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    Interactive Video: The Aftermath of the Atlanta Test Cheating Scandal

     

    Eleven Atlanta educators convicted of conspiracy in one of the nation’s largest cheating scandals are just now beginning their appeals, more than two years after they were sentenced to prison. Nearly 200 educators in Atlanta public schools were caught up in the scandal, suspected of erasing and correcting student answers on standardized tests, in order to boost scores. They were under enormous pressure from the federal No Child Left Behind law and from their own superintendent, Beverly Hall, who set targets even higher than the federal government. Thousands of students were impacted, and now, many years later, the district has set up a program to offer extra help to those students who remain in Atlanta public schools.

     

    Kids 1 New Online Digitized Interactive Course

    Ajarn Donald’s English Language Services has entered the Online Digitized Interactive phase of delivering quality English lessons for everyone. We have Kids 1 Sample available now (above) Teens 1 and Adults 1 samples lessons coming soon. These lessons have audio as well as text. We will be adding interactive videos to the paid versions launching soon. We have many options available so that you have control to choose how and what you want to learn and of course you can learn from any device with Internet access. You can choose to study as a private 1-1 or in a group with your friends or colleagues to save more money.

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    The Danger of Silence | Clint Smith

    “We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don’t,” says slam poet and teacher Clint Smith. A short, powerful piece from the heart, about finding the courage to speak up against ignorance and injustice.

    TED Talks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more.

    About Our New Gallery

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    English Camp Chicago U.S.A. 09 – 19 April 2017

    Organizers Donald & Supawan

    1 – Adult 78,000 Baht

    Price includes:

    Air Fare   Hotel   Transportation   3 – Meals Daily   Tickets to attractions

    Inquires please contact us: 088/249-4917

    Note: Deposit Required before 15/12/2016

    8,000 Baht per person.

    Chicago History

    “It is hopeless for the occasional visitor to try to keep up with Chicago. She outgrows his prophecies faster than he can make them.” – Mark Twain, 1883

    Chicago was only 46 years old when Mark Twain wrote those words, but it had already grown more than 100-fold, from a small trading post at the mouth of the Chicago River into one of the nation’s largest cities, and it wasn’t about to stop. Over the next 20 years, it would quadruple in population, amazing the rest of the world with its ability to repeatedly reinvent itself.

    And it still hasn’t stopped. Today, Chicago has become a global city, a thriving center of international trade and commerce, and a place where people of every nationality come to pursue the American dream.

    Chicago is home to…

     237 square miles of land

    An estimated 2,695,598 residents

    Dozens of cultural institutions, historical sites and museums

    More than 200 theaters

    Nearly 200 art galleries

    More than 7,300 restaurants

    77 community areas containing more than 100 neighborhoods

    26 miles of lakefront

    15 miles of bathing beaches

    36 annual parades

    18 miles of lakefront bicycle paths

    552 parks

    United States President Barack Obama

    We are hosting this English Camp to give Thai people a chance to travel to Chicago, Illinois U.S.A.               This trip is most suitable for teenagers and adults. Our idea is to give Thai people a chance to experience American culture while on an affordable vacation and at the same time improving their English language skills.

    MAY 12, 1930 The Adler Planetarium, the first planetarium in the western hemisphere, opened to the public. Chicago business leader Max Adler contributed funds for the museum’s construction, a Zeiss projector, and the Mensing Collection of astronomical instruments. South Park Commissioners agreed to assume operating costs. Adler dedicated the institution as a “classroom under the heavens” for popular astronomy education. Philip Fox was the first Director of the Adler (until 1937).

    2015 In April, the Adler celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission and re-opened Mission Moon, an interactive exhibition that tells the story of America’s first steps to the Moon, featuring artifacts from Captain Jim Lovell’s personal collection. NASA astronauts and flight directors joined Adler Trustees and donors in commemorating this historical moment.

    Adler Planetarium

    The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago—one of the largest science museums in the world is home to more than 400,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity.

    Between the World War II submarine, five-story movie screen, 40-foot tornado and the 727, you might wonder how we fit this much discovery inside one museum.

    The knowledge and memories you’ll gain on the tours, experiences and events at MSI are just as unforgettable as our exhibits. Our facilitators, experts, special guests and volunteers bring their subjects to life.

    Museum of Science and Industry

    The Ledge brings an exhilarating new experience to the tower. Opened in 1974, the Skydeck attracts more than 1.7 million visitors annually who enjoy views of up to 50 miles and four states. Now, The Ledge dares visitors to attempt a new Chicago experience: stand on The Ledge and feel the city from 103 floors over Wacker Drive and the Chicago River.

    The Ledge

    During the 1870’s, there was a group of Chinese immigrants working in Chicago. The Chinese laborers started coming over to work on the completion of transcontinental railroad. They recruited over 80% of Chinese for laborers. Once the railroad was completed in 1869, the Chinese then moved on to find more work, some of the workers going to Chicago. The anti Chinese act that was put in force stopped the immigration of Chinese from the Pacific Coast to the east. Discrimination against the Chinese increased during 1861. This was because of the declining economic conditions that spread throughout the United States. The depression hit, this left many people out of jobs.

    Chicago’s China Town

    World-renowned, Brookfield Zoo inspires guests through extraordinary connections with animals, nature and each other. Set within a 216-acre nature park, the zoo have captivated and educated visitors since 1934. It is home to 2,000 + animal residents and is also an accredited arboretum.

    Brookfield Zoo

    Historic Navy Pier® is the #1 leisure destination in the Midwest, welcoming nearly nine million visitors annually. Navy Pier has enjoyed a remarkable evolution. Originally designed for shipping and recreational purposes, the facility has evolved into a premiere entertainment and exposition center.Detailing its successful rebirth as one of Chicago’s most important historical landmarks, the following timeline illustrates the challenges and changes faced by Navy Pier over the years. Our history continues to take shape as we build excitement and reimagine Navy Pier for our second century.

    Navy Pier

    Like no other aquarium in the world

    Shedd combines the best of early 20th-century “age of aquariums” characteristics—a diverse, global animal collection surrounded by eye-popping architecture—with 21st-century advances in animal care, environments and interpretation. Excellence and innovation are Shedd traditions, and they began with the founder.

    Mr. Shedd’s gift

    John G. Shedd wanted to give back to the city in which he had risen from stock boy to president of department store giant Marshall Field & Company. Because every great city in the United States and Europe had a fine aquarium, he decided that Chicago must have the biggest and best.

    Mr. Shedd imagined a stately marble building and a collection of aquatic animals from around the world that would complement the two world-class institutions already in Grant Park, the Field Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago.

    Zootopia: Elephant In The Room

    English Attack! Featured Content Schedule 

    This is our weekly featured content for English Attack!
    Each week we feature a pack of 2 content units:
    1 Video Booster + 1 Photo Vocab and their associated practice games (Word Rescue, Swap Mania and Speed Pix) .
    Weekly content are refreshed every Sunday at 23:00 GMT.

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    Zootopia: Elephant In The Room

    Difficulty level: Easy

    Zootopia: Elephant In The Room 

    In this clip from the Disney film Zootopia (2016), new recruit Officer Judy Hopps (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin) attends her first meeting at the Zootopia Police Department.

    Ready?

    Before watching the video, take note of the vocabulary items below; getting familiar with them now will make it easier to understand the video and will help you with the exercises that follow. When you’ve done that, click on the red “Start” button.

    Key Vocabulary for this video:

    1. docket
    2. acknowledge
    3. recruits
    4. elephant in the room
    5. mammal
    6. priority
    7. predators
    8. City Hall

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    Hint

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    Use the contextual translator

    If you don’t recognize one of the words, just hover over it with your cursor (or tap the word if you are using a touchscreen) to see its translation in your language.

    The contextual translator works for all English language words on the site, including those in the given vocabulary definitions. It is available throughout all steps of the Video Booster.

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    The Good Dinosaur – Pet Collector

    English Attack! Free Content Schedule

    This is our weekly schedule for English Attack! Free Content.
    Each week, a pack of 2 Free content units:
    1 Video Booster + 1 Photo Vocab and their associated practice games (Word Rescue, Swap Mania and Speed Pix) .
    Weekly content are refreshed every Sunday at 23:00 GMT.

    The Good Dinosaur - Pet Collector
    The Good Dinosaur –
    Pet Collector

    Difficulty level: Easy

    The Good Dinosaur – Pet Collector

    In this scene from Pixar’s animated story about a world where dinosaurs never became extinct, Arlo meets the “Pet Collector,” a fearful dinosaur who relies on smaller animals to keep him safe.

    Ready?

    Before watching the video, take note of the vocabulary items below; getting familiar with them now will make it easier to understand the video and will help you with the exercises that follow. When you’ve done that, click on the red “Start” button.

    Key Vocabulary for this video: 

    1. creature
    2. protected
    3. home
    4. terrifying
    5. crawl
    6. mosquitoes
    7. unrealistic
    8. goals

    For Schools, Universities, Language Centers and teachers, 

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    Vocab Quickview

    Warmup Presentation of vocabulary
    Warmup Presentation of vocabulary

    Prior to playing the video, you can see a summary of the target vocabulary items in the video clip.

    This is a key initial step, as it allows you to focus on those words and expressions which are essential to a full understanding of the clip. The Vocab Quickview list is limited to eight items, so as to allow you to retain them easily.

    Scan the vocabulary items, read the definitions, and listen to how they are pronounced.

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    Victor Frankenstein: Life Is Beautiful

    English Attack! Free Content Schedule

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    Each week, a pack of 2 Free content units:
    1 Video Booster + 1 Photo Vocab and their associated practice games (Word Rescue, Swap Mania and Speed Pix) .
    Weekly content are refreshed every Sunday at 23:00 GMT.

    Victor Frankenstein: Life Is Beautiful
    Victor Frankenstein: Life Is Beautiful

    Difficulty level: Intermediate

    Victor Frankenstein: Life Is Beautiful

    In this scene from the latest film to be based on Mary Shelley‘s 1818 book about a scientist who wants to re-create life from death, Victor Frankenstein (James McAvoy) tries to persuade Lorelei (Jessica Brown Findlay) of the nobility of his efforts.

    Ready?

    Before watching the video, take note of the vocabulary items below; getting familiar with them now will make it easier to understand the video and will help you with the exercises that follow. When you’ve done that, click on the red “Start” button.

    Key Vocabulary for this video: 

    1. cusp
    2. unsettling
    3. speak up
    4. hope
    5. fear
    6. murdered
    7. crippled
    8. healed

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    Video Boosters: Learn English with fresh videos

    Improve your English with Video Boosters

    Pedagogical innovation with videos

    Pedagogical innovation with videos

    Video Boosters are language exercises based on short videos rarely exceeding two minutes in length.

    You can choose from clips of recent films or current TV series; music videos or items from international television news: whatever interests you most.

    The Video Booster format is based on a series of progressively deeper contextual exercises.

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    Hotel Transylvania 2: Twinkle Little Star

    English Attack! Free Content Schedule

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    Weekly content are refreshed every Sunday at 23:00 GMT.

    Hotel Transylvania 2
    Featured This Week On English Attack!

    Difficulty level: Intermediate

     

     

     

    Hotel Transylvania 2: Twinkle Little Star

     

    In this clip from the sequel to the animated comedy about monsters running a hotel, Dracula (Adam Sandler) makes sure his daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez) sings the correct “monster” version of “Twinkle Little Star”to his half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis.

    Ready?

    Before watching the video, take note of the vocabulary items below; getting familiar with them now will make it easier to understand the video and will help you with the exercises that follow. When you’ve done that, click on the red “Start” button.

    Key Vocabulary for this video:

    1. Twinkle twinkle little star
    2. lullabies
    3. suffer
    4. zombies
    5. gnaw
    6. succumb
    7. works

     

     

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    Interior Decorating

    English Attack! Free Content Schedule

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    Featured This Week On English Attack!
    Featured This Week On English Attack!

    Category: Society

    Interior Decorating

    A visual dictionary on the topic Interior Decorating.

    Learn 24 new words and expressions related to this topic. For every vocabulary item there is an illustration, a definition, its use in a sample sentence, and audio pronunciation.

    1. bathroom fittings

    bathroom fittings

    The different functional items attached in permanent positionsi n a bathroom so that they do not move; these include mirrors,taps, rails for towels, and cabinets.

    We had to replace most of the bathroom fittings, including themedicine cabinet. They are looking a bit old by now.

    2. drapes

    drapes

    Long curtains made of heavy cloth.

    Emma wants to change the drapes in the dining room because shesays they look a bit old-fashioned.

    3. interior decorator

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    interior decorator

    Someone whose job is to design or decorate the inside of a room or building by choosing the colors, materials, and arrangement of the furniture.

    The company employed an interior decorator to design the waytheir new office looks.

    Word of the week: wallpaper

    wallpaper

    Thick paper that you stick to the walls of a room in order to decorate it.

    How many rolls of wallpaper do you think we need to decorate the living room?

    For Schools, Universities, Language Centers and teachers,

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    Just contact us and we will see to it that you receive your Free Trial access codes in time for when your school reopens in May.