5 classic ice breakers you can use with all learners Making learners comfortable on the first day of class, after a holiday, or even when coming together for the first time in a few days, can be beneficial in establishing, fostering and rekindling a positive learning environment. By taking time to do a few icebreakers, we can help learners become more comfortable with one another, and consequently more willing to participate in class. Icebreakers should never be seen as a waste of time: integrating icebreakers is a fantastic way to get ideas flowing… and never forget that!
Charlie Chaplin : The Great Dictator's Speech Transcript of Charlie Chaplin's Final Speech in The Great Dictator I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. Capturing NYC's Day and Night in One Frame Flatiron What a wonderful tribute to the city that never sleeps! Photographer Stephen Wilkes has created a project called Day to Night where he merges together beautiful day and night photos of various iconic New York places seamlessly into one.
TERRA: Living Soil Chickens are viewed with suspicion because they scratch up precious seeds and crops. As the Moslem faith absolutely prohibits pork, pigs are not in evidence in Hunza. Although they are Moslems, the Hunzukuts drink a quantity of both white and red wine (local). I have never tasted fruit so sweet and delicious as that I enjoyed in the Hunza valley! Apricots are one of the staples of the native diet, but the trees are not like the ones we see in our orchards.
The holiday maze There isn't one 'correct' answer - different groups find themselves going on different holidays - so you can use the activity several times with the same class. It is an excellent, fun way to practise the 'functional' language of agreement and disagreement, suggestion and negotiation, as well as specific language relating to holidays, in a genuinely 'communicative' activity. It can be used with any level from pre-intermediate to upper-intermediate and beyond. Maze activity 62k pdf Procedure Set the context for your students.
Database Error New research is revealing that many cases of depression are caused by an allergic reaction to inflammation. Tim de Chant of NOVA writes: “Inflammation is our immune system’s natural response to injuries, infections, or foreign compounds. When triggered, the body pumps various cells and proteins to the site through the blood stream, including cytokines, a class of proteins that facilitate intercellular communication. It also happens that people suffering from depression are loaded with cytokines.” ~piscean ♓ delusions - Quartz Crystals - Shapes and Meanings of Quartz Crystals introduction isis crystals channelling crystals Speaking aids Probably you agree that these little things make a lot of difference and it is with good reason why people spend time, money and energy to get the right small objects to help them put themselves and their loved ones into the right mood. Why use speaking aids Post-it notes Walls Coloured paper Small objects To control turn-taking As metaphors Conclusion Why use speaking aids In contrast, we often expect that our students have the right mood to speak without having anything that would help them to be in the right mood to speak, or any prompt that would help the flow of ideas. These small prompts or small speaking aids get especially important when children get into the age when they want to speak about themselves more than e.g. about the little animals or fairies in a tale. In this article, I will give you some ideas what little objects to use and how to use them so that students aged 12 upwards find speaking easier and less stressful. Original idea by Karen Sekiguchi
Improving IELTS Listening Through Connected Speech Ask your IELTS students which skill they are most worried about and listening will probably be top of the list. Most courses seem to put most emphasis on the productive skills, at the expense of reading and listening. This post will examine the inadequacies of IELTS course books in preparing students for the listening test and suggest some alternatives, principally raising awareness of connected speech and giving students time to analyse what they have heard post-listening. Buddhism Vaults : Dalai Lama's Heart Sutra Talk, May 2001, SF Bay Area, California, Day 1 of 3. by Dave Evans Day 2Day 3 Introduction Today I was fortunate enough to sneak out of work for a few hours to hear His Holiness the Dalai Lama began a lecture on the Heart Sutra. This is a three day class and I'm going to sneak out of some work tomorrow and Attend Saturday during the day as well. I thought I'd share some of what he said (as interpreted through my notes) with everyone. Please forgive my spelling, my crutch... er, spell checker is not working currently.