I know it’s been a while since I last posted anything, but I thought I’d have my new website up and running by now, so I will still be publishing here for some more time.
What I have brought here today is this TV series from the BBC, HORRIBLE HISTORIES, which you can watch on ororo.tv on the following link or just by clicking on the picture below.
You can also go to Horrible Histories website by clicking HERE.
This is a compilation of documents I’ve been posting over the last few years on this topic: CRIME
I’ve come across this video on Youtube and I’ve just thought it’d be great to share it with you all.
As it appears on the video description, this is the instrument list and the people who played & performed:
Jimmy Fallon – wood block, tambourine, bass drum, kazoo
Mariah Carey – vocals
Questlove – wooden clacker w/ afro pick
Mark Kelley – Fisher Price xylophone
Kamal Gray – recorder
James Poyser – melodica
Captain Kirk – ukulele
Tuba Gooding Jr. – kazoo
Frank Knuckles – bongos
Black Thought – sleigh bells
Hope you like it as much as I do.
This is the HEALTH handout I’ve given out in class this week. The KEY is at the end of the document.
As you know, the vocabulary we’ve been studying in the past few days dealt with health issues, that is, symptoms, illnesses, and treatments. I’ve always believed that any given topic has a song about it and that’s why I’m writing about health (and its counterpart).
To begin with, there’s a band whose name comes in handy: The Cure. I’m not a great fan myself, so I don’t have a clue whether they speak about health or not, but their name is more than enough so far.
When it comes to songs, well, that’s easier. The thing is that singers don’t really write about flu, a cough, or even hepatitis. No. It’s love and broken hearts what’s more sung and written about (even cried about). From Bonnie Tyler’s It’s a heartache (just for its title) to Bon Jovi’s Bad Medicine.
And let’s not forget Robert Palmer’s Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)
Lack of sleep can also be a good cause for feeling unwell, isn’t it? As in I’m so tired, by The Beatles
Hope you like the songs and learn a lot from them.
These are the treasure restored handouts I gave out in class. You can also do the listening comprehension exercises by clicking on the buttons below.
2. 1- potter 2- wealthy 3- vineyard 4- undamaged 5- merchant 6- ship 7- wrecked 8- divers 9- restorer 10- auction 11- museum
4. 1-b 2-g 3-d 4-f 5-a 6-e 7-c
5. 1- No, she isn’t. 2- The Egyptian mummies
Although I’m on holidays, I haven’t forgotten about you, my dear students. I came across this webpage while surfing the net, and I thought you’d like to have a look at it. Enjoy!
By the way, what’s your favourite word in English? Mine is… (I’ll tell you in class!)
THE 100 MOST BEAUTIFUL WORDS IN ENGLISH
Hi, everyone! Christmas is near, and so are the presents. That means that we need to start thinking about what we are going to give (and what we are going to get, too!).
So why don’t we play a little game? You can find below the links to a few online stores. There’s a bit of everything: clothes, toys, technology, DVDs, music, books…
All you have to do is imagine that you won a contest and received £1000 that you need to spend on gifts. Don’t forget to include me! You have to buy something for me as well. When you finish your shopping spree, please tell me all about it (send me an email telling me what you purchased).
Feel free to practise some rephrasing exercises. You can find the key to the exercises on the last page of the document.
You can find here the vocabulary exercises we did last Monday. There’s a bit of everything: geographical nouns, reporting verbs, homographs, collocations…