Writing Exercise - The Heroic Ideal

Credit - Jason Jägel Do fictional superheroes have any meaning in your real life? Superheroes, whether on the printed page or a movie screen, are larger-than-life depictions of strength, resilience and honor. Are you inspired by superheroes? If so, which ones, and what about them resonates with your life and values? And if you could choose a super power, which one would it be? Tell us in the comments, then read the related article, about the ways comic book characters can shape culture and art. Join Learn It Town Today!

Writing Exercise - Castle on a Hill

CreditCreditAndreas Meichsner for The New York Times Who lives here? Write the beginning of story that answers that question. What story does this image inspire for you? Does it make you think of armored knights and mythical creatures? Is it home to a tormented princess, a rich king or someone else? Is it haunted? Use your imagination to write the opening to a short story about the castle or the kingdom, and what kind of characters live there. Send your story to support@learnittown.com. Join Learn It Town Today

Forest in a Stadium

“For Forest,” an installation of 299 trees in the Wörthersee stadium in Klagenfurt, Austria.CreditCreditDavid Payr for The New York Times Vocabulary curator - a person who is in charge of the things in a museum, zoo, etc. installed - to make (a machine, a service, etc.) ready to be used in a certain place installation - a work of art that usually has several parts (such as a sculpture, lights, and sound) and that is usually shown in a large space statement - send a message What statement do you think this art installation is making? A curator recently installed 299 trees in a soccer stadium in Austria for an art installation. When you look at it, what does it make you think? What statement d

Listening - Saturn Becomes ‘Moon King’ with 20 New Discoveries

This July 23, 2008 image made available by NASA shows the planet Saturn, as seen from the Cassini spacecraft. A newly discovered a planet outside our solar system is 12 times the size of Jupiter. Words in This Story rotate – n. to turn in a circular direction asteroid – n. a rocky object that goes around the sun like a planet chaotic – adj. in a state of disorder reveal – v. to give someone a piece of information that is surprising or that was previously secret origin – n. the cause of something, or where something begins or comes from Text of audio The planet Saturn is being recognized as the “moon king” of our solar system. Jupiter used to hold the record for most moons orbiting around it.

Writing Exercise - Photo

We invite students to write a short story or poem inspired by this illustration. If you want a teacher to correct it, send it to support@learnittown.com. Join Learn It Town Today #writing #photos #vocabulary #exercise

LIT News Exercise - Mind Reading Machine Helps Man Walk Again

The story… Mind-reading machine helps man walk again Learn language related to… Technology Need-to-know language robotic – relating to or connected to a robot exoskeleton – (here) mechanical outer layer that supports and strengthens the body implants – tissue or devices inserted in the body (usually by surgery) beamed – transmitted through the air – e.g. electrical or radio signals kit – equipment needed for a particular purpose Answer this… How did Thibault practice using the brain implants? Transcript It's a small step for Thibault, but could this be a giant leap in paralysis? Thibault's arms and legs were paralyzed after a fall damaged his spinal cord four years ago. But when he's strappe

Reading Challenge - George Orwell - 1984

Reading Challenge - Intermediate + This week our B1, B2 and C1 students will read chapters 1-4 of George Orwell's 1984. Assignment Write a short summary of what you read in less than 250 words. Send it to support@learnittown.com Book Online Here is a link to the book online https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/o/orwell/george/o79n/index.html #comprehension #reading

Halloween Songs are on English City Radio

In Learn It Town, we learn many different ways. One way to learn English is with music. Singing along with the lyrics helps students to understand the words. Everyone who wants to learn English can listen to Learn It Towns's English City Radio Station. English Students can listen on their computer or on their phone. Click here if you want to listen - English City Radio. The month of October brings in Halloween, so you can learn English with some spooky songs. Our students can see the video's of these songs with the lyrics. Some even have lessons that help with vocabulary, listening skills, and grammar. Enjoy "Haunted Heart sung by Christina Aguilera for the new movie the Adams Family. It h

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