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Записи с темой: english (список заголовков)
14:43 

Dreaming in Different Tongues: Languages and the Way We Think

On the Same Page: Voices of Berkeley keynote event

@темы: English, languages, videos

14:38 

"Between you and I (the English language is going to the dogs)" - debate

The English language is going to the dogs. "Between you and I" is just one of the howlers those of us with linguistic sensibilities have to endure. The distinctions between words such as 'infer' and 'imply', and 'uninterested' and 'disinterested' are disappearing. Americanisms such as 'gotten', 'different than' and 'can I get..?' abound. Every office resounds with horrible new jargon such as 'going forward', 'deliverables', 'touch base' and 'heads up'. Infinitives are split, participles dangle. Language is based on established practice and rules. When the rules are continually (and that isn't continuously) broken, the language suffers and those who care suffer too.

That's the line taken by the so-called sticklers in this debate, but they are mistaken according to laissez faire linguists. English wasn't set in stone by 19th-century grammarians -- the kind who decreed it's wrong to split an infinitive in English just because you can't in Latin. Language changes but that doesn't mean it's in decline. Traditionalists may argue that digital technology has a pernicious effect on language, but in fact children who text a lot have higher rates of literacy. And it's hard to deny that Facebook, Twitter and email have enriched the expressiveness of our language: ten years ago who could have written "OMG he's RTd my selfie!!


@темы: English, History of English, languages, that's life, the world go round, videos

13:52 

The History of The English Language documentary series (1-8 episodes)

The Adventure of English is a British television series (ITV) on the history of the English presented by Melvyn Bragg as well as a companion book, also written by Bragg. The series ran in 2003.
The series and the book are cast as an adventure story, or the biography of English as if it were a living being, covering the history of the language from its modest beginnings around 500 AD as a minor Germanic dialect to its rise as a truly established global language.
In the television series, Bragg explains the origins and spelling of many words based on the times in which they were introduced into the growing language that would eventually become modern English.


@темы: videos, languages, History of English, English

18:21 

WorldWideWords

www.worldwidewords.org
The English language is forever changing. New words appear; old ones fall out of use or alter their meanings. World Wide Words tries to record at least a part of this shifting wordscape by featuring new words, word histories, words in the news, and the curiosities of native English speech.

@темы: Vocabulary, English, links

19:59 

серия Young Explorers by British Museum - a brief history of money

Did you know that all sorts of things have been as money throughout history from shells, lumps of metal and barley, to the coins and banknotes we're more familiar with today? For a brief history of money, watch this Young explorers video from the British Museum


@темы: videos, Young Explorers by British Museum, Money, English

19:56 

серия Young explorers by British Museum - a brief history of clothing

From protection against the elements and harm to telling the rest of the world who we are, clothes have served us well over the many thousands of years we've been wearing them. This Young explorers video from the British Museum tells a brief history of clothing.


@темы: Art, Clothes, English, Young Explorers by British Museum, videos

19:49 

серия - Young explorers by British museum - A brief history of writing

We use it so much that it's easy to think that writing has always been around. But like most things it had to be invented. Watch this Young explorers video from the British Museum for a brief history of writing.


@темы: videos, Young Explorers by British Museum, History, English, Art

17:10 

Learning with Youtube

10 видео каналов на YouTube для изучения английского языка.

1. Duncaninchina www.youtube.com/duncaninchina/

2. VOA Learning English www.youtube.com/voalearningenglish/
voalearningenglish/

3. Learn English with Steve Ford www.youtube.com/user/PrivateEnglishPortal

4. Business English Videos for ESL www.youtube.com/bizpod/

5. Bbclearningenglish www.youtube.com/bbclearningenglish/

6. PodEnglish www.youtube.com/podenglish/

7. JenniferESL www.youtube.com/user/JenniferESL

8. Real English www.youtube.com/realenglish1/

9. The Daily English Show www.youtube.com/user/thedailyenglishshow

10. Sozoexchange www.youtube.com/sozoexchange/

@темы: videos, English, ESL

22:22 

TED talks - Marian Bantjes: Intricate beauty by design

19:55 

General links

www.correctenglish.ru/

Сайт CorrectEnglish.ru полностью посвящен изучению английского языка

Как начинающие изучение английского языка, так и продолжающие и совершенствующиеся в нем найдут для себя все необходимые ресурсы на нашем сайте.

Сайт располагает большой теоретической и практической базой, направленной на развитие всех языковых навыков. На сайте представлена только современная информация, исключающая устаревшие правила грамматики, устаревшие слова, выражения, и т.п.

@темы: general links, exercises, Vocabulary, Podcasts, Listening, Grammar, English, ESL

22:44 

Vocabulary - Money

Adjectives + "Money"

easy
He thinks working in marketing is easy money. I think he'll find it's quite a different story.

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Verb + "Money"

coin, print
The government printed a lot of money in 2001.

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"Money" + Verb

come from something
Money for the exhibit comes from donations to the museum.

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"Money" + Noun

management, manager
I think you should hire a money manager for your savings.

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Phrases with "Money"

bet money on something
Let's bet $400 dollars on the race.

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

16:18 

Topic - Weather&Climate

20:25 

Discussion points - Health

Health

Given all the evidence that cigarette smoking is harmful, why do people continue to smoke cigarettes? Explain why you do or do not smoke.
How much do you think people influence their own health through their attitudes and lifestyles?
Russian people are fast becoming the one of most overweight people in the world. To what do you attribute this trend?
Are people overly concerned about being thin nowadays?
What do you do to cope with stress?
What is the difference between "good" and "bad" stress?
Would you choose to be an organ donor?

@темы: Discussion points, English, Health, Vocabulary

22:09 

Discussion points - Personality&Character

Explain what it means to be an honorable person.
Are you motivated more by external rewards (such as money or grades) or internal rewards (such as self-esteem or integrity)?
Explain why people sometimes continue to do things that are harmful to them.
Do you think of yourself as a "goal-oriented" person?
Discuss what people reveal about themselves by the way they drive.
"Self-discipline is the most important ingredient for success." Attack or defend.
Name someone you consider to be a modern hero or heroine and explain why.
How does your public image differ from your private self?
What are the essential characteristics of an effective leader?
Do you think that sports help develop good character?
Is high school a good place to find out who you really are?
Discuss the most important characteristics an elected official should have.
If you could have a conversation with a famous person (living or dead), whom would you choose?
Which do you think has a greater effect on a person -- heredity or environment?
What characteristics do you regard as important in a person you would choose as a friend?
What are the essential characteristics of a good parent?
What are the characteristics of a good college student?
Do you think that you have the qualifications of a good parent?
Is it possible for anger ever to be beneficial?
What are the most important skills and/or values that children learn from their parents?
Whom would you identify as a truly wise person? What makes him or her seem wise to you?
How are you different from your best friend?
What are the best ways to meet new friends?

@темы: Discussion points, English, Personality&Character

22:08 

Discussioon points - Education

Should the school year be extended to include longer hours and more days required to obtain a high school diploma?
Nearly all students have had classmates who they wished were anywhere else but in that particular class. What kinds of students do you find most annoying?
If you could participate in only one extracurricular activity, which would you choose?
What are some possible reasons for the decline in the reading skills of high school students?
What can be done to prevent violence in public schools?
What could be done to make students more interested in learning about science?
Is it harmful for children to be in day-care centers all day?
How do you expect your college education to change the rest of your life?
Is it better to know a little about many subjects than to know a lot about one subject?
Is too much emphasis placed on grades in our educational system?
Explain the chief reasons why students drop out of universities.
Is high school a good place to find out who you really are?
Is it beneficial for a high school graduate to work full-time for a year before entering college?
How great a role do you think "knowing the right people" plays in getting ahead in school or in work?
What advice would you give to an entering college freshman?
Which courses that you did not take in high school do you now wish you had taken?
What are the characteristics of a good college student?
Should high school students have complete freedom to choose their own courses?
How should public high schools deal with students considered to be constant troublemakers?
Why are so many people over the age of twenty-one entering college?
Should students be required to learn a second language?
Should college students be required to take physical education courses? Why or why not?
Should prison inmates be allowed to take college courses? Explain why or why not.
Should a graduating college senior be required to pass a comprehensive examination in his or her major before receiving a degree? Why or why not?
Is an academically competitive atmosphere helpful or harmful to you as a student?
In what areas should all college graduates be required to have some competence?
What can parents do to prepare their children for school?
How can parents promote good reading habits in their children?
Knowledge can be gained from books and scientific observation. What are some other important sources of knowledge, and why are they valuable?
What steps should be taken to improve the quality of education in our public schools?
Suicide among high school and college students is on the rise in this country. Discuss possible reasons why young people take their own lives.
Discuss some of the pressures on high school students.
Explain what motivates students to strive for good grades in school.
What types of students do you like to have in your classes?
What advice would you give to a student just beginning high school?
What pointers could you give to help students with poor study habits?
Is it an advantage or a disadvantage to have a job while attending school?
Should high school students be required to wear uniforms?
What can high schools do to lower the number of dropouts?
Should schools establish dress codes?
With the widespread availability of calculators, is it necessary for students to learn arithmetic?
Is there anything that teachers can learn from students?

@темы: Discussion points, Education, English

22:00 

Discussion points - General/What if...

Failure can often teach more than success can. Has failure ever taught you a valuable lesson?
Are there situations in which lying is appropriate? Discuss.
If you wrote a book about your life, would it be a comedy, a tragedy, or a combination of the two?
If you had to live life as an animal, which animal would you prefer to be and why?
If your doctor told you that you had only a few months to live, how would you alter your way of life?
Each year, many teenagers run away from home. What do you think are the chief causes?
Discuss one cause for which you would be willing to risk your life.
If you had the power to change any event in history (outcome of an election, who won a war, etc.), which would you choose to change, and why?
How great a role do you think "knowing the right people" plays in getting ahead in school or in work?
If you were to be deprived of one of your five senses (sight, touch, smell, taste, and hearing) which one would you most hate to give up?
Apart from chronological age, what are some major differences between an adolescent and an adult?
Do you function best in the morning, afternoon, or evening? Explain.
What do you hope to accomplish within the next ten years?
If you could ban anything in the world, what would it be and why?
If you could live in some other historical period, which would you choose, and why?
What do you consider the most important event of the past decade?
Most people consider themselves part of a particular generation. Discuss what you consider the most important values of your generation.
In your view, what would most impress (favorably or unfavorably) a foreign student spending his or her first weekend in an American home?
If you could make one scientific discovery in your lifetime, what would it be? Why?
Archaeologists have learned much about the lives of first-century Romans from the excavations of houses buried by lava at Pompeii. Suppose that your home were preserved just as it is now. What conclusions about modern life might this evidence lead future archaeologists to draw?
Which of the four seasons of the year appeals to you the most? Why?
What is the best advice you ever got?
If you could change one thing about your childhood, what would it be?
If you had the power to do one thing to improve the world, what would you do?
What is your most prized possession? Why? (Do NOT write about a person.)
Is increased life expectancy a blessing or a curse?
What is your favorite piece of furniture?
Explain why people sometimes continue to do things that are harmful to them.

@темы: topics, English, Discussion points

01:18 

Voiced or voiceless sounds


@темы: English, phonetics, videos

22:50 

Ted talks - Sport





link to the TED website, tag SPORT - www.ted.com/talks/browse?topics%5B%5D=sports&so...

@темы: English, Sports, TED, links, videos

23:57 

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.
www.esl-library.com/blog/2014/03/05/podcast-spa...

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.
www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/gene...

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.
www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/gene...

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.
www.esl-library.com/blog/2012/01/25/podcast-cru...

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?
www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/gene...

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

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

19:19 


@темы: videos, English

Living environment - Warehouse 14

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