5 great zero preparation lesson ideas When the pressure is on and there are only so many hours on the week, you need a repertoire of zero preparation go-to activities which promote input and/or practice. Here are five you might well find useful. 1. European Maps Showing Origins Of Common Words U.S. playwright Rita Mae Brown said: "Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going." That quote comes to mind looking at these fascinating European etymology maps of various commons words posted by reddit user sp07, which provide a kind of cultural commentary on Europe.
Voiced vs. Voiceless Consonants Phoneticists (who study the sound of the human voice) divide consonants into two types: voiced and voiceless. Voiced consonants require the use of the vocal cords to produce their signature sounds; voiceless consonants do not. Both types use the breath, lips, teeth, and upper palate to further modify speech. This guide presents the differences between voiced and voiceless consonants and gives you some tips for using them. Voiced Consonants Your vocal cords, which are actually mucous membranes, stretch across the larynx at the back of the throat.
A flowchart of dangerous viruses For this week’s infographic I made a poster about some of the most common kinds of human viruses. Viruses cause anything from the common cold to more serious diseases such as HIV, rabies, and Ebola. Because we can’t use antibiotics to treat viruses, vaccines are vital to protect people and animals from deadly diseases. My goal for this infographic was to visualize the huge variety of viral species. I used small symbols to categorize several interesting aspects of each virus - whether or not it was transmitted by insects, used DNA vs RNA, or if a vaccine existed for the disease. We still don’t have a vaccine for many of diseases on this infographic, but I think it’s encouraging to see how far we’ve come (particularly for devastating diseases like polio, smallpox, and rabies).
Pronunciation of past simple verbs The activity allows students to find the solutions themselves, making the language more memorable. My students particularly enjoy it as everybody has a chance to try out the sounds, whilst I can step away from the board and observe the class at work. Preparation You will need to produce a set of around 12 cards, with a (regular) past simple verb on each. Make sure they're large enough to be seen from the back of the room. You can find an example below.
Control Alt Achieve: Video Dubbing Learning Activities for Students When I was a kid, we used to find creative ways to keep ourselves entertained. One of our favorites was the Dubbing Game. Basically we would turn on the TV, find a good show, and then turn off the volume. FASTEN SEAT BELTS 2 - Travel by Continent - Europe Fasten Seat Belts, a light hearted guide to avoid misunderstandings while travelling. An innovative way to learn languages and pick up cultural tips. Travel by Continent / Europe Improve English Pronunciation with free podcast Friday September 19th, 2008 English Pronunciation Podcast 4- Vowels /ɛ / and /eI/: This podcast teaches you how to pronounce /ɛ / and /eI/ accurately with special emphasis on learning how to distinguish between them. In today's podcast, we're going to learn two very important vowels in English: the vowels /ɛ / and /eI/. The focus of today's lesson is: learning and practicing how to pronounce /ɛ / learning and practicing how to pronounce /eI/ Learning how to distinguish between /ɛ / and /eI/ We will learn to develop a clear and distinct pronunciation for /ɛ / and /eI/ . How to articulate /ɛ / correctly:
Entire Computer Science Curriculum in 1000 YouTube Videos In this article, we are going to create an entire Computer Science curriculum using only YouTube videos. The Computer Science curriculum is going to cover every skill essential for a Computer Science Engineer that has expertise in Artificial Intelligence and its subfields, like: Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Computer Vision, NLP, etc. The curriculum is going to be organized in 40 courses in total, further organized in 4 academic years, each containing 2 semesters. We are going to try to list a few videos per course as we can, so we can keep the list short. Our goal here is to capture the whole university experience in perspective of the organization of the courses and deliver you the whole curriculum for FREE, so you can gain significant knowledge. We know that this is not the same as you’ll get at university, but the videos are of high quality, and most of them helped us, during our time at university.
Drilling 2 In the first part of this article, Drilling 1, I focused on: What drilling isWhat drills can be useful forWhat we should drillWhen we should drill This second part will focus on how we drill. Here are some ideas for using drilling effectively in the classroom.