33 ways to speak better English If you’re reading this, I imagine you want to speak better English and communicate in a more confident and competent way. When we communicate effectively we are able to express our ideas and opinions, share experiences, and build relationships with others. When we struggle to express ourselves, we feel unvalued and insecure. As human beings, we want to participate in group discussions and have an impact on the society around us. In the modern world, we communicate across borders. 5 Presentation Tools That Will Make Your Slides Stand Out by Adam Noar Like an elegantly crafted ham sandwich, cheeseburger, or croque monsieur, a good PowerPoint presentation is filled with yummy details that accentuate your talking points and keep your audience perked up and salivating to learn more. This is why it’s so important to consider not only the content of your presentation, but also the way in which it is presented.
Language in pictures from Macmillan Dictionary Are you looking for a new way to learn or teach vocabulary? Our monthly series of infographics can be used to consolidate vocabulary in a more visual way. Each infographic is based on a theme – from the universal theme of love and relationships through hairstyles to special events such as World Book Day, Easter and Earth Day. 4 Great Augmented Reality Apps for teaching Science Augmented Reality is the term used by apps which overlay content on top of real world objects. Imagine viewing a textbook page through your iPad and the pictures come to life with sound and animations. This can have some great educational uses. From bringing spacecraft or animals into the classroom, to bringing worksheets to life with interactive 3D models. How thousands can join free English language online course From 1 September 2014, you can learn English through our first massive open online course (MOOC), ‘Exploring English: language and culture Opens in a new tab or window.’ on FutureLearn Opens in a new tab or window.. Irene Lavington of the British Council's English product development team explains how it works and why we are adding this new dimension to our English teaching. What is a massive open online course (MOOC)?
Quick lesson – Housemates Speaking lesson – describing people and personalities This activity has been made for a strong intermediate or upper-intermediate class. Below you will find everything you need including the worksheet, full instructions and some additional ideas. Before the lesson print and cut out the worksheet (click here to download). You’ll need one worksheet for every group of four or five students. The ideal group size for the activity is five, but you can use it with four by leaving out one of the characters from the worksheet.
We’re destroying our kids — for nothing: Too much homework, too many tests, too much needless pressure My own awakening to the toxicity of the achievement race came the way it does to many parents: via years of trying to keep up with it. I sensed the problem in my home before I could name it. My daughters, Shelby and Jamey, were in middle school, and Zakary was in third grade. They were still children, in the essential sense of the word.
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19 Successful Online English Teachers Share Their Tips and Resources for Planning Online Lessons Thanks to everyone who contributed! I receive A LOT of emails from online teachers (and online teachers to be) about planning; namely, what they should include in their lessons and what resources they should use. As there are many areas of English and different teaching methods, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. What I do and what I use might not work for you and your learners. However, there are some common practices and amazing resources that you can use in your online lessons.
Webquest: St Patrick's Day: History and traditions What is the history of St Patrick’s Day, and who was he? Find the answers in this webquest, and learn about how 17th March is celebrated around the world. On the 17th March, the whole world becomes Irish. Professional artists re-created children's monster doodles. They're hideously cool. Artist and designer Katie Johnson has a thing for monsters. Not those of the morbid variety, but the cutesy, kid-friendly kind. GIF from "Monsters, Inc." She's always loved the wide-open creative process of dreaming up a new monster and putting it on paper. "It's a fun creative dump," she said.
9 Excellent Programming Resources for Kinect Last edited on 12/6/2011. Students, educators, and enthusiasts are creating amazing things with Microsoft’s Kinect for education. While new Kinect development resources are constantly emerging, here are 9 people-driven and digital resources that offer assistance for developing Kinect applications. 1. Channel 9 @ MSDN English Speaking There are two things to practise in order to speak English well pronunciation and fluency. (Fluency is being able to speak quickly and with a good rhythm). How to improve your pronunciation The best way to improve your pronunciation, Im afraid, is to take lessons with a very good teacher who knows about phonetics. However, you can also work on your own. 1: Learn the sounds of English and the phonetic symbols
25 maps that explain the English language English is the language of Shakespeare and the language of Chaucer. It’s spoken in dozens of countries around the world, from the United States to a tiny island named Tristan da Cunha. It reflects the influences of centuries of international exchange, including conquest and colonization, from the Vikings through the 21st century.