THE KING’S SPEECH

23 02 2011

In class, we saw a trailer of this film and we did some comprehension exercises about it. In case you want to watch it again or you want to watch it for the first time, there it goes the video  and the worksheet going with it: Kings speech.

I hope this little exercise will make you want to watch this film, as it looks really interesting and the cast is incredible!!!





MY BLACKBERRY ISN´T WORKING

19 02 2011

After the exam, you may need to relax, so I am including a very funny video I found in the Internet thanks to a friend!!! I hope you will laugh as much as I have done!!!!

 





THE KEY TO THE HEROES TEXT

16 02 2011

I forgot to include the key to the text about the Heroes of the year, but it is better late than never, so there it goes!!!!

heroes of 2010 vocab key





Distancing – Tunisia’s famous avenue leads the way to change

15 02 2011

According to BBC News, the elegant boulevard named after Tunisia’s founding father (Habib Bourguiba Avenue) has become the place to speak and be heard.

It has been suggested that a Tunisian-style “Speakers’ Corner” has emerged, one week after the “Jasmine Revolution”.

After weeks of battles with security forces, there is said to be now a place of forceful – but peaceful – arguments over the future of this North African nation.

Apparently all along the tree-lined promenade, Tunisians huddle around orators who have found their voice and the freedom to air their views.





How to share big files

15 02 2011

Sometimes you have a file (film, song, pictures, etc.) you’d like to share with other people, but you can’t because they’re too big to send them by e-mail. There’s a nice and easy way to do it.
Here it is:





HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY

14 02 2011

Some videos to have a good laugh!!!

Here are some tips for living a wonderful Valentine’s day!!!! But, please, remember that Valentine’s day is not just a day, it needs to be every single day when you are in love.

So, if you are in a couple, here it goes: some tips on HOW TO BE THE PERFECT BOYFRIEND or HOW TO BE THE PERFECT GIRLFRIEND.

And if you are single, HOW TO SURVIVE VALENTINE’S DAY WHEN YOU ARE SINGLE.

I hope you have at least laughed a bit!!!!

And what about a really nice love song which is currently really  fashionable!!!! And anyway,  I think it is a great song!!!!

And to finish, the video we did in class about the origin of Saint Valentine’s day, together with some questions related to it.





Periodic table engraved on a human hair

14 02 2011

Mendeleev would be proud... and confused

According to the University of Nottingham Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Centre, it seems that Professor Marty Poliakoff has had the periodic table engraved on one of the hairs from his head. Poliakoff is thought to be a well-known chemist and researcher at this University and, apparently, he was given the microscopic periodic chart as a birthday present, a rare gift even for a scientist. This periodic table is not expected to be the most practical, however it is a remarkable display of what nanotechnology can do.

Information and photograph taken from http://singularityhub.com

By Rosalía