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Welcome! This site is for students to practice their English and keep up to date with environmental issues.

TEN MINUTES OF ENGLISH A DAY!
You can find a mixture of reading, crosswords, videos and short English lessons: these will normally be vocabulary, but I may also treat you to some grammar!

There are now over 240 lessons on this blog. Look through the Blog archive, Post labels and Popular Posts to find what you want.

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''Let nature be your teacher''
William Wordsworth, poet, 1770-1850

''Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift''
Albert Einstein, physicist, 1879-1955

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Environmental videos on TED

A great site for watching short, high quality videos is TED, a small nonprofit site devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. The world's ''most fascinating thinkers and doers'' are given a maximum of 18 minutes to talk. Over 700 videos are now available.

Once you have chosen a video to watch, the best thing to do is look for 'open interactive transcript' (on the right, next to 'About this talk'). You then get the text of what the speaker is saying (and you can click on a word and go to that part of the talk!). You may want to print the script so you can highlight new vocabulary.

There are a lot of environmental videos under different categories:
A greener future
Inspired by nature
Ocean stories

So, here is one form the latter category:

David Gallo shows underwater astonishments


Let me know what you think and share any other good videos with us.

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