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BBC Learning English - News Report

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How to Learn English Through the News Here’s a tip for learning English. Have a balanced diet. Learn English with music, movies, and TV shows… …but don’t forget to learn English for the serious stuff. At the same time that you learn English slang, you have to make sure that you learn about what’s going on in the “real” English-speaking world. To do that, you can learn English through the news. Primary school where the children are made to run a mile every day has NO overweight pupils - and their behaviour is better too A primary school where children are made to run a mile every day has proved so successful in tackling obesity it could soon be introduced nationwide. Teachers at St Ninians school in Stirling have sent pupils out for the daily run for the last four years and claim it has improved their behaviour as well as their fitness. Given the popularity of the scheme, a campaign has now been launched to persuade all primary schools across the UK to copy the model. Scroll down for video Children at St Ninians school in Stirling run for a mile every day - the scheme could soon be introduced across all primary schools in the United Kingdom

45 Ways To Avoid Using The Word 'Very' Three Telling Quotes About ‘Very’ Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. ~Mark Twain‘Very’ is the most useless word in the English language and can always come out. More than useless, it is treacherous because it invariably weakens what it is intended to strengthen. ~Florence KingSo avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. Many Americans Believe Fake News Is Sowing Confusion In the wake of the 2016 election, everyone from President Obama to Pope Francis has raised concerns about fake news and the potential impact on both political life and innocent individuals. Some fake news has been widely shared, and so-called “pizzagate” stories led a North Carolina man to bring a gun into a popular Washington, D.C. pizza restaurant under the impression that it was hiding a child prostitution ring. According to a new survey by Pew Research Center, most Americans suspect that made-up news is having an impact.

Welcome to English, step 3-4 (Spring 2015) Listening Listening is considered to be the most difficult skill by language learners because we not only have to understand the grammar of the language, but also the speed, pronunciation, intonation and choice of words that the speaker uses. All these factors combined make listening very hard. Luckily, there are some tips and help for you and here I will talk about some strategies to help you become a better listener. Strategies

A worrying aspect of the fake news problem — ICT & Computing in Education About half of the latest issue of my newsletter, Digital Education, concerned 'fake news'. I have been reading quite a lot of research about it, both here and in the USA, and summarised the main points as best I could. (To read it yourself, along with copious references and suggestions for further reading, sign up to the newsletter: it's free.) What really stood out for me is not simply the finding that many people use social media as a source of news, or in some cases there only source of news. It's that many people who consume news in this way see no need to go to an actual news site. I'm not suggesting for a moment that news sites are bias-free, or even that their output is always completely grounded in fact.

ESL English Listening & Adult Literacy - News - Audiobooks - Songs - Radio Dramas The Tunnel Under The World by Frederik Pohl Guy Burckhardt wakes up screaming, but can't remember the nightmare that caused his fright. Slowly over the next couple of days he comes to realize he's been reliving the same day over and over. Fake News, Willful Ignorance and Critical Thinking – The Virtual Pedagogue Against the much maligned backdrop of contemporary higher education a bright light has been trained on the problem of fake news. Critical thinking is hot right now, suddenly spoken of as an urgent necessity rather than an abstract or faraway good. Those of us who’ve long been worried about folks’ capacity for basic reasoning and factual discrimination are justified in feeling newly energized. It has been confirmed, we are told, that many Americans cannot tell the difference between fact and fiction.

LEARN ENGLISH THROUGH TV Comedies With English Subtitles Entradas recientes LEARN ENGLISH THROUGH TV Comedies With English Subtitles 18 Ene.2016 0 Comments LEARN ENGLISH THROUGH TV Comedies With English Subtitles “Mind your language”is a British comedy television series that premiered on ITV in late 1977.

Battling Fake News in the Classroom In this post-election period, there has been a lot of discussion about fake news, particularly about how it is spread and shared online, and whether it influenced the recent presidential election. On November 22, Stanford University released an influential study showing that middle and high school students—and even some in college—have trouble distinguishing which online resources are credible. The inescapable fact is that young people need to be prepared for the Wild West of information that they live in and will grow up in. It is also imperative that we, as educators, prepare young people for the important job of responsible and informed citizenship.

Teach Your Students to Analyze Primary Sources - NewseumED offers hundreds of historic front pages, documents and videos to complement classroom studies and help with research. The EDTools section allows for users to search by topic, century, information source, and more. Read original coverage of the Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, N.Y. (1848), The Yalta Conference (1945), Martin Luther King’s Call to Action from Birmingham jail (1963). A zoom tool allows you to read every word on the page. Or use our curated, standards-aligned EDCollections to go more in-depth on topics.

Michelle Obama Gets Her Freak on With Missy Elliott and James Corden in Carpool Karaoke The fated day has finally arrived. On Wednesday night, Coolest First Lady Michelle Obama went for a quick spin with James Corden on The Late Late Show and performed an instant-classic round of Carpool Karaoke—with an unexpected guest at the end, Missy Elliott. It’s official: we, the people, have the most viral First Lady ever.