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What class are you?

What is the future for the new middle class - and where will most of them live? 6 Minute English: 31 October 2013

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Revision techniques: How to learn boring facts - Telegraph

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Much of what we learn for exams is by no means "interesting". But in the first of a new weekly blog, memory expert Ed Cooke explains how making creative connections between boring facts can help you commit them to memory.

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BBC - Podcasts and Downloads - Witness

BBC - Podcasts and Downloads - Witness | IELTS reading | Scoop.it
Witness - history as told by the people who were there.

Five days a week we will be talking to people who lived...

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Facebook success highlights challenge of turning friends into learners

Facebook success highlights challenge of turning friends into learners | IELTS reading | Scoop.it

"In many of the schools I visit student are demanding that their teachers 'friend' them. The use of Facebook is being driven by students who don't want their interaction with their teachers to be limited to classroom time."


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 27, 2012 5:34 AM

I was very flattered to be called by the Guardian and asked for comment on a news release from the British Council. Some of my comments were published in the article that later appeared in the Guardian's Learning English section.

plerudulier's comment, December 27, 2012 6:42 AM
Wow! well done. You must be either floating in mid air or glowing... or both ^_^
Abílio Accioly Bello's comment, December 27, 2012 6:45 AM
That means that your students and yourself hava rapport toward each other!
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Highly recommended ELT Blogs

Highly recommended ELT Blogs | IELTS reading | Scoop.it

Essential ELT Blogs you should read (in alphabetical order)


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The EFL SMARTblog: All Posts List (by level)

The EFL SMARTblog: All Posts List (by level) | IELTS reading | Scoop.it

EFL, ESL and ESOL learning and practice activities for smart students of English

 

All Posts List (by level)

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Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, May 4, 2013 5:40 PM
Just great!!!!!!!!!!!
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IELTS Writing Samples - IELTS Writing Task 1

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This is where you can find free IELTS Writing Samples. For IELTS Writing Task 1, you have to write at least 150 words in 20 minutes. For IELTS Writing Task 2, you have to write at least 250 words in 40 minutes.

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Classroom Tech Learning, Education, PC, Mac, iPad, Bloom’s Taxonomy – Techlearning.com

The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.
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ESL Listening: What makes success lesson | eslwriting.org

ESL Listening: What makes success lesson | eslwriting.org | IELTS reading | Scoop.it
This is a short video from TED. Most of my ESL English students know about TED but they may not be able to understand the stories and lectures.
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The emoticon is 30 years old ;-)

The emoticon is 30 years old ;-) | IELTS reading | Scoop.it
Thirty years ago Wednesday, noted Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist Professor Scott Fahlman typed out the first sideways smiley face composed entirely of keyboard characters and posted it to the university bulletin board where — much...
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thought maybe

thought maybe | IELTS reading | Scoop.it
A library of films to inform, inspire and provoke action on a wide range of topics surrounding modern society, industrial civilisation and globalised dominant culture.
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Stephen King: why the US must introduce limited gun controls

Stephen King: why the US must introduce limited gun controls | IELTS reading | Scoop.it
The bestselling author, owner of three handguns, explains why Americans should accept controls on assault weapons

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500 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, etc.

500 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, etc. | IELTS reading | Scoop.it
Watch 500 quality movies online. Includes classics, indies, film noir, documentaries showcasing the talent of our greatest actors, actresses and directors.

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Room for Debate

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In Room for Debate, The Times invites knowledgeable outside contributors to discuss news events and...

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Where Did the English Language Come From?

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Old English and Middle English are earlier versions of the language spoken around the world today | EXPLORATIONS

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500 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, etc.

500 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, etc. | IELTS reading | Scoop.it
Watch 500 quality movies online. Includes classics, indies, film noir, documentaries showcasing the talent of our greatest actors, actresses and directors.

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BBC News - Man or machine - can robots really write novels?

BBC News - Man or machine - can robots really write novels? | IELTS reading | Scoop.it

Machines already drive trains, check bus tickets, solve complex mathematical problems, beat humans at chess and conduct countless other tasks. [...] In real life, robots have been capable of writing a version of love letters for over 60 years. [...]


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Appealing Apps for Educators: Workflow Apps to Manage Student Work

Appealing Apps for Educators: Workflow Apps to Manage Student Work | IELTS reading | Scoop.it
Many educators are realizing that the most powerful apps are those that allow for student creation. Some apps, for example Pages, Explain Everything and Popplet, push students to demonstrate, apply and synthesize their learning.
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Reading more effectively

Reading more effectively | IELTS reading | Scoop.it
Listen while you read. Part 1 (to the end of ‘Find out how difficult the text is’) Part 2 (from ‘Prediction’ to ‘Looking up vocabulary’) Part 3 (from ‘Usin...

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Free Technology for Teachers: Wikispaces Introduces a Nice New Website Style

Free Technology for Teachers: Wikispaces Introduces a Nice New Website Style | IELTS reading | Scoop.it
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English Listening Lesson – Seconds | eslwriting.org

English Listening Lesson – Seconds | eslwriting.org | IELTS reading | Scoop.it
You might want to listen carefully to this English lesson and activity.
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