Teenagers spend 27 hours a week online: how internet use has ballooned in the last decade Meanwhile, instant messaging use has leapt from 38pc of mobile phone users in 2013 to 42pc in 2014, driven by services such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. More people are also watching TV and films online. A quarter of internet users regularly catch up on programmes online, compared to one in ten in 2007. This rises to 39pc of 16-24 year olds, up from 21pc in 2007. Portraits of Reconciliation Last month, the photographer Pieter Hugo went to southern Rwanda, two decades after nearly a million people were killed during the country’s genocide, and captured a series of unlikely, almost unthinkable tableaus. In one, a woman rests her hand on the shoulder of the man who killed her father and brothers. In another, a woman poses with a casually reclining man who looted her property and whose father helped murder her husband and children. In many of these photos, there is little evident warmth between the pairs, and yet there they are, together.
Recipes for the EFL Classroom Not sure what to do with a listening text coming up soon in the unit? Don’t like the comprehension questions in the book? Want some ideas to liven it up? It’s never been easy being a teenager. But is this now a generation in crisis? Mollycoddled and cosseted or stressed and over-pressured. Energised and engaged or bored and turned off. Young people have so many labels and stereotypes slapped on them it’s a wonder these are not visible on their endless selfies. What is undeniably true is that the evidence suggests that rates of depression, self-harm and anxiety among young people are at unprecedented levels.
22 Apps To Make Videos In The Classroom 22 Of The Best Apps To Make Videos In The Classroom by TeachThought Staff In education, perhaps one of the least utilized talents of iOS hardware is creating exceptional video. Nepal's 8 Key Historic Sites: What's Rubble, What's Still Standing The collapse of Kathmandu's 183-year-old Dharahara Tower, which once loomed nine stories over the ancient city and modern capital of Nepal, has become a symbol of nation’s cultural loss in the wake of last weekend's earthquake. (See how the earthquake has devastated Nepal.) While the 19th-century watchtower was a civic icon, sites of critical importance to the more ancient cultural and religious legacy of Nepal have also been damaged and destroyed by the quake. A country that occupies a mountainous land 1/20 the size of India (approximately the size of the U.S. state of Arkansas), Nepal is nonetheless home to eight UNESCO World Heritage cultural sites. That includes three royal cities and several Hindu and Buddhist sites within the Kathmandu Valley, as well as Lumbini, the legendary birthplace of the Buddha, all of which are in the area affected by the quake.
The 7-step Listening Challenge How can your students develop their listening while away from your English classes ? A learner training moment of reflection on how to take responsibility for their language acquisition. Quiz me *Do you need to train your ears for the different accents and pronunciation out there? *Is it important to listen to a recording on a particular topic to check your general understanding? IELTS Environment vocabulary This IELTS environment vocabulary lesson helps you out with words and ideas to discuss a key IELTS topic. The best way to learn vocabulary is in context, so in addition to useful lists of words I have recorded 4 sample part 3 speaking answers using some of this vocabulary. This way you can understand how to use it in practice. You will also find the environment wordlists to download and some exercises to practise it at the bottom of the page. The vocabulary
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