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Mysteries and marvels of Hinduism

Discover Hinduism, one of the world's most popular religions. Explore Hinduism's ancient origins and its continuing impact on the traditions, beliefs and daily lives of its followers. The majority of people in India and Nepal follow Hinduism. In the early twentieth century that was approximately 900 million people. This ...

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Study English: adjectives and their uses

Explore the power of adjectives. In this clip, presenter Margot Politis unpacks a documentary video about the sea floor. Discover how useful adjectives can be when you compare and describe things. You'll also learn how to put adjectives in the correct order when you are using more than one.

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Photo album: celebrations 2 [Indonesian]

Look through a photo album showing celebrations and ceremonies in Indonesia. See photos of activities such as a warrior dance, a wedding ceremony and a woman making decorative offerings for the temple. Match each photo to a brief description of the activity. Answer a question about each activity. Complete a quiz that includes ...

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Photo album: daily life 1 [Indonesian]

Look through a photo album showing everyday life in Indonesia. See photos of activities such as an inter-island ferry unloading, men preparing to hunt pigs and a woman working in a rice field. Match each photo to a brief description of the activity. Answer a question about each activity. Complete a quiz that includes questions ...

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Photo album: school life 2 [Indonesian]

Look through a photo album showing everyday life of Indonesian schoolchildren. See photos of children doing activities such as travelling to school, wearing uniforms and learning traditional dance. Match each photo to a brief description of the activity. Answer a question about each activity. Answer a quiz that includes ...

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Photo album: daily life 1 [Japanese]

Look through a photo album showing life in Japan. See photos such as shops around Shinjuku, cooking at home and teenagers playing computer games. Match each photo to a brief description of the activity. Answer a question about each activity. Complete a quiz that includes questions on all of the photos. This learning object ...

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Lost bike [French]

Design bikes using words describing size, colour and accessories. Choose features to complete a bike you would like to build. Then build a bike to match a description given by a French friend. Use pictures and feedback to find where the bikes are hidden in a town. This learning object is a combination of two objects in ...

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Lost bike: build to order [French]

Build a bike to match a description given by a French friend. Use pictures and feedback to find where the bike is hidden in a town. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Lost bike: build your own bike [French]

Design a bike using words describing size, colour and accessories. Choose features to complete a bike you would like to build. Use pictures and feedback to find where your bike is hidden in a town. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Lost bike [Italian]

Match pictures of bikes with words describing size, colour and accessories. Choose words to complete a description of a bike you would like to build. Then build a bike to match a description given by a Italian friend. Use pictures and feedback to find where bikes are hidden in a village. This learning object is a combination ...

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Lost bike: build to order [Italian]

Build a bike to match a description given by an Italian friend. Use pictures and feedback to find where the bike is hidden in a town. This learning object is also packaged as a combined learning object.

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Lost bike: build your own bike [Italian]

Design a bike using words describing size, colour and accessories. Choose features to complete a bike you would like to build. Use pictures and feedback to find where your bike is hidden in a town. This learning object is also packaged as a combined learning object.

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Lost bike [Greek]

Design bikes using words describing size, colour and accessories. Choose features to complete a bike you would like to build. Then build a bike to match a description given by a Greek friend. Use pictures and feedback to find where the bikes are hidden in a town. This learning object is a combination of two objects in the ...

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Lost bike: build your own bike [Greek]

Design bikes using words describing size, colour and accessories. Choose features to complete a bike you would like to build. Use pictures and feedback to find where the bikes are hidden in a town. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Lost bike: build your own bike [Indonesian]

Match pictures of bikes with words describing size, colour and accessories. Choose words to complete a description of a bike you would like to build. Use pictures and feedback to find where bikes are hidden in a village. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.

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Lost bike: build to order [Indonesian]

Match pictures of bikes with words describing size, colour and accessories. Build a bike to match a description given by an Indonesian friend. Use pictures and feedback to find where bikes are hidden in a village. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.

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Film study: school playground

View a clip from a newsreel about a school playground in 1925. Select different segments of the clip and identify what the children are doing in each segment. Interpret images and written language in the clip. Answer a series of questions on what you have seen in the clip. For example, comment on what the children are wearing. ...

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Film study: volunteer workers

View a clip from a silent newsreel showing men and women volunteers clearing land for returned soldiers after World War I. Select various sections of the clip and interpret the actions of the participants. Use sections of the clip to interpret people's feeling and emotions. Answer a series of questions on what you have ...

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On the farm - unit of work

In this unit of work, students explore the characteristics of farm animals so they can begin to write descriptive text. This unit is particularly aimed at ESL (NESB) students and those who have limited experience of the world beyond their immediate lives. Students have regular opportunities to listen to and use correct ...

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Lost bike: build your own bike [Chinese] [Windows version]

Match pictures of bikes with words describing size, colour and accessories. Choose words to complete a description of a bike you would like to build. Use pictures and feedback to find where bikes are hidden in a town. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.