Digibooks Featured Digibooks Use these multimedia digibooks to engage students on a range of topics and to help with homework. view The White Australia Policy Brought to you by the ABC and National Archives of Australia (NAA) History Years: 9, 10 41 digibooks Sort by: view The wonders of Ancient Egypt History Year: 7 15 items Celebrations History Years: 2, 3 12 items Renewable energy Science, STEM Years: 9, 10 Earthquakes Science Years: 6, 7, 8 10 items James Cook - Finding Your Way Brought to you by the ABC and National Museum of Australia History, Geography Year: 4 6 items The Home Front Brought to you by the ABC and National Library of Australia History Year: 9 7 items Where's the best place to live? Geography Years: 7, 8 Remarkable animal and plant life cycles Science Years: 2, 3, 4 14 items Great Barrier Reef Science Years: 5, 6, 7, 8 Shakespeare Unbound Brought to you by the ABC and Bell Shakespeare The Arts|English Years: 9, 10 8 items Skin and scales, feathers and fur Science Years: F, 1 A robot future The power of speech
Stonehenge - Tour around Britain Stonehenge is a mystical place. Its stone circles are probably more than 4,000 years old. The huge stones come from an area about 30 km north of Stonehenge. The smaller stones possibly are from the Preseli Mountains in Wales, almost 400 km away from Stonehenge. Nobody knows for sure what the function of Stonehenge was.
Countryside is Great Introduction This lesson is about the countryside and, in particular, National Parks and UK rural tourist attractions. The lesson practises speaking and listening skills through discussion and an information-gap activity. Topic The countryside Level Time 90 minutes (plus extension activities) Aims: To introduce and discover more about various aspects of the British countryside To identify the meaning of vocabulary in the context of countryside and National ParksTo practise reading for specific detail and gist To discuss the importance of the preservation of the countryside and attitudes towards rural areas and National ParksTo ask and respond to questions about countryside attractions in the UK Materials Lesson plan: download Worksheet: download Poster: download By Caroline Wilkinson The plans and worksheets are downloadable and in pdf format - right click on the attachment and save it on your computer.
London If you live in London, are visiting England's capital, or are studying London, why not bring... This is Activity Village's collection of original London colouring pages. Take a tour around... Here's a brand new collection of printable word search puzzles, mazes and word scrambles for... Use these fun London postcards - quick and easy to print onto paper, cut out and stick - as a... Just for fun, these simple illustrated posters for younger children feature some of London's... Our London I Spy booklets have lots of uses. Use our printable story paper for all sorts of writing activities, in the classroom or at home. Use these writing pages - available in colour or black and white - for writing about these famous... Kids can have fun with these printable step by step drawing tutorials for some of the best known...
British Life and Culture in the UK City's 'smallest' coffee shop opens in phone box - BBC News A coffee shop said to be the smallest in Birmingham has opened in a red telephone box. Jake's Coffee Box is located in a phone box in Eden Place, near Colmore Row. A charitable trust called Thinking Outside The Box was granted planning permission to turn the phone boxes into kiosks and they have now been put up for rent. Jake's Coffee Box, which is run by Jake Hollier, is the first person to rent one of the Birmingham phone boxes. Mr Hollier, 23, who has been a healthcare assistant at City Hospital, said the project had been "six months in the making". He said: "I wanted to bring something different to the city. "I've got a coffee machine and some sausage rolls. He said he had about 20 customers in his first two hours. Asked about his first day, he said: "Everyone seems to look really oddly at me." Thinking Outside The Box has already overseen a similar scheme at Brighton's Pavilion Gardens, where two phone boxes have become units selling coffee and ice cream.
Love English: 10 things to see in London (magazine article) 'I love English': magazines designed for language learners that can be used in classroom as extra activities to add colour and motivated students. - talk about London - read about the 'top 10 things to see in London' - complete the activities Discussion: 1. 2. If the answer is yes proceed with the following questions: 3. 4. Reading: Scanning (tell students they have 2 minutes to quickly scan the pages and list the 10 things to see in London) Question: List the top 10 things to see in London? You can download the magazine's pages here:London 1London 2 London 3London 4 Reading for information ( Skimming :ask students to read again and complete the following activities. Vocabulary activities: 1. 2. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 3. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. or download the worksheet here:Closing the lesson:1.
British Life and Culture in the UK - Woodlands Junior School Why Is It Called "Big Ben"? What mental picture comes to mind when you think of London, England? If you’re like many people, you probably think of the iconic Clock Tower at the Palace of Westminster. Featured in many movies and pictures, the Clock Tower has become a well-known symbol of England and London. One of the world’s most famous tourist attractions, the Clock Tower features four huge clock faces. Many Londoners refer to the Clock Tower, the clocks and the Great Bell, collectively, as “Big Ben.” How did the Great Bell get the nickname Big Ben? Others believe the Great Bell was named after Sir Benjamin Hall, who oversaw the installation of the Great Bell. The Great Bell earns its Big Ben nickname. It first chimed in July 1859. The bell was then turned an eighth of a turn, so that it would no longer be struck where it was cracked. Completed on April 10, 1858, the Clock Tower stands 316 feet high (about 16 stories). It houses four clocks designed by Augustus Pugin.
Vandana Shiva: Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Forest Today, at a time of multiple crises, we need to move away from thinking of nature as dead matter to valuing her biodiversity, clean water, and seeds. For this, nature herself is the best teacher. My ecological journey started in the forests of the Himalaya. My father was a forest conservator, and my mother became a farmer after fleeing the tragic partition of India and Pakistan. My involvement in the contemporary ecology movement began with “Chipko,” a nonviolent response to the large-scale deforestation that was taking place in the Himalayan region. In the 1970s, peasant women from my region in the Garhwal Himalaya had come out in defense of the forests. Logging had led to landslides and floods, and scarcity of water, fodder, and fuel. Women knew that the real value of forests was not the timber from a dead tree, but the springs and streams, food for their cattle, and fuel for their hearths. The women sang back in chorus:What do the forests bear? Beyond Monocultures What Nature Teaches
British Slang If you’re planning on visiting London in the future, you might just want to familiarise yourself with some British Slang expressions that are very commonly used by the British. They will be very useful particularly if you’re likely to be socialising with Londoners. 1. “Mind The Gap” This famous expression is always used on trains and the London Underground (Tube). 2. “Mate” is British Slang used to refer to men. 3. If something is “naff”, it is very uncool. 4. This British Slang word is not to be confused with the film of the same title where the main characters removed all their clothes for a striptease act. 5. The literal meaning is larva, but it is also another word for food. 6. “I love Pringle Crisps. 7. When the English don’t like something, but don’t want to be rude they will say: ” I’m afraid that going to nightclubs is not my cup of tea”. 8. This is another British slang word for the UK currency, the pound. 9. 10. This basically means ‘thank you’. Ciao for now. Shanthi
150 Years of The Tube- listening comprehension activity You are going to listen to a radio clip about the London Undergrounddo a comprehension activity Discuss Does your city have a metro or underground railway?How old is it?Have you ever been on the Tube in London? Listen What was London like 150 years ago? Listen again and do the quiz below Alternative vocabulary gap fill exercise here Printable worksheets here Read Interesting Facts about the Tube Each year, every Tube train travels 114,500miles/184,269km.The average speed of a train is 33km/20.5 miles per hour.Only 45 per cent of the network is actually in tunnels.There are 426 escalators. MoreFacts London Tube map Click on the map to see an enlarged version Mind the gap!