Category Archives: GOTTA WATCH IT
WATCHING & SHARING VIDEOS
“Suddenly something has happened to me As I was having my cup of tea Suddenly I was feeling depressed I was utterly and totally stressed Do you know you made me cry? Do you know you made me die?”
THIS IS THE NICE BEGINNING FOR A STORY. WATCH THE SONG CLIP AND TELL US THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG… SHE IS UTTERLY AND TOTALLY STRESSED………WHAT HAPPENED TO HER?
“House of Cards is filling its Kevin Spacey-shaped void with some impressive star power. Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear will join the political thriller for its sixth and final season, Netflix announced Wednesday in a press release.
No details yet on who the two Academy-Award nominees will play. But one tidbit we do know, courtesy of The New York Times, is that they will be brother and sister on the show.
Spacey, who starred as Frank Underwood for five seasons, was fired in October, shortly after RENT actor Anthony Rapp accused him of predatory sexual behaviour when Rapp was 14. The fate of the show remained in limbo until December, when Netflix announced the series would carry on without its star…..”
- HAVE YOU EVER WATCHED “HOUSE OF CARDS”?
- WHAT WAS THE LAST TV SERIES YOU GOT ADDICTED TO?
- HAVE YOU EVER “BINGE-WATCHED” ANY SERIES?
- MAY “GAME OF THRONES” SEASON 8 INCLUDE A PREGNANCY IN ITS STORYLINE?
- HAVE YOU HEARD OF THE 2018 TV SERIES NOT TO BE MISSED? “HERE & NOW” is one of them, which will be released on 12th February. A multi-racial family made up of husband, wife, three adopted children from Somalia, Vietnam and Colombia and one biological child, find their bonds tested when one of the children begins seeing things which the rest cannot.
- DO YOU KNOW ABOUT ANY OTHERS?
THESE DAYS PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TALKING A LOT ABOUT GENDER EQUALITY: GOYA AWARDS, ETC… In 1918, following years of bitter struggle, (some) women finally gained the right to vote in the UK. 2018 marks 100 years since Parliament passed a law which allowed the first women, and all men, to vote for the first time.
As we approach the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote, it’s painfully obvious how much more work there is to be done….“We must celebrate the incredible advances previous generations have made. But as we recognise the battles they fought and won, we need to regather our strength and determination for further battles. We can’t stop yet. The job’s not yet done!”
Television is great for learning English. The pictures make it easier to understand than the radio and because you can see who’s talking, you get a better idea of what people mean. Just watch their “body language”!
Watch programmes that you find enjoyable and entertaining – whatever you watch will help you to improve your English. Ororo.tv is great but I´ve written about it before…Why don´t you try watching tv online? CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW
After clicking on CHANNELS, you can choose the programme you want to watch.
Before Brexit, I used to watch watchallchannels.com/. Unfortunately, it doesn´t work anymore abroad due to right issues after Brexit.This website was mobile friendly so you could watch it on any device.
Here’s a guide to learning as much as possible while watching English television:
Only watch programmes you find interesting. Learning English should be fun – not something you have to force yourself to do. If you have a passion for football, watch matches or the sports news. A variety of programmes is best, anyway.
Keep a notebook near to your television, so that you can jot down any new words or expressions that you hear. This is especially useful if the programme you are watching has been subtitled into your language.
Try to watch English television regularly. Even if you can only watch 15 minutes a day, you’ll be amazed how much you learn.
Don’t worry if you don’t understand everything – English television is normally aimed at native English language speakers. Programmes often include difficult words and expressions. If the programme you’re watching is full of unknown words, just concentrate on understanding the general meaning.
Even cartoons and children’s programmes are useful when learning English and quiz shows are useful for learning how to ask and answer questions in English.
Keep a note of television programmes and presenters that you find easy to understand and try to watch them regularly. Doing this will increase your confidence and give you a sense of achievement. (http://www.english-at-home.com/business/learn-english-with-television/)
Whatever you like to watch the most important thing is that you sit back and enjoy. Learning English should be a fun activity, especially during the summer season, and it’s amazing how much more we can learn when we’re relaxed.
DO YOU KNOW THE NAMES OF FAMOUS FASHION DESIGNERS?
ONE of the world’s most prestigious catwalk shows, the Mercedes-Benz Madrid Fashion Week, is now under way this week and features some of Spain’s biggest names alongside brand-new, up-and-coming designers among its 48 exhibitors. Among them, you can find the psychedelic ‘queen of colour and crazy patterns’ Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada…..
LOOK AT THE PHOTO IN ONE OF TODAY´S NEWSPAPERS… AND /OR THE VIDEO BELOW WHERE SHE PAYS TRIBUTE TO SPAIN…
- WHAT´S ALL THE CONTROVERSY ABOUT?
- HAVE YOU EVER BOUGHT ONE OF HER DESIGNS?
- WHEN DID YOU BUY THEM? WHO FOR?
- HAVE YOU EVER BOUGHT “DESIGNER CLOTHES”?
- HOW MUCH DID YOU SPEND ON THEM?
The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards have been announced, with The Shape of Water leading the field.Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy romance received 13 nominations, including best picture.
World War Two drama Dunkirk follows with eight nominations, while Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri received seven.
How diverse are this year’s nominations?
Diversity continues to be a hot topic in Hollywood, which has been rocked this year by sexual harassment scandals, concerns over gender pay equality and the role of women both in front of and behind the camera.
These topics appear to have had an impact on this year’s nominations, which are largely free of embarrassing exclusions and the kind of all-white line-ups that led to the #OscarsSoWhite campaign on social media. READ MORE…
- HAVE YOU SEEN ANY OF THE NOMINEES?
- CAN YOU PREDICT WHICH ONE WILL WIN? HAVE YOUR SAY BY VOTING ON THE BUTTONS BELOW
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE TRAILERS
HAVE YOU HEARD OF FLIPGRID? IT is A NEW WEBSITE AND MOBILE APP TO OPEN UP DEBATES AMONG STUDENTS. IT CAN BE USED TO FURTHER CLASSROOM CONVERSATIONS BY ASSIGNING QUESTIONS AS HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS
SO, LET´S HAVE A TRY!
- I POSED A QUESTION ON VIDEO.
- CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW OR ON THE LINK TO WATCH MY VIDEO QUESTION
- CLICK ON THE GREEN PLUS BUTTON TO RECORD YOUR ARGUMENT FOR OR YOUR ARGUMENT AGAINST. (90 seconds long)
- YOU CAN ALSO WATCH WHAT OTHER STUDENTS RECORDED
I´LL BE WAITING FOR YOUR VIDEO RECORDINGS
ACCORDING TO THE BBC NEWS TODAY….
The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly at the age of 46, her publicist has confirmed.
The Irish musician, originally from Limerick, led the band to international success in the 90s with singles including Linger and Zombie.
A statement from her publicist said: “The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries was in London for a short recording session.
“No further details are available at this time.”
It added: “Family members are devastated to hear the news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”
The Cranberries shot to international fame with their 1993 debut album Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? and went on to sell over 40 million records worldwide.
THIS IS MY PERSONAL TRIBUTE TO THIS SINGER. IN THE NEAR FUTURE WE´LL BE DOING SOME WORK WITH ONE OF HER SONGS CALLED “ANIMAL INSTINCT”. IT´S AN ACTIVITY I DESIGNED 4 YEARS AGO TO WORK ON NARRATIVES.
THIS WEEK WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THE PROS & CONS OF “FREEGANISM” BUT HOW DO YOU WRITE A “FOR & AGAINST” ARTICLE FOR A MAGAZINE?
We can find both advantages and disadvantages …
On the one hand, there are many reasons why …
On the one hand, those who are in favour of (tend) to claim that …
On the one hand, those who believe that … say that …
People who prefer … say that …
There are several arguments in support of …
There are many advantages to + gerund
Some people argue that …
Those in favour of …
On the other hand, there are many reasons why …
On the other hand, those who are against (tend) to say that …
A major disadvantage is that …
On the other hand, those who believe that … say that …
On the other hand, the arguments against … are convincing
On the other hand, there are some/many disadvantages.
It is clear that there are both advantages and disadvantages to …
To sum up…
All in all…
Although there strong arguments in favour of/ against, I think that … It is obvious that …
On balance, I think that …
NOW, WE ARE READY TO START A COLLABORATIVE FOR & AGAINST ARTICLE: “SHOULD CHILDREN UNDER 13 OWN THEIR OWN MOBILE PHONE?”
- GO TO PADLET (BY CLICKING ON THE BROWNISH BOARD WALL BELOW)
- Click on the board, a box will pop-up, please add your name.
- Start typing your contribution. It should be an argument for or an argument against.
- You can add an image or a link to a video or sound clip to accompany your argument.
POST ONE ARGUMENT FOR OR ONE ARGUMENT AGAINST THE TOPIC ABOVE
DO THE EXERCISE ON FOR & AGAINST ARTICLES ON THE HANDOUT
APART FROM AIR POLLUTION, WHAT OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS CAN YOU THINK OF?
HOW GREEN ARE YOU? WHAT DO YOU DO TO HELP THE PLANET? WHAT CAN BE DONE?