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Bad grammar NEVER takes a holiday!

Bad grammar NEVER takes a holiday!

Source: Grammarman – Bad grammar NEVER takes a holiday!

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What are MOOCs?

Explore these revolutionary ways to learn for free…satisfaction garanteed!

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www.ecolearning.eu

www.futurelearn.com

Enjoy 😉

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ESL: The Oscars in infographics & trivia quiz

A nice and interesting presentation by the Telegraph.co.uk with some curiosities about the Oscars ceremonies, nominees and winners along the years. Check it out!

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Academy Awards Trivia Quiz (adapted from worldhistoryproject.org)

Are you an Oscar guru or a neophyte? Take the quiz to find out.

1. What two films have the most Academy Award nominations?
All About Eve and Gone With the Wind
Gone With The Wind and Titanic
Titanic and All About Eve
Shakespeare in Love and Forest Gump

2. What year was the first Academy Awards ceremony held?
1925
1929
1951
1942

3. Who has won the most Academy Awards?
Walt Disney
Katharine Hepburn
Meryl Streep
Jack Nicholson

4. What is the most recent film which the lead actor and actress both won Academy Awards?
Shakespeare in Love
American Beauty
The Silence of the Lambs
As Good as It Gets

5. Who was the first African American to win an Academy Award?
Hattie McDaniel
Sidney Poitier
Dorothy Dandridge
James Baskett

6. What is the only X-rated film to win an Oscar for Best Picture?
Last Tango in Paris
A Clockwork Orange
None
Midnight Cowboy

7. What was the first color movie to win Best Picture?
Gone With the Wind
Rebecca
Hamlet
The Life of Emile Zola

8. Which film series has won more than one Academy Award for Best Picture?
Rocky
The Godfather
The Lord of the Rings
James Bond

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ESL game: Say the same thing by OK Go

A funny game against the clock for adults learners of English…maybe it won’t work exactly like in the video by the band OK Go but it is worth watching. Inspiring and hilarious, it really made my day!

Here’s where you can download the free app (only for “i-devices”). Check it out!

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ESL: How to make kids sing in the classroom

I’m going to add to this post the songs that I’ve been testing at school. Music is the key for learning new vocabulary through catchy melodies and simple lyrics like these ones:

Come with me now by Kongos

Changes by Faul & Wad Ad vs. Pnau

Happy by Pharrell Williams

Little Talks by Of Monsters and Men

Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand


Scream & Shout by will.i.am

Call me maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen

Clint Eastwood by Gorillaz

Aeroplane by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Horse with no name by America

Happy Days (U.S. series)