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IELTS and newspapers -

IELTS and newspapers - | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Advice on and how and why to use newspapers to improve reading and vocabulary skills for IELTS, with suggested practice exercises and useful links

Via Jim George
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Brigid's curator insight, March 9, 2014 10:45 AM

Read a news article each day 

www. breakingnewsenglish.com

Mark A J Ellis's curator insight, January 28, 9:33 AM

Some handy links here to remind us to do this regularly

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Universities should ban PowerPoint — It makes students stupid and professors boring

Universities should ban PowerPoint — It makes students stupid and professors boring | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Courses designed around slides therefore propagate the myth that students can become skilled and knowledgeable without working through dozens of books, hundreds of articles and thousands of problems.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 25, 12:36 AM

Think it has more to do with how the slides are used than the fact that they use them.

Caroline Price's curator insight, August 26, 9:21 AM
never saw the Point or felt the Power
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How English gave birth to surprising new languages

How English gave birth to surprising new languages | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
English has morphed into several other languages all over the world. James Harbeck looks at the origins and possible future of these strange descendants.
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[VIDEO] 5 technologies that will change Classroom Education

The potential for new technology in the classroom is really cool – and also kind of creepy. Here are five technologies that could dramatically change the way we learn.

Via Edumorfosis, juandoming, Juergen Wagner
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Edumorfosis's curator insight, August 20, 2:38 PM

Cuando estas cinco grandes tecnologías lleguen al aula, la sociedad estárá en una dimensión transhumanista completamente difertente a lo que se practicará en el Sistema Educativo....

David W. Deeds's curator insight, August 20, 6:51 PM

Thanks to Juan Doming.

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Stop Supporting Child Slavery By Avoiding These 7 Companies

Stop Supporting Child Slavery By Avoiding These 7 Companies | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Who doesn’t love chocolate? Americans sure do. In fact, the average American citizen eats over 11 pounds of chocolate each year. But there’s a downside to this sweet treat beyond simply questionable ingredients. Many of us purchase our chocolate without thinking about who made it, and that’s a problem, since a variety of large corporations have […]
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Will the skyscrapers outlast the pyramids?

Will the skyscrapers outlast the pyramids? | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Egypt’s pyramids were the skyscrapers of their day – and they are still standing 5,000 years later. Could today’s tallest buildings outlast them? Zaria Gorvett reports.
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Teaching Students Philosophy Will Improve Their Academic Performance, Shows Study

Teaching Students Philosophy Will Improve Their Academic Performance, Shows Study | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
A recent study demonstrates significant benefits of teaching young students philosophy.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 7, 1:05 AM

The key to critical thinking.

Zafer Cengiz's curator insight, August 8, 4:21 AM
Yerel TURİZM KONSEYLERİ #TürkTURİZMİ için en geçerli ve aranan Örgütlenme MODELİ olarak 10 yıldır 2023 Turizm Stratejisi ile birlikte uygulanamıyor? Türkiye'de turizm yapılacaksa (?) 170 Adet Sivil Toplum KONSEYİ ile Anadolu beldelerinde "ortak akılların birleşmesi ve temelleri kurmaları gerekli" AMA? https://bit.ly/TurizmKonseyi ;
Jonathan Rollins's curator insight, August 8, 1:59 PM
I just love philosophy. That's what used to be taught in schools thousands of years ago. And now we're coming back realizing the old is good.
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20 misused English words that make smart people look silly

20 misused English words that make smart people look silly | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here. We’re all tempted to use words that we’re not too familiar with. If this were the only problem, I wouldn’t have much to write about. That’s because we’re cautious with words we’re unsure of and, thus, they don’t create much of an issue for us. It’
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Twelve Ways You Are Being Manipulated by the News and on Social Media

Twelve Ways You Are Being Manipulated by the News and on Social Media | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it

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Teachers thank Melania Trump for providing the perfect material to teach their students what plagiarism is  - BBC

Teachers thank Melania Trump for providing the perfect material to teach their students what plagiarism is  - BBC | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Teachers and academics discuss plagiarism following Melania Trump's speech
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Does travel really broaden the mind?

Does travel really broaden the mind? | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Mark Twain wrote: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” Perhaps, with the summer holidays upon us, and Brexit-based discussions about tolerance, immigration and our relationship with foreigners ringing in our ears, it’s worth examining Twain’s quote. Does travel really broaden the mind, or does it tend to reinforce existing prejudices?
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The letter in full from 1,000 lawyers to David Cameron over EU Referendum

The letter in full from 1,000 lawyers to David Cameron over EU Referendum | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
More than 1,000 lawyers have signed a letter addressed to Prime Minister David Cameron saying the EU referendum result is merely “advisory” and not legally binding. Here it is in full: TO THE PRIME MINISTER AND ALL MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT 9 July 2016 Dear Prime Minister and Members of Parliament Re: Brexit
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BBC Learning English - 6 Minute English / Should tourists go to Antarctica?

BBC Learning English - 6 Minute English / Should tourists go to Antarctica? | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
6 Minute #English asks: Should tourists go to #Antarctica? Discussion and #vocab https://t.co/dkxxe6ALwL #elt https://t.co/Lw2pJfrk8K
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Social Media Points Out Sexism in Olympics Coverage

Social Media Points Out Sexism in Olympics Coverage | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Social Media Points Out Sexism in Olympics Coverage
This is What’s Trending Today….
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Why bullying is such a successful evolutionary strategy

Why bullying is such a successful evolutionary strategy | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
It is not just people that bully the vulnerable. Many animals do it too, and in evolutionary terms it may even work
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We all know cheating is bad. So why do we do it?

We all know cheating is bad. So why do we do it? | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Cheating at work and sport is unethical, but we sometimes do it anyway. Here’s why
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6 Internet Words With Surprisingly Old Origins

6 Internet Words With Surprisingly Old Origins | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
The Greek, Viking, and mystical origins of some of the digital world’s most widely used words.

Via Evdokia Roka
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Teaching kids empathy: In Danish schools, it’s … well, it’s a piece of cake

Teaching kids empathy: In Danish schools, it’s … well, it’s a piece of cake | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
American students are falling behind on valuable social skills. In Denmark, one simple classroom tradition works
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Where in the world is my data and how secure is it? - BBC News

Where in the world is my data and how secure is it? - BBC News | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Who has your data? So much of our private details are stored in the cloud, but where is that exactly, and is it secure?
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A Third of U.S. Adults Say They'd Be 'Enthusiastic' About Having a Microchip Implanted in Brain

A Third of U.S. Adults Say They'd Be 'Enthusiastic' About Having a Microchip Implanted in Brain | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Over one-third of Americans enthusiastically welcome microchip implants in their brains, and this procedure is almost a reality.
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Erasmus - Popular student exchange could face post-Brexit axe

Erasmus - Popular student exchange could face post-Brexit axe | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Head of exchange programme between European universities says its future cannot be guaranted beyond 2017
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Nowhere to go: World’s six richest nations host only 9 percent of refugees

Nowhere to go: World’s six richest nations host only 9 percent of refugees | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
If displaced people together comprised the population of a country, it'd be the 24th largest nation in the world
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Requiem for the backpacker: Today’s youths risk missing out on the joys of spontaneous travel

Requiem for the backpacker: Today’s youths risk missing out on the joys of spontaneous travel | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
With international backpacking on the wane, we should lament the decline of dingy hostels and long bus rides
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What you read matters more than you might think

What you read matters more than you might think | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
A study published in the International Journal of Business Administration in May 2016, found that what students read in college directly affects the level of writing they achieve. In fact, researchers found that reading content and frequency may exert more significant impacts on students’ writing ability than writing instruction and writing frequency. Students wh
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How technology disrupted the truth | Katharine Viner

How technology disrupted the truth | Katharine Viner | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Social media has swallowed the news – threatening the funding of public-interest reporting and ushering in an era when everyone has their own facts. But the consequences go far beyond journalism
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Long but extremely interesting.

How we live in a "post truth" age.

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