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Teenagers and UK culture Why bring UK culture to the teen classroom? We can introduce UK culture into the English classroom to help our students improve their English and at the same time learn about values and ways of doing things which may be different to theirs. Learning about life and culture in the UK can be very motivating as it brings the language alive for learners and creates a link between language and real life. See if you agree with these comments from teachers on teaching UK culture to their teenage learners:

Is the GCC dead? For the second time since the beginning of the Qatar blockade, 18 months ago, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit failed to bring together the leaders of the six member states to address the most serious crisis in its three-decade history. Last year, the emir of Qatar was the only head of state, besides the host, to attend the GCC summit in Kuwait. In response, this week Qatar sent a low-level delegation to the Riyadh summit. It was yet another clear indication that the Gulf crisis is unlikely to be resolved anytime soon. 10 Goal Setting and Tracking Tools to Keep You Motivated Yesterday, I provided some tips for getting into the goal-setting mindset, including the importance of lining up support. Your support can take the form of a coach, colleague, friend or even a goal setting and tracking tool. This post provides a few options for you to explore if you are looking for a goal tracking tool to help keep you accountable. Achieve Planner

Visualizing 2019: Trends to Watch This past year was one of tariff wars, unprecedented cyberattacks, and nuclear saber rattling. CFR editors asked five senior fellows to highlight in charts and graphs how political, economic, environmental, and security developments will play out in 2019. 1. Responding to State-Backed Hackers This past year governments continued to call out malicious state-sponsored cyber activity, as cataloged by CFR’s Cyber Operations Tracker.

Resources Secondary Box – ELT – All your favourite English Teaching resources in one place – Cambridge University Press 'Programaciones Didácticas' for 'Next Generation' | Cambridge University Press Spain Added by: Secondary Box Here you will find 'Programaciones Didácticas' for 'Next Generation', available in Spanish and Catalan. Hacking Habits: How To Make New Behaviors Last For Good In the workplace and in life, we are little more than the sum of our habits. Who we are and what we accomplish depends largely on a vast network of routines and behaviors that we carry out with little to no thought whatsoever. As neuroscientist David Eagleman writes in Incognito, “Brains are in the business of gathering information and steering behavior appropriately. It doesn’t matter whether consciousness is involved in the decision making. And most of the time, it’s not.”

Now the EU needs to hand power to its citizens. Here’s why Most people who believe in the EU project would like to see a truly democratic European parliamentary system emerge one day; a system in which EU citizens, not heads of government meeting behind closed doors, make the decisions. Opinion polls show that anti-EU sentiment is held by roughly 30% of the EU’s 500 million citizens. A large majority support the EU but want it to function differently: more democratically. Jean Monnet, one of the union’s founding fathers, said: “We are not integrating states, we are uniting people.” 10 Life Lessons to Excel In Your 30s A couple weeks ago I turned 30. Leading up to my birthday I wrote a post on what I learned in my 20s. But I did something else.

What's the UN global compact on migration? Image copyright EPA A new UN pact on global migration is proving highly controversial across Europe. Supporters of the agreement say it will foster co-operation and improve the handling of millions of migrants but critics fear it will encourage more illegal migration. Protests held against the agreement in Brussels turned violent and it's led to the Belgian Prime Minister, Charles Michel, offering his resignation. Reality Check has looked at the details of the agreement and why it's faced so much opposition. What is the UN's migration pact?

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