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Collaborative Cities. People reinventing the world we live in.

Collaborative Cities. People reinventing the world we live in. | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

"Collaborative Cities is a documentary about people from vibrant cities across Europe and North America sharing resources, knowledge, skills, facilities and amazing experiences.

These people are rebuilding the education, agriculture, transportation, housing, and financial sectors. They are reinventing the world we live in. We want to tell their stories."


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Music For Learning English

Music For Learning English | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it
Original songs and music to help you learn English; with subtitles. http://www.englishclub.com
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flahaut catherine's curator insight, April 14, 2013 5:45 AM

8 videos with subtitles Original songs and music to help you learn English; . http://www.englishclub.com The Alphabet Song For Rockers, Learn your ABC in (British) English, whatever your age-- The I Song -- Tens And Units Blues Song- Fun with numbers. From Zero to Zillion --Rainbow Nation Colour Song, A song about colours and colour - Punctuation Blues -- Be Verb Rock Star Song Can you count the Be verbs in this song? -- Months of the Year Song

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What Time Is It? Song for Kids

A fun video to introduce telling time! from Dream English http://www.dreamenglish.com For more videos subscribe http://www.youtube.com/dreamenglishkids Origi...

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Showing the time with one's body is a great brainfriendly idea.

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Super Bowl XLVII commercials go epic (with videos of 2013 ads)

Super Bowl XLVII commercials go epic (with videos of 2013 ads) | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it


"Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson shrugged off aliens so he could get more milk for his kids in a Super Bowl spot for the Milk Processor Education Program. Anheuser-Busch’s commercial told the story of a baby Clydesdale growing up and returning to his owner for a heartfelt hug years later. And a Jeep ad portrayed the trials and triumphs of families waiting for the return of family members.

The reason for all the drama off the field? With 30-second spots going for as much as $4 million and more than 111 million viewers expected to tune in, marketers are constantly looking for ways to make their ads stand out. And it’s increasingly difficult to captivate viewers with short-form plots involving babies, celebrities, sex and humor — unless there’s a compelling story attached.

“A lot of advertisers are running long commercials to tell these stories that engage people often in a very emotional way,” said Tim Calkins, clinical professor of marketing at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern. “These spots that tell stories really stand out in the clutter.”





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Why are marketing strategies changing ?"

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Too Late to Apologize: A Declaration

"To get the lyrics or download the mp3, visit http://soomopublishing.com/declaration

 

My students love these spoof videos. 

 

Lyrics

 

Halfway across the globe
And we're standing on new ground
Screaming 'cross the waves
You can't hear a sound
There's no fair trials, no trade, no liberties
No tea
We've colonized America; we won't stand for tyranny,
Oh king

 

And it's too late to apologize
It's too late
I said it's too late to apologize
It's too late

 

We've paid your foolish tax, read the acts
And they just won't do
We want to make it clear, we believe this much is true
All men were created with certain

Unalienable rights
Among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit
Of happiness

 

And it's too late to apologize
It's too late
I said It's too late to apologize
It's too late

 

It's too late to apologize
It's too late
I said it's too late apologize
It's too late

 

I said it's too late to apologize, yeah
It's too late
I said it's too late to apologize, yeah

Halfway across the globe
And we're standing on new ground


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I have added the lyrics to the original post from this great scoopit  curated by Seth Dixon

 

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The History of Western Architecture: From Ancient Greece to Rococo (A Free Online Course)

The History of Western Architecture: From Ancient Greece to Rococo (A Free Online Course) | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it
If you have plans to visit the Old World any time soon, you should spend a few good minutes -- make that hours -- with The History of Architecture, a free course that recently debuted on iTunes.
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My Japanese Friend . Rhinospike, Quia and Learning apps.

My Japanese Friend . Rhinospike,  Quia  and Learning apps. | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

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Excellent Quia work. Practice oral & written comprehension by listening to a story about a young Japanese girl who moved to Lille in France.

 

Constant use & revision of the simple past.

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#2 Women in Refrigerators (Tropes vs. Women) Representations of women in comics

Women in Refrigerators is a trope identified by comic book fan (and now comic book writer) Gail Simone because she was sick of seeing "superheroines who have been either depowered, raped, or cut up and stuck in the refrigerator." This is the second of a six part series created for Bitch Magazine - http://bitchmagazine.org

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBBDFEC9F5893C4AF
"Tropes vs. Women is a 6 part video series created for Bitch Media that explores the reoccurring stories, themes and representations of women in Hollywood films, TV shows, comics, video games and in various media."

"A trope is a common pattern in a story or a recognizable attribute in a character that conveys information to the audience. A trope becomes a cliche when it's overused. Sadly, some of these tropes often perpetuate offensive stereotypes"

 

"Feminist Frequency, a video webseries that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives. Anita Sarkeesian is a media critic and the creator of the web series.Her work focuses on deconstructing the stereotypes and tropes associated with women in popular culture as well as highlighting issues surrounding the targeted harassment of women in online and gaming spaces "  http://www.feministfrequency.com/


feministfrequency's youtube channel  34 vidéos

https://www.youtube.com/user/feministfrequency?feature=watch   



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Absolutely brilliant webseries "deconstructing the stereotypes and "tropes" associated with women in various media.

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Pig Business - USA Version

Pig Business investigates the rise of factory pig farming, a system which abuses animals, pollutes the environment, threatens human health through dangerous ...
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I just played 'The 1960's' on blubbr. Check it out!

I just played 'The 1960's' on blubbr. Check it out! | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it
blubbr. Play & create video trivia with friends
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Find or create video trivia  with blubbr. A great idea. Practice written and oral comprehension, writing.

 Students could create trivia or find some on topics they are interested in or related to the class topic with or without blubbr.

 

Wish the trivia phrases could also be listened to..
An example, I find interesting "The 1960's"

 

Found on Amélie Silvert's scoopit http://sco.lt/5TVQSf

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Skip Reske's ESL BITS - ESL English Listening Advanced - ESL English Listening Intermediate - ESL English Listening Songs - ESL Listening Audiobooks

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the lady in black A short story with the text. An example of the great audio resources ( 2 different speeds )+ texts to be found on this site which I recommend warmly. found on Marie hélène Fasquel's scoopit
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Secret Tips to Drastically Improve Your English Listening (ESL)

Secret Tips to Drastically Improve Your English Listening (ESL) | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it
I know how you feel. You’ve studied English for a long time, you understand the rules, you can read, write, and even speak. But when you watch TV, listen to podcasts, or find yourself in a group of native speakers, YOU ARE TOTALLY LOST!
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I totally agree with all these clever tips for improving comprehension.

 

Excellents conseils pour améliorer sa compréhension auxquels je souscris totalement  . Je sais par expérience qu'ils sont efficaces.

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English lessons with Father Ted

English lessons with Father Ted | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

Another TV show which is very funny and great for learning English. Father Ted is a comedy set in a remote village on a small island, not far from the coast of Ireland.


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Nolwenn Leroy & Donovan "Blackbird" (Live Taratata)

TARATATA N°385 --SPECIAL CELTIQUE-- (Diff. France 2 le 20/05/11) Subscribe to Taratata On Air for more live music . A lot of powerful, live songs in English with many great musicians.

 

Blackbird Lyrics - The Beatles
Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise

Black bird singing in the dead of night
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
all your life
you were only waiting for this moment to be free

Blackbird fly, Blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night.

Blackbird fly, Blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night.

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise

Blackbird fly, Blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night.

Blackbird fly, Blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night.

Black bird singing in the dead of night
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
all your life
you were only waiting for this moment to be free
you were only waiting for this moment to be free
you were only waiting for this moment to be free

Writer: LENNON, JOHN WINSTON / MCCARTNEY, PAUL JAMES

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A lovely duet version of the inspiring Beatles 'song . Love this guitar tune. Donovan seems to age really well. His mellow voice and vibrato haven't changed. Nolwenn Leroy has a lot of presence.

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7 Days A Week I Rock n’ Roll

7 Days A Week I Rock n’ Roll | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it
Learn the days of the week.

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Aulde de Barbuat's curator insight, April 8, 2013 2:25 PM

Absolutely great, bluesy way to learn the days of the week. I love it..

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Your internet guide to April Fools': The top four jokes of the day

Your internet guide to April Fools': The top four jokes of the day | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it
These aren't your mother's April Fools' Day pranks. Welcome to April 1, 2013.
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A few fun ( mainly google's) video April fools' day pranks that would deserve subtitling on dotsub or Amara  for Esl purposes.

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The Crucible - Historical Wife Swap

What happens when a strict Puritan family trade places with a fun loving couple from the Restoration period? We'll find out when we tune in to this week's Hi...

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Bad Romance: Women's Suffrage

EMMY WINNER FOR BEST INFORMATIONAL/INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM 2012 The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Nashville/Midsouth Chapter FOR LYRICS GO TO ...

 

FOR LYRICS GO TO http://www.soomopublishing.com/suffrage WATCH THE BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEO: http://youtu.be/MuPCfIM3NWo

 

Bad Romance: Women's Suffrage is a parody music video paying homage to Alice Paul and the generations of brave women who joined together in the fight to pass the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote in 1920.

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Excellent motivating musical parody about Women's Suffrage

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Alice's Restaurant Massacre Illustrated

Discuss the importance of this great Arlo Guthrie tune on the generation and enjoy. I've re-touched the original drawings, combined both parts, and made the ...

 

The lyrics: http://www.metrolyrics.com/alices-restaurant-massacre-lyrics-arlo-guthrie.html

 

"Alice's Restaurant Massacree"From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

Song by Arlo Guthrie from the album Alice's Restaurant Released October 1967 ;Alice's Restaurant Massacree" is a musical spoken monologue by singer-songwriter Arlo Guthrie released on his 1967 album Alice's Restaurant.

 

The song is one of Guthrie's most prominent works, based on a true incident in his life that began on Thanksgiving Day 1965, and which inspired a 1969 movie of the same name.

 

In an interview for All Things Considered, Guthrie said the song points out that any American citizen who was convicted of a crime, no matter how minor (in his case, it was littering), could avoid being conscripted to fight in the Vietnam War.

 

 The Alice in the song was restaurant-owner Alice M. Brock, who in 1964 used $2,000 supplied by her mother to purchase a deconsecrated church in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, where Alice and her husband Ray would live. It was here rather than at the restaurant—which came later—where the song's Thanksgiving dinners were actually held.

 

The song occupies the entire A-side of Guthrie's 1967 debut record album, also titled Alice's Restaurant. It is notable as a satirical, first-person account of 1960s counterculture, in addition to being a hit song in its own right. The final part of the song is an encouragement for the listeners to sing along, to resist the U.S. draft, and to end war.

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Videojug - Get Good At Life

Videojug - Get Good At Life | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it
Easy-to-follow, expert 'how to' videos on almost everything you could ever want to learn how to do.
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http://seekoutlearning.blogspot.ca/2013/02/video-jug-thousands-of-professional-how.html

"Video Jug is a sites that provides free professional "how to" videos on hundreds of topics. This sites videos are sorted into 10 categories and the focus of the site is improving your life. Do you have a home project you want to start? Perhaps you want to learn to cook a certain dish? Maybe you want to become a better golfer? This site is overflowing with tips on cooking, sports, technology, home projects, relationships, children, and the list goes on and on and on. If you want to learn something new by watching a video, don't go to You Tube, try Video Jug first. Their videos are high quality and done by experts so you can be sure you are getting good advice."

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The 6 Most Innovative Interactive Web Documentaries | The Creators Project

The 6 Most Innovative Interactive Web Documentaries | The Creators Project | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it
Cue up these documentaries on your laptop and explore film's new offerings.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, March 13, 2013 10:16 AM

Digital platforms are expanding the field of the traditional documentary, not only in terms of the distribution of linear stories, but especially in the production of content created specifically for the web. As seen in interactive web-based films like Highrise: Out My Window and Collapsus, different degrees of interactivity are now possible and are changing the way documentary storytelling relates to reality. As interactive media professor at the London College of MediaSandra Gaudenzi suggests, the differentiating levels of interactivity are a good way to classify these new forms of documentaries.

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19 Free Text To Speech tools for Educators

19 Free Text To Speech tools for Educators | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it
Convert any written text into spoken words, run a PowerPoint presentation and have a narration of the text on your slides... Most of these tools are user friendly. Some of them have to be installed others to be installed at your browser. These tools are all FREE!
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The Flatmates from BBC Learning English

The Flatmates from BBC Learning English | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it
The playlist for all the videos in the English language learning soap opera, The Flatmates
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About a hundred short BBC's one minute subtitled videos about student life

( relationships, friendship, crushes, exams, daily life ect...)

Warmly recommended.

 

The Flatmates  (les colocataires) une excellente et motivante série de la BBC

une centaine de très courtes videos (1 minute) avec sous-titres...

Sujet: "Flatmates" suit la vie de plusieurs étudiants.

Relations, parents, examen, amitiés, amour, rendez-vous

 

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Steffen Sipe's curator insight, January 30, 2014 3:32 AM

great show for basic teaching and to engage students in dialogue

Darcie Hammer's curator insight, April 23, 2014 3:28 PM

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Websites To Download Free Audio Books – Best Of

Websites To Download Free Audio Books – Best Of | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it
Simply put, audiobooks are recordings of books which are read aloud. But some may think: why would we need audio books if we can read books ourselves?
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450 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free

450 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

Download hundreds of free audio books, mostly classics, to your MP3 player or computer. Includes great works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.


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