El lenguaje es el instrumento de la inteligencia:
no lo desafines.
Language is the instrument of intelligence:
keep it tuned.

lunes, 27 de diciembre de 2010

A Christmas song

The Christmas spirit is not what you drink…

YouTube - Jethro Tull's Christmas Song

Spotify - Jethro Tull's Christmas Song

Once in Royal David's City stood a lonely cattle shed,
Where a mother held her baby.
You'd do well to remember the things he later said.
When you're stuffing yourselves at the christmas parties,
You'll just laugh when I tell you to take a running jump.
You're missing the point I'm sure does not need making
That christmas spirit is not what you drink.

So how can you laugh when your own mother's hungry,
And how can you smile when the reasons for smiling are wrong?
And if I just messed up your thoughtless pleasures,
Remember, if you wish, this is just a christmas song.

(hey! santa! pass us that bottle, will you? )

domingo, 19 de diciembre de 2010

Merry Christmas / Feliz Navidad

Click here to open a Christmas card while you practise your English:

Haz click en el enlace y abre una felicitación navideña practicando inglés:

Christmas Card

jueves, 2 de diciembre de 2010

Blood is thicker than water

Family relations are stronger and more important than any other.

Been there, done that

This expression is used in English to say that we have already experienced the topic under discussion, even to the point of boredom.

miércoles, 1 de diciembre de 2010

The Learning Edge: an interactive newspaper

Interactive, on-line newspaper which includes learning activities such as games, crossword puzzles and writing contests. Really interesting!

Periódico online interactivo que incluye actividades de aprendizaje como juegos, crucigramas o concursos de escritura. ¡Muy interesante!

Listenings and activities

Practice your listening skills with these audio archives, which also include activities. You can listen to various accents (British, American, Spanish, German...) at different levels (elementary, intermediate, advanced):

En esta página puedes escuchar inglés con diferentes acentos (británico, americano, español, alemán...) y en tres niveles distintos (básico, intermedio, avanzado).
Cada archivo incluye actividades para hacer antes y después de escucharlo:

Sane / Sano

Sane: cuerdo, sensato.
Sano: healthy.

Embarrassed / Embarazada

Embarrassed: avergonzado, apurado.
Embarazada: pregnant.