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online bullying & harassment: public humiliation | ESL & ELT activities | speaking, vocabulary, listening & writing

Monica Lewinsky say” de cultural shame” is the New Malaise in the Culture- Sigmund Freud


In 1998, says Monica Lewinsky, “I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.” Today, the kind of online public shaming she went through has become a constant. In a brave talk, she takes a look at our “culture of humiliation,” in which online shame equals dollar signs — and demands a different way.

ESL & ELT activities

1- speaking | topic for discussion | social media & cyberbullying

2- vocabulary | use a monolingual dictionary if necessary | prepare definitions in English, using your own words of the following terms:

bullying | online harassment | social media | beret | boss | fall in love with | mistake | flattered | regret | media maelstrom | overnight | the story broke | excruciating | unbearable | gutted pain | catty | mortified | ashamed | uncouth | prattle on | cyberhacking | public…

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Dubai: Emirates Flight EK521 crash | aerial catastrophe


(BBC News, 3 Aug 2016) – An Emirates plane has crash-landed at Dubai International Airport. All 300 people on board were able to escape from the burning aircraft, but a firefighter was killed.

The plane appeared to have landed on its belly, and images showed thick black smoke rising into the sky.

Emirates chairman Ahmed bin Saeed paid tribute to the firefighter who lost his life fighting the blaze.

The Boeing 777 was flying to Dubai from the southern Indian state of Kerala.

Flights to and from the airport were suspended for several hours but have now resumed.

The chairman told a press conference that evacuation procedures were executed professionally and the cabin crew were the last to leave the plane.

A passenger on board the plane told Reuters that the experience was terrifying.

“As we were landing there was smoke coming out in the cabin,” said Sharon Maryam Sharji.

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Smart Dolphins – how they learn and grasp different concepts !

very interesting


Super Smart Dolphin Answers Questions – Extraordinary Animals – Earth

The Echo Location Visualization and Interface System (ELVIS) allows Dolphins to make choices and answer questions. Luna the young Dolphin grasped the concept quickest and is eager to choose her own meals and please her trainers.

Bottlenose dolphins eat several kinds of fish (including mullet, mackerel, herring, cod) and squid. The compostion of the diet depends very much on what is available in the area they live in and also on the season.

Bottlenose dolphins, the genus Tursiops, are the most common and well-known members of the family Delphinidae, the family of oceanic dolphin. Recent molecular studies show the genus contains two species, the common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) and the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus), instead of one. Research in 2011 revealed a third species, the Burrunan dolphin (Tursiops…

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Happy Song – ESL Activity: Listening


ESL Activity: Listening

Listen to this song and complete the lyrics below:

It ________ seem _____________  what I’m ________  to _________
_____________ she’s here, you can take a ___________
I’m a ________  air ________ that could go to ____________
With the __________, like I don’t ___________ baby by the ___________


____________ I’m ___________
________  along if you ________ like a __________ without a __________
________ I’m ____________
_________  along if you __________  like ___________  is the __________-
Because I’m __________
_________  along _______  you _________  what _______________  is to you
____________  I’m ___________
_____________    ___________   if you __________   ___________  that’s what you ___________ do

[Verse 2:]
__________  come bad ____________  talking this and that, yeah,
Well, _______  me all you _________, and don’t _____________it back, yeah,
Well, I ___________ probably _________you I’ll be just ____________, yeah,
No _____________to you, don’t ___________your ___________
Here’s ____________

____________ I’m ___________
________  along if you ________ like a __________ without a __________
________ I’m ____________
_________  along if you __________  like ___________  is the __________-
Because I’m __________

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Mueren una madre y su hija quemadas vivas por impago de la dote en la India


Nueva Delhi, 19 jun (EFE).- Una joven y su hija murieron quemadas vivas por el marido y otros tres familiares por no pagar una dote matrimonial de 200.000 rupias (unos 2.442 euros o 3.330 dólares) y una motocicleta, informaron hoy medios locales.

El suceso ocurrió el pasado martes en la localidad de Khananka, en el Estado norteño de Uttar Pradesh, cuando el marido, los suegros y un cuñado de la mujer, que se llamaba Shanno y tenía 22 años, la quemaron viva, dijo un portavoz policial al diario Times of India.

La hija, que dormía cerca de la madre, también murió por el fuego y ayer fueron detenidos los cuatro familiares, quienes confesaron el crimen y al parecer torturaban a la mujer desde la boda celebrada hace más de un año para que pagara la dote, aseguró esta fuente.

En la India, las mujeres están obligadas a pagar al novio y a su familia una dote, una práctica prohibida por ley pero que se ha acentuado con la llegada de la modernidad y el consumismo y cada vez se exigen mayores prebendas, que pueden incluir coches y viviendas.

Según datos de la Fundación Vicente Ferrer, entre 25.000 y 100.000 mujeres son asesinadas en la India cada año a causa de la dote.

El coste de las ceremonias nupciales es muy elevado y desde un punto de vista legal y social, la novia pasa a ser parte de la familia del cónyuge. EFE