Thursday, April 29, 2010

FULL HOUSE



Hi, Guys!,

Have you ever watched FULL HOUSE? It was a well-known American sitcom broadcasted from 1987 until 1995. When I was younger, all my cousins and I loved watching it!


Danny Tanner is a widow and has three daughters: DJ, Stephanie and Michelle. So he asked his friend Joey and his brother in law Jessi to come and live with him and his three daughters in San Francisco.Later, DJ's friend Kimmy appears as well as Jessi's girlfriend, Rebecca.

As I said before, my family and I had a very good time watching this comedy, there were many significant values, LOVE, BEING ALWAYS TOGETHER, COMMUNICATION to solve every argument, ... it was really tender when Jessi talked to his little nephew Michelle.


Now, why don't we watch this episode? Steve Urkel appears and imitates Jessi's accent. It's deeply enjoyable!!!




Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Reported Speech ( 4 ) Secondary and Upper-secondary


Hi, Guys!,

Today, I'm posting some basic exercises of REPORTED SPEECH. You'll have to rewrite the following sentences in Direct Speech into Indirect Speech. After that, if you want to practise more, just CLICK on the LABELS - Reported Speech, you'll find loads of exercises, right?


Rewrite these sentences into Reported Speech, do you know these students?:

1. Ann said: "Carmen likes watching romantic films".
Ann said that Carmen liked watching romantic films.
2. Julia told Irene: "I'll meet you here later".
Julia told Irene that she would meet her there later.
3. Javier complained to me:"It's too hot here".
Javier complained to me that it was too hot there.
4. Paul said to Javier:"Fernando and I are going to organise a party this weekend".
Paul said to Javier that Fernando and he were going to organise a party that weekend.
5. Auxi told me:"I have arrived late this morning".
Auxi told me that she had arrived late that morning.
6. Alvaro told his brother:"We were training until our coach left".
Alvaro told his brother that they had been training until their coach had left.
7. María told us:"My mother bought me a new cell-phone yesterday".
María told us that her mother had bought her a new cell-phone the day before.
8. Javier told me:"I don't understand the Reported Speech".
Javier told me that he didn't understand the Reported Speech.
9. Mª Carmen told Helen:"We had a very good time in Granada, it was awesome!"
Mª Carmen told Helen that they had had a very good time in Granada, it had been awesome.
10. Mª Jesús told me:"I can't understand this, because I missed your lesson yesterday".

Mª Jesús told me that she couldn't understand that, because she had missed my lesson the day before.

Rewrite the following questions into Reported Speech.

1. Claudia asked Javier:"What are you doing this afternoon?"
Claudia asked Javier what he was doing that afternoon.

2. Belén asked Marina:"Did you see my blog? It's so cute!"
Belén asked Marina if she had seen her blog. It was so cute.

3. Juan Carlos asked Emilio:"Have you caught my folders?"
Juan Carlos asked Emilio if he had caught his folders.

4. Juanma asked Jose:"Can I borrow you pencil, please?"
Juanma asked Jose if he could borrow his pencil.

5. Marta asked MaryG:"Will you and Andrea go to London this summer?"
Marta asked MaryG if she and Andrea would go to London that summer.

6. Rocío asked Carmen:"Are you going to meet Charlie this weekend?"
Rocío asked Carmen if she was going to meet Charlie that weekend.

7. Valme asked Manolo:"Will you close the door, please?"
Valme aske Manolo if he would close the door.

8. Ale asked Miguel:"What are you talking about?"
Ale asked Miguel what he was talking about.

9. Manuel asked José Luis:"Where do you live?"
Manuel asked José Luis where he lived.

10. Valme asked them:"Have you seen this Friends episode?"
Valme asked them if they had seen that Friends episode.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

SiTTiNg On A BenCH in CENTRAL PARK


HI, GUYS!,

NEW YORK IS AMAZING, ISN'T IT? I loved walking around the CENTRAL PARK, it is wonderful! You know what? In this huge park, all the benches are "ADOPTED"!!!
In 1986,a program called "Adopt-a-Bench" started, and there is a permantent fund to mantain and endow the care of Central Park benches. There are 1,200 benches adopted such as this one in the photo.
If you are interested, you can adopt a bench for $7,500, your bench will an engraved plaque with an inscription of your choice. Can you read Margie's plaque? (you can click on the photo). I LOVE IT!!! We spent a lot of time reading all of them!!! It was so wonderful ;) Margie asks us to use her bench to kiss, to laugh, to hug, ...

RHYMES to learn English "SEE YOU LATER, ALLIGATOR"

Hi, there!,

As you all know, there are a lot of different ways to learn English! What about rhymes? They are very attractive for children, you can also sing them. Now, pay attention to these videos! Oki-ro-ki?

SEE YOU LATER, ALLIGATOR, AFTER 'WHILE CROCODILE!



Monday, April 26, 2010

E N G L I S H P L A Y S


Hi, there!,

Our dearest playwright SHAKESPEARE wrote in his play As You Like It, this:

"All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages".


Maybe due to his quote, maybe because I love theatre and performing plays, ... I don't know why, but I believe that if you are a teacher, you are a good actor / actress, don't you think so?

Anyway, are you going to start rehearsing a PLAY or a kind of MUSICAL to the end of this academic year? Well, I'm going to challenge you ... why don't you (teachers and pupils) prepare an ENGLISH PLAY this year? My pupils and I love performing plays, it's a great experience!!!

I strongly believe it's one of the best way to encourage students to speak English, to memorise, to motivate them, to improve their pronunciation, to make them feel better speaking up, ... and so on.

We had already performed wellknown plays such as ROMEO and JULIET, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, childish ones such as THE LITTLE DOLLAR, ALADDI
N and THE LAMP, ... when we were asked to perform the famous DON QUIXOTE in English. Well, it was a great challenge and a very hard task because I had to translate some passages taken from the novel. Once again, that experience WAS UNFORGETTABLE, AMAZING!!!

Come on, why don't you look for a short English play? or you can take some significant fragments of a play, ... even more, you can ask the students to write a short play which they have to perform in class later? You'll never forget this experience!

In these days, my pupils and I have to perform a short play based on the Scottish tale, related to the Comenius project; as well as the most important songs of the film GREASE. What about you? Do you dare to do so? ;)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

COMENIUS PROJECT: Welcome to Europe ! ! !

(poster made by our pupils and their Art Teacher Cristina)

Hi, there!,


Today, I'd like to talk about the COMENIUS PROJECT. Have you ever heard about it?

The Comenius programme let European students, from pre-school until secondary, know, learn and understand the diversity of European cultures, languages and values.

This European project pursues several goals, such as: to encourage language learning, innovative ITC-based content, services and better teaching techniques and practises. Because of that, we, as English teachers (within the European framework), play an important role, and once again, our students see the importance of learning English.




If you are more interested, you can find more accurate description of this project in:

From my experience, I can tell you that the students become more aware of Europe, they realise that English is the most international language, ... and they feel really happy when they send as well as receive letters, postcards from the other foreign students.

Therefore, nearly every term, each school have to exchange a Recipe Book, Tales, Christmas, etc. Both written in English and in their mother tongue.




At last but no least, the Comenius teachers have to travel to other schools, which are also members of that Comenius group, to see children's tasks, to meet and speak to those students in English, ... and the host teachers organise trips around their cities, traditional parties, and the visitor teachers enjoy the cities, eat the typical food, ... It is always an enriching experience!

PS. Regards to all my mates, we are always working hard in this project.

Friday, April 23, 2010

"Vale a pena ficar de olho nesse blog" AWARD


Hi, Guys!,

I've just received this Award. It's my first one.
Thus, Valme's English Corner is part of a list of blogs worth visiting.
Thanks a lot, Patricia, from Argentina.
Now I'm going to add 10 blogs to the list:

1. The English You Need Blog

2. English is all around




3. English teacher



4. Teaching and Learning English

5. My place for English

6. Let's Use English

7. We like English

8. Welcome to English

9. Mis clases...

10.Think in English

HAMLET

Hi, Guys!,

Why don't you watch this fantastic video which performs one of the best tragedies written by Shakespeare? I'm referring to HAMLET.
Thanks to BBC, we could see a very lively summary of this exciting play.


Thursday, April 22, 2010

23rd April, William SHAKESPEARE


Hi, Guys!,

Today is an important day in history because we remember and reread one of the greatest playwright and poet, William
Shakespeare. This English writer was born in Stratford-on-Avon on 23 April 1564. He also died on 23 April 1616. He was 52 years old.

Let me point out some significants moments of his life...
In 1592, it is believed that Shakespeare had written the three parts of ‘Henry VI’. In 1593, ‘Venus and Adonis’ was Shakespeare's first published poem, and he dedicated it to the young Henry Wriothesley, the 3rd earl of Southampton.

In 1594, Shakespeare composed, among other plays, ‘Richard III’, ‘The Comedy of Errors’, and ‘The Taming of the Shrew’, he also became an actor and playwright for the Lord Chamberlain's Men, which became the King's Men after James I's ascension in 1603. At this time, the female roles were performed by young boys. Besides, the noble people gave some dresses and gowns to these theatre companies. There were also some well-known actors such as Richard Burgage who performed some plays written by Shakespeare. By 1596, the company Lord Chamberlain's Men had performed the classic Shakespeare plays ‘Romeo and Juliet’, ‘Richard II’, and ‘A Midsummer Night's Dream’. In 1599, he became a partner in the ownership of the Globe Theatre.

At the beginning of the 17th century, one of the first of his great tragedies, ‘Hamlet’ was performed. The next play, ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’, was written at the request of Queen Elizabeth I, who wanted to see another play that included the popular character Falstaff.

Later on, Shakespeare produced these masterpieces as ‘Othello’, ‘King Lear’, ‘Macbeth’, and ‘The Tempest’. In 1609, his sonnets, probably written during the 1590s, were published. The 154 sonnets are marked by the recurring themes of the mutability of beauty and the transcendent power of love and art.



You can find more interesting information in this webpage:
http://www.shakespeare-online.com/

ENGLISH for KIDS, MINGOVILLE

Hi, there!,

Have you ever heard about MINGOVILLE? It's one of the funniest way of learning English for KIDS. You can join it free thanks to internet! There are loads of tasks, audio files, interactives stories, readings, writings, spelling activities, songs, dialogues, mobile fun, interactive dictionary, and so on. Come on! Don't waste time and join it now!!! You can get more information watching this video!


If You Are a Teacher, Never GIVE UP


Hi, TEACHERS!,

If you are a Teacher, you should watch and read the following tale, it's actually an inspirational message! It's awesome!

MERCY


Hi, Guys!,

Two years ago, and even today, we usually listen to Duffy singing one of her hits, I'm referring to MERCY. But who is Duffy? Can you understand the lyrics of this song?

Aimée Ann Duffy was born 23rd June in 1984. She is a Welsh singer-songwriter. Her 2008 debut album Rockferry entered the UK Album Chart at number one. 1.68 million copies of her album were sold in UK in 2008, and over 6 million copies in the world, spawning the hits "Mercy" and "Warwick Avenue". Thanks to Rockferry, Duffy won the Gramy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album in 2009.Her new album is coming soon...

Now, why don't you listen and read the lyrics of this song "Mercy" ...



Wednesday, April 21, 2010

ZODIAC



Hi, Guys!,

Do you like reading what is going to happen to you every week? Do you believe what your ZODIAC sign predicts? What is your astrological sign?
Let's see and listen to this video!

Thanks to Real English!!!


Making a SPANISH OMELETTE ... Enjoy your meal!


Hi, Guys!,

Have you ever tasted a big Spanish Omelette? I suppose so, even more, I think you've got your favourite one, which is always made by your grandma or mom.

Here, in Spain, we love making potato omelettes. We also make different omelettes adding onions, tuna or peppers to our traditional recipe.

Can you cook them? Do you dare to make one potato omelette for your friends?
Let's see the recipe!


Recipe Potato Tortilla (Spanish omelette)
Basic Recipe Ingredients:
* 4 eggs
* 1 / 2 kilo of potatoes
* olive oil (one glass, 1 / 4 liter)
* Salt

Recipe Steps:
Step 1 : Wash and cut the potatoes into thin slices. Once the oil is hot, add the potatoes, add some salt and fry.

Step 2: Beat the eggs with a little salt and then, add the potatoes, mix well with the egg milkshake.

Step 3: Prepare the pan back on fire with two teaspoons of oil. Pour the egg mixture and potatoes. Don't forget to turn the omelette.


ENJOY YOUR MEAL!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

We Always Need Our FRIENDS

Hi, Guys!,

I hope you'll enjoy this episode!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

STEPMOM, ... If You Need Me Call Me


Hi, there!,

This is one of my favourite songs and films. My mother and I used to sing this together as if we were Susan Sarandon and her daughter. This movie can make you cry...but it's worthwhile ...

Well, as an English teacher, I recommend you this song for your lessons, it is funny and suitable for teaching "ADJECTIVE + ENOUGH". Let's listen to it!!!

All in all, pay attention to its lyrics, "THERE'S NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH, ... IF YOU NEED ME, CALL ME ...", I love its tender meaning ...


Education Quotes


Hi, there!,

Why don't you take a break and reflect for a while on the following quotes?
They deal with Education.

TO TEACH OR NOT TO TEACH? THAT IS THE QUESTION...


Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Correction does much, but encouragement does more.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.

Nelson Mandela:
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Saint Francis de Sales: You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; and just so, you learn to love by loving. All those who think to learn in any other way deceive themselves.

William Butler Yeats: Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

Barack Obama:
"No one has written your destiny for you. Your destiny is in your hands - and don't you forget that."

Monday, April 12, 2010

SCOOBY DOO



Hi, Guys!,


Have you ever seen
SCOOBY DOO? Well, I love this scary dog and all his friends! They always were in trouble, looked into and they ended up solving the problem. It was amazing and entertaining. And also, once again, I want to relate fun with English! Let's see the video...



Learning Enlgish with MUZZY

Hi, Guys!,

Some weeks ago, I introduced some of you MUZZY, a big green monster
who teaches English to children; I thought he could help you with your English.
Now are you ready to review the adjectives watching this video?


Passive (6) ... more sentences with key answers


Hi, Guys!,


If you need to keep on practising Passive sentences, you can do and correct yourselves the following ones, ok?


1. My grandfather always read my brother and me many tales when we were children.
My borhter and I were always read many tales by my grandfather when we were children.
2. All the teachers should encourage their pupils.
Their pupils should be encouraged by all the teachers.
3. All the pupils should follow their teachers’ pieces of advice.
Their teachers' pieces of advice should be followed by all the pupils.
4. He proposed me a new job last week.
I was proposed a new job last week.
5. They are announcing the public opinion a new method to reduce expenses.
The public opinion is being announced a new method to reduce expenses.
6. The scientists are going to discover a new aspirin quickly.
A new aspirin is going to be discovered by the scientists quickly.
7. The prime minister couldn’t see the disaster.
The disaster couldn't be seen by the prime minister.
8. My mother suggested me to buy this beautiful dress.
I was suggested by my mother to buy this beautiful dress.
9. She is showing the students all the rooms of the museum.
The students are showed all the rooms of the museum.
10. My friend has recommended them that romantic novel.
They have been recommended that romantic novel by my friend.
11. She didn’t invite all of us to her party.
All of us weren't invited to her party.
12. She declared us the impossibility to go to her party.
We were declared the impossibility to go to her party.
13. We can see many aeroplanes in Málaga.
Many aeroplanes can be seen in Malaga.
14. Mr Dido would teach Richard to sing opera.
Richard would be taught to sing opera by Mr Dido.
15. The company is requiring the employees their effort and support at that moment.
The employees are being required their effort and support by the company at the moment.
16. He anticipated their colleagues his decision.
Their colleagues were anticipated his decision.
17. I had to take the children to the swimming-pool last Saturday.
The children had to be taken to the swimming-pool (by me) last Saturday.
18. We are going to bring Ann a birthday present.
Ann is going to be brought a birthday present.
19. We are taking that actress a lot of photos on the beach now.
That actress is being taken a lot of photos on the beach now.
20. They won’t describe me the situation.
I won't be described the situation.
21. We didn’t ask any signature to the famous football player.
The famous football player wasn't asked any signature.
22. That businessman is going to sell many refrigerators to the Eskimos.
The Eskimos are going to be sold many refrigerators by that businessman.
23. My mother will order us to tidy our bedroom.
We will be ordered to tidy our bedroom by my mother.
24. Ross didn't give her any sweet.
She wasn't given any sweet by Ross.


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Reported Speech ...(post 3) more exercises with key answers




Hi there, Guys!,

Very soon, you are going to take another exam, I suppose you need to review the Reported Speech again. So, I'm going to release more exercises with the key answers. If you have any question, you can ask me anything in class, ok?


Write these sentences into Reported or Direct Speech:1. The man stated: “I didn’t steal anything yesterday. I won it in a lottery a month ago”.
The man stated that he hadn't stolen anything the day before. He had won it in a lottery a month before.
2. Mary asked him: “Why aren’t you calling me today?”
Mary asked him why he wasn't calling her that day.
3. My parents suggested me: “Why don’t you study everyday?”
My parents suggested me not studying everyday.
4. Karsts wanted to know how much money they had.
Karsts wanted to know: "How much money do you have?"
5. She asked Laura to sit down and not to talk to Jane then.
She asked Laura:" Sit down and don't talk to Jane now".
6. Peter told us: “I’m going to the club tonight. Do you want to come with me?”
Peter told us that he was going to the club that night. If we wanted to come with them.
7. The teacher said: “Don’t forget that your exams are starting next week!”
The teacher said not to forget that our exams were starting the following week.
8. My mother asked me: “Will you come home tomorrow?”
My mother asked me if I would come home the following day.



Turn the following sentence into reported speech (direct or indirect):1. “He has drunk too much tonight”, Peter said.
Peter said that he had drunk too much that night.2. The ecologist explained that we could save a lot of trees by recycling paper.
The ecologist explained: "You can save a lot of trees by recycling paper".
3. Mum told us:” Give me your keys and don’t forget to phone me when you arrive”.
Mum told us to give her our keys and not to forget to phone her whe we arrived.
5. William asked her:” Did you see my sunglasses that I left here yesterday?”
William asked her if I had seen his sunglasses that he had left there the day before.




Saturday, April 10, 2010

THE BUTTERFLY CIRCUS



Hi, Guys!,

Last month, one of my friends sent me these amazing videos, The Butterfly Circus. I really encourage you to wacth them, you are going to LEARN A LOT! You can learn great lessons, there is a huge message of HOPE, all of us are winners, never losers, the only thing we have to is TO BELIEVE IN OURSELVES, no matter how you are. Let's see these videos, you may get more significant messages!
IT'S HIGHLY WORTHWHILE!!!












Wednesday, April 7, 2010

MR BEAN.... BRITISH HUMOUR


Hi, Guys!,

Do you know Mr Bean?
Have you ever seen one of his episodes on TV?


Well, Mr BEAN is a British comedy starred by Rowan Atkinson as the title character. The first episode was broadcasted in UK in 1990. Atkinson performs a man who acts as"a child in grown man's body". Every episode, Mr Bean tries to solve daily problems, but he always causes disruption in the process.

During its five years, the TV serie had large audience in UK. There are many well-known episodes, although I have chosen the one where Mr Bean is trying to copy in an exam. I hope it'll make you laugh!


If you are interested, you can visit Mr Bean's webpage: http://www.mrbean.co.uk/

All in all, Mr Bean also starred two films: Bean and Mr Bean's holidays.


ARRESTING YOUR EX .... could be your dream?


Hi, Guys!,

Another comedy starred by Jennifers Aniston and Gerard Butler is coming to Spain soon ... would you like to see the trailer? I hope you'll enjoy it!




HAVE / GET SOMETHING DONE



Hi, Guys!,

Do you need more practise of HAVE / GET SOMETHING DONE? Well, apart from the exercises that I gave you in class, I have taken from these webs:
the following exercises. If you want to do more exercises, you can find more through the internet and looking at the webs recommended in my blog, ok?

Nevertheless, I'm going to release the pattern, pay attention to the picture, please!

Complete the sentences using HAVE + STH + DONE

1.Yesterday, (I / cut / my hair) . Yesterday, I had my hair cut.
2.Every Friday, (Joe / wash / his car) . Everyday, Joe has his car washed.

3.Tomorrow, (she / repair / her shower) . Tomorrow, she will have her shower repaired.
4.Each Saturday, (we / deliver / a pizza) to our home.
Each Saturday, we have a pizza delivered.
5.Last year, (Bob / clean / his house) by a charwoman. Last year, Bob had his house cleaned.
6.As Phil had a broken arm, (he / type / his texts) by his secretary.
As Phil had a broken arm, he had his texts typed.
7.(I / pick up / the goods) tomorrow in the afternoon.
I am going to have the goods picked up.
8.(we / redecorate / our walls) last summer.
We had our walls redecorated last summer.
9.Whenever Clara is staying at this hotel, (she / carry / her bags) into her room.
Whenever Clara is staying at this hotel, she has her bags carried into her room.
10.(we / organise / our last party) by professionals.
We had our last party organised.

Fill the gaps with have and the verb in brackets in their correct forms.
1 We ___________ the roof ___________ last year. It cost us a packet. (repair)

HAD the roof REPAIRED
2 Anne ___________ her hair ___________ every Friday afternoon. (do) HAS her hair DONE

3 I ___________ the brakes ___________ three times a year. (check) HAVE the brakes CHECKED
4 The government ___________ the whole town ___________ yesterday. (evacuate) HAD the whole town EVACUATED
5 I ___________ my hard drive ___________ for a bigger one last week. (change) HAD my hard drive CHANGED
6 When did you last ___________ the airconditioning ___________ ? (service) HAVE the air conditioning SERVICED
7 You don't think Liv Tyler's beautiful?! You should ___________ your eyes ___________ . (test) HAVE your eyes TESTED
8 After the plague of fleas, the boss ___________ the office ___________ . (disinfect) HAD the office DISINFECTED
9 Your cat's coughing. You need to ___________ him ___________ for parasites. (treat) HAVE him TREATED
10 Daphne ___________ her legs ___________ once a fortnight. (do) HAS her legs DONE
11 I normally ___________ my suit dry ___________ before a wedding. (clean) HAVE my suit dry CLEANED
12 The headmaster ___________ all the lockers ___________ for the missing footballs yesterday. (search) HAD all the lockers SEARCHED
13 Have you ___________ your house ___________ ? (double-glaze) HAD your house DOUBLE-GLAZED
14 Have you ___________ that poster I bought you ___________ yet? (frame) HAD that poster that I bought FRAMED
15 The house is in chaos. We're ___________ a new kitchen ___________ in. (put) HAVING a new kitchen PUT



Tuesday, April 6, 2010

ALL ABOUT YOU!!!! Describing your personality...



Hi, Guys!,

Are you ready to another English lesson online? Well, thanks to internet and Mr Duncan, we can learn and improve a lot! In this video, we are going to see that the way you behave and act with other people actually reflects our character and personality.
Now, let's focus on the vocabulary used, ok?

What do the following words mean? EXTROVERT, GENIUS, CHEERFUL, BITTER, CYNICAL or ODD? Are these positive or negative adjectives?


OK




Hi, Guys!,


As far as I am concerned, there are many attempts to explain the origins of this curious colloquial expression OK.


The fisrt theory, that I am going to mention, has been supported by many scholars and even the Oxford dictionary, which points out that OK comes from the pronunciation of the initials of "all correct"/'ol koret/ (sorry because I have no phonetic symbols in my keyboard).

Secondly,the other theory with at least a degree of plausibility is that the term was originated among Black African slaves, and represents a word meaning 'all right, yes indeed' in various West African languages. Unfortunately, historical evidence enabling the origin of this expression to be finally and firmly established may be hard to unearth.

In addition, according to Oxford Dictionary, OK may derive from the Scots expression 'och aye', or the Greek ola kala ('it is good'), or the Choctaw Indian oke or okeh ('it is so'), or the French aux Cayes ('from Cayes', or even, a port in Haiti with a reputation for good rum) or au quai ('to the quay', as supposedly used by French-speaking dockers).


What do you think it is the best theory or the most probable one?


Monday, April 5, 2010

The COSBY Show



Hi, Guys!,

When I was a child, my cousins and I used to watch this fantastic TV serie,
THE COSBY SHOW.

Not surprisingly, the show had parallels to Cosby's actual family life: like the characters Cliff and Claire Huxtable, Cosby and his wife Camille were college educated, financially successful, and had five children. Essentially a throwback to the wholesome family situation comedy, The Cosby Show was unprecedented in its portrayal of an intelligent, affluent, nonstereotypical African-American family.

I personally think that if you watch some episodes, you are going to learn some important necessary values in our current society, apart from improving your Enlgish.



Hi, Guys!,

Some of you are studying Economy at High School, you may have seen the following concepts in Spanish, but now I want you to have a look at this specific vocabulary in English, which is one of the most important language in the world. Pay attention, please! ;)



DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH? Big Train - BBC Comedy

Hi, Guys!,

I'm deeply interested in helping you all to improve your listening skill! Therefore, I'm going to ask you to spend just 1 minute to watch the following video. I hope you'll learn and laugh a bit :)


Sunday, April 4, 2010

EASTER TIME

Hi, Guys!,

Here you are some interesting ideas to decorate your Easter eggs or some ideas to entertain and have fun!!! Take a look at these videos while you can practise your listening skill, ok?


Ideas for Decorating All-Natural Easter Eggs -- powered by eHow.com


Supplies for Dying All-Natural Easter Eggs -- powered by eHow.com

EASTER


Happy Easter!!!

At Easter time, the British celebreate the idea of new birth by giving each other chocolate Easter eggs which are opened and eaten on E
aster Sunday. On Good Friday, bakers sell hot cross buns, which are toasted and eaten with butter. Easter Monday is a hiliday and many people travel to the seaside for the day of go and watch one of the many sporting events, such as football or horse-racing.
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