Listening Here you will find good exercises to improve your listening skills. » 7 Wonderful Books That You Can Read in Less Than A Day We love Sunday reading. We also love the feeling of accomplishment when finishing a book (and inching closer to our annual Goodreads goals). In honor of all this, we’ve put together a short list of short books and novellas that can be read in a day or less. So pick a book or two, pour yourself a cozy beverage, and dive in. (We love hearing from you! Recommended for lovers of satirical dystopias. “The Zoo is a political satire with a dystopian twist. 2) The Giver by Lois Lowry Recommended for movie goers. “Jonas’s world is perfect. 3) Ficciones by Jorge Louis Borges Recommended for those looking for a literary challenge. “Reading Jorge Luis Borges is an experience akin to having the top of one’s head removed for repairs. 4) We the Animals by Justin Torres Recommended for lovers of coming-of-age tales. “An exquisite, blistering debut novel. 5) A History Of Love by Nicole Krauss Recommended for romantics. “Leo Gursky taps his radiator each evening to let his upstairs neighbor know he s still alive.
Socialising 4: Active listening Perhaps the most important skill connected with socialising is to ‘shut up and listen’. In practice, it can be very difficult to resist the temptation to turn every conversation into a conversation about what we consider the most interesting thing in the world, i.e. ourselves. The most skilful active listeners include nurses, social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors, so this lesson focuses especially on the techniques studied and used by these professionals. Topic: Socialising and active listening Level: Intermediate (B2) and above Aims: To raise awareness of the importance of active listening skills, and some situations where they are especially important.To teach some language and techniques for active listening, including effective use of body language.To provide practice and feedback of the situation of actively listening to a friend or colleague talking about a difficult experience. Plan components Lesson plan: download Worksheets: download Copyright - please read
English Worksheets Listen to English and learn English with podcasts in English Peek of the week 10 - great videos and channels on YouTube Peek of the week 10 focuses on channels and inspirational videos on YouTube. What they have in common? They are informative, often funny and graphically appealing and, not to forget, they are in English. Here are some of my favorites.. Apart from English, I also teach History and I really like Epic Rap Battles . Here is Gandhi vs Martin Luther King Jr: Crash Course has illustrative videos with a tiny humoristic twist. How and Why We Read: Amy Poehler's Smart Girls has some videos where smart girls take a dominant seat - love it! Other good channels to recommend are: AnglopheniaCGP Grey (witty informative videos) SoulPancake (Kid President is found here, reflective videos about life...)Teaching ToleranceTEDEducation
Listen to English around the World. Click on any of the flags below to hear accents from some of the main English-speaking countries. Hear more English accents. One of the best ways of improving your English is to listen to radio news and discussion in English on your computer. Using the links below you can get instant access to English language radio news programmes wherever you are in the world, without a radio. Perfect for listening practice and improving your listening skills. You might also want to visit our Listening Comprehension Exercises page. Listen to the Bible in MP3 format Listen to film soundclips
Språkträningssidor Här finns länkar till olika typer av sidor som är skapade just för språkträning. Du hittar allt från väldigt enkelt uppbyggda ”fylla-i-övningar” för träning av vokabulär och grammatik, som kanske passar somliga av dina elever, till mer kreativa övningar. Några favoriter: Babelnet Theme Park (tematiskt baserade övningar på olika nivåer - i kategorin Blandat) BBC Learning English (mängder av aktiviteter av olika slag, många knutna till aktuella nyheter - i kategorin Blandat) Breaking News English (färdiga nyhetsbaserade lektionsplaneringar skapade av engelskläraren Sean Banvilkle med övningar av olika slag - i kategorin Blandat) British Council Learning English (massor av aktiviteter för såväl yngre elever (Kids) och äldre (Adults) - i kategorin Blandat) ESL Discussion (mer än sexhundra diskussionsämnen från Sean Banville som även gör Breaking News English - i kategorin Kommunikationsövningar) Film English (lektionsplaneringar för olika nivåer baserat på korta filmer från bl.a.
Elementary podcasts| LearnEnglish | British Council | Series 01 Episode 01 Section 1 - “Susan, this is Paul” – introducing your friends Ravi: Hello, and welcome to LearnEnglish elementary podcast number one. My name’s Ravi… Tess: … and I’m Tess. We’re your presenters and we’ve got lots of things for you to listen to today, but before we start, I think we should introduce ourselves. Ravi? Ravi: OK … erm … I’m Ravi. Tess: Or, I tell you what, I’ll introduce you and you can introduce me. Ravi: Well, OK then. Tess: None of your business, Ravi! Ravi: And she loves dancing and riding her mountain bike. Tess: OK. Ravi: Oh yes. Tess: He likes football, and … he’s a great cook. Ravi: Thanks! Gordon: Hello! Ravi and Tess: Hi Gordon Tess: And how are you today? Gordon: Very well thank you Tess. Section 2: I’d like to meet Tess: Good! Zara: Hello. Ravi: Hi Zara. Tess: And what do you do Zara? Zara: I’m a student, I’m in my last year at school, I’m 16. Tess: Right. Zara: I’d like to meet Angelina Jolie. Ravi: Angelina Jolie. Tess: And why did you choose her to talk about today? Tess: OK.