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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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It's time to set the record straight. Check out this blog entry to learn about some common myths regarding Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Its been a little while since my last blog entry. In this edition I am going to be looking at some common myths about teaching English. The goal of this entry is to help new TEFL teachers prepare for what it is really like to...
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Marc Roche

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Have you practised English this week end?
It's not too late!
Learn foreign languages getting feedback from natives. Write in your target language on subjects you like, get your posts corrected by natives and enjoy conversing with people. There is no linguistic limits, just enjoy practicing with the community.
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İslam muhteşemdir fakat ben değilim. Bu yüzden birşeyi yanlış yaptığımda lütfen islamı suçlama
SADECE BENİ SUÇLA
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Quincy Smith

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Anyone teach online? Cool interview with an online English teacher:
I interviewed online English teacher Joanna Szreder to see how she got her first job and what advice she had for aspiring teachers.
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Aydın Polat

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"Konuştuğunuz her yeni bir dil için yeni bir hayat yaşarsınız, Eğer sadece tek bir dil biliyorsanız sadece bir kere yaşarsınız." Çek Atasözü
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Yar koi easy and interesting topic batou presentation k ly
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Michelle Martin

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Hello all! I am an English Language Development teacher in Arizona looking to find classrooms to collaborate with during the course of the fall semester. I have 7th and 8th grade Beginning English Language Learners in all of my classes. I would like to incorporate activities such as mystery calls and just plain video chats where they will be given the opportunity to maximize their English skills. If you are interested please feel free to message me.
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+John Zhang If you could please message me with more information about you and the subjects that you teach I would appreciate it. My email is mgmartin@mpsaz.org. Hopefully we can set up a time to video chat in person and decide if this is an arrangement that will be beneficial for both sets of students.
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Lynn Scotty

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Back to School Review for beginning readers!  Vowels make different sounds.
Vowel a Short and Long The long a vowel says its name. The short a vowel does not. Brainstorm a list of words with students Have students make individual books. Preparing books for children Have child...
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I've been trying to translate from Russian to English.
Translation # 171.
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One day a young man, who was very miserable as he thought, came to old teacher and said that he couldn't see any reason in his hard life. He was long complaining about his life, to his mind, had been cruel and unfair towards him. At the end of each his sad monologue the young man certainly exclaimed, - 'why have I deserved all this? Why do I always have everything which is worse than others have?'
It was going on so during some next days. When the sage was fed up with this permanent whining, he sent the young man for salt. Then he asked to pour a handful of it into a glass of water and drink it.
'How do you taste this?'- asked the teacher seeing the young man pulled a face in disgust, - 'It's awful and nasty!' The teacher just smiled and asked him to take another handful of salt.
They came to the nearest lake in silence. The old man ordered the young man to pour and mix salt in water of the lake.
- 'Now, drink water and tell me about your feeling,' - said the old man.
- 'It's clear, fresh and the very tasty water!' - the young man noticed, - 'I can't taste any salt at all.'
Then, teacher set near the youth, embraced him and reflectively said, - 'Pain in our lives is clear salt, no more, no less. The amount is a constant. But, pain which you experience depends on volume of the vessel which you put it in. So, when you are suffering and squirming in pain, the only thing which you can do is to fill your life with variety and meaning and to learn to look at many things wider. Stop being like a glass for yourself. Be like a lake.'
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Однажды один молодой человек, который считал себя очень несчастным, пришёл к старому учителю и сказал, что не видит никакого смысла в своей тяжелой жизни.
Он долго жаловался на жизнь, которая, по его мнению, была с ним жестока и несправедлива. А в конце каждого своего печального монолога юноша обязательно восклицал: «За что мне такое? Почему у меня всё всегда хуже, чем у остальных людей?»
И так продолжалось в течение несколько дней.
Когда мудрецу надоело выслушивать постоянное нытье, он отправил молодого человека за солью. А затем попросил поместить горстку соли в стакан с водой и выпить.
«Как тебе это на вкус?» – спросил учитель, видя, как юноша скривился в гримасе отвращения, «Это ужасно! И отвратительно!».
Учитель только улыбнулся и попросил взять ещё одну пригоршню соли.
Они молча дошли до ближайшего озера. Старик приказал молодому человеку высыпать и размешать соль в озерной воде.
«А сейчас выпей воды и расскажи про свои ощущения».
«Чистая, свежая и очень вкусная вода!» – отметил молодой человек, - «И я совсем не чувствую соли».
Тогда учитель, присев рядом с юношей, обнял его и задумчиво сказал: «Боль в нашей жизни - это чистая соль; ни больше, ни меньше. Количество боли всегда будет неизменно. Но испытываемая нами боль зависит от объема сосуда, в котором мы ее разместим.
Таким образом, когда мы страдаем и корчимся от боли, единственное что в наших силах сделать, это наполнить жизнь разнообразием и смыслом, а ещё научится смотреть на многие вещи шире. Перестань быть для себя стаканом. Стань озером».
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Lynn Scotty

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Knowing that each syllable has a vowel sound and the types of syllables will help readers decode unknown words!
As children become readers they will read words with multi- syllables. Knowing that each syllable has a vowel sound will help children with reading. Begin by introducing open and closed syllables. Next, introduce vowel-cons...
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Lynn Scotty

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Make and Use Spin Wheels to teach words!   Change one letter and change the word! 
Onset and rime activities help children listen to and identify word parts. Children learn that changing the onset of a word changes the word. These activities will also assist children in decoding new words. Say the word ...
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Course: 12th October - Preparing Students for 100% Examinations in English, Durham, UK

http://everythingenglisheducation.co.uk/courses/100-examinations-in-english/
A creative and inspirational course that will inform English teachers in how to support students both academically and psychologically for the 100% examinations.
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CNN STUDENT NEWS - TUESDAY: AUGUST 16, 2016 (ENGLISH SUBTITLE)
Our second show of the academic year explains what chemical weapons are, why they're illegal, and why some international officials are investigating a suspicious attack in Syria.
#CNNStudentNews #August16 #CNN #August #LISTENINGREGULARLY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLfs-p51EDE
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Lynn Scotty

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Using characteristics of print to determine words. First letter, last letter, number of letters in words and pictures can assist beginning readers in identifying and reading words. 
A great activity to teach children about print awareness - letters make words, words make sentences and sentences tell something. Children will have fun identifying words from given clues. Place 3 word/picture cards in the...
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Listening and Notetaking Skills: Noteworthy/ Unit 1: The Face of the People (Chapter 1 - 3) with Subtitle
Full Lecture: https://youtu.be/Itq7iEmzYqM
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Erik Wennermark

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Longish teaching essay with a bit about EFL as cultural colonialism.
The ABCs of Imperialism from Baltimore to Hong Kong
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I've been trying to translate from Russian to English.
Translation # 169.
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Once upon a time, there lived an old man. He was very poor but even kings envied him, because he had got a wonderful white horse. Enormous money was offered him, but the old man said, - 'This horse isn't a horse for me but a friend. How can I sell the friend?'
The man was poor but he's never agreed to sell his horse. One day he didn't find the horse out. The all country gathered and everybody condemned the old man,
- ' You are a silly old man,' - they said to him, - 'We knew, that one day the horse would be stolen. It would be better for you if you sold it. What misfortune!'
But, the old man said, - 'I don't know if he left or he was left. The fact is present, all the rest is somebody's view. I don't know if it is unhappiness or blessing, because everything of this is only the part. Who knows what will follow this.'
People laughed. They always knew that he is a bit crackpot. But after fifteen days his horse came home unexpectedly and brought four colts.
People gathered again and said, - 'You were right, the old man, it hasn't been unhappiness, it's the good.'
The old man said again, - 'I only know that the horse was absent but then he came back. Who knows, is it the blessing or not? You have read only the word in the sentence, how can you judge the whole book?'
But anyway people decided that he is wrong, they knew the amount of horses grew! The old man had got the single son. He began breaking in colts, but after a week he fell and broke his leg.
People said, - 'What unhappiness! Your single son has lost the ability of walking, but he was your only support! It was really better if you sold the horse then, at least you would have money!
For the umpteenth time, the old man answered them, - 'You are obsessed by assessment, do not go so far. I only know that my son has fell and broken his leg. No one knows if it's unhappiness or blessing.'
It happened so that after a few weeks a war broke out in the country and all youth was called up. Only the son of the old man left because he was crippled. All people were crying because all fights had been lost and many of youth had been killed.
People came to the old man and said, - 'You were right. It has turned out the good. Perhaps, your son is crippled but he is next to you, our children have gone forever.'
The old man answered them once again, - 'You are going on judging. I don't know the whole story and no one knows. Don't judge, or you'll never unite to the whole.'
Actually your trip never finishes. One part finishes but another part starts, one door shuts but another door opens. You reach the top, but the other one which is higher appears. Your life is an endless trip.
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Жил-был в деревне старый человек. Он был очень беден, но даже короли завидовали ему, потому что у него был прекрасный белый конь. Ему предлагали за коня баснословные деньги, но старик говорил: "Этот конь для меня не конь, а личность. Как можно продать личность, друга?"
Человек был беден, но никогда не соглашался продать коня. Однажды утром он не обнаружил коня в стойле. Собралась вся деревня и все осудили старика:
"Ты - глупый старик, - говорили ему. - Мы знали, что когда-нибудь коня украдут. Уж лучше бы ты его продал. Что за невезение!"
Старик сказал: "Я не знаю всей истории. Я не знаю, ушел ли он, или его увели. Есть факт, все остальное - суждение. Является это невезением или благословлением, я не знаю, потому что все это только часть. Кто знает, что последует за этим?"
Люди засмеялись. Они всегда знали, что он немного ненормальный. Но спустя пятнадцать дней конь неожиданно вернулся, мало того, он привел с собой четырех жеребят.
Люди снова собрались и сказали: "Ты был прав, старик, это не было невезением, это - благо".
И опять старик сказал: "Я не знаю всей истории. Знаю только, что коня не было, потом он вернулся. Кто знает, благословение это или нет? Вы прочли единственное слово в предложении - как вы можете судить о целой книге?"
Но люди все равно решили, что он не прав, ведь коней стало больше! У старика был единственный сын. Он начал объезжать жеребят и спустя неделю упал и сломал ногу.
Люди сказали: "Вот ведь невезение! Твой единственный сын лишился возможности ходить, а ведь он был тебе единственной поддержкой! Уж лучше бы ты тогда продал коня, были бы хоть деньги".
И в который раз старик ответил им: "Вы одержимы суждением, не заходите так далеко. Я только знаю, что сын упал и сломал ногу. Никто не знает, невезение это или благословение".
Так случилось, что через несколько недель в стране разгорелась война, и всю молодежь забрали в армию. Только сын старика остался, потому что был покалечен. Все жители плакали, потому что сражения были проиграны и большинство молодежи погибло.
Люди пришли к старику и сказали ему: "Ты был прав, это оказалось благом. Может быть, твой сын и покалечен, но он с тобой, наши сыновья ушли навсегда".
И снова старик сказал: "Вы продолжаете судить. Я не знаю всей истории, и никто не знает. Суждение означает застывшее состояние ума. Не судите, иначе вы никогда не станете едины с целым."
В действительности путешествие никогда не заканчивается. Одна часть заканчивается, зато другая начинается, одна дверь закрывается, другая - открывается. Вы достигаете вершины, но появляется другая, более высокая. Жизнь есть бесконечное путешествие!
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