The Syrian Refugee Crisis Explained Perfectly With a Simple Animation & Video In September 2015, the body of a three-year-old Syrian boy was found floating on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Photographs of the boy were quick to get circulated world over, and the world responded with a massive outcry over the Syrian civil war and refugee crisis. This was the first time the Syrian crisis was globally recognised as a burning issue, and one that needs to be addressed with utmost urgency.
Stand #withMalala for Girls Education A message from Malala Yousafzai, co-founder of the Malala Fund and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate: Sometimes people ask me, why is it important for girls to go to school? I think the more important question to ask is, why shouldn’t girls have the right to go to school? My courageous friend, sixteen year-old Muzoon from Syria, goes from tent to tent in her refugee camp in Jordan encouraging girls to stay in school. My sister Amina from the North of Nigeria, where Boko Haram threatens girls for simply wanting to learn, mentors younger girls who continue to want to go to school.
Drama Sites and Ideas for EFL, ESL Classrooms Drama in the ESL Classroom is a resource site for EFL, ESL teachers who are interested in using drama in their teaching. The site contains explanations on drama techniques and links to other sites. Classroom Lesson Plans a great sites full of links to very useful lesson plans. Drama.Ed.Net is another site that an EFL teacher would like to bookmark. Some more activities on Eslflow can be bookmarked or downloaded to be used in the class.
Migrant crisis: Finland's case against immigration Image copyright AFP/Getty Images As EU member states consider whether to accept an increase in the number of asylum seekers they take in, particularly from Syria, they each face a vibrant internal discussion on how to respond to the challenges of immigration. The BBC news website looks at the debate in Finland, where the difference between opinions is clearly defined, even within the government.
Games, Activities for ESL Classroom Teaching Actions, Colors, Numbers Practice Vocabulary Related to Action Verbs, Colors, Numbers, with this ESL Game. Animals, Colors, Clothes, Numbers Review Animals, Colors, Numbers and more with this ESL Vocabulary Wheel Game Actions, Present Progressive Game Classroom Games for Intermediate & Advanced English Learning, Teaching a, an, & Articles, Singular/Plural Practice A an the spin using this ESL fun Game. Adjectives vs.
She Was Called The World's Ugliest Woman, Now She's An Inspiration by Kase Wickman 3/17/2015 Imagine you’re 17 years old. You’re surfing the web, procrastinating. » Celebrate Grammar Day with this fun quiz! To share this quiz with your readers, embed this in your blog post by pasting the following HTML snippet into your web editor: Please attribute this content to grammarly.com/grammar-check. Get it free now Are you sick of making embarrassing grammar mistakes? The world's most advanced automated proofreader is now FREE for Chrome users! Ten ways talking in English baffles Swedes A Viking - sometimes pronounced 'Wiking', in Sweden. Photo: Shutterstock While Swedes were recently ranked the world's best non-native English speakers, there are a few common - and often charming - mistakes The Local's team has spotted while chatting to them in their second language. 1. Sheep shoes We absolutely adore how ‘ch’ often becomes ‘sh’ in Swedish, but it sometimes baffles us.
Everyone Believes These 16 "Facts" But Unfortunately They're Complete Lies 1. Chameleons change their color to blend into their surroundings. The color changing skill that chameleons have is actually to express their mood and mating behavior. Instead of a camouflage technique, it's a way to communicate. 2. If you constantly crack your knuckles, you'll end up with arthritis. The five strangest habits of the Swedes The Local's Oliver Gee has just left Sweden after four years, and reflects on what he found to be the five oddest habits of Swedish people. Swedes are an interesting bunch. They're efficient but they love a good coffee-break, they're humble but they hang flags on their front porches, and they can appear cold at a glance but are as warm as an Arctic sauna when you really, really get to know them. And to me, they're also quite odd. After my four years in the country, I've collected what I found to be their most unusual habits.
Getting The Least Motivated Students More Motivated By Working With The Most Motivated I’ve been doing an “extra” project with my English Language Learner students the past few weeks that has been going very well, and I thought readers might find it useful/interesting. As regular readers know, one of the classes I teach is a two hour combination English class for Beginning and Intermediate ELLs (actually, one of those two periods is a Geography class for the Intermediates — I teach two separate classes simultaneously in practically all of my periods). At the beginning of each of those two periods, students do independent reading for ten-to-fifteen minutes.
16 Funny Swedish Insults 28Jun 2013 Swedes have a colorful way of insulting one another. And most of our insults hail from the pre-industrialization time, when most of the population were farmers or worked outside. This means, Swedes love insults relating to dumb geese, stupid donkeys, and gossiping sheep. And in a time when cities were distant, and the countryside was full of peasants, you cannot go far from the forest. The Problem With Men Explaining Things This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. I still don't know why Sallie and I bothered to go to that party in the forest slope above Aspen. The people were all older than us and dull in a distinguished way, old enough that we, at 40ish, passed as the occasion's young ladies. The house was great—if you like Ralph Lauren-style chalets—a rugged luxury cabin at 9,000 feet complete with elk antlers, lots of kilims, and a wood-burning stove. We were preparing to leave, when our host said, "No, stay a little longer so I can talk to you." He was an imposing man who'd made a lot of money.