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The History of English (An Overview) This is London. This is Britain Food. London Quiz. WELCOME TO LONDON. Nelson Mandela's Life Story. English Language Learning Tips - Varieties of English. A tour of the British Isles in accents. The English Language In 30 Accents (Animated) Virtual Tour of London.

Anton Hysén - Engelska dialekter - Let's dance. London Travel Video Guide. Games and Activities about America. 25 maps that explain the English language. By Libby Nelson on March 3, 2015 English is the language of Shakespeare and the language of Chaucer.

25 maps that explain the English language

It's spoken in dozens of countries around the world, from the United States to a tiny island named Tristan da Cunha. It reflects the influences of centuries of international exchange, including conquest and colonization, from the Vikings through the 21st century. 50 holiday activities for Teaching English. We have loads of holiday related materials.

50 holiday activities for Teaching English

Get a start on our Christmas page or in our resources. Also some nice full lessons in our Lessons In A Can or purchase hundreds of resources for the holidays in our store. Also you can subscribe to Digital Resources for one lifetime fee to get hundreds of thousands of lesson materials/ideas. However, since I'm busy making Christmas lists, thought I'd make a nice one to share with fellow teachers and inspire with a few things in my brain for teaching lessons related to Christmas.

So here is my brain purge. Get all the 50 lists. 50 Holiday Activities for. Window on Britain An introduction to Britain. US vs UK English (audio + phrases) Visiting London Anytime Soon? You May Hear This British English Vocabulary On The Streets.

I saw this entertaining infographic the other day and shared it on Facebook.

Visiting London Anytime Soon? You May Hear This British English Vocabulary On The Streets

We’re coming to the time of year when many people will be visiting London as part of their holidays or English Language courses. For those of you who plan to visit this wonderful city, you will inevitably come across a lot of the expressions highlighted below. You may hear them or see them written on signs in restaurants, cafes, shops or out and about. As for the insults, I hope you don’t hear them, but I’m afraid you may just be within earshot of an angry person or irate motorist, in which case you will hear some of them. 25 maps that explain the English language. All About South Africa.

Jun 08, 2010 Seeing as the 2010 FIFA World Cup happened in South Africa, we thought it’d be cool to learn a bit more about the beautiful country, which has definitely been through its fair share of tough times.

All About South Africa

South African Kids Of all the countries on the continent of Africa, South Africa’s the most diverse in terms of its territory. It ranges from rolling hills to wide open savannah to the Kalahari Desert to the high peaks of the Drakensberg Mountains. Lots of people visit South Africa to go on safari, though, since it’s got two of the world’s most famous wildlife reserves: the Kruger and the Kalahari Gemsbok National Parks. Differences Between American and British English.

By Kenneth Beare While there are certainly many more varieties of English, American English and British English are the two varieties that are taught in most ESL/EFL programs.

Differences Between American and British English

Generally, it is agreed that no one version is "correct" however, there are certainly preferences in use. Friday Fun: The British School System Explained - Anglophenia. North Ireland profile - Overview. 17 January 2013Last updated at 11:40 ET Northern Ireland, a part of the United Kingdom, is emerging from a period of conflict known as "the Troubles" and is attempting to implement an historic peace deal.

North Ireland profile - Overview

Security has returned - though not without occasional reminders of the bad old days - and Northern Ireland has begun to reap the economic and social benefits. But divisions persist, finding physical form in the barriers that separate some communities. England profile - Overview. 13 December 2012Last updated at 11:48 ET England is the largest constituent part of the United Kingdom, and accounts for 83 per cent of its population and most of its economic activity.

England profile - Overview

Issues affecting the United Kingdom as a whole therefore also apply to England in particular, especially in the case of identity politics. England's continuing contribution to world civilisation is significant, ranging from language to sport, music and law. Wales profile - Overview. 15 January 2013Last updated at 06:19 ET Wales, a part of the United Kingdom, has retained its distinctive culture and has enjoyed a degree of autonomy since 1999.

Wales profile - Overview

It includes a heavily industrialised south, a largely-Anglicised and prosperous farming east, and a Welsh-speaking, hill-farming North and West. Scotland profile - Overview. British Life and Culture in the UK - Woodlands Junior School. United Kingdom country profile - Overview. 12 November 2014Last updated at 07:38 ET The United Kingdom is made up of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

United Kingdom country profile - Overview

It has a long history as a major player in international affairs and fulfils an important role in the EU, UN and Nato. The twentieth century saw Britain having to redefine its place in the world. At the beginning of the century, it commanded a world-wide empire as the foremost global power. Two world wars and the end of empire diminished its role, but the UK remains an economic and military power, with considerable political and cultural influence around the world. London Virtual Tour. British English/American English Vocabulary. British vs. American English. Listen and Repeat Podcast: Improve Your English Pronunciation. Grammar. Test your geography knowledge - England counties. ESLAmerica.US.

Project-based learning, the USA and Authentic Video in the EFL classroom. The Globe Trekker/Pilot Guides video collection is a treasure trove for any English teacher.

Project-based learning, the USA and Authentic Video in the EFL classroom

It encompasses extensive material from every corner of the world, and especially English-speaking countries are lavished with attention. Australia, Canada, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, England – you name it. Even individual cities are endowed with an approx. 50-minute complete video of its own, like London, New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New Orleans to name but a few. Covering the United States satisfactorily in the language classroom is a daunting project, especially if you want to give your students more than a superficial understanding of its history, geography, language and people.

Most textbooks for EFL students fall short in this respect, and it’s understandable – time available is limited and there is so much more that needs to be covered. In addition to making this initial decision, there are quite a lot of follow-up issues to consider: 29 Cool Places To See Before You Die. The Coolest Natural Places. All over our country, there are natural wonders just waiting to be discovered. You don’t have to travel to far and distant lands to be overwhelmed by natural beauty. There are some things in America that you simply need to see before you die. These 29 cool places are just the start of that list.

When you finally see any of these in person, you’ll probably realize just how cool planet earth is. Real American and British English Pronunciation, Words and Phrases. Games and Activities about America. USA Geography - Map Game - Geography Online Games. "I stumbled upon your fun interactive geography games from a link on the Massachusetts Geographic Alliance Website. Since then, your games have become quite a hit with my competitive colleagues! " --Candice Gomes, Education Outreach Coordinator, Boston Public Library Sheppard Software's geography games were featured in the Boston Public Library's 2006 Exhibition on Mapping! "Terrific online educational games, especially geography. " --Dallas Children's Museum "I am a middle school social studies teacher who also sponsors a geography club after school.

"Awesome site... it is the only reason I am passing my World Geography class! " "We love your interactive maps and are using them for 10th grade world history. " "Let me say that you guys have an awesome website. Australia Theme - Lesson Plans, Thematic Units, Printables, Worksheets. American vs. British English - Vowel Sounds - Pronunciation differences. Hugh Laurie: the British accent vs the American. BBC Radio 4 - The Film Programme, A tour of the British Isles in accents. English Language Learning Tips - Varieties of English. British Life and Culture in the UK - Woodlands Junior School. English Pronunciation Lesson. The English Language In 24 Accents.

Harrow: a very British school part 1 2013. British Life and Culture in the UK. History of the Union Jack. Test Your Geography Knowledge- USA.