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Basic English greetings video - short English greetings - Learning English with videos and pictures. British Schools Explained - Anglophenia Ep 25. The Seven Best Short Films for ELT Students - Kieran Donaghy. I’ve been writing lesson plans designed around short films for my website Film English for six years.

The Seven Best Short Films for ELT Students - Kieran Donaghy

Teachers often ask me how I find the short films I use in my lesson plans. The answer is quite simple: I’ve watched literally thousands of short films and developed an instinct for the type of engaging and simple short films which will work in the ELT classroom. In this article I’d like to share what for me are the seven best short films for the language classroom.

The Mirror The Mirror is a short film by Ramon and Pedro which tells the story of a boy’s journey from childhood to old age. The Notebook The notebook is a moving short film by Greg Gray and is wonderful for introducing the theme of empathy. Dial Direct “The Notebook” directed by Greg Gray from Velocity on Vimeo. The Present The Present is a gripping short film with a wonderful twist by Jacob Frey which deals with the themes of empathy, teenagers and disablity. 10 facts you should know about Vincent van Gogh. 10 facts (and a video) on the prolific genius who died a relatively unknown artist. 1.

10 facts you should know about Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853, in Groot-Zundert, Netherlands. He was named after his grandfather and his stillborn brother who died one year before Van Gogh was born. BusyTeacher.org. Thomas Peschak: Dive into an ocean photographer's world. The Seven Best Film and Video Resource Sites. As part of the launch of the website I’m organising a prize draw for my new book Film in Action.

The Seven Best Film and Video Resource Sites

Everybody who subscribes to the website in February and March will be entered into the draw. This is the first in a series of posts in which I will look at what I think are some of the best websites, resources, books, short films, and videos for English language teachers and their students. All of the posts will be titled ‘The Seven Best …‘ There is now a wealth of online video and film resources for both language teachers and their students. Here I’m going to recommend the seven sites that I have found most useful and engaging. Sites for students Learn English Teens Film UK A British Council website which gives learners the opportunity to watch amazing films made by young people, and do a variety of activities designed around the films. Simple English Videos Speechyard Sites for teachers Viral ELT – All at C Lessonstream. Mr Bean Videos & Worksheets. For and Since: Learn English with Simple English Videos.

He Named Me Malala. Malala: There is a moment when you have to choose whether to be silent or to stand up.

He Named Me Malala

Presenters: Tonight Malala remains in intensive care. She was shot in the head for daring to suggest girls should go to school. Malala’s father: Me and my wife, we cried all the night. The doctors told me, she will survive but she may not be the same as she was. Malala: They shot me on the left side of my head. Malala’s younger brother: She’s still a little bit naughty, little bit … that much ... Presenter: Who would you have been if you were just an ordinary girl from the Swat Valley? Malala: I am still an ordinary girl but if I had an ordinary father and an ordinary mother then I would have two children now.

Presenter: You've never felt angry? Malala: No! Man shaking hands with Malala: … very nice to see you! Zero-G flight. Every moment of our lives we experience a force that we can’t see or touch, yet this force is able to keep us firmly rooted to the ground.

Zero-G flight

It is, of course, gravity. But despite its intangible nature, we always know it’s with us. Now if I was to ask you 'how do you know that there’s gravity around here? ' then you might say 'well, it’s obvious. You know, I can just do an experiment. And this plane has been modified to help me do it. Once we’ve climbed to fifteen thousand metres, this plane does something no ordinary flight would do. How to Swear Like a Brit - Anglophenia Ep 29. Was Were / Simple Past Form Of To Be.

Sherlock Holmes. Wendy: The streets of London are full of history.

Sherlock Holmes

But not all the famous characters associated with this city were real. More than a hundred years ago when people travelled by horse and cart and the foggy streets were lit by gaslight, one famous detective was leading the fight against crime. It was Victorian London, the time of Sherlock Holmes. The fictional character of Sherlock Holmes has been popular ever since he was created by author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the late 1800s.

Since then, Holmes has appeared in many films… Roland Carstairs: Mr Holmes? Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone): Hello. Wendy: …from black-and-white classics to Hollywood blockbusters and TV dramas. There are lots of Sherlock-related things inside the pub. Dr Watson (Nigel Bruce): Well, whoever’s behind all this thing must be out of his mind. Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone): On the contrary, my dear fellow. Wendy: Roger Johnson is from the Sherlock Holmes Society of London. What makes Sherlock Holmes so interesting?