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August 2020 - Year 22 - Issue 4

ISSN 1755-9715

To the Editor

Letter 1

ADDITIONAL POEMS

to Leticia Ramos Shahani, Francisco Cardoso Gomes de Matos, Noam Chomsky and Margarita Wallander-Marchus

                     By George Bradford Patterson II 

 

                    Who are the Fallen?

                    Who are the fallen?

                    They are the purple bougainvilleas of Quezon City.

                    Who are the fallen?

                    They are the crimson bougainvilleas of of Pasig.

                    Who are the fallen?

                    They are the violet bougainvilleas of Laur.

                    Who are the fallen?

                    They are the pink bougainvilleas of Cabanatuan.

                   Who are the fallen?

                   They are the yellowbells of Naga.

                   Who are the fallen?

                   They are the pink santans of Daet.

          

   Who are the fallen?

   They are the scarlet bougainvilleas of Cebu City.

   Who are the fallen?

   They are the blue roses of Davao City. 

   Who are the fallen?

   They are the red roses of Hebron.

   Who are the fallen?

   They are the white roses of Aleppo.

    Who are the fallen?

   They are the indigo roses of Amman.

   Who are the fallen?

   They are the pale pink roses of Mosul.

   Who are the fallen?

   They are the yellow roses of Beirut.

   Who are the fallen?

   They are the white orchids of Amazon Province.

   Who are the fallen?

   They are the red tulips of Kabul.

 

  Who are the fallen?

  They are the white jasmines of Lahore.

  Who are the fallen?

  They are the yellow daisies of Istanbul.

  Who are the fallen?

  They are the the pink periwinkles of Avdiivka.

   Who are the fallen?

   They are the white butterflies of Sa ' ana.

   Who are the fallen?

   They are the blue orchids of Medellin.

   Who are the fallen?

   They are the orange santans of Jolo.

   Who are the fallen?

   They are the magenta bougainvilleas of Bongao.

 

Letter 2

Hi Hania it was good to hear back from you last week. 

We have another update for HLT.

Ready to Run’s new topical video-led lesson packages with YouTubers launched last month with an A2 item on lockdown. The next episode is now available: at B1+ our resident vlogger Ben explores the language of feelings and emotions as he reports on his state of mind during the epidemic. The lesson packs for teachers and learners are optimised for online teaching, and develop all four language skills with the focus on generating adjectives from nouns. 

We offer these Covid-related videos and teaching packages free to teachers on a worldwide basis with no need to sign up - here is the link to the free open access video. You are welcome to share it as widely as you like on any of your platforms or communications. 

You can read more about this episode and the Here-and-Now ELT resources from Ready to Run, at our Press Release

Best wishes and stay safe

Stephen

 

Stephen Haggard

Director, Digital Learning Associates

stephen@digitallearningassociates.com

www.digitallearningassociates.com

 

Officially the World's Best ELT Resources

Winner ELTons 2019 for Innovation

 

https://readytorun.digitallearningassociates.com/programs/bokangs-vlog-in-quarantine-keeping-busy-at-home

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Bokang's vlog - Keeping Busy at Home - Student Pack

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Bokang's vlog - Keeping Busy at Home - Transcript

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South African vlogger Bokang is stuck at home, like most around the world. She has some ideas for us on things to do in our free time while in quarantine.

 

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Letter 3

Hania

Check out this website which contains a great selection of favourite lesson plans at different levels and of different skills and language elements. All have been contributed by teachers from around the world, are easy to follow and easy to download. Most are suitable for both face-to-face classroom teaching and online teaching. Try some of them out:

https://www.skyeonlineenglish.com/lesson-plans/

Sandra Piai

Tagged To The Editor