The 50 most important English proverbs 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". How can you use proverbs to learn English? English Short Stories – Simple and Illustrated Improve your English with English short stories. This is the fun way! Important Note
Serial Taxi This EFL lesson plan is designed around Serial Taxi a short animation by Paolo Cogliati and the theme of murder mysteries. Students predict what is going to happen in a film, watch a short film and write a murder mystery. Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2) Learner type: Teens and adults Short Stories at East of the Web A game of Scrabble has serious consequences. - Length: 4 pages - Age Rating: PG Learning to Teach by Learning Badly: Lessons in Bookbinding A role reversal is among the best means to learn. I am preparing to teach again after a bit of a break. I have made most of my career in the classroom, and I have enjoyed it. I recently was a student for a week. I completed a certificate in bookbinding at the San Francisco Center for the Book, and being not especially good at the craft was instructive. I will be a better teacher for being a bad student.
Stories for Scouts & Scouters Ghost Stories There must be hundreds of good Ghost Stories and other spooky stories out there, suitable for telling around the campfire. Please send me your favorites and I'll include them here. Table of Contents The Lady with the Emerald Ring The Man on the Moon This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film commissioned by the British department store John Lewis, directed by Some Such and the theme of Christmas. Students watch a short film, predict a story and talk about ways of showing people they are loved. I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my book Film in Action as the royalties which I receive from sales help to keep the website completely free. Language level: Pre-intermediate (A2) –Intermediate (B1) Learner type: All ages Time: 60 minutes
A millennial and a baby boomer trade places: ‘I can’t help but feel a stab of envy’ Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett “I’m glad your house isn’t tidy,” Michele says, not aware that I’ve spent the previous hour frantically cleaning up. She has come to collect me so we can walk her dogs – Violet, Michele’s longstanding companion, and her daughter’s dog, Ernest, who seems to have some kind of hyperactivity disorder. I try to look calm as Ernest chews my boyfriend’s New Balances, and for a moment feel privately thankful that I am not subject to the commitments that come with a pet. When I agreed to swap lives with Michele, neither of us realised she lived just around the corner. How Reading Logs Can Ruin Kids' Pleasure for Books Children who read regularly for pleasure, who are avid and self-directed readers, are the holy grail for parents and educators. Reading for pleasure has considerable current and future benefits: Recreational readers tend to have higher academic achievement and greater economic success, and even display more civic-mindedness. But recreational reading is on the decline.
SPRING POEMS: 60 Best Spring Poems and Spring Poems for Kids Always Marry an April Girl by Ogden Nash Praise the spells and bless the charms,I found April in my arms.April golden, April cloudy,Gracious, cruel, tender, rowdy;April soft in flowered languor,April cold with sudden anger,Ever changing, ever true —I love April, I love you. Strangers This EFL lesson is designed around a beautiful short film called Strangers directed by Erez Tadmor and Guy Nattiv, and the theme of racism. Students predict a story, watch a short film, speak about racism and write a narrative. I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my book Film in Action as the royalties which I receive from sales help to keep the website completely free. Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate(B2.11)
Notes from Nature People have been collecting specimens from the natural world for centuries - minerals, plants, fungi and animals. Today, there are an estimated two billion specimens housed in natural history museums around the world! These biological collections document where species and populations exist now and where they existed decades and centuries before, so they hold irreplaceable information necessary for uncovering the patterns of changes in species distributions and ecosystem composition over time.