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Learn English with Ricky Gervais

October 15, 2013

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“Aprenda inglés con Ricky Gervais”, lección 1 subtitulada en español.  Se ha de activar los subtitulos.  Aprender inglés con Ricky Gervais y Karl Pilkington. “Learn English with Ricky Gervais and Karl Pilkington”, Lesson 1 with Spanish subtitles

Benedict Cumberbatch interview – Features – Films – The Independent

October 9, 2013

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‘It’s not like I’ve completely conquered everything’: Benedict Cumberbatch interview Even the brightest stars can have their off days. Take Benedict Cumberbatch and his time on the set of the recent Star Trek Into Darkness, playing the villainous Khan. One scene took place at California’s National Ignition Facility, a real-life laboratory practising nuclear fusion. His […]

The Future of Europe Remarks delivered by George Soros at the Global Economic Symposium October 1, 2013 :: Kiel, Germany

October 2, 2013

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George made the following remarks today at the Global Economic Symposium in Kiel, Germany. In his remarks, George analyzes the current state of the euro crisis and warns that a looming period of economic stagnation may destroy the union. I shall take a holistic approach to the future of Europe. I have developed a conceptual […]

10 grammar rules you can forget: how to stop worrying and write proper | Science | The Guardian

October 1, 2013

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how to stop worrying and write proper | Science | The Guardian. Guardian Style Guide author David Marsh set out to master perfect grammatical English – but discovered that ‘correct’ isn’t always best. Here are the 10 grammar laws you no longer need to check• Plus: five rules you should remember• What pop music can teach you […]

Nosher Powell obituary – Sad News

May 8, 2013

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Nosher Powell obituary | Film | guardian.co.uk. The abiding memory that millions around the world will have of Nosher Powell, who has died aged 84, is of him fighting in vain to save his aeroplane after it had been attacked by a seagull in Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines (1965). Gert Fröbe may […]

Morrissey LA concert to be ‘100% vegetarian’

February 28, 2013

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BBC News – Morrissey LA concert to be ‘100% vegetarian’. Food vendors at the Staples Center in Los Angeles will be going 100% vegetarian at Morrissey’s forthcoming sold-out show on the 1st of March.

Learning English – English At Work

February 28, 2013

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  Learning English – English At Work. Resources from the BBC/Recursos de la BBC

Vídeo (en inglés) de un proceso de selección original: Heineken

February 27, 2013

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Vídeo : Heineken crece con la marca personal de su mejor candidato « Personal Branding – Historias de Cracks. Un vídeo con el original proceso de selección que hizo Heineken.  A video in English about an original selection process undertaken by Heineken

The ‘plastic’ princess?

February 27, 2013

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Learning English – 6 Minute English – The ‘plastic’ princess?. Quotes from a speech in which the Duchess of Cambridge was compared to a “shop window mannequin” with a “plastic smile” caused controversy in the UK this week. But a closer analysis of British novelist Hilary Mantel’s speech reveals a more sympathetic picture. Finn and […]

Accents and Dialects of the UK

February 18, 2013

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Accents and Dialects from the UK Do you call a ‘bread roll’ a cob, batch, bread cake, barm cake or scuffler? How do you pronounce the words cup and plant? And are you sitting or sat at this computer? The UK is a rich landscape of regional accents and dialects, each evidence of our society’ […]

The Smiths – Wonderful Woman with lyrics and spanish translation

December 19, 2012

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Not a perfect translation but worth a look. This was the B-side of the 12″ of This Charming Man.

Why is there a “b” in doubt? – Gina Cooke – YouTube

December 19, 2012

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Why is there a “b” in doubt? – Gina Cooke – YouTube.           Is the spelling of doubt really so crazy?  Why is the letter b silent?

Most Important Failure You Havent Embraced | Inc.com

August 29, 2012

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Most Important Failure You Havent Embraced | Inc.com. Maybe you already proudly “fail fast and fail often.” There’s one type of failure you’re probably still avoiding–but shouldn’t.

‘What a lovely, funny girl. It’s a tragedy’

June 26, 2012

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Amy Winehouse, by her father Mitch | Music | The Guardian. In the year since Amy Winehouse died, her father has thrown himself into work in honour of her memory and written a harrowing book about his beloved daughter  

Cheryl Tweedy – We Just Love your Geordie Accent

June 7, 2012

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BBC News – Cheryl: ‘I’m happy if people think I’m miming’. Some listening practice for my clients.  Just click on the video and listen to the interview! I obviously didn’t put this here for the music but she is from my barrio! 😉

How film brings the diamond jubilee years to life

May 29, 2012

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How film brings the diamond jubilee years to life | Teacher Network Blog | Guardian Professional As we celebrate sixty years of the Queen’s reign, our blogger explains how film can trick your pupils into learning about the UK’s heritage – and their own identity

Insults by Shakespeare

May 23, 2012

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TED-Ed | Insults by Shakespeare. – Video resource with exercises “You’re a fishmonger!” By taking a closer look at Shakespeare’s words–specifically his insults–we see why he is known as a master playwright whose works transcend time and appeal to audiences all over the world.

The Power of Simple Words

May 23, 2012

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TED-Ed | The Power of Simple Words. About This Video Long, fancy words designed to show off your intelligence and vocabulary are all very well, but they aren’t always the best words. In this short, playful video Terin Izil explains why simple, punchy language is often the clearest way to convey a message.

Father

May 21, 2012

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Father from the Wemories Blog. When we are babies, he holds us in his arms. When toddlers, he plays with us. During school years, we say our father is the best, but as we grow up……

5 writing tips from Winston Churchill from PR Daily

May 15, 2012

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5 writing tips from Winston Churchill. I’ve talked before about Winston Churchill’s gift for language. Here’s a great example of an inspiring speech he gave to get Great Britain behind its leader.

10 everyday words that are often misused – from PR Daily

May 15, 2012

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10 everyday words that are often misused Certain word pairs that look or sound alike can cause confusion. I’m not talking about the ones you hear about often, such as “there” and “their,” “it’s” and “its,” and “to” and “too.” That’s the remedial stuff. Here’s an advanced course in confusing word pairs. .

Clip joint: Arguments | Film | guardian.co.uk

May 10, 2012

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Clip joint: Arguments | Film | guardian.co.uk. Take a look back in anger at the finest instances of blazing rows and screaming showdowns on film.

BBC News – History of Cardenio: Is Shakespeare’s lost work recovered?

May 10, 2012

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BBC News – History of Cardenio: Is Shakespeare’s lost work recovered?. After 20 years of work, an American Shakespeare scholar is bringing his restoration of what he says is a lost play by the Bard to the stage.

BBC News – Expats turning away from Spanish dream

May 9, 2012

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BBC News – Expats turning away from Spanish dream.

BBC – Newsbeat – Young British tourists are ‘putting their lives at risk’

May 9, 2012

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BBC – Newsbeat – Young British tourists are ‘putting their lives at risk’.

Seasons in the Sun by Dominic Sandbrook – review | Books | The Guardian

May 9, 2012

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Harry Potter author JK Rowling gets freedom of the City – UK Wired News

May 9, 2012

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Harry Potter author JK Rowling gets freedom of the City – UK Wired News.

BBC News – Links between our landscape and literature

May 9, 2012

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BBC News – Links between our landscape and literature. From the London suburbs, through the rolling Cotswolds, and out to the rugged coastline of western Scotland – the UK’s landscape has influenced authors for centuries. In turn, their literary works have helped define how we think of Britain both culturally and geographically.

BBC News – China: The world’s cleverest country?

May 9, 2012

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BBC News – China: The world’s cleverest country?.

BBC News – Wild Things author Maurice Sendak dies at 83

May 9, 2012

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BBC News – Wild Things author Maurice Sendak dies at 83.