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/wɪð ɔː wɪˈðaʊt juː/

I THOUGHT A THOUGHT: TH pronunciation

The Sound Of English (phonetics review)

PATÉTICA FONÉTICA

/ɪtsnɒtðəseɪm/ For the whole EOI Laredo videocast series, click here.

Pronunciation dictionaries:
Howjsay
Forvo
HowToPronounce
Inogolo
Read with a British accent

RIVERS KNOW THIS

Grit: The power of passion and perseverance (TED Talk). Subtitles and transcripts available.

What are the takeaways from this TED talk? 1. Grit and perseverance 2. Growth mindset 3. Attitude to mistakes
"Grit is passion and perseverance for very long-term goals. Grit is having stamina. Grit is sticking with your future, day in, day out, not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years, and working really hard to make that future a reality. Grit is living life like it's a marathon, not a sprint."
"...the ability to learn is not fixed, that it can change with your effort...." Having a growth mindset vs. a fixed mindset.
Growing your mind (Khan Academy video) Neuroplasticity (video)
"So growth mindset is a great idea for building grit.... We need to take our best ideas, our strongest intuitions, and we need to test them. We need to measure whether we've been successful, and we have to be willing to fail, to be wrong, to start over againwith lessons lea…

EXAM LISTENING

http://www.elllo.org Choose a level, listen to the audio or watch the video and take a quiz. These lessons take just a minute to do and are designed for ESL students. For example, lesson 1027 Countries United.

http://www.esl-lab.com/ Listening Quizzes (easy, medium, difficult). Why don't you have a go at this quiz? Job hunting (multiple choice).
British Council Listening Skills Practice Choose C1 level and practice, practice, practice. Try tackle War's Silver Lining, a gap fill lesson.

WRITING REVIEWS

Steven Soderbergh bids farewell to cinema in style – with a gripping psychological thriller about big pharma and mental health that cruelly leaves you craving one last fix.
(Side EffectsThe Guardian review)
Side Effects is an old school psychological thriller (you never quite know who to trust...) directed by Steven Soderbergh. It stars Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Channing Tatum. It was released in the US on February 8th, 2013. An edge-of-your-seat thriller!!

BBC Talking Movies: (listening activity: video)
How to write a review 1: Hints and useful language How to write a review 2: Skyfall How to write a review 3: positive and negative adjectives

C1 2016-17 required reading: Notes From a Big Country by Bill Bryson Review 1 Review 2

HOW TO AGE GRACEFULLY

Conditional sentences practice

"Had any of these things happened differently, the end of Daisy’s afternoon would have been another one"

Page by page books

UNIT 8B SUPPOSE YOU COULD LIVE FOREVER