Conversation lesson – News B1 Introduction Where were you when you heard about ...? There are some news stories which leave nobody in any difficulty when answering this question, so even allowing for sensitivity to certain subjects in a classroom situation, there are already dozens of things most people can talk about. Topic News Learn English and listen to English with podcasts in English ► Level 1 For elementary and pre-intermediate students ► Level 2 For intermediate students ► Level 3 For upper intermediate students and above
NASA Johnson The "Space to Ground" web series, available every Friday, features a short wrap-up of the week's activities aboard the International Space Station that showcases the diversity of activities taking place aboard the world's only orbiting laboratory. If you have questions or comments, use #spacetoground to interact with us. You might just see them in one of our episodes! Space to Ground: Coming and Going: 7/25/14 NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station. Got a question or comment? Use #spacetoground to talk to us.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Speakeasy News Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the first episode of a new five-film series by Harry Potter author JK Rowling, is set in 1926 New York and features both Segregation and Prohibition. Our A2 downloadable resource will enable your pupils to find out about the new film and understand the connection with the Harry Potter series, and let you to slip in some Anglophone culture whilst pupils think they're discussing a fantasy film! Vocabulary and structures Verb forms: verb tenses: simple past and simple present expressions of the future contracted formsQualifying adjectivesNarrating a story without giving the ending awayCulture: popular Anglophone books and films Copyright(s) : Everything you ever wanted to know about icebreakers... - ESL Expertz Icebreakers to avoid… 1. Asking questions that are too personal. “Do you have children?”, “Do you have a girlfriend?”, “Do you believe in God?”.
Picture Dictionary: Useful Visual Dictionary With 150+ Topics Picture Dictionary! Learn English vocabulary words through pictures with our useful visual dictionary. All ESL lessons are classified by different topics and being illustrated with example sentences. What is a Visual Dictionary? A picture dictionary or a visual dictionary relies on pictures to show the meaning of words. Obviously, these words often teach nouns, although there are visuals to demonstrate abstract ideas like emotions as well. Physics Simulations at The Physics Classroom Welcome to Physics Interactives! This section of our website features a collection of HTML5 interactive pages that allow a user to explore a physics concept. Some Interactives are simulations that allow a user to manipulate an environment and observe the effect of changes in variables upon the simulation.
Rockwell, Roosevelt and Freedom – Speakeasy News This B1-level article will introduce your pupils to the Rockwell and Roosevelt Four Freedoms Exhibition (Caen Mémorial, June-October 2019). It focuses and expands on a very specific passage from Franklin D. Roosevelt’s State of the Union speech delivered in January 1941 in which he put an emphasis on freedom, or rather freedoms: freedom from fear, from want, freedom of religion and of speech. As the U.S. entered WWII, Rockwell gave shape to these concepts in four paintings that are now world-famous and the subjects of an exhibition in Caen celebrating the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Vocabulary and structures
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