Monday, 28 July 2008

Indiana Jones Quiz


When we last saw Indiana Jones on screen, it was 1938, and the world stood on the brink of war as Dr. Jones chased down evildoers to find the Holy Grail. Nineteen years later, he’s cracking his whip again, and many things have changed ... but some have remained the same. Again, the world is at a precipice, this time caused by the specter of nuclear annihilation, and Indy’s struggle is once again to ensure that a precious, mysterious object remains safe from those bent on destroying humanity.
Visit the 'Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull' official page.

And how many things do you know about this film? Guess it with this quiz

Thursday, 24 July 2008

The Wright Brothers

What do you know about the creators of the plane as we know nowadays?
Read and learn




Monday, 21 July 2008

The Simpsons Movie


On 18th March you could guess which Simpsons character you are and now we can listen to two reviews of The Simpsons Movie as America's most famous cartoon family step up from TV to the big screen for the first time.
BBC critics agree that it's a very funny film, and we listen to plenty of positive language as well as some useful informal expressions.

Vocabulary from the programme

a dysfunctional family = a family that doesn't function properly, on an epic scale = large, stunning = outstandingly good, dazzling = spectacular,
I don't have a problem with ... = an informal expression meaning you don't mind something, you're indifferent to it, trivial = lacking seriousness or importance, surreal = unreal, strange, bizarre, to reach rock bottom = (informal)to be 'at a low point' or a difficult moment in life, to be bang on = (informal) to fit or match something exactly, archetypal = typical

Friday, 18 July 2008

Listening to Jokes: The Monk

A man wanted to become a monk so he went to the monastery and talked to the head monk.
The head monk said, "You must take a vow of silence and can only say two words every three years."
The man agreed and after the first 3 years, the head monk came to him and said, "What are your two words?"
"Food cold!" the man replied.
Three more years went by and the head monk came to him and said "What are your two words?"
"Robe dirty!" the man exclaimed.
Three more years went by and the head monk came to him and said, "What are your two words?"
"I quit!" said the man.
"Well," the head monk replied, "I am not surprised. You have done nothing but complain ever since you got here!"

Listen to it!



From Many Things

Thursday, 17 July 2008

Dover's Mystic Love

I can't help posting this video... I've just seen them alive HERE! and they are so wonderful!


Song lyrics | Mystic Love lyrics

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Australia

An island continent located between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, Australia combines a wide variety of landscapes.
Founded in 1788 as a British convict colony, Australia was a place of banishment until gold strikes in 1851 opened floodgates of immigration. Independence came in 1901, with a constitution adapted in part from that of the United States. Aborigines number 410,000, and the government is making efforts to settle aboriginal land rights.

Australian maps; explore Australia; ask an expert and... the Australian Game, how fast can you fly?

Sunday, 13 July 2008

Muppets' I've Got You Under My Skin


I've got you under my skin
I've got you deep in the heart of me
So deep in my heart, that you're really a part of me
I've got you under my skin.

I tried so not to give in
And I said to myself this affair never will go so well
But why should I try to resist, when darling I know so well
That I've got you under my skin.

You'd sacrifice anything come what might
For the sake of having me near
In spite of a warning voice that comes in the night
And repeats, repeats in your ear

Don't you know you little fool, you never can win
Use your mentality, wake up to reality,
But each time that I do, just the thought of you
Makes me stop before you begin,
'Cause I've got you under my skin
(Used to be Frank Sinatra' song)

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Hulk is Back!



The Incredible Hulk has held on as the most popular film in UK cinemas.
The movie stars Edward Norton as Bruce Banner, a scientist who turns into the huge green Hulk whenever he's angry after getting blasted with radiation.
It took a whopping £1.87 million in the UK and Ireland between Friday and Sunday last week.
Close behind in second place was Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which stars Harrison Ford and Transformers' Shia LaBeouf.
Try the Incredible Hulk Smash Game

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Nadal's Year



Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer in five sets to win his first Wimbledon title amid incredible drama on Centre Court.
Read about how it happened.
Last point video.
Rafa interviewed video
BBC offers our tennis hero mask, do you want to try it on?

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

New Tool in English is All Around


From now on you can find some small information bubbles that define any word when double-clicked, as on the right image.
AnswerTips deliver instant definitions, explanations and facts including biographies, tech terms, geography, pop culture and much more.
You only double-click on the selected word, and you'll get the answer!

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Fun in New Zealand Web Page


Spellbinder is a New Zealand site that allows older primary and younger secondary learners the chance to write their own story based around an illustration and many other activities.
Check out the wickEDly cool things on this site! Quizzes, crosswords, interactives and games in English and te reo Māori, a gallery of student artworks, profiles of inspirational New Zealanders, an information station, and activities and games based around topics – it’s all here – on wickED!

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