Sonnet No. 1: By William Shakespeare
Read in a deep, rich, lush voice by Bertram Selwyn, the only person to record all of Shakespeare's sonnets on YouTube, and to offer the recordings free to the world. The text appears overlying a famous portrait of Shakespeare. Voice over. "From fairest creatures we desire increase, That thereby beauty's rose might never die, But as the riper should by time decease, His tender heir might bear his memory: But thou, contracted to thine own bright eyes, Feed'st thy light'st flame with self-
Learn English with Pictures and Audio - Let's Eat
26 English words with photographs and audio. The words are food words. More lessons at http://www.my-english-dictionary.com
Simple dialogues In a Hotel - Beginner Spanish
This is a presentation listing phrases that can be used in simple dialogues at a hotel. The phrases are shown in English and in Spanish and the Spanish ones are repeated several times.
(Note: The phrase "I am sorry, we are fully booked" should be translated as "lo siento,...")
Other dialogues in a Hotel - Beginner Spanish
This is the second presentation presenting simple phrases that can be used in dialogues at a hotel. The phrases refer to room number, room keys, luggage, timetables, etc. The phrases are repeated in Spanish several times.
(Note: the phrase "May I ask someone to ..." should be translated as "podría pedirle a alguen que ...!
More Dialogues in a Hotel - Beginner Spanish
This is the third presentation presenting simple phrases that can be used in dialogues at a hotel. The phrases refer to requests and the use of "por favor" y "gracias". The phrases are repeated in Spanish several times.
Charming Snakes- Cobras in the Dark
Cobras are one of the most poisonous snakes in the world. Their most
distinctive feature is their hooded head which they raise to intimidate
prey as it spreading their hood makes them look larger.
Cobras usually eat rodents, eggs, and frogs; but they also eat other
snakes such as rat snakes. Their venom is a neurotoxin and when injected
into prey, it paralyses the animal by shutting down the function of the
nervous system, which ultimately leads to cardiac
National Geographic-Spectacled Cobras Hatching
These inhabitants of India are named for their eye-glass patterned skin. In this video students will see a mother cobra lay about 2 dozen eggs. You can see the embryo a few seconds before the egg hardens. A couple of hatchlings rise up to show the cobra hood. The mother is very attentive to her babies. This is a great teaching resource for elementary/middle school students. It would work well in conjunction with a science lesson on reptiles. It is also a useful resource for building background k
Anaconda vs. Mammal
When you're an anaconda you don't need venom to take down your prey, even if its the world's largest rodent, a capybara, weighing somewhere in the neighboorhood of one hundred pounds! This high quality video is produced by National Geographic. (02:47)
Unlike the majority of snake species, anacondas give birth to live babies - sometimes 40 at a time! Watch as these babies learn to navigate in their new environment. This is a professional video by National Geographic. (02:27)
When you are an anaconda you do not need venom to take down your prey. Watch as an anaconda eats the worlds largest rodent, a capybara, that weighs nearly 100 pounds! Video shows the anaconda's "death grip" as it kills it's prey... may be disturbing to younger children. Shows predator/prey relationships. Run time 02:47
The Green Anaconda Song
This high quality, animated video and song is about the 20 foot long, 300 pound, green Anaconda. See this big snake slither through the jungle - then hide in the water - to wait patiently for his next meal. The song repeats the words "green anaconda" several times and could also be used with younger children while teaching about the color green. Run time 02:51.
This professional video from National Geographic is of a photographer who was bitten by a rattlesnake. Details of the venom's progression and effects on the man's body are explored through animation and his personal account. (4:39)
Deadly Vipers-Rattle Snakes
Tucson Arizona is home to a huge rattle snake population. See what
happens when humans and pit vipers get too close earn interesting facts about vipers. A conservationist is called out to get a rattle snake out of a backyard. Interesting clip from BBC animal show.
In this video segment from Wild Nevada, host Brian Wignall and
herpetologist Alex Heindl discuss three species of rattlesnake found in
the southwestern U.S. The video describes rattlesnake behavior and
explains how the rattle, its most distinctive feature, is made from shedskin. We also learn details about the rattlesnake's dangerous bite, including when and why the snake strikes, as well as its ability to
control the amount of venom a bite contains. Closed captioning
Lesson 1-English Vocabulary-Idioms Related to Outdoors
This video explains the origin and meaning of idioms related to outdoors. This video was designed for the advanced English language learner. Lesson 1. "out of the woods", "no bed of roses", and "to have a green thumb" (2:48).
ESL Lesson 3 -"Kitchen"- English Vocabulary
Vocabulary for the advanced English language learner. Lesson 3 topic: Idioms and sayings about the kitchen such as everything but the kitchen sink, out of the frying pan and into the fire, if you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen (Running Time 3:30).
The Great Sphinx
Video describes the Great Sphinx-it's history and includes a physical description detailing size and what it is made from. Video seems to stop abruptly and does not go into great detail.
The Aztec Massacre Part 2 of 5
This is part 2 of the historical documentary focusing on the Aztec Empire. This part shows the evidence archaeologists found about the presence of the Spanish conquistadors in the Aztecs Empire. There is an account of their conquests.
The Aztec Massacre Part 1 of 5
The Aztec Massacre Part 1 is a Historical documentary focusing on the Aztec Empire. Between the 14th and the 16th century, the Aztecs dominated the lands of present-day Mexico. The documentary shows what archaeologists found about the Aztecs in their recent studies.
The Aztec Massacre- Part 3 of 5
This video is part 3 of the historical documentary focusing on the Aztec Empire. This part of the video shows how Spaniard leaders acted in order to conquer the Empire.