Monday, 2nd August

1. And, firstly, just for a change this evening, an extraordinary exercise in patience and skill https://youtu.be/_vllyHBHsRM Deeply depressingly, one of the comments on the tweet where I first saw this said, ‘Why bother?’ ….

2. I mentioned Richard Smith’s ELTJ article, A brief history of ELT Journal back in March. I’ve just discovered Richard’s short introductory talk on his article https://youtu.be/ZztOsYUWBSM

Slightly strangely, it’s the first item in this Oxford University Press YouTube playlist on Grammar and Vocabulary https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL68E0B1D3B75EC9EE

3. The sixth podcast in The Climate Connection series is out, on Global Schooling https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/climate-connection-episode-6-global-schooling

Here’s the direct link to the podcast itself https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/CC%20Ep%206_low.mp3

PDFs below of show notes and transcript.

4. And while we’re on the subject of climate, here’s The Guardian’s compilation of one month’s worth of extreme weatherhttps://www.theguardian.com/environment/video/2021/jul/29/climate-crisis-what-one-month-of-extreme-weather-looks-like-video This link works for nearly everyone, it seems, but not for me – my YouTube profile is in a tizzy over ‘restricted mode’.

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