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A companion page to EFL SMARTblog http://efllecturer.blogspot.com/ - EFL, ESL and ESOL learning and practice activities for smart students of English.
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How Does Language Shape the Way We Think? Cognitive Scientist Lera Boroditsky Explains


Imagine a jellyfish waltzing in a library while thinking about quantum mechanics.
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Florida Students Announce Voting Campaign to Change Gun Laws

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Students who attended the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people said they would campaign to register 18-year-olds to vote. Their goal is to change laws related to gun ownership.
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Will Parkland Student Activists Define America’s Younger Generation?

Will Parkland Student Activists Define America’s Younger Generation? | The EFL SMARTblog Scoop.it Page | Scoop.it
A recent study found the most important issues for America’s post-millennial generation are jobs and unemployment, terrorism and the cost of higher education.
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News Literacy Lesson 4: Balance, Fairness

News Literacy Lesson 4: Balance, Fairness | The EFL SMARTblog Scoop.it Page | Scoop.it
This lesson is based on the News Literacy class at the Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University.For more on how to become a news literate citizen, go to http://www.centerfornewsliteracy.org/getting-started/...
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News Literacy Lesson 6: News and Social Media

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This lesson is based on the News Literacy class at the Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University.For more on how to become a news literate citizen, go to http://www.centerfornewsliteracy.org/getting-started/...
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Jacob Cockle

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Photographer Jacob Cockle would do anything for a great shot, but his fascination with a whirlpool proved fatal.
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BBC - Culture - The 100 stories that shaped the world

BBC - Culture - The 100 stories that shaped the world | The EFL SMARTblog Scoop.it Page | Scoop.it
BBC Culture asked writers around the globe to pick stories that have endured across generations and continents – and changed society.
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Is it 'Yanny' or 'Laurel'? Or 'Yammy?'

Is it 'Yanny' or 'Laurel'? Or 'Yammy?' | The EFL SMARTblog Scoop.it Page | Scoop.it
Is it 'Yanny' or 'Laurel'? No, It's 'Yammy!'
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The question seems simple enough.
What word do you hear in the audio -- “Yanny” or “Laurel?”
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Intermediate English - Liverpool Museum

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A video listening lesson about The Museum of Liverpool, for adult ESOL learners and general English students. Watch a video tour of the museum, and then complete a quiz to test how much you have understood. part of a free series of online lessons about aspects of life in the UK.

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How to Teach Students About Gender Equality

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How do we create a world free from gender-based discrimination? Start by raising children who respect one another as individuals and question the traditional roles they’re assigned as boys or girls. Educators are uniquely positioned to show students they have a choice when it comes to forming their own identity


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New Reports Warn of Worldwide Threats to Freedom of the Press

New Reports Warn of Worldwide Threats to Freedom of the Press | The EFL SMARTblog Scoop.it Page | Scoop.it
Two new reports find the largest decreases in press freedom are in Europe, while press freedom in some parts of Africa increases.
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Upper Intermediate English - The Pacific Trash Vortex

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A listening and vocabulary lesson for IELTS, Intermediate, and Advanced level English language students about the Pacific Trash Vortex. Watch a short video clip about how plastics are polluting our oceans, complete a multiple choice quiz to test how much you have understood, and review some useful vocabulary.

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Intermediate English Listening - The City of Bath

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A mobile friendly listening lesson for adult English students and young learners about the historic English city of Bath. Learn English and find out about life in the UK by watching this free series of English videos featuring major cities of the UK, and completing the English listening exercises that accompany each video.

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What is Bloomsday? Who is Leopold Bloom?

What is Bloomsday? Who is Leopold Bloom? | The EFL SMARTblog Scoop.it Page | Scoop.it
June 16 is a special date for admirers of James Joyce. On this day in 1904 the Irish author had his first date with his future wife, Nora...
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Britain Faces Difficult Choices on Move to Withdraw from EU

Britain Faces Difficult Choices on Move to Withdraw from EU | The EFL SMARTblog Scoop.it Page | Scoop.it
Next week, Britain’s Parliament is set to vote on measures related to the country’s “Brexit” from Europe. But divisions within the Conservative party have delayed a firm policy and threaten to split the government.
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Study Finds Hot Classrooms Hurt Learning

Study Finds Hot Classrooms Hurt Learning | The EFL SMARTblog Scoop.it Page | Scoop.it
A new study has found that student performance drops when temperatures rise. The study blames a lack of air conditioning in many U.S. schools for causing learning problems.
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Scientists to Use DNA in Search for Loch Ness Monster

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For hundreds of years, visitors to Scotland's Loch Ness have described seeing a creature that some people believe lives deep in the lake. But now the story of “Nessie” -- the Loch Ness Monster -- may have no place to hide.
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Terribly sorry – but Britain’s famed politeness may be a myth | Lynne Murphy | Opinion | The Guardian

Terribly sorry – but Britain’s famed politeness may be a myth | Lynne Murphy | Opinion | The Guardian | The EFL SMARTblog Scoop.it Page | Scoop.it
Research shows that English speakers are rather keen on saying thank you. But are we really expressing our gratitude, asks linguistics professor Lynne Murphy
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BBC - Earth - In Siberia in 1908, a huge explosion came out of nowhere

BBC - Earth - In Siberia in 1908, a huge explosion came out of nowhere | The EFL SMARTblog Scoop.it Page | Scoop.it
Over 100 years after the most powerful explosion in documented history, researchers are still trying to figure out exactly what happened
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Is it offensive to call ruddy-faced middle-aged Tories 'gammons'? | Politics | The Guardian

Is it offensive to call ruddy-faced middle-aged Tories 'gammons'? | Politics | The Guardian | The EFL SMARTblog Scoop.it Page | Scoop.it
The lunch meat has found new life as a political insult – but an increasing number of people have taken issue with it...
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BBC - Future - Feeling litt? The five hotspots driving English forward

BBC - Future - Feeling litt? The five hotspots driving English forward | The EFL SMARTblog Scoop.it Page | Scoop.it
An analysis of nearly one billion Tweets maps the emergence of new words across the USA in unprecedented detail.
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BBC - Culture - The colourful secrets of Britain’s centuries-old slang

BBC - Culture - The colourful secrets of Britain’s centuries-old slang | The EFL SMARTblog Scoop.it Page | Scoop.it
We all are part of at least one tribe, and tribe talk has existed for centuries. Each group has a distinctly flavoured jargon which unites their members and provides an easy shorthand.
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