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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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Nasra Hussain

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Raise standards in Writing

Talk for Writing for Leaders - Thursday 6th October 2016 (8:30-12:00) £50 per person.
An opportunity for leaders to get a flavour of what Talk for Writing can do for your school. Breakfast included.

An Introduction to Talk for Writing (Fiction) - Thursday 3rd November 2016 (9:00-3:00) £100 per person.
A full day's training to unpick the teaching of fiction. EYFS, KS1 and KS2 welcome. Lunch and refreshments included.

Places available. For more information, please contact: montgomery@talk4writing.com 
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Terrific Tip No. 3

Note:
Terrific Tip No. 1 and 2, and Remarkable Rewrite No. 1 and 2 have already been posted.
The remaining 7 Terrific Tips and the 7 Remarkable Rewrites will be posted over the next 7 days.

Terrific Tip No. 3:

The use of expressions and words such as 'a bit', 'a little', 'quite', and 'really' is called 'hedging.'
Hedging makes your statements less certain, and this makes it more difficult for readers to say that you are wrong.

It is really important that you use hedging in your academic Engish!

However, do not use informal hedging expressions such as 'a bit' or ‘a lot of’.

In fact, don’t use any informal expressions or informal punctuation such as exclamation marks (!).

Remarkable Rewrite No. 3
Original sentence: I am a bit stressed, but I am confident I
can succeed.
Remarkable rewrite: I am quite stressed, but I am confident
I can succeed.
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Big Deal Media

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MyLanguageExchange.com is a social networking website that allows language learners to connect and help one another learn their respective languages:

http://www.bigdealbook.com/newsletters/hello/2016/09/13/#social_connections_for_language_learning
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Mat Ronson

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See how to be good at #essay_writing!
 
How to be good at #essay? Read this:
http://ow.ly/kRTP304yj2w
Academic essay writing, a fairly common task done by millions of pursuers of college degrees and general recognition around the world.
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great post..thanks..translation..
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Traditional English teachers - and learners - stuck in time!

Traditional teaching of English still uses the simplistic formula of 'past-present-future' as its basis, and this is a main reason why so many learners end up speaking tense-/time-based English, rather than "real" English as it is used by native speakers. Basically, traditional teachers of English - and their learners are stuck in the tense/time model of teaching and learning.

Perhaps the best example of this is the use of 'will'. In traditional English classes you larned that 'will' signals the future, right? Well...it doesn't - not really.

At times 'will' signals the future, in a sense, but it only really signals certain viewpoints on the future, not the future itself.

'Will' is most often used to signal:

an offer - "I'll carry your case for you",
a promise - "I'll give you your money back".
a decision - "Hmmm... I'm not too sure what to
have...Let me see...Ah! I'll have the lasagne!"

Of course, carrying the case, giving the money back, and ordering the lasagne happens (Note the use of 'happens' - the simple present here!) in the future, but the person you're speaking to already knows that, so there's no need to signal the future here at all, and that's why 'will' doesn't signal it! Makes sense, huh?
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good to use the tenses appropriately and correct..translation..
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Aydın Polat

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"Gör başka Hiç kimsenin görmediğini gör. Gör Herkesin seçtiğinin uymacılık, korku veya tembelliğin dışında görmek olmadığını gör.
Gör tüm dünyayı hergün yeniden gör.
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Yanzer Alex

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Hi. I'm an ELT 10 Y. experience Academic Consultant.

New here and happy to join the community. 
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채연성

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English teaching cold China, the Chinese have not universal use of English, in short, a lot of trouble. I think what is the reason that hinders the English environment (in life), a word (money), right? , Chinese teachers should reflect on this point, foreign friends should pay attention to this point. I have seen very many foreign language exchange learning countries and China has nothing to do, but the Chinese people are very enthusiastic to help foreigners learn Chinese as a foreign language. (Foreign language education a big problem)
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France turns anglophone to woo UK businesses
Regulators accept paperwork in English in attempt to persuade moves to Paris after Brexit vote French financial regulators have a simple message for UK businesses considering a move to the continent after Britain’s vote ...
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Quincy Smith

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If anyone is thinking about teaching online, English Online Hub just put out a huge free guide on getting started:
http://englishonlinehub.com/teach-english-online/
A 5-part guide for those looking to teach English online, including how much you can make, job requirements, and how to find your first position!
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Mat Ronson

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My new infographics.

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Terrific Tip No. 3

Note:
Terrific Tip No. 1 and 2, and Remarkable Rewrite No. 1 and 2 have already been posted.
The remaining 7 Terrific Tips and the 7 Remarkable Rewrites will be posted over the next 7 days.

Terrific Tip No. 3:

The use of expressions and words such as 'a bit', 'a little', 'quite', and 'really' is called 'hedging.'
Hedging makes your statements less certain, and this makes it more difficult for readers to say that you are wrong.

It is really important that you use hedging in your academic Engish!

However, do not use informal hedging expressions such as 'a bit' or ‘a lot of’.

In fact, don’t use any informal expressions or informal punctuation such as exclamation marks (!).

Remarkable Rewrite No. 3
Original sentence: I am a bit stressed, but I am confident I
can succeed.
Remarkable rewrite: I am quite stressed, but I am confident
I can succeed.

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Babu G

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Hi Teachers, I invite you all to join in our facebook group to exchange your ideas and create a good platform for the innovative teachers of today and tomorrow!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/903612553059972/
Log in to Facebook to start sharing and connecting with your friends, family and people you know.
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Aydın Polat

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Rules dating for my daughter: Kızımla flört etmenin kuralları :)

1) Ge a job: bir iş bul
2) Understand I don't like you: Seni sevmediğimi anla
3) I'm everywhere: heryerdeyim
4) You hurt her, I hurt you: onu incitirsen seni incitirim.
5) Be home 30 minutes early: 30 dakika erken evde ol
6) get a lawyer: Bir avukat bul.
7) If you lie to me, I will find out. Eğer bana yalan söylersen ortaya çıkarırım
8) She is my princess not your conquest: o benim prensesimdir. senin fettiğin topraklar değil
9) I don't mind going to back to jail: Hapse geri dönmeyi umursamam.
10) Whatever you do to her, I will do to you ( Ona her ne yaparsan (aynısını) sana yapacağım

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nice rule..superdad..translation..
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Good afternoon and a great Saturday
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Academic English: narrowing your essay/presentation topic.

In writing an academic essay, or when giving a formal academic presentation, it is important to have a focused title/topic.

Try the 2 Tasks below to learn how to focus your title/topic.



TASK 1

State what is wrong with the following academic essay/presentation title:

Title: 'Nighmares'



ANSWER Task 1

The title 'Nightmares' is far too broad. You need to narrow the focus of your essay/presentation if you want to get a good grade.


TASK 2

Change the following, more focused, title to make it more appropriate for an academic essay:

Title: 'Nightmares: what they are, why we get them, and what they mean.'


(Tip: In general, when writing an academic essay in English, you should use:

* one word when possible, as opposed to phrases
* an impersonal tone (i.e. do not use 'I'/'you' 'we' etc.)



ANSWER: TASK 2

'Nightmares: definition, causes, and interpretation' is a more academic title.


Language notes:

The more personal, interactive title:

'Nightmares: what they are, why we get them, and what they mean'

is more appropriate for a presentation than for an essay.

This is because, in a presentation, the more informal, personal style can make your audience feel more comfortable and can also help them recognise the significance of the presentation to their own real-life situation.

However, if your presentation is to be graded as part of your college/university assessment, always check with your tutor so that you understand the tone required. To gain a higher grade, it may be necessary to give a more formal, objective style of presentation 
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