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April Fool’s Day is the 1st day in April. It is celebrated in the United States, England, France, Scotland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Germany and Norway. The custom of shouting “April Fool!” comes from the United States. Nobody knows where the “April Fish” comes from. Perhaps, because April has the best fishing or because the zodiacal sign of Pisces rules in April. Today, in sweet shops they sell chocolate fish for April Fool’s Day. Friends send one another postcards, with some silly dialogue, with fish pictures. Other people pin a paper fish on someone’s back without being caught. In the USA people pins a paper sign on someone’s back saying “Kick me.” The most common joke is to make someone perform an unnecessary action, such as checking for an open zipper or a missing button. In Mexico and Spain, April Fool’s Day is on December 28 (called Day of the Holy Innocents). Generally, people play a trick on one another just to say : “I care you”. April Fool 's Day (144.8 KiB) Chorus:

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Different types of visual aids There are many different types of visual aids. The following advice will help you make the most of those most commonly used. PowerPoint (or equivalent) Microsoft PowerPoint is probably now the most commonly used form of visual aid. Experimenting with English (Part 2) – Activities for learners to do outside the classroom [26 and counting!] In my blog post Experimenting with English: scaffolding learner autonomy, I discussed how I approached helping my learners to use English outside the classroom, drawing on learner autonomy theory and methodology (e.g. Benson, 2011; Oxford, 2003; Smith 2003). Central to that project, alongside the very important element of discussion, was a handout I created for my learners.

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Working with Visual Aids - Presentation Skills You should only use visual aids if they are necessary to maintain interest and assist comprehension in your presentation. Do not use visual aids just to demonstrate your technological competence - doing so may compromise the main point of your presentation - getting your messages across clearly and concisely. If visual aids are used well they will enhance a presentation by adding impact and strengthening audience involvement, yet if they are managed badly they can ruin a presentation. Most visual aids will need advance preparation and should be operated with efficiency. If you wish to use such aids in an unfamiliar room or location, check what facilities are available in advance so that you can plan your presentation accordingly. Before you start, ask yourself: What is the purpose of the visual aid?

Off to the beach this summer? Then you’ll need some beach vocabulary The school holidays have started here in the UK and this weekend will see many families fly off to sunnier countries to catch some of those rays and to luxuriate in warm sea waters. Having just returned from an idyllic two weeks in Barbados with its white sandy beaches and turquoise blue waters, I can totally empathise with the excitement that will be felt across households as families pack their suitcases remembering to take with them their swimsuits – trunks for boys and men; bikinis, tankinis, one-piece swimsuits for girls and women; their beach towels; shorts;T-shirts; light summer dresses; sparkly sandals; flip flops; sunglasses (or shades) and many more items. Of course, we mustn’t forget to take our suntan or sunscreen lotions with us.

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AUDIO VISUAL AIDS/ INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA/ TEACHING AIDS CTET 2015 Exam Notes Audio Visual Aids/ Instructional Media/ Teaching Aids In Teaching Introduction: Audio visual material must be seen in their relationship to teaching as a whole and to the learning process as a whole, until the teacher understands the relationship between audio visual material and teaching learning process. Audio visual materials are produced, distributed and used as planned components of educational programs.

Talk2Me English : The Present Simple 1 - Back To Basics I am very proud to announce that this post has been awarded the 'Teaching English Blog Award for Innovative Teaching Ideas' by the British Council.I would like to take this opportunity to thank Teaching English for their support and thank everyone who voted :-) This post is the first of a series of three, on the topic of the Present Simple tense. It contains a printable infographic covering the basics of the Present Simple and three printable worksheets. Getting back to basics: If you've been following my blog, you'll know that I've been on a journey of discovery, concerning using technology to create materials and using technology to teach and study. A few weeks ago I began teaching a group of 12 adults face-to-face.

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Oral presentations: Using visual aids Using visual aids It is very helpful to use visual aids in a presentation, as they help people to understand your topic. Most people learn visually as well as aurally. And particularly if your accent is different from your audience's accent, it can be very helpful to let them see your keywords on a slide. Just take care not to use too many; people may want to take notes, so give them time to write. English Collocations Series: Words that collocate with “Conversation” In language there are words that go naturally together. For example, in English we “make a cake”, “do business”, “take a photo”, “have a drink”. In another language, the verb that goes with those nouns could be different. For instance, in Italian we say “take a drink”, “make business”, “make a photo”. If you were to literally translate the expression from Italian to English, it would sound strange to a native speaker.

How to Improve Your English Pronunciation “How can I improve my pronunciation?” This is one of the most common questions I am asked. I wrote this post to answer that question, and help you improve your English pronunciation!

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