Friday, May 4, 2012

British humour vs. American humour?

Have a look at these links about British and American Humour:

British humour  (English jokes, website for EFL learners) BBC Comedy clips

British humour vs. American humour (The Guardian article)  (TIME article) (a little article)

American humour (The Economist article)

Now, what do you think about British and American humour? Which one do you prefer?

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Listen to some letters written from the Titanic

The BBC has launched a series of podcasts to commemorate the 100th aniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.  They feature letters written by people caught up in the disaster, written before and after the Titanic sank.

Have you ever heard about green tourism?

Is the phrase "sustainable tourism" familiar to you? Have you ever gone on that type of holidays? If you work in the tourism industry, Have you ever offered it? Have a look at the following sites and reply to this post describing the start-up of a company which offers green tourism.

After looking at all these websites and watching the video, Would you say that "green, sustainable and eco- tourism" mean exactly the same?

Sunday, April 1, 2012

April fool's day?

Watch the following video and visit the links below to know more... (Some history, from Wikipedia) (theory and some practice to undertand it better) (100 best hoaxes)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Office ergonomics

Whether you use the computer for working or studying, there are some rules to bear in mind while sitting in front of it. Watch the following video and share your conclusions using the comments option.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Canada vs. USA

I am sure that most of you know something about USA culture, but what about Canada? Watch the following video and read the comments about it on the web. Then, share your opinion with us, commenting on some of the differences between USA and Canada that you have learnt.

Here is some information about Canadian accent.

Learning strategies: vocabulary

Many of you  have probably used cards to learn a foreign language, for instance writing the English word on one side and its translation on the other. The cards below will help you to revise your regular and irregular verbs, but there are many other dealing with adjectives, expressing emotions, and many other searcheable here. Have a look at the games, dictations, spellers, etc. too.