martes, 28 de octubre de 2008


These are some links to audio and video material you can listen to for your next listening assignment (Nov. 14). You have to listen to TWO audio/video recordings or watch one episode of a series (you can borrow DVDs from the school library)

Remember the card you have to hand in must include:
- Title of the material you've watched / listened to
- Brief summary
- What you've learnt

Social business
You will hear from Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus about the concept of 'social business'. Why does he think this is a more effective way of fighting poverty than charity?

Are you intelligent?
Are you really as intelligent as you like to think you are? A study shows men are more likely to overrate their intelligence than women. Jackie and Callum look at the results and at the language of abilities.

Mobile phones
Is having a mobile phone important? Could you live without your mobile?

Find out about a night-time activity which is popular in London - especially in the winter festive season, when everyone wants to party, but it's too cold to be outside.
There are hundreds of clubs in London, playing music from acid to funky house...and, as we find out, a night out in a club can be quite an adventure!

Black Books
Meet Bernard Black. Bernard is an anti-social, heavy drinking chain-smoker who owns a small London bookshop - an unusual vocation, given that he detests customers and delights in physically and verbally abusing them at every opportunity. His best (and only) friend in the world is his lunch time drinking partner Fran, a neurotic and boyfriend-desperate woman who owns the pretentious arts and crafts shop next to his. Bernard is cynical, abrasive and lazy, and is perfectly happy that way - but his life takes an unexpected turn when he sells 'The Little Book of Calm' to hyper-stressed accountant Manny Bianco, who against all odds ends up swallowing it. When the dust is settled, Manny will have a new job, Fran will have a new friend, and Bernard's life will be far more surreal (if that's possible).

Laughter Yoga

Laughter Yoga is a revolutionary idea – simple and profound. An exercise routine, it is fast sweeping the world and is a complete wellbeing workout. It is the brainchild of Dr. Madan Kataria, an Indian physician from Mumbai who started the first laughter club in a park on 13th March 1995, with just 5 people. Today, it has become a worldwide phenomenon with more than 6000 social laughter clubs in 60 countries.

Laughter Yoga combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing (Pranayama). Anyone can laugh for no reason, without relying on humor, jokes or comedy. Laughter is simulated as a body exercise in a group but with eye contact and childlike playfulness, it soon turns into real and contagious laughter. The concept of Laughter Yoga is based on a scientific fact that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter.One gets the same physiological and psychological benefits.

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