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TEDx is launching this series, in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, with five talks on food and nutrition. Stay tuned for monthly TEDxSpotlights that curate and focus on global themes and ideas from the TEDx community. Take part in this program by sharing the trailer and the playlists with your community. TEDxSpotlights Global Nutrition was produced with thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. With special thanks to Ronnie Planalp, Louis-Albert de Broglie, Jackie Savitz, Laura Boykin, Dee Dee Yates and Christopher Charles. Check out all of the talks included in the playlist below: Why planting a garden is a political act | Louis-Albert De Broglie | TEDxLausanne The destructive effects of factory farming impact our health, the environment, and the quality of our food. Do the first 1000 days determine the rest of your life? Saving the oceans can feed the world | Jackie Savitz | TEDxMidAtlantic How will we feed the world's hungry without abundant oceans?

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PET B1 SPEAKING PART 1 EXERCISE 1 free practice test, free exercise, Cambridge English: Preliminary test - Instructions: In this exercise the candidate has a conversation with the examiner about personal issues for two minutes. A set of typical questions is given and the student is required to generate appropriate answers. When you know what you want to say, click on the RECORD ANSWER button to record your answer. When you have finished recording, click on the STOP RECORDING button. Then click on the blue SAVE AND SEND ANSWER button at the bottom to submit your answer.

First Lessons in Writing for Beginners Beginning level writing classes are challenging to teach because students have such a large number of challenges to deal with at the very beginning. For a beginning level student the instructions: Write a paragraph about your family, Write three sentences describing your best friend, etc. can be daunting to say the very least. Rather than beginning your writing class off with such an insurmountable task (from the eyes of the beginner), begin with some very concrete tasks leading up to those first few sentences, or a short paragraph. Here are some of the most important first steps in writing that I find help beginning level students gain confidence in writing skills.

Speaking Topics in B1 ESOL Entry Level 3 Exams The speaking topics for B1 ESOL Exams are the kind of things people talk about in everyday life. These topics typically include: Home, Family and Friends, Work and School, Likes and Dislikes and Weather. Here are some topics that may help you familiarise yourself with the exam. Family and Friends: • Are you married? • Tell me about your family. • Do you have a big or a small family? • What do you usually do with your family? uk.businessinsider Joshua Katz Everyone knows Americans don't agree on pronunciations. That's great, because regional accents are a major part of what makes American English so interesting. Joshua Katz, a Ph.D student of statistics at North Carolina State University, just published a group of awesome visualizations of Professor Bert Vaux and Scott Golder's linguistic survey, which looked at how Americans pronounce words (via detsl on /r/Linguistics).

Community language learning The intention was that it would integrate translation so that the students would disassociate language learning with risk taking. It's a method that is based on English for communication and is extremely learner-focused. Although each course is unique and student-dictated, there are certain criteria that should be applied to all CLL classrooms, namely a focus on fluency in the early stages, an undercurrent of accuracy throughout the course and learner empowerment as the main focus.

American Stories in Easy English / American Stories in VOA Special English There are 57 fifteen-minute MP3 files. That is about 14 hours of listening. Bierce, Ambrose (1842-1914) Conjunctions: time gramática inglés en "English Grammar Today" - Cambridge University Press We use before and after to talk about the order of events in the past or future. With before and after, either the main clause or the subordinate clause can come first: [event 1]She’ll pick you up before [event 2]she comes here. After [event 1]she comes here, [event 2]she’ll pick you up. Until as a time conjunction means up to a time in the past or future.

Browning- Why Teachers Should Use Timed Reading in ESL Classes The Internet TESL Journal Jeremy Browningjescotty [at] Students are faced with a bombardment of information need to be better prepared for the demands that reading in society places on them. Learn English with Let's Talk - Free English Lessons How to build your spoken English confidence? - 04 useful tips. Speaking a foreign language can be really intimidating. You know that you're probably making mistakes. You're worried that you might say something offensive and make people angry. It's stressful!

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