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English as a Second Language Podcast

English as a Second Language Podcast

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Listen to News Each Tuesday EnglishClub publishes a short audio news report in easy English from the previous week. With this resource you can practise your listening, reading, writing and even speaking. Preview the vocabulary and read the gapfill text. Karin's ESL Partyland for ESL teachers and students Peer Review for material titled "Karin's ESL Partyland for ESL teachers and students" eTextbook Reviews for material titled "Karin's ESL Partyland for ESL teachers and students" User Rating for material titled "Karin's ESL Partyland for ESL teachers and students" Member Comments for material titled "Karin's ESL Partyland for ESL teachers and students" Bookmark Collections for material titled "Karin's ESL Partyland for ESL teachers and students"

English Language Centre Study Zone: Welcome! About the Study Zone The Study Zone is for students of the English Language Centre (ELC) at the University of Victoria. ELC teachers create the English language lessons and practice exercises. The site is designed for our adult English language learners, but all are welcome to read the lessons and use the exercises. Listening - Elementary Page 1 World Of Movies Listening to a cinema's recorded message giving information about movies and times of screening. Exercise Number: 1L1Click for Transcript The Rock Star A rock star talks about her daily routine. Exercise Number: 1L2Click for Transcript 50 Things You Didn't Know about Bill Gates : People Source: Tumblr Bill Gates – a business magnate, dutiful philanthropist, software pioneer, and the world’s richest man. Let’s take a look at 50 of the most interesting things you probably didn’t know about Microsoft’s co-founder. 1. Bill Gates was born William Henry Gates III, the fourth in his family to be given the name. Because his father had the suffix “II”, Bill was called by the nickname of “Trey.”

The Hirsute History of 'Horror' A horror film may make your hair stand on end, but, in an unusually perfect example of etymological symmetry, the idea of hair standing on end is literally the origin of the word horror. Horror came into English through the French spoken in Britain in the 13th and 14th centuries, and ultimately comes from Latin. Like valor, color, honor, and humor, it’s spelled the same way in English as it is in Latin (these words were re-Latinized in modern American English from a variety of French and Middle English spellings). Horror derives from the verb horrēre, which had several meanings: to stand up, to bristle to have a rough, unkempt appearance to shudder, to shiver (with cold) to tremble (with fear)

Hiromi’s Trip to Thailand – Episode 1: Making a Phone Call Download audio file (HiroThai1.mp3) Hiromi is a nursing student in Japan. Mark, from Australia, is her friend. They are not “together”, they are just friends. In this episode, Mark’s phone rings. Just write: short, inspiring activities to get students writing In recent blog posts I have looked at some different aspects of writing in class. Common to all of them has been the point that good preparation is key to producing a successful piece of writing. However, there is also a lot to be said for writing completely unprepared; short, fun activities where, instead of thinking and planning carefully, students just get on with it and write.

Standardized Tests 14 September, 2014 Photo Credit: Alberto G., via Flickr Voice 1 If you want to be like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, adopt their voracious reading habits — Quartz A Berlin, Germany, startup called Locomore has launched the world’s first crowdfunded train service. The renovated 1970s train, with retro orange-and-brown livery and the words “fair, ecological, cheap” emblazoned on the side, pulled out of Stuttgart station for its maiden voyage to Berlin via Frankfurt and Hanover on Wednesday morning. A one-way Stuttgart-Berlin ticket with Locomore costs upwards from €22 euros ($23.44) versus €115 on Deutsche Bahn. At six and-a-half hours, the trip is slightly slower than aboard the high-speed national rail service Deutsche Bahn—and so far it only offers one return service a day. But Locomore founder Derek Ladewig is hoping that his radically cheaper tickets and the fact that the trains are powered by 100% green electricity will lure people away from long-distance buses and cars. “We are offering a new service to compete with the car, the plane, the long-distance bus as well as Deutsche Bahn,” Ladewig told AFP.

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