Friday, 28 November 2014

Jokes

As we could see some jokes last Wednesday, I found some more... Read them here. If you can't understand them (because of the language, not because you're a bit silly), check the "explanations" on page 2.

Positive and Negative Personality Adjectives

Review some personality vocabulary with this presentation.
Think of people with these character traits...

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Sing along!

Have a look at this website, where you'll be able to watch and read your favourite songs' videos and lyrics at the same time... You can start with A Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay.
Look up at the line with all the alphabet and choose your favourites!

U2 - The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)

Never been a keen fan of U2 actually; but I've loved this song since the first time I heard it.
                                                                        Lyrics

Friday, 21 November 2014

Strange Pronunciations

 Check some "strange-pronunciation" words here.
How many did you know?
... is a large village and community on the island of Anglesey in Wales, situated on the Menai Strait next to the Britannia Bridge and across the strait from Bangor. It is alternatively known as Llanfairpwll, Llanfair PG, or
 pronounced ( listen).
At the 2001 census the population of the community was 3,040, 76% of whom speak Welsh fluently; the highest percentage of speakers is in the 10–14 age group, where 97.1% speak Welsh. It is the sixth largest settlement on the island by population.
The long form of the name was invented for promotional purposes in the 1860s; with 58 characters it is the longest place name in Europe and the second longest official one-word place name in the world. Visitors stop at the railway station to be photographed next to the station sign, visit the nearby Visitors' Centre, or to stamp their 'passport' at the adjacent shop. Another tourist attraction is the nearby Marquess of Anglesey's Column, which at a height of 27 metres (89 ft) offers views over Anglesey and the Menai Strait. Designed by Thomas Harrison, the monument celebrates the heroism of Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey at the Battle of Waterloo.
From Wikipaedia

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Universal Children's Day

Have a look at United Nations Universal Children's Day Website and learn more about this day on Wikipedia.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Fakes & Forgery & a Hoax

Revise the vocabulary and do the activity at the end of the vocabulary sheet.

Read about a very famous recent hoax. Does "Little Nicolás" ring a bell? Just how did a 20-year-old student end up rubbing shoulders with Spain’s political elite?

International Students' Day

Have a look at the International Students' Day... and about this year info: here.
How are students in Europe celebrating the International Students’ Day?

Not the real thing

All that glitters is not gold...

Friday, 14 November 2014

World Diabetes Day

Read about diabetes. Have a look at diabetes.co.uk if you're interested in the illness or want to learn more about it. ACT ON DIABETES. NOW
IDF International Diabetes Federation

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Phrasal Verb Game 1

Phrasal verbs may seem obvious to native English language speakers, but for learners they can be mystifying. Knowing your phrasal verbs brings you much closer to speaking fluently. Choose the correct synonym or antonym in this challenging game. I got 180 points!