14 Stories That Prove Animals Have Souls 30 Books I’m Glad I Read Before 30 In various ways, these 30 books convey some of the philosophy of how Angel and I live our lives. I honestly credit a fraction of who I am today to each title. Thus, they have indirectly influenced much of what I write about on this site. A medley of both fiction and nonfiction, these great reads challenged my internal status quo, opening my mind to new ideas and opportunities, and together they gave me a basic framework for living, loving, learning and working successfully. If you haven’t read these books yet, I highly recommend doing so. Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert – Gilbert, a Harvard professor of psychology has studied happiness for decades, and he shares scientific findings that just might change the way you look at the world. What are your favorite books? Photo by: Katie Harris
Success and fame Introduction This double topic deals with success, something we are all keen to have in our lives and fame, something many of us are not. This lesson was created for Intermediate level students but could be adapted for other levels. Planning a series of different activities on a single theme helps move a class from short idea-building conversations to more involved discussion or debate in which they have more freedom to express themselves and build their spoken confidence. It also helps break the topic down into more manageable sections. Time 120 minutes Materials Lesson plan: Guide for teacher on procedure including worksheet tasks. Worksheets: four downloadable worksheet exercises which can be printed out for use in class. Worksheet A - One copy per pairWorksheet B - One copy per pairWorksheet C - One for each group of fourWorksheet D - One copy for each pair Pictures of famous people, to suit the class, I recommend 6 to 8 By Chris Trickett Copyright - please read
Loneliness in Waitrose | Fabulous Oldies My wife called me and asked me to pop into Waitrose to get some organic food. As I was leaving, I walked into the wonderful new cafe area. I noticed someone dressed very smart. He was a fabulous gentleman dressed immaculately with a tie and a checkered blazer. He had a small white moustache and nicely combed hair. I thought, how nice to see a gentleman looking so dapper, and continued walking out to my car. As I sat in my Victor the Volvo, I could not get this man out of my mind. He was still sitting there alone, just contemplating. ‘You look like an international playboy. He smiled and said: ‘ Well, that’s 50 years working in Bond Street in the kashmir trade.’ I felt so underdressed, without a tie and jacket. He loved Radio 4 since his childhood. Bob loved Children’s Hour and he said that back in the 1960’s his daughter would sit with him glued to the radio everyday. ‘Why not bring back Children’s Hour?’ ‘I wish they would. Bob loved children stories. I asked Bob where he lived.
La lettre d'un père à son fils gay fait le buzz L'homosexualité, un tabou qui reste d'actualité. Les récentes manifestations contre le mariage pour tous, par exemple, montrent bien qu'il y a encore dans notre société un malaise bien présent par rapport à cette orientation sexuelle. Souvent difficile, dès lors, de faire son et révéler son homosexualité à ses amis, à sa famille. Nate peut donc s'estimer heureux de vivre dans une famille comme la sienne.
Great ape language Research into great ape language has involved teaching chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, and orangutans to communicate with human beings and with each other using sign language, physical tokens, and lexigrams; see Yerkish. Some primatologists argue that the primates' use of these tools indicates their ability to use "language", although this is not consistent with some definitions of that term. Questions in animal language research Animal language research attempts to answer the following questions: What problems can animals solve without language, and can they solve them better after they have received language training? Apes that demonstrate understanding Primate use of sign language Sign language and computer keyboards are used in primate language research because non-human primate vocal cords cannot close fully, and they have less control of the tongue and lower jaw. However, primates do possess the manual dexterity required for keyboard operation. Washoe
Languages - French - Ma France Selfie This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film by Matthew Frost starring Kirsten Dunst, and the theme of celebrity selfies. Students discuss meeting famous people, roleplay meeting their hero or heroine, watch a short film and discuss selfies and celebrity selfies. I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my book Film in Action as the royalties which I receive from sales help to keep the website completely free. Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Advanced (C1) Learner type: Teens and adults Time: 90 minutes Activity: Speaking, performing a roleplay, watching a short film, Topic: Selfies, meeting famous people and modern society Language: Questions Materials: Short film Downloadable materials: selfie lesson instructions Support Film English Film English remains ad-free and takes many hours a month to research and write, and hundreds of dollars to sustain. Step 1 Ask your students the following question: Have you ever met a famous person? Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6