Eating out. BBC Learning English - Lingohack / 13 July. BBC Learning English - 6 Minute English / Get on with it! Four Excellent Sites for Online Dictations. Oh boy. Does it bring back memories! Dictations! To be completely honest with you, I have mixed feeling as regards dictations. I remember back in primary school when the language teacher gave us lots of dictations like a well- deserved break after a tough grammar lesson; and then, this feeling of “I don’t want to ever hear the word dictation again” that I got from my classes at university where the teacher gave us one-page-long dictations so quickly that when he finished, he was panting for breath and we were seeing red.
Although doing dictations is somewhat regarded as an old-fashioned technique, it is undeniable that a lot of benefits can be derived from doing this exercise. If I have managed to convince you, here are some links to online dictations you might want to try or if you are a teacher, heartily recommend to your students. Dictations Online. The students hear the dictation four times Englishclub. I like the site. Learn English free ESL: English as a Second Language.
A day in the digital life of a teenager | LearnEnglish Teens | British Council. Alejandra: My name's Alejandra and I'm 13 and, like, on a daily basis, I’ll go on my phone in the morning and I’ll check my Instagram, Snapchat, KIK, Twitter, Tumblr, Vine. Go to school and then I come back, and I’ll use, like, go on Netflix and I’ll go in my room and listen to Pandora, Spotify. I’ll play on my Xbox, like, Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty and … that’s about it. If I would add up, like, all the time that I use, I think I would spend about seven to eight hours every day. Alejandra: When I’m on social media I feel like I know what’s going on, you know, you do feel a little connected and you know, like what people are up to. Alejandra: Like, you know, I’ll post pictures or videos, I’ll like, comment on stuff. Sasha: I’m Sasha, I’m 16 years old. Sasha: I have, you know, first person shooter, like Call of Duty or Battlefield, and we also have a baseball game that I’ve been playing.
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Well, we know all about that from biology lessons.A: No, we didn’t learn much at all at school! They’re discovering loads more things all the time. Really amazing things! Did you know that only about one tenth of the cells in your body are really you? The rest are bacteria.B: What? I’m not really me? Women in Technology - Advanced English Listening for IELTS students. Learn English - New York Tourist Attractions Video Listening Quiz. Taking a call from Obama – a video EFL/ESL lesson + worksheet – Vicki Hollett. There’s so much interest in the US election candidates! This has to be a great time to have a lesson with an American president. So we’ve given our Obama video a makeover and created captions on YouTube and also lesson materials. Here’s a lesson plan (see below) and it comes with a free worksheet that you can download here. Lesson plan 1. Warm up by asking the students to imagine their phone is ringing.
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