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11 must-see TED-Ed lessons

11 must-see TED-Ed lessons
Short animated lessons you’ll love, from atomic structure to the science of stage fright (and how to overcome it). Bite-size snacks of knowledge, TED-Ed Video Lessons are short, free educational videos written by educators and students, then animated by some of the most creative minds in the business. The topics of these addictive little videos range from quantum physics to the art of beatboxing, and once you watch one, you may want to watch 10 more. Know an animator or educator who could make a great TED-Ed Lesson? Nominate them here. Find a lesson you love? Here are 11 of my favorite TED-Ed lessons to start. 1. This is the lesson that started TED-Ed. 2. This is a great example of a lesson that answers one of those questions I had always been curious about, but never took the time to look up. 3. A great melding of content and animation. 4. Awesome language arts lesson by linguist and TED speaker John McWhorter. 5. 6. 7. A great lesson for anyone who has (or might want to get) a tattoo.

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What makes tattoos permanent? - Claudia Aguirre Further reading to recap what we learned. Urban legend has it that tattooed patients undergoing Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) have experienced the ink being ripped from their skin – Is it true? Even though the presence of metal is common in pigments, there are no documented reports of tattoos being “ripped out” during a routine MRI. But some people do exhibit swelling, itching or burning after getting scanned. 25 English words that mean very different things in Britain and America As the old adage famously goes: you say tom-MAY-toes, and I say tom-MAH-toes. We should probably call the whole thing off, right? Ever since the might of the British Empire was expelled from the United States, ordinary folk from both sides of the pond have chuckled at each other's use of the English language and pronunciation. Here are several important examples you need to remember - simply to make sure no one gives you a weird look when you're off on your holidays (or, um, "vacation"). 1.

Free IELTS Listening tests - IELTS-up Here you can find full IELTS Listening Tests and answers to them. All tests are constantly being renewed and correspond to the real exam sections. To get your IELTS Listening score calculated, just follow this procedure: Choose one of the tests below and click on the first section of it. Play the audio and answer the questions. After you finish the section, press "check" and you will see the correct and wrong answers, and get your result. The 7-step Listening Challenge How can your students develop their listening while away from your English classes ? A learner training moment of reflection on how to take responsibility for their language acquisition. Quiz me Guiding Students Through Expository Text with Text Feature Walks Click the "References" link above to hide these references. Clay, M.M. (1991). Introducing a new storybook to young readers.

The 10 Best Places to Find ELT Listening Materials If, like me, you find that one of the most commonly heard requests from your learners is to provide them with additional listening materials to study with outside of class, this post is definitely for you. I’ve trawled the internet and the result of my extensive labors is the list of ten great resources you see below… enjoy! 1) Link Eng Park This site doesn’t actually produce any of its own materials, but it’s as close as an encyclopedia of all ESL online listening materials as you’re ever likely to find. If you can’t find something here for your teaching context, you almost might as well stop searching! Link Eng Park is a great resource for ELT podcasts. 10 Great Places to Find and Access Quality Audiobooks to Use with Your Students January 31, 2017 Audiobooks are a great way to help nurture kids love for reading and develop their reading skills. Audiobooks can also help with other skills including writing, communication, and sequential thinking. In today’s post we are providing you with an updated list of some great places where you find and access tons of free(and pro) audiobooks to use with your kids and students.

Podcasts to help English learners practise listening Do your students want more listening practice? Aoife McLoughlin, blogger with ELT-Connect.com and latest winner of the British Council's Teaching English blog award, recommends five podcasts to get them started. Do you spend enough time working on listening skills with your students? Is there ever enough time?

5 Web Tools to Create Awesome Digital Newspapers for Your Class To help you create digital newspapers for your class, we curated a list of some of our favorite web tools for this purpose. The list below is an updated version of the list we created last year. enjoy 1- Issuu The 50 most important English proverbs What are proverbs? Every culture has a collection of wise sayings that offer advice about how to live your life. These sayings are called "proverbs". Radio Garden - An Interactive Map of Radio Stations Around the World Radio Garden is an interactive map that showcases radio stations around the world. Go to Radio Garden and the site will try to locate the radio station nearest to your current location. Then you can click around the map to find and listen to the live streams of other radio stations around the world.

Eleven intervention strategies for underachieving L2-listeners (Co-authored with Dylan Vinales of Garden International School) 0.Introduction Your students have not done well in their listening mocks. They are demotivated and lacking confidence in their listening skills. With only a few months to go before the actual exam you are panicking. What to do?

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