Teaching Pragmatics explores the teaching of pragmatics through lessons and activities created by teachers of English as a second and foreign language. This book is written for teachers by teachers. Our teacher-contributors teach in seven different countries and are both native-speakers and nonnative speakers of English. Activities reflect ESL and EFL classroom settings. The chapters included here allow teachers to see how other teachers approach the teaching of pragmatics and to appreciate the
Picture of the Big Bang (a.k.a. Oldest Light in the Universe)
Where does all the stuff in the universe come from? Explore a map of the big bang! (04:01)
1.3.5 Diagrams for further analysis and quantitative model building To gain further understanding of the connectivity in a situation, a multiple cause diagram can be converted into a
sign graph by indicating whether the cause has a positive effect or a negative effect by adding the respective signs. Not all multiple cause diagrams lend themselves to this treatment as you need much greater knowledge of the situation to be able to be sure about the causal chains in a situation and the effects they are likely to have. Sign graphs are particularly useful
To gain further understanding of the connectivity in a situation, a multiple cause diagram can be converted into a sign graph by indicating whether the cause has a positive effect or a negative effect by adding the respective signs. Not all multiple cause diagrams lend themselves to this treatment as you need much greater knowledge of the situation to be able to be sure about the causal chains in a situation and the effects they are likely to have. Sign graphs are particularly useful
4.6 Polymer grades Polymers synthesised by a variety of routes are available in many grades from the large polymer manufacturing companies. Naturally enough, the grades of bulk tonnage polymers, such as LDPE, PVC, HDPE and PP, run into the hundreds simply because of the multiplicity of different process routes and end functions. So what are the basic differences between grades of just one polymeric material? The most important distinguishing characteristics are structure and molecular mass. Most suppliers
Polymers synthesised by a variety of routes are available in many grades from the large polymer manufacturing companies. Naturally enough, the grades of bulk tonnage polymers, such as LDPE, PVC, HDPE and PP, run into the hundreds simply because of the multiplicity of different process routes and end functions. So what are the basic differences between grades of just one polymeric material? The most important distinguishing characteristics are structure and molecular mass.
Media Arts: One Minute Media Arts Lesson
People have created media in different ways in different places and times. This short animation provides a quick lesson on the history of communications and media arts. Students will follow the Artopia guide on a quick tour through the history of Media Arts.
Liberia's Ongoing Water Crisis: Does Rhetoric Match Reality?
Learn more: http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/liberia-monrovia-water-population-urbanization Despite continued promises from Liberia's government agencies to improve water conditions in the country, Liberia's water supply remains contaminated and inaccessible to many communities. Currently, 18 percent of all deaths in Liberia are related to illnesses caused by poor water and sanitation. In 2008, the Liberian government launched the Poverty Reduction Strategy to chart development and promised t
Water and Peace in Ivory Coast: Reconciliation After Civil War
Learn more: http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/ivory-coast-water-management-peace-ethnic-violence After recent civil war divided Ivory Coast's communities, some in Ivory Coast look to local water management as a key to reconciliation, social cohesion and long-lasting peace. As the Ivorian government struggles to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to mend communal divisions after the civil war, Ivory Coast communities are already working towards peace on one very important issue:
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The Synesthetic World
Video describes synesthesia, which is the blending or mixing of senses. A synesthete, for example, might see colors when listening to music or taste flavors when hearing a word. Dr. David Eagleman of Baylor College of Medicine explains this strange condition, and four synesthetes explain how they perceive the world. Grades 7-12. 28:57 min.
Richard, Education -- 60 Second Impressions
The '60 Second Impressions' are a series of one-minute films featuring current Cambridge undergraduate students . These students talk about what it's really like to study at Cambridge, live in a College, and take part in a wide range of extra-curricular activities. Richard is from Birmingham, and is studying Education. In his 60 Second Impression, he talks about the advantages of being at a mature students' College, representing the University at boxing, and spending time at the Botanical Gar
Northwest PRECEDENT: Out Darned (White) Spot, Out!
It is common to have white spot lesions following orthodontia. This discussion centers on a study to evaluate the effectiveness of three regimens for remineralization: MI Paste Plus (10% CPP-ACP + 900 ppm F-); PreviDent fluoride varnish (5% NaF (22,600 ppm F-); and oral home care.View the series online at: http://www.uwtv.org/video/series.aspx?id=22826181
Speakers@Google: Winston Fiore
Former US Marine Winston Fiore is walking 5,000 miles around Southeast Asia to raise money for cleft palate surgeries for children in the developing world. He came to Google's Taipei office on May 18, 2012 to talk about his mission and his walk, known as Smiletrek (http://smiletrek.org).
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Science Bulletins: WISE to Scan the Infrared Sky
NASA's latest space telescope-the Wide Field Infrared Explorer, or WISE-recently took its first images of the sky around Earth in infrared light. In its initial six-month mission, WISE will spot thousands of previously unseen space objects, including asteroids and comets, brown dwarfs, and distant ultraluminous galaxies.
Breakingviews: No light at the end of the tunnel for Nokia
June 14 - With things going from bad to worse for Nokia, it's beginning to look as if there is no way out of this downward spiral for the company say Reuters Breakingviews.
GO Screencast Tutorial for Artists
If you are an artist who is trying to create a profile and find yourself needing a little help, please watch this screencast in its entirety; it will walk you through the process step by step.
Authors@Google: Beatrice Peltre
Beatrice Peltre comes to Google Cambridge to demonstrate making rice pudding from her new cook book "La Tartine Gourmande: Recipes for an Inspired Life". http://www.latartinegourmande.com/
Lecture 1: Introduction to the Jenkin Lecture
Patron of the Centenary, Lord Jenkin of Roding's inaugural Centenary lecture. Lord Jenkin of Roding, the grandson of the first Professor of Engineering Science at Oxford University, Frewen Jenkin, formally launched Oxford's Centenary of Engineering Science on 15th September 2007. In his introduction to The Jenkin Lecture Lord Roding, Patron of the Centenary, shared his recollections of his grandfather Frewen Jenkin - who was elected Oxford's first Professor of Engineering Science in 1908.
Journalism 2.0: How to Survive and Thrive
This is a book about people, not technology. Sure, there’s a lot of technology in the pages to follow, but if you boil it all down to its core, its essence, you’ll find people trying to extend a noble and grounded craft into a new and unpredictable landscape. And it’s the people who matter, not the latest software or Web site. If the people in this equation learn how make technology work for them, the rest is just details. As journalists, we need to change our practices to adapt, but not o
Jody Giles - A New Vision