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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

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 […]

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

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’ […]

Philosophy or a Way of Looking at Things?

January 16, 2013

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A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. The professor […]

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?

Tribute to Ray Bradbury

June 7, 2012

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BBC News. President Barack Obama has led the tributes to science-fiction author Ray Bradbury, who died on Tuesday aged 91. The US President said: “His gift for storytelling reshaped our culture and expanded our world. “But Ray also understood that our imaginations could be used as a tool for better understanding, a vehicle for change.” […]

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.

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. .

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

May 9, 2012

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

Immersion in a foreign language rewires your brain – especially when you take time off

May 8, 2012

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Immersion in a foreign language rewires your brain – especially when you take time off.