sábado, 27 de febrero de 2016

Damien Jurado - Exit 353



   Watch this clip without sound and write the story with your own words. 

  Can you imagine what happened before the clip?

  What will it happen next?




Does the story tell you anything?

High Highs – Cascades (2016)



A1-A2







pull away vi phrasal(move ahead)dejar atrás loc verb
The sprinter pulled away from the rest of the runners.
El esprínter pronto dejó atrás al resto de los corredores.

Lissie - Don't you give up on me





give up on [sb] vi phrasal + prep(abandon:[sb](alguien)perder la confianza en loc verb
perder la fe en loc verb
Don't give up on me! I just need a little more encouragement.

tug at [sth] vi + prep(yank or pull on [sth])tirar de vi + prep
Emily tugged at the door, but it wouldn't open.


Lesson plan (pdf)                 Lyrics (genius)

Bill Pritchard – Mother Town Hall (2016)


          Bill Pritchard, born in 1956 in Walsall (West Midlands, UK), is a British songwriter, instrumentalist, musical arranger and producer.

Originating from the Midlands, Bill Pritchard still resides in the home region, in Walsall near Birmingham, where he works as a professor of french parallel to his musical activities. He abhors the glitter of show business and pleasure to find at times his buddies at the corner pub, as in the past.

It's in his garage, specially designed, it engages in its search for music, make music, it is for him something very natural: "I write every day, because writing it job is a craftsman." Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.
Bill Pritchard Lyrics




jueves, 25 de febrero de 2016

Photographer Erik Johanson

             Erik Johansson creates realistic photos of impossible scenes — capturing ideas, not moments. In this witty how-to, the Photoshop wizard describes the principles he uses to make these fantastical scenarios come to life, while keeping them visually plausible.
In this TED Talk, he explains how he makes his creations:



Erik Johanson (photographs)

Have a look at these photographs. Do you find anything strange? What is it happening?     

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 LANDFALL



In this video Erik shows us the process to create this picture...




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SELF-ACTUALIZATION




In this video Erik shows us the process to create this picture...




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CUT & FOLD




In this video Erik shows us the process to create this picture...



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DRIFTING AWAY






            In this video Erik shows us the process to create this picture...



Transport and Travel


   In this episode, Stephen and Ashlie have a friend called Jazz visiting from abroad. They take Jazz on a trip around London to see  the sights and famous places. 
Nick meets a man who lives on the River Thames and a photographer who creates digital visions of London in the future.
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- Candem (shopping)     - Snowdon  (tag quest.)      - Notting Hill  (ed-ing adj)    

lunes, 22 de febrero de 2016

Videos to practice English speaking




What are the protagonists?   What happens? Where does the story take place?  ...


The best place to learn English with videos     ESL videos with quizzes       Films quotations       The Kids should see this

Simon's cat channel       Best sites for photo-editing      

Connect with English(series)     Make your own funny subtitles  B

English Central (videos with activities, all levels)

British Council (learn English videos)                  Short Film clips with activities

The very best of the best


Videos to show only sound and then watch the images..

1) Telekinetic coffe shop



2) Amazing waterslide jump




3) Steve Mason - Planet Sizes (Official Video): Play this video without sound. Write down all the ideas that come to your mind and try to make a coherent narration of what is happening.


4) Cloud Cult - No Hell   


5) Honey - Cam Penner



6) James Supercave - Better Strange (Official Video)   


sábado, 20 de febrero de 2016

Idioms with Tea



 I wouldn´t do that for all the tea in China!  


Justin Bieber - Sorry

        
        History

          Born on March 1, 1994, in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, Justin Bieber was raised by a single mom in the small town of Stratford. Bieber, whose debut album, My World, hit stores in November 2009, is a true overnight success, having gone from an unknown, untrained singer whose mother posted YouTube clips of her boy performing, to a budding superstar with a big-time record deal, all in just two years.
          Bieber always had an interest in music. His mother gave him a drum kit for his second birthday and, as he tells it, he was "basically banging on everything I could get my hands on." But it was an obscure talent contest in his hometown, in which the 12-year-old Bieber finished second that put him on the road to superstardom. As a way to share his singing with family, Justin and his mom began posting clips of Bieber performing covers of Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Ne-Yo on YouTube. Within months, Justin was an Internet sensation, with a large following of fans, and an eager manager arranging for the teenager to fly to Atlanta to consider a record deal. There, Bieber had a chance meeting with Usher, who eventually signed the young singer to a contract. (Taken from Wikipedia: https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Justin_Bieber)
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Video from the Brit awards for the best Male Solo Artist





Justin Bieber - Love Yourself & Sorry - Live at The BRIT Awards 2016 



Sorry 



Lesson plan with solutions                     Sorry Lyrics (find the mistakes)

Lyrics    B

Bloc Party - Love within



Cheerful and optimistic!




Lyrics

viernes, 19 de febrero de 2016

I wanna waste my time on you - The Crookes


The Crookes are a British indie rock band who formed in Sheffield in 2008. They released their first single "A Collier's Wife" in 2009 as part of the Too Pure singles club, followed by single "Bloodshot Days" that was released on Heist or Hit Records in 2010. Signed to London independent record label Fierce Panda Records, they have subsequently released three albums, Chasing After Ghosts(2011), Hold Fast (2012) and Soapbox (2014), along with an extended EP Dreams Of Another Day (2010).



"'I Wanna Waste My Time On You' is about wanderlust and adventure, about seeing the world, about indulging in hedonistic pleasures without once feeling apologetic for it," lyricist and guitarist Daniel Hopewell says of the song.



If wanderlust If wanderlust's replaced with love It sounds to me a lot like giving up Still it's so strange that every time I run away I'm left behind. I wanna waste my time on you I wanna waste my time on you Spinnin' round the skyline, golden gates, the 52 I wanna waste my time on you My ribs are cracked, my ribs are cracked, oh poor St. Jude I wanna waste, waste my time on you ‘cos you got me hooked I'm down on my knees If they say we're trash, we'll float on the breeze. I wanna waste my time on you I wanna waste my time on you Spinning round the skyline, Brighton Beach and Bakerloo I wanna waste my time Waste my time on you Oh, I don't know where I belong I don't know where I've gone wrong. I wanna waste my time on you Waste my time on you Spinning round the skyline, when everything was new All that I can do is waste my time on you Waste my time on you Spinning round the skyline, perfectly aligned Wanna waste my time on you.



Lyrics (pdf)   Link soundcloud  Link Vimeo




crook ninformal (criminal)bandido, bandida nm, nf
  ladrón, ladrona nm, nf
  estafador, estafadora nm, nf
  criminal n común
small-time crook n(minor thief, robber)ladrón de poca monta, ladrona de poca monta loc nm, loc nf
 Hugh was just a small-time crook until he met Pete.
indulge in vi phrasal(gratify)darse un gusto loc verb
mimarse v prnl


wanderlust n(desire to travel)espíritu viajero grupo nom
ganas de viajar grupo nom
skyline n(horizon)línea del horizonte grupo nom
horizonte nm


jueves, 18 de febrero de 2016

Forrest Gump



This is a sketch of a future lesson plan about the awesome film "Forrest Gump". This film has been a source of inspiration for a generation. It truly has been for me! 


Probably this is not the trailer you have seen millions of times, but let me introduce the film in a funny way...






Let's play serious.




Link    Link    Link   16 Life lesons from FG     ESl notes FG***   FG notes  

Forrest Gump LEvel 3 book           FG Quiz       FG Discussion topics

Historical references         A    Historical Events    Analysis of the film           Critical Review      Love it or Hate it

About the English Language     FGump photos    Review      Anachronisms

domingo, 14 de febrero de 2016

viernes, 12 de febrero de 2016

Lindi Ortega

Lindi Ortega

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

diortega.ca
Lindi Ortega (born May 28, 1980) is a Canadian country singer-songwriter from Toronto, Ontario who now lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Her voice has been described as a blend of Dolly Parton's, Johnny Cash's, and Emmylou Harris'.[1] She spent nearly a decade as an independent artist in the Toronto music scene,[2] releasing two albums and an EP in that time. She has been described as "Toronto's best kept secret"[3] and nicknamed "Indie Lindi".[4] Ortega is currently signed to Last Gang Records where she has released four albums, most recently Faded Gloryville August 7, 2015.[5]

I Ain't the girl

Ain't gonna tell you any lies
I got a thing for long-haired guys
You can keep your suit and tie
find a pretty little wife
I ain't the girl you're looking for
I ain't the girl next door
I ain't the girl for you

You're too clean cut with all your shoes
I like em rugged with tattoos
You drive a rally fancy car
I like a truck with rusty parts
I ain't the girl you're looking for
I ain't the girl next door
I ain't the girl for you

So go ahead darlin find somebody new
I'll never be the one you can hold your body to
If you can't light my fire babe then you can never do
I ain't the girl for you, no, I ain't the girl for you.

So you can go ahead and try
pretend like you're some other guy
I'll never be another girl
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I'll never fit into your world
I ain't the girl you're looking for
I ain't the girl next door
I ain't the girl for you

So go ahead darlin find somebody new
I'll never be the one you can hold your body to
If you can't light my fire babe then you can never do
I ain't the girl for you, no, I ain't the girl for you.

I'll never be the kind to fit into your perfect life, the perfect life,
the perfect family
I'm sorry to inform you dear, I'm not close, not even near
the perfect girl will never be me.

So go ahead darlin find somebody new
I'll never be the one you can hold your body to

If you can't light my fire babe then you can never do
I ain't the girl for you, no, I ain't the girl for you.
I ain't the girl for you, no, I ain't the girl for you.
Read more at http://www.songlyrics.com/lindi-ortega/i-aint-the-girl-lyrics/#zJXpg3JWZBFG2sil.99


jueves, 11 de febrero de 2016

Teenagers



This ELT lesson plan is designed around a moving short film byJacob Frey titled The Present and the theme of teenagers. Students practice adjectives related to character and teenagers.

1. The Present

2. Vocabulary to describe personality

3. Link to the page film-English

martes, 9 de febrero de 2016