jueves, 28 de febrero de 2013

U.S.A. STATE NICKNAMES AND MOTTOS

RELACIÓN DE 'APODOS' DE LOS DIFERENTES ESTADOS DE EE.UU., Y TAMBIÉN SUS DIFERENTES 'LEMAS' (NO CONFUNDIR UNOS CON OTROS)



Y SI QUIERES VER LA LISTA DE LOS SEGUNDOS, PICA AQUÍ 






CHUG A LUG
 



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JAZZ CHANTS, another gadget for learning

Yes, Jazz Chants, What are They?

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They could be defined as follows:
A Jazz chant is a poem that uses jazz rhythms to illustrate the natural stress and intonation patterns of conversational American English.
Jazz Chants provide an innovative and exciting way to improve student's speaking and listening comprehension skills while reinforcing the language structures of everyday situation.

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Carolyn Graham is the creator of Jazz Chants, which connect the rhythm of spoken American English to the beat of jazz.
She developed the technique of jazz chanting during her twenty-five years of teaching ESL in the American Language Institute of New York University.
She has also taught at Harvard University and has conducted workshops in the NYU School of Education, Columbia Teachers College in New York and Tokyo, and elsewhere throughout the world. Ms. Graham is the author of numerous Jazz Chants books, all published by Oxford University Press (Carolyn Graham nowadays).
Who did you see?
Who did you see? I saw John
John who? John Brown
I can't hear you! I said John Brown
I can't hear you! I said John Brown
I can't hear you ! I said John Brown,
John Brown,
John Brown!!

What did he say? Who?
John Brown. John Brown?
Yes, What did he say? He didn't say anything
Nothing? Not a word

I don't believe it!!
I don´t believe it!!!
Big Mouth John Brown
didn't say a word?
Not a word.

I don't believe it!! .

I don´t believe it!!!
Big Mouth John Brown Big Mouth John Brown
didn't say a word? didn't say a word.


Jazz Chants: Variety and levels

miércoles, 20 de febrero de 2013

ENGLISH WITH GAMES FOR KIDS

I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE SOMETHING BEGINNING WITH/BY


         

                GAMES


LEARN ENGLISH PLAYING WITH YOUR CHILDREN






HOP 'N SAY WITH 'ROCK, PAPER & SCISSORS'

ROCK, PAPER AND SCISSORS

                                               GUESSINGS

The 'Coffee Pot' and Others (verbs, nouns...)       'The Missing Word'  (in quotes) 
 

     

miércoles, 13 de febrero de 2013

VALENTINE'S DAY

BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE, I'D LIKE TO SHARE SOMETHING WITH YOU GUYS.  
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CHILDREN'S VALENTINE JOKES


Q: What do farmers give their wives on Valentine’s Day?

A: Hogs and Kisses!

Q: What did Frankenstein say to his girlfriend?

A: “Be my valenstein!”

Q: Do skunks celebrate Valentine’s Day?

A: Sure, they’re very scent-imental!

Q: What does a man who loves his car do on February 14?

A: He gives it a Valenshine!

Q: Why did the pig give his girlfriend a box of candy?

A: It was Valenswine’s Day!

Q: What do you call a very small valentine?

A: A valentiny!

Q: What did the painter say to her boyfriend?

A; “I love you with all my art!

'Don't talk to me about Valentine's Day. At my age an affair of the heart is a bypass!'

LOVE QUOTES  -BY OSCAR WILDE-


  • When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her except continue to love her.
  • Who, being loved, is poor?
  • Women are made to be loved, not understood.
  • Music makes one feel so romantic – at least it always gets on one’s nerves -which is the same thing nowadays.
  • Women spoil every romance by trying to make it last forever.”
  • Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love’s tragedies.
  • The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death.
  • Where there is no extravagance there is no love, and where there is no love there is no understanding.
  • One should never trust a woman who tells her real age. If she tells that, she’ll tell anything.
  • Long engagements give people the opportunity of finding out each other’s character before marriage, which is never advisable.
  • A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.
  • Hatred is blind, as well as love.
  • Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
  • Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a man’s last romance.
  • One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.

And here's a PRESENT for anyone who wishes to enjoy it.
From me to you.
(from 1'20'' to 5', the rest is ovation)


QUOTE
".. 20’ Thank you, thank you. I, I’m, I’m delighted to be invited here tonight to sing for you. Being this my very first time here and to help celebrate 750 years and I hope that you invite me back again. Thank you . And I would like to end with one from my old time favourites ‘This Is My Life’." 
Meet, Shirley Bassey.

In 1968 Dame Shirley Bassey performed at the Sanremo Song Festival in Italy singing the song "La vita" (Amurri & Canfora). She received the greatest ovation from the audience but alas did not win. This song is known better by it's english title "This is my life" and is a true Bassey anthem. For many years she sang it to close her concert performances and many fans would love her to sing it live again. The English version of the song was released as a single in 1968 in the UK and an album of the same name was also released although a different studio version was used.
Sanremo Song Festival 1968 'La Vita' (Amurri & Canfora)

lunes, 4 de febrero de 2013

FOR MY WORKSHOP II: CAN/CAN'T

CAN VS. CAN'T





Verbs to learn:
To see. To eat. To run. To climb. To fly. To do. To jump. To swing. To throw a ball. To catch. To kick. To hit. To fight. To smile. To cry. To walk. To swim. To drink.

Vocabulary to learn:
Tree. Elephant. Crocodile.

EXERCISES

Check your English