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Fairy Tales | Animated PARODIES

Fairy Tales | Animated PARODIES | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it

Here are a few animations we might use to study 'Little Red Riding Hood' parodies with our pupils.

 

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Parodies are an interesting way of working on traditional and classic literary works : school textbooks now have taken over the English teachers' suggestions and the web offers loads of documents that parody various tales. "Little Red Riding Hood" is one of the most commonly studied in France -yet, many others are also worked on...

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EVittoz's curator insight, July 2, 2013 11:47 AM

Very nice post about Little Riding Hood :)

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12 Literary Road Trips In A Single Map | ESL resource

12 Literary Road Trips In A Single Map | ESL resource | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it

Extraordinary ! 12 Literary Road Trips In A Single Map

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Journalism glossary wiki | LEXIS resource

Journalism glossary wiki | LEXIS resource | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
Journalism and publishing terms list, print and online, collated by our community of journalists, bloggers, editors, sub-editors, designers, PRs and other communications professionals working worldwide in newspapers, magazines, radio and TV
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"[...] intended to be a glossary of old and new media terms of relevance to the practice of journalism."

 

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English VOCABULARY Games | VISUALS for EFL learners

English VOCABULARY Games | VISUALS for EFL learners | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
Fruit in English - Vocabulary Game using photos of fruit
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I've just discovered some of WoodwardEnglish attractive visuals -their website provides a whole range of EL resources.

These help any student/pupil (esp. visual learners) learn -or brush up- their English vocabulary. The visuals are part of MCQ, vocabulary lists or videos...

These visuals are colourful &will possibly find a place at home, which should help the kids memorize lexis : the one above makes a great poster to decorate a kitchen -or  a classroom !

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>>> http://www.vocabulary.cl/Games.htm

>>> http://www.vocabulary.cl/Lists.htm

 

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Free popular classics on Amazon's Kindle Store

Free popular classics on Amazon's Kindle Store | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
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Classic reads, top rated romance, mystery, thriller & suspense : on this page Amazon displays its Kindle Store free books. Tell your EFL learners so they may discover the books for free during the summer ;)

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Connect with America : civilisation, language... - SHAREAMERICA | ESL Resources

Connect with America : civilisation, language... - SHAREAMERICA | ESL Resources | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
ShareAmerica is a place for the best social content on democracy, freedom of expression, innovation, entrepreneurship, education, science and civil society.
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The site is managed by the Bureau of International Information Programs within the U.S. Department of State.

... it also helps ESL teachers to illustrate and spice lessons with interesting trivia !

 

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Words & their stories | Podcast English IDIOMS

Words & their stories | Podcast English IDIOMS | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
Learn English as you read and listen to a weekly show about American idioms and expressions. Our stories are written at the intermediate and upper-beginner level and are read one-third slower than regular VOA English. Download free texts, MP3s and PDFs.
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Duct Tape : Saving Soldiers & Astronauts for 70 Years | WIRED

Duct Tape : Saving Soldiers & Astronauts for 70 Years | WIRED | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
The universal repair solution owes its existence to a Navy mom from Illinois.
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Exploitable en CLG (création) et aussi dans les séries techno en lycée (idée de progrès) -entre autres pour travailler la discrimination des différentes prononciations du "-ed"

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"Neil Young, Donald Trump Spar Over 'Rockin' in the Free World' Use" | LIEUX ET FORMES DE POUVOIR

"Neil Young, Donald Trump Spar Over 'Rockin' in the Free World' Use" | LIEUX ET FORMES DE POUVOIR | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
"Using Music in Political Campaigns,
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The article helps illustrate 2 of the ESL French High school curiculum :

- 'places & forms of power'

- 'areas & exchanges'.

Further trails :

- protest songs/musicians in North America

- intellectual property

 

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Because I'm "articulate"... | Jamila Lyiscott - TED

Because I'm "articulate"... | Jamila Lyiscott - TED | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it

 “Broken English” a powerful spoken-word essay.

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Awesome Jamila Lyiscott outlines her tri-tongue trilingual abilities -linguistics & a Black History month resource as well.

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Podcasts : 45 great picks from the TED staff

Podcasts : 45 great picks from the TED staff | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it

There’s something so cool about finding a new podcast to love -- each little download opens a door to new ideas, new jokes, new ways of seeing the world. [...]"

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... new gems to build your ELT upon ��

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Get Lucky, By Daft Punk

Get Lucky, By Daft Punk | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it

A listening and vocabulary lesson on the Song Get Lucky by Daft Punk, to practise general listening skills and correctly identifying homophones. Watch the song video and complete a multiple choice quiz. Part of a free series of online lessons designed to learn English through listening to popular songs.


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Creative Writing Prompts - Elementary, Middle & High School

Creative Writing Prompts - Elementary, Middle & High School | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
Provides a variety of fun writing prompts for kids, teens and adults. Prompts can inspire creative writing, a personal narrative or even a poem. Also features several useful websites as well as a few teaching tips for English teachers. A great resource for Elementary, Middle and High School levels. Can inspire adult writers too.

Take a look and get inspired!

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Kathy Kanda-work's curator insight, September 26, 2014 5:58 PM

I think I'll try some of these in a collaborative setting....

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Early men and women were equal, say scientists

Early men and women were equal, say scientists | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
Study shows that modern hunter-gatherer tribes operate on egalitarian basis, suggesting inequality was an aberration that came with the advent of agriculture
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>> The picture helpswarm up and prompt speech around stereotypes or gender gap.

>> The illustrated article is based upon an anthropological study -might be specifically aimed at S(cientific) French High School series learners (??)

Fits "Space & Exchanges" or "Places & Forms of Power" BAC concepts as well.

#BAC #anglais #ressources

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Language, words, books, reading... CARTOONS | Ebook Friendly

Language, words, books, reading... CARTOONS | Ebook Friendly | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
Cartoons about ebooks, digital publishing, and the future of books.
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Picturing England : photographs of English life

Picturing England : photographs of English life | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
From egg gatherers in Yorkshire to the Holborn viaduct under construction, a book by the Historic England Archive brings together photos dating from 1850
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Remembrances of the past, history... these pictures will also illustrate EFL lessons and prompt your students' speech.

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Harper Lee's "Go Set A Watchman" : 1st chapter - interactive

Harper Lee's "Go Set A Watchman" : 1st chapter - interactive | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
An exclusive extract from the new novel by Harper Lee, the author of To Kill A Mockingbird, published on 14 July
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Audio file > oral comprehension

First chapter > text / written comprehension

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The Guardian's review :

>> http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/12/go-set-a-watchman-review-harper-lee-to-kill-a-mockingbird

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A DEBATE on whether playing "Charlie Charlie" | GAMES

A DEBATE on whether playing "Charlie Charlie" | GAMES | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
The Charlie Charlie Debate: There’s a new popular game called ‘Charlie, Charlie’.  In this game people ask questions that can only be answered with a yes or a no. But in this game you are...
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The game originated in Spain and got popularised by a horror film.

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"Score a goal with the language of soccer" | ESL SPORTS IDIOMS

"Score a goal with the language of soccer" | ESL SPORTS IDIOMS | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
You don’t have to play football — or soccer — to speak the language of the world’s most popular sport. Just use any of these common soccer-related phrases.
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"Kicking the whistle on someone", "being on the ball", "getting the ball rolling" and other phrases... these US sports idioms illustrate the language and will help EFL learners memorise and enrich their lexis.

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I'm looking forward to melt this with lessons for my pupils... many of them are crazy about football and will be proud of getting to master such phrases :o)

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Speaker's Corner in London Hyde Park | practising SPEAKING skills

Speaker's Corner in London Hyde Park | practising SPEAKING skills | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
At Speakers’ Corner in the northeast corner of London’s Hyde Park, near the bustle of Oxford Street, anyone has the right to turn up every Sunday and talk about whatever is dear to their heart.
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Have your students create their own speech !

- Lexis and 'historical' brainstorming around the word "speech" >> create a mind map

- Article analysis : pictures (description / commenting / interpreting - justifying choices) and texts (comprehension - grammar / vocabulary / civilisation...)

- Creating a 3' speech (&  its supporting material : notes - a mind map, a list, ...) and a sign that sums up the conveyed message.

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Teacher Manigat's curator insight, June 23, 7:37 AM
Great project to practice multiple skills and reinforce knowledge. A great try!
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FindSounds | Son/Bruitages - LISTENING

FindSounds | Son/Bruitages - LISTENING | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
Search the Web for Sounds
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Loads of sounds & effects for ELT.

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I suggest you use this gem (!) to...

have your learners listen to a short series of sounds (might also be a unique one).

EX : [Sound of a slamming door, running footsteps -a gunshot]

Then ask them to

- interpret the sounds they've just heard ;

- tell the corresponding scene

- write the first page of a novel/a story starting with a scene corresponding to the sounds they've heard.

 

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Memorizing vocabulary -easy & fun ! | Learning Chocolate

Memorizing vocabulary -easy & fun ! | Learning Chocolate | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
Aims to help students and children to memorize English vocabulary in an easy and efficient way, by using image, pronunciation and game. Free and Fun!
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No matter their age or level, learners enjoy the website, that also displays exercises and the pronunciation of its illustrated words.

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40 brilliant idioms that simply can’t be translated literally

40 brilliant idioms that simply can’t be translated literally | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
By Helene Batt and Kate Torgovnick May It’s a piece of cake. You can't put lipstick on a pig. Why add fuel to the fire? Idioms are those phrases that mean more than the sum of their words. As our O...
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When the Germans have "tomatoes" on their eyes, the French have into "peaux de saucisson" devant les yeux : students often enjoy learning idioms, and these make the language more genuine !

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-ed pronunciation & a simple yet rich EFL resource | WIRED

-ed pronunciation & a simple yet rich EFL resource | WIRED | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
The universal repair solution owes its existence to a Navy mom from Illinois.
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- Rules of -ed pronunciation and practising (might be turned into an audio file to get the students to discriminate the various sounds). - The article's short and simple enough to fit the French 'collège' EFL frame.

- Might be used in high school technological series or Y11/Grade10 as well.

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My Favourite Things

My Favourite Things | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
A listening and vocabulary lesson to learn and practise using the simple present tense. Listen to the song My Favourite Things from the film the Sound of Music, learn and review some useful words for talking about likes and dislikes, and do a grammar quiz to test how much you have understood.

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