3/28/14

Daylight saving time is coming

Daylight saving time is here again. Do you know why we do that? the semi-annual time shift goes into effect on Sunday our country and in 70 more countries around the world."



So, don't forget to move forward the time in your watch!
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Poster announcing the restoration of the Greenwich time.
Daylight saving time in the Merrian Webster dictionary.

3/16/14

Bright student spots wrong label

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Tesco is a big chain of supermarkets in the UK and Albert Guildford is the name of the 15 years old boy who spotted a grammar mistake in his package of orange juice.

"I was eating my breakfast and noticed it said ‘most tastiest’ and I don’t like bad grammar so decided to write to Tesco".Albert said.

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'Most tastiest'? Surely not? It could be 'most tasty' or simply 'tastiest', but never 'most tastiest'," the schoolboy said.
So the package with the grammar mistake will be changed, as Tesco has apologized:
"I've told our team about this and they will correct the error when the packaging is reprinted."
Review the superlative adjectives, if you feel like:
Superlative adjectives: explanation.
Exercises.
More easy exercises.
Compare
A quiz.
And a video:

3/13/14

Fashion

"Clothes worn inside out will bring good luck" Do you agree with the superstition?





Fashion, clothes, going shopping and talking about new trends on clothing is great fun. Around the Internet, you can find a lot of resources to talk about this matter.
Here you have some of them:
Listening and exercises (clothes vocabulary).
Karaoke: Listen to the song and read the lyrics.
Dress up the teenager and learn the vocabulary: Game.
Remember that they may use different words in the UK and the US:

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The warning label from the English blog

3/10/14

Selfie

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How many self portraits or selfies have you taken with your cell phone? Selfies have become the new fashion all over the world.
Technology is everywhere and so the selfies, that make us pose as if we were any kind of celebrities in our facebook or any other social network.

Selfie or selfy: the new fashion. Above this, you see the top selfie pic of the season, Ellen DeGeneres and many of the Oscar award winners actress and actors.

Selfie: word of the year, read the infographic by The Oxford Dictionaries. Click here to know more.

Learn what is right or wrong about the trend. (The Guardian).

Watch the Thinkinfluencer episode about selfies in the The Guardian.

And there is an app. for that!


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Most amazing selfie? many would agree that it is the above picture of the American astronaut, Aki Hoshide who is following the trend from the International Space Station.

3/7/14

Make or do

“One is not born into the world to do everything but to do something.” Henry David Thoreau


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Make or do: which one should I use? It is sometimes difficult to know which is the right verb to choose.
Here you have some tips: We usually choose DO when we talk about jobs or duties (for example, I did my project with a lot of effort).
We also use DO when we do not want to be too specific about something (for example, We did something wrong).
Make: Use this verb when you want to talk about plans or decisions, " She made a plan and later made up her mind".

Some links for you:
Explanation and exercise by the BBC
Make or do: Game
Do or make: interactive quiz

3/5/14

Mardi Gras



Carnival is celebrated not only in our country, you can find Carnival celebrations all over the world.
Mardi Gras is the name given to the Carnival in New Orleans. As we do here, there are costumes, masks, parades, special food and lots of parties.
Krewes are the groups whose members put on the Carnival parades and choose the King Zulu.
Explore the top ten Mardi Gras traditions. and get some fun.

2/27/14

Carnival




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Carnival is here again and we are having a party in school tomorrow, I hope all of you get a costume and make up and so we can enjoy. 
Here you have some Carnaval vocabulary.
Carnival: learn about its origin.
Learn about Brazilian Carnival.
Carnival in Brazil : A quiz.
Notting Hill: Listen to the BBC and see the pics  about this Carnival, or listen to this BBC words in the news report about Carnival.
Notting Hill Carnival in London. A quiz.
Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
Mardi Gras: A quiz.
And a  quiz about celebrations (vocabulary).
And the most famous Carnivals.
Watch how Johnny Depp changes into the Mad Hatter



Have a great Carnival