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Test your vocab - How many words do you know?

Test your vocab - How many words do you know? | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Take this quick scientific quiz to determine the size of your English vocabulary.
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How Can We Activate Vocabulary and Get Our Students to Use It? - ELTChat Summary

How Can We Activate Vocabulary and Get Our Students to Use It? - ELTChat Summary | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Today's ELTChat session at noon was all about vocabulary and how to activate it with students, in order for them to assimilate it and make use of it. Several interesting ideas circulated the Twitte...

Via Teacher Flo , BilingualStudyGuides
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How is this ok? Malala and Nabila: worlds apart

How is this ok?  Malala and Nabila: worlds apart | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Unlike Malala Yousafzai, Nabila Rehman did not receive a welcoming greeting in Washington DC.

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LOL if you must, but the internet is actually making English better

English is only becoming more amazeballs.
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Gardens: why we need to protect Kazakhstan’s wild apples

Gardens: why we need to protect Kazakhstan’s wild apples | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
The wild apples of Kazakhstan are one of the world’s great food sources. Saving them is vital to the future of the fruit, says Alys Fowler
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The Art of Not Working at Work

The Art of Not Working at Work | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
At first, the ability to check email, read ESPN, or browse Zappos while on the job may feel like a luxury. But in time, many crave more meaningful—and more demanding—responsibilities.
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When They Brought These Wolves Into The Park, They Had No Idea This Would Happen

Now this picture is something else...
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How Repetition Enchants the Brain and the Psychology of Why We Love It in Music

How Repetition Enchants the Brain and the Psychology of Why We Love It in Music | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
"Music takes place in time, but repetition beguilingly makes it knowable in the way of something outside of time."

"The repetition itself
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Explore the collection - Rijksmuseum

Explore the collection - Rijksmuseum | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
The Rijksmuseum Puts 125,000 Dutch Masterpieces Online, and Lets You Remix Its Art

 

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12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free

12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
All education is self-education.  Period.  It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop.  We…
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Report: Role of English in skills development in South Asia | British Council

Report: Role of English in skills development in South Asia | British Council | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
English language education, if part of skills development, should build on first language literacy and numeracy, and support also the development of generic employability skills.
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There Have Been 74 U.S. School Shootings Since Sandy Hook

There Have Been 74 U.S. School Shootings Since Sandy Hook | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
The gun safety organization Everytown said Tuesday's incident was the 74th shooting in a U.S. school since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
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Meet the 37 Senators Who Voted for Millionaires Over Students | Perspectives | BillMoyers.com

Meet the 37 Senators Who Voted for Millionaires Over Students | Perspectives | BillMoyers.com | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it

These legislators voted against helping over 40 million Americans with student debt so millionaire lenders could earn more interest.

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Warning on English language test for 457 workers

Warning on English language test for 457 workers | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
WORKERS on 457 visas with lower English language requirements die in workplace accidents at double the rate of other workers.
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Obama Urges F.C.C. to Adopt Strict Rules on Net Neutrality

Obama Urges F.C.C. to Adopt Strict Rules on Net Neutrality | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
President Obama’s action is his most direct effort to keep cable and telephone companies from providing special access to some content providers.
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How to Take Your Pet Everywhere

How to Take Your Pet Everywhere | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Patricia Marx finds out what a turtle, a turkey, and an alpaca can get away with if they have the right credentials.
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Alcohol Really Does Make You Better at a Foreign Language (Sometimes)

Alcohol Really Does Make You Better at a Foreign Language (Sometimes) | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Drunk-dialing exes, picking fights with bouncers—alcohol's tongue-loosening properties are all too familiar. But it turns out that alcohol's ability to lower your inhibitions is also good for speaking a foreign language.
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The slavery of teaching English - Telegraph

The slavery of teaching English - Telegraph | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
The job is tedious, the salary appalling and the prospects nil. Sebastian Cresswell-Turner laments that 'no one with a scrap of ambition' would choose to teach English as a foreign language
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19 things you need to know about Ebola

19 things you need to know about Ebola | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Most people's views of Ebola are probably informed by Hollywood — they think of it as a deadly and contagious virus that swirls around the world, striking everyone in its path and causing them to hemorrhage from their eyeballs, ears and mouth until there is no more blood to spill.
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The Most Common Language Spoken in Your State, Besides English and Spanish

The Most Common Language Spoken in Your State, Besides English and Spanish | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
America is far more diverse than you thought.
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A Short Guide to Adaptive Learning in English Language Teaching | The Round

A Short Guide to Adaptive Learning in English Language Teaching | The Round | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
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BBC - Blogs - College of Journalism - Welcome: Our website is now open to the world

BBC - Blogs - College of Journalism - Welcome: Our website is now open to the world | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
The BBC College of Journalism website is now available worldwide, no longer behind a subscription paywall. The editor of the website, Matthew Eltingham welcomes the new global audience, and gives a taster of what's to be found on the site, much of it by the BBC's top journalists.    
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3 ways to speak English

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Jamila Lyiscott is a “tri-tongued orator;” in her powerful spoken-word essay “Broken English,” she celebrates — and challenges — the three distinct flavors of English she speaks with her friends, in the classroom and with her parents. As she explores the complicated history and present-day identity that each language represents, she unpacks what it means to be “articulate.”
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Wikipedia pops up in bibliographies, and even college curricula

Wikipedia pops up in bibliographies, and even college curricula | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
All through high school, Ani Schug was told to steer clear of Wikipedia . Her teachers talked about the popular online encyclopedia "as if it wasn't serious or trustworthy" and suggested it only be used as a tip sheet.
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The 10 Algorithms That Dominate Our World

The 10 Algorithms That Dominate Our World | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
The importance of algorithms in our lives today cannot be overstated. They are used virtually everywhere, from financial institutions to dating sites. But some algorithms shape and control our world more than others -- and these ten are the most significant.
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