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Quizizz: Fun Multiplayer Classroom Quizzes. Cliche Finder. Have you been searching for just the right cliché to use? Are you searching for a cliché using the word "cat" or "day" but haven't been able to come up with one? Just enter any words in the form below, and this search engine will return any clichés which use that phrase...

Over 3,300 clichés indexed! What exactly is a cliche? See my definition Do you know of any clichés not listed here? Add some to the list! Or, do you want to see some random clichés? This is Morgan, creator of the Cliche Finder. Or, you might like my crazy passion project: Spanish for Nerds: Learning Spanish via Etymologies! Back to cliches... if you would like to see some other Web sites about clichés? © S. Special thanks to Damien LeriAnd to Mike Senter Morgan's Web page. Behind the News. Helen Timperley om professionellt lärande - Del 1. The Global Classroom Project: 2012-13 - Mystery skype. The Global Classroom Project, Hello Little World Skypers, and the Global Virtual Classroom have teamed up to create a Mystery Skype contact list!

Our combined efforts will give you many contacts throughout the world. These contacts are dedicated teachers who strive to connect their students globally and provide a rich learning experience.Mystery Skype provides an engaging way for classrooms to introduce themselves to each other. Project Goals: Students will use map skills to find the location of the mystery classroomStudents will use communication and critical thinking skills to ask questions to help them find the mystery location.Classes communicate with other classrooms via Skype or Google+ Hangouts.Students will learn to respect and appreciate the cultures and customs of others.Students will be able to see the differences and similarities between themselves and others around the world.== How it works: Possible Mystery Skype Questions: 1.

Secret Skyping. GlobEdICDPackage.pdf. Home | Teachers TV | Free education videos and resources for professional development. Dear Future Generations: Sorry. Bow Wow Meow - Animal Sounds in Different Languages. British Slang. If you’re planning on visiting London in the future, you might just want to familiarise yourself with some British Slang expressions that are very commonly used by the British. They will be very useful particularly if you’re likely to be socialising with Londoners. 1. “Mind The Gap” This famous expression is always used on trains and the London Underground (Tube). The “gap” refers to the space, often wide, between the train and the platform. Be sure you take a big step when getting off the train or tube or you could hurt yourself!

2. “Mate” is British Slang used to refer to men. 3. If something is “naff”, it is very uncool. 4. This British Slang word is not to be confused with the film of the same title where the main characters removed all their clothes for a striptease act. 5. The literal meaning is larva, but it is also another word for food. 6. “I love Pringle Crisps. 7. 8. This is another British slang word for the UK currency, the pound. 9. 10. This basically means ‘thank you’. Big Ben Model. - Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues. Controversial statements: do you agree or disagree? | Teach Like A PCV. What we believe, and why do we believe that? This lesson confronts advanced speakers and high school students with controversial statements which they must consider and agree or disagree. Objectives: Students will be active throughout the entire lesson.Students will lead discussion and debate.All students will present a personal opinion to the rest of the class.Students will be able to clearly state and define their personal opinions on controversial topics.Students will work in teams to establish a clear, defined presentation.

Time: One 50-minute class period. Material requirements: blackboard; the list of controversial statements below. Part 1 Begin by writing a statement written on the board. Continue along this same vein. Part 2 Break the students up into groups of 3-4 and give each of them a controversial topic. Part 3 Like this: Like Loading... Expressions for debate. WELCOME TO LONDON. Mystery Hangout – grupp – Google+ - Which Scenario Is Worse? Esl short film. Classroom Timers - Fun Timers. Digitala prov. Uppdateringar - I lööve IT, Kahoot goes GhostMode! När ens favoritverktyg får uppdateringar som gör att man får det stora leendet och förbannar att terminen snart är slut, då är det bra! Två verktyg som jag måste skriva om är; Mentimeter och Kahoot.

Vi börjar med Mentimeters uppdatering; Nu är alla olika alternativen, för att svara på, gratis! Tidigare var det multiple choice och open ended som gick att använda gratis, men nu kan man även använda de andra; scales, 100 points, dual axis och who will win. Iiiiiiihhh! Och nu till den bästa uppdateringen; Kahoot har fått ett GhostMode!!! Denna nya funktion gör att man kan se poäng hos tidigare deltagare, som då också är med i tävlingen. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Men hur gör man då? 1. Genom att trycka på det lilla spöket med texten "Play again" 2. Du hittar också "Play again" så att du kan starta om samma spel, fast i GhostMode om du vill att dina elever ska tävla mot sig själva eller andra av dina elever.

//Camilla, börjar redan nu spåna loss inför nästa läsår. Schools Going Global. Five Fantastic Film sites for ELT. Using video in the classroom is a great way to engage learners in the material, either from a topic perspective or with a particular language point. Young learners in particular seem to love the moving image and it can be a great way of providing a change of focus or as a visually supported alternative to a standard listening activity. These sites all do a great job of making film the focus. Here they are in no particular order: Film English Kieran Donaghy’s award winning site takes short, authentic films and develops lesson plans around them. Full lesson plans and any additional materials are provided. Searchable by theme or by level, you can usually find something to work into your lesson. Lessonstream Not all of the lessons on Jamie Keddie’s site involve videos, but most do! EFL Classroom 2.0 This is a lot more than just a video site. My favourite: too many to choose from!

Simple English Videos All at C This blog has fantastic range of videos aimed at intermediate levels and above. Games to learn English - Learn English through games, On this site you can learn English grammar and vocabulary through games. Each grammar point is presented in a graphical way and then the grammar and vocabulary are practised in games. | Games to learn.

Billy Elliot. 30 Magical Photos Of Children Playing Around The World. No matter their cultural background, no matter their economic situation, kids will always find imaginative ways to have fun. Their wild imaginations and magical childhood moments, when captured on camera by talented photographers, can make for truly wonderful photos. These 33 images we collected will prove that childhood can be wonderful no matter where you go. Show Full Text Many in the Western world fear that technology is making today’s children lose touch with nature and with their own creativity, and while there are arguments to be made for the intellectual stimulation that apps and programs for children can bring, there’s also something to be said for simply playing with a stick in the mud or chasing dandelion seeds though an open meadow.

For better or worse, the children in these photos seem entirely content making their own fun. Indonesia Thanks for sharing! 3x per week 30,000,000+ monthly readers Error sending email Image credits: Ipoenk Graphic Image credits: Agoes Antara Russia Peru. 25 Of The Most Dangerous And Unusual Journeys To School In The World. To the delight (or dismay) of millions, the school season is beginning in many countries throughout the world. But it’s important not to forget that, in some parts of the world, school can be a hard-won luxury.

Many children throughout the world have to take the most incredible and unimaginable routes in order to receive the education that some of us may take for granted. This list we collected will show you just how determined some children can be when it comes to getting an education. According to UNESCO, progress in connecting children to schools has slowed down over the past five years. Areas that lack suitable school routes can often flood, making it even harder for kids to commute. Dangerous paths are one of the main reasons why many children decide to quit school.

The solution might seem easy: build roads and bridges, buy buses and hire a driver. (h/t: amusingplanet) 5-Hour Journey Into The Mountains On A 1ft Wide Path To Probably The Most Remote School In The World, Gulu, China. 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.

Generally, it is agreed that no one version is "correct" however, there are certainly preferences in use. The three major differences between between American and British English are: Pronunciation - differences in both vowel and consonants, as well as stress and intonation Vocabulary - differences in nouns and verbs, especially phrasal verb usage Spelling - differences are generally found in certain prefix and suffix forms The most important rule of thumb is to try to be consistent in your usage.

Use of the Present Perfect continue reading below our video Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% In British English the present perfect is used to express an action that has occurred in the recent past that has an effect on the present moment. I've lost my key. In British English the above would be considered incorrect. British English: Where Children Sleep photographs from around the world | Daily Mail Online. Photographer James Mollison travelled around the world to capture children's bedrooms The project, Where Children Sleep is set to highlight children's rights across the globeChildren, and their bedrooms, come from all over the world, from China to the U.S. to Brazil By Sara Malm Published: 10:30 GMT, 3 April 2014 | Updated: 14:43 GMT, 3 April 2014 The difference between east and west, rich and poor becomes stark when looking at how our children sleep at night.

Where Children Sleep, a project by photographer James Mollison, is set to highlight children’s rights by contrasting the different living situations for young people across the globe. We meet nine-year-old Dong from China who sleeps underneath a poster of Chairman Mao with his parents and sister; Roathy, eight, from Cambodia who lives on a rubbish tip; Kaya, four, from Tokyo, whose mother makes her at least three new dresses a month; and Indira from Nepal who has worked in the local granite quarry since the age of three. Tour Builder. ZooBurst. World Events | Student News Daily. May 2016 5/24/2016 - News from Japan, Vietnam and Iran - London's Daily Telegraph and The Times of Israel 5/17/2016 - News from Iran, India and China - UK Guardian, London's Daily Telegraph 5/10/2016 - News from Canada, Thailand and Russia - CBS News, Reuters and RealClearDefense 5/3/2016 - News from Mexico, Israel and Italy - NY Post, Daily Telegraph, AFP April 2016 4/26/2016 - News from Taiwan, India and China - The Guardian and The Wall Street Journal 4/19/2016 - News from Ecuador, Great Britain and Venezuela - The Guardian, Daily Telegraph and Reuters 4/12/2016 - News from Spain, Dubai and Japan 4/5/2016 - News from Qatar, Austria and China - London's Daily Telegraph and The Financial Times March 2016 3/29/2016 - News from Pakistan, Great Britain and France - London's Daily Telegraph 3/22/2016 - News from Japan, China and South Korea 3/15/2016 - News from Morocco, Malawi and Ivory Coast - Reuters and London's Daily Telegraph 3/8/2016 - News from India, Mexico and Italy February 2016 January 2016.

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Other VOA Sections: America - History - Mosaic - People - Places - Quizzes - Studying - Words - RSS - More Quiz yourself on English grammar and vocabulary while reading scripts from VOA Special English.Not only can you practice English, but you can learn many interesting things while doing so. Games with Words These are games and quizzes by Charles Kelly that use words from the VOA Special English Word Book. Other Things. Listening and Speaking exercises in English. Ielts-speaking-vocabulary-brainstorming.pdf. IELTS vocabulary practice for the Speaking paper. Oktapodi (2007) - Oscar 2009 Animated Short Film. The Film Trailers Shed. Games - Games to Learn English – For Students. Book Cover Creator. ReadWriteThink has a variety of resources for out-of-school use. Visit our Parent & Afterschool Resources section to learn more. More Download the plug-in tools you need to use our games and tools, or check to see if you've got the latest version.

Learn more Home › Parent & Afterschool Resources › Games & Tools Tool Why Use This Tool Here's What To Do More Ideas To Try Send Us Feedback Why Use This Tool The Book Cover Creator allows users to type and illustrate front and back covers, and full dust jackets. Back to top Here's What To Do A variety of templates allow users to create just a book's front cover, front and back cover, or a full dust jacket. More Ideas To Try Send Us Feedback We invite you to share your experiences with this resource and provide us with any feedback on how it can be improved. Tell us what you thought about this Game or Tool. Trading Card Creator. The Trading Card tool gives students an alternative way to demonstrate their literacy knowledge and skill when writing about popular culture texts or real world examples.

This interactive allows students to create their own trading card about a real or fictional person, place, object, event, or abstract concept. These cards are can be used with any type of book students are reading or subjects that they are studying, and make for an excellent prewriting exercise for students who are writing narrative stories and need to consider characters, setting, and plot. Specific prompts guide student through the various types of cards, expanding students' thinking from the basic information and description of the topic to making personal connections to the subject. The save capability gives students a way to work on a draft of their card and come back to it to rework and revise as necessary, and to save their finished product to share with friends and family.

Back to top. Halloween | History of Halloween | Trick or Treating | Making Jack-o'-lanterns. Halloween is a festival that takes place every year on October 31. It is a time when children and adults dress up in costumes, go trick or treating and make jack-o-lanterns from empty pumpkins . Halloween goes back to the customs and traditions of the Celts , who lived between Ireland and Northern France about 2000 years ago. They were pagans who did not believe in god. They thought that witches , demons and the spirits of dead people wandered around the world on the evening before November 1. In ancient Rome the festival of Pomona was held in honour of the Roman goddess of fruits and gardens.

Today Halloween is celebrated mainly by children who dress up as ghosts, witches and other evil spirits . In 1950 a school class in a small American neighborhood started collecting money instead of asking for treats. In many European countries people visit the graves of their relatives on All Saints’ or All Souls’ Day . A Jack-o'-lantern for Halloween Online Exercises. History of Halloween. Halloween Video — Reading Comprehension Worksheets.

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