Monday, January 30, 2012

ADELE, a wellknown English singer-songwriter

Hi, Guys!

Adele, is a wellknown English singer- songwriter. How did she break into music world? Well, she recorded some demos and one of her friends posted them on MySpace in 2006. Two years later, she won the Brit Awards "Critics' Choice" and she could release her first album called 19. It was successful, but at the same time, 19 was too commercial according to some experts.

In 2011, her new album 21 was released and it was far far successful. One of her two most famous songs "Rolling In the Deep" and "Someone Like You" have beaten many records!!! 
I wish we would keep on listening to her beautiful voice and songs :)
I'm sure you'll enjoy these songs as much as me, let's listen to "Someone Like You".


"Never mind, I'll find someone like you, I wish nothing but the best for you too, ... sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead..."

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

SPEAK OUT - Podcasts - BBC & LONGMAN

Hi, Guys!,

Once again, I'd like to share with all of you new videos taken from SPEAK OUT (Longman) on YouTube. 

I'm sure these will help you with your listening and comprehension, there are different speakers with different accents, and there are several levels, such as these ones .These podcasts are so great that undoubtedly, I use them in class and I recommend you to spend some minutes listening to them!!! 
Now, it's time to start! Ready, Steady, Go!!!!






LEARN and ENJOY ENGLISH!!! ;)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Verb Circus "TO COME"

Hi, Guys!,

As you well know, I love THE VERB CIRCUS quiz, we can learn and have fun! Kyle Millar, the host, also corrects guests' pronunciation and helps them. He's fantastic!!! So, come on!!!, watch and enjoy this video, you'll learn and improve your English :)

Let's see the verb TO COME:

To Come = To Approach
To Come = To Occur at a certain point, position
To Come = To be available, produced, offered
Coming vs. Going
To Come About = Occur, Happen
Come on! = Intonation is important, Come on = Cheer up or Don't be silly




If you're more interested, click on Aprende Inglés

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sherlock Holmes lives in 21st century

Hi, Guys!, 

Sherlock TV serie has presented a contemporary update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories about Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. This British serie was created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss and it has received a great critic by the audience. The most striking point is the fact that Sherlock Holmes can use modern technology (such as internet, GPS, ...) to find things out. 

However, there are some traditional remained elements, for example: the protagonists still live in 221B, Baker Street in London;  Moriarty as Sherlock's great enemy; Dr Watson has just come back from Afganistan War.
The main characters are starred by Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson. 

Holmes was a famous peculiar consultive detective, he had a great logical reasoning, he loved disguising, and he had some forensic knowledge. His creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, wrote Holmes and Watson's adventures from 1880 to 1914, and published several novels as well as some short stories in Strand Magazine, and Holmes character became more and more popular. Doctor Watson was the narrator, Holmes's chronicler, a good friend and he always helped Holmes in his cases. 

I've always found this character so peculiar, talented, entertaining, ... that I recommend you to read and watch all Holmes's stories, films and TV series. 


Thursday, January 19, 2012

ESL Listening Lab by Randall

HI, Guys!,

Sometimes, listening can be quite difficult for you when you're learning a language, although you know how important it is. Because of that, we always need to practise our listening, and it'll improve sooner o later.
Now, if I were you, I wouldn't waste time and click on RANDALL's ESL Cyber Listening Lab.

Here, you'll find a great variety of Listening Tests, audios, videos, ... and later, you can check your answers. It's fantastic!!!! You can also follow Randall's lab on YouTube


I hope you'll find it interesting and helpful :) Thanks a lot, Randall!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

OrdeR oF AdjEcTiVeS iN EnGliSH

HI, Guys!,

As you may know the order of Adjectives in English is very important and quite different from Spanish. So, we must take into account these have a fixed order and position before the noun. Let's see....


Determiner + Opinion + Size + Quality + Age + Shape + Colour + Past Participle +Origin +Material + Type + Purpose + Noun

Therefore, if we have to learn this, we'd better learn these strange words:
DE+OPI+SI+QUA//  AG+SHA+CO+PA+ORI//   MAT+TY+PU+  Noun

There is a symplified version: OPI+SI+AG+SHA+CO+ORI+MA+Noun

adjectives

Position - Order and degrees of Adjectives

Monday, January 9, 2012

Downton Abbey - last episode season 2

Hi, Guys!,


If you are a fan of DOWNTON ABBEY, the famous British TV drama, and you really want to improve your English, now you are lucky!!! You can watch the last episode of season 2 in Youtube. I strongly recommend you to watch this now!!!! Many interesting things happen....!!!! 





Sunday, January 8, 2012

READINGS for Upper-Secondary (Key answers)

Hi, Guys!

If you need to improve your reading, you can click on BURLINGTON BOOKS. 

There are seven texts which can be interesting and helpful. Then, you must do the reading and comprehension activities, and check your anwers. Good Luck and don't waste time!!!


Monday, January 2, 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012!!!

Hi, there!,

Would you like to see how the New Year's midnight was celebrated in London, New York and Sydney?
LONDON


NEW YORK


SYDNEY


I wish the new coming year will bring you a handful of happiness, smiles and your dreams would come true soon :) Thanks a lot for going on visiting this blog!


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