Monday, 24 December 2007

How to Accept an Unwanted Gift



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"Basic Instructions" is a comic strip. Any advice contained herein is intended as humor, and should not be followed as actual instructions or advice.

Friday, 21 December 2007

12 Gifts from BBC Teacher



A Christmas message from The BBC Teacher

The most generous teacher in the world give students 12 presents. Click on the tree to see them and listen to his students singing!

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Welcome to Santa's Secret Village


Enjoy the joy and magic of Christmas in Santa’s Secret Village! Try a traditional look at Christmas through the many free activities here at northpole.com. Write to Santa, read stories, enjoy Karaoke, send e-cards, find recipes, play games and puzzles, print stories to color—even put you or your child in a personalized story! Our stories and activities combine traditional feelings of Christmas goodwill with state-of-the-art computer technology—all richly illustrated with original artwork.

Sunday, 16 December 2007

My Favourite Day: Christmas



December 25th is Christmas Day. We celebrate Christmas in the United Kingdom. It's a holiday for most people, and there are lots of customs and traditions, and children get lots of presents! Listen to a boy talking about Christmas, and find out about some of these customs.
Click on the Start button and listen to him.
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Thursday, 13 December 2007

History Lovers

Do you like history? Do you enjoy with the ancient Greece, the Romans, Anglo-Saxons, the Vikings...? BBC offers a great deal of games and stories for kids, and for not so young learners too!

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Christmas Verb Tenses



If you want to revise verb tenses using Christmas vocabulary try Mansión del Inglés page with The Adventures of Rick Mansworth Private Detective and continue with another chapter of this detective revising prepositions in "Rick and The New Year Prepositions"

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Union Jack Colours

If you want to know about United Kingdom and the Union Jack history, have a look on the photo or enter here.

Monday, 10 December 2007

Thursday, 6 December 2007

Word Wangling is Back!


Word wangling is back! Cambridge English on line and British Council provides some games to practice your vocabulary in 8 ways: Stem words, What's missing?, Someone stole the ..., Word mates, Anagrams, Turn around, Which / witch word and Get or have?

What else do you need to have fun?

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Climate Change

Sometimes using the news is really useful when learning English or any other language. It is important because we know the topic thanks to our sources of information and so we can guess the meaning of new words form that well-known context.
Try this Science listening and test your knowledge about climate change.

Monday, 3 December 2007

Death in Sakkara: An Egyptian Adventure

Egypt, 1929. Journalist Charles Fox enters into a darkly sinister world of intrigue, murder and mysticism in the hunt for a missing archaeologist.

If you take part in the investigation, you'll be lucky to get out of this BBC adventure alive.

If you have questions about the game or are having technical problems, check the FAQ page to see if we've already answered your query. Alternatively, join in discussions about the game on the message board.

Sunday, 2 December 2007

George Michael's One More Try



I haven't found the karaoke version so try reading the song here:

I've had enough of danger
And people on the streets
I'm looking out for angels
Just trying to find some peace
Now I think it's time
That you let me know
So if you love me Say you love me
But if you don't just let me go...

'Cos teacher
There are things that I don't want to learn
And the last one I had
Made me cry
So I don't want to learn to
Hold you, touch you
Think that you're mine
Because it ain't no joy
For an uptown boy
Whose teacher has told him good-bye, good-bye, good-bye

When you were just a stranger
And I was at your feet
I didn't feel the danger
Now I feel the heat
That look in your eyes
Telling me no
So you think that you love me
Know that you need me
I wrote the song,
I know it's wrong
Just let me go...

And teacher
There are things
That I don't want to learn
Oh the last one I had
Made me cry
So I don't want to learn to
Hold you, touch you
Think that you're mine
Because it ain't no joy
For an uptown boy
Whose teacher has told him good-bye, good-bye, good-bye

So when you say that you need me
That you'll never leave me
I know you're wrong, you're not that strong
Let me go

And teacher
There are things
That I still have to learn
But the one thing I have is my pride
Oh so I don't want to Hold you, touch you
Think that you're mine
Because there ain't no joy
For an uptown boy
Who just isn't willing to try
I'm so cold
Inside
Maybe just one more try...

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