LyricsTraining is “the new way to learn English and other languages through music and the lyrics of your favourite songs”. You listen to songs and complete gaps in the lyrics.
For example, you might choose “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen. Pick a level from Beginner to Expert. You then get a YouTube video of the song with subtitles, which are missing random words:
Is this the real life?
Is this **** fantasy?
****** in a landslide, ** escape from reality
Open **** ****
Look ** ** the skies and see
Type in the correct words and the song will continue.
It is probably fun for a while, but how much it improves students’ listening skills remains to be seen.
Some essay-writing tips, e.g. “do not put new things in your conclusion”.
Also available as a video:
The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, more usually known as the Royal Society of Arts or the RSA, was founded in 1754. Even the internet didn’t exist then! Now that it does, the RSA has taken advantage of the fact by publishing videos of talks, some with animations.
For example, you can listen to South Korean economist Ha-Joon Chang on Economics is for Everyone:
You can watch the videos on the society’s own website or on YouTube.
CrashCourse is a collection of YouTube videos on various subjects, including biology, chemistry, computer science and sociology.
Tons of awesome courses in one awesome channel!
TED-Ed is a category of TED videos. TED-Ed has short lessons on a wide range of subjects.
For example, How to use a semicolon (3:35 min) or Just how small Is an atom? (5:27 min).
HSTalks are video lectures and case studies. UEA has access to the Business & Management Collection.
The lectures are accompanied by slides and some have transcripts.
To celebrate, here are some random BoB playlists I made earlier: Continue reading →
If you’re seeing 404 Not Found at the main BoB page, it’s because the TV recording website is “currently undergoing essential maintenance”.
It should be back by 10pm on Wednesday 13 June.