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Learn English with Ricky Gervais

October 15, 2013


“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


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


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

The ‘plastic’ princess?

February 27, 2013


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


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


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


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