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Film Links - Some great sites for using films in ELT

I guess you've heard of most of these sites.. but just in case!
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Thank you sir for the explanation. I hope you to give me more hands next.
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For anyone looking to go teach abroad, choosing a recruiter you can trust to help you find a good teaching job, can be challenging. Check out this week's blog entry for some tips to find a recruiter...and please if you've used a recruiter in the past tell me about your experience.
For most people who are choosing to teach English in a foreign country, one of the first steps in going abroad is reaching out to a teacher recruitment company to help them find a job. To do this, people usually begin by sear...
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A Great blog that promotes fun vocabulary and reading activities that can be done at school or home!
A compound word is a word that is composed of two words such as cupcake. It does not include words with prefixes such as unfair or words with suffixes such as helpful. As children read more complex text they will use their ...
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I collect many useful podcasts for learning English. This app is free https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vaikeo.learnenglish
Hello English helps you improve your English Listening, English Grammar and...
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Chao Huynh. How are you?
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This quote is fully adapted for langue learners.

"Practice makes perfect"

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Does anyone teach IELTS or TOEFL?
I'd really appreciate if I could have some word with a one?
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Hi Reza. I teach IELTS courses. Happy to talk.
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I've been trying to translate from Russian to English.
Translation # 164.
To En.
One day a businessman was standing in a hamlet and watching at a fisher who was sitting in a frail boat had caught a huge tuna. The businessman congratulated the fisher on his luck and asked him how long it took to catch such a fish.
- 'Two hours, no more.' - the fisher answered.
- 'Why didn't you stay in the sea longer to catch some more fish?' the businessman was surprised.
- 'One fish is enough to my family will live tomorrow.' - answered he.
- 'But what do you do the rest of your day?' - the businessman didn't appease.
- 'I sleep till midday, than I go fishing a bit, then I play with my children, after that I and my wife get a siesta, then I go to the hamlet for walking, drink wine in the evening and play the guitar with my friend. You see, I enjoy my life.' - the fisher explained.
- 'I'm a Harvard graduate,' - said the businessman, - 'I'll help you, you do everything wrong. You must go fishing all day long and then buy a bigger bout for yourself.'
- 'And, What's then?' - asked the fisher.
- 'Then you'll fish more productively and manage to buy some boats for yourself, even ships, and one fine day you'll have got an enormous fishing fleet.'
- 'And, then?'
- 'Then, instead of selling your fish to a broker you will manage to bring fish strait to a factory, and increasing your profit, you'll open your own factory.'
- 'And, then?'
- 'Then, you'll leave this godforsaken hamlet and move to a big city, and may be, you'll manage to open a huge office and become a boss there.'
- 'And, how long will it take?'
- '15 or 20 years.'
- 'And, then?'
- 'But then,' - the businessman bust out laughing. - 'Then the most pleasant will come. You will manage to sell your firm for some millions and become the very wealthy guy.'
- 'And, then?'
- 'Then you'll manage to stop working, you'll move to a hamlet on a coast, you'll be able to sleep till midday, fish a bit, play with children, arrange siesta with your wife, take a walk along the hamlet, drink wine in the evenings and play the guitar with your friends.' …
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Как-то раз один бизнесмен стоял на пирсе в маленькой деревушке и наблюдал за рыбаком, сидящим в утлой лодочке, как тот поймал огромного тунца. Бизнесмен поздравил рыбака с удачей и спросил, сколько времени требуется, чтобы поймать такую рыбу.
— Пару часов, не больше, — ответил рыбак.
— Почему же ты не остался в море дольше и не поймал ещё несколько таких рыбок? — удивился бизнесмен.
— Одной рыбы достаточно, чтобы моя семья прожила завтрашний день, — ответил тот.
— Но что же ты делаешь весь оставшийся день? — не унимался бизнесмен.
— Я сплю до обеда, затем иду на пару часов порыбачить, затем играю со своими детьми, после мы с моей женой устраиваем себе сиесту, затем я иду в деревеньку прогуляться, пью вечером вино и играю со своими друзьями на гитаре. Вы видите — я наслаждаюсь жизнью, — объяснил рыбак.
— Я — выпускник Гарварда, — сказал бизнесмен, — я помогу тебе, ты всё делаешь не так. Ты должен весь день рыбачить и потом купить себе большую лодку.
— И что потом? — спросил рыбак.
— Потом ты будешь ловить ещё больше рыбы и сможешь купить себе несколько лодок, даже кораблей, и в один прекрасный день у тебя будет целая флотилия.
— А потом?
— Потом, вместо того, чтобы продавать рыбу посреднику, ты будешь привозить рыбу прямо на фабрику и, увеличив прибыль, ты откроешь собственную фабрику.
— А потом?
— Потом ты оставишь эту богом забытую деревушку и переедешь в большой город и, быть может, однажды ты сможешь открыть огромный офис и быть там директором.
— И сколько всё это займёт времени?
— Лет 15–20.
— И что же потом?
— А потом, — рассмеялся бизнесмен, — потом наступит самое приятное. Ты сможешь продать свою фирму за несколько миллионов и стать очень богатым.
— А потом?
— Потом ты сможешь перестать работать, ты переедешь в маленькую деревушку на побережье, будешь спать до обеда, немного рыбачить, играть с детьми, устраивать сиесту с женой, прогуливаться по деревне, пить вино по вечерам и играть со своими друзьями на гитаре…
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A lot of my time is spent at airports as I travel Colombia giving training sessions at schools, universities, and institutes. I truly love my job, yes, even the traveling part. I get some of my best ideas while traveling (and waiting). So, here I am just…
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I've been trying to translate from Russian to English.
Translation # 163.
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Once upon a time a Chinese Emperor Lived. He has mounted the throne recently, and he was young and curious. He has already known a lot, and he wanted to know even more, but seeing that how many books were kept in the Palace library, he understood that he wouldn't read all those books. One day he called for a court sage and ordered him to write all the history of humanity. The sage worked hard a lot. The years and decade were passing, and at last, servants brought in the Emperor's chambers five hundreds books where the whole history of humanity was written. He was greatly surprised of this. Though he wasn't young the craving for new knowledge stayed with him. But he couldn't spend his precious years reading those books, so he asked the sage to cut the telling in order to leave the most important.
Again, the sage worked for many years and one day servants wheeled in Emperor's apartments a barrow loaded with fifty books. The emperor had grown old by that time. He understood that he wouldn’t have time in order to read those books and asked the sage to leave only the most significant.
Again, the sage turned to work. After some time, he managed to fit all the history of humanity into the one book. But, when the sage brought the book, the emperor was laying on the deathbed and he was so weak that he could not even open it. Then, the emperor asked to put everything into words even shorter right now till he went to another world. Then, the sage opened the book and wrote on the back page just a phrase, - 'A person is born, suffers, and dies.'
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Жил был один китайский император. Он не так давно взошел на престол, был молод и любознателен. Император уже знал очень много, и ему хотелось знать еще больше, но увидев, сколько еще осталось непрочитанных книг в дворцовой библиотеке, он понял, что не сможет их все прочитать. Однажды он позвал придворного мудреца и приказал ему написать всю историю человечества.
Долго трудился мудрец. Проходили годы и десятилетия и вот, наконец, слуги внесли в покои император пятьсот книг, в которых была описана вся история человечества. Немало подивился этому император. Хотя он был уже не молод — тяга к знаниям не покинула его. Но он не мог тратить годы на прочтение этих книг и попросил сократить повествование, оставив только самое важное.
И снова долгие годы трудился мудрец, и в один из дней слуги вкатили к императору тележку с пятьюдесятью книгами. Император уже совсем состарился. Он понимал, что не успеет прочесть эти книги, и попросил он мудреца оставить только самое-самое главное.
И снова мудрец принялся за работу, и спустя какое-то время ему удалось уместить всю историю человечества всего лишь в одну книгу, но когда он принес ее — император лежал на смертном одре и был настолько слаб, что даже не смог раскрыть ее. И тогда император попросил выразить все еще короче прямо сейчас, пока он не успел отправиться в мир иной. И тогда мудрец открыл книгу и написал на последней странице всего лишь одну фразу: «ЧЕЛОВЕК РОЖДАЕТСЯ, СТРАДАЕТ И УМИРАЕТ»…
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Got a big interview coming up? Check out these suggestions to help you land the job
Whether you want to go abroad to teach English or you wish to stay in your home country and teach English, chances are you will need to have an interview. In this week's blog, I'm going to talk about how you can prepare yours...
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Hi.I'm looking people to join in my English Group to improve our English.


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#Opportunity

My ministry Christian Children’s Empowerment is seeking more Kid Contributor for our online children’s magazine The Saturday Special. We are using the magazine to empower children, improve writing skills, help non-English speakers learn English, build confidence, etc.

The content is completely written by children. The children talk about biblical principles, but also, we encourage them to talk about subjects, such as tips for daily living, science, math, history, tutoring tips, personal life experiences, book reviews, movie reviews, technology reviews, etc. In addition, we are encouraging those who are interested in art to share their work. Share a picture of their personal drawings, paintings, photos, etc. and tell us what it means or why they created it.

We accept ages 8 to 17, and they must be formally enrolled in a school or educational program to participate. They must have parental permission. Sponsors (parent or otherwise) would be responsible for ensuring the student turn in their work timely, which is the 15th of every month.

If you are interested in your children participating or sponsoring a group of children to participate, contact me at jacqui@christianchildrensempowerment.com.

Learn more about the online magazine at http://christianchildrensempowerment.com/CCE/programs/the-saturday-special/

Visit the online magazine at www.christianchildrensempowerment.com/saturdayspecial. Leave a comment on a few articles while you’re there.

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Next Book

Free app with book recommendations in English from sources like The New York Times.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.w.nextbook&hl=en
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Do you like fish? (I don't like, but I have to know words related to fish and seafood :) )
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How do you feel about an English Only Policy in your classroom? Check out my latest blog entry to see some arguments in favor and against these types of policies. Let me know what you think
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In general, it's best to to aim at having only English used in class, and Chris has set out the reasons. Again as Chris states, there are times when a quick translation can help, especially at the lower levels. Proscrption is not a strategy for learning. A teacher and students need to adjust L1/L2 use to the specific teaching/learning context but without students being dependent on translation and with the agreed and established classroom norm of the L1 as a last resort strategy.
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Hello, my name is Evan. I am an English teacher. I am shearing tools for students and teachers with no resources. You will find downloads, audios, exercises and more than 25 grammar chapters. I will appreciate if you share this in your wall or with those who need it. Contact us if you have questions!
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.TeacherApp or https://www.facebook.com/teacherappfree (for more info)
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Middlebury Interactive Languages now offers an interactive ELL curriculum to close the achievement gap:

http://www.bigdealbook.com/newsletters/hello/2016/04/12/#closing_the_ell_achievement_gap
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“No biggie” is used to say that something is not a big deal; you shouldn’t worry about it. This phrase is mainly American. The positive form of this phrase is “biggie”…
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