Come on Baristas, don't let them do you wrong Come on
Baristas, the union makes you strong Working in a coffee shop, it’s hard to keep a good
attitude (it's so damn
hard to keep a good attitude) You have to stand all day, and when it's busy
customers get rude (Those cranky
customers can sure get rude) The boss is on your case when you have made a mistake And says don't even think about your fifteen minute
break Hey Baristas, (Come on Baristas) Don't let your bosses
do you wrong (Come on
Baristas don't let them do you wrong) Come on Baristas Hey Baristas if you unionize then you'll be strong (Come on
Baristas, the union makes you strong) Because a union is a way that we can all connect and
if we all stand up to management we'll get r…
Breaking Bad is one of the most critically acclaimed TV series of the last decade and, honestly, the best TV series I've ever seen (and I could name a bunch of TV series that are also extraordinary such as The Wire, House of Cards, True Detective, Forbrydelsen, The West Wing, Pushing Daisies, Twin Peaks, Mad Men, Six Feet Under). Not only has it received numerous awards and nominations but it is subject to academic research and PhD. theses as well.
If you have already seen it, you know what I'm talking about. If you haven't, you should really think about doing it at some point in your life. The performance of Bryan Cranston along with the rest of the cast is absolutely brilliant.
I'm writing this post because I've just come across the parody Jimmy Fallon did of Breaking Bad, Joking Bad, and I loved it so I thought you had to see it. Here it is:
If you have already seen the series, you'll be amazed at the way they turned the most important aspects of the show in…
One of the best ways to learn English. Plenty of TV series, subtitles,.... And if they are speaking too fast, you can play the videos at a slower speed. Isn't it amazing! http://ororo.tv/en
I've been checking the series they offer and I've come across one I didn't know: Better Off Ted. It turns out that it is a satirical comedy and pretty good it is. I've just watched the first 3 minutes of the pilot episode and I found it hilarious. They are trying to find a way to turn pumpkins into weapons (because there is a country with whom they do business that grows a great deal of pumpkins and would welcome additional uses for them... as well as cheaper ways to kill their enemies).
The critical reception of this TV series was very positive. It only lasted for two seasons, though.
On one hand I count the reasons I could stay with you And hold you close to me All night long So many lover's games I'd love to play with you On that hand there's no reason Why it's wrong
But on the other hand There's a golden band To remind me of someone Who would not understand On one hand I could stay (Aah) And be your lovin' man But the reason I must go Is on the other hand
In your arms I feel the passion I thought had died When I looked into your eyes I found myself And when I first kissed your lips I felt so alive I've got to hand it to you girl You're somethin' else
But on the other hand There's a golden band To remind me of someone Who would not understand On one hand I could stay (Aah) And be your lovin' man But the reason I must go Is on the other hand Yea the reason I must go Is on the other hand
WAR POETS: Wilfred Owen Wilfred Owen Dulce Et Decorum Est
Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs
And towards our distant rest began to trudge.
Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots
But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind;
Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots
Of disappointed shells that dropped behind.
GAS! Gas! Quick, boys!-- An ecstasy of fumbling,
Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time;
But someone still was yelling out and stumbling
All the shadows in the city Used to love ya, what a pity I miss the questions you used to ask me
All the shadows in the city All the shadows in the city Alright
Bored to death, plus expenses The only trouble is my sentence You said you'd never love another
Russian doll, one inside the other Russian doll, one inside the other
Bored to death, cut, mad and lonely Bored to death, cut, mad and lonely Bored to death, cut, mad and lonely Read more: Coconut Records - Bored To Death Lyrics | MetroLyrics
Meglio Stasera (known in English as It Had Better Be Tonight) is a 1963 song with music by Henry Mancini, Italian lyrics by Franco Migliacci and English lyrics by Johnny Mercer. It was composed for the 1963 film The Pink Panther where it was performed by Fran Jeffries. In addition to the vocal performance, instrumental portions of the song appear in the film's underscore, sometimes as an introduction to the main "Pink Panther Theme".
The beginning of the song, in the original Italian, is here followed by a literal translation and the first two lines of the English version which contains an Italian expression, "Fa' subito!", which translates as "do it right away", but which does not appear in the Italian lyrics. However, all the versions carry the same underlying meaning of "Let's make love tonight, because who knows what will happen tomorrow."
HAD BETTER / WOULD RATHER practice: Exercise 1Exercise 2Exercise 3Exercise 4Exercise 5and ma…
The History of English in 10 minutes (with English subtitles):
HORRIBLE HISTORIES videos. Horrible Histories is a series of illustrated history books and a British children's sketch comedy television series that shows you the sides of histoy they don't teach at school. The names for the different historical periods are Ruthless Romans, Smashing Saxons, Stormin' Normans, Terrible Tudors, Vicious Vikings, and so on. You'll find yourself laughing into stitches!!!
Horrible Histories: The Anglo-Saxon report
Horrible Histories: Anglo-Saxon language
Horrible Histories: Historical Masterchef Saxons
Horrible Histories: Words we get from the Vikings
Horrible Histories: The Viking song
Horrible Histories: Normonolopy
Horrible Histories: The Roman invasion of Britain report
Bookmarks(Book Drum is the perfect companion to the books we love, bringing them to life with immersive pictures, videos, maps and music).
"The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald's third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted "gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession," it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s. The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature."
"Show me a hero and I'll write you a tragedy" F. Scott Fitzgerald.
I don't have a kiwi accent video.
Robin Williams tackle the kiwi accent video.
Learn to speak New Zealand English in 45 seconds video.
New Zealand English pronunciation practice.
NZ sustainable tourism video.
More on accents post.
#10 He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy
#8 What have the Romans ever done for us?
#7 Grammar lesson
#6 The Haggle
#5 Welease Woger (Release Roger)
#4 The People's Front of Judea
#3 The Stoning
#2 Biggus Dickus (joke name)
#1 I am NOT the Messiah
Some of them with subtitles (the ones I managed to find):
CENTURION: What's this, then? 'Romanes Eunt Domus'? 'People called Romanes they go the house'? BRIAN: It-- it says, 'Romans, go home'. CENTURION: No, it doesn't. What's Latin for 'Roman'? Come on! BRIAN: Aah! CENTURION: Come on! BRIAN: 'R-- Romanus'? CENTURION: Goes like...? BRIAN: 'Annus'? CENTURION: Vocative plural of 'annus' is...? BRIAN: Eh. 'Anni'? CENTURION: 'Romani'. 'Eunt'? What is…
CNN: Georgia law allows guns in some schools, bars and churches GBP News: Georgia Governor to sign unprecedented gun bill The New York Times: Amid Wave of Pro-gun legislation, Georgia proposes sweeping law HLNTV: Will 'guns everywhere' make Georgia safer? (video)
Now, if you feel like it, check out the trailer for the film The Proposal. I haven't seen it, well, I had never heard about it, actually. I guess it's a light comedy but don't you agree it suits us fine? ;)
Where's Miranda?Miranda, Series 2 Episode 4BBC TwoStevie is angry about Miranda having a new friend: Miranda: Right, I am off to the restaurant. Stevie: Off to meet Tamara, are we? Miranda: What do you mean "are we"? I'm just going to meet Tamara for a coffee. Stevie: Going for a coffee with Tamara, are we?
Remember that sometimes we use an affirmative tag after an affirmative statement to express anger, interest, surprise, and so forth. Once again, intonation is very important here.
You can find different exercises about question tags here, here or here.