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10 Best Free Listening Websites with Quizzes to Practise for Listening Exams So what do you do to practise listening for exams? Growing up, I never had the opportunity to do any extra practice to improve my listening skills. We didn’t have the Internet and the thousand possibilities it offers to learners of any language nowadays. The teachers had an old tape player that sometimes stopped and started on its own and old tapes that ended up sounding distorted and most of the times unlistenable so if you wanted to get better at listening, you just listened to the radio and struggled to understand the lyrics and sing along.

Women who changed the world A list of famous influential women, including women’s rights activists, poets, musicians, politicians, humanitarians and scientists. Sappho (circa 570 BCE) One of the first known female writers. Much of her poetry has been lost but her immense reputation has remained. Plato referred to Sappho as one of the great 10 poets. Cleopatra (69 BCE–30 BCE) The last Ptolemaic ruler of Egypt. Cleopatra sought to defend Egypt from the expanding Roman Empire.

BusyTeacher.org It’s only natural. After all, they are trying to talk in a language they are still working on learning. Still, silence can be deadly in the ESL classroom for your students and you. When you want to get your students to speak up, try one of these fun and simple games to get them talking in class. 1This is How We RollYou can use this simple game as a get to know you at the start of school or later as a get to know you better activity. 15 variations on a grammar auction Grammar auctions (students bidding for the right to say whether a sentence is right or wrong and/ or correct it, doubling the money they bid if they are right and losing that money if they are wrong) make correcting errors fun and are therefore one of the most popular games in TEFL. Unfortunately, this can […] Grammar auctions (students bidding for the right to say whether a sentence is right or wrong and/ or correct it, doubling the money they bid if they are right and losing that money if they are wrong) make correcting errors fun and are therefore one of the most popular games in TEFL. Unfortunately, this can mean they are somewhat overused and that your class might well have done exactly that same game with their last teacher. There can also be problems with the game as it is usually played, such as teams who win at the beginning of the game being able to dominate it or some slower or less confident teams not taking part at all. 1.

Solar System, Solar System Information, Facts, News, Photos Our Cosmic Neighborhood From our small world we have gazed upon the cosmic ocean for thousands of years. Ancient astronomers observed points of light that appeared to move among the stars. They called these objects "planets," meaning wanderers, and named them after Roman deities—Jupiter, king of the gods; Mars, the god of war; Mercury, messenger of the gods; Venus, the goddes of love and beauty, and Saturn, father of Jupiter and god of agriculture. The stargazers also observed comets with sparkling tails, and meteors or shooting stars apparently falling from the sky. the ultimate listening game: ask Google assistant – Keep It Simple Activities Here is a listening game that you will fall in love with and, most importantly, your A1- A2 students will too. You may also try this with higher levels with the suggested items below or with more specific searches. You need Google assistant on your computer or a phone and a set of speakers. Arrange your students in groups of three or four and decide on lexical items you would like to review. Let’s say your students have been learning words for jobs. Then go on Google and click on the microphone icon and say (or have a student say) “names of jobs beginning with t”.

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory For the first time in a decade, Willy Wonka, the reclusive and eccentric chocolate maker, is opening his doors to the public--well, five members of the public, actually. The lucky five who find a Golden Ticket in their Wonka bars will receive a private tour of the factory, given by Mr Wonka himself. For young Charlie Bucket, this a dream come true. 5 of My Favorite English Games for ESL Students I saved the best for last. My students requested this game more often than any other game we ever played. It's based on the old drinking game "Ring of Fire," modified for the classroom. Materials needed:A standard deck of playing cards, a whiteboard, 20-30 small slips of blank paper, and a bowl. The setup:Almost none! Place the bowl in the center of a table and spread the cards out, face down, in a circle around the bowl.

M.A.S.H – 90’s throwback game – The Canswedian English Teacher It’s that time of year when all teachers round the world are panicking about the same thing: What in the heck am I supposed to do with these hyperactive children the last week of school…. Fear not! I saw this post on Pinterest the other day about M.A.S.H – no not the tv show – the 90’s game that we used to play to see MASH: what kind of house we would live in (the love shack)Husband/Wife: who we would marry (Sean Connery of course!)Kids: how many kids I would have (0)Pet: what kind of pet I would have (a magestic tiger perhaps?)

926 FREE Speaking Worksheets Learning to speak a new language is definitely a challenge. It’s very difficult for your students to do if they don’t practice on a regular basis. Luckily, you need to look no further because BusyTeacher.org has the tools to help your students practice their speaking - and want to do it, too! Let’s face it, students aren’t always jumping for joy at the opportunity to speak a language they aren’t 100 percent comfortable with. Students can be hesitant to speak for a wide variety of reasons - fear of mistakes, peer pressure, or lack of self-confidence are some of the main factors. BusyTeacher.org has 936 speaking worksheets to help you plan effective speaking lessons, which will get your students to break through their shyness and start talking!

Listening Comprehension – Toilet Training the Cat – Stuart McLean Last year, Canada lost a national treasure – Stuart McLean. He began his radio program The Vinyl Cafe in 1994, and to date has recorded more than 400 stories on CBC radio (Canadian Broadcast Company). It got to be so popular that he traveled throughout small town Canada with musical acts and shared his stories about Dave, Morley, Sam and Stephanie on the Vinyl Cafe with that old radio voice that captivated so many. Now, thanks to the wonder of Spotfiy – The Vinyl Cafe, I get to sit in my kitchen every Sunday morning with my coffee and become entranced once more… now it is even more special because sometimes my 8 year old daughter sits with me too. The Vinyl Cafe is perfect for higher level listening comprehension exercises. It is also one of those “I have nothing planned – PANIC!!”

Christmas Traditions and Celebrations Worldwide On this page you can read some fun facts about Christmas around the World. Read how kids celebrate Christmas and get some interesting insights about Christmas traditions and celebrations. At Christmas, Christians all over the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

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