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.
The Power of Passion and Persistence Have you ever wondered why some people succeed in life? Is it just their good luck – being in the right place at the right time? Or their IQ? Or their natural talents? Or even good looks? It turns out that none of these are likely to predict how successful you will be.
10 Of The Best TEDTalks On Improving Education There have been some rumblings that TED Talks may have jumped the shark–a topic our own Nathan Jurgenson took on recently. Either way, there have been some worthwhile talks given on ideas for changing education, and the folks over at TED have done us all a solid by piling 10 of them together in a single post, starting with the ubiquitous Ken Robinson “Bring on the Learning Revolution,” then including Emily Pilloton’s ideas on design in learning, Dan Meyer’s ideas on a potential math makeover, and Diana Laufenberg on the importance of mistakes.. You may have caught most of them, but if you haven’t here’s your chance. If you’re not sure where to start, give Laufenberg’s thoughts on failure a listen.
10 ways to encourage students to take responsibility for their learning… 1. Don’t make all the decisions Allow choice. Encourage students to make decisions about how they learn best. Are You A Good Listener? Being a good listener is an essential skill that all people could probably work on. Need some more ideas about how to improve your own listening skills? Start with: 9 Things Good Listeners Do Differently. Learn how to be an active listener here! Grit: The Power of Passion & Perseverance Is grit over-rated? As Professor Angela Duckworth’s new book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, roars up the best-sellers charts and dominates headlines around the world some interesting questions are starting to be asked. If grit out predicts IQ as the research suggests, should children be graded on it? Is grit simply a new term of already well-established psychological concepts like conscientiousness? Have the findings on grit been overstated?
Daily English Listening - Appearance Vocabulary - High Level Listening Disheveled "Disheveled" by Mark and Kat. 1. Disheveled 00:582. Scruffy 00:493. Going Grey/Bald 01:024. Why Grit Isn’t Everything Is grit the key ingredient for your success? Researchers define grit as the passion and perseverance to achieve your long-term goals. So it makes sense that over the last few years it has been championed as the silver bullet that enables our success. Free IELTS Listening practice test to help pass the exam The IELTS Listening test will take about 30 minutes, and you will have an extra 10 minutes to transfer your answers to the answer sheet. The four parts of this practice Listening test are presented over four separate web pages. Make sure you move swiftly from one page to the next so that your practice is as realistic as possible.
Is Grit the New It? Developing Your Passion and Practicing Perseverance - Home » Resilience » Is Grit the New It? Developing Your Passion and Practicing Perseverance “Compared with what we ought to be, we are only half awake. Our fires are damped, our drafts are checked. Listening: Top down and bottom up Top-down vs. bottom-up listeningIn the classroomTop-down listening activitiesBottom-up listening activitiesConclusion Top-down vs. bottom-up listeningImagine the following situations: Over lunch, your friend tells you a story about a recent holiday, which was a disaster. You listen with interest and interject at appropriate moments, maybe to express surprise or sympathy.
Have You Tried These Grit Building Tips? How often do you stick to your goals? It might be turning a dream into a reality, losing that extra couple of pounds, or learning a new skill. Chances are if you’re like most people you fail to stick with your daily goals about twenty percent of the time. And this increases quickly if you’re busy, tired or stressed. Unfortunately, that means almost one out of every five times you try to work harder, eat better, or save more, you’re likely to skip it in favor of something else that’s easier to do in the moment, and end up feeling annoyed or disappointed in yourself.
Podcast The Moth Podcast Becoming An Artist: Jonathan Santlofer & Bob Khosravi In this week’s episode, two stories of artists breaking through and perfecting their craft. Jonathan Santlofer's tragedy has unexpected benefits. Bob Khosravi's wit and a war of words bridges a cultural divide. See Episode Choose Courage When confronted with news of a stranger’s unimaginable pain – a suicide, an overdose, a protest for justice and basic dignity – we have two choices: We can choose to respond from fear or we can choose courage. We can choose to believe that we are somehow insulated from the realities of these traumas and that our willpower or our strength of character makes us better than these displays of desperation and woundedness. When we seek shelter in the better than – safer than – different than thinking, we are actually choosing fear and that requires us to self-protect and arm ourselves with judgment and self-righteousness.