Friday, December 19, 2014

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everybody. I hope you enjoy these days with your family and Friends.
Thank you very much for coming on Thursday and sharing your time with us. I hope you had fun, I did (although I was quite busy).

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Reduced forms

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

American Indians

Smoke Signals

MOVIE INFO

The unavoidable synopsis -- two young American Indians leave the reservation to resolve their problems and to find themselves -- belies the poetry of this well-acted, well-directed and largehearted movie.
Rotten Tomatoes (www.rottentomatoes.com)
It was shocking to realize that as late as 1998, this was still one of the few movies made by insiders, written, directed, and acted by Native Americans. The father-son narrative is conventional but it has humor and is well acted.
Emanuel Levy


According to this part of the film Tom must change some aspects of his appearance to  be a real Indian.
  1. Indians are not supposed to ___________
  2. You must look _________ and look like a ___________
  3. You should look like you’ve just been _________________________
  4. You have to know how to____________________. An Indian man is nothing________________.
  5. You have to ________________ that suit.

REEL INJUN

Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond takes an entertaining and insightful look at the Hollywood Indian, exploring the portrayal of North American Natives through a century of cinema.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Last year's 25th anniversary

This is a video some of your classmates made last year to celebrate the school's 25th anniversary.
Enjoy it!
Find it here.

Narrative tenses

This is the key of the exercises on narrative tenses

THREE WISHES AND A WINDSURFBOARD

Chinua Achebe

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-21898664
Who was Chinua Achebe? Why is he such an important writer?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHF_w0gkyiI
When was Chinua Achebe's "Things fall apart" published? In the 50s (1958)
Who told almost exclusively the story of Africa for many years? When did this situation started to change? European writers. 1950s as African countries became independent.
"Things fall apart" has became a (4 words) classic of world literature.
How many copies did it sell? 11 million copies
How old was Chinua Achebe when he wrote this book? just 28
Where are most of his books set? Post-colonial Africa
When and how was he partly paralysed? In a car accident in Nigeria in 1990
Where did he live his last years? In NY


Friday, December 5, 2014

Pronunciation and phonetics

You can see here some links related to pronunciation and phonetics.
I hope they help you, they've already helped me.
British English
BBC

American English
Rachel's English

Subject vs. Object Questions

Click here or here to find an explanation and an exercise about this point.


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Key of THE homework

 Click here to see the key of today's homework.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Bushisms

Bushisms are unconventional words, phrases, pronunciations, malapropisms, and semantic or linguistic errors in the public speaking of former President of the United States George W. Bush. The term has become part of popular folklore and is the basis of a number of websites and published books. It is often used to caricature the former president. Common characteristics include malapropisms, the creation of neologismsspoonerismsstunt words and grammatically incorrect subject-verb agreement.
 Wikipedia


Click here if you want to read and watch some examples. Top 10 Bushisms