LingoRank English Levels (Based on the CEFR) A2: Basic - Elementary B1: Intermediate B2: Upper Intermediate C1: Advanced A1-Beginner and C2-Proficiency levels not available. Difficulty: 2.59 Angela Patton: A father-daughter dance ... in prison Difficulty: 2.82 Geoffrey Canada: Our failing schools. Difficulty: 2.98 Joachim de Posada: Don't eat the marshmallow! Difficulty: 3.08 David Hoffman: What happens when you lose everything Difficulty: 3.28 Hans Rosling: Global population growth, box by box Difficulty: 3.31 Bono: The good news on poverty (Yes, there's good news) Difficulty: 85 Dan Dennett: Let's teach religion -- all religion -- in schools Difficulty: 3.33 Harish Manwani: Profit’s not always the point Difficulty: 3.34 Marc Pachter: The art of the interview Difficulty: 3.39 Margaret Heffernan: The dangers of "willful blindness" Ilona Szabó de Carvalho: 4 lessons I learned from taking a stand against drugs and gun violence Difficulty: 3.44 Monica Lewinsky: The price of shame Difficulty: 3.54 Difficulty: 3.55 C.K.
Primary Source Materials & Document Based Questions Primary Source Materials & Document Based QuestionsAn Internet Hotlist on Document Based Questions created by Paula GoldsteinNassau BOCES Introduction | Primary Source Materials | Document Based Questions | Assessments | General Resources | Constructed Response Questions Introduction Don't depend on someone else's interpretation of a document. Document based questions (DBQs) are a major focus in schools today.
WEB SITES FOR POLITICAL SPEECHES Collections of Political Speeches; Audio Sites; Generic Link Sites; Specializd Genre Sites; Individual Presidential Sites; Convention Speaking; Political, Vice President, Debates; Miscellaneous Speech Collections Last Modified: Tuesday, 08-Sep-2009 23:33:43 EDT Natation pour tous : vidéos, cours et entrainements A1 level activities for children Sing and Learn – Going into town (part 1) Watch the video, sing along and learn new words Watch Sing and Learn – Going into town (part 2) Watch the video, sing along and learn new words. Watch In the snow! Look at the picture to see which statements are correct. Start The world we live in Look and find a picture to match the question. Start What's the weather like? Read and learn some words about the weather. Start Eating and drinking Look and find different kinds of food and drink. Start In the library Read and find the things in the picture. Start Which person? Read and learn words about the body and face. Start In the home Listen and choose one picture that answers the questions about the home. Start What are you doing today? Listen and practise talking about days of the week. Start What are they eating? Listen and learn words about food and drink. Start Free time Learn and say words for places you go to or things you do in your free time. Start At the doctor’s Start We also have two more levels to try.
‘On This Site’: Where history happened Forty-three years ago, a routine police raid sparked the modern gay rights movement. Patrons of the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in Manhattan, fought back during arrests in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969. As a large crowd gathered, the scene erupted into a violent riot that lasted several days. The first gay pride march took place on the one-year anniversary of the uprising. Decades later, photographer Joel Sternfeld took a picture of the historic bar during a quest to seek out places he “cannot forget.” A native New Yorker, he started the project in 1993 after visiting the spot in Central Park where 18-year-old Jennifer Levin was found dead seven years earlier. “It was bewildering to find a scene so beautiful … to see the same sunlight pour down indifferently on the earth,” Sternfeld wrote in his book “On This Site.” In what became known as the Preppie Murder case, Robert Chambers pleaded guilty to manslaughter in connection with the 1986 killing. – Brett Roegiers, CNN 1. 2.
Famous Speeches in History - The Speech Archive Browse the Speech Archive A lot of people said a lot of things throughout history. Some of the countless lectures, sermons, talks, discourses, and addresses have been preserved. In other words, No poet or orator has ever existed who thought there was another better than himself. End quote. Image Above Cicero addressing the Senate. The Speech Archive This speech collection is indexed alphabetically by topic, alphabetically by speaker, chronologically, and then some. Terminology Oratory is the art of public speaking. What is the difference between eloquence and rhetoric? The word eloquence stems from the Latin term eloquentia, referring to the readiness, elegance, fluency, and persuasiveness of speech. The word rhetoric is equivalent to the Greek word ritoriki, which in turn stems from the Greek term ritoras, meaning orator. At the end of your oration, you probably want to repeat your message in a nutshell and combine it with a call for action. Outstanding Masters of Rhetoric in History
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Listening Game : 13 : Job Center Thanks for calling the local College Job Center. We have lots of jobs just for you. Our first job is at the local radio station. We need a DJ. Alright, we also got a job for people that love animals. Now if you want a job where you don't have to talk to people and you like good physical work, then you should work for the university bookstore. This is probably our best job. Also, it looks like we have a job at the university movie theater. We have one more job if you're interested. OK, those are all the jobs at the job center.
Photo Essay: When a Kid's Bedroom Isn't a Room A few years ago, James Mollison began taking photos of children around the world and their rooms. "I soon realized that my own experience of having a 'bedroom' simply doesn't apply to so many kids," he recalls in his book Where Children Sleep, which collects his images from 18 countries. Striking and unsentimental, Mollison's work shows that wherever a child lies down at night is not so much a retreat from as a reflection of the world outside. Erlen is 14 years old and is pregnant for the third time. Dong is nine years old. Samantha is nine years old. Douha lives with her parents and 11 siblings in a Palestinian refugee camp in Hebron, in the West Bank. Tzvika is nine years old and lives in Beitar Illit, an Israeli settlement in the West Bank. Joey lives in Kentucky with his parents and older sister. Irkena lives in Kenya with his mother, in a temporary homestead encircled by a strong thorn enclosure to protect the family's livestock. Jaime is nine years old.
liens Swiss Household Panel at a glance. The principal aim of the Swiss Household Panel (SHP) is to observe social change, in particular the dynamics of changing living conditions and representations in the population of Switzerland. The SHP is a yearly panel study following a random sample of households in Switzerland over time, interviewing all household members. The SHP constitutes a unique longitudinal database for Switzerland. The “Living in Switzerland” survey covers a broad range of topics and approaches in the social sciences. Data collection started in 1999 with a sample of 5,074 households containing 12,931 household members. The Swiss Household Panel is run by FORS, the Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences. The data from the Swiss Household Panel are freely available for the scientific community (see acquiring the data). Supported by the Swiss national science foundation.
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