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.
A collection of various short listening recordings at a range of levels accompanied by tests and transcripts.
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
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English Central English Central
A wonderful website for practising vocabulary, spelling and pronunciation as well as reading and listening skills at a range of levels. PDF with instructions for users attached.
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RESEARCH: GLOBAL WARMING and GREENHOUSE EFFECT
Describing a process – why don’t you try the video clip HOW TO MAKE A MUMMY ?
Use the attached worksheet if you wish HOW TO MAKE A MUMMY describing a process Int2 plus
VOLCANO ERUPTION (and other natural disasters on the menu on the left-hand side)
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)
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
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
A funny video clips about not so funny things that can happen to Facebook users. Watch the video with your students and practise MODAL VERBS – can’t, should, shouldn’t, mustn’t, etc. and other PROHIBITION/OBLIGATION structures
An excellent listening and reading comprehension activity. Finding the differences between the text and Martin Luther King’s speech, spelling exercises etc. http://michel.barbot.pagesperso-orange.fr/hotpot/mlk/dream1.htm
Considered to be the best speech of the 20th century, “I have a dream” – video http://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/#/i-have-a-dream-martin-luthe/4567647625
Listening, reading comprehension and vocabulary materials – Martin Luther King http://www.eslholidaylessons.com/01/martin_luther_king_day.html
Various resources at different levels : http://www.esolcourses.com/topics/martin-luther-king.html
21 January is the World Religion 2013 Day. As stated on the Education Scotland website, “the aim of World Religion Day, (…) is to promote inter-faith understanding and harmony.” My NC 4 ESOL for Employability students are preparing a collaborative project on different religions using resources from http://www.worldreligionday.org/
I am also going to use the three beautiful interactive resources from http://www.bl.uk/learning/cult/sacredbooks/sacredintro.html. The 1st one “Sacred texts” allows you to read and listen stories from Buddhist, Muslim or Christian texts. You can explore twelve animated stories from six different religions. The 2nd, animated site as well, lets you investigate a range of religion or faith issues from the perspective of faith leaders, educators, young people, theologians and an atheist philosopher. Finally, the 3rd one “provides background and contextual information for each of the abrahamic faiths”. This can be done in class or can be set up as a self-study activity.
All the copyrights rules are described on http://www.bl.uk/aboutus/terms/copyright/index.html in case you want to publish/copy any material.