Developing your listening skills

Developing your listening skills

Michigan Language Assessment

View a recording of a webinar that presents an overview of the listening skills needed for MET Go! as well as some teaching strategies for developing and practicing these skills in the classroom. See examples of classroom activities for practicing active listening, and learn about available resources.

In it together

In it together

Green Renaissance

The last few weeks have been a roller coaster of intense emotions. All of us, all over the world, have had to start to change the way we do things. Many have cut back on travel plans, some are avoiding crowded spaces, and most have dropped handshakes and hugs for elbow bumps and foot shakes.

As hard as it might be for some of us right now, it seems that what we need is more empathy, understanding, and compassion for one another. Most of us are some version of scared – this is a change and a big change. Like with any change, we don’t know what will happen and how it will turn out. But what we do know for sure, is that we can’t really do too much without each other.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

The conductor is not just a time beater
It has different elements to it
We are going to make music
It’s not a shouting match
Taking the rubbish out
It’s a calling
Infectious energy
Your fellow musicians
A positive vibe
We need positive vibes these days
Ode to Joy
Everybody knows the tune
I could not imagine the world without music
I would like to be a fly on the wall
There you go
Nature is such a powerful force
Belting down with rain
An amazing show of power
The purpose of life
To live life that is full of interesting things
Not stuck in a rut
Read about new things
Be interested
Have you heart open for new ideas
Seeking perfection

 

Happiness is something you create

Happiness is something you create

[Green Renaissance]

There are only a few people who ever get to experience what animals do in their private lives. We only ever get to see glimpses of it.’ – Steve Benjamin

Steve is an underwater photographer. He has had some incredible encounters with creatures beneath the ocean’s surface, and he shares his passion with us.

Meet Steve HERE

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Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

Breathe in and breathe out
Ponder your existence
Calm down
The thing that they are most passionate about
Gets you up day after day
They are genuinely curious
Being in the water
One on one intimate experiences with wild animals
Wonder what you are
Interact with you
You can’t manufacture that
In their private lives
We only ever get to see glimpses of it
Happiness is something you create
You have to choose it
You have to work at it really really hard
Super passionate about it
Whatever makes them feel good in a positive way