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Absolutenglish Photojournal: NASA's Image Access Home Page We’re on a roll! (Everyday idioms in newspapers) by Kate Woodford We like to keep you supplied with frequent, up-to-date idioms on this blog. One way in which we do this is by reading, every few months, a range of national newspapers that were published on the same day. This week’s phrases come from tabloid newspapers. Elsewhere in the same paper, it is reported that a TV celebrity has ‘set her sights on’ becoming an online lifestyle guru. The same paper notes that a serious crime was not widely reported in the media while other, less important events received a great deal of attention. The business pages, meanwhile, report on a businessman who is ‘on a roll’, forming a new company and becoming involved in various other projects. Another tabloid rudely comments that a celebrity chef has been piling on the pounds, meaning ‘putting on weight’. Finally, a photograph of a famous boxer, it is reported, will soon ‘go under the hammer’. Like this: Like Loading... Related Staying the course (Everyday idioms in newspapers) In "Idioms"

50 000+ Free ESL, EFL worksheets made by teachers for teachers Astronomy Exam - First Quarter, Academic Dr Jamie Love Hello and welcome to your first exam. This will test your knowledge of the materials covered in the first 12 lessons (the First Quarter) of this course. When you choose an answer you will get a "pop-up" response indicating whether you got it right or wrong and providing feedback. ) Your answers will be graded and each one will be scored Correct or Wrong. Self Evaluation TestChoose the best answer by selecting one of the buttons. 1 : Your extended hand, held wide open, plus your fist, cover the distance between two stars. Two light-years. 10 degrees 90 degrees 30 degrees 2 : If you were at the North Pole, Polaris would be ... at your zenith. 3 : Right ascension is the sky's equivalent to the Earth's ... latitude. 4 : Azimuth is the ... angle, measured in degrees, above the nearest horizon. 5 : The amount of light that a telescope can collect is limited by the telescope's ... chromatic aberration. 6 : The magnifying power of a (refracting) telescope can be calculated ...

Aardvark's English Forum: ESL, EFL, ELT, TESOL, TEFL, TESL Did you know quizzes The Science of Awkwardness Vsauce Vocabulary in contextPeople & society18 items Academic Word List (sublist 1) Preparing for IELTS? Emma Watson's Harry Potter Outtake Jimmy Kimmel Live Vocabulary in contextEntertainment20 items Frequently used verbs. The art of asking | Amanda Palmer Grammar for listenersTalks & interviews17 items 'Would' for past repeated actions and habits. My stroke of insight | Jill Bolte Taylor Grammar for listenersTalks & interviews13 items Present Continuous Watch the story of how Jill Bolte Taylor realized she was having a stroke and type phrases in Present Continuous. The art of misdirection | Apollo Robbins Grammar for listenersTalks & interviews12 items Questions. Vocabulary in contextFilm & animation25 items Watch this moving animated story and fill the gaps with up to 6 'basic' (A1) words. The Bookmobile StoryCorps Grammar for listenersFilm & animation43 items Past verb forms: telling stories. The Amazing iPad Magician TheEllenShow Vocabulary in contextEntertainment23 items

Storybird - Artful storytelling Astro 10 In Fall 2004 I was one of 12 GSIs for Alex Filippenko's course in Introductory Astronomy (Astro 10) at U.C. Berkeley, and in 2005 and 2006 I returned to the course as head GSI. I tried to run a worksheet-focused section, dividing the students into groups of 3-5 and having them work through sample problems to try to give them direct experience with the concepts discussed in lecture. This approach (which was strongly recommended to me by the older graduate students in the program) had fairly good results, with a few caveats - the brighter, more enthusiastic, and younger students seemed to really appreciate the chance to solve real astronomy problems (even if it involved extra work for them); other students were less enthsiastic and probably did not get as much out of the worksheets. I have since re-used this method in many other classes. Below are all the major documents I used during my three years involved with teaching the course. Midterm 1 Review Questions Review sheet

Downloadable lesson materials CrowdWish Level: B2/Upper Intermediate and up Skills: Speaking, reading and listening Language: idioms (dream come true, like magic, step in the right direction etc) and wish (including wish + would) ELT Resourceful – Crowdwish The lesson is about a new online service, CrowdWish, which invites people to post their wishes on their website. You’ve got to have a dream Level: B1/Intermediate and up Skills: Speaking and writing Language: reason and result linkers, adjectives of personality A free downloadable lesson, based around a Russian advertising video for shampoo. ELT Resourceful – You’ve got to have a dream Orangutan asks for help in sign language Skills: speaking and listening Language: environment vocabulary (e.g. deforestation, consumers, sustainable) ELT Resourceful – Orangutan asks for help in sign language The lesson starts with an activity to find out what students know about orangutans. Gratitude Skills: Reading, speaking, listening and writing ELT Resourceful-Gratitude A good deed To R.P.

Why Is No One Interested in Vagina Size? -- Science of Us It’s no secret: We are obsessed with penis and testicle size. Lately, we’re especially fond of evolutionary explanations for why penises and testicles are as large as they are, and why they’re shaped the way they’re shaped. It’s an obsession that extends from the ivory towers of academia on down. You’ve probably seen the articles by now. They follow a similar pattern in which penis size — often girth, rather than length — is an arms race in which the biggest or most innovatively shaped penis wins the evolutionary prize of passing on its owner’s genes to the next generation. Another explanation is male competition. All this is, admittedly, terribly fun to write about, and I’m not even going nuts (gah) like journalists and researchers do in their endless, gleeful coverage of the subject. If we were going to answer it the same way we’ve long explained the human penis, and other animal-penis shapes, then it’s clear what approach we’d take.

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