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Oct 26, 2013 By Tags:,

Love That Dog by Sharon Creech

Welcome to our latest video listening exercise for young learners. In this post, a series of video learning exercises, reading Love That Dog by Sharon Creech.

These exercises are designed for our Young Learners and are a perfect compliment to existing study. Please feel free to let your child view the videos as a compliment to reading study. As always, you can contact us by commenting below or using our contact form. Enjoy!

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Oct 15, 2013 By Tags:,

George’s Marvelous Medecine

Welcome to our series of video learning exercises for Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvelous Medicine.

These video learning exercises are designed for our Young Learners. They are equally strong study tools for those that are studying George’s Marvelous Medicine in school and or those interested in adding some extra listening exercises to their English language learning routine.

Sit back and enjoy as a family or let your child learn on their own!

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Rikki Tikki Tavi – Part 2

Rikki Tikki Tavi is a children’s story from The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling …

This video learning exercise is designed for students to listen and read along with James Heywood, a native English speaker who reads the story, while pictures and meanings appear on the screen to help with new vocabulary.

Our youtube channel provides listening and reading exercise for Turks Learning English, which compliment our online conversation classes.  Check out our İngilizce Dersleri section for videos designed for Adults.

If your interested in online lessons for your child, please feel free to contact us here.

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Rikki Tikki Tavi – Part 1

Rikki Tikki Tavi is a children’s story from The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling.

This video learning exercise is designed for students to listen and read along with James Heywood, a native English speaker who reads the story, while pictures and meanings appear on the screen to help with new vocabulary.

Our youtube channel provides listening and reading exercise for Turks Learning English, which compliment our online conversation classes.  Check out our İngilizce Dersleri section for videos designed for Adults.

If your interested in online lessons for your child, please feel free to contact us here.

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İngilizce Dersleri: Bosphorus Trial Run

Bosphorus Trial Run: Learning English using current events!

Dear Students, welcome to our latest video in our İngilizce Dersleri series. These videos comprise reading and listening exercises designed for Turkish English language students. They are a great compliment to live conversation classes. We take a current event news story, and use it to create a video learning lesson.

The video introduces vocabulary from the article. If you find the video is moving too fast, we encourage you to pause, take notes and continue. Alternatively, go back in the video to sections where you struggled. In this video series, we like to focus on current events relevant to Turkish students. This week – the first tunnel to be built under the Bosphorus strait in Istanbul!

Bosphorus Trial Run: background

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This article was originally published on the Guardian’s website on August 5th, 2013. You can find a copy of the article here. The article reports on the first “trial” run of the new metro line that will run under the Bosphorus connecting both sides of Istanbul.

The new metro line (when opened) will connect the European and Asian sides of Istanbul via a 13.6 km long tunnel with a 1.4 km immersed tube. The Turkish prime minister boarded the Bosphorus trial run on Sunday August 4th, 2013. This project will be the first of PM Erdogan’s “mega projects” for Istanbul. It is designed to significantly reduce the travel time and commutes for passengers living and working on both sides of Istanbul.

The project is being constructed by a Japanese consortium and is expected to be opened to the public at the end of October 2013. It forms an integral part of the Marmaray project, which will include a rehabilitation of the suburban rail lines on both sides of the Bosphorus.

Bosphorus Trial Run: Vocabulary

Below is an graphic showing some of the vocabulary that we cover in this article:

Bosphorus-vocab

Please let us know if you enjoyed this video, and give us suggestions for future topics!

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İngilizce Dersleri: Quebec train disaster

İngilizce Dersleri: Learning English using current events!

Dear viewers, welcome to another episode in our İngilizce Dersleri series. As you may have gathered, the purpose of these short video clips is to practice your listening and reading skills through casual self-study. We purposefully use recent news articles as the subject matter to maintain relevance and to keep you motivated. We hope you find them useful as a supplement to our live classes.

For anyone who has not yet trialed one of TurksLearnEnglish.com’s conversation classes, we encourage you to do so. You can sign up for your free trial lesson by logging in or setting up an account with us here.

For this episode of İngilizce Dersleri, an article about the terrible train crash that left 15 people dead in Quebec. The original BBC article published on the 10th of July can be found here.

İngilizce Dersleri: konu ve sözlük

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Konu: Tren kazası, suçlamak, yangın, müdahale, tehdit

Sözlük: Crime, evidence, probe, runaway, to derail, release, in addition to, to account for, to remain unaccounted for, relative, recover, apparently, to run, engaged

İngilizce Dersleri: article synopsis

Quebec experienced one of its worst disasters in recent memory nearly a month ago today. A train derailed in the center of Lac-Megantic, exploding and destroying dozens of buildings. Fifteen people died, many people were injured and the loss of property was significant.

Investigators are focusing on how the brakes were released as the train was parked in a town kilometers away. Inspector Forget said investigators had ruled out terrorism as a motive for the attack but that several other options, including criminal negligence were still open to investigation.

He warned it could take time before the investigation findings emerge.

Be sure to check out the rest of our video learning library in our Ingilizce Dersleri section!

Let us know if you enjoyed this lesson. Be sure to give us ideas for future İngilizce Dersleri lessons!

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İngilizce Dersleri: Turkish Soap Operas

İngilizce öğrenmek! Türklere online dersler

In our İngilizce Dersleri series we provide online video learning lessons. These video learning lessons are designed to compliment our online conversation classes. We encourage our Turkish students learning English to use these videos between conversation classes. They are designed to develop a student’s reading and listening skills.

In the İngilizce Dersleri series we use real news articles that are of relevance to our Turkish students as a basis for lessons. This video is based on an article from the BBC published on June 27th 2013. You can find a link to the original article here.

We recommend this article for our intermediate students of English. This is also a great video lesson for anyone taking the IELTS program. The article uses vocabulary from the arts and entertainment fields. The article also uses vocabulary that is common in everyday English.

İngilizce Dersleri: konu ve sözlük

Konu: Dizi, Muhteşem Yüzyıl, Gümüş, Arap ülkeler

Sözlük: soap opera, viewers, heartthrob, forbidden, appropriate, to earn, Arab Region, commonplace, obsessed, audience

İngilizce Dersleri: article synopsis

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In this İngilizce Dersleri we focus on a very recent Turkish phenomenon, the export of Turkish television to the Arab world. Over the last five years, there has been a significant increase in foreign sales of Turkish drama television. In 2007, a mere $1m was made from export of Turkish television. In 2012, the same figure was $130m. One of the interesting consequences of this export is that Muslim viewers from more conservative societies than Turkey, are seeing images of alcohol and pre-marital relationships.

One example of such shows is Magnificent Century (Muhtesem Yuzyil). Set in the Ottoman world, it tells the story of Suleiman the Magnificent, the longest reigning Sultan, and his love for a Western woman in his harem. It looks back at 500 years to the era when Turkish Sultans ruled much of the Balkans and the Middle East. It has been exported to 47 countries mostly from these former Ottoman regions.

The rise of Turkey’s entertainment export market is sure to increase Turkey’s regional cultural status.

As always, let us know your thoughts on this version of the İngilizce Dersleri episode!

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İngilizce Dersleri: How to return a fossil

İngilizce öğrenmek! Türklere online dersler

In our İngilizce Dersleri series we use current news articles that we think our Turkish students will find interesting. These video articles are a reading and listening supplement to our conversation classes. You can find the complete library in our Ingilizce Dersleri section!

This İngilizce Dersleri video is recommended for Intermediate students. The language in the article is focused on an international political incident. The article includes vocabulary based on legal, historic and archeological subject matters. The article provides interesting vocabulary for IELTS students as well as those working in a professional field.

This article was first posted on the Reuters news service on May 6th 2013. You can find a copy of the original article here.

İngilizce Dersleri: konu ve sözlük

Konu: dinazor, hırsızlık, Moğolistan

Sözlük:

Legal vocabulary – prosecutor, judge, court, federal, claimed, to smuggle, repatriation, official, to seize

Historical / archeological vocabulary – expedition, looters

İngilizce Dersleri: article synopsis

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We usually like to cover topics that are of particular interest to our Turkish students learning English. For this article we chose to take a break from Turkish subject matter. This article focuses on an international incident between the government of the United States and Mongolia. The two nations co-operated by returning a stolen artifact from the US back to Mongolia, its original home.

The 70-million-year-old dinosaur skeleton found in the Gobi Desert on a joint Russion-Mongolian mission was smuggled to the United States in pieces. The skeleton was then auctioned for more than $1 million, and was returned on Monday by the U.S. government to Mongolia.

Eric Prokopi sold the skeleton at a Manhattan auction last spring for $1.05 million. Mongolia demanded the return of the 8-foot-tall (2.4 meter), 24-foot-long (7.3 meter) skeleton. Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj thanked U.S. prosecutors, judges, investigators and paleontologists in a statement: “Our two countries are separated by many miles, but share a passion for justice and a commitment to putting an end to illegal smuggling.”

We hope that you enjoyed a departure from our typical İngilizce Dersleri subject matter. If there are any vocabulary topics that you would like us to cover in our İngilizce Dersleri series, let us know!

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