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

Malapropisms


Friday, November 21, 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Will you marry me?

TO MARRY
mar•ry /ˈmæri/ v.,  -ried, -ry•ing.
  1. [+ object]to take (someone) as a husband or wife:He married her when he was eighteen.
  2. [no object]to take a husband or wife; wed:In some countries girls can marry when they are fourteen.
  3. [+ object]to perform the marriage ceremony for (a couple):The priest married them in the old church.
  4. to arrange the marriage of:[+ object]He wanted to marry his daughter into a rich family.[+ off + object]They married off all their children.[+ object + off]married them off quickly.
Marry is not followed by any preposition. He married to/with Jane.

TO GET MARRIED
To get mar•ried /ˈmærid/ adj. 
  1. [no object] to get united in marriage  I got married in Florida.
  2. [+ object] ] to get united in marriage I got married to Jane

Do not use the preposition with. It is incorrect. He got married with Jane.


Monday, November 17, 2014

¿Qué será, será?

what will be, will be...
Do you still have problems with expressing the future in English???
Watch this classic song about the future and then read the summary.


This is a summary of the different ways of expressing the future in English. I hope you find it useful.

FUTURE
There are different ways of expressing the future in English:

Saturday, November 15, 2014

And the title of the first compulsory reading this course is...


This is the first book you have to read this course. I hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Gone with the wind

In this film you can hear the now already well-known,



The Landlady

On the screen

Interview with Roald Dahl

This is what we listened to in class


·         Why did he start writing for children? He had a son.

·         What was his first book about? About a peach (that got bigger and bigger)

·         How does he feel “now” about making up stories for his children? The well is a running a little bit dry (He's running out out of ideas, he's getting worse)

·         How many hours a day is he immersed in a world of fantasy? 4 or 5 hours a day

·         What is more difficult writing an adult or a children book? A children book (you have to get immersed in a dotty world of fantasy). 

·         What do you have to do to write a children book when you are an adult? You have to put yourself in their minds

·         What are the problems adults face when writing children books? you became pompous, adult, grown -up, you've lost all your jokingness

 

 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Boyhood Interview with the director

This is the interview we watched in class.