Sunday, 26 April 2009

How to Listen to Other People's Problems


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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.

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Shakespeare in a Crossword



How much do you know about Shakespeare? Try this crossword and find out.
Follow the instructions and read carefully the clues.

Monday, 20 April 2009

Welcome to the Human Body Learning Experience


Within Discovery Channel we learn about diffferent topics, science, animals, technology...
Today we can enter our own body and test our sight, sensations, strength and brain power, enjoy this trip to yourself!

Friday, 17 April 2009

Listening to Jokes: A Cute Dog




A man walks into a shop and sees a cute little dog.
He asks the shopkeeper, "Does your dog bite?"
The shopkeeper says, "No, my dog does not bite."
The man tries to pet the dog and the dog bites him.
"Ouch," he says, "I thought you said your dog does not bite!"
The shopkeeper replies, "That is not my dog."

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Bo, the New White House Puppy




It’s official: Bo is indeed living with the Obamas. The White House blog has published official first puppy photographs. Mr. Obama’s daughters reportedly named the puppy Bo:

"Malia and Sasha chose the name, because their cousins have a cat named Bo and because first lady Michelle Obama’s father was nicknamed Diddley."
(Get it? Bo … Diddley? the singer?)
The Whashington Post described the dog as “a handsome little guy” with “tuxedo-black fur … a white chest, white paws and a rakish white goatee.” Before deciding to give the dog a home, the Obamas arranged a meeting between Bo and the girls, The Post reported:

"Bo charmed the first family. He sat when the girls sat, stood when the girls stood. He made no toileting errors and did not gnaw on the furniture. Bo has, after all, been receiving lessons in good behavior from the Kennedys’ dog trainers. These lessons have been taking place at a secret, undisclosed location outside Washington.
Bo, though he was raised elsewhere, already has a keen sense of who’s in charge inside the Beltway. When the president walked across the room during the visit, Bo followed obediently."

Read the first interview to Bo and see the White House page about the rest of Presidential's pets.

Monday, 13 April 2009

Leonardo da Vinci



As the protoypical "Renaissance Man," Leonardo da Vinci pursued a multitude of interests, hobbies, studies, professions and — of course — artistic endeavours.
Ever wanted to compare yourself to this Great Master?
Take the quiz to see how your personality compares to Leonardo's multifaceted and complex character.
And if you want to learn more about this character enter into the timeline of Leonardo da Vinci's life and work.

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Songs and Conditionals



Thanks to Absolute English we learn that Nora Jones' Painter is about conditionals. Practice this structure listening to her song and:

1. Revise the grammar
2. Exercise one
3. Exercise two
4. Exercise three
5. What would you do if..?

"If I were prime minister of India"- BBC News Online asks the people on the streets of India what they would do if they were prime minister.
Read some of the messages written in this "If I were prime minister of India " section. Find and correct as many mistakes as possible in If clauses





Friday, 3 April 2009

Hawaiian Waves





Clark Little grew up on the north shore of the Hawaiian island Oahu, one of the focal points for the development of big wave surfing. He has dedicated his life to producing photographs of the inside of waves, images usually reserved for only the most intrepid surfers.
Listen to an interview on Good Morning America.


Would you do the same in our Pantin Classic?

Thursday, 2 April 2009

April's Fools Day

1st April or April Fool's Day is the one time of year when British traditionally play jokes on our friends and colleagues. Read the original text on BBC page and listen to the article to solve a question about this special date as there is a problem to download the audio.

The origins of April Fools Day are not clear but it is known that the tradition of practical joking and mischief-making dates back to Ancient Roman times.
It would appear that the festival is closely related to the coming of Spring.
Ancient Romans and Celts celebrated a festival of practical joking at about the time of the Vernal Equinox, as do millions of India's Hindus.
The French also mark 1 April but instead of April Fools they call it Poisson d'Avril (April Fish).

Try the quizz

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