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Public Speaking: Oracy Skills for the Real World At School 21, oracy -- the ability to speak well -- is a core element taught throughout every class, and in every lesson. Starting in the primary grades of this London-based public school, students learn an array of skills to help them become more effective speakers: how to speak in complete sentences, make eye contact, and build on each other's ideas. "I remember in primary," recalls Rummana, a Year 7 student, "I would never say a single word, and when teachers used to pick on me, I used to sit there thinking, 'Oh, no. Oh, no.' Because I was too scared to speak to people, and now I feel like I've changed, and I like my new self."

Vocabulary for IELTS: Word Lists, Exercises & Pronunciation IELTS vocabulary lessons with word lists, practice exercises and audios to help you with pronunciation. Learn vocabulary for common topics and how to pronounce words correctly in English. Vocabulary is 25% of your marks for IELTS writing and speaking and also plays a key role in listening and reading. Learn useful tips for paraphrasing in IELTS. This Breathtaking Video Reveals How Humanity Took Over The World The Black Death. The Second World War. The Industrial Revolution. The invention of modern medicine. Major events like these have had huge impacts on the world’s population of humans, which at the time of writing stands at 7,464,316,000 people.

My Keynotes & Interviews Although my most recent presentations haven’t been recorded, here are some selected presentations and interviews where I explore how new technologies are transforming the teaching and learning environment. There’s a bit of overlap between some of these, and many of them address work I did at Abilene Christian University — which hosted a first-in-the-world mobile learning initiative from 2008 through 2012 — but these illustrate the trajectory of my thinking. I hope you’ll find them useful.

See Moby's Grim New Video About Smartphone Addiction - Rolling Stone Moby and the Void Pacific Choir paint a grim portrait of the smartphone-obsessed masses in the video for "Are You Lost In The World Like Me?" featuring old school Max Fleischer-inspired animation courtesy of Steve Cutts. In the video for the These Systems Are Failing cut, mindless cellphone-addicted junkies post selfies, send emojis, hunt for Pikachu or swipe right through human interactions, completely oblivious to the reality around them. "A few years ago I saw Steve Cutts' ‘Man’ video and was amazed and blown away," Moby said of the video in a statement. "I did some internet sleuthing and found his e-mail address and humbly asked him to make a video for me.

Business vocabulary for IELTS This is the next in my series of lessons on topic vocabulary for IELTS – this time featuring language to write about business. This is quite a technical area and I concentrate on showing you how to use some of the most common words and phrases. This means I do not simply give you lists of words and phrases but show you different forms of the words and some common collocations. The Teacher's Guide for Using Social Media [Infographic] In the modern digital world, classroom teachers are seeing social media as a growing force for teaching and learning. From class blogs and Facebook pages to students using LInkedIn to create professional online resumes, it’s everywhere. Social media has proven itself again and again as a force for good in learning. Even so, educators continue to ask about the specific educational applications of popular social networking platforms. So how do you get started with social media in the classroom? What are some of the best ways to make it work for learning?

What's the Difference Between a Geek and a Nerd? Not Much, According to the Data The words "nerd" and "geek" are often used interchangeably, as if they mean the same thing. They actually don't: geek - An enthusiast of a particular topic or field. Geeks are “collection” oriented, gathering facts and mementos related to their subject of interest. They are obsessed with the newest, coolest, trendiest things that their subject has to offer.nerd - A studious intellectual, although again of a particular topic or field. Nerds are “achievement” oriented, and focus their efforts on acquiring knowledge and skill over trivia and memorabilia.

Technology vocabulary This lesson provides you with some useful vocabulary for technology – one of the key topics in IELTS. I have tried to do more than give you a list of words, so you will find notes, phrases and examples: to show you which other words these words are used withto give you ideas for speaking and writing essaysto help you use the words correctly This map should change the way you think about foreign aid Critics of foreign aid often argue that it's ineffective at generating sustainable economic development or truly helping the world's poor. But as this great map from the cost information website reveals, one reason for that is that promoting development and helping the poor isn't actually what motivates a lot of America's foreign aid: As you can see, the biggest recipient by a long way is Israel (this is fiscal year 2014 data, but nothing's changing), and two other big ones are Egypt and Jordan, which both have aid packages that are tied up with their peace treaties with Israel. None of these are poor countries (indeed, Israel is downright rich), and the point of the money is to advance an American foreign policy agenda — not to help the poor. Pakistan and Afghanistan, which round out the top five, actually are pretty poor, but, again, the main American interest in them is clearly foreign policy rather than poverty.

Science Over 30 years ago, Carol Dweck and her colleagues became interested in students' attitudes about failure. They noticed that some students rebounded while other students seemed devastated by even the smallest setbacks. After studying the behavior of thousands of children, Dr. Dweck coined the terms fixed mindset and growth mindset to describe the underlying beliefs people have about learning and intelligence. When students believe they can get smarter, they understand that effort makes them stronger. Therefore they put in extra time and effort, and that leads to higher achievement. Check Your English Grammar Level Details Do you know your English grammar level? It is very interesting and useful if you know where you are in English grammar level. IELTS Environment vocabulary This IELTS environment vocabulary lesson helps you out with words and ideas to discuss a key IELTS topic. The best way to learn vocabulary is in context, so in addition to useful lists of words I have recorded 4 sample part 3 speaking answers using some of this vocabulary. This way you can understand how to use it in practice. You will also find the environment wordlists to download and some exercises to practise it at the bottom of the page. The vocabulary

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