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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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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. GRAMMAR-QUIZZES and Explanations Grammar-Quizzes › Noun Phrases › Nouns › Irregular Plural Nouns Irregular Plural Nouns Recognize nouns marked with plural forms: -ee, -i, -en, -a, -es, -ae 161 Free ESL Short Stories with Audio, normal speed & slow speed 140 Free ESL Short Stories 150 Words Each, Audio (Normal & Slow Speeds), Grade Level Join 7,000 others! Buy "English Learner 500 SHORT STORIES for Beginner-Intermediate" e‐book for only 99¢ at Amazon-Kindle, Apple iBooks, Google Play, Barnes & Noble–Nook, Kobo, Google Play(Android) New! July 2017 ...

ESL Lounge: Songs for English Teaching. Song Titles A to B Front Page Home esl-lounge.com Premium 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 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.

Stories Summary Watch and listen as the CBeebies presenters tell a story. Often retelling traditional stories and fairytales, the presenters read aloud from a picture book. Directions to a Restaurant: ESL Role-play Purpose and Audience: The purpose of these materials is to get the students to practice giving directions to a restaurant based on street names and other buildings in the vicinity: It's on Pine Street next to the post office. This is a fairly simple role-play intended for false beginners (or perhaps even beginners). Standardized Tests 14 September, 2014 Photo Credit: Alberto G., via Flickr Voice 1 Welcome to Spotlight. Giving Opinions - ESL EFL Teaching Resources Really? ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Elementary - 35 Minutes In this enjoyable group activity, students play a guessing game where they give true or false opinions about famous people or things. After reviewing how to ask for and give opinions, the students are divided into groups of three or four. Each group is given a set of cards.

The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe Today we present the short story "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe. Here is Shep O'Neal with the story. True! Nervous -- very, very nervous I had been and am! But why will you say that I am mad?

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