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Social Media, the Internet & SMS | Specific VOCABULARY & ACRONYMS

Social Media, the Internet & SMS | Specific VOCABULARY & ACRONYMS | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it

I've started a list of Social Media/Internet/SMS lexis and acronyms-related list of glossaries or vocabulary resources.

Feel free to send any further interesting link for my list enriching  ;)

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In constant progress...           last update : December 25, 2013

              ... merry Xmas y'all !  :o)

 

- http://www.webopedia.com <--------  new !

  ( Webopedia : free online dictionary for words, phrases and abbreviations are related to computer & Internet technology -easy-to-understand definitions in plain language !)

- http://www.techterms.com/category/acronyms

  (Tech Acronyms : Computer and Internet acronyms) ;

- http://bit.ly/15z4O5N

  (List of Computing and It abbreviations | Wikipedia) ;

- http://www.michalsons.co.za/ict-law-acronyms/11209 ;

  (ICT Laws Acronyms)

- http://www.internetslang.com

  (Internet slang)

- http://www.webopedia.com/quick_ref/textmessageabbreviations.asp <--------  new !

  (1,375 online chat and text message abbreviations indexed by Webopedia - updated April 2013).

- http://sco.lt/7bFdzd

  (Social Media Glossary - Bt Canada)

 

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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,
Monica MIRZA's insight:

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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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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London Gallery Map | artmonthly

London Gallery Map | artmonthly | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
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Clicking on each gallery located on the map leads you to its website page.

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Pronunciation & Phonemics teaching RESOURCES | m.busyteacher.org

Pronunciation & Phonemics teaching RESOURCES | m.busyteacher.org | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
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Useful pronunciation apps and sites for EFL-ESL learners.

You'll find :

- Top 5 mobile apps for pronunciation practice

- Top 5 online tools for pronunciation practice

- The 9 best online resources for ESL pronunciation practice

- Online odysseys : 3 websites to help you teach pronunciation

- Pronunciation 101 : 7 things your students ned to hear you explain

- It's not a secret code : the simple system that can help your students achiveve perfect pronunciation

- Overcoming the pronunciation barrier : 9 great tips tof teaching phonemics

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Shakespeare Tragedies | INFOGRAPHIC

Shakespeare Tragedies | INFOGRAPHIC | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
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Cette infographie réalisée par Caitlin S. GRIFFIN (Shakespeare Library - Washington D.C.) sur une idée de Cam MAGEE (artiste, professeur de théâtre) visualise par des pictogrammes les morts de personnages Shakespeariens dans 11 de ses pièces :
Romeo & Juliet /  Hamlet / Othello / Macbeth / Antony & Cleopatra
Julius Caesar / King Lear / Titus Andronicus / Coriolanus / Timon of Athens / The Winter's Tale.
L'illustration peut
- clôturer une séquence 'Crime stories', servir de point de départ pour faire créer un visuel analogue, mais en ouvrant à partir de romans de Donna Leon, Ruth Rendell, Agatha Christie ou autre.

Comparer les analogies et diférences (plays vs. detective novels/thrillers) est aussi possible ;
- faire amener les élèves à repérer l'instrument de crime récurrent et ici le plus exploité par Shakespeare....
- et travailler sa symbolique (aussi dans le contexte de l'époque) : sang-honneur/souillure,  stylet/poignard/dague  épée-noblesse, lame-séparation/terme/tranchant/justice,

etc etc

"Titus Andronicus" remporte haut la main le record visuel d'assassinats/décès, et de variété dans la manière... Pas mal d'élèves semblaient se pourlécher les babines -"Oh, M'dame, c'est mieux que les Experts, son truc !"

Eh, "son truc", "son truc"... good ol'Will must be rolling in his
grave :o)

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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.
Monica MIRZA's insight:

- 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.

Via Sue Lyon-Jones
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para contactar Do visión ...

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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre goes virtual | BBC World News

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre goes virtual | BBC World News | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
A new app lets you take a tour of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London.
Monica MIRZA's insight:

"A new app lets you take a tour of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London. Users can move around the virtual theatre - getting an actor's eye view from the stage itself."

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Creating video for language learning (Simon ENSOR)

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Video gets an all the more relevant tool to teach/learn languages than you may have students use a smartphone in classrooms. And this varies from a country to another...

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40 Powerful Photos Show Why Banksy [supposedly] Is the Spokesman of Our Generation | STREET ART

40 Powerful Photos Show Why Banksy [supposedly] Is the Spokesman of Our Generation | STREET ART | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
In a short time, Banksy has become a cultural icon with a distinct place in history.
Monica MIRZA's insight:

Banksy keeps on proving a quality (re)source for English teaching :  bright street art, smart subversiveness !

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