Extreme Photo of the Week Photograph by Mike Schirf “I love the skiing down the best, but I don't love the skinning up,” says 11-year-old Lilliana Libecki, seen here with her dad, Mike, on their recent sailing-skiing expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula in front of Paradise Bay and a colony of Gentoo penguins. It was Lilliana’s very first expedition with her dad, a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Expeditions Council grantee, and veteran of 50-some remote expeditions. “I will never ever forget the skiing and icebergs and how curious and unafraid the penguins were,” Liliana says. “It was so marvelous.” When Mike returned from Antarctica in 2008 with photos of skiing and snowboarding on the continent, Lilli, then five years old, was inspired.
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A huge bunch of resources for teaching the present perfect tense Almost universally, elementary learners of English are systematically introduced to the simple present and simple past forms. Then, somewhere around the end of what we consider to be elementary level and the beginning of pre-intermediate study, learners are introduced to the phenomenon known as the present perfect tense. In many cases, this is more than just a stumbling block on the road to learning English. This is primarily due to the fact that for many learners there is no tangible equivalent to the have/has + V3 in their first language.
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Present perfect aspect – tips and activities By Kerry G.Maxwell and Lindsay Clandfield Tips and ideas from Kerry Maxwell and Lindsay Clandfield on teaching the present perfect aspect. Introduction When teaching the present perfect, or explaining the present perfect, it is often easiest to focus on the use of the present perfect rather than the meaning. This is especially true for the first time students encounter it (usually associated with the use of talking about experiences). School Report - Lesson 4: Broadcasting news This lesson explains how to group stories into bulletins and the art of presentation. It also introduces the art of headline writing. Video: Broadcasting News - Huw Edwards BBC newsreader Huw Edwards explains what's involved in broadcasting the news. Whether it's standing in front of the camera, talking into the mic or publishing a written story on the web, broadcasting is when you tell everyone your story.
What If Dogs Could Text? 25 Hilarious Texts From Dogs Dogs are considered by many to be man’s best friend, and many of us love to wonder about exactly what our loyal and energetic companions are thinking about or what they would say to us if they could. The Text From Dog Tumblr offers answers to these questions with a modern twist – as the name suggests, the blog is all about the imaginary SMS exchange between a dog and his owner. Show Full Text October Jones, the blog’s creator (and also the talented blogger behind these clever portrait illustrations), has a knack for capturing the voice that a dog might have if they could text and had iPhones.