Thursday, 13 January 2011

Obligation and Advice in English

Click on this link for exercises and their solutions.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Zodiac Signs and Personality Traits

It is not that I am a great fan of astrology. In fact, I think it is all a load of old mythological gibberish. But it can actually be as good an excuse as any other to start up a conversation on people's personality. Here is the activity I suggest: go to and do a search with your star sign with the words :

"All about astrology: the sign (here you must key in your zodiac sign) in astrology."

In case you cannot remember the spelling, the list is: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces.

Listen to the 2 to 3-minute long video and then post a comment on which things from your sign description could be used to define you and those which are a far shot (not characteristic of you by far). Here is my own sign as an appetiser.

Also, click on this a link to the personality traits by sign we looked at in class.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Expressing the Future

Watch the two videos below for explanations about different ways of expressing the future in English.

And for exercises and other links, click here.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

What is a family?

For the script of the video above, click here

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Click here for words and expressions you may need to look at before watching the video.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Sports: Goofy on How to Play Baseball

This post intends to be a humorous introduction to the sport of baseball, very important in the Anglo-Saxon world. You may find the language slightly complicated, but in anticipation I have tried to transcribe a large part of the language in it, so that you can read it first, look up the difficult words in a dictionary and enjoy the cartoon more after that. You will be able to download the transcript by clicking here.