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CURRENT EVENTS and the "WORLD" IN THE EFL CLASSROOM

 

Current events are a great way to learn English and prompt discussion. (see my presentation).  Particularly for intermediate and advanced students. Find here many materials for using news articles and other "news" resources in the classroom. Click below to go to Breakingnewsenglish and the wonderful resources there for many of the videos examples. Please discuss below any ways you've used these or your own resources. Upload something and share! 


 

CURRENT EVENTS RESOURCES

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BREAKING

NEWSENGLISH

News Predicts the Future    Beckham Moves Healthy Pizza     $100 Laptops    Exercise Pill     

 Internet and the Family      Namdaemun Fire - Seoul    Keyboards, Dirtier than Toilets     Gaza War of Words    

Winnie The Pooh Comeback   GOOGLE (Brand PPTS - Lesson #17)   Michael Jackson Dies    Barack Obama   

 McDonald's Closes      Nelson Mandela Day   Korean Woman passes 950th Driving Test      

World's Tallest Building   Holocaust Memorial Day    The Winter Olympics    Youtube 5th Anniversary   

 P. Diddy's son's Party

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Presentations

What People Eat Best Photos All Time Africa on 1 Day Nat. Press Photographers Slideshows

Time Magazine Slideshows All About Africa How Americans spend their day 2010 in Images 

Chernobyl - would you stay?  We are the 99%  World Where We Live  Images of Korea 

 North Korea                Countries of the world     Where are you?    How the USA expanded

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Links / Sites

Project Peace N.Y. Times Daily Quiz Livestation (World News/TV) [Windows] [Mac]

Use our ID/PW - eflclassroom@mail.com / eflclassroom Newseum The National Archives

The World Sunlight Map Scribble Map BBC NEWS MAP 10X10 Pictures&News World Records

What's Happening on the Web National Geographic Readers! I Spot A Story

12 Events that will Change the World BBC World News podcasts / scripts World Clock

World Statistics Clock MORE World Statistics Live Social Media stats up to the minute. 

Newser   Where does US oil come from?

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Activities/Resources

N.Y. Times Lesson of the Day Rich Wilson - Sailing around the World Columbus Zoo!

All Systems Go - The Body 3D model of the human brain

Foreign Policy Lesson Plans Blank World Map  Modern Farming Interactive

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Videos+

Geography at the Movies The 5 Senses Touch Taste Smell Sight Hearing HOME - HD

Earth - The Pale Blue Dot Foli Rhythm (Africa), One in 8 million (authentic listening)

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Geography / Resources / Games

Montage Maker Don't Gross Out the World The Amazing Race The World

Capital Cities Flags Asia Latin America Europe Photos Africa USA Canada Unesco Sites

Geography Challenge Quiz Test your Knowledge of Europe World Cup Geography Game

WORLD INFO INTERACTIVE MAP MSU Headline Clues Flags of Every Country MAP

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The Planets / Space

Video - Cosmic Zoom The Planet Game Planet Info. The Solar Symphony Game

Planet Sizes Video - Race to Space The Solar System Song All the Nat. Anthems

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Science

Tsunami Earthquakes Volcanoes Tornadoes Hurricanes Handouts 1 2 3 FISH

SPACE SHUTTLE AVERAGE FOOD CHAIN THE HUMAN BODY ECLIPSES

HURRICANES iNTERNATIONAL DATE LINE LASERS SNOWFLAKES

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Up to the Minute News / Reports / Documentaries from Al Jazeera


 

Comment by Tran Thi Minh Phuong on October 11, 2009 at 9:38am
Please help me to upload the video to my PC so that I can play it when the lineoff.

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Comment by ddeubel on October 13, 2009 at 3:39am
Tran,

It depends what kind of video. Many you can download in our A/V player. Hit the arrow on each video - on the right.

Also, if it is a youtube video you can go to http://keepvid.com and put in the video url/address for example: http://youtube.com/Ax5p436dc . Then press download. It will download to your desktop so you can play it without being on the internet.

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Comment by ddeubel on January 26, 2011 at 4:19am

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