European Migration: 08/09/2015, Behind the News We're taking you to Europe where right now more than a hundred thousand asylum seekers are arriving each month. Here's Emma to take a closer look at this issue and some of the kids that are caught up in it. EMMA DAVIS, REPORTER: This sight is becoming very common in a lot of European countries. JEHAD: I remember my cousin, my grandmother, grandfather and all my people from my family. Since January, more than 300 thousand people have risked their lives trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to get to Europe. They travel to the coast and many pay people smugglers to take them across the sea. JEHAD: It was scary, it was so scary. Jehad says the boat he travelled on was basically just an inflatable raft. JEHAD: It's a small boat. The paper Jehad's talking about is a special document that allows refugees to travel in Europe. Most people agree that a better system is needed so ministers from all European countries will soon meet to try to work out what to do. JEHAD: We need clothes.
Where Children Sleep photographs from around the world | Daily Mail Online Photographer James Mollison travelled around the world to capture children's bedrooms The project, Where Children Sleep is set to highlight children's rights across the globeChildren, and their bedrooms, come from all over the world, from China to the U.S. to Brazil By Sara Malm Published: 10:30 GMT, 3 April 2014 | Updated: 14:43 GMT, 3 April 2014 The difference between east and west, rich and poor becomes stark when looking at how our children sleep at night. Where Children Sleep, a project by photographer James Mollison, is set to highlight children’s rights by contrasting the different living situations for young people across the globe. We meet nine-year-old Dong from China who sleeps underneath a poster of Chairman Mao with his parents and sister; Roathy, eight, from Cambodia who lives on a rubbish tip; Kaya, four, from Tokyo, whose mother makes her at least three new dresses a month; and Indira from Nepal who has worked in the local granite quarry since the age of three.
The Case of The Lower Case Letter by Jack Delany She breezed into my office one cold September morning. I'd been enjoying a hot cup of Starbuck's finest and surfing the web for local news. The famous lexical semanticist Professor Edgar Nettleston had been found dead, a gunshot wound to the head. The police verdict was suicide. She held out an elegant hand as she floated towards me and I glimpsed a wedding band with a stone the size of a peanut M&M. "I'm Edith Nettleston." "Sorry about the old man." "I'm not. She removed a scrap of paper from her blouse. "edith. i'm not going to whine, i've had a good life. i've found wealth and happiness as a teacher, a seller of knowledge. but i find myself depressed beyond hope ... and so i'm choosing the hour and manner of my own demise. i have treated you badly. i demanded you dyed your brown curls blonde. i thought i could buy you when i should have won your love. i called you a witch. i'd complain: where's the woman i married? "It's all written in lower case. "Mrs.
Home - World Stories 14 Expressions with Crazy Origins that You Would Never Have Guessed | Grammarly Blog Guest post by Anais John You probably use tons of expressions, idioms, and slang phrases every day that don’t make literal sense. If you ever thought long and hard about why you say something a certain way, you could probably make a guess. However, some English expressions are so crazy and unusual that it is impossible to guess where on earth it originated from — unless you know the history. In case you didn’t know, historical events, legends, important figures, religion, and even advertisements form the basis of many expressions used today. Here are the origins of some of the most interesting idioms! Bite the bullet Meaning: To accept something difficult or unpleasant Origin: In the olden days, when doctors were short on anesthesia or time during a battle, they would ask the patient to bite down on a bullet to distract from the pain. Break the ice Meaning: To break off a conflict or commence a friendship. Butter someone up Meaning: To impress someone with flattery Mad as a hatter
Rewordify.com | Understand what you read Teach by Calendar Skip to content The Swedish Curriculum stipulates “living conditions, traditions, social relations and cultural phenomena” to be part of the content of communication. One way of fulfilling this requirement is to bring various holidays and yearly celebrations into the classroom. General events Learn English Through Movies 47+ Alternatives to Using YouTube in the Classroom . However, many teachers cannot access YouTube in their classrooms. That is why I originally wrote what became one of the most popular posts to ever appear on . That post is now fourteen months old and I've come across more alternatives in that time. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. iCue, presented by NBC News, features videos about history and current events. 22. 23. 24 & 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 22 Frames is a service that provides a central location for locating captioned videos for learning English and for Internet users who have hearing impairments. 22 Frames provides more than just captioned videos. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. And if you are fortunate enough to work in a school that allows you to use YouTube, you still might want to use View Pure or Safe Share to prevent the accidental display of inappropriate "related" videos or advertisements.
"ESL English as a Second Language Listening and Reading Audiobooks" Chocky by John Wyndham It’s not terribly unusual for a boy to have an imaginary friend, but Matthew’s parents have to agree that his—nicknamed Chocky—is anything but ordinary. Why, Chocky demands to know, are there twenty-four hours in a day? Why are there two sexes? Why can’t Matthew solve his math homework using a logical system like binary code? Chocky is a playful investigation of what being human is all about, delving into such matters as child-rearing, marriage, learning, artistic inspiration—and ending with a surprising and impassioned plea for better human stewardship of the earth.