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Test Yourself: Stroop Effect Telescopic Text © Joe Davis 2008 Yoga - with dogs It started in the US, when a growing band of health-conscious dog owners wanted a way of combining their favourite exercise with spending quality time with their pets. Now 'Doga' - yoga with dogs - is growing in popularity in the UK, mainly thanks to the efforts of Swiss-born yoga teacher Mahny Djahanguiri. She runs classes in London for people and their pets, and while the dogs do not really get a yoga workout themselves, they certainly play a part in some of the poses. A spokesperson from the Dogs Trust said: "It is important to remember that dogs can't tell us when they have had enough. BBC News went along to find out more about about the activity. Stop/Start is a series of video features for the BBC News website which follows both new trends that are beginning and old traditions that are coming to an end. Video journalist: Tom Beal

Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing It's Here: A new look for the Purdue OWL! The new version of the Purdue OWL is available at Worry not! Summary: This handout is intended to help you become more comfortable with the uses of and distinctions among quotations, paraphrases, and summaries. Contributors:Dana Lynn Driscoll, Allen BrizeeLast Edited: 2013-02-15 09:44:45 What are the differences among quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing? These three ways of incorporating other writers' work into your own writing differ according to the closeness of your writing to the source writing. Quotations must be identical to the original, using a narrow segment of the source. Paraphrasing involves putting a passage from source material into your own words. Summarizing involves putting the main idea(s) into your own words, including only the main point(s). Why use quotations, paraphrases, and summaries? Quotations, paraphrases, and summaries serve many purposes. How to use quotations, paraphrases, and summaries

The Story of Bottled Water - The Story of Stuff Project The Story of Bottled Water, released on March 22, 2010 (World Water Day), employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows virtually free from the tap. Over five minutes, the film explores the bottled water industry’s attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces. The film concludes with a call for viewers to make a personal commitment to avoid bottled water and support public investment in clean, available tap water for all. Credits The Story of Bottled Water was co-created and released by The Story of Stuff Project and a coalition of partners, including Corporate Accountability International, Food & Water Watch, Polaris Institute, Pacific Institute and Environmental Working Group. Show full list of credits

The Oatmeal - Comics :: Grammar This is a grammar comic about the proper usage of who versus whom. A look at the meaning of "flushing out an idea." This comic will LITERALLY make butterflies explode out of your underpants. A guide explaining when to use i.e. instead of e.g. A little bit ironic, dontcha think? The most feared punctuation on earth. The right way to use an apostrophe (in illustrated form). All artwork and content on this site is Copyright © 2016 Matthew Inman.

Shakespeare Solos: watch the first six films | Stage Adrian Lester, Hamlet ‘To be or not to be’ Adrian Lester performs Hamlet’s soliloquy from act III, scene 1, in which the prince reflects on mortality and considers taking his own life. Joanna Vanderham, Romeo and Juliet ‘The mask of night is on my face’ Joanna Vanderham speaks Juliet’s monologue from the balcony scene in which she insists that her devotion to Romeo is true even if it has been a whirlwind romance. Roger Allam, King Lear ‘Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks’ Roger Allam plays Lear in act III, scene 2 of the tragedy. Eileen Atkins, Othello ‘I do think it is their husbands’ faults’ Eileen Atkins speaks Emilia’s lines from Othello, act IV scene 3. David Morrissey, Richard III ‘Now is the winter of our discontent’ David Morrissey speaks the play’s opening lines in which the scheming Richard lays out his plan to turn his brothers, the Duke of Clarence and King Edward IV, against each other. Ayesha Dharker, A Midsummer Night’s Dream ‘These are the forgeries of jealousy’

Wordle - Beautiful Word Clouds Phrasalstein Tablet Après le succès du lancement de la Phrasal Verb Machine, voici maintenant Phrasalstein, l’application définitive qui va vous aider à vous débarrasser une fois pour toutes de vos craintes concernant les horribles verbes à particule. Cette fois-ci, notre vedette est le Docteur Phrasalstein qui, avec l’aide de ses amis, va vous apprendre 100 verbes à particule en utilisant des animations inspirées par le genre « film d’horreur » classique, avec une touche d’humour et d’ironie… Vous trouverez 60 des 100 animations au total dans cette première version de l’App. Il est fréquent que les verbes à particule aient plus d’une signification. Si vous avez aimé la Phrasal Verb Machine, nous sommes certains que vous adorerez Phrasalstein. Si vous avez une tablette à écran de 7 pouces, nous vous recommandons de télécharger la version de smartphone.

Phrasal Verbs Machine Spellbee! SpellBEE is a new kind of spelling activity. Each time you play, you will be able to choose a partner and play a word game with them. It's fun! You can even call up a friend and play Spellbee with them! Learn more... A member site of Literably Is An Excellent Reading Site — If Used With Caution Reader Erika Chapman tipped me off to an excellent site called Literably. It allows students to read a text and have it automatically assessed for accuracy and words-per-minute speed. Plus, and this is what was most surprising to me, it also provides a fairly accurate indentification of student errors — in other words, what word they said instead of the word in the text. You’re able to provide the student or parent a link to the recording. It’s extraordinarily easy to use. As I have already mentioned, the site seems remarkably accurate based on my testing, and I’ll have my students try it out later today. I’ve previously posted about how I have had students record their reading of the same text several times during the year as a self-assessment, using tools from The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English list. And, now, for my cautions…. A words per minute number can be dangerous if students are just racing through the words. I’m adding Literably to several “The Best” lists, including:

What Are Modifiers? A modifier is a word, phrase, or clause which functions as an adjective or an adverb to describe a word or make its meaning more specific. Modifiers can play the roles of adjectives or adverbs. Modifiers As Adjectives When a modifier is an adjective, it modifies a noun or a pronoun. Lee caught a small mackerel. When a modifier is an adverb, it modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. Lee accidentally caught a small whelk. Read more about adjective phrases.Read more about adjective clauses.Read more about adverbial clauses.Read more about adjective phrases.