for Everyday Living - Lessons with activities
Learn the names of the things you see or use every day.
Learn the sentences you need for everyday situations. In the Kitchen - In the Bathroom - In the Bedroom - In the Living
In the Garage - In the Yard - In the Office - At School - At the Store
At the Barbershop - Your Body (say-it-in-english.com)
White man attacked for having dreadlocks (April 05, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A heated debate is currently going on in the USA about whether it is OK for white people to have dreadlocks." (breakingnewsenglish.com)
Cut music to an hour a day (March 02, 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The World Health Organisation (WHO) is worried that 1.1 billion teenagers and people in their twenties and early thirties
are damaging their hearing by listening to loud music." (breakingnewsenglish.com)
Nearly 1 billion obese people in developing world (January 05, 2014) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"There are now almost one billion obese adults in the developing world. This figure was around 250 million in 1980.
The number of very overweight people has almost quadrupled in the last 35 years." (breakingnewsenglish.com)
Airline to charge passengers by weight (April 4, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO.
"Samoa Air has become the first airline in the world to base fares on a passenger's weight.
The national carrier of the South Pacific island nation has discarded the traditional pricing model of asking fliers to pay for a seat." (breakingnewsenglish.com)
Children worrying about their body image (March 25, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO.
"A survey of English schoolchildren shows boys and girls are worrying about the way they look.
The study found that over half of schoolboys lacked confidence because of their body shape." (breakingnewsenglish.com)
Energy drinks irreversibly damage teeth (7th May 2012) - a lesson plan with audio
"A new study has found that energy drinks and sports drinks cause irreversible damage to teeth, with energy drinks being twice as damaging as sports drinks." (breakingnewsenglish.com)
How safe is cosmetic surgery ?
"Cosmetic surgery is becoming increasingly popular - there are now around 100,000 operations in the UK each year.
But for those tempted to improve their looks surgically, how safe are the procedures?" (BBC)
FOOD - a lesson plan (Jean-Marc Gébelin -
Académie de Grenoble)
in microchip implant trial - a lesson plan with "a news article, listening (MP3 file), podcast, communication
activities, pair work, discussion, reading and vocabulary exercises."
(Breaking News English)
English @ the Movies: 'More To You Than Meets The Eye'- VIDEO
"Our English @ the Movies phrase today is "more to you than meets the eye."
The movie is "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them--" from the author of Harry Potter.
It involves a wizard having adventures in New York City.
Watch to see what "more to you than meets the eye" means." (learningenglish.voanews.com)
Yodelice - More than meets the eye (YouTube) + LYRICS: "You are the one, Let's have some fun
You show I run, You are the one
There's more to us, Than meets the eye
More to the world, Than you and I..." (parolesmania.com)
Does This Story Have Legs?- Text + Audio + Video
"Legs are useful – for moving around and for expressing yourself!
Read on to learn useful English expressions using the word “legs” and in which situations you can use them." (learningenglish.voanews.com)
50 Idioms About Arms, Hands, and Fingers
"Many idioms referring to human behavior are based on analogies to parts of the body, especially arms, hands, and fingers.
Here are explanations of many of the most common expressions." (dailywritingtips.com)
Ear and Nose Idioms- with explanations
and interactive quizzes (idiomconnection.com)
- catch one`s eye
- eyes pop out
- get the eye
- give someone the eye
- have eyes only for
- keep an eye on
- make eyes at
- stars in one`s eyes...
Takes by Green River :
The more I die, the more you live
Baby takes so much to give
The more you heal, the more I ache
Baby gives so much to take
The more you touch, the less I feel...
Down inside and dry as a bone"
Some Part of Me
- Quan :
"You had the knack to twist me round your little finger
Till I broke my back..."
(to twist somebody round your little finger)
shoulder to the wheel- Bel Canto
"But I think that you will always stay like this
When you put your idle shoulder to the wheel" (lyrics007.com)
On The Streetby Manfred Mann's Earth Band :
"It's easy just keep your eyes open Put your shoulder to the wheel"