For sale, baby shoes, never worn: Hemingway probably did not write the famous six-word story. Photo by AFP/Getty Images Quote Investigator is a terrific website that examines the provenance of popular quotations, which, as you may have noticed, frequently get misattributed online. On Monday, the site’s proprietor, Garson O’Toole, looked into a six-word fiction supposedly written by Ernest Hemingway: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” David Haglund is a senior editor at Slate. He runs Brow Beat, Slate's culture blog. Video Lesson Plans for Teachers Full Moon for all Moods by Konstantinos Kazantoglou is licensed under CCBY2.0 MAIN ACTIVITIES describing and comparing photographs, storytelling and discussion. SUITABLE FOR teens and adults, upper-intermediate (B2) and above Click here for the Teacher’s Notes. Every year we like to produce one or two Christmas posts based on a seasonal advert and our first one for this year stars a famous Hollywood actor trying to solve a classic Christmas problem.
ESL Lesson PLan: Movie/Film Extra Movie Activities: Crossword: Reviews movie vocabulary. Movie Cloze: Reviews movie vocabulary. Describe an Imaginary Place or Strange Land Summer is a season of travel, a time of sandy beaches, hypnotic sunshine, stamped tickets, and the excited laughter of children visiting out-of-the-ordinary places. Summer vacations—and the summer months—fill our minds with those moments of wonder and imagination so natural to childhood and keep us connected to our own children. But sometimes the household budget doesn’t stretch quite far enough for exotic adventures. Celebrate The 30th Anniversary Of The 'Breakfast Club' Detention With 30 Apropos Gifs Thirty years ago today, a ragtag gang of rule-breaking youths entered a library and embarked on the most epic detention sentence the big screen has ever seen. On March 24, 1984, the lovable misfits of “The Breakfast Club” entered a Saturday morning detention at Shermer High School. To be clear, today is not the anniversary of the film’s premiere, but of the actual detention date. In honor of the punishment that made so many movie-goers pine for their high school days, here are 30 gifs that more or less sum up this ‘80s classic. 30 years ago we met Andy, the “athlete,” Allison, the “basket case,”
The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them) You might want to see our book excerpt, Eight Ways to Use Video With English Language Learners I’ve written a guest post for Edutopia titled 5-Minute Film Festival: 8 Videos for ELL Classrooms. Check Out my related New York Times post The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2015 – So Far Auteur theory In film criticism, auteur theory holds that a director's film reflects the director's personal creative vision, as if they were the primary "auteur" (the French word for "author"). In spite of—and sometimes even because of—the production of the film as part of an industrial process, the auteur's creative voice is distinct enough to shine through studio interference and the collective process. In law, the film is treated as a work of art, and the auteur, as the creator of the film, is the original copyright holder. Under European Union law, the film director is considered the author or one of the authors of a film, largely as a result of the influence of auteur theory. Auteur theory has influenced film criticism since 1954, when it was advocated by film director and critic François Truffaut. This method of film analysis was originally associated with the French New Wave and the film critics who wrote for the French film review periodical Cahiers du Cinéma.
20 WebCam Activities for EFL ESL Students Back in November 2008 I published Part 1 of a series of articles intended to explore the use of WebCams in education. I have now finally got round to writing Part 2 which is a collection of 20 activities EFL ESL teachers can do with their students. Here are some links to useful free video communication tools that you could use for these activities. MailVu is a simple to use app which runs in the browser and enables students to record a short message which can be sent by email.EyeJot is another simple video email app which also has a mobile version.Skype is of course the mainstream choice for synchronous communication.Oovoo is a Skype competitor which also enables the recording of video interviews by capturing both interviewer and interviewee.20 WebCam Activities 1. Chinese - video dictation - whispers - Use the video email feature to record a short text.
Top 10 Teen Magazines and Complete List of 22 Teen Magazines from the US and the UK Seventeen is a magazine that covers the issues that matter to teenage girls. Offering a wide-variety of content, from quizzes and romance advice, to beauty tips and fashion, Seventeen is among the most popular teen magazines. A teen version of the elegant fashion magazine, Teen Vogue discusses topics like prom, dating, style, celebrities, and other concepts popular with fashionable teenage girls. Teen Ink magazine is truly unique, because it is not only for teenagers, but it's written by teens as well. With the help of English teachers throughout the country, Teen Ink collects the best fiction and non-fiction from teenage authors and publishes it in their magazine. If you have a Boy Scout in your life, this is the magazine for them.
Film in Action Until quite recently it was difficult to find pedagogically sound film material to help students improve their language through watching film, and teachers had to spend many hours creating their own materials. However, with the advent of the Internet there are now a wealth of online resources for both language teachers and their students. With so many resources it’s sometimes difficult for teachers to see the wood for the trees. Here I’m going to recommend the sites and resources that from my own experience I have found most useful and engaging. Lesson plans 1,150 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns Free Comedy & Dramas 125 Korean Feature Films – Free – The Korean Film Archive has put on YouTube over 100 Korean feature films, including Im Kwon-taek’s Sopyonje and Hong Sangsoo’s The Day the Pig Fell Into a Well. A bonanza for fans of Korean film.A Farewell to Arms – Free – Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes star in a film based on famous novel by Ernest Hemingway. (1932)A Matter of Life and Death – Free – Romantic fantasy film created by the British writing-directing-producing team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, and set in England during the Second World War.
Cinema of Mexico The history of Mexican cinema goes back to the ending of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, when several enthusiasts of the new medium documented historical events – most particularly the Mexican Revolution – and produced some movies that have only recently been rediscovered. During the Golden Age of Mexican cinema, Mexico all but dominated the Latin American film industry. The Guadalajara International Film Festival is the most prestigious Latin American film festival and is held annually In Guadalajara, Mexico. Mexico has twice won the highest honor in the Palme d'Or, having won the Grand Prix for Maria Candelaria in 1946 and the Palme d'Or in 1961 for Viridiana, more than any other Latin American nation. Mexico City is the fourth largest film and television production center in North America, behind Los Angeles, New York City and Vancouver, as well as the largest in Latin America.
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