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21:34 

Talking Points

Talking Points
небольшие тексты на разные темы с упражнениями (всего 83)
www.englishclub.com/esl-forums/viewforum.php?f=...

Talking Point Worksheets
материалы к текстам
edition.tefl.net/category/talking-point/
"A range of discussion-based worksheets by Liz Regan - all available for free download. Each worksheet is accompanied by handy Teacher's Notes with answers. You can use these worksheets in conjunction with the EnglishClub Talking Point Discussion and Talking Point Homework forums, which your students can find easily from the Talking Point icon on the EnglishClub home page (см. ссылку выше)."

@темы: Discussion points, ESL, English, Reading, Vocabulary, links

00:02 

TED talks: Anne Curzan: What makes a word "real"?

One could argue that slang words like 'hangry,' 'defriend' and 'adorkable' fill crucial meaning gaps in the English language, even if they don't appear in the dictionary. After all, who actually decides which words make it into those vaulted pages? Language historian Anne Curzan gives a charming look at the humans behind dictionaries, and the choices they make on a constant basis.


@темы: Vocabulary, videos, TED, Linguistics, English

23:26 

TED talks: John McWhorter: Txtng is killing language. JK!!!

Лингвист о языке смс-сообщений.


@темы: videos, TED, Linguistics, English

23:32 

a bit of theory - Listening: Top down and bottom up

In 'real-life' listening, our students will have to use a combination of the two processes, with more emphasis on 'top-down' or 'bottom-up' listening depending on their reasons for listening.

Imagine the following situations:

Over lunch, your friend tells you a story about a recent holiday, which was a disaster. You listen with interest and interject at appropriate moments, maybe to express surprise or sympathy.

That evening, another friend calls to invite you to a party at her house the following Saturday. As you’ve never been to her house before, she gives you directions. You listen carefully and make notes.

How do you listen in each case? Are there any differences?

@темы: Listening, Theory

00:10 

Links to different articles

'Paralyzed Bride' uses sexy photos to challenge attitudes about disability
www.today.com/news/donald-trump-rates-his-gop-d...

про воспитание
The Case for Free-Range Parenting
www.nytimes.com/2015/03/20/opinion/the-case-for...

Every Child Deserves a Trophy... Really?
www.huffingtonpost.com/kelly-trotter-king/helic...

про мачеху
I Want You To Know I’m Just Trying To Replace Your Mom
www.theonion.com/blogpost/i-want-you-know-im-ju...

@темы: English, Family, Relationship, articles, links

19:19 

What The ‘Ideal’ Woman’s Body Looks Like In 18 Countries

What does a "perfect body" look like? It depends who you ask -- and where they are.

UK online pharmacy Superdrug Online Doctors recently created a project called "Perceptions Of Perfection" that features 18 photoshopped images of the same woman. The company hired designers from countries around the world to photoshop a stock image via Shutterstock to reflect the beauty standards of their specific countries.

"Widely held perceptions of beauty and perfection can have a deep and lasting cultural impact on both women and men," a Superdrug press release reads. "The goal of this project is to better understand potentially unrealistic standards of beauty and to see how such pressures vary around the world."

The company asked 18 designers from 18 countries spanning five continents to photoshop an image of a woman to fit their perception of the culture's beauty standards.

продолжение и сами фото

@темы: Appearance, Discussion points, English, Stereotypes

21:58 

Карта книжных путешествий

THE OBSESSIVELY DETAILED MAP OF AMERICAN LITERATURE'S MOST EPIC ROAD TRIPS

Любителям литературы посвящается)

Подробная интерактивная карта с указанием маршрутов известных книг. В списке:
On the Road, Jack Kerouac
The Cruise of the Rolling Junk, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Roughing It, Mark Twain
Travels with Charley, John Steinbeck
Wild, Cheryl Strayed
Rolling Nowhere: Riding the Rails With America's Hoboes, Ted Conover
A Walk Across America, Peter Jenkins
Cross Country: Fifteen Years and 90,000 Miles on the Roads and Interstates of America with Lewis and Clark, Robert Sullivan
The Lost Continent, Bill Bryson
Blue Highways: A Journey into America, William Least Heat Moon
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert Pirsig
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Tom Wolfe

ССЫЛКА


@темы: English, Reading

00:27 

делить по-братски - share and share alike
делить поровну - go fifty-fifty (особ. расходы), go halves in (что-либо)

@темы: English, Idioms&Expressions, Vocabulary

20:12 

Forvo.com

О сайте Forvo (www.forvo.com):
Forvo - справочник произношений. Здесь вы найдете слова на самых разных языках, все с записанными произношениями. Не знаете, как произносится слово? Попросите произнести его, и один из пользователей прочтёт его для вас. Вы можете сами помогать другим, записывая произношения слов на своём языке. Регистрация бесплатна.

Что интересно:
- слова можно отсортировать по темам, например, "cities", "names", "food"
- для каждого языка есть кратенькая статистика:
English:
Number of speakers: 509,000,000
Number of speakers in Forvo: 188,516
Pronounced words: 126,204
Pending pronunciation words: 226

@темы: словари, links, general links, Vocabulary, Listening, English

19:36 

Лингвистические конфликты Нового времени - лекция

Очень интересная лекция про современный русский язык и явления, с ним связанные.


@темы: Linguistics, Русский язык

22:35 

Idioms))

22:21 

Немного иконографики



@темы: English

00:10 

О переводе поэзии - ссылки

С. Маршак - Поэзия перевода - s-marshak.ru/works/prose/prose33.htm
К. Чуковский - Высокое Искусство - samlib.ru/w/wagapow_a_s/chuk-tr.shtml
О. Алякринский - Поэтический текст и поэтический смысл - samlib.ru/w/wagapow_a_s/alyakrinsky.shtml
С. Гончаренко - Поэтический перевод и перевод поэзии: константы и вариативность - samlib.ru/w/wagapow_a_s/poetic-transl.shtml
М. Гаспаров - Подстрочник и мера точности - samlib.ru/w/wagapow_a_s/word-for-word.shtml

@темы: English, links, Перевод

16:28 

How to pay with DEBIT or CREDIT CARDS


@темы: English, Money, Shopping, Vocabulary

13:28 

ListenAMinute.com

listenaminute.com/

очень полезный сайт - аудирование по темам - более 450. К каждому аудированию есть текст, задания, можно скачать и mp3, и текст в pdf

@темы: links, Listening, ESL

23:53 

Vocabulary - Relationship

to break up: to end a romantic relationship
to drift apart: to become less close to someone
to enjoy someone’s company: to like spending time with someone
to fall for: to fall in love
to fall head over heels in love: to start to love someone a lot
to fall out with: to have a disagreement and stop being friends
to get on like a house on fire: to like someone’s company very much indeed
to get on well with: to understand someone and enjoy similar interests
to get to know: to begin to know someone
to go back years: to have known someone for a long time
to have a lot in common: to share similar interests to have ups and downs: to have good and bad times
a healthy relationship: a good, positive relationship
to hit it off: to quickly become good friends with to be in a relationship: to be romantically involved with someone
to be just good friends: to not be romantically involved
to keep in touch with: to keep in contact with
to lose touch with: to not see or hear from someone any longer
love at first sight: to fall in love immediately you meet someone
to pop the question: to ask someone to marry you
to see eye to eye: to agree on a subject
to settle down: to give up the single life and start a family
to strike up a relationship: to begin a friendship
to tie the knot: to get married
to be well matched: to be similar to
to work at a relationship: to try to maintain a positive relationship with someone

@темы: Vocabulary, Relationship, Idioms&Expressions, English

23:49 

Vocabulary - Character

to be the life and soul of the party: a fun person, someone who is the centre of activity
to bend over backwards: to try very hard to help someone
broad-minded: prepared to accept other views or behaviours
easy-going: relaxed and not easily worried about anything
extrovert: an energetic person who likes the company of others
fair-minded: to treat people equally
fun-loving: to enjoy having fun
to hide one’s light under a bushel: to hide one’s talents and skills
good company: enjoyable to socialise
with good sense of humour: the ability to understand what is funny
introvert: someone who is shy
laid-back: see ‘easy-going’
to lose one’s temper: to suddenly become angry
narrow minded: opposite of ‘broad-minded’ (see above)
painfully shy: very shy
to put others first: to think of others before yourself
quick-tempered: to become angry quickly
reserved: shy
self-assured: confident
self-centred: thinks only of oneself
self-confident: believes in one’s own ability or knowledge
self-effacing: to not try to get the attention of others (especially in terms of hiding one’s skills or abilities)
to take after: to be like (often another member of the family)
thick-skinned: not easily affected by criticism
trustworthy: can be trusted
two-faced: not honest or sincere. Will say one thing to someone to their face and another when they are not present

@темы: Vocabulary, Personality&Character, Idioms&Expressions, English

23:35 

Personality

Personal qualities organized into categories



оно же по ссылке


Один из моих самых любимых тестов)



статьи на Washington Post - тут и тут

@темы: Vocabulary, Personality&Character, English, ESL

21:16 

Beauty? beauty! - videos

Exploring beauty standards from around the world, journalist Esther Honig asked 22 countries to Photoshop an image of her to meet their own vision of beauty.




@темы: videos, Stereotypes, English, Appearance

22:52 

Interpeting jokes

Living environment - Warehouse 14

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