a three-year proxy war in Yemen, which lies on one side of the Bab al-Mandeb strait at the southern mouth of the sea, one of the most important trade routes for oil tankers heading from the Middle East to Europe. The UAE is part of a Saudi-led coalition of Arab states fighting to gain control of the Houthi-controlled main port of Hodeidah. “The only way forward is to get Hodeidah,” Gargash said. Reporting by William James; editing by Stephen Addison. The New York Times. National Geographic. CNN Travelling. (CNN) — If you own an iPhone, Dell computer, Microsoft tablet -- or really, any digital device -- you're already more connected to Shenzhen than you might realize.

CNN Travelling

Dubbed the Silicon Valley of tech hardware, this city in southern China has seen explosive growth. The population skyrocketed from 300,000 to 11 million people since its inception as a Special Economic Zone in 1980. What Shenzhen lacks in ancient temples and historic monuments to lure the travel set, it makes up for in modern architecture (unveiling 11 new skyscrapers in 2017), artsy pedestrian districts, cocktail bars and Cantonese cuisine. It's also an epicenter of luxury hotels, with the Hard Rock Hotel (No. 9 Mission Hills Road, Shenzhen; +86 755 3395 2888) opening in September 2017, the first Muji Hotel (Upper Hills, 5001 Huanggang Road, Futian District, Shenzhen) opening this month, and a new Mandarin Oriental set to open later this year. Britain Magazine. Follow our guided tour from St Paul’s to London Bridge for a vivid glimpse of the city in Shakespearean times WORDS David Thomas Start at St Paul’s Station.

Britain Magazine

Take exit two from the station and walk south past St Paul’s Cathedral and on to the Millennium Bridge. Look about you as you stand in the centre of the bridge: in the 16th century, the river would have been bustling with small craft very much like the Grand Canal in Venice today. Looking towards Southwark on the south bank, to your right along the bank would have been the bear pit, a tall circular building, much like the theatres of the day, with a flag flying if they were running an event that day. Bankside Continue your walk across the bridge. Globe theatre. Education Week American Education News Site.

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