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10 Ted Talks Every English Student Should Watch

10 Ted Talks Every English Student Should Watch
TED is a series of informative, educational, inspiring and sometimes jaw-dropping talks that present ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’. Ted has attracted many of the world’s most important thinkers such as Larry Page, Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Ken Robinson, and a few winners of the Nobel Prize. There is an emphasis on informing, educating and opening people’s eyes to new ideas, making them perfect for the classroom. Students love these talks and really appreciate it when you take the time to make a lesson out of them. Teenagers, being the ‘YouTube generation’, also find them highly engaging and motivating. They come with transcriptions in most common languages, allowing students to read what they have listened to in English or their native tongue. This post will list 10 TED talks I have found work particularly well in the classroom. How Learners Can Use TED at Home TED Talks provide an engaging context from which students can autonomously improve their English at home. Listening Pronunciation Grammar

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How Much Is It: A Shopping Lesson Plan by Chris Gunn Time: Up to 4 hours depending on how much the teacher wishes to use. Materials: To give to the students. Introductory Vocabulary Exercises. Information Gap Conversation and Class Survey How teachers can best use TED Talks in class What happens when a teacher mixes Madame Bovary and a TED Talk? Good things, actually. Photo: iStockphoto IELTS SUCCESS The duration of IELTS writing section is about 60 minutes. There are two parts of IELTS Academic writing section. In task 1, IELTS Candidates required to write at least 150 words and in task 2 at least 250 words. IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 In task 1, canadiates are presented with a graph, chart, table or any diagram and required to explain, describe and sumrize the information.

Google for Education: Education on Air Posted by Tia Lendo, Head of North America Marketing, Google for Education (Cross-posted on the Google for Work Blog.) What do a student in Florida, a special advisor to the Ministry of Education in Finland, a filmmaker, a veteran teacher, and a researcher for the Economist Intelligence Unit have in common? They’re all speakers — just a handful of the 130 — who shared their ideas during Education on Air. We wanted to tackle the question of how to help students become digital leaders, and it turns out we weren’t the only ones. More than 53,000 people registered for Education on Air, the free online conference we held last week on May 8 and 9.

Tic-Tac-Toe – Setting Discussion Goals It can be quite an intimidating experience to discuss the big questions, but if you break the topic down into smaller related questions or various different questions and set achievable discussion goals it can help to keep students talking. Discussion goals are useful because if there is too much information on the page, it can be difficult to process everything. If there is too little information or a lack of preparation time, it is difficult to have a long discussion.

8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky. Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows. You’re doing a presentation, so you start with the facts you want to get across. Test Sample Academic Reading sample materials The Academic Reading test is 60 minutes long. It has three sections with 40 questions to answer. Here is a sample of one section. (Note that candidates for IELTS Academic do a different Reading test to IELTS General Training) ...

technology rocks. seriously.: Infographic Creation Infographics are a great way to share data and statistics information visually and are super popular these days. {An inforgraphic is a graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge.} Here is a fabulous animated infographic that explains the 13 reasons why your brain craves infographics and a few of my favorite educational technology infographics can be found here. In addition to being a great way to share information with students, South Eastman English and Literacy Services Click on the teacher's guide for 13 themed beginner level usnits which develop skills and confidence using Microsoft Word, the Internet, and email while simultaneously reinforcing their English skills for everyday life. Additional activities are included for higher level students. 7 Ways of Looking at Grammar -- Youtube (www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp8QSGcS0QI) An excellent YouTube Video by Scott Thornbury on 7 Ways of Looking at Grammar (approx. 1 hour)Azar grammar teaching material (www.azargrammar.com) Online Resource for ESL Teachers and companion website to the Azar Grammar Series, providing a forum where teachers can share ideas, questions, and grammar-teaching materials.Fun with Grammar download (www.azargrammar.com/materials/FWG_TOC.html) The full text of Fun with Grammar Communicative Activities by Suzanne Woodward is downloadaable for use in your classroom.Grammar Matters Develop and deliver grammar lessons that are effective and relevant for learners with various grammar skills.

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