ESL Listening Comprehension Exercises: Movie clips to practice English SECTION 1: Movie Clips Learning through media (movies, music, etc.) is one of the best ways to learn a new language. The exercises below use movie clips to help you to better understand spoken English. edutopia Teachers have long known that rote memorization can lead to a superficial grasp of material that is quickly forgotten. But new research in the field of neuroscience is starting to shed light on the ways that brains are wired to forget—highlighting the importance of strategies to retain knowledge and make learning stick. In a recent article published in the journal Neuron, neurobiologists Blake Richards and Paul Frankland challenge the predominant view of memory, which holds that forgetting is a process of loss—the gradual washing away of critical information despite our best efforts to retain it. According to Richards and Frankland, the goal of memory is not just to store information accurately but to “optimize decision-making” in chaotic, quickly changing environments. In this model of cognition, forgetting is an evolutionary strategy, a purposeful process that runs in the background of memory, evaluating and discarding information that doesn’t promote the survival of the species.
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How to create a graphic novel with Super Sidekicks For parents and teachers: This is a fun unit of work for years 3-5 that will improve visual literacy, trigger imaginative thinking, improve fine motor skills and increase vocabulary. It is appropriate for independent learning and can be done in an hour, though some students will find they enjoy the activities so much, they will want to keep going. For students: Follow the steps below and by the end of it, you’ll be on your way to creating your own graphic novel, which is a book that is a little bit like a comic. 1. It’s time to get excited!
"The Future" English Reading Exercise - Learn English Online Beginning English Lesson 16 - The Future Reading On This Page Read an article about the future. 30 interactive Google Slides activities for classroom excitement Google Slides isn’t just for delivering presentations to an audience. Here are 30 activities that bring interactive learning to students. So often, people think of presentation slides as just that: a visual aid for delivering a presentation in front of an audience.
University of Adelaide Welcome to the English for Uni website! This free website is for teachers and learners of English as an additional language, from intermediate levels upwards (i.e. approximately IELTS 6 and above). The site aims to make difficult grammar and academic writing concepts easier to understand. Please use this site as often as you like. You can also download all the explanations and exercises in pdf format. The site has a Creative Commons license, which means that anyone can freely use the materials anywhere in the world.
Fun with Present Perfect! 5 Ways to Make Grammar Fun Let's face it, we're unlikely to catch our students sitting on the edges of their seats waiting for us to once again review that grammar point, relishing in its structure (and exceptions to the rule).No, we're more likely to get a 'we've done this before' or 'I want to move up now' response… March 22, 2017 In "engaging" Create Digital Learning Content Combine Video Images Text Audio What Is Metta? Metta (www.metta.io) is a digital storytelling tool that allows you to create lessons using audio, videos, and images from your computer or from the web. It is a great online app for creating short flipped or blended lessons for students to help them learn outside of the classroom. With this outstanding web application, teachers can easily create a digital content based story, supplemented with images and text. Teachers can also include poll questions in order to test the knowledge of students.
57 Literary Devices That’ll Elevate Your Writing (+ Examples) Where were you when your fourth-grade teacher first introduced you to literary devices? (Did you learn about the mighty metaphor? Or maybe its simpering cousin, the simile?) Perhaps you were daydreaming about cheese pizza and wondering what your mom packed you for lunch.