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The İngilizce Dersleri archive is where you can find our library of video lessons designed for adult learners. Our video lessons are designed to be used as a compliment to our conversation classes. We have divided our adult video lessons into four categories: advanced, upper-intermediate, intermediate and pre-intermediate. Please select the level that suits you on the right of the page and enjoy!

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Jul 07, 2013 By Tags:, ,

İngilizce Dersleri: Mısır’da ordu Mursi’yi devirdi

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Welcome to another post in our İngilizce Dersleri series. These posts are focused around video lessons that we have prepared using recent news articles. We usually focus on current events that are of high relevance to our Turkish students learning English. This week we have picked a recent article about the overthrown president of Egypt, Morsi. This article is of regional relevance to Turkey, and we hope you enjoy it!

This article is intended for our more advanced students as it contains some challenging political vocabulary. We intentionally do not read the entire article and have simplified some of the text.

As always, feel free to take your time in viewing the article. These İngilizce Dersleri lessons are designed to be watched once through, then paused wherever you are finding the vocabulary challenging. Feel free to supplement the article with an online dictionary to review any vocabulary that we do not highlight. You can find the complete library of lessons in our Ingilizce Dersleri section!

İngilizce Dersleri: konu ve sözlük

Konu: Mısır, Müslüman Kardeşler, kriz, darbe

Sözlük: to move against, to pledge, confrontation, to seek, unrest, to depose, to detain, upheaval, to put under house arrest, interim, to fail

İngilizce Dersleri: article synopsis

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This article was originally published on the BBC news service July 4th, 2013. You can find a copy of the original article here.  Turkish speakers may also like to look at the BBC article, Mısır’da ordu Mursi’yi devirdi, which provides context to this video.

The Egyptian army recently removed Morsi from power. Mr Morsi is in detention, as well as senior figures in the Islamist group of which he is a member. Hundreds more are being sought. The top judge of Egypt’s constitutional court, Adly Mahmud Mansour, has been sworn in as interim leader. He has pledged to hold elections based on “the genuine people’s will”. At a news conference, Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Gehad el-Haddad declared “our full refusal and revoking of the military coup” and demanded Mr Morsi’s immediate release, along with the other detainees.

Let us know your own thoughts on the article either in Turkish or English!

 

 

 

 

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Jun 26, 2013 By Tags:, ,

İngilizce Dersleri: Dünyanın gelmiş geçmiş en yaşlı adamı öldü

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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.

This video learning lesson is designed for our intermediate students. It is also a good lesson for anyone practicing for their IELTS test. Typically, in our İngilizce Dersleri lessons we focus on subject matter and current events that are highly relevant for our Turkish students learning English. For this lesson, we decided to pick something different, a story about the world’s oldest man passing away at 116 years old!

The article was originally posted on The Guardian’s website on June 12th 2013. Please take a look at the original article here. In addition, there is a Turkish version of the article on the BBC Turkish service’s website: Dünyanın gelmiş geçmiş en yaşlı adamı öldü.

İngilizce Dersleri: Article Synopsis

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The world’s oldest man has recently died in Japan, aged 116. This article from the Guardian offers some vocabulary for English students to describe life and death in a world where we are living longer and longer.

Kimura – who was born on 19 April 1897, died of natural causes early on Wednesday, Japanese media said. The Kyoto prefecture resident became the oldest man in recorded history in late December 2012 at the age of 115 years and 253 days, following the death of Dina Manfredini, an Italian-American who lived in Iowa. The longest-living person in history was Jeanne Calment, a French woman who died in 1997 at the age of 122. Kimura died in hospital in his hometown of Kyotango, local government officials said. He had been receiving treatment for pneumonia since late last month.

As always, let us know what you think of the article and exercise!

 

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Jun 03, 2013 By Tags:, ,

İngilizce Dersleri: Protests in Turkey

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.

We like to cover topics which are of current interest to our Turkish students learning English. This week, the protests which have erupted in Turkey! You can find a complete library of our video posts in our Ingilizce Dersleri section!

This article has some reasonably challenging vocabulary, so we recommend it for our Upper Intermediate students. It is also a great article for our IELTS students. Most of the vocabulary being used can be applied to a variety of everyday situations.

İngilizce Dersleri: konu ve sözlük

Konu: protesto, Gezi Park, Istanbul, eylemci

Sözlük: government, demonstrations, unrest, shopkeepers, anti-government, ferocity, police brutaliy, helicopters, tighter restrictions, tear gas, barricade

İngilizce Dersleri: Article Synopsis

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The article ‘Calm on Turkish streets after days of fierce protests’ dated 1 June 2013, is from www.reuters.com. You can find a copy of the article here. Since the release of this article there have literally been hundreds of similar articles. Using this video lesson as a base, you can then test your vocabulary by reading many of the similar articles available on the web.

The article discusses the protests that have erupted over the Gezi Park protests in Istanbul over the governments intention to redevelop the park. The article notes that protests have largely subsided on Sunday morning. The protests are seen as a major challenge for the Turkish prime minister.

As always let us know what you think! Are there any other topics you would like us to cover in our İngilizce Dersleri series?

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May 31, 2013 By Tags:, ,

İngilizce Dersleri: The 2020 Olympics?

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Welcome to our İngilizce Dersleri series. For any of our new learners, these video lessons are designed to be a compliment to our live conversation classes. Students can practice their reading and listening skills between conversation classes. We purposefully pick subject matter which is relevant to our Turkish students learning English. This week, the 2020 Istanbul Olympic bid! We are sure that our students will find this article interesting, especially those from Istanbul!

This İngilizce Dersleri post is designed for advanced learners of English as some of the language is quite challenging. It includes subject matters related to sport, competitions and international organizations.

İngilizce Dersleri: Istanbul, Madrid or Tokyo?

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The article we are using for today’s İngilizce Dersleri was originally reported by Reuters on May 28, 2013. You can find a copy of the original article here.

Article Synopsis:

The bids for the 2020 Olympic Games are coming to a close. Who will the IOC choose to host the Olympic Games? Madrid, Tokyo and Istanbul are the final contenders to as candidate cities for the 2020 Olympic games. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will decide the winner on the 7th of September 2013 at the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Each candidate city is preparing to make its final presentation to the IOC in Moscow. Each city has a different selling point for as a host city for the Olympic games. Istanbul can highlight its recent economic growth and emergence as a regional power. It would also be the first Muslim country to host the games. Madrid has a long standing as a sports city, and Spain as a powerhouse in athletics. Tokyo can boast a world class infrastructure.

Are you excited to hear whether Istanbul will get the Olympics? Let us know if you have any feedback, questions or suggestions!

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İngilizce dersleri: New Bridge linking Europe and Asia

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. These videos are designed to develop a student’s reading and listening skills.

Today we picked a very topical video for our Turkish students, the start of construction of the Third Bosphorus Bridge! The article appeared on the Reuters news service on May 29, 2013. You can find a copy of the article here. This is a great article for all Turkish students of English, but especially those working in design, engineering, architecture and construction. We hope that our Turkish students of English enjoy this Turkish focused article!

This is an upper-intermediate to advanced article containing some relatively challenging vocabulary. We recommend this article for experienced students, especially IELTS students.

You can find the complete library of video articles in our Ingilizce Dersleri section!

İngilizce Dersleri: konu ve sözlük

Konu: construction, engineering, development

Sözlük: transformation, embodying, environmental groups

İngilizce Dersleri: article synopsis

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This article reports the progress being made on the Third Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul. The article takes an overview of the various infrastructure projects being undertaken by the government, especially those in Istanbul. These include a new airport as well as a new canal linking the Black Sea to the Mediterranean. The article states that the third bridge is required due to the immense population increase that the Istanbul region has seen. Environmental groups have been protesting the bridge due to immense effect it will have on the green space surrounding the Black Sea and the Bosphorus. The are where the new bridge is proposed, is made up of relatively pristine forest.

Let us know if you have any feedback or questions! And be sure to tell us if there are any topics or articles that you would like us to consider for our İngilizce Dersleri series.

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