viernes, 28 de noviembre de 2008


You will find here links to episodes of three different series. If you haven't tried watching a series yet because you think it's too difficult, maybe you will find Bewitched easier than others. So, why don't give it atry a watch it for this Listening Practice?
However, if you feel more confident listening to something easier you will also find links to audio recordings below.

Deadline: December 11


Monica invites an old friend from high school over for Thanksgiving dinner, unaware that Will started a "We Hate Rachel" club with Ross. Meanwhile, Joey vows to eat an entire turkey by himself, and Chandler and Phoebe pretend to watch football to avoid helping in the kitchen.


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Keeping up Appearances

In this series premiere, we are introduced to the infamous prim and proper Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced Bouquet), her less-than-socially-acceptable extended family, and Hyacinth's long-suffering husband, Richard
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Drinking laws (6.00)

Has a change in drinking laws in England and Wales affected people's attitudes to alcohol? We'll be hearing from a medical worker as Jackie and Elena talk about the language of drinks and going out.

Untied Nations (7.50)

It was the house at the end of the street; the one where nobody wanted to live. Seeing as people from the city didn’t want to live there, the landlord asked people from other countries to live there. At first everything went well, but then the neighbours began falling out. Fortunately, one of them had an idea ...

Food (5.31)

"When I was at school, our teacher told the class “You are what you eat.” My friends and I would laugh and call each other ‘hamburger’ and ‘biscuits’. Our teacher was trying to show us the importance of eating the right food to stay healthy."

Cooking for all! (6.09)

Food and eating habits are a big issue in Britain at the moment - everyone seems to be worrying that the nation is getting too fat and people don't know how to feed themselves properly. The latest plan is to make all teenagers do cooking classes. Find out more as you practise your listening comprehension skills!

High school actors (Video) (7.49)

Go behind the stage at an important theatre event.

miércoles, 19 de noviembre de 2008

Fresh fruit and vegetables

André Moreno takes us to Santa Monica's open market to teach us some vocabulary about fresh fruit and vegetables.

miércoles, 12 de noviembre de 2008


It's time for our second listening practice. I'm giving you links to audio material you can listen to. You can also watch an episode of a series (there are lots of them you can borrow from the school library). Deadline: November 28.

Slow London (19.45)
In this programme, they talk about life in the city. Do things move too fast in cities? They talk to Rohan, who has started a campaign encouraging people in London to slow down. Mauricio, a listener, tells us about his life on a farm in Brazil.
To listen to this recording, click on "Listen online" or if you want to download it to your MP3 player, click on "Download MP3".

Expressing yourself
Likes (5.49) :
Dislikes (5.52) :
No strong feelings (5.41) :

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (13.34)
Listen to the first chapter of this dramatic audio performance.

Business women (7.53)
Meet two women who've started up their own papers, which have become very popular with parents of young children.
Once you're on this page, look for "Business Women" and click on the Real Player icon.
Don't give up if you find it difficult, they explain everything in detail after the documentary.

Bilingualism (6.48)
What are the advantages of learning several languages from an early age? What are the dangers? What’s the best way to teach your child two or more languages simultaneously?

Bad jobs (2.59)
Hear six different people talks about jobs they would not want to have.

First jobs (3.34)
Six people talk about their first job.

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

Pronunciation tips

Watch the video and repeat the words in it.

In Praise of Slow

Listen to Carl Honoré himself talking about his book and answer the comprehension questions below.

1. Why did he write the book?
2. What example does he give?
3. What made him change?
4. What did he do then?
5. What did he find out?
6. How important is the book?
7. What examples of slow movements does he mention?

E-mail your answers to me so that I can check them for you.

miércoles, 5 de noviembre de 2008


Watch the video clip "Yes we can". Name three important moments in history that Obama mentions in his speech.
E-mail your answers to me ( and you will take part in a contest.

Deadline: Tuesday, November 11

"Yes we can"

Red and Blue: Obama wins

lunes, 3 de noviembre de 2008

How to trick or treat

Do you know the correct way to trick or treat? Watch this quick, cute guide to make sure you make the most of your Halloween.