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Receptionist and a customer telephone conversation exercise

Receptionist and a customer telephone conversation exercise | Learning English | Scoop.it
Exercise about a receptionist and a customer having a telephone conversation.

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Speak to customers in English? See if this can help!

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Learning Basic English vocabulary and grammar's curator insight, June 29, 2013 8:08 PM

Exercise about a receptionist and a customer having a telephone conversation.

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Horse parts and equipment learning English

Horse parts and equipment learning English | Learning English | Scoop.it
Learning the parts of a horse English lesson. Learn the vocabulary for the various parts of a horse

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Enjoy horse riding, and learning English? Well saddle up and ride off into the sunset with this useful article!

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ADrii Sigüenza's curator insight, May 27, 2013 10:34 AM

yea

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Haha Tony thanks for the comment made me smile :D
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Antidote for Fast: Slow Media and Storytelling

Antidote for Fast: Slow Media and Storytelling | Learning English | Scoop.it
In June 2010, sci-fi writer Bruce Sterling posted to Wired’s “Beyond the Beyond” blog a manifesto for “slow media.” The “Slow Media Manifesto” was written by Sabria David, Jörg Blumtritt, and Bened...

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A thoughtful article relating to business and the process involved in getting your company 'story' out there.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, June 25, 2013 5:24 PM

Don't believe the myth that people's attention spans are so short they can't/won't listen to a story beyond 1-3 minutes. And don't lament that there are no opportunities to share 5, 10, 20, or 60 minute stories.


Because it is not true. And here is a terrific article debunking the notion that mini-stories are the only option in business.


Check out the "Slow Media Manifesto" that connects storytelling to the 'slow food' movement. Read their 14 tenents for stories that help produce a fabulous story consumption experience.


And read the business case for giving people 'meaty' stories, not 30 second thin anecdotes.


I really like this quote: "The impulse for Slow Media also resonates with a point made by Longform’s Aaron Lammer in praising the value of archives, even as we live in a media environment that increasingly emphasizes the now. 'A lot of these things break along an extreme axis, so that as things go very, very short and very, very fast, they simultaneously go long and timeless,' Lammer told me. 'There is a polarizing effect.' "


To me 'polarizing' means 'in conflict' when actually I just see the 2 as simply polar opposites. This notion harkens back to the 1970s when author John Naisbitt of Megatrends coined the term "high tech, high touch". He described the rise in technology (computers, servers, keyboards, etc.) and the equally opposite reaction people were having in desiring surroundings with more natural elements (wood, plants, natural fibers, etc.). I see this happening still today.


And here's another favorite from the post: "As pieces of timely information become ever cheaper, deeper, more contextualized information becomes more powerful and valuable." Yes! Meaningful stories that take longer to tell provide more value, and become more valuable, to the listener.


There is a time and a place for short stories that can be very effective. And a time and place for longer stories. Keep both handy.


This post is not very long but it is rich in good thinking. I hope you enjoy it as a refreshing tonic to all the immediacy that is demanded of us today.


And long live rich, well crafted, meaningful, slow storytelling!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling atwww.scoop.it/t/just-story-it

Jose Nevarez's comment, June 27, 2013 9:51 AM
Great article Karen. I can see that many business are asking to do thing faster and shorter because young people "don't like to read". Are we sending the wrong message. Are we teaching our children to be impatient? I believe great stories needs time to develop, to be a lasting experience.
Karen Dietz's comment, June 29, 2013 2:58 PM
I love your comments Jose and yes, I think we are sending the wrong message. I believe young people do like to read and perhaps they are just being more selective about when and how. And I hope businesses are in a knee-jerk reaction about only creating very short stories because I think they will be doing both their audiences and their customers a disservice. All in all, I think it's a balance between short and long-form storytelling. Many thanks for your input.
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ICTmagic Wiki

ICTmagic Wiki | Learning English | Scoop.it

The ICTmagic Wiki page - Find the latest educational uploads and browse the archives for 1000s of links to free resources from across the web.

 

View all my sites at http://j.mp/ICTnetwork

 

See the latest issue of the ICTmagic Show magazine with my favourite recent finds at http://j.mp/magicmar13

 

Previous editions are at http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/%2AICTmagic+Show

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, January 5, 2013 12:19 PM

I explored several of these. Great fun to play with even when you are not trying to learn what they might be teaching.

Tony Gough's curator insight, June 14, 2013 10:01 AM

Access a wealth of online material that might help with your studies!

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Earthquakes In The Last Week

Earthquakes In The Last Week | Learning English | Scoop.it

This is a shocking resource which shows all of the earthquakes that have happened over one week on a map. The site separates the quakes into colours by strength. It's astonishing to see how many earthquakes happening around the world. Found  via http://twitter.com/@MrsPTeach

 

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Science


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Places hit by eathquakes!

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7 Free Adobe Apps for your iPhone and iPad | BestAppSite

7 Free Adobe Apps for your iPhone and iPad | BestAppSite | Learning English | Scoop.it

"Adobe makes industry standard Apps for your desktop that creatives rely on every single day. However, Adobe also makes some pretty cool iOS Apps too and the best part is most of them are FREE. Here are 7 that you should check out today!

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You may or may not be aware of these free Adobe Apps!

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malek's curator insight, June 14, 2013 7:59 PM

Like Adobe Reader with all the frills

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Improve your English through film clips

Improve your English through film clips | Learning English | Scoop.it

When learning English it's important that you hear as many different accents and types of voices from different ages of speaker so that you are able to understand English wherever you go. This activity gives you lots of opportunity to practice your listening skills and broaden your understanding of English speakers.


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Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, May 31, 2013 11:01 AM
Great content source.
Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat's curator insight, May 31, 2013 6:31 PM

Learning through film is a great way of improving listening and pronunciation skills and is above all, fun.

Mrs Le Roy's curator insight, June 1, 2013 7:16 AM

Learning through film is a great way of improving listening and pronunciation skills and is above all, fun.

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Presentation Design Techniques from the Masters

Here's our take on some popular approaches to Presentation Design seen in some work by great presenters. Enjoy! Download here for a Tweet!: http://goo.gl/eV54K

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Check out how the professionals present!

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Miriam Gilbert's curator insight, May 30, 2013 5:47 AM

This works as a great summary reminder of tools, tips and tricks to make you communication (not just presenations!) more compelling

diane gusa's curator insight, July 20, 2013 9:24 AM

Great ideas to present in an engaging style.

Frans Droog's curator insight, August 17, 2013 2:04 AM

Een mooi overzicht van de technieken gebruikt door een aantal bekende presentatoren: Kawasaki, Lessig, Godin, Jobs.

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Presentation Design Techniques from the Masters

Here's our take on some popular approaches to Presentation Design seen in some work by great presenters. Enjoy! Download here for a Tweet!: http://goo.gl/eV54K

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Great article for students and business users of presentations! 

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Miriam Gilbert's curator insight, May 30, 2013 5:47 AM

This works as a great summary reminder of tools, tips and tricks to make you communication (not just presenations!) more compelling

diane gusa's curator insight, July 20, 2013 9:24 AM

Great ideas to present in an engaging style.

Frans Droog's curator insight, August 17, 2013 2:04 AM

Een mooi overzicht van de technieken gebruikt door een aantal bekende presentatoren: Kawasaki, Lessig, Godin, Jobs.

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Presentation Design Techniques from the Masters

Here's our take on some popular approaches to Presentation Design seen in some work by great presenters. Enjoy! Download here for a Tweet!: http://goo.gl/eV54K

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Really great advice for presentations!

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Miriam Gilbert's curator insight, May 30, 2013 5:47 AM

This works as a great summary reminder of tools, tips and tricks to make you communication (not just presenations!) more compelling

diane gusa's curator insight, July 20, 2013 9:24 AM

Great ideas to present in an engaging style.

Frans Droog's curator insight, August 17, 2013 2:04 AM

Een mooi overzicht van de technieken gebruikt door een aantal bekende presentatoren: Kawasaki, Lessig, Godin, Jobs.

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46 Education App Review Sites For Teachers And Students

46 Education App Review Sites For Teachers And Students | Learning English | Scoop.it
Katie and I can't cover the entire education app industry by ourselves. Luckily, there are dozens of other sites specifically devoted to education app reviews for teachers and students.

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Use information for teachers and students!

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 28, 2013 4:25 PM

Have used some of these apps but there are more to look at.

Homeschool FL's curator insight, June 2, 2013 8:33 PM

Educational apps are popping up daily, but the question for parents is, how to know which ones are worth using, and which ones are not? Because let's face it, the app industry is out to make money, and many times app developers are very astute at making an app that "looks" educational, but in reality is just full of ads and sneaky ways of getting your children to buy something.

 

This article lists 46 different websites that review apps for teachers and students. This should help cut through the clutter and help pinpoint the useful from the fluff.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, June 4, 2013 5:45 AM

Try them out see what you think. I'm investigating

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Ten things you might not have known about the English language

Ten things you might not have known about the English language | Learning English | Scoop.it
Alex Hammond writes for ESL - Language Travel. In this guest post, he reveals a few little-known facts about the origins of the English language. Hey, English speaker! Congratulations. You speak a ...

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Interesting article.

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Weather, Months and Seasons - English Vocabulary, Quizzes and Worksheets

Weather, Months and Seasons - English Vocabulary, Quizzes and Worksheets | Learning English | Scoop.it
Free online activities and worksheets on weather, months and seasons for ESL students and kids - reading, writing and listening lessons, quizzes, games, printable worksheets and lesson resources.

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Lots of useful English language exercises for all levels!

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Email letters vocabulary list learning basic the words

Email letters vocabulary list learning basic the words | Learning English | Scoop.it
vocabulary list for Email and letters vocabulary list. Learning the basic words.

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Do you write business emails? Then try these tips!

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Learning Basic English vocabulary and grammar's curator insight, July 2, 2013 7:30 AM

Vocabulary list for Email and letters  learning the basic words that are used for letters and emails. 

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Prepositions Made Easy: In, On, and At

Prepositions Made Easy: In, On, and At | Learning English | Scoop.it
Are prepositions really so difficult? What if I told you that IN JUST 5 MINUTES I could help you solve some of your most confusing preposition problems?

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Prepositions and how to use them!

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ESL Academy's curator insight, June 18, 2013 10:47 AM

Nice!

Lisa Purvin Oliner's curator insight, June 18, 2013 7:03 PM

Always reinforce your words with clear visuals and other modalities. This diagram can be broken down in a PowerPoint by your students; then they can teach peers what it illustrates. Encourage them to use available design to reinforce their lessons. [See: Cope & Kalantzis (New London Group), 1996]

Ana Sclerandi's curator insight, June 21, 2013 9:55 PM

A very useful inverted pyramid to quickly understand and learn prepositions of time and place. 

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ICTmagic Wiki

ICTmagic Wiki | Learning English | Scoop.it

The ICTmagic Wiki page - Find the latest educational uploads and browse the archives for 1000s of links to free resources from across the web.

 

View all my sites at http://j.mp/ICTnetwork

 

See the latest issue of the ICTmagic Show magazine with my favourite recent finds at http://j.mp/magicmar13

 

Previous editions are at http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/%2AICTmagic+Show

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Access a wealth of online material that might help with your studies!

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, January 5, 2013 12:19 PM

I explored several of these. Great fun to play with even when you are not trying to learn what they might be teaching.

Tony Gough's curator insight, June 14, 2013 10:00 AM

Access a wealth of online learning material to help in your studies!

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Languages Online

Languages Online | Learning English | Scoop.it

This is a huge European languages site with a large bank of resources for learners of French, German, Spanish, Italian and Latin. There are lots of age differentated interactive resources and games.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Languages%2C+Culture+%26+International+Projects


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This might be a useful addition to learning languages; it requires 'Flash' to run.

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, May 11, 2013 7:55 PM

A resource for teaching and learning modern foreign languages.

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Britain from Above | Rescue the Past

Britain from Above | Rescue the Past | Learning English | Scoop.it

Britain from above presents the unique Aerofilms collection of aerial photographs from 1919-1953


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Britain from the air!

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Rob Harrison's curator insight, June 13, 2013 11:35 AM

Over 41,00 high resolution images to go through, fantastic resource.

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Your Green Office: Energy-Saving Tips for Small Businesses

Your Green Office: Energy-Saving Tips for Small Businesses | Learning English | Scoop.it

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, June 11, 2013 4:35 AM


Business owners cannot ignore the rising cost of energy, and there is much that business owners can do to reduce energy costs in their business, if they focus on a number of small actions that deliver great savings.


A concerted effort is required to reduce costs of energy consumption, and astute business owners know that over time good practices ingrained in their business, will pay back the effort involved in implementing them.


This good article, identifies the areas for immediate attention to find savings, and it provides tips to follow for each identified area in your business where energy consumption is easily reduced.

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, June 11, 2013 12:06 PM

Good practical tips. It's all small stuff, but it helps.


Start your Business with a Free Business Plan Templatehttp://www.business-funding-insider.com/free-business-plan-template.html

MyLight Systems's curator insight, June 12, 2013 3:55 AM

L'autoconsommation implique aussi l'optimisation de sa propre consommation énergétique, à commencer par la mise en place de pratiques simples et pleines de bon sens, telles que proposées par cet article.

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Presentation Design Techniques from the Masters

Here's our take on some popular approaches to Presentation Design seen in some work by great presenters. Enjoy! Download here for a Tweet!: http://goo.gl/eV54K

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Useful advice from those who know how to present!

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Miriam Gilbert's curator insight, May 30, 2013 5:47 AM

This works as a great summary reminder of tools, tips and tricks to make you communication (not just presenations!) more compelling

diane gusa's curator insight, July 20, 2013 9:24 AM

Great ideas to present in an engaging style.

Frans Droog's curator insight, August 17, 2013 2:04 AM

Een mooi overzicht van de technieken gebruikt door een aantal bekende presentatoren: Kawasaki, Lessig, Godin, Jobs.

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Emaze - create amazing presentations

Emaze - create amazing presentations | Learning English | Scoop.it

Emaze vision – to change the way people create presentations through a simple, fully automated process that generate powerful and engaging showcases.


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Two Pens's curator insight, June 10, 2013 1:13 PM

It's an early beta but looks promising for making more interesting presentations. Not at "swoopy" as Prezi (that's good).

diane gusa's curator insight, July 20, 2013 9:27 AM

"Variety is the spice of life"

Maria Zambonino Gordillo's curator insight, December 17, 2013 12:00 PM

gracias deseo innovaciones tecnologicas

 

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6 Steps to Add Voice Comments to Google Docs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Steps to Add Voice Comments to Google Docs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning English | Scoop.it

"With this new application in Google Docs ( Drive ), teachers can now record their audio comments and share them with their students. I see this as a better way to give feedback on students' work and I do believe there are things we can express with our voice that no written code could ever capture like the tone and intonation..etc."


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Another useful tool by Google. Great for business and teaching!

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, May 20, 2013 1:17 PM

Update/Tip: I tried it out-if you have to change your original document-just copy it and add voice to it-121 Writing doesn't sync with your Google Docs updates.

 

Instructors are always looking for ways to add audio feedback-I'd much prefer adding voice messages to my student's Google Docs then just text like I have in the past.

Anne Macdonell's curator insight, May 22, 2013 10:43 AM

A huge added bonus for student engagement; also available in our Schoology LMS.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 25, 2013 6:14 PM

Excellent! I'm adding this app!

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How to create presentations in 10 easy steps

How to create presentations in 10 easy steps | Learning English | Scoop.it
Follow these 10 rules to create professional presentations that will make a significant difference in traction and results. The Must Read ultimate guide to creating better engaging Presentations.

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Might help improve your presentations! :-)

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Fátima Campilho's curator insight, May 29, 2013 9:58 AM

Boas ideias e nova ferramenta de apresentação.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, June 18, 2013 1:45 AM

Our students can benefit from this as opposed to "It seems like a good idea"

Gary Harwell's curator insight, June 18, 2013 1:46 AM

Can ouor students benefit from this?

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Knowble Articles

Knowble Articles | Learning English | Scoop.it
Improve your English skills. Sign up for free and start reading news articles at your proficiency level!

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Helping to improve your English reading skills

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Ana Sclerandi's comment, May 24, 2013 1:57 PM
I'll try it out again, Nik, and get back. Maybe I did something wrong. Thanks for your feedback.
Stewart Whitney's comment, May 24, 2013 5:02 PM
It'll get better. These things usually do. On another note, I just made the best cup of coffee!
Remy Lamers's comment, June 6, 2013 9:25 AM
I'm Remy and I work at the company that invented and developed Knowble. We think it's great that so many of you appreciate Knowble and making the effort to give feedback.

To date we haven't found a proper method to make phrasal verbs work properly. We do consider adding phrasal verbs, but the sheer endless combinations of verbs, context and meaning make this a very though nut to crack. Also; Knowble is designed as a supplementary learners aid instead of an alternative language course. That's why we focus on what Knowble does best; improving vocabulary by reading news articles.

This free version of Knowble offers a rudimentary pre-test. We have developed specific versions with better pre-tests for our clients, such as publishers. These versions also include target word lists, specific resources and translations from dictionaries (instead of Google translation used in the free version). In the paid version of Knowble teachers can also view the progress of individual students.

Still, we hope that our free version of Knowble will continue to help people improve their English in a pleasant way.

Keep your feedback coming!
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10 things you can do to improve your spoken English right now!

10 things you can do to improve your spoken English right now! | Learning English | Scoop.it
How to improve English speaking. 10 great ideas to get you started.

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