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English news and easy articles for students of English

English news and easy articles for students of English
If you read and listen to two articles every day, your reading and listening skills can improve fast. You can learn quickly and after some time you will not have to translate into your own language. You will simply understand. Why should you do this? When you listen to people in your native language, you do not translate. You simply understand.

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The Art of Interactive Reading August 1, 2014 In Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in a Digital Age, I help parents and caregivers master the art of interactive reading. By following my simple “Born Reading Playbook,” anyone can turn storytime into a rich, participatory experience. These techniques are more than 25 years old. Dr. Grover Whitehurst, a child development expert who would go on to serve as director of the Institute of Education Sciences at the Department of Education, helped develop a program called “dialogic reading” in the 1980s.

Teenagers and UK culture Why bring UK culture to the teen classroom? We can introduce UK culture into the English classroom to help our students improve their English and at the same time learn about values and ways of doing things which may be different to theirs. Learning about life and culture in the UK can be very motivating as it brings the language alive for learners and creates a link between language and real life.

STAAR Reading Test Passages Grade 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 STAAR Reading Test Passages | Free Printable STAAR Reading Passages PDF Grade 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 STAAR Critical Thinking READING TEST Passages | Inference, Main Idea, Authors Purpose, Sequencing, Summary, Character Traits, Fiction and Non-Fiction (nonfiction) | STAAR ONE PAGE Printable CRITICAL THINKING Reading PASSAGES ALIGNED TO the TEXAS STAAR Assessments and the COMMON CORE ELA Standards from Depaul University More Resources 2nd-3rd Grade Reading Leveled Vocabulary Tier 1, 2, and 3

Mysteries VOCABULARY AROUND THE GENRE - Definitions: matching exercises - Drag and drop exercises on Criminals - Crosswords: Crime by Pascal Lapierre , ac-nantes LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER, Roald Dahl SILENT NIGHT, Mary Higgins Clark - Bac 2003: Written Comprehension Fixing Problem With Windows 7 Shared Files and Mapped Drives Unavailable Over VPN One of our IT consulting customers using a Windows 7 laptop was experiencing a problem with access mapped drives while connected to their company using VPN. Doing some research I found that Windows 7 and Vista both have what’s called “slow link mode”. The behavior is that if the latency of the network connection exceeds 80 milliseconds (ms), the system will transition the files to “offline mode”. The 80 ms value is configurable using a local group policy edit. Open Group policy (start -> run -> gpedit.msc) Expand “Computer Configuration” Expand “Administrative Templates” Expand “Network” Click on “Offline Files” Locate “Configure slow-link mode” This policy can either be disabled or set to a higher value for slower connections.

What are reading skills? –They’re not (only) what you think Enter a caption When we talk about reading skills, what usually comes to mind? Prediction, reading for gist, reading for specific information and skimming and scanning? If you’ll forgive the clickbait style title of this post (I couldn’t resist), the fact is that there’s a lot more to the skill of reading than this. Resources Secondary Box – ELT – All your favourite English Teaching resources in one place – Cambridge University Press 'Programaciones Didácticas' for 'Next Generation' | Cambridge University Press Spain Added by: Secondary Box Here you will find 'Programaciones Didácticas' for 'Next Generation', available in Spanish and Catalan. Intermediate, Upper Intermediate... 'Programaciones Didácticas' for ESO and 'Interactive for Spanish Speakers' | Cambridge University Press Spain Here you will find the Programaciones available for ESO and 'Interactive'.

Comments Marjan Meijer-Trip Well, what a concept. Maria Montessori did this already a century ago. That's why Montessori kids do so well in math. 61 · Dec 12, 2015 Antoinette Erickson Drunk, violent, promiscuous... a U.S. view of British youth as seen on the cover of Time Magazine By EMILY ANDREWS Last updated at 10:20 29 March 2008 British youth are violent, drunken and out of control, a leading American magazine concludes today. The front cover of renowned publication Time Magazine depicts a young man in a "hoodie" with mugshots of others across a Union Jack. Its headline reads: "Unhappy, Unloved and Out of Control - An epidemic of violence, crime and drunkenness has made Britain scared of its young." It also pours scorn upon the parenting abilities of the British, claiming they do not spend enough time with their children and cannot cope.

Speed Up Windows 7 – Master Tutorial to Make Windows 7 Super Fast This is the 3rd tutorial of our "Master Tutorial" series. We have already posted 2 other tutorials for Windows XP and Windows Vista in past and now its turn of Windows 7. Although Windows 7 is already very fast and reliable but this tutorial will help you in getting the max performance out of your system. So without wasting any time, here we start our tutorial: 1. Registry Tweaks:

Text Complexity? Helping Readers See The Whole Text - Text Complexity? Helping Readers See The Whole Text by Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education Selecting Text For Comprehension In the previous literacy posts in this series I identified a few guiding questions that stem from the research: Human Rights This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about human rights. Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. Universal human rights are often guaranteed by the law of a country, general principles and other sources of international law. International human rights laws give down obligations of Governments to act in certain ways or to refrain from certain acts, in order to promote and protect human rights and freedoms of individuals or groups. Video about Human Rights

Språklärarnas riksförbund As representative for English on the national board of Språklärarnas riksförening, I am very pleased with the interest you show by looking us up. I will strive to make it worth your while. The purpose of this page is to provide English language teachers of all levels of school, primarily in Sweden, with useful resources, information and current news, for example of upcoming events and publications.

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