viernes, 19 de junio de 2015

End Of the School Year 2014-15




Dear students, 


just a brief post to say goodbye and wish you all the best for the summer holidays. 

I am afraid this year teachers will literally have "a hell of a time" from now on until the end of the month. June is usually hectic at school but this June is …well, crazy, to say the least: what with the future education reform (or not), the new course-books (if we are eventually obliged by law to change them), lots of meetings, paperwork… I am afraid I will not have any time left for the blog so let´s just say goodbye now. 

Holiday! Celebrate!







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miércoles, 17 de junio de 2015

Reasons to Learn English


I bet the most popular short film / commercial next summer will be "Vale", directed by Alejandro Amenabar and starred by Dakota Johnson, Quim Gutiérrez and Carles Francino

Forget the emphasis on the beer and focus on how easy things are when you speak and understand English - and even more if you are a movie-addict!




domingo, 14 de junio de 2015

The Difficulties of Learning a Language


Tom Scott speaks about the different ways children and adults  learn a language

viernes, 12 de junio de 2015

Song "The Writing´s On The Wall"


An entertaining video by OK Go; they perform their song "The Writing´s On The Wall"

Click on CC to get the subtitles and enjoy the colors and the optical illusions

 



miércoles, 10 de junio de 2015

Nerea´s Suggestion, "Lullaby, by Nickelback

Nerea F. has suggested this song, "Lullaby", by Nickelback

I  would like to suggest a song called Lullaby, by Nickelback.
Nickelback, a music rock group was formed in 1995. Nickelback is formed by four men:
-Chad Kroeger, who is the lead singer and  guitarist
-Mike Kroeger, who plays the bass
-Ryan Peake, that sings and plays the guitar
-Daniel Adair, the drummer.
All of them are Canadians
I really like this song and the original video clip because it is a song that always makes me feel emotional but in a good way.
I have read in the Internet the real story behind this song. It is based on an experience that Chad and Mike had when they were younger. They found that their babysitter was crying because her boyfriend had died in a motorcycle accident.

Click here to watch the official video of the song. Here´s the video with the lyrics for you to sing along:



I bet you could understand the lyrics pretty well but, just in case, here´s a video with their translation - the video is part of the soundtrack of the film "Up"




martes, 9 de junio de 2015

Being a Vegetarian


Are you a vegetarian? What are your reasons to be (or not to be) one? This video shows the precise moment when a little boy turns into one - and his mother´s approval.

Follow my advice before playing this video: turn off the sound and read the subtitles as the video goes on. Afterwards, you may feel like listening to its audio and checking how much you understand in Portuguese.





viernes, 5 de junio de 2015

miércoles, 3 de junio de 2015

Pablo´s Suggestion: Song "See You Again"


Pablo F. recommends this video: Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth´s "See You Again"- from the soundtrack of Fast and Furious 7 - remembering Paul Walker



Click here to watch the official video of the song

lunes, 1 de junio de 2015

Farewell, Senior Students 2015

School year 2013-14 by Slidely Photo Gallery



Here´s to help you choose a university degree: 



And now a smile.... a video which shows how much your parents will miss you:  

(Video and transcript reblogged from The English Blog)



Transcript:

VOCABULARY 
The title of ad uses the phrasal verb 'to clean out', which means to empty a place of objects or goods, especially by stealing or buying them in large quantities.• The supermarkets were cleaned out by panicking shoppers.
TRANSCRIPTMOTHER: Promise you’ll eat something healthy every now and then.
SON: Yes, mum.
FATHER: Drive carefully.
SON: I will.
FATHER: Yeah. Off you go.
FATHER: I’ll get you a cuppa.
MOTHER: Oh thanks, darling.
FATHER: Have you seen the kettle?
MOTHER: What? And my microwave.
FATHER: He’s got the TV.
MOTHER: Ohh.
FATHER: Ohh, the dish!
MOTHER: Millie. Ooo-oo. Millie.
FATHER: He’s got me growbags. What does he want my growbags for?
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And here´s my goodbye with my best wishes to you all: a beautiful and bittersweet poem by Borges, titled “You Learn” 

You Learn
After a while you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,
And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning
And company doesn’t mean security.
And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts
And presents aren’t promises,
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes open
With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child,
And you learn to build all your roads on today
Because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans
And futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.
After a while you learn…
That even sunshine burns if you get too much.
So you plant your garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure…
That you really are strong
And you really do have worth…
And you learn and learn…
With every good-bye you learn.


School year 2014-15 by Slidely Slideshow

viernes, 29 de mayo de 2015

A Thought For The Weekend


Any problem will look small after you watch this



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