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Webenglish - Best of Christmas 6-9 Background What’s Christmas Really About A mix of movie clips (Year 6-9)The History Of Christmas – Part 1, Over an hour long, old video about everything you ever need to know about the history of X-mas and Part 2 The History of Santa Claus Warm-up Santa’s Elves Dogs and Cats with Human Hands Making Toys2015 Johnson Family Dubstep Christmas Light Show (11:04) Beware of the music, not everybody’s cup of tea

29 Extremely Misleading Pictures That Will Make You Look Twice Each and every one of these 29 pictures will make you say WTF. It’s hard to see, but they are all amazing optical illusions that were created on accident. You’ll have to do a double-take just to notice. Future - How dark is your personality? The questions for this quiz were inspired by questionnaires developed by Delroy Paulhus and Daniel Jones (Assessment, vol 21, p 28). Our quiz was designed solely for entertainment, and the results should not be considered a scientific measure of your personality. If you would like to learn more about Paulhus’s personality research and his serious explorations of the dark triad, read our profile “The man who studies everyday evil”. Words: David Robson. Artwork: Adam Proctor. Design: Edward Fairman and Oksana Khristenko.

November’s Infographics & Interactives Galore — Part Six There are just so many good infographics and interactives out there that I’ve begun a new semi-regular feature called “Infographics & Interactives Galore.” You can see others at A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Infographics and by searching “infographics” on this blog. I’ll still be publishing separate posts to individually highlight especially useful infographics and interactives, but you’ll find others in this regular feature. Here goes: The 2013 “Global Teachers Status Index” is a pretty interesting interactive.

Pedagogy Before Technology? Has there ever been a more exciting time to be a teacher? There is certainly more choice and opportunity, with access to tools that were merely an idea a decade ago. Global interconnectivity through technology has transformed the world of work. Offices are paperless; conferences are virtual and information is shared instantly. This is the real world; the future for our students. So how do we make the link? Conversation Questions Christmas A Part of Conversation Questions for the ESL Classroom. Related: New Year's Day, New Year's Resolutions Did it snow last year at Christmas? Did you believe in Santa Claus when you were a child? Did you enjoy last Christmas?

Swedish Lucia Craig Morey, Lucia Why not teach your students to explain the Swedish tradition of Saint Lucia Day to foreigners they might be meeting in the future. Here is a short YouTube video explaining the basics in English. Link:Swedish Lucia for Dummies For some Lucia vocabulary and longer texts, visit Teach by Calendar Man Successfully Sues Wife Over Ugly Children A Chinese man divorced and then sued his ex-wife for giving birth to what he called an extremely ugly baby girl, the Irish Times reported. Initially, Jian Feng accused his wife of infidelity, so sure that he could never father an unattractive child. When a DNA test proved that the baby was his, Feng’s wife came clean on a little secret — before they met, she had undergone about $100,000 worth of cosmetic surgery in South Korea. Feng sued his ex-wife on the grounds of false pretenses, for not telling him about the plastic surgery and duping him into thinking she was beautiful, The Huffington Post reported. The kicker? He won.

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