viernes, 27 de marzo de 2015

Song of the Week, Damien Rice´s "The Blower´s Daughter"

Damien Rice´s song The Blower´s Daughter. 

Click here if you want to know the story behind the title

To watch the video subtitled in both English and Spanish, click here ( this video cannot be embedded because it contains content from WMG - the Warner Music Group - and from the film Closer)

martes, 24 de marzo de 2015

How To Take a Good Photo

In this day and age when everybody is taking selfies, good photographs are also highly appreciated so here are some tips to take them using Steve McCurry´s photos as examples.

If you had never heard about Steve McCurry before reading this post, click on the link above to see his work. His best known photograph is probably this one :

Click here to read the story behind the photo of the Afghan girl.

domingo, 22 de marzo de 2015

The Nostalgia Machine

How would you define `nostalgia´? What, in your view, could "a nostalgia machine" do? Well, this one is related to music and memories: relive the best moments in your life through music with The Nostalgia Machine

This is how it works: Pick a year and  you will see a list of music videos that may remind you of specific moments in your life. Enjoy the music!

jueves, 19 de marzo de 2015

Father´s Day

Here´s to celebrate all fathers on Father´s Day 2015:

Click on "CC" to get the subtitles on the following video - if you need them:

If you would like to give your dad a present, choose a T-shirt; chances are he will find a message he likes to print on it - judging from the photos below.

Other "cool" dads: click here

miércoles, 18 de marzo de 2015

Conditionals: Zero Type

Watch and listen to the video below; how much can you understand? 

After you have watched it once, write its message down - as if it were a dictation - pausing the video as many times as you need. Afterwards, you can correct your notes - the transcript is below the video

Live curious

If you are, you breathe
If you breathe, you talk
If you talk, you ask
If you ask, you think
If you think, you search
If you search, you experience
If you experience, you learn
If you learn, you grow
If you grow, you wish
If you wish, you find
If you find, you doubt
If you doubt, you question
If you question, you understand
And if you understand, you know
If you know, you want to know more
And if you want to know more, you are alive

lunes, 16 de marzo de 2015

British Humour

Explain this image. See if you can answer these questions about it: who? when? where? what? why?

domingo, 15 de marzo de 2015

Why Are Some People Left-handed?

Have you ever wondered why most people are right-handed and only a small proportion of people are left-handed? Watch the video to learn about this. The speaker is Daniel M. Abrams - assistant professor in the Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics in Northwestern Univ. (USA)

Click on "CC" to get the subtitles and do some reading and listening practice.

Check how much you have understood  with a multiple choice set of questions about the content of the video: click here

viernes, 13 de marzo de 2015

Start the Weekend With a Smile

Here is one of those videos that will help you start the weekend in a feel-good mood


Have a nice weekend!

jueves, 12 de marzo de 2015

Have Something Done

A visual explanation of the causative have / get: have something done in a Simple English Video 

Click here if you need the transcript

Click here to practise the construction

miércoles, 11 de marzo de 2015

Conditonals: 2nd Type

If you could change one thing in your body, what would it be? Think about it and then watch the video (click on "CC" to help you with the subtitles - if you really need them)

In the following video you can hear what some senior citizens said when they were asked this question: If you could say one thing to younger people out there, what would that be?


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