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@темы: ESL, general links


Podcasts - Travelling&Tourism

Space Tourism
What does weightlessness feel like? According to Chris Hadfield, Sally Ride, and Dennis Tito, it’s a feeling of freedom that is difficult to explain.

One-way ticket to Mars
A company from the Netherlands is planning to send a group of people on a one-way trip to the planet Mars.

Dark Tourism
Have you heard of 'dark tourism'? This is travel to places that are connected with bad or sinister things. Destinations like the concentration camp at Auschwitz, the site of the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl in present-day Ukraine, and Ground Zero in New York, are all popular places to visit.

Cruise ships
Footage from the Costa Concordia disaster may have tourists questioning their upcoming vacation plans. While a disaster like this is unlikely, there are other dangers related to cruising that people should think about before booking.

Is there more of the world to explore?
There are many famous explorers - people who have travelled to and discovered new parts of the world. Nowadays, it seems that every corner of our planet has been explored. Technology and modern transport means we can get to the most remote parts. So does this mean there is nowhere left to explore?

ESL Lesson Plans On Air and Space Travel - www.esl-library.com/blog/esl-lesson-plans-on-ai...


@темы: Podcasts, Listening, English, ESL, 6 minute English, Travelling and Tourism


@темы: videos, English


Horrible Histories - Kings and Queens Song sing along) love it!


Материалы - Worksheets


Tongue Twisters


TED Talks - The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance - Hugh Herr

Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature's own designs. Herr lost both legs in a climbing accident 30 years ago; now, as the head of the MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics group, he shows his incredible technology in a talk that's both technical and deeply personal — with the help of ballroom dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis, who lost her left leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and performs again for the first time on the TED stage.

TED website link:

@темы: English, Medicine, Science&Technology, TED, people, videos


TED talks - the danger of a single story - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.
TED website link:

@темы: videos, topics, TED, Stereotypes, Listening, Human


vocabulary - collocations

to feel like a million dollars - чувствовать себя прекрасно
be in two minds - быть в нерешительности
be on the rampage - быть вне себя
change of heart - перемена в отношении к чему-либо
feel like oneself / feel oneself - чувствовать себя в своей тарелке
keep one's chin up - не вешать нос
take offence - обидеться
frame of mind / state of mind - внутреннее состояние
beside oneself with - вне себя от какого-то чувства
hold one's temper / kee one's temper - держать себя в руках
make a point of - придавать большое значение
pull oneself together - взять себя в руки

@темы: Vocabulary


vocabulary - short phrases

Shame on you! - ай-ай-ай!
Yippee - ура!
God forbid! - Боже упаси!
gee! - ух ты!
you bet - еще как; да, конечно;
no way! - ни в коем случае!
Yippee - ура!
Phew - фу!, уф! (выражает нетерпение, омерзение, дискомфорт, усталость)
Gosh - боже!, чёрт возьми! by gosh! - чёрт возьми!
Cheers -1) за ваше здоровье!, будем здоровы!
Brilliant - очень хорошо, здорово, отлично, восхитительно!
Tut-tut - вот ещё!, ещё чего не хватало
You're kidding! - да ладно!
gee! - ух ты!
dammit! - черт побери!
Shame on you! - ай-ай-ай!
Watch out! - берегись
Yuck! - тьфу, ошибся

Oh, my God! - О, Боже мой!
What a good chance! - Какая удача!
I don't know what to say! - У меня нет слов!
Oh, damn! - Черт возьми!

Alas! - Увы!
Really? - Действительно?
What a pity! - Как жаль!
I can't believe it! Невероятно!

I hope so. - Надеюсь, что это так.
I feel ill (sad, disgusted). - Мне плохо (грустно, противно).
I feel good. - Мне хорошо.
Vice versa! (Just the opposite!) - Наоборот!

Not a bit! (Nothing of the kind!) Ничего подобного!
That's nice (sound, all right, fine) (with me). - Все в порядке (хорошо).
No way! - Ни в коем случае!
With (great) pleasure. - С (огромным) удовольствием.

It is none of your business! - Это Вас не касается.
That's too much! - Это чересчур!
Wonderful! - Замечательно!
That's wonderful (superb, marvellous)! - Это прекрасно (великолепно, чудесно)!

My feelings are hurt. - Мои чувства задеты.
My hope is betrayed. - Мои надежды разбиты.
Absolutely! - Безусловно!

Exactly so! - Именно так!
Who knows! - Кто знает!

Catch me later — Поговорим потом, при случае, другой раз
Clear the way! — Освободите дорогу! Дайте пройти!
Come back anytime — Приходите в любое время, мы будем рады
Come right in — Заходите, вам здесь рады
Could I call you? — Сейчас я занят, можно перезвоню позже?
Could I join you? — Разрешите к вам присоединиться? (например - сесть за столик в кафе)
Don't push (me)! — Не давите на меня! Не наезжай!
Enjoy your meal! — Приятного аппетита
Guess what! — Угадай, что я хочу сказать! (способ начать разговор)
I doubt that. — Сомневаюсь, что это так
I had a lovely time — Мы отлично провели время.
I spoke too soon — Я ошибся, сказал, не подумав
Keep in touch. — Пишите, звоните, не забывайте, держитесь на связи
Leave it to me. — Предоставьте это (сделать) мне.
Make it two. — И мне того-же (говорится официанту при заказе)
No can do. — Я не могу сделать это.
No way! — Ни за что!
Pull up a chair. — Присоединяйтесь к нам.

и на поругаться от души

@темы: Vocabulary


Vocabulary - Nuts and seeds

Орехи и семена

Almond - миндаль
Cashew - кешью
Pistachio - фисташки
Peanut - арахис
Brazil nut - бразильский орех
Coconut - кокос
Chestnut - каштан
Hazelnut or Filbert - фундук
Pine nut or Cedar nut - кедровый орех
Pecan - орех-пекан
Walnut - грецкий орех

Sesame seeds - семена кунжута
Sunflower seeds - семена подсолнечника
Macadamia - макадамия
Fennel seeds - семена фенхеля
Hemp seeds - конопляное семя
Pumpkin seeds - семя тыквы
Flaxseeds - льняное семя

@темы: Food&Cooking, Vocabulary


vocabulary - friendship & relations

Английские выражения на тему: «Дружба»

to get on well together – хорошо ладить друг с другом
to hit off with smb. –найти общий язык, подружиться
to be thick as thieves — быть закадычными друзьями/ водой не разольешь
a friendship of old standing — старая дружба/многолетняя дружба
to have something in common – иметь что-то общее
fair-weather friend – друг, который рядом только в благоприятных ситуациях, а при возникновении сложностей и проблем – он «пропадает».
friends in high places– друзья в «высших кругах», занимающие важные посты, которые могут содействовать в решении проблем.
circle of friends – круг друзей.
to get on like a house on fire — быстро сблизиться, подружиться
to go back a long way — быть старыми друзьями или знакомыми
to be on friendly footing with smb. — быть на дружеской ноге с кем-то
to fall out with smb over smth – поссориться с кем-либо из-за чего-либо
to rely on smb – положиться на кого-либо
to give a helping hand – помогать
to make peace – мириться
to count on smb. – рассчитывать на кого-либо

@темы: Vocabulary


Ellen and accents)

@темы: videos


English Is Crazy!))

We'll begin with box, and the plural is boxes.
But the plural of ox should be oxen, not oxes.
Then one fowl is goose, but two are called geese.
Yet the plural of moose should never be meese.
You may find a lone mouse or a whole lot of mice,
But the plural of house is houses, not hice.
If the plural of man is always called men,
When couldn't the plural of pan be called pen?

The cow in the plural may be cows or kine,
But the plural of vow is vows, not vine.
And I speak of a foot, and you show me your feet,
But I give a boot - would a pair be called beet?

If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,
Why shouldn't the plural of booth be called beeth?
If the singular is this and plural is these,
Why shouldn't the plural of kiss be nicknamed kese?

Then one may be that, and three may be those,
Yet the plural of hat would never be hose.
We speak of a brother, and also of brethren,
But though we say mother, we never say methren.

The masculine pronouns are he, his and him,
But imagine the feminine she, shis, and shim!
So our English, I think you will all agree,
Is the trickiest language you ever did see. I take it you already know
Of tough and bough and cough and dough?
Others may stumble, but not you
On hiccough, thorough, slough, and through?
Well done! And now you wish, perhaps,
To learn of less familiar traps?
Beware of heard, a dreadful word
That looks like beard and sounds like bird.

And dead; it's said like bed, not bead;
For goodness sake, don't call it deed!
Watch out for meat and great and threat,
(they rhyme with suite and straight and debt).

A moth is not a moth in mother.
Nor both in bother, broth in brother.
And here is not a match for there.
And dear and fear for bear and pear.

And then there's dose and rose and lose --
Just look them up -- and goose and choose.
And cork and work and card and ward,
And font and front and word and sword.

And do and go, then thwart and cart.
Come, come, I've hardly made a start.
A dreadful language? Why, man alive,
I'd learned to talk it when I was five.

And yet to write it, the more I tried,
I hadn't learned it at fifty-five!

@темы: Vocabulary, Writing, videos


Interactive dictionary+website you like=LINGRO))))

lingro was conceived in August 2005, when the creator, Artur Janc, decided to practice his Spanish by reading Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal. As a competent but non-expert speaker, he found that looking up new vocabulary took much more time than the reading itself. Frustrated with how slow existing online dictionaries were, he wrote a program to help him translate and learn words in their original context.

lingro's mission is to create an on-line environment that allows anyone learning a language to quickly look up and learn the vocabulary most important to them.

@темы: English, словари



About LyricsTraining
LyricsTraining is an easy and fun way to learn and improve your foreign languages skills, through the music videos and the lyrics of your favorite songs.
LyricsTraining also has a special Karaoke mode that lets you sing and enjoy the full lyrics.

LyricsTraining and Language Learning

LyricsTraining is a perfect way to learn and improve your skills with other languages.
LyricsTraining helps you to learn new vocabulary and expressions, and reinforce grammar concepts through continuous exercise of writing the missing words.
But above all, LyricsTraining helps you train your ear to dramatically improve your capacity to recognize sounds and words of a foreign language in a very short time, training your brain almost unconsciously, whether you know the meaning of all the words or not.
Recent studies have shown that simple exposure to the sounds of another language sets up in our brain the structures and connections necessary for learning it.
In addition to that, music is a fun way to learn and listening to different accents and pronunciations allows greater flexibility to test to your ability to recognize the different sound patterns of another language. This is very different from the typical listening exercises in language classes, where the pronunciation is too perfect, which is not entirely practical in a real environment.
LyricsTraining is also a fun way to learn the lyrics of your favorite songs.

@темы: ESL, English, Listening, Vocabulary, links, videos


There are 2077 activities here

Matching, concentration, word search puzzle, and flashcards. Activities with this icon include one or more of these types. Although the activities are Java applets, the flashcards activity is also playable in HTML format. Sample: World Capitals.

Quiz. Sample: Basic Human Anatomy.

Battleship. Sink your opponent's ships by answering questions correctly. Sample: Exponents.

Challenge Board
Challenge board. Score points by answering questions correctly. For one or two players, and available in Flash and HTML formats. Sample: English Irregular Verbs.

Columns. Draw a line between the matching terms in the columns. Sample: Animal Classification.

Cloze. Complete the paragraph by filling in the missing terms. Sample: Mingling at a party.

Hangman. Guess the letters in a hidden word or phrase. Available in Flash and HTML formats. Sample: United States Presidents.

Jumbled Words
Jumbled words. Unscramble the letters to guess a word or phrase. Sample: Latin American Countries.

Patterns. Complete the pattern by choosing the correct item from each group. Sample: Irregular verbs in Spanish.

Picture perfect
Picture perfect. Reveal the entire picture hidden underneath the squares. Sample: Order the Planets.

Pop-ups. Choose the correct answer from a list of choices. Sample: English Vocabulary: To/Two/Too.

Rags to Riches
Rags to riches. Answer increasingly difficult questions in a quest for fame and fortune. Available in Flash and HTML formats. Sample: Luna and Beyond.

Ordered list
Ordered list. Put the list in order before running out of attempts. Sample: Multiplication Madness!

Scavenger hunt
Scavenger hunt. Track down answers to the questions by following the Internet links provided. Sample: Animal Facts.

Survey. Sample: Class and Instructor Evaluation.

Quia's activities were created by individual teachers around the world. To find out how to create your own activities using Quia, click here.

@темы: ESL, English, Games, Vocabulary, Vocabulary Games, general links


Виселица на un-, ir-, im-, dis- etc.


Prefixes that mean "Not, Opposite"
Each word uses a prefix that means not, opposite" such as dis-, un-, in-, im-, il-, ir-,non-

@темы: English, Games, Vocabulary, Vocabulary Games, links


TEDed - the Art of Metaphore & Situational irony

@темы: TED, languages, videos


Activities for ESL Students

Activities for ESL Students
Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help you learn English as a Second Language (ESL)

@темы: ESL, English, Grammar, Vocabulary, general links, languages, links

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