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How green are you?

How green are you? | Tools for Teaching English | Scoop.it
Topic: Being greenAge: Teenage/adultLevel: A2+Timing: 60-90 minutesAims:
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More activities on the environment/ the present perfect. a2+

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About the Earth

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About the Earth
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A fun quiz for practicing the superlatives. Could be fun for Earth Day and a nice starter/filler to the "Your life on Earth" activity http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141016-your-life-on-earth?ocid=socialflow_twitter  on BBC website. A2 level. 

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Oktapodi (2007) - Oscar 2009 Animated Short Film - YouTube

http://www.oktapodi.com/ http://www.oktapodi.com/makingof/ How adorable are these octopi? In Oktapodi, these two cuties help each other escape the clutches o...
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Very short silent film. Take notes and try and re-tell the story of the octopuses with as many details as you can. (A2+)

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Peggo - YouTube to MP3 Converter, Internet DVR

Convert your favorite YouTube videos and SoundCloud tracks to beautiful MP3s. Fast, free, and packed with great features. No registration required.
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a very simple way to download videos from the internet.

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Learn English through Audio Story: Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Level 0) - YouTube

Check out my blog for more videos with new words explanation: http://englishgradedreadersvideo.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-legend-of-sleepy-hollow-level.html Ic...
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A fantastic resource for reading in large classrooms. A1-A2

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Vocabulario de fútbol en españo, inglés y francés - Football vocabulary in Spanish, English and French

Vocabulario de fútbol en españo, inglés y francés - Football vocabulary in Spanish, English and French | Tools for Teaching English | Scoop.it

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Football vocabulary. Always handy for correcting student compositions :-)

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History of English (combined) - YouTube

History of English (combined) - YouTube | Tools for Teaching English | Scoop.it
TELL US WHAT YOU THINK and help us improve our Free Educational Resources https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QGDSZ23 --- A look at the history of the English lan...
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Fun animations about the history of the English language C1+

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Survival Guide: Surviving young learners

Survival Guide: Surviving young learners | Tools for Teaching English | Scoop.it
In the fifth instalment of the series, Jo Budden and Lindsay Clandfield delve into the world of young learners, sharing tips to help you manage your class and suggesting fun activities to try with your students.
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American vs. British English - Vowel Sounds - Pronunciation differences - YouTube

JOIN RACHEL'S NEXT COURSE! MARCH 10, 2014: http://www.RachelsEnglish.com/courses SUBSCRIBE!: http://bit.ly/RE_sub, ESL: Learn some of the differences between...
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A Teachers' Guide to TALIS 2013 | OECD READ edition

A Teachers' Guide to TALIS 2013 | OECD READ edition | Tools for Teaching English | Scoop.it
This publication not only presents the main results of TALIS 2013, it also offers insights and advice to teachers and school leaders on how they can i
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Majority of British women are still responsible for cooking and food shopping, research finds

Majority of British women are still responsible for cooking and food shopping, research finds | Tools for Teaching English | Scoop.it
Despite a century of advances in the workplace, the majority of British women still shoulder the bulk of responsibilities in the home, research published today shows.
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To adapt. 

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BBC World Service | Learning English | Welcome to London

BBC World Service | Learning English | Welcome to London | Tools for Teaching English | Scoop.it
Intermediate English Language Course. Practise your English with listening, reading and speaking exercises. Follow our two characters through London. In this unit John and Fiona are travelling from Heathrow into the centre of London.
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Mediterranean Roast Chicken Pasta | Jamie Oliver - YouTube

Jamie Oliver's channel is fantastic for quick, appealing, *subtitled* recipes. A2+ students will appreciate. 

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" The Man I Love " - { Ella Fitzgerald } - YouTube

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A nice blues to practice the future simple. A1-A2.

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Paroles en l air (Palabras en el aire) Sylvain Vincendeau - YouTube

Film transmitido en el programa de Caloi (Caloi en su tinta)
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Silent movie. All levels. Try and think what's in the paper plane and/or write down your own message on the paper plane.

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Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran (LYRICS) Album Version - YouTube

Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran (LYRICS) Album Version *I do not own this music* "No copyright infringement intended.
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Nice song to practice body parts A1-A2

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Future forms

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We have different ways of talking about the future. We often use going to (+ infinitive), the present continuous (to be + -ing) or will (+ infinitive). The structure we use depends on the function of
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Grammar snacks for presentations and / or revision.

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BBC Learning English - Course: lower intermediate / Unit 1 / Grammar Reference

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A very useful reference site for students' revisions or quick notes.

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Sounds Right

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Sounds Right is the British Council's first pronunciation chart for learners and teachers worldwide.
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IOS App. Link  can also be used on PC.

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BBC Learning English | Pronunciation Tips

An interactive quizz to test you and help you learn about English pronunciation.
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Good for whiteboard practice / independent practice. A2 +

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Macmillan Life Skills: Self / Social – Are you experienced?

Macmillan Life Skills: Self / Social – Are you experienced? | Tools for Teaching English | Scoop.it
In this Macmillan Life Skills lesson, students complete a questionnaire about life experiences and find out what their score means developing the following life skills: self-awareness and challenging stereotypes.
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A fun way to practice the present perfect! 

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Brit Slang: Rather Crude Graphic Shows Some Basic Differences Between American and British English – Check it Out

Brit Slang: Rather Crude Graphic Shows Some Basic Differences Between American and British English – Check it Out | Tools for Teaching English | Scoop.it
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Is it always preferable to employ native English speaking teachers? | British Council Voices

Is it always preferable to employ native English speaking teachers? | British Council Voices | Tools for Teaching English | Scoop.it
There are perceptions that native speakers of English make better English language teachers. Marek Kiczkowiak, winner of the British Council’s Teaching English blog award, argues that those perceptions need to change.
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