Episode 01: The Alibi There are a few pieces of evidence we haven’t been able to track down these last 15 months. Hotmail The first is Adnan’s Hotmail account. Video news and features The film team review this week’s new releases, including The Wolfpack, about a gang of brothers raised in semi-isolation and Gemma Bovery, a sleepy adaptation of the Posy Simmonds comic, starring Gemma Arterton Glossopoly Image used in Glossopoly Banner Introduction Glossopoly emerged out of research conducted as part of an AHRC research project on senses of community in the town of Glossop. It is acts variously as a method for conducting research on community, as a method of illustrating the outcome of the research, and as a method for stimulating wider debates about community amongst community members, community practioners and community policy makers and planners. Creation
50 Incredible, Historical Speeches You Should Watch Online You hope that your professors will be good speakers who can keep your interest for at least the length of a class period, but more often than not, you’ll have a teacher or two each semester who drones on and on and doesn’t make you feel passionate about the subject. They could take tips from these speakers who have inspired thousands or even millions of people around the world, some even long after they’ve died. Here are 50 incredible, historical speeches you should watch online. Commencement Addresses These commencement speakers include presidents, a professor, political strategist and industry leader.
British Pathé releases 85,000 films on YouTube Newsreel archive British Pathé has uploaded its entire collection of 85,000 historic films, in high resolution, to its YouTube channel. This unprecedented release of vintage news reports and cinemagazines is part of a drive to make the archive more accessible to viewers all over the world. “Our hope is that everyone, everywhere who has a computer will see these films and enjoy them,” says Alastair White, General Manager of British Pathé. “This archive is a treasure trove unrivalled in historical and cultural significance that should never be forgotten.
EU Kids Online - EU Kids Online - Research - Department of Media and Communications EU Kids Online is a multinational research network. It seeks to enhance knowledge of European children's online opportunities, risks and safety. It uses multiple methods to map children's and parents' experience of the internet, in dialogue with national and European policy stakeholders. It has been funded by the EC’s Better Internet for Kids programme. New: Developing a framework for researching children’s online risks and opportunities in Europe Londoners: The Board Game Londoners: The Board Game is a concept for a London-focused Risk-style game, currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter by “Stef and Ollie” (no relation!) We like this because the game is focused around a map of London. The definition of London for the game unusually uses the M25 “ring” as the border, which means Watford and Staines get included. It is also necessarily simplified, splitting London into six sectors radiating around the centre. There are also some topological quirks, but to complain about these would be missing the point – this is all about fitting London into a Risk-style conquest! We really like the bright colours used in the map – they correspond loosely to the tube lines dominant in each area (which is why, for example, the northern sector is black).
British Accents and Dialects Wikimedia The United Kingdom is probably the most dialect-obsessed nation in the world. With countless accents shaped by thousands of years of history, there are few English-speaking nations with as many varieties of language in such a small space. (NOTE: This page uses the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).
London's post-war reconstruction plan promised 'new order and dignity' The County of London Plan, Patrick Abercrombie and JH Forshaw’s proposal for the postwar reconstruction of London, was exhibited at Westminster Hall for a week in July 1943. The London County Council (LCC) was ambivalent as to whether to put on an exhibition, whether there would be enough interest to justify expenditure, but decided to go ahead anyway. Individual invitations were issued to government officials and professionals and in a few instances, invitees replied to the council’s surprise, asking if they might bring their wives along. In the end the exhibition received more than 10,000 visitors, including officials, dignitaries and interested members of the public. The exhibition at Westminster Hall proved such a success that the LCC decided to relocate it to the Royal Arts Society to extend its run for another few months, where it was seen by a further 50,000 visitors.
How to make RSA Animate style videos with your class… Here is a post on how to make RSA style videos with half the work and time, and with a lot less tech experience needed. And another post on RSA-lite style videos. If you like the idea in this post, then you might also enjoy my other post 24 Assessments that Don’t Suck.
The 10 Best Places to Find ELT Listening Materials If, like me, you find that one of the most commonly heard requests from your learners is to provide them with additional listening materials to study with outside of class, this post is definitely for you. I’ve trawled the internet and the result of my extensive labors is the list of ten great resources you see below… enjoy! 1) Link Eng Park This site doesn’t actually produce any of its own materials, but it’s as close as an encyclopedia of all ESL online listening materials as you’re ever likely to find. If you can’t find something here for your teaching context, you almost might as well stop searching! Link Eng Park is a great resource for ELT podcasts. List of Old Doordarshan TV shows and Serials - AbhiSays.com The 80s was the era of Doordarshan with soaps like Hum Log, Buniyaad and comedy shows like Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi which made Doordarshan a household name. Circus, Gul Gulshan Gulfam and Nukkad are some of the serials that come instantly to my mind when I think of the good old days of Doordarshan. Those were phenomenal days when people gathered in crowds to watch the telecast of these serials. The characters of Ramayan and Mahabharat were almost worshiped like God and Goddess throughout the country.