Thursday, 28 January 2010

We Are the World

This is another interesting song related to peace and better days in the future. Do you agree with the idea that we are the world? If so, what can we do to improve it? What should you do? Enjoy the song and the video and send comments!

What a Wonderful World!

What a Wonderful World is a song by Louis Armstrong. Here is a nice video with beautiful images of nature (landscapes, mountains, the sea . . . ). Which is your favourite picture? Do you think they represent a wonderful world? What is a wonderful world for you? Send a comment and tell everybody!

This is the karaoke version. Don't be shy and sing along!

Someday from Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Have you ever listened to Someday, a song from Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame? Watch the video and listen to it. It has a beautiful message.

Now you can read the lyrics here. Think about them . . . and of course, think about the things you can do to improve the world!

Imagine by John Lennon

On 30 January we celebrate the School Day of Peace and Non-Violence. One of the most representative songs is Imagine by John Lennon. Enjoy the video here as you listen to the song and think about the lyrics. Then, you can sing using the karaoke version.

Saturday, 23 January 2010

I Have a Dream

Last 19 January American people celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Do you know who he is? He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. You can learn more things about his life and work here. You can also enjoy these subtitled videos of his famous speech I Have a Dream. We will devote some time in class to talk about it, so take your time and think about his words:

I'm sure you also have a dream about how people's lives could improve. Send a comment telling me and your classmates!

Thursday, 21 January 2010

What's the weather like today?

These days we have been talking about natural disasters human beings can suffer, which have a direct impact on the weather and are also related to specific adjectives. Sadly, we have talked about the earthquake in Haiti, haven't we?
Now please have a look at this presentation and see what the weather is like in different cities where English is spoken. Then you can send a comment saying what the weather is like in these places.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Introduction to Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Today we have been having a look at the adapted reader for this school year: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (Ed. Vicens-Vives). We will do lots of interesting activities while we learn many things about the period and the author and we enjoy the play.

This is the presentation we have seen in class:

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Would you like to see an English pub?

These days we have been reading about a strange tale that takes place in an English pub. Here you can see some pictures of typical British pubs:
Would you like to see the menu of one of these pubs? Then you can click here or here. Which onedo you prefer?

Monday, 4 January 2010

Happy New Year!

How did you say goodbye to 2009? How did you receive the new year? Did you eat the twelve grapes? As you know, not everybody has the same customs and traditions.

Would you like to know how people in New York welcomed 2010 in Times Square? Have a look at this video, join the countdown and enjoy the atmosphere.
If you click here you can also see a brief overview of other countries' celebrations and enjoy the firework display in London next to the London Eye.