Introducing Reported Speech Statements,Questions and Orders in a Different Way This week’s post was not supposed to be a grammar post, it just so happened to turn out like that. Come to think of it, I have been teaching lots of grammar lately so I shouldn’t be surprised if my brain is filled with ideas for grammar teaching. If I want my classes to be different from the ones I had when I was studying English at school (teacher-centred and book-centred), I cannot introduce all those digital tools I’m so keen on using and then go and spoil it all by asking students to read straight from a photocopy when it comes to grammar.
Scientists say the ways humans describe nature transcends culture and geography Kampala, Uganda At a bustling Kampala market, Desire Karakire listens to a group of young men express their frustrations over the state of their country. Like most of their peers, they’re underemployed and extremely poor—and they feel the only way the situation will change is through violent revolution. “Leadership involves blood,” says Richard Ssenyoga, 23. 50 Of The Best Free Apps For Teachers 50 Of The Best Free Apps For Teachers by TeachThought Staff What are the best free apps for teachers? That’s a pretty general and subjective idea.
Google’s Ray Kurzweil predicts how the world will change Ray Kurzweil is sitting in an office in San Francisco’s tallest building overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Over 45 minutes, speaking rapidly in monotone sentences dense with facts and ideas, Google’s director of engineering has outlined a future for the world that would seem incredible, were it not that this man has a 30-year track record of making seemingly bonkers predictions that have proved to be accurate. Among other things, Kurzweil predicted that the internet would become central to our lives when it was still a niche and unreliable network in the Eighties; he pinpointed when computers would be able to beat humans at chess, eight years before the world champion Garry Kasparov was defeated by IBM’s Deep Blue; and he foresaw the collapse of the Soviet Union. Kurzweil doesn’t just foretell the future, though — he is also responsible for helping to shape it.
What's the best way to teach languages? Alex Rawlings was a language teacher's dream. He fell in love with languages when he was eight and learnt Greek, then German, then Dutch. Now, an undergraduate at Oxford, he is the UK's most multi-lingual student, speaking 11 languages. Cambridge English Readers 19 January 2017 By Nastya315120StudentGood morning and I love my life so far away and I love my love love my best friends love my life and my love for 18 January 2017 By KrmlindaStudentJusto good friends is The last book I've read and I need The free resources 17 January 2017 By PerramonDirectorMaterial muy practico y didactico para aprender. Open Access Maps at NYPL The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division is very proud to announce the release of more than 20,000 cartographic works as high resolution downloads. We believe these maps have no known US copyright restrictions.* To the extent that some jurisdictions grant NYPL an additional copyright in the digital reproductions of these maps, NYPL is distributing these images under a Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. The maps can be viewed through the New York Public Library’s Digital Collections page, and downloaded (!), through the Map Warper. First, create an account, then click a map title and go.
8 Practical Ways to Learn All the Foreign Language Vocabulary Needed for Conversational Fluency Did you know that 1,000 words can get you a long, long way in a foreign language? It might not seem that easy when you’re looking at the raw numbers. The Oxford English Dictionary includes more than 170,000 English word entries. Creating social phrasebooks with Phraseum I spend a lot of time looking at different web-based tools and apps and thinking about if and how they can be used for learning. Sometimes it takes some thought and at other times it’s really obvious. With Phraseum it was instantly obvious that this was a really great tool for learning. Phraseum allows you to collect words, phrases and sentences from anywhere on the web while you you browse and organise them into social phrasebooks. Phraseum is a browser-based tool which can be activated from your browser toolbar.
The Real Pirates of the Caribbean William Parker spent the majority of his pirating days attacking Spanish treasure fleets and ports throughout modern Central America. Parker was a privateer, with the backing of England, who sailed with Francis Drake before getting his own ship. After nearly a decade in the Caribbean, Parker eventually returned home to England after 1601. How to identify any language at a glance Sign Up for Our free email newsletters Thanks to globalization, it's very likely that at some point you've found yourself faced with a line of text written in a language you couldn't quite identify. Irregular verbs - past simple tense Irregular verbs are probably the most important verbs in English. There are quite a lot of them and they are very common. However, for many ESL and EFL students they are very difficult to learn. I have already prepared many activities to teach the irregular verbs to my students. There are irregular verbs from the rap song by Fluency MC, there are several stories to learn the verbs in context and there are many infographics to make the learning a bit easier. ADVERT:
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