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Thanksgiving - Facts, Origin, Pictures & Videos -

Thanksgiving - Facts, Origin, Pictures & Videos -
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Free IELTS Listening tests - IELTS-up Here you can find full IELTS Listening Tests and answers to them. All tests are constantly being renewed and correspond to the real exam sections. To get your IELTS Listening score calculated, just follow this procedure: Choose one of the tests below and click on the first section of it. Play the audio and answer the questions. Learn more about IELTS Listening test IELTS Listening test 1 (40 questions) IELTS Listening test 2 (40 questions) IELTS Listening test 3 (40 questions) IELTS Listening test 4 (40 questions) IELTS Listening test 5 (40 questions) IELTS Listening test 6 (40 questions) IELTS Listening test 7 (40 questions) IELTS Listening test 8 (40 questions) IELTS Listening test 9 (40 questions) IELTS Listening test 10 (40 questions) IELTS Listening test 11 (40 questions) IELTS Listening test 12 (40 questions)

Check Out the Thanksgiving-themed Writing Lesson on WordWriter Last month BoomWriter published a Halloween writing lesson that you could have conducted through their free WordWriter service. This month BoomWriter is offering a similar lesson plan with a Thanksgiving theme. The lesson plan that is appropriate for students in grades three through eight. WordWriter allows you to create vocabulary lists that you want your students to incorporate into a writing assignment. The new Thanksgiving-themed lesson plan includes a pre-made list of Thanksgiving-themed words for your students to use in the writing assignment that you distribute to them. Each step of the process is outline in the lesson plan. If you haven't tried BoomWriter or WordWriter before, check out my demonstration videos embedded below. Disclosure: BoomWriter is an advertiser on

How Thanksgiving Works - HowStuffWorks ­Have you ever wondered why Americans gather around the table each year and prepare to eat food regarded as traditional, but rarely assembled as a meal the rest of the year? Turkey, gravy, corn, stuffing, cranberries and pies take center stage on Thanksgiving. But Thanksgiving also stands out from other American holidays in the sense that it isn't tied to any specific religion, and you can pretty much celebrate it however you want. The only essential traditions are to enjoy a meal with friends or family and to give thanks for what you have. In the pantheon of holidays, Thanksgiving is about as simple as it gets. ­The holiday also honors American history, of course. Have you ever wondered where the particulars of this story and the other details of Thanksgiving actually come from? - A resource of British Life and Culture in the UK by Woodlands Junior Man eats iron nails Meet Long Yunsheng, a man from China with a penchant for iron nails. Apart from Long doesn't collect the iron nails, he eats them. Yes, you heard correctly. Long easily swallows several nails with a length of three to five centimetres. Washing them down with a cup of water, Long stuns everyone around him, as he eats the nails with ease. Long said he developed the unbelievable habit of swallowing nails after he learned it from others about 32 years ago. “I was 17 or 18 years old. Despite being able to add glass, ceramics and tiles to his weekly food shop list, Long is said to be in good health. Difficult words: penchant (to like something a lot), swallow (make food go down your throat), stun (surprise or shock), tile (flat square piece of baked clay for covering walls and floors). Source:

Thanksgiving Lessons for Grades 6-8 Directions Voyage on the Mayflower: 5 Lessons Preparation Before discussing the voyage of the Mayflower, hand out the KWL graphic organizer and have students fill in any information they know about the ship, its voyage, and its crew and passengers. Invite students to explore the Voyage on the Mayflower, including Tour the Ship and the Pilgrim timeline. To learn more about the travelers' experiences during the voyage, have students search and refer to additional online resources, as well as books in your class library (here is one list of recommended books). Lesson One: Of Plymouth Plantation Close Read Have students read excerpts from William Bradford’s Of Plymouth Plantation, a primary source text about the first Thanksgiving. For the first reading, have students read portions of the text that have to do with the Pilgrims lives in Europe and setting sail for America. Lesson Two: Notices and Wonders Have students examine the Voyage on the Mayflower area of The First Thanksgiving. Preparation

Dragons in New York The world’s largest lizard species returns to New York’s Bronx Zoo where an exhibit called “Amazing Monitors” opens on Saturday. The zoo’s three Komodo dragons, two female and one male, will roam through the indoor space throughout the day, one at a time. The trio is still just teenagers and are just over five feet long (1.5 metres). The adult males can grow to nine feet (2.7m) from nose to tail and weigh around 163 kilos. These dragons are native to the Indonesian islands. Their diet consists of small and large mammals, including deer and buffalo, reptiles, including smaller Komodo dragons, birds, eggs, and carrion. With a highly developed sense of smell, the lizards can track their dying prey for distances of up to almost ten kilometres. Difficult words: species (animal kind), monitor (large tropical lizard), roam (walk), carrion (meat of dead animals), efficient (good), prey (animal that is eaten by another animal), saliva (liquid in the mouth), venom (poison), swiftly (quickly).

The Best Sites To Learn & Teach About Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is coming-up in a few weeks, so I thought another “The Best…” list was in order (you might also be interested in The Best Resources On “Gratitude”). As with The Best Online Resources About Christopher Columbus, many of the online resources accessible to English Language Learners tell the usual and uncritical story of Europeans and Native Americans. So the first part of this post those accessible links, while the second part lists online resources that I’ve found helpful to me in developing classroom lessons that try to demonstrate a Native American perspective. Here are my picks for The Best Sites To Learn & Teach About Thanksgiving (not in a strict order of preference, but with the ones I think that are most accessible listed near the top): Brainpop and Brainpop Jr. have two good Thanksgiving movies that provide closed-captioning. Scholastic has a good feature on The First Thanksgiving that provides audio support to the text and is very engaging. How Thanksgiving Works.

Episode 01: The Alibi There are a few pieces of evidence we haven’t been able to track down these last 15 months. Hotmail The first is Adnan’s Hotmail account. Adnan says that he went to the Woodlawn Public Library after school on Jan. 13 to check his email. That’s when Asia says they had a conversation about his breakup with Hae. So if we could only get our mitts on his Hotmail account or the metadata to his Hotmail account, then maybe we could look to see if he was, in fact, checking his email between 2:15 p.m. and, say, 2:36 p.m. when the state said he was committing a murder. We have his old username and password, so first we tried those. Then we asked Microsoft. Hae’s computer The next thing that mysteriously vanished into the ether was Hae’s computer. We know this because of a Baltimore City Police Department progress report that says Det. The note is signed by Baltimore City detectives MacGillivary and Carew on February 19, 10 days after Hae’s body was found and the case was transferred to the City.

What they didn't teach you about the first Thanksgiving in school The story of the first Thanksgiving, as told to American children, goes something like this: When the Pilgrims first made it to Plymouth Rock, they suffered through a desperate winter and had great difficulty surviving. But eventually, and with the help of Squanto the friendly Indian, they learned how to grow food. Finally, despite mistrust on both sides, the Pilgrims and Indians ended up making peace and eventually sharing a feast together, which we commemorate today on Thanksgiving. This story isn't exactly inaccurate. But it omits several key details that are crucial to understanding why this truce between the Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag confederation was reached — details of both dreadful tragedy and political scheming. 1) It wasn't just the Pilgrims who were weak — the Wampanoag had recently been decimated by disease A 1754 depiction of Massasoit, sachem of the Wampanoag confederation, visiting the Plymouth Colony. A statue of Massasoit overlooks Plymouth Harbor in 2013.

Learn English Through Movies Hörförståelse på nätet På dessa länkar finner du hörförståelse, med lucktexter mm till. Mycket användbart för att variera på det som eleverna hör förutom dig och det inlästa material som man oftast lyssnar på, om man inte använder film eller musik mm. Här finns en lucktext att fylla i när man lyssnar och sedan kan rätta själv. Finns många texter i olika nivåer. På har ni också en guldgruva vad gäller material till engelskundervsiningen; läsning med text, lyssna och tala för att nämna några kategorier. BBC har hörförståelseövningar här. Svenska nyheter på engelska hos Radio Sweden. Och UR ger ut nyheter veckovis i programmet News Reel. Dialoger finns här med övningar till. Övriga bra länkar för att träna förmågan lyssna: