February 16

GOOD WEBSITES FOR LISTENING

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Listening to Music Daniel Foster via Compfight

Intermediate+ listening. New vocabulary introduced. Each listening accompanied by a comprehension or vocabulary activity.

This is an excellent site full of stories on a wide range of topics. Every story has a pdf transcript with language notes attached.

Intermediate to Advanced Students. News stories with vocabulary and comprehension exercises.

LISTENING

 

A collection of various short listening recordings at a range of levels accompanied by tests and transcripts.

 

April 9

VIDEOS ON SAFETY ISSUES

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VIDEOS ON SAFETY

These short videos convey important information about fire safety, child safety, home safety and crime prevention. Taken from the ITS Glasgow “Stay Safe Scotland” DVD, they can be used to accompany the ITS Glasgow ESOL packs. All videos © 2011 ITS Glasgow.

A collection of video and an example: CASH MACHINE

[mediacore height=”315px” public_url=”http://edinburghcollege.mediacore.tv/media/videos-on-safety” thumb_url=”http://cdnassets.mediacore.tv/sites/8595/images/media/2205045m-ATJiae6w.jpg” title=”09 04 2014 11 21 51″ width=”560px”]

June 26

GLOBAL WARMING and GREENHOUSE EFFECT

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[mediacore height=”315px” public_url=”http://edinburghcollege.mediacore.tv/media/global-warming-a-video-by-nasa” thumb_url=”http://cdnassets.mediacore.tv/sites/8595/images/media/524368m-8DLL1yjl.jpg” title=”Global Warming A video by NASA” width=”560px”]

RESEARCH: GLOBAL WARMING and GREENHOUSE EFFECT

June 24

DESCRIBING A PROCESS – HOW TO MAKE A MUMMY

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Describing a process – why don’t you try the video clip HOW TO MAKE A MUMMY ?l (75)

Use the attached worksheet if you wish HOW TO MAKE A MUMMY describing a process Int2 plus

OTHER IDEAS:

LISTENING and WATCHING : GLOBAL WARMING CHEESE MAKING  HOW TO MAKE POTATO CHIPS (no words, more difficult)

VOLCANO ERUPTION (and other natural disasters on the menu on the left-hand side)

READING: POTATO CHIPS  ESL Worksheet Describing a Process How to Decorate an X-mas Tree

 

 

 

 

March 19

ONLINE SOUND FILES CONVERTER – DEAD EASY

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Having problems with too big audio files? Too tired to change the recorder setting? Go to http://online-audio-converter.com/

and convert the files instantly. All the major formats are supported – mp3, wav, mp4 and others

  • Because the audio files are converted online, you don’t have to install the software on your computer.
  • You can convert several files at a time.
  • You can extract sound from a video (from YouTube for example) – excellent for listening activities.
  • Advanced setting will let you edit your sound files if you re preparing podcast (for example fading in or out) 
January 20

25 JANUARY – RABBIE BURN’S NIGHT

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ð You have to check this out!!!!! Robert Burns INTERACTIVE –  good for listening and not only http://www.scotland.org/burns-night/interactive/

ð MY LOVE IS LIKE A RED, RED ROSE  and many more, all in audio and video http://www.robertburns.plus.com/voicemyluv.htm

ð http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/robertburns/burns_night_running_order.shtml – a collection of wonderful resources – articles about Burns, video clips, Brurns’ poetry etc.

ð The Address to A Haggis a video clip http://www.robertburns.plus.com/voicemyluv.htm

ð ROBBIE BURNS  on ESOLcourses – lots of online activities for different levels – pre-intermediate http://www.esolcourses.com/content/lifeintheuk/scotland/burns-night/lesson-activities.html  and intermediate http://esolcourses.blogspot.com/2010/01/january-25-burns-night-english-lesson.html

PLUS

ð Masses of materials for interactive white board on http://www.prometheanplanet.com/en-gb/Search/resources/language/english/?Keywords=Robert+Burns&SortField=relevance&ViewType=ListView

ð A new documentary presented by David Hayman will exclusively unveil what Scotland’s most famous poet, Robert Burns, really looked like. In Search of Robert Burns is set to air on STV on January 22 at 8pm.  http://entertainment.stv.tv/tv/208687-stv-goes-in-search-of-robert-burns-to-reveal-the-face-of-scottish-poet/

NB: all the pictures come from my private collection, you can use them freely