Monday, 19 March 2012

Writing tips

Follow the link to the 15 Grammar goofs that make you look silly and check the infographic by copyblogger, it can be of some help with your writing, although it is made for bloggers.
And Ernest Hemingway tips for writing well.
Some more tips for good writing.
Do you have any question? ask Mike.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Playing for a change

"You must be the change you want to see in the world". 

Musicians of "Playing for a change" believe that it is possible to make the world a better place to live in, always with the help of music, with a song like this.

What do you think? Do you think this is worth trying? the musicians in this organization believe so and by that reason they will perform their music for free with the idea of raising money and help kids from different continents to learn to play a musical instrument. These concerts will  take place during next September. 
But it is better if you watch the video:

Friday, 16 March 2012

Saint Patrick: The greenest day of all

Tomorrow it is Saint Patrick Day, the most important holiday for for Irish people who will cerlebrate wearing green clothes and a shamrock (from seamróg, meaning summer plant).

wherever there are Irish people, they celebrate this holiday:

Chicago river is 156 miles long, it runs through the downtown of Chicago with 45 bridges.
On every St. Patrick Day Chicago the river is dyed green. 

There are parades and parties all over the world, since Irish people have left their island and settled in different countries of the world.
Learn why Irish people left their island.
Click to see a timeline of Ireland.
Greet your friends in Gaelic.
Some facts about the Emerald island:

_About the song

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Sing your English

I am sure that you like singing, that is an awesome way to learn English having a good time. I have this singing exercise ready for you:
Just follow the link to the song  count on me by Bruno Mars and click on "play" there you can listen to the song and fill in the gaps of the lyrics (it is really easy, you have a lot of words to choose).

Do you want to know more about Bruno Mars.? just follow the link.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

The multilingual fish

You see, it is always useful to learn another language, it can help you to save your onw life!
Learn a language while you sing a song

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Pocahontas biography

Pocahontas was the beloved daughter of the Algonquian Chief Powhatan, you know about her life because of the famous Disney picture, but you can also listen to her biography here:

 Follow the link and read while you listen, (I know, it is a bit too long...).
 This is a download from: Voice of America Special English.

Here you have some more links about biographies.

And click here for a crazy quiz about Pocahontas.

Some English words of Amerindian origin.

Monday, 12 March 2012

How healthy is your diet?

“Your child will live a life ten years younger than you because of the landscape of food that we’ve built around them.”
 — Jamie Oliver


Watch the video as many times as you want and when you know what it is about, you are ready to
Follow the link to  the interactive transcript (so if you did not understand a part of the speech, you can choose the point from which you want to listen from).

Jamie Oliver is a British chef involved in the fight against obesity and for healthier diets. He is well-known in Britain and the States,but he is not so famous here in Spain, where the level of obesity is so high among children and young adults, above all.

Click here if you feel like to explore some more talks.

Obesity statistics: Can you find Spain?

How healthy ar you? follow the link and do the quiz, if you want to know.

And what will you get with a healthy diet? A healthier skin without pimples or ugly spots and a longer and happier life.

And another quote for you:
"Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper."
Adelle Davis