Why You Should Learn English with TV Series For the majority of exceptionally fluent English speakers I meet, the most fun, enriching, and effective way to learn English is through watching TV series. In fact, it’s surprisingly common to hear that people learn significantly more English from TV, movies, and videos than all traditional methods combined (For example: English courses, textbooks, and even study abroad experiences). So why is this the case? Why is it so hard for English schools to consistently deliver on their promises, and why is it that the most fluent English learners in the world are benefiting much more from English speaking TV series, a media that was not intended to teach English? Learn 101 Common Expressions from Friends with our FREE EBook One important reason is that, as good as some schools and resources are, most learners are bored.
A Greener World [ Quiz Script ] First, name three environmental problems that face our world today, how people can help solve these problems. What image comes to your mind when you think of "recycling"? Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play" button of the audio type you want to hear, and answer the questions. Reading Exercise - Pollution upper-intermediate Did you know that pollution causes premature death all over the world? Learn about the main types of pollution and their associated health risks in this reading exercise.
Public Speaking: Oracy Skills for the Real World At School 21, oracy -- the ability to speak well -- is a core element taught throughout every class, and in every lesson. Starting in the primary grades of this London-based public school, students learn an array of skills to help them become more effective speakers: how to speak in complete sentences, make eye contact, and build on each other's ideas. "I remember in primary," recalls Rummana, a Year 7 student, "I would never say a single word, and when teachers used to pick on me, I used to sit there thinking, 'Oh, no. Oh, no.' Because I was too scared to speak to people, and now I feel like I've changed, and I like my new self."
50 ways to use video in the classroom – EFL CLASSROOM 2.0 I will be travelling quite a bit this year to conferences and schools, speaking about a lifelong teaching passion - the use of video as an educational material. It is something I've promoted and developed many language learning ideas around - foremost through my work on EnglishCentral. So enjoy these practical ideas for using this most "real" material with your students, Each idea has a recommended example - just click "View It". Also get this as a lecture presentation with examples HERE. Saving the Earth - Recycling [ Randall created this listening activity on saving the environment in 1999, featuring his daughter, Aubrey. She has appeared in many conversations on this site, including another one on saving the planet called, "Water Conservation," produced in December 2016. ] Name the three most important environmental issues today and propose solutions for each, including recycling. Listen to the interview by pressing the "Play" button of the audio type you want to hear, and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.
Reading Exercise - Endangered Species intermediate Did you know that the Arctic is warming faster than any other place in the world? Find out what this means for our polar bears in this reading exercise. You can find the meaning of the words in bold by checking the vocabulary list below, and you can check your understanding by doing the Endangered Species Comprehension Quiz. Polar Bear Makes the List In spring 2008, the polar bear was placed on the endangered species list. See Moby's Grim New Video About Smartphone Addiction - Rolling Stone Moby and the Void Pacific Choir paint a grim portrait of the smartphone-obsessed masses in the video for "Are You Lost In The World Like Me?" featuring old school Max Fleischer-inspired animation courtesy of Steve Cutts. In the video for the These Systems Are Failing cut, mindless cellphone-addicted junkies post selfies, send emojis, hunt for Pikachu or swipe right through human interactions, completely oblivious to the reality around them. "A few years ago I saw Steve Cutts' ‘Man’ video and was amazed and blown away," Moby said of the video in a statement. "I did some internet sleuthing and found his e-mail address and humbly asked him to make a video for me.
The Giving Tree (Shel Silverstein) –[Multimedia-English videos] A story about unconditional love. Read from the original book by Shel Silverstein. THE BOY WOULD COME= The boy used to come.