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Conversation lesson – News B1 Introduction Where were you when you heard about ...? There are some news stories which leave nobody in any difficulty when answering this question, so even allowing for sensitivity to certain subjects in a classroom situation, there are already dozens of things most people can talk about. Topic The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2016 – Part Two I use short, funny video clips a lot when I’m teaching ELLs, and you can read in detail about how I use them in The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them). In short, there are many ways to use them that promote speaking, listening, writing and reading (including having students describe – in writing and verbally – a chronological description of what they saw). I’ve posted a few of them during the second half of this year, and I thought it would be useful to readers — and to me — if I brought them together in one post. I’ve also published quite a few during the previous ten years of this blog.

Obama Grabs News Headlines in the Americas - November 5, 2008 Obama Grabs News Headlines in the Americas - November 5, 2008 See More: Barack Obama Campaign Buttons | TV Calls the Election for Obama | Obama Headlines in America | Obama International Headlines | Obama Inauguration Headlines Next: International Headlines, November 6 >> Thanks for reading. Thanks to Newseum. MindMup Capture ideas at the speed of thought – using a mind map maker designed to help you focus on your ideas and remove all the distractions while mindmapping. Create unlimited mind maps for free, and store them in the cloud. Your mind maps are available everywhere, instantly, from any device. Brainstorm, create presentations and document outlines with mind maps, and publish your ideas online and to social networks. Get Started

Everything you ever wanted to know about icebreakers... - ESL Expertz Icebreakers to avoid… 1. Asking questions that are too personal. “Do you have children?”, “Do you have a girlfriend?” 15 Awesome YouTube Channels for Teaching and Learning English  – Youtube is a powerful tool to learn and teach English but there are many Youtube Channels and sometimes you don’t know where to start. Well, I am gonna save you some time and some clicking. here it is the list of my best 15 Youtube Channels. #1 mmmEnglish Youtube Channel is about helping you to build you skills and confidence as an English speaker. Something that you are going to really like is the good quality of the videos and how Emma explains a great variety of topics. #2 VosCreen Youtube Channel If you like movies, music and besides that You like English, you should check some of the videos created by the Voscreen Youtube Channel.

Living at the Mercy of Nature, New Zealand New Zealand boasts incredible natural features—from mountains to volcanoes to beaches—but residents have to live with the dangers that make the beauty possible. Franka Leehr explains. Text by: Franka LeehrCountry: New Zealand he image that many people on the other side of the world have of New Zealand is one of stunning and varied landscapes that inspire daydreamers, outdoor lovers, and adventurers alike. Movies show fjords, glaciers and snow-covered peaks; novels describe lush farmland and soft sandy beaches; and photographs depict primeval forests of giant ferns. But often it is also an image of islands exposed to clashing elements: the breaking sea on all sides, hot and cold winds from the equator and the Antarctic, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Holidays Introduction In this lesson learners talk about holidays and holiday activities. They initially meet vocabulary through a pre-lesson task, then they practise and extend the vocabulary through listening and speaking activities. Next they are introduced to some past simple forms and consider how to categorise them before practising them with some simple games. They also show the class a souvenir from a past holiday and use the past simple forms to write and speak about a previous holiday. Aims

Teaching resources If you are an English language teacher or ELT professional, the British Council has lots of free resources to support your work. You can: sign up to our online teacher training courses download free lesson plans and classroom materials get tips, articles and information about professional development, conferences and qualifications join discussion groups and access training materials. Find out more on our TeachingEnglish website or see below for an overview of the different sections.