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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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www.google.com/custom?hl=en&client=google-coop-...

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

19:19 


@темы: videos, English

21:37 

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

18:29 

Tongue Twisters

14:20 

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:
www.ted.com/talks/hugh_herr_the_new_bionics_tha...

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

22:22 

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

lingro.com/
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

22:15 

LyricsTraining)))))))))

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

03:36 

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
Quiz. Sample: Basic Human Anatomy.

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

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

Hangman
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
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
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
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

03:29 

Виселица на un-, ir-, im-, dis- etc.

www.quia.com/hm/363018.html

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

17:34 

Activities for ESL Students

Activities for ESL Students
a4esl.org
Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help you learn English as a Second Language (ESL)

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

11:26 

Worknik - толковый словарик

What is Wordnik?
Wordnik is a new way to discover meaning. This page will give you a quick overview of what you can do, learn, and share with Wordnik.
Definitions
Wordnik shows definitions from multiple sources, so you can see as many different takes on a word's meaning as possible. For more information about the sources of our dictionary definitions, please see the Colophon page.
Wordnik doesn't yet allow user-contributed definitions. If you'd like to add a definition, you can log in and leave a comment.
Examples
At Wordnik, we believe that words mean what we want them to mean. We try to show as many real examples as possible for each word. These examples are ranked by how useful we think they are in helping you understand the meaning of a particular word, especially words that may not have traditional dictionary definitions.
Wordnik includes example sentences from major news media (such as the Wall Street Journal and USA Today) and from books from Project Gutenberg and the Internet Archive, as well as from other sources across the web, including blogs.
Related Words
What do we mean by “related words”? Our word relationships include synonyms, hypernyms, hyponyms, words used in the same context, a reverse dictionary, and tags. But what does all of that mean?
First up are synonyms, or words with the same or similar meaning, for instance, timber and sapling.
You'll also find hypernyms, otherwise known as superordinates, or words that are more generic or abstract than the given word. The prefix hyper- means "over, beyond, overmuch, above measure," so you can think of a hypernym as a sort of umbrella over more specific words. A hypernym for tree might be flora.
Hyponyms, or subordinates, are words that are more specific than the given word (the prefix hypo- means “under, beneath”). Simal, coralwood, kingwood, and willow are specific types of trees (hey, that would make a great list!).
Same context refers to words that might be used in a similar context, such as wood, grass, garden, and branch. (One could argue that branch is also a meronym, or "a term that names part of a larger whole," for tree.) We use the great resource WordNet for much of our hyponym and hypernym data.
The Reverse Dictionary section lists words that contain the given word in their definition.
Tags are created by logged-in Wordniks. Tags are anything you might use to label the given word (for instance, tree is tagged plant), and the Tagging section shows what words have been given the tag tree, including acacia, ash, and alder.
Lists
There are more than 30,000 lists on Wordnik! Any logged-in Wordnik can make one (or more, or many, many more) lists. Many words on Wordnik are included in multiple lists.
Images
All our images come from Flickr, under a Creative Commons license. We pull images via the tags and text that the creators of the images assigned to it, which means that some images may be only loosely or metaphorically connected to the word being looked up.

@темы: словари, links, English

10:48 

Examtime.com

www.examtime.com/en

About ExamTime

Our aim is simple; we want to change the way you learn. Maybe you’re happy with the way you learn, it’s just that we feel there are ways we can help you engage in your study, get a better depth of understanding and enhance your learning experience!

We’ve done exams too, lots of them – in fact our development team is full of Phd’s (we always have a doctor on call!) – and the thing is, the more exams you sit the better you get.

Over time we figured out how to be smarter at studying for exams. So we’ve gathered all the lessons we’ve learned over the years and built tools to help you study smarter too.

How ExamTime can Improve Learning

ExamTime is changing the way students learn by providing free study tools for students and teachers. ExamTime has been developed to help students make studying more than just a mind exercise. It can be a “do” activity.

Learning is a lifelong endeavour. Students need to take responsibility for your learning. Through our platform, ExamTime empowers students to build best practices into their study habits – goal setting, personal learning styles, comprehension techniques, brainstorming, practice & testing and collaborative learning.

Students and teachers all around the world are creating Mind Maps, Flashcards, Notes and Quizzes using ExamTime. The intuitive and easy to use tools in ExamTime allow users to create, discover and share study resources that can engage, inspire and endure. Plus, ExamTime is allowing teachers the freedom to easily form learning groups to share resources and conduct discussions.

When you are engaged in learning you are engaged in a development process requiring different tools. What we are focused on is building the right tools to enable you to get through the learning process. That’s why we call ExamTime a Personal Learning Environment (PLE).

More from ExamTime…

We have many more features and tools we plan on adding over the coming months and years, so come join our journey…. and change the way you learn.

ExamTime is brought to you by the team behind SAMI. SAMI is a leading software company in the education and voluntary sectors and has developed many successful student and teacher solutions such as Software4Students and Edvance.

@темы: English, general links, links

14:42 

100 speeches

www.americanrhetoric.com/top100speechesall.html

THE TOP 100 SPEECHES is an index to and substantial database of full text transcriptions of the 100 most significant American political speeches of the 20th century, according to a list compiled by Professors Stephen E. Lucas and Martin J. Medhurst. Dr. Lucas is Evjue-Bascom Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Dr. Medhurst is Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication at Baylor University (Texas). 137 leading scholars of American public address were asked to recommend speeches on the basis of social and political impact, and rhetorical artistry.
Sections:
Speech Bank
Top 100 Speeches
Rhetorical Literacy
Obama Speeches
Movie Speeches
Figures in Sound
Christian Rhetoric
Rhetoric of 9-11
News & Info

@темы: Listening, Reading, English, links

14:10 

Guardian and Observer style guide

gu.com/p/3keph
About this style guide
This is the guide to writing, editing and English usage followed by journalists at the Guardian, Observer and theguardian.com
Edited by David Marsh and Amelia Hodsdon. Illustrations by Jakob Hinrichs.
Refer to Collins English Dictionary for guidance on anything that does not appear in the style guide.


+ for more of language usage and abusage:
www.theguardian.com/media/mind-your-language

@темы: словари, reference, Writing, Vocabulary, English

01:05 

POIROT'S APARTMENT
www.agathachristie.com/poirots-apartment/

When the TV set for Poirot's apartment has downloaded, click on the bulls eyes to navigate around. Look out for Poirot's moustaches which hide additional information and closeups. Zoom using the plus and minus keys and click on the compass to show a map of the complete set.

Don't forget to explore clips from all 70 David Suchet Poirot TV episodes - www.agathachristie.com/poirot-tv/

@темы: the little nothing of life, links, Games, English

17:39 

Word games

Living environment - Warehouse 14

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