Classroom Games Icebreakers Apr10 How to Play Icebreaker Questions Click here for instructions English Language Centre Study Zone: Welcome! About the Study Zone The Study Zone is for students of the English Language Centre (ELC) at the University of Victoria. ELC teachers create the English language lessons and practice exercises. The site is designed for our adult English language learners, but all are welcome to read the lessons and use the exercises. London artist Rich McCor remodels most iconic landmarks using clever cutouts Londoner Rich McCor has turned the London Eye into a bicycle, Big Ben into a watch and the Trafalgar Square lions into playful kittens. And the 28-year-old, who works for a creative agency, does it all with nothing more than paper and a pair of scissors. Using just intricately-designed cut outs, this innovative artist has impressively transformed some of the capital's most familiar sights into his own celebrated brand of quirky artwork. McCor's first attempt at transforming a traditionally well-recognised London landmark - Big Ben - happened earlier this year, using a paper watch strap to obscure the clock face Rich said: 'My favourite cut out so far is the bottle of champagne at the fountains near Tower Bridge. It took about 50 snaps until I got the right angle, depth of field and timing.
English Language Arts: Writing Prompts/Journal Topics What is... What is something you dislike about yourself? What is something you do well? What is your favourite room in your home and why? What is a good neighbour? What is the worst thing parents can do to their children? Photographer Tracks Down People He Snapped In His Hometown Almost 40 Years Ago To Recreate The Remarkable Images Photo © by Chris Porsz/Geoff Robinson Paramedic Chris Porsz spent hours walking around the city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (Great Britain) in the late 1970s and 80s, taking candid shots of punks and policemen, siblings and sweethearts, traders and teenagers. More than three decades later, Chris has reconstructed a handful of his favourite photos from his collection. He spent the last seven years tracking down the people in his pictures and persuading them to pose once again. His hard work paid off and he has now published his photos in a new book, “Reunions”. More info: Chris Porsz, Facebook (h/t: metro, dailymail)
Daily Bread - Photographs and text by Gregg Segal Food is a central part of our lives, and yet we tend to take it for granted. We’re often too busy to give much thought to what we’re eating or how it affects our health. In the West, there’s a growing awareness about the harm of eating processed foods loaded with salt, fat and sugar, but awareness hasn’t led to widespread change: obesity rates are climbing, and since corn syrup came along, the incidence of diabetes has tripled. For the first time in many generations, life expectancy has decreased in America, and the main culprit is empty calories—processed, packaged junk foods promoted to us by big-budget commercials. As the saying goes, the hand that stirs the pot rules the world.
providr What’s wrong with today’s society is a popular topic of discussion these days. Usually, technology is at the heart of the issue, but illustrators John Holcroft and Steve Cutts prove modern society is even more problematic than we thought. John Holcroft is a retro illustrator based in England who creates simple 50s inspired art to illustrate serious subjects. You can see more of John Holcroft’s illustrations at www.johnholcroft.com.
Classroom Language For English Teachers comments, 43.5k shares, -26 points I’m your new English teacher. I’ll be teaching you English this year. Time We all have an image in our minds of what the American dream looks like, but rarely do we see it photographed. For the past 20 years, Beth Yarnelle Edwards has been documenting suburban families in an effort to capture how the American dream has changed over time. Edwards’ Suburban Dreams project was born in 1997, growing out of Beth’s disillusionment with her own life in the suburbs.
Use pop songs to learn connected speech and sound more fluent in English Colm Boyd, a materials writer and British Council teacher in Barcelona shows how attention to connected speech in pop music can help improve fluency in spoken English. What is connected speech? When people are learning English, they often pronounce words as they appear in print: Where do you live?