¿Estás aburrido en el confinamiento? Take a look at the following links to learn about these words, their meanings and their pronunciations.
Click here to find out the difference between you’re and your. Click here to learn what yore means from the Cambridge online dictionary. Notice you can also listen to the pronunciation as well as learn grammar and context here. Click here to learn the difference between their, there and they’re and then try to do the exercises. Click here to read about differences between where, were, we’re and wear. Make sure you also look these up in a dictionary to hear the pronunciation as this is what causes most problems.
This is a SUPER uplifting (“super mega uplifting” as my daughter would say) video to watch where you will hear some amazing voices from You-tubers. If you are familiar with the original We Are the World song from 1985 than you are old like me. If you don’t know anything about the original song (or you are just feeling nostalgic), click here to see it and laugh at the 80’s hair-dos and let me please introduce you to Cindy Lauper and a couple of young guys, Micheal Jackson and Bruce Springsteen. Then you can come back and watch this one too!
Last month we shared a video of Bill Gates from years ago predicting the epidemic we are currently living. This month we are sharing a video of him talking about what should be done now and in the future on BBC Breakfast (Another great source for English!). It’s an interesting watch and we think we need to start listening to him and scientists who know what they are talking about, so click here to go to BBC Breakfast or watch the Youtube video of the same interview below (remember with Youtube videos you can also put on automated subtitles).
Para English Beginners, recomiendo que ves el vídeo primero con subtítulos.
I don’t know about you, but around 6 o’clock in the afternoon, I start to get a bit anxious while on this lockdown. I’ve decided that maybe doing some meditation would be good to get me through those rough hours of the day. There are lots more options on YouTube and if you are used to meditation, I recommend doing a longer version. Let’s stay healthy, physically and mentally. Click here to see the vídeo or watch it above.
Bill Gates warned everyone of this possible outbreak that we are experiencing over 5 years ago. Take a look at the audience’s faces. Do you think they see this as urgent and are going back to work to start developing a plan? I think not. Watch to find out.
Also take a look at other TED talks. It’s a great way to stay connected to English while you’re home. You can turn on the subtitles in English or Spanish.
6 Minute English is a great tool to get…well… 6 minutes of English in everyday! Podcasts are downloadable and you can follow along with the transcripts if you would like. This is one of my favorite episodes as it talks about Wabi sabi and the tradition of celebrating imperfections. Click here to listen to the full show.
Humans of New York (HONY) is an amazing collection of photos and personal stories not just from people currently living in New York, but from around the world. Read about this man and his story by clicking here and then check out the many other stories of people who are just like you or completely different! You can also like them on facebook.
If you have had class with me, then you know that this is my favorite podcast. I talk about stories from here all the time. Don’t be afraid- it’s not too too American. 🙂 You can listen to the full episode or just one part. You can also read the transcripts if you prefer. But I highly recommend you click here and give it a listen. You won’t regret it.
Everyone talking at once, mute, dogs barking, background noise… can anything else go wrong in this teleconference? If you want to get serious about improving those oh-so-difficult teleconferences and meetings, give us a call. We can give you some tips on how to set some ground rules to help you improve your meetings and understand more!
El 44 Festival Internacional de Teatro de Vitoria-Gasteiz contará con tres obras en inglés con sobretítulos en castellano en el Teatro Principal Antzokia. Infórmate llamando a la Cámara de Comercio en el teléfono 945 150 190 para conseguir un 50% de descuento
15 octubre – Measure for measure 20:30
7 noviembre – Why? de Peter Brook 20:30
13 noviembre – Isabella’s Room 20:30
Para más información sobre las obras consulta el programa pinchando aquí.
I told my daughter 100 times to look where she’s riding when she’s on her bike. Then she ran into the wall. She’s fine and a tiny little part of me felt like saying ‘I TOLD you to look where you’re going’ Shaudenfreude. Tell us your stories… please! Click here to see the full article