Wednesday, September 30, 2009
The first one "Breathe Slow" is sung by Alesha Dixon. Please pay attention to "gunna" (= I'm going to) and "cos"(=because), these contractions nearly always happen in colloquial language or oral context.
The second one is called "This is the Life" sung by Amy MacDonald.
Come on, Let's sing!!!
Monday, September 28, 2009
Language School at Home!!!! Don't you think so?
Present Continous, please, let me give you a very brief summary.
Present Simple used for:
1. Habits or regular activities and situations.
2. Facts and attitudes that are generally or always true.
3. Timetables (bus, train, plane).
4. State verbs which we don't normally use these verbs in the continuous form (ex. believe, know, remeber, hear, like, need, own, prefer, understand or want).
Present Continous used for:
1. Sth (=something) happening now.
2. Temporary activity or situation (which may not be happening now).
3. Arrangements you've made for the future.
4. With "always" to complain or express irritation about sth or someone.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
I hope this will help you to improve.
Come on, guys!
Today, I'd like to teach you some expressions related with COLOURS, can you use these in a composition? Yes, sure! OK, let's read about British customs...
1. He's red-faced = He's embarrassed.
2. I've got the blues = I'm sad.
3. She's the green with envy = She's very envious.
4. You're in the pink = You're successful.
5. I'm seeing red = I'm very angry.
6. He's blue-blooded = He's aristocratic.
7. I'm in the black = I've got the money in my bank account.
8. I'm in the red = I haven't got any money in my bank account.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
One theory is that it was a place from where stars and planets could be observed. It was discovered that the positions of some of the sotnes related to the movements of the sun and moon, so that the stones could be used as a calendar to predict such things as eclipses.
Moreover, some people thought that Stonehenge was a Druid temple. The Druids were a Celtic religious group who were suppressed in Great Britain soon after the Roman Conquest. Some people believe that they were a group of priests, whereas others regard them as medicine-men. But this theory was rejected because the Stonehenge had existed 1,000 years before the arrival of Druids; although Druids may use it as a temple. Even today, there is a group of people called the "Most Ancient Order of Druids" who perform mystic rites at dawn on Midsummer's Day (24th June).
Another interesting theory is that the great stone circle was used to store terrestrial energy, which was generated across the country.
Eventually, there is something true: the stones came from South Wales and North Wiltshire, according to the geologists.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
I love the American soap-opera "Friends". I love all the characters, especially Monica. My brother and I used to watch this TV serie every day. Even more, we ended up memorising the whole dialogues. We have spent great time with these "friends" from New York. Because of that, I'd like to share with you all the best moments of "FRIENDS", let's laugh for a while...
On special occasions, I always make brownies for my friends, and they always end up asking me the recipe! They are delicious! Do you dare to make a brownie?
The brownies recipe is easy and difficult because you have to keep the brownie crisp, but not dry. Do not mind opening the oven door several times.
Ah, did you know the brownie was created accidentally by an American chef who forgot the yeast?
* Butter: 150 grams
* Chocolate black: 90 grams
* Sugar: 300 grams
* Flour: 150 grams
* Vanilla extractand Baking powder: 1 and 1 / 2 teaspoons
* Chopped nuts: 150 grams
* 3 eggs
(You may spend 35 min.)
1. Place the chocolate and butter in a pan and heat over low heat until melted. Stir with a spoon.
2. When the chocolate and butter are melted, depart from the heat.
3. Now, add flour and yeast, sugar, vanilla and nuts.
4. Stir everything and add 3 eggs.
5. Mix all the ingredients well and then, pour into a mold previously greased with butter.
6. Put it into a preheated oven at 180 degrees for about 30 minutes, until it is slightly crunchy on the surface and tender on the inside.
7. When the dough is already cooked, wait until this is cool and remove the mold.
8. Cut in squares.
9. Sprinkle some flour over the brownie
10. Enjoy your meal! (= Bon Appetite)
Friday, September 18, 2009
An attractive visual dictionary designed for children to have fun learning their first words in English. Disney characters and scenarios will help children to expand their vocabulary. The content is divided into thematic pages, showing a center panel surrounded by other smaller scenes or objects.
The words chosen in English are provided with a translation into Spanish. It includes vocabulary of the family, food, house, animals, parts of the body, feelings, and so on. At the end of the book, there is a helpful glossary.(Ah! It just costs 17 euros).
Come on! Let’s learn English with Cinderella, Pinocchio and Peter Pan!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
So do not waste time and watch this video, ok?
To get more information or watch more videos, link:
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Listen to this song twice,
fill in the gaps and then try it, ok?It is also a very exciting way
to motivate you, to enjoy with English, don't you think so?
Well, listen this song sung by Beyoncé and see the video!
Remember those ______ I built
Well baby they tumbling ________
And they didn’t even put up a fight
They didn’t even make_______
I found a way to let you in
But I never really had a doubt
Standing in the _______ of your halo
I got my __________ now
It’s like I’ve been ___________
Every rule I had you breaking
It’s the _________ that I’m taking
I ain’t never gonna shut you out
Everywhere I’m looking ________
I’m surrounded by your ___________
can see your halo
You know you’re my
You’re everything I ___________and more
It’s written all over your face
Baby I can____________
I can’t feel your halo
I can see your halo halo halo
I can feel your halo halo halo
I can see your halo halo halo
Hit me like a ray of ________
Burning through my darkest __________
You’re that I want
Think I’m ___________ to your light
I swore I’d never fall again
But this don’t even feel like falling
Gravity can’t forget
So pull me to the ground again
Bridge+ Chorus (twice)
make a short summary, what you heard?
but do you really you understand the lyrics?
Well, then I encourage you to not only listen to it, but you are attentive,
and fill in the gaps which are missing in the lyrics, ok?
As I said before, it is actually a very good way to improve your listening,
vocabulary, and so on.
I got a man with two left ______
And when he dances down to the _______
I really think that he __________ know
That his rhythms go go go
I got a man with two left feet
And when he dances down to the beat
I really think that he should know
That his rhythms _____ ______ _______
Does he wash up? Never _________
Does he clean up? No, he never _________ up
Does he brush up? Never brushed up
He does _________ the boy does ___________
Hey boy how you been?
I got a ___________ lines
Where do I begin?
And II been here, been there
I saw you at the __________
My vibe kicked in
I clock you
Wearing tight jeans
A real nice suit
He was smiling like you
Was just _____________
I asked him for a dance
He said 'yes please'
Take a sip of ____________ juice
Everybody's onto you
Through the left and to the right
Everybody hit the ____________
It's on tonight______________soul
I need a man to take control
Let the melody blow you all away
Work it out now
Work it, Work it out now
Do the mumbo
Shake it all around now
Everybody on the floor
Let me see you clap your hands
I wanna see you work
I wanna see you move your _________ turn
I wanna see you shake your hips and learn
I wanna see you work it, work it, work it out now
I wanna see you work
I wanna see you move your body in turn
I wanna see you shake your ___________ and learn
I wanna see you work it, work it, work it out now
And if the man can't dance, he gets no second chance
Now, you can check the lyrics in www.blogarte.com
to improve your speaking, fluency, and so on.
Take a look and think aloud responses!
1. What’s your name?
2. How old are you?
3. When is your birthday?
4. What do you do?
5. Where do you work / study?
6. Where do you live?
7. How many brothers or sisters have you got?
8. Have you got any pet?
9. Can you drive?
10. Can you speak any other languages?
11. What do you usually do every afternoon?
12. What do you usually do at the weekends?
13. How many friends have you got?
14. How is your best friend like?
15. Do you practise any sport? Which one?
16. Why do you practise these sports?
17. How long have you been practising these sports?
18. What are your hobbies?
19. Do you like meeting people?
20. What is your favourite singer (or singers)?
21. What is your favourite music?
22. What is your favourite food?
23. Have you ever travelled abroad?
24. Which countries?
26. What did you do and see there?
27. When was the last time you went to the cinema?
28. What film did you see?
29. When was the last time did you read a book?
30. What book did you read?
31. Would you like to recommend me a book or a film? Why?
32. What would you like to do next summer?
33. What countries would you like to visit? Why?
34. Tell me an anecdote when you were abroad.
35. Tell me an anecdote when you were a child.
36. Have you ever performed a play?
37. Have you ever taken part in a competition?
38. Have you ever won a prize?
39. What do you want to be in the future?
40. How long have you been studying English?
Make up some questions.
Moreover, if you're an English teacher, you can use these questions
to encourage your students, to review vocabulary and verb tenses
already seen in class, to improve their pronunciation, and so on.
You can try it on!
Sunday, September 13, 2009
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Friday, September 11, 2009
Terrorists hijack four jetliners and crash them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field. The twin towers and 7 World Trade Center collapsed.
The people who ran down to the site to volunteer, as well as workers and emergency responders, are continuing to suffer from ailments that almost surely were caused by their long exposure to toxic air at the site.
In March 28th, 2006, workers near the World Trade Center site discovered more bone fragments and human remains. In September, hundreds more fragments are found on the roof of the former Deutsche Bank building. (On the right side of the picture below).
Construction workers installed the first steel column for the Sept. 11 memorial at ground zero. The 7,700-pound column was erected by the footprint of the World Trade Center's north tower. The "Reflecting Absence" memorial will set two giant pools over the twin towers' footprints.
But a city-state agency says it may not be completed until five years later, and at the moment there is just one other tower being built on the site, Tower Four.
The World Trade Centre site is currently being rebuilt with six new skyscrapers, a memorial to the casualties of the attacks, a modern transportation system, and cultural and commercial spaces. City planners are reportedly eyeing to bring back a strong and vibrant community in Lower Manhattan.
Freedom Tower and mast on the southwest of the site are expected to reach an astounding 1776 feet into the sky.
As things stand now, the memorial to the victims of the terrorist attack is scheduled to open in 2011.
The terrorists lost. They're still there; the city of New York endures.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Well, if your answer is YES!!!, I strongly recommend you to listen to Vaughan’s Radio.
Richard Vaughan holds a BA in Spanish Language and Literature at the University of Texas. He has devoted for 25 years to teach English to EFL students; thanks to his own teaching method called “Vaughan System”.
Nowadays, he carries out two significant teaching programs: “Cloverdale's Corner in Vaughan Radio, with 500,000 listeners, and Vaughan Learn English live on TV, which still JOURNAL 400,000 viewers. Moreover, he has published Los consejos de Richard Vaughan para aprender inglés, which I also recommend you to read.
Let’s listen to the radio now!!! Don’t waste time!!!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
|The Beatles recorded all these albums: |
1. Please Please Me, 1963
2. With the Beatles, 1963.
3. A hard day's Night, 1964.
4. Beatles forSales, 1964.
5. Help!, 1965.
6. Rubber Soul, 1965.
7. Revolver, 1966.
8. Sqt. Pepper's Lovely Hearts Club band, 1967.
9. The Beatles (White Album), 1968.
10. Yllow Submarine, 1969.
11. Abbey Road, 1969.
12. Let It Be, 1970.
|In October, 1969, the final Bealtes album was released. Abbey Road was recorded in the same fashion as Sgt. Pepper's. Contiuous. But friendliness was gone. The Beatles were finished. They had done everything that a band could do and more. They would break up by the end of 1970.|
Let's listen to one their songs included in the video game! "Twist and Shout".