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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

ELLEN DEGENERES USES "FINDING DORY" TO OPPOSE TRUMP'S TRAVEL BAN


Ellen DeGeneres one again has found a good way to comment and oppose to Trump's travel ban. She said she didn't have much to say about politics, but she had a lot to say about "Finding Dory", so she used the film to do so.
In the USA, Ellen is the voice of the memorable but forgetful Australian fish, Dory, on her mission to find her parents, who are in America.
Tapescript:

"Now, of course Finding Dory is about a fish named Dory," 
 "And, Dory lives in Australia, and these are her parents, and they live in America. And I don’t know what religion they are, but her dad sounds a little Jewish -- doesn't matter."
"Dory arrives in America with her friends Marlin and Nemo," 
"She ends up at the Marine Life Institute behind a large wall. They all have to get over the wall and you won’t believe it, but that wall has almost no effect in keeping them out."
"Even though Dory gets into America, she ends up separated from her family, but the other animals help Dory," 
"Animals that don’t even need her. Animals that don’t even have anything in common with her. They help her, even though they’re completely different colors. Because that’s what you do when you see someone in need -- you help them."

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Sunday, 29 January 2017

A TRIBUTE TO JOHN HURT


Yesterday we knew about the death of another great British actor, John Hurt. We want to pay a small tribute to him from here remembering his appearance as Winston Smith in the film based on George Orwell's book "1984", though he has played many brilliant performances both on films & TV series: Caligula on the TV series "I, Claudius" Garrick Ollivander in the "Harry Potter" film series, "Alien", "Elephant Man", "Midnight Express", "V for Vendetta", etc...

"1984" video trailer:


Video John Hurt on film:


Saturday, 28 January 2017

CALCULATOR VOCABULARY


With this picture you get to know the names of the different keys of a calculator.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

"THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW" @ BIBLIODIESTE


Remembering with photos an activity organized by our school library to celebrate Halloween at the end of last October. Our American lecturer this year, Laura Oxenreiter, introduced our 1st year ESO students to the tradition of Halloween telling the story of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". Thank you very much, Laura.

Galician version of this post @ ArquivosDoTrasno.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

[8th CW] THE EARTH vs THE REST OF THE UNIVERSE


Working on our Cultural Week: The Cosmos. 
Today we're comparing the planet we live in (the Earth) with the rest of the planets in the Solar System. Watch the video and find out:

Video:


Video comparing planet sizes:

Sunday, 22 January 2017

REQUESTS, OFFERS & SUGGESTIONS

A chart to remember what structures to use to REQUEST, OFFER & SUGGEST.
And some practice.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

USING THE HYPHEN


Here's a chart with when to use a hyphen ( - ) correctly, and when not.

Friday, 20 January 2017

'GOOD' vs 'WELL'

How to distinguish the use of 'GOOD' (adjective) from 'WELL' (adverb).

Thursday, 19 January 2017

BE / GET USED TO + -ing / noun


A chart that explains about the expression "BE / GET USED TO + ING or NOUN". Remember not to be confused with "USED TO + infinitive", whose difference can be checked in a previous post HERE.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

'-ED' & '-ING' SPELLINGS


This charts shows the spelling rules for regular past verbs ending in '-ED' and the formation of gerunds ending in '-ING'.
Previous post in this blog refer to them separately:
- for '-ED' spellings & pronounciation

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

'ALL' vs 'WHOLE'


A chart with the difference between 'ALL' and 'WHOLE', both in use and meaning.

Monday, 16 January 2017

CONFUSING 'LIVE'


How to distinguish between 'LIVE' (verb) and 'LIVE' (adjective). The difference is not only in part of speech and use but also in pronunciation as you can see in the chart. Derivation from this words are: life (noun), alive (adjective), liven (verb) and lively (adverb).

Saturday, 14 January 2017

EXCLAMATIONS!!

Here are some common English exclamations and their meaning to know when to use them.

Friday, 13 January 2017

'ALTHOUGH' vs 'IN SPITE OF'


In today's post yopu can distinguish the difference in use between 'ALTHOUGH' and 'IN SPITE OF', both connectors that denote opposition.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

MOBILE PHONE LANGUAGE


Updating new English vocabulary, phrasal verbs and expressions used with the new mobile phone technology.


Wednesday, 11 January 2017

EXTREME COLD vs EXTREME HOT WEATHER



English idioms to express extreme cold or hot weather in two charts.


Tuesday, 10 January 2017

LATIN ABBREVIATIONS USED IN ENGLISH


Here's a list of Latin abbreviations used in English with their meanings.

Monday, 9 January 2017

NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION: IMPROVING IN ENGLISH LEARNING


About to start classes again, here are sseven essential tips if one of your new year's resolution is to improve in your learning of English this year.

Friday, 6 January 2017

AT/IN THE END, ON/IN TIME



See the difference in these two expressions.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

WONDERING...


Some collocations with the word WONDER.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

THANKING


Different ways of thanking and how to answer back.


Tuesday, 3 January 2017

'BEGIN' vs 'START'


The confusing slight differences between these two synonyms: BEGIN & START.

Monday, 2 January 2017

FORMAL vs INFORMAL LANGUAGE


Vocabulary synonyms based on formality of language and context.

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