'Nature is taking back Venice': wildlife returns to tourist-free city Look down into the waters of the Venice canals today and there is a surprising sight – not just a clear view of the sandy bed, but shoals of tiny fish, scuttling crabs and multicoloured plant-life. “The water is blue and clear,” said Gloria Beggiato, who owns the celebrated Metropole Hotel a few steps from St Mark’s square and has a view over the Venice lagoon. “It is calm like a pond, because there are no more waves caused by motorised boats transporting day-tripper tourists. And of course, the giant cruise ships have disappeared.” Under Venice’s strict rules of self-confinement to prevent the spread of the coronavirus – all journeys but a trip to walk the dog or buy food are forbidden – the ancient city has been transformed almost overnight.
The Medieval Village Economy (Classroom Activity) Medieval farmers preferred oxen to horses because they were less expensive to feed, stronger on heavy land and could be eaten when they died. The plough they used had an iron-tipped coulter in front to make the initial cut and a mould board to turn the soil over in a furrow. The fields were ploughed three times: the first turned the stubble over, the second removed the thistles and weeds and the third prepared the ground for sowing. Around most medieval villages there were three large arable fields.
King Arthur, Caerleon and Camelot The place name 'Camelot' does not occur in early versions of the story of Arthur. However, Geoffrey of Monmouth (1133AD) tells how Arthur held court at 'The City Of The Legions' and leaves us in little doubt that this was Caerleon. Certainly Caerleon would have been a most impressive location for Arthur to hold court for important rulers, with its splendid roman remains. Equally, we can be sure that only a professional army could defend the Roman fortress ruins. If Caerleon was more than just a meeting place for Arthur we must look to the surrounding hill tops for the location of his 'castle'. English lessons online: EnglishLearner.com Beginner grammar exercises and tests: Present Simple or Present Continuous? - put the verbs in the correct tense Have got or has got? - complete the sentences with have got or has got Make Present Simple sentences - use the given words to make sentences in the Present Simple tense Present Simple, jumbled sentences - put the words in the correct order to make Present Simple sentences:1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 Present Simple or Present Continuous? - which tense is correct in these sentences?
Compréhension écrite autour d'une lettre à Judy Garland (25 mars) - Vidéo Langues vivantes Linda et Mélanie vous donnent des outils et des conseils pour aborder un texte en anglais lors de d'une épreuve de compréhension écrite. L'objectif du cours d'anglais Reading comprehension around a letter to Judy Garland How to develop reading strategies? During this first issue of "What’s on today?" several help on reading comprehension around a letter will be discussed : You will learn how to read a text and understand it, you will know how to develop reading strategies, without forgetting how to relate the text with a notion, which is what you will have to do for the "Baccalauréat". Air pollution falls as coronavirus slows travel, but it forms a new threat NASA’s Earth Observatory pollution satellites show “significant decreases” in air pollution over China since the coronavirus outbreak began. Courtesy of NASA. Canal water in Venice has cleared up without boat traffic. Air pollution in China has plunged amid unprecedented lockdowns. In Thailand and Japan, mobs of monkeys and deer are roaming streets now devoid of tourists.
The Best Shakespeare Videos for the Classroom Here are a few of our favorite Shakespeare videos for the classroom. You can also check out our playlist of favorite Shakespeare videos here (and be sure to subscribe to WeAreTeachers YouTube channel while you’re at it.) Remember to check out these videos yourself before you show them to your students because only you know what will work for the children in your classroom. What’s So Special About Shakespeare? Michael Rosen explains in less than eight minutes why Shakespeare rocks. A great piece to kick off any Shakespeare unit! Conversation Questions for the ESL/EFL Classroom If this is your first time here, then read the Teacher's Guide to Using These PagesIf you can think of a good question for any list, please send it to us. Home | Articles | Lessons | Techniques | Questions | Games | Jokes | Things for Teachers | Links | Activities for ESL Students Would you like to help? If you can think of a good question for any list, please send it to us.
English Grammar: a complete guide Do you have a question about the correct usage of the semicolon or how to place adverbs in a sentence? If so, you've come to the right place. Edufind.com is a complete English grammar guide filled with the rules of English usage. Each grammatical rule is explained in plain English with several examples, and when needed, counter-examples. A framework for planning a listening skills lesson In this article I intend to outline a framework that can be used to design a listening lesson that will develop your students' listening skills and look at some of the issues involved. The basic frameworkPre-listeningWhile listeningPost-listeningApplying the framework to a songSome conclusions The basic framework The basic framework on which you can construct a listening lesson can be divided into three main stages. Pre-listening, during which we help our students prepare to listen.While listening, during which we help to focus their attention on the listening text and guide the development of their understanding of it.Post-listening, during which we help our students integrate what they have learnt from the text into their existing knowledge. Pre-listening There are certain goals that should be achieved before students attempt to listen to any text.
Grow your gardening skills on campus: News at IU: Indiana University Winter is nearly over; spring is near. These transitional weeks between the seasons offer no better time to anticipate the foreseeable warmth and plan a garden or gardening-related activity. While Indiana is in the midst of an unseasonably warm winter, IUPUI's director of sustainability Jessica Davis has spent this season plotting. "The offseason is a good time to plan what you want to grow the next year," Davis said. "We've been thinking about what we want to grow on campus, and we help make those decisions by understanding what kind of foods the campus wants."
Listen to English and learn English with podcasts in English ► Level 1 For elementary and pre-intermediate students ► Level 2 For intermediate students ► Level 3 For upper intermediate students and above Getting to Know You Activities - Ice Breakers Are you all set for the first day of school? Or are you still searching for the perfect activities for that day? Included: More than a dozen new icebreakers plus links to 150 more! Students in some communities are back in school already. In many other locales, excited conversations fill school hallways as teachers prepare their classrooms for the big day. One of teacher Heather Migdon's favorite activities is to have her students at Dogwood Elementary School in Fairfax County, Virginia, write a letter of introduction to her.