Pop music quiz: Name these recent Billboard hits by their first second. The first few seconds of a song have to set a tone and hook the listener. In those precious moments when your attention is fresh, you can usually register a song’s mood, grasp its tempo, and perhaps recognize the artist or the song itself. But what about a song’s very first second? Take Our Other Pop Quizzes: 1970s, 1980s, 1990s ESL Songs and Music Welcome aboard our ESL Songs and Music Course, and if you are an old friend who visits us often then you know, it's 'hello again' I think that there is more work involved in building a Learn English website than there is in learning to speak and understand English :) Today we are learning English with Tracy Chapman. There are hundreds of pages to our ESL Songs and Music Course and we'll give you some links after we listen to 'Talking about a Revolution' Don't you know They're talking about a revolution It sounds like a whisper While they're standing in the welfare lines Crying at the doorsteps of those armies of salvation Wasting time in the unemployment lines Sitting around waiting for a promotion Talking about a revolution Poor people gonna rise up And get their share And take what's theirs You better run, run, run, run, run, run, run, run, run, run, run, Oh I said you better Run, run, run, run, run, run, run, run, run,run, run, run, Coz finally the tables are starting to turn It won't be long
50 Great Teachers: Socrates, The Ancient World's Teaching Superstar : NPR Ed Today, NPR Ed kicks off a yearlong series: 50 Great Teachers. We're starting this celebration of teaching with Socrates, the superstar teacher of the ancient world. He was sentenced to death more than 2,400 years ago for "impiety" and "corrupting" the minds of the youth of Athens. But Socrates' ideas helped form the foundation of Western philosophy and the scientific method of inquiry. I went to Oakland Technical High School in California to see it in action. It's the first period of the morning, and student Annelise Eeckman is sparring with teacher Maryann Wolfe about Social Security. "It's not influencing me," Wolfe says. "You're not retired currently," Eeckman counters. "But I have stock," Wolfe says. "And what if tomorrow it dips?" "Well, yeah, but you depend on one day?" In this 12th-grade Advanced Placement American government class, students are not just encouraged, they're expected to question the teacher — and each other. itoggle caption Elissa Nadworny/NPR Elissa Nadworny/NPR
Arthur- Comic Creator Come play again later! Come play again tomorrow! Lyrical English | Free Song Based Lesson Plans Lyric Interpretations.com :: What does that song mean? Learn English with Music Welcome ! Welcome ! Learn English with Music ! Here we Learn English with Music with some of the most famous songs over the past fifty years! Learn famous English songs, history of English culture, about famous singers and songwriters, read their biographies and explore the links to related podcasts and movies. Students who learn English with music enrich their learning and have better pronunication, grammar, a greater understanding, awareness and appreciation of English culture as well as a broader general knowledge. To get dictionary help just double click the word on the page or use the international dictionary. Our Patron - Saraswati - The Goddess of learning, knowledge, music, arts, science and technology. Explore our 'Learn English with Music Mini Course' - How to Learn English with Music to get the best out of this free course. Or, begin here with the 1970's Disco Queen 'Donna Summer...' Learn English With.... This is our aloneness This is our time This is the mountain Wild and free
OED birthday word generator: which words originated in your birth year Do you know which words entered the English language around the same time you entered the world? Use our OED birthday word generator to find out! We’ve scoured the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) to find words with a first known usage for each year from 1900 to 2004. Simply select the relevant decade and click on your birth year to discover a word which entered the English language that year. Please note that the dates given for these words refer to the current first known usage of the word. If you are a subscriber or have access to the OED, visit our guide to learn how to find your own personal OED birthday word. Click on your birth year in the left-hand column to discover your OED birthday word. Words originating in the 1900s include: barfly, n. do-gooder, n. dramedy, n. ailurophobe, n. car boot, n. wassup, int. radio, n. wiretap, n. Words originating in the 1910s include: pastiche, v. headstand, n. rubber-stamping, adj. environmentalism, n. ad-lib, v. record player, n. roomie, n. 1900s
10 Herramientas Web para generar cómics y animaciones La entrada de esta semana está relacionada con herramientas de la Web 2.0, en concreto con servicios y aplicaciones que nos permiten generar tiras cómicas, cómics o animaciones y que podemos utilizar de forma gratuita en nuestros sitios de Internet (blogs, wikis, etc.) o enviar a través del correo electrónico. La utilidad que podemos dar a este tipo de herramientas es variada, puede ser desde un uso educativo, como se explica en este artículo de Eduteka que incluye numerosas experiencias educativas y enlaces relacionados, hasta un uso más divertido y personal.A continuación os facilito 10 enlaces a herramientas 2.0 para generar animaciones y coómics online, junto con una breve explicación de las mismas y tutoriales de uso:Pixton. Generador de tiras cómicas completo y versátil que nos permite personalizar los fondos y los personajes, añadirles expresiones y posturas, acercar o alejar los elementos que conforman cada escena.
A Five-Minute Activity to Bring Music into the Classroom Wouldn’t you like to be listening to the latest hit on the radio and find out that you are able to understand the lyrics?Wow!!! Don’t you, every now and then, sing along even though you can only remember some of the words from the chorus and you don’t have the slightest clue about what it means? I’m sure you do! We have all been there! But time flies and the course is short and even though I feel listening to a song can be as good as doing a traditional listening comprehension exercise the truth is that dedicating 20 minutes to a song never seems to fit into my lesson plan . The idea is to bring music into the class as often as possible but without this activity taking too much time off my lessons. In this song , we focus on the verb “to try” ♥Orally introduce the word you want students to learn by giving examples and asking them to infer the meaning. ♥Choose a song that contains the word or words you want to teach ♥ Third time: students sing along; yes, why not? My Fill in the Blanks
Do Not Touch ESL Lounge: Songs for English Teaching. Song Titles S using songs in the esl classroom It's great to use songs in the class, if only to do something a little different. But beyond using them solely to give your students some 'light relief', there are many other ways songs can be used in ESL classrooms to consolidate what students have already learnt. Have a song to request? if you know what you're looking for Quick Jump to: We also have a separate section for children's songs. Here are some ideas for the use of songs in the ESL class: Filling in the blanks Songs are often used in this way in the ESL classroom. Listening Comprehension Instead of doing your usual listening comprehension out of the course books, do a song instead. Phonetics You can use a song with a clear rhyme pattern to do some phonetics work on particular phonemes. Strips of Paper The lyrics you will find on this site can be cut up into strips which then need to be reconstructed as the song unfolds. Vocabulary Some songs lend themselves well to vocabulary work. requests
50 awesome posters that encourage to read This list includes most wonderful posters that are serving one simple task: they encourage to read. Everyone agrees not enough is being done to encourage people to read. Those who can read don’t realize how lucky they are, having in mind that almost 20% of world population is still illiterate. Sometimes, a little reminder can do wonders to make someone put away the computer and reach for the e-reader or a printed book. We list most beautiful wonder-making artworks below. Such posters are not only suitable for classrooms or public libraries. We’ve made visualizations to make you see how the poster would look like on the wall. Some of the artwork can be also downloaded digitally so that you can print it for yourself. There are many sources of read posters on the web. Read posters – recommended sites There are tons of posters that relate to books and reading. Etsy – a great destination if you want to gift something unique in style. Thanks a lot for dropping by. Certified Book Addict. Books.