“Any teacher that can be replaced with a computer, deserves to be.” – David Thornburg

28 May 2014

21 May 2014

KIWI ACCENT

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.

20 May 2014

Resolución de 9 de mayo de 2014, de la Dirección General de Política Universitaria, por la que se convocan becas para la participación en un programa intensivo de inmersión lingüística en inglés en España, destinadas a estudiantes de Bachillerato, de Grado Medio de Formación Profesional, de Artes Plásticas y Diseño, de Enseñanzas Deportivas, de Enseñanzas Profesionales de Música y Danza y de Idiomas de nivel intermedio y avanzado.

19 May 2014

ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE

Monty Python wiki.
Monty Python's Flying Circus: BBC comedy.
Monty Python's 25 funniest quotes.

The Life of Brian trailer:



The Life of Brian top ten funniest moments:

#10 He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy
#9  Crucifixion?
#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 'eunt'?
BRIAN: 'Go'. Let--
CENTURION: Conjugate the verb 'to go'.
BRIAN: Uh. 'Ire'. Uh, 'eo'. 'Is'. 'It'. 'Imus'. 'Itis'. 'Eunt'.
CENTURION: So 'eunt' is...?
BRIAN: Ah, huh, third person plural, uh, present indicative. Uh, 'they go'.
CENTURION: But 'Romans, go home' is an order, so you must use the...?
BRIAN: The... imperative!
CENTURION: Which is...?
BRIAN: Umm! Oh. Oh. Um, 'i'. 'I'!
CENTURION: How many Romans?
BRIAN: Ah! 'I'-- Plural. Plural. 'Ite'. 'Ite'.
CENTURION: 'Ite'.
BRIAN: Ah. Eh.
CENTURION: 'Domus'?
BRIAN: Eh.
CENTURION: Nominative?
BRIAN: Oh.
CENTURION: 'Go home'? This is motion towards. Isn't it, boy?
BRIAN: Ah. Ah, dative, sir! Ahh! No, not dative! Not the dative, sir! No! Ah! Oh, the... accusative! Accusative! Ah! 'Domum', sir! 'Ad domum'! Ah! Oooh! Ah!
CENTURION: Except that 'domus' takes the...?
BRIAN: The locative, sir!
CENTURION: Which is...?!
BRIAN: 'Domum'.
CENTURION: 'Domum'.
BRIAN: Aaah! Ah.
CENTURION: 'Um'. Understand?
BRIAN: Yes, sir.
CENTURION: Now, write it out a hundred times.
BRIAN: Yes, sir. Thank you, sir. Hail Caesar, sir.
CENTURION: Hail Caesar. If it's not done by sunrise, I'll cut your balls off.
BRIAN: Oh, thank you, sir. Thank you, sir. Hail Caesar and everything, sir! Oh. Mmm!
Finished!
ROMAN SOLDIER STIG: Right. Now don't do it again. 
[CENTURIONS chase BRIAN]
MAN: Hey! Bloody Romans.

And, of course, don't forget:


For the whole film, click here.

Celebrating 40 years of the Monty Python: Not the Messiah trailer (2010)

Last but not least, SPAM, SPAM, SPAM, SPAM...









Handel - "Messiah"/ The Choir of King's College, Cambridge.

15 May 2014

BOOK YOUR FLIGHT TO MIDDLE EARTH

Here you have the Flight to Middle Earth video, as you requested:



Video + transcript

For old posts with inversion practice, do click here.

07 May 2014

THE CONNETICUT MASSACRE


BBC VIDEO: US society divided over gun controls

A culture of fear post.

Education for all post.




Why British police don't have guns:
Article 1
Article 2
Article 3
Article 4

Eminem might be right after all: "This is survival of the fittest, this is do or die"