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Mothers never give up teaching

Have you ever wondered how many things you’ve learnt from your mother? They teach us everything we need to know:
  1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A WELL DONE JOB.
    “If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.”
  2. My mother taught me RELIGION.
    “You better pray that stain come out of the carpet.”
  3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
    “If you don’t straighten up, I’m going to knock you into the middle of next week!”
  4. My mother taught me LOGIC.
    “Because I said so, that’s why.”
  5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC.
    “What’s for lunch, mom? – Food!”
  6. My mother taught me IRONY.
    “Keep crying, and I’ll give you something to cry about.”
  7. My mother taught me about THE SCIENCE OF OSMOSIS.
    “Shut your mouth and eat your supper.”
  8. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.
    “Look at that dirt on the back of your neck!”
  9. My mother taught me about STAMINA.
    “You’ll sit there until all that spinach is gone.”
  10. My mother taught me about WEATHER.
    “This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it.”
  11. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.
    “I’ve told you a million times. Don’t exaggerate!”
  12. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
    “I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.”
  13. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION.
    “Stop acting like your father!”
  14. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
    “If you don’t stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way.”
  15. My mother taught me ESP (ExtraSensory Perception).
    “Put your sweater on; don’t you think I know when you are cold?”
  16. My mother taught me BLACK HUMOUR.
    “When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me.”
  17. My mother taught me WISDOM OF AGE.
    “When you get to be my age, you’ll understand.”
  18. My mother taught me VENTRILOQUISM.
    “Stop grumbling, shut up and answer me: why did you do it?”
  19. My mother taught me TO BE THRIFTY.
    “Save up your tears for my funeral!”
  20. And my mother taught me about JUSTICE.
    “One day you’ll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you!”

As time goes by, we see our mothers in different ways: The images of mother.

Thanks to all the anonymous authors of these sentences for their sense of humour.

And remember that mother, there is only one, so don’t forget yours!


What’s the first thing that pops into your head when I say VIRAL? Some of you would think epidemic, but I’m sure, most of you went straight back to that Viral Video you saw lately and you can’t get out of your head.

Nowadays, the way people become FAMOUS has less to do with their skills or their artistry, but with their ability to reach to the people through the media and mainly via Internet.  These days, it’s all about becoming trending topic (in Twitter) or better, a viral Video in YouTube! (Top Ten current viral videos in YouTube) 

YouTube is a video sharing website, on which users can upload, view and share videos about unlimited topics. At the beginning, most of the content was being uploaded by individuals with no economical intentions, but lately, it has become the new way of advertising  and it has served as a mirror for anyone who wants to try to become famous.

An early example of the social impact of YouTube was the success of The Bus Uncle video in 2006. Later ” Charlie Bit my Finger” (2007)  became such viral that it actually holds the record for the most views for a non-music video, with over 600 million views.

The most viewed music video ever is the Gangnam Style by PSY.  It was added on July 2012, and became the first YouTube video to receive over 1 billion views on December 2012.

It’s also worth mentioning the enormous impact  it’s having in music industry since 2011 when YouTube launched its own weekly music chart and even today, the Billboard Charts have began to include online streams in its Top 100 lists, allowing the popularity of YouTube videos to influence the position of a song in the charts.

Finally, here you have a recent review of 2013’s most watched videos made by YouTube as a way to say goodbye to 2013 and hello to 2014!

Today Thanksgiving is celebrated in the USA, so we’ve made a compilation of the posts with published about this festival in the last years.

Click here to learn about the History of Thanksgiving with articles from the Wikipedia and The History Channel.

But if you really want to know first hand what Thanksgiving is about, you can listen to President Obama himself explaining it here or here.

And as every year, we are embedding our classic favourit, Obama pardoning his Turkey. Don’t miss it if you want to laugh a bit with his great sense of humour.

As every fourth Thursday in November, Thanksgiving is celebrated today in the USA. Years before we have published other articles mentioning this event (you can read them here and here), so you can go back to them and read what this celebration is about.

This year, President Barack Obama himself is going to explain to you what Thanksgiving means for every American. Apart from that, he is also pardoning life to a turkey, as the president of the USA does every year.

After watching the video (shot yesterday) think what you can feel thankful for and feel free to write it down on our comments section.

If you want to practise some English in a fun way, I recommend you this web application. As its name says, you only have to draw a stick man. But, surprise, your stick man will suddenly come to life. Then you’ll have to help your character along a story.

What are you waiting for? Just click on the image and start your own adventure.

How often have you thought “Umm, I’ve heard that before” while listening to a song or “I’ve seen this before” while watching a scene in a film?

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Happy Valentine’s!

Today we worked on some activities related to St. Valentine’s Day and I would like to share with you the videos displayed in class just in case you weren’t in class or you want to see them again.

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