February 9, 2012
Today we saw this great video in class.
After watching the video, I wanted to find out where it came from and I’m not completely sure. It can be found on Eliot Glazer’s channel on Youtube, but I can’t find if it belongs to a collection. Reading the information about the video, the people starring are himself and his sister, Illana Glazer. The previous links are both their personal blogs, but they have both another site each with where they have their own web series.
Illana’s web series is called Broad City, and Eliot’s It Gets Betterish. I haven’t seen any of them, but seeing this video I bet they do have good stuff there.
Well, I showed this video and asked my students to write a dialogue using the expressions they heard, and here is the result. Hope you like it.
Javi, Débora, you are just great. Thank you very much.
December 13, 2011
This is a classic on this blog. Our famous lists of mistakes. This time it’s referred to the podcasts you recorded last week. We are going to include everything I promised.
First of all, here you are the presentation. Please read it, as I’ve added words to the sounds. After reading it, please follow the instructions given on the last slide.
Secondly, you can visit the link to the sound chart of our book, where you have the examples seen in class.
Now you can watch now again the video “We are sinking”, Remember that good pronunciation can save lives.
Then you can see what happens when you mispronounce a foreign language, yes, that nobody will understand what you mean.
Finally, I want you to pay attention to Fergie as she says “I can’t go any further than this”, you’ll see exactly how /ð/ is pronounced. Pay attention at 1:20.
April 27, 2011
Prince William and Lady Catherine engagement pictures.
Yes, I am. Or I think I am. Anyway, if you love gossip, monarchies and everything that surrounds them, or even if you hate them, you shouldn’t miss the Royal Wedding, as it is a part of our living history. Continue reading