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Pope Francis delivered a damning message to European leaders

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Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on Europe: 11/28/2014 Friday Pope Francis delivered a damning message to European leaders on Tuesday when he addressed the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Level 4 Pope Francis criticised Europe in a speech at the European Parliament. He attacked Europe’s ‘throwaway culture,’ which he said ignored the elderly, the seriously ill […]

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None so deaf as those who will not hear

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Meaning: Nobody is deafer than the person who decides he does not want to listen. Often used in reference to prejudice and intolerance. Note: none (pronoun) = no person; no one | deaf (adj.) = unable to hear; not having the power of hearing | will (verb) = intend; desire [this is “will” used as […]

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What Makes Your Community Unique?

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edited from: 10 Ways to Explore and Express What Makes Your Community Unique – NYTimes.com What communities are you a part of?  Which one matters to you most? What do people need to know about this community? How can you communicate that? 1. The First Step: Brainstorm About the Communities You Belong To How many communities […]

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South American folktales – The Jaguar and the Little Skunk

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The Jaguar and the Little Skunk Mayan Folk Tale Once there was a gentleman jaguar and a lady skunk. Mrs. Skunk had a son, who was baptized by Mr. Jaguar, so Mrs. Skunk became his comadre (godmother). And as Mr. Jaguar had baptized the little skunk, he was Mrs. Skunk’s compadre (godfather). Mr. Jaguar decided to […]

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Little Red Riding Hood

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Fairytale edited by Andrew Lang – from the Blue Fairytale Book, 1889 Once upon a time there lived in a certain village a little country girl, the prettiest creature was ever seen. Her mother was excessively fond of her; and her grandmother doted on her still more. This good woman had made for her a […]

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Stories for children, folktales, fairy tales and fables

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The folktale is a story, passed down verbally from generation to generation. Each storyteller told the stories a little differently, making them more interesting and fascinating as the ages passed. Different folktales bear the characteristics of the culture, folklore and customs of the people from which they originated. via Stories for children, folktales, fairy tales […]