Nik's QuickShout: 10 Tools & Resources for Developing Writing Skills Over the last couple of months I've found and written about a number of really great tools and resources to help improve our students' writing skills. This is a collection of links to reviews of ten of the best. 1. Free Reading Passages and Progress Tracking Tools This site was designed to help grade K5 - K12 native speaker students develop their reading and comprehension skills, but can also be really useful for second language development. Students can choose from a range of graded texts and get a wide range of interactive activities and reading support.
Reading Reading Lessons International Women's Day - A reading comprehension test on the topic of International Women's Day Night Study in Korea - A reading comprehension test on the topic of night studying in Korea. History of Halloween - A reading comprehension test on the topic of Halloween. Catching a Cold - A reading comprehension test on the topic of catching a cold Talcum Powder Lawsuit Attorney - A page to read to see if you are eligible to begin a lawsuit against manufacturers that use talc in their products. Levi's Blue Jeans - A reading comprehension test on the topic of Levi's Blue Jeans Take a Bath!
Shakespeare Lives Working in partnership with the British Film Institute (BFI), we organised an international tour of British films which have reimagined Shakespeare’s work. Our programme ambassador, Sir Ian McKellen, travelled to India, China and Russia to introduce the films at a series of popular public events. We held more than 900 screenings of the BFI film collection, attended by people in over 100 countries, including the residents of a refugee camp in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. With films viewed over three million times, the collection reinterprets Shakespeare's most famous works while showcasing the diversity and breadth of the UK’s creative sector. Dear Mister Shakespeare, one of the films in the collection, is written by Phoebe Boswell.
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre: History & Facts The Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre (also known as the Shakespearean Globe Theatre) is one of the most recognized theatres in the world. It was built in 1599 and was one of four major theatres in London, including the Swan Theatre, the Rose Theatre, and the Hope Theatre. The original Globe Theatre was surprising to most people because it was much smaller than anyone would expect; it held around 3,000 people and was made from oak. It was designed as a 3-story, open-air, circular amphitheater built near the Thames River on the outskirts of London.
10 Ways to Teach Argument-Writing With The New York Times - The New York Times How would your students describe the differences between the news sections of a newspaper and the opinion section? What do they have in common? How do they differ? Where else in newspapers are opinions — for instance, in the form of reviews or personal essays — often published? Reading - Intermediate Reading Comprehension - "Learning English" Read this short text about learning English, then answer the multiple-choice questions. Exercise Number: 3R1 The Alien Story Read this story about a credible UFO sighting - and then put the pieces of the story into the correct order. Shakespeare for teens By being intimidated by the multilevel narrative and the stylised language we are missing out on some exceptional teaching materials. By depriving our EFL teens of Shakespeare we are depriving them of some of the most riveting, contemporary stories ever to be told in the English language. In your EFL classroom don’t skip it – exploit it! Don’t dumb it down – jazz it up!
30 Shakespeare Activities and Printables for the Classroom Think teaching Shakespeare is all toil and trouble? Methinks thou dost protest too much! These Shakespeare activities and printables will help you screw your courage to the sticking place and remember that the play’s the thing! Shakespeare Activities