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English news and easy articles for students of English. Learn English with us. Learn Languages for Free with Music Videos, Lyrics and Karaoke! English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Dutch. My Vocation is my Vacation: Resources, Materials and Ideas. Lost Masterpiece Painting Found in the Background of 1999 Film 'Stuart Little' Hugh Laurie, Jonathan Lipnicki, and Geena Davis in 1999’s Stuart Little, with the mysterious missing painting in the background Though it only received lukewarm reviews from critics upon its 1999 release, it turns out that the children’s movie Stuart Little did contain at least one masterpiece.

Lost Masterpiece Painting Found in the Background of 1999 Film 'Stuart Little'

Gergely Barki, a researcher at the Hungarian national gallery, was watching Rob Minkoff’s family comedy with his daughter in 2009 when he noticed what appeared to be, remarkably, a famous missing painting by the Hungarian avant-garde artist Róbert Berény on the wall of the Little family home. Barki couldn’t be sure, having only seen the painting in an old black and white photograph. (It went missing in the 1920s; Barki thought the original buyer was potentially Jewish and fled Hungary with the painting either before or during World War II.) The researcher was curious enough to email the studios behind the film, Sony and Columbia. 20 сайтов для вдохновения. Making a doodle video with your class. Oxford University Press. Home Stretch Competition Welcome Welcome to the Stretch Presenting Skills Competition 2014-15!

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One of your students could win a two week scholarship to Regent Oxford, an English language school in Oxford. The Stretch Presenting Skills Competition encourages students to present in English. Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley. Free Online Rebus Puzzles. MyRebus. Networking - Life Skills Resources. Social Networking: Infographic Do you know how many people use Facebook?

Networking - Life Skills Resources

Or what the most retweeted tweet is? Exploring how we keep connected in the online world, this infographic provides a snapshot of how social networking is used around the world. Download the infographic Lesson 15: Networking How can networking further your career? Download the lesson Lesson 16: Networking and Effective Communication. The Life Skills Day - Macmillan English. Thanks to everyone who joined us for our 2014 Life Skills Day!

The Life Skills Day - Macmillan English

Watch the entire day of talks and workshops again and visit our current webinars schedule for more Macmillan online events. Workshops: Critical thinking, time management, and organisation are just a few of the life skills educationalists and employers claim today's students are lacking. How will acquiring these skills benefit the students? At what age can we begin to help students develop these soft skills? Starting from life skills for young learners, Jeanne Perrett and Dorothy Zemach offer practical lesson ideas on how to deliver life skills content in the classroom. Talks: While there is a lot of research around life skills, what evidence is there to suggest that teachers should put in time and effort to teach life skills in the classroom? Life Skills Day Schedule: 14.05.2014 Speakers. Delta Professional Development Webinars. This autumn you’re invited to a series of 6 free live professional development webinars with leading authors from our Delta Teacher Development Series and Photocopiable Series.

Delta Professional Development Webinars

All you need to participate is a computer and internet connection. Participants attending all 6 live webinars will receive a participation certificate. To receive a certificate participants will need to email by 31st January 2015, quoting the six passwords given in each webinar. Read on to find out more about each webinar, and simply click on the links to register to take part: Wednesday 1st October 4pm BST with Jason Anderson – Webinar recording now available here! Speaking Games – Learning to play As well as being great fun, I believe speaking games constitute one of the best opportunities for ‘authentic’ language use in both adult and teenage classrooms, promoting real communication in interaction between learners, interaction with the teacher and interaction with materials.

Going Mobile. Learn Real English from movies or books. This awesome dissection of internet hyperbole will make you cry and change your life. The other day I was talking to a music fan who’d recently gone to see one of Kate Bush’s widely praised live appearances.

This awesome dissection of internet hyperbole will make you cry and change your life

Naturally I was keen to hear a first-hand account of this era-defining event, so I asked what it was like. “The first half was great,” she said. “But the second half got a bit boring.” Well that was jarring. For weeks I’d been told by seemingly everyone on the internet that witnessing Kate Bush live was a life-changing event; a transformative experience of staggering magnitude. CollegeHumor - Funny Videos, Funny Pictures, Funny Links!

By Kieran Donaghy. Seminars. Learned Optimism: Martin Seligman on Happiness, Depression, and the Meaningful Life. By Maria Popova What 25 years of research reveal about the cognitive skills of happiness and finding life’s greater purpose.

Learned Optimism: Martin Seligman on Happiness, Depression, and the Meaningful Life

“The illiterate of the 21st century,” Alvin Toffler famously said, “will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” Our outlook on the world and our daily choices of disposition and behavior are in many ways learned patterns to which Toffler’s insight applies with all the greater urgency — the capacity to “learn, unlearn, and relearn” emotional behaviors and psychological patterns is, indeed, a form of existential literacy. Last week, Oliver Burkeman’s provocatively titled new book, The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking, prompted me to revisit an old favorite by Dr.

Seligman begins by identifying the three types of happiness of which our favorite psychology grab-bag term is composed: Tag Galaxy.

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