Check back regularly to see any new developments and click on the picture below to listen to a song in English. Some see it as optimistic and others as pessimistic – doesn’t that sum people up quite well?
Describing someone as having feline grace would generally be thought of as a positive comment. Feline is an adjective meaning related to or characteristic of a cat. Therefore, we are saying that person moves with the agility and poise of a cat.
Another example could be calling someone’s facial expression bovine. Now bovine is an adjective meaning related to or characteristic of a cow. I would suggest this gives a less positive mental image.
These particular adjectives are quite colourful and descriptive and although based on animals, we can often use them to describe people and their personalities or appearance.
Click on the image below to try a quick quiz and see how many you get right.
One particular area we work on with our students is that of interpersonal skills. These are people skills, including the ability to communicate effectively, work well with others, persuade, negotiate and make decisions.
The tests were created as a collaborative project between some UK universities and occupational psychologists and they are straightforward to use, providing immediate feedback.
Enough chat! Click on the image below to see how you fare in the interpersonal skills test.
What a great idea to make a geography lesson more engaging – teamwork, using clues, making deductions, beating the clock and escaping from your captors – exciting stuff.
There are a number of versions online, but by clicking on the image below you can see one for yourself (and even create your own pursued quizzes). Choose from US cities and state capitals, European capitals, Latin cities, plus ports, landmarks and several others.
Today I am combining two topics to create this post.
The first is HaikuDeck, a new presentation tool with website and iPad app which makes creating a visually alluring storyboard very easy to do. In essence it uses key words from your text to provide superb images.
The second is Thunk and I have to thank Anna Schiffer for introducing me to this at a recent in-house training session.
A Thunk is a beguilingly simple-looking question about everyday things that stops you in your tracks and helps you start to look at the world in a whole new light.
Please click on the image below to see my HaikuDeck of a few Thunks and try them for yourself. Remember there is no right or wrong, just the opportunity to engage your brain…