We Love English

17 dic. 2008

Parkour: Extreme discipline

Is this a sport, a way to make contact with your environment, or just a crazy discipline? Watch these people practising Parkour or free running.

27 oct. 2008

14 oct. 2008

Acupuncture



Acupuncture may sound a bit intimidating at first, but there's a wide range of benefits associated with acupuncture, and the applications can be a relaxing experience. Learn more as we see a real treatment and meet an acupuncture expert. Watch the video clicking here, and you can also read the script of the video on the same page as well. Enjoy it!

28 sept. 2008

The train project

British humour,unique in its kind. Enjoy this funny sketch!

Do you speak English?

British humour is very special. Enjoy this short sketch.

25 ago. 2008

Welcome to Beijing

After the Olympic Games, let´s listen to this song in Chinese, with subtitles in English. Enjoy it.

21 ago. 2008

Blogs in plain English

A video for people who wonder why blogs are such a big deal. Very interesting material. Enjoy it!

28 jul. 2008

Dynamite surfing

What do you do when you want to go surfing in Copenhagen? Very creative, low budget commercial. Enjoy it.

27 jul. 2008

I feel Good!

Enjoy I Feel Good by James Taylor, and dance along with this fun animation. Enjoy it!

22 jul. 2008

Argentine Senate rejects farm tax

Read the following report by BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7511111.stm). Very good material to exchange opinions with your peers and teacher. Thanks a lot to prof. Miriam Puyada for this contribution!

The Argentine Senate has narrowly rejected controversial tax increases on agricultural exports that have provoked repeated protests by farmers.

With senators tied 36 to 36 after more than 16 hours of debate, Vice-President Julio Cobos cast the deciding vote to reject his government's proposals.

The outcome is as a blow to President Cristina Fernandez, correspondents say.

Farmers said the taxes would be crippling, but the government said they were needed to fight poverty.

Farmers have won a critical battle but the dispute is not over and Argentina faces some tough days and weeks ahead, says the BBC's Daniel Schweimler in Buenos Aires.

The government has said that it will seek another vote in the lower house, which passed the measures earlier this month.

Food prices

Mr Cobos, who is also leader of the Senate, said it had been "the most difficult day of my life".

Close to tears, he cast his deciding vote.

"They tell me I must go along with the government for institutional reasons, but my heart tells me otherwise. May history judge me, my vote is not for, it's against," he said.

In a Buenos Aires park, hundreds of farmers and their supporters erupted in cheers after watching the vote on big-screen televisions.

Argentina is a major producer of soya, grains and beef, which fetch high prices on international markets.

The dispute between the government and farmers began in March, when President Fernandez's government raised taxes on soya exports from 35% to 45%, and imposed new taxes on other farm exports.

The government argued that they needed to raise taxes on agricultural exports to help build a new Argentina.

It said farmers could afford to pay more, as they were benefiting from high prices.

The authorities also accused farmers and their supporters of undermining democracy by refusing to respect the wishes of the elected government.

However, farmers' leaders said that any profits needed to be reinvested so that Argentina, one of the world's leading agricultural producers, could help to feed a hungry world.



21 jul. 2008

Early bird or night owl?

Are you a night owl, or an early bird? Do this fun activity clicking here. You can also read the script on the page. Enjoy it.

Travelling light

Play this entertaining game which requires concentration and careful listening. Have fun clicking here.

14 jul. 2008

Isabel Allende: Tales of Passion

Novelist Isabel Allende writes stories about passion. Her novels and memoirs tell the stories of women and men who live with passionate commitment. Enjoy her talk.

9 jul. 2008

Commercial with hands

Watch this low budget, highly creative commercial. How many shapes can you name? Have fun.

Beginner dialogues, Introductions, hello, goodbye

Introductions

Hello. My name's Peter. What's your name?
Janet.

Where are you from Janet?
I'm from Seattle. Where are you from?
I'm from Madrid.

Are you American?
Yes, I am. Are you Spanish?
Yes I am.

Key Vocabulary
My name is...
What's (is) your name ...
Where are you from?I'm from...
Are you (Spanish, American, German, etc.)? Yes, I am; No, I´m not


Hello and Goodbye - Three Short Conversations

Hello
Hello, Peter. How are you?
Fine, thanks. How are you?
I'm fine, thank you.

Goodbye
Goodbye, Janet. See you tomorrow!
Bye bye, Peter. Have a nice evening.
Thanks, you too!
Thanks.

Key Vocabulary
Hello...
How are you?I'm fine, - OK, - well, thank you
Goodbye, - bye bye
See you tomorrow
Have a nice evening, - day

Beginner Dialogues - Giving and Requesting Personal Information

Personal Information

What's your surname (family name)?
Smith

What's your first name?
Fred

Where are you from?
Atlanta, Georgia

What's your job? or: What do you do?
I'm a designer.

What's your address?
34 White Street

What is your phone number?
308-6730

How old are you?
54


Are you married?
Yes, I am.


Key Vocabulary
surname, family name,

first name
Where are you from?
What's your job? address? phone (telephone) number?
How old are you?
Are you married?married, single, divorced, separated

19 jun. 2008

Somewhere over the rainbow

Enjoy this wonderful song interpreted by great Eric Clapton. A real jewel. Work on vocabulary with your teacher and have a great time.

17 may. 2008

USA and international news

Alisa Miller (head of Public Radio International) talks about why the US media is actually showing less and less international news. Eye-opening stats and graphs. Very interesting indeed.

15 may. 2008

I´ll wait for the next

This short film is in French, with subtitles in English. We hope you enjoy it. It is one more film released on Pangea Day. Don´t miss it!

Dancing Queen - Short film

Another very original film made with a cellular phone camera, released on Pangea Day. Watch it and get surprised!

The Ball - Short film

Watch this short film released on Pangea Day. Don´t miss it! Talk later about it with your teacher and companions in your class. Enjoy it.

23 abr. 2008

What are you doing today?

Watch this short conversation and work with your teacher on vocabulary and pronunciation. Enjoy it!

Simple Past and Present Perfect

Watch the different dialogues with people asking to the questions: "What have you done this morning?" and "What did you do yesterday?" Word with your teacher on vocabulary and useful expressions. Have fun!

17 mar. 2008

Phonetic symbols!


Don´t be afraid of them. Phonetic symbols appear in all English dictionaries, and they help you pronounce better. If you click here, you can see a chart with the alphabet of phonetic symbols. Then, when you click on any of the symbols, you will listen to the its pronunciation and to a word which contains this sound as an example. Have fun investigating the world of phonetics together with your teacher, or in you free time.

11 mar. 2008

Talking about yourself

A young man talks about himself and tells us many things. Listen to him clicking here. and complete the quiz on the page. You can also read the script and do other exercises below on the same page. Have fun.

What kind of music do you like?

Listen to six people from different nationalities talking about the kind of music they like. There is a quiz exercise to complete as you listen, and you can also read the tapescript and work on vocabulary and expressions with your teacher. Get to work just clicking here. Have fun.

Hotel room


Do this fun listening game by clicking here. You can also read the tapescript to check your understanding and work on some vocabulary with your teacher. Follow the instructions and have fun.

23 feb. 2008

Listen to the messages.


This is great listening practice. Press the "listen and answer the questions" button on your screen and then press "start", listen, and do the exercises suggested on the page. You can also listen without focusing on the exercises, and work on vocabulary and pronunciation. To start working, click here. Good luck.

21 feb. 2008

Cool commercial

Enjoy this commercial and try to name all the animals which appear on it. Which is the message in your opinion?


Coolest Car Ever - Click here for more amazing videos

13 ene. 2008

Angry? Upset? Frustrated?

Listen to this anecdote of someone who feels... frustrated, upset, angry, or maybe relieved, happy? You can listen and read as well. Get to work by clicking here. Have fun!