Facebook stalking taken to a new level

This New York restaurant takes Facebook stalking to a new level You won't be able to hide from New York's Eleven Madison Park, the restaurant which knows all about you. As New York's Alan Sytsma explains at Grub Leer más

American Hustle

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Make Valentine’s Day a Feat of Love

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Colorado’s Legalization of Marijuana

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Mandela: The Life of a Great Leader

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5 Ways to Start the New Year Right!

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American Hustle

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Who says what about …

American Hustle

This new film from director, David O Russell, has been nominated for no less than ten Oscars, including Best Picture. Leer más

Make Valentine’s Day a Feat of Love

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The aphrodisiac qualities of food have been a part of romanticfolklore since Eve handed Adam that apple in the Garden of Eden. Today, there’s no easier way to add a touch of je ne sais quoi to Valentine’s Day than by cooking up a feast in the kitchen. Leer más

Learn English with Adele

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Learn English with Adelle

Adele is a British singer-songwriter and musician from the UK. As well as having an incredibly powerful voice, she comes across down-to-earth and kind in interviews. She has had a huge amount of success with albums 19 and 21, and with her latest album she won six Grammy Awards and many more, including two Brit Awards.

Her songs are a good tool to use to learn English, as she sings clearly (even though when she speaks, she’s harder to understand). This song, ‘Someone Like You’, is slowly sung, so follow the lyrics in the video and listen along to see if you understand what she’s singing about.

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Learn English with Elvis Presley

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I wish Elvis had been my language teacher…

Today it’s Thursday. It’s almost the end of the week and it’s about time that we relaxed a little. So I thought that we could learn a little English, with the help of Elvis Presley. We’re actually going to let him tell us how he can’t help falling in love with us. 

Apart from the fact that it’s a beautiful song, it’s an excellent opportunty to learn some English. He sings slowly and clearly, allowing us to understand the lyrics easily.
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Learn English with Paul Simon

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Learn English through songs and lyricsTuesday is a great day to sit back, relax and listen to some good music. It’s even better when you can learn English (albeit indirectly) while you’re at it. This Paul Simon song is great for those wanting to learn English, as he sings clearly and quite slowly. You should read the lyrics while you listen to the song, then check the glossary below for new vocab!

Learn English with music & lyrics – Paul Simon


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VIDEO: The Social Selfie Trend

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social-media-infographic--62c05d2cd0Watch the video below which is about the ‘selfie’ nation. A ‘selfie’ is a photo taken of you, by yourself and then uploaded onto social networking sites such as Facebook or Instagram to share with your friends and the public. The video explains the craze and why so many people, including celebrities, frequently upload their photos for everyone to see. Leer más

VIDEO: Energy Drinks

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sodaWatch the video below which shows the story of a mother who has tried to prevent children from drinking energy drinks which are high in sugar and caffeine. One of the biggest market leaders has threatened to sue her if she does not retract her statement. Which side of the argument do you agree with? Perhaps the video will help to make your mind up.

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Nuevo vocabulario

make your mind up = to make a decision

caffeine = a mild chemical stimulant found in tea, coffee, energy drinks etc

to retract = to take back or withdraw

to sue = to appeal against something in court

beverage = a drink or refreshment

atrocious = extremely bad

VIDEO: Top 10 Places to Visit Before They Disappear

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shutterstock_31926499Watch the video below which shows the top 10 places in the world which you should visit before they disappear. The video gives brief explanations of why these places might disappear in the near future, because of global warming, rising sea levels, diminishing building structures, farming , natural disasters and others.

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Nuevo vocabulario

global warming (n.) = increase in the atmosphere’s temperature with serious effects

natural disaster (n.) = any force of nature that has destructive consequences

hurricane (n.) = a destructive storm with strong wind

flood (n.) = an overflow of water onto land that is normally dry

submerged (adj.) = beneath the surface of the water; underwater

decade (n.) = a period of 10 years

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VIDEO: Micro Apartments in Japan

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In our video blog this week, we are taking a look into the amazing world of micro apartments in Japan. In the video you can see exactly how people manage to live in such a small space with very modern kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and living rooms.

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  • Do you think you could live in a micro apartment?
  • What do you think would be the best and worst thing about living in one?

 

 

Nuevo vocabulario

Micro = very small and basic

Rammed into = put in place by force

Double as = to serve as two different uses

Trend = Something currently in style or becoming increasingly popular

Architect = Someone who designs and supervises the construction of buildings

Slivers of land = Small narrow pieces of land

Abode = a place in which someone lives; a home

Maze = A physical situation in which it is easy to get lost

VIDEO: Brit Awards 2013

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6657-brit_awards_2013_420x250The Brit Awards are an annual pop music show which recognises the achievements of musicians and singers from around Great Britain  and who have had international success. They have many different categories such as Best Male Solo, Best Female Solo and a new category in 2013 called Global Success.

This year saw many live performances from artists such as Emili Sandé, Muse and One Direction. In recent years, a British designer creates a new theme for each award. The award for 2013 included in this image was designed by Damien Hirst and featured polka dots. Previous years have seen the Union Jack flag being featured on the award and ared, white and blue pattern the year before that. Watch the video below to see the highlights from this year:

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Nuevo vocabulario

achievements (n.) = something accomplished through superior ability, skill or effort

performance (n.) = a musical, dramatic or other entertainment presented in front of an audience

designer (n.) = a person who executes or designs works of art or structures

polka dots (n.) = a dot or round spot repeated to form a pattern

gigs (n.) = concerts; where musicians perform for their fans

to be stoked (v.) = to be very pleased or elated

speech (n.) = a form of communication in spoken language of a pre-written text

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