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Welcome to ESL Podcast Blog So Go Ahead and Sue Me, Taylor Swift I can’t say that I have never, never, never listened to a song by Taylor Swift, but I can say that I’m not exactly (I’m not really) a fan of her music. Ms. Swift is, however, extremely popular in the United States and internationally, known for her catchy (easy to remember) tunes (music) and lyrics (words to a song). But if you’re not careful, Swift may just decide to sue you (take you to court and demand money from you for something you did wrong). What phrases are we talking about here? The reason behind Swift’s trademarking of these phrases is not just meglomania (the desire to dominate everyone around you, to have great power). You might be wondering about whether we here at ESL Podcast have trademarked anything. ~Jeff Image credit: “Swift performs in St. Podcasts This Week (March 2, 2015) Get the full benefits of ESL Podcast by getting the Learning Guide. ON MONDAY ESL Podcast 1082 – Traveling to a Remote Island - Lucy

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Listening Listening Lessons Dogs, Dogs, Dogs - Idioms and phrases using the word 'Dog'. Get the phone! - A listening exercise. Teacher Talk By Tamara JonesEAL Instructor, British School of Brusselsjonestamara@hotmail.com In his great book, Moving Beyond the Plateau: From Intermediate to Advanced Levels in Language Learning, Jack Richards (2008) notices that another problem that contributes to the plateau that often plagues Intermediate level students lies in the difference between fluency and complexity. Again, I can really relate to this, as a French learner. For many years, I have been in such a panic to make myself understood and just communicate my thoughts and needs. I am usually okay with the simple past tense; however, if I need to do anything harder than that, I freeze up.

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking One of education’s primary goals is to groom the next generation of little humans to succeed in the “real world.” Yes, there are mounds of curricula they must master in a wide breadth of subjects, but education does not begin and end with a textbook or test. Other skills must be honed, too, not the least of which is how to get along with their peers and work well with others. This is not something that can be cultivated through rote memorization or with strategically placed posters. Students must be engaged and cooperation must be practiced, and often. The following team-building games can promote cooperation and communication, help establish a positive classroom environment and — most importantly — provide a fun, much-needed reprieve from routine.

London Short Fiction: Mud Man A series of short fiction set in, or influenced by London. A series of short fiction set in, or influenced by London. Out he comes, dredged from the canal. The narrow-boat girls pat him, tend him, talk to him. Roar – Katy Perry – ESL lesson plan The song “Roar” perfectly fits the topic of gender roles/stereotypes, feminism. Besides, it’s a great source of idioms, set expressions and phrasal verbs. That’s how I would use it in class. 1. Strategies for Teaching ESL Student - ESL Students in the Classroom 2Google + Teaching students who have a limited understanding of the English language can be a daunting task. Since ESL students speak a different language at home, some of them do not know the meanings of simple English words and phrases, and it can be difficult for teachers to communicate with them.

ESL Lounge: Songs for English Teaching. Song Titles A to B Front Page Home esl-lounge.com Premium "ESL English Listening and Reading Audiobooks" Arch of Triumph by Erich Maria Remarque It is 1939. Despite a law banning him from performing surgery, Ravic —a German doctor and refugee living in Paris— has been treating some of the city’s most elite citizens. Forbidden to return to his own country, and dodging the everyday dangers of jail and deportation, Ravic manages to hang on —all the while searching for the Nazi who tortured him back in Germany. And though he’s given up on the possibility of love, life has a curious way of taking a turn toward the romantic. Paris - synonymous with elegance, good food, and love - is described so beautifully in the eyes of Ravic that by the middle of the book you could swear that you've been to Paris.

Listen to English and learn English with podcasts in English ►Go to travelogues Follow the pie team on their travels and learn English along the way ►Go to pie plus Our monthly magazine with news, videos, information worksheets and our monthly competition. English Language Learner (ELL) Resources The number of students with limited proficiency in English has increased significantly in recent years. Here are a variety of resources to help educators with English Language Learners. General 33 Tips To Throw A Spooky Halloween Party On The Super-Cheap If you want to be fancy, you can score a professionally-designed Evite template on Etsy...who knew? Ask your friends to pool their old costumes and/or appropriate accessories. Get together one night before Halloween, and have a costume swap. This is especially helpful if you're looking for kids costumes or attending multiple parties.

More than 20 free listening tests for IELTS This is my selection of the best free practice listening sites for IELTS on the internet. Not all of these tests are exactly formatted to the IELTS exam but they are excellent for practising your listening skills. Before you go there may I suggest you check out these pages and resources: Tips on how to improve your listening skills How to understand IELTS listening questions

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