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American Hustle

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. In that category, it’s up against some stiff competition Leer más

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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VIDEO: Jennifer Lawrence nominated for Oscar

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jenniferlawrenceThis week we bring you a video about the actress, Jennifer Lawrence who stars in the movie ‘Silver Linings Playbook’. She is nominated for an Oscar award for her in the role and many are hoping she can turn silver into gold. Watch the video below to hear her talking about her acting career and how she has suddenly been tipped to win her Oscar:

Nuevo vocabulario

strong contender (n.) = likely to be the winner in a competition

glam (adj.) = short for ‘glamorous’ meaning beautiful and smart

nerve-wracking (adj.) = intensely distressing or irritating to the nerves

adrenaline (n.) = a hormone triggered in response to anger, fear or stress

countdown (n.) = the act of counting backwards towards an event

refreshing (adj.) = pleasantly fresh and different

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VIDEO: Pancake Tuesday

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pancakes1Known as ‘Pancake Tuesday’ in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, Shrove Tuesday is the first day of lent where pancakes are made and eaten during the day. Throughout schools and neighbourhoods, pancake flipping competitions are organised on this day. The reason why pancakes are eaten is because rich foods such as eggs, milk and sugar cannot be consumed during the fasting period linked to this old tradition. The video below shows how to make the perfect pancake:

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lent (n.) =  an annual season of fasting in preparation for Easter, beginning on Ash Wednesday and lasting 40 weekdays to Easter

pancake (n.) = a thin, flat cake of batter fried on both sides in a frying pan

fasting (n.) = when you limit the intake of certain foods for medical or religious reasons

tradition (n.) = a continuing pattern of cultural beliefs or practices

to flip (v.) = to turn something over in a quick rapid gesture

to whisk (v.) = to mix together eggs, cream etc with a beating instrument

batter (n.) = a mixture of flour, eggs, milk or water beaten together for cooking

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VIDEO: Superbowl Highlights

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shutterstock_37874410The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL), the highest level of professional American football in the United States, concluding a season that begins in the late summer of the previous calendar year. In the US, the Super Bowl is frequently the most-watched television programme every year and one of the most-watched sporting programmes in the world.

 

 

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quarterback (n.) = positioned usually behind the centre player on the field

cringe-worthy (adj.) = something which causes feelings of embarrassment

breathless (adj.) = without breath or breathing with difficulty

halftime (n.) = a break period which divides the two halves of a sporting event

to lip-sync (v.) = singing while miming the words to a pre-recorded track

blackout (n.) = a period of massive power failure resulting in darkness

homeless (adj.) = without a home

winner (n.) = someone who succeeds to win usually in sports or games

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VIDEO: J.K. Rowling, The Casual Vacancy

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JK Rowling's The Casual VacancyAfter many years of writing the Harry Potter fantasy novels, J.K. Rowling has returned to release her first book aimed the adult market, The Casual Vacancy. Major themes included in the new novel include politiics and social issues such as drugs and prostitution. The book has been extremely successful, selling over 1 million copies before it was even released and is currently being used as the basis of a television drama in the United Kingdom.

 

 

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under lock and key (idiom) = stored very securely

grim (adj.) = dismal or gloomy

idyllic (adj.) = simple and carefree

blurb (n.) = a brief publicity notice, like on the back of a book

prominent (adj.) = immediately noticeable

anxiety (n.) = a state of uneasiness relating to future events

cavalier (adj.) = a dismissive or offhand disregard

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VIDEO: Lance Armstrong

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shutterstock_4087399Lance Armstrong is an American former professional road cyclist who won the Tour de France competition a massive, SEVEN consecutive times. In 2012, he was disqualified from his title after he was found to be using performance-enhancing drugs, and he was banned from competing professionally for life. This video reports on an interview he did with Oprah where he admits to using the banned substances.

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Nuevo vocabulario

consecutive (adj.) = something happening one after the other

to be disqualified (verb) = when you become no longer eligible to do something

substances (noun) = referring to drugs; materials of a particular kinds

to come clean (idiom) = to make a confession about something

slew (noun) = a lot of

bully (noun) = someone who acts in an overbearing or intimidating manner

disloyal (adj.) = not being loyal or faithful

VIDEO: Brazil’s Secret Nature

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Today Love Speaking brings you a very interesting video about the nature and wildlife of Brazil with a National Geographic photographer narrating the types of creatures and experiences you can find there. Take note of any new vocabulary highlighted at the bottom of the blog which you will hear including in the video.

 

 

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fearsome (adj.) = Capable of causing fear

elusive (adj.) = Difficult to capture or to elude perception

rodent (n.) = a category of small mammels (e.g. rats, mice, squirrels)

wildlife (n.) = Wild animals and plants living in natural surroundings

agonizing (adj.) = using great effort or struggle

aggressive (adj.) = inclined to behave in an actively hostile manner

believer (n.) = someone who has confidence or faith in something

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VIDEO: Les Miserables interview

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Les Miserables is taking over the box office and music album charts after it’s successful opening week. For today’s video blog, Love Speaking brings you an interview from the Sydney movie premiere where Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe discuss the new hit.

Nuevo vocabularo

Premiere (n.) = the first public showing of the movie

Rehearsals (n.) = used to practice the script before filming the scenes

Chorus (n.) = a group of people singing together in unison

Dynamic (adj.) = continuously changing and being different

To resonate (v.) = to create a feeling of shared emotion or belief 

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VIDEO: Can you take Christmas too far?

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Watch this video which shows the two extreme sides to Christmas. On one hand we have a woman who likes to decorate her house with Christmas trees and lights, and on the other hand we have a father who doesn’t like to give his children presents. What do you think of the two individuals?

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homestead (n.) = a dwelling which a family make into a home

fanatics (n.) = people with extreme enthusiasm about something

extravegant (adj.) = exceeding the boundaries of reason

overcome (adj.) = to prevail over something

philosophy (n.) = a persona outlook or viewpoint

VIDEO: Reality TV Gossip

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Today’s video blog is a discussion about some reality TV gossip and news. See if you can identify the reality shows being talked about and spot any interesting vocabulary used in the discussions from the 4 people have the discussion. As always, take a look at the ‘Nuevo Vocabulario’ box at the bottom and note down anything you didn’t know before.

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Nuevo Vocabulario

to court (verb) = when you try to win someone over or woo them

scoop (noun) = information, gossip

chemistry (noun) = the interaction between two people

dramatic (adj.) = characteristic or appropriate to the drama

punished financially (contracts) = lose out on money by breaking a contract

VIDEO: Black Friday

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Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. On this day, most major retailers open extremely early and offer promotional sales to kick off the holiday shopping season. For this reason, shoppers tend to become violent in order to get the best deals. Watch the video below:

Nuevo vocabulario

pursuit (noun): The action of following someone or something

mentality (noun): a habitual or characteristic mental attitude

urgency (noun): a level of importance or immediate need to do something

adrenaline-rush (noun): a sudden burst of energy in certain situations

descend (verb): to go from a higher to a lower place; to go down

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