Sunday, 19 September 2010

Octopus Paul Retires!

One of the stars of the South Africa World Cup is retiring - Paul the predicting octopus!

Paul lives at an aquarium in Germany and correctly predicted the results of all seven of Germany's games as well as the Spain v Netherlands final.

When the tournament ended, staff presented him with his own model of the World Cup trophy, complete with treats.

But now the aquarium says Paul will now retire to do what he likes best - play with his handlers and delight visitors.

Have a go at CBBC Newsround World Cup quiz!

Spokeswoman Tanja Munzig said: "He won't give any more oracle predictions - either in football, nor in politics, lifestyle or economy.

"Paul will get back to his former job, namely making children laugh."

During the tournament, Paul made his predictions by choosing a snack from one of two glasses that were put in his tank showing the flags of the sides playing.

(Via CBBC Newsround)

Friday, 17 September 2010

Asterix Geo Quiz!

Having reduced every European country to the state of a Roman province, Julius Caesar is having trouble keeping track of the names of all his new conquests! It's up to you to help by participating in a new game: the Asterix Geo Quiz!
Your mission is to locate, on a map, 15 antique cities selected randomly among more than one hundred. You'll realize that the number of towns and cities mentioned in the Asterix albums actually boggles the mind and that the names of them are not as easy to remember as you might imagine!
Take care in forming your answers; an encounter with the pirates is always a possibility.... Above all, be careful not to ruffle any feathers when asking the natives about the exact location of Alesia: we have seen more than one person lose their temper for less.

May Toutatis be with you!

Thursday, 16 September 2010

The Great Chicken Run Escape

Have you noticed the similarities?

Enjoy this video and next week we'll work about the animated film.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Again with Real English

Hi, here we are again. After so long I want to show you a new resource to make your learning funnier and more effective. It is a video and grammar programme, its name is Real English.

How to use Real English (for example in chapter 6 about introductions)

1 - Watch the video without subtitles.
2 - Do all the Exercises.
3 - Come back to the previous page.
4 - Watch the video with English Subtitles. Use the Pause button. People speak fast!
Problems? See support or ask your question in Facebook if you like.

Important: watch & listen to a video many times before reading, & before watching with subtitles. Your pronunciation will be much better!


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