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Differences Between American and British English By Kenneth Beare While there are certainly many more varieties of English, American English and British English are the two varieties that are taught in most ESL/EFL programs. Generally, it is agreed that no one version is "correct" however, there are certainly preferences in use. The three major differences between between American and British English are: Pronunciation - differences in both vowel and consonants, as well as stress and intonation Vocabulary - differences in nouns and verbs, especially phrasal verb usage Spelling - differences are generally found in certain prefix and suffix forms The most important rule of thumb is to try to be consistent in your usage. Use of the Present Perfect continue reading below our video Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% In British English the present perfect is used to express an action that has occurred in the recent past that has an effect on the present moment. I've lost my key. In British English the above would be considered incorrect. British English:

The Freedom Writers Diary Lesson Plans for Teachers Teaching The Freedom Writers Diary The Freedom Writers Diary lesson plan contains a variety of teaching materials that cater to all learning styles. Inside you'll find 30 Daily Lessons, 20 Fun Activities, 180 Multiple Choice Questions, 60 Short Essay Questions, 20 Essay Questions, Quizzes/Homework Assignments, Tests, and more. Target Grade: 7th-12th (Middle School and High School) Length of Lesson Plan: Approximately 153 pages. Browse The Freedom Writers Diary Lesson Plan: Full Lesson Plan Overview Completely Customizable! The Freedom Writers Diary lesson plan is downloadable in PDF and Word. Lesson Plan Calendars The Lesson Plan Calendars provide daily suggestions about what to teach. Chapter Abstracts Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter of The Freedom Writers Diary. Character and Object Descriptions Character and Object Descriptions provide descriptions of the significant characters as well as objects and places in The Freedom Writers Diary. Tests

The_Boy_in_the_Dress_by_David_Walliams.pdf 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 Other Pair This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short film by Sarah Zorik titled The Other Pair and the themes of altruism and empathy. Students watch a short film, write a story, and speak about a story. I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my book Film in Action as the royalties which I receive from sales help to keep the website completely free. Language level: Pre-intermediate (A2) –Intermediate (B1) Learner type: All ages Time: 60 minutes Activity: Watching a short film, writing a story, and speaking about a story Topic: Empathy and altruism Language: Vocabulary related to shoes, narrative tenses Materials: Short film Downloadable materials: the other pair lesson instructions Support Film English Film English remains ad-free and takes many hours a month to research and write, and hundreds of dollars to sustain. Step 1 Ask your students to come up with as many different types of shoes as they can in 2 minutes. Step 2 Elicit boots, trainers, slippers, flip-flops, etc. Step 3

25 Of The Most Dangerous And Unusual Journeys To School In The World To the delight (or dismay) of millions, the school season is beginning in many countries throughout the world. But it’s important not to forget that, in some parts of the world, school can be a hard-won luxury. Many children throughout the world have to take the most incredible and unimaginable routes in order to receive the education that some of us may take for granted. This list we collected will show you just how determined some children can be when it comes to getting an education. According to UNESCO, progress in connecting children to schools has slowed down over the past five years. The solution might seem easy: build roads and bridges, buy buses and hire a driver. (h/t: amusingplanet) 5-Hour Journey Into The Mountains On A 1ft Wide Path To Probably The Most Remote School In The World, Gulu, China Thanks for sharing! 3x per week 30,000,000+ monthly readers Error sending email Image credits: Sipa Press Image credits: Imaginachina/Rex Features Image credits: Timothy Allen

30 Magical Photos Of Children Playing Around The World No matter their cultural background, no matter their economic situation, kids will always find imaginative ways to have fun. Their wild imaginations and magical childhood moments, when captured on camera by talented photographers, can make for truly wonderful photos. These 33 images we collected will prove that childhood can be wonderful no matter where you go. Show Full Text Many in the Western world fear that technology is making today’s children lose touch with nature and with their own creativity, and while there are arguments to be made for the intellectual stimulation that apps and programs for children can bring, there’s also something to be said for simply playing with a stick in the mud or chasing dandelion seeds though an open meadow. For better or worse, the children in these photos seem entirely content making their own fun. Indonesia Thanks for sharing! 3x per week 30,000,000+ monthly readers Error sending email Image credits: Ipoenk Graphic Image credits: Agoes Antara Russia Peru

Five Fantastic Film sites for ELT Using video in the classroom is a great way to engage learners in the material, either from a topic perspective or with a particular language point. Young learners in particular seem to love the moving image and it can be a great way of providing a change of focus or as a visually supported alternative to a standard listening activity. These sites all do a great job of making film the focus. Here they are in no particular order: Film English Kieran Donaghy’s award winning site takes short, authentic films and develops lesson plans around them. Lessonstream Not all of the lessons on Jamie Keddie’s site involve videos, but most do! EFL Classroom 2.0 This is a lot more than just a video site. My favourite: too many to choose from! Simple English Videos Vicki Hollett’s site does exactly what it says – it provides a range of short videos that focus in on simple aspects of English, like “lend or borrow” or “have something done”. All at C Like this: Like Loading...

World Events | Student News Daily May 2016 5/24/2016 - News from Japan, Vietnam and Iran - London's Daily Telegraph and The Times of Israel 5/17/2016 - News from Iran, India and China - UK Guardian, London's Daily Telegraph 5/10/2016 - News from Canada, Thailand and Russia - CBS News, Reuters and RealClearDefense 5/3/2016 - News from Mexico, Israel and Italy - NY Post, Daily Telegraph, AFP April 2016 4/26/2016 - News from Taiwan, India and China - The Guardian and The Wall Street Journal 4/19/2016 - News from Ecuador, Great Britain and Venezuela - The Guardian, Daily Telegraph and Reuters 4/12/2016 - News from Spain, Dubai and Japan 4/5/2016 - News from Qatar, Austria and China - London's Daily Telegraph and The Financial Times March 2016 3/29/2016 - News from Pakistan, Great Britain and France - London's Daily Telegraph 3/22/2016 - News from Japan, China and South Korea 3/15/2016 - News from Morocco, Malawi and Ivory Coast - Reuters and London's Daily Telegraph 3/8/2016 - News from India, Mexico and Italy February 2016 January 2016

Schools Going Global Uppdateringar - I lööve IT, Kahoot goes GhostMode! När ens favoritverktyg får uppdateringar som gör att man får det stora leendet och förbannar att terminen snart är slut, då är det bra! Två verktyg som jag måste skriva om är; Mentimeter och Kahoot. Vi börjar med Mentimeters uppdatering; Nu är alla olika alternativen, för att svara på, gratis! Och nu till den bästa uppdateringen; Kahoot har fått ett GhostMode!!! Denna nya funktion gör att man kan se poäng hos tidigare deltagare, som då också är med i tävlingen. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Men hur gör man då? 1. Genom att trycka på det lilla spöket med texten "Play again" 2. Du hittar också "Play again" så att du kan starta om samma spel, fast i GhostMode om du vill att dina elever ska tävla mot sig själva eller andra av dina elever. //Camilla, börjar redan nu spåna loss inför nästa läsår.

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