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watch the video clips complete the exercises present and be famous by david deubelbeiss


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english central makes improving one s english fun and effective by turning popular web videos into powerful language learning experiences englishcentral users not only watch videos they speak them and receive instant personalized pronunciation feedback via our cloud-based system students watch authentic videos then speak the videos they are motivated through authentic content and a point based system students learn by taking video quizzes of the vocabulary of each video we also have a cutting edge phonetic speech recognition system which will give students valuable feedback about their speech sign up students make your own school classrooms groups assign video tasks and build curriculum for your students track your student s progress and print reports discuss and get tips on our teacher s forum teachers can track and assess their students using englishcentral.


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using this book this book is meant to compliment the low level video content of englishcentral the book can be used in class and students can then speak the videos and do the quizzes on englishcentral it is built in recycling of the curriculum in class 3 steps are recommended ask a few pre-viewing questions to students then watch the video together repeat as necessary students can follow with the script if needed the script can also be used as a listening cloze model the speech with students using a high level student students should visit englishcentral and speak the speech and get instant fluency feedback model this in class once so the students understand registration and how to use the player students complete a simple fill in the blanks activity to consolidate their learning of the vocabulary and language forms that s it students can then in a language lab or at home use englishcentral and speak the videos do the video quizzes for each video teachers can track their progress also have an end of book speech contest either students using these speeches or making their own it can be lots of fun and very motivating we hope you enjoy using englishcentral in this blended fashion englishcentral teacher s guide englishcentral user s guide


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table of contents lincoln gettysburg address the gettysburg address is a speech by u.s president abraham lincoln and is one of the bestknown speeches in united states history 1863 a speech delivered by winston churchill to the house of commons of the parliament of the united kingdom on june 4 1940 june 26 1963 speech it is considered one of kennedy s best and a notable moment of the cold war delivered on august 28 1963 from the steps of the lincoln memorial mlk jr called for racial equality and an end to discrimination stirring and passionate delivered 3 april 1968 mason temple memphis tennessee 7 winston churchill we shall fight on the beaches 9 john f kennedy ich bin ein berliner 11 martin luther king jr i have a dream 13 martin luther king jr the promised land 15 bobby kennedy on the death of mlk jr remarks on the assassination of martin luther king jr delivered 4 april 1968 indianapolis in 17 lyndon b johnson vietnam and stepping down address to the nation announcing steps to limit the war in vietnam and reporting his decision not to seek reelection march 31 1968 the first inauguration of ronald reagan as the 40th president of the united states held on january 20 1981 the space shuttle challenger tragedy address delivered 28 january 1986 from the oval office 19 ronald reagan 1981 inauguaral speech 21 ronald reagan space shuttle tragedy 23 barak obama acceptance speech remarks of president-elect barack obama-as prepared for delivery election night november 4th 2008,chicago illinois 25


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barak obama inauguration day jan 20th 2009 barack obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the united states and the nation s first african-american president commencement address to harvard alumni june 2008 27 j.k rowling the benefit of failure 29 angelina jolie peace and justice delivered june 17th 2008 at the foreign relations headquarters about international law and justice she spoke passionately about her personal experiences and darfur 31 steve jobs what is truly important commencement address by steve jobs ceo of apple computer and of pixar animation studios delivered on june 12 2005 may 2008 commencement addresss to carnagie mellon graduates he later died that same year 33 randy pausch we beat the reaper by 35 ellen degeneris show people your brains commencement speech at tulane university from the famous lebian comedian and entertain may 16 2009 harvard commencement address june 7 2007 where the founder of microsoft talks about the lessons in life he has learned oct 2nd 2009 speech in copenhagen to the ioc as part of the u.s bid to win the olympic games for chicago her hometown new york 17 september 2010 ­ unicef goodwill ambassador and international figure skating star brought a message of hope and commitment to the united nations delivered on february 2 2006 at the washington dc hilton by activist and rock star bono to the 51st annual national prayer breakfast 37 bill gates inequity in the world 39 michelle obama remarks to the ioc 41 yuna kim sports and peace 43 bono for africa 45


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abe lincoln gettysburg address four score and seven years ago our brought forth on this continent a new nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal now we are engaged in a great war testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure we are met on a great of that war we have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live it is altogether and proper that we should do this but in a larger sense we cannot dedicate we cannot consecrate we cannot hallow this ground the men living and dead who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract the world will little note nor long what we say here but it can never forget what they did here it is for us the rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced 7


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finish the sentences 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 we can never what they did here the men who have d here we honor they gave their lives that the may live four score and seven years the world will note what we say here we must be d to the unfinished work the war is ing our nation our forefathers brought it forth on this a new nation conceived in 10 all men are equal 8


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winston churchill we shall fight we shall go on to the end we shall fight in we shall fight on the seas and oceans we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air we shall our island whatever the cost may be we shall fight on the beaches we shall fight on the landing grounds we shall fight in the fields and in the we shall fight in the hills we shall never surrender and even if which i do not for a moment believe this island or a part of it were subjugated and starving then our empire beyond the seas armed and guarded by the british fleet would the struggle until in god s good time the new world with all its power and might steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the 9


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finish the sentences 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 we shall fight on the seas and s we shall fight on the ing grounds we shall our island we shall fight in the fields and in the s we shall fight with growing strength in the i do not for a moment we shall go on to the we shall fight on the es the new world with all its and might 10 we shall fight with growing 10


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john f kennedy ich bin ein berliner freedom is indivisible and when one man is enslaved all are not when all are free then we can look forward to that day when this city will be joined as one and this country and this great continent of europe in a peaceful and hopeful when that day finally comes as it will the people of west berlin can take sober in the fact that they were in the front lines for almost two all free men wherever they may live are of berlin and therefore as a free man i take in the words ich bin ein berliner 11


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complete the sentences 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 all men are s of berlin i take in the words ich bin ein berliner there are seven s in the world he lives in the of the country it is a not an opinion all men are not they were active for almost 2 s the people of berlin can take sober we can look to that day 10 i think i am 12


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martin luther king jr i have a dream let us not wallow in our despair i say to you today my that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment i still have a dream it is a dream deeply rooted in the american dream i have a dream that one day this will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed we hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal i have a dream that one day on the hills of georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood i have a dream that one day even the state of mississippi a desert state with the heat of injustice and oppression will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice i have a dream that my four will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character i have a dream today 13


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complete the sentences 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 they will not be d by the color of their skin the former owners will be able to sit down this summer has been ing we hold these s to be self-evident one day people will up america will be ed into an oasis of justice it is a dream rooted in the american dream they will be judged by the of their character we must live out the true of our lives 10 let us sit down at the table of brotherhood 14


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martin luther king jr the promised land somewhere i read of the freedom of somewhere i read of the freedom of press somewhere i read that the of america is the right to protest for right and so just as i say we aren t going to let dogs or water hoses turn us around we aren t going to let any turn us around well i don t know what will happen now we ve got some difficult days but it really doesn t matter with me now because i ve been to the mountain and i don t mind like anybody i would like to live a long longevity has its place but i m not concerned about that now i just want to do god s will and he s allowed me to go up to the mountain and i ve looked over and i ve seen the promised land i may not get there with you but i want you to know that we as a people will get to the promised land and so i m happy i m not worried about anything i m not fearing any man mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the lord



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