lunes, 22 de enero de 2018

Song Of The Week: Milck´s `Quiet´

The Los Angeles-based singer MILCK  went viral at the Washington Women’s March last year with her song “(I Can’t Keep) Quiet.” The song has quickly grown from female empowerment anthem to a unifying message of hope and raucous protest for young and old, and for all genders.

This is the video with the lyrics for you to sing along:

The video below was recorded on February 6th 2017: 1300 singers at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto raised their voices to protest the current US administration’s threatening action on global liberty, women’s rights, healthcare etc.

miércoles, 17 de enero de 2018

Grammar: Relatives

Watch this video if you need extra information about relative pronouns - click the CC button to turn on the English subtitles, if you need them.

domingo, 14 de enero de 2018

Writing Tips : Improving Your Essays: Connectors

20 Useful Words and Phrases for Top-Notch Essays Infographic
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miércoles, 10 de enero de 2018





martes, 9 de enero de 2018

Oprah Winfrey´s Speech

Oprah Winfrey is mentioned in many of the students´course books; we usually talk about who she is and why she is so relevant in the US nowadays. That is why I think this speech is a good chance to listen to her and get to know how she feels and thinks.

This is the speech she gave at the 75th Golden Globe Ceremony last Sunday night. Oprah Winfrey received the Cecil B. de Mille Award for her contribution to the entertainment industry and this is her thank-you speech. Click on the subtitles to read along as you listen to her.

This speech is a must to watch and listen to for several reasons - which will help you understand her and our world a little better:

  • she is the first black woman to get this award
  • she refers to both TIME Person Of The Year, The Silence Breakers, in an important part of her speech and to the hashtag#MeToo campaign
  • she recalls the story of Recy Taylor
  • she mentions NAACP (= National Association for the Advancement Of Colored People) 
  • she pays homage to Rosa Parks
  • she refers to Jim Crow Laws
  • she wears black - like most of the actresses at the Golden Globe Ceremony, who were wearing black in protest of Hollywood´s culture of sexual harassment.

Enjoy the speech!

domingo, 7 de enero de 2018

jueves, 4 de enero de 2018

New Year Resolutions

Have you made any New Year Resolutions? If so, do they agree with those in the photo or in the video below?


Before you even consider sharing your resolutions with your friends or family, watch this video where Derek Sivers explains why it is better to keep your goals to yourself; it is a Ted Talk where you can choose the subtitles ( as you well know, I suggest that you should choose those in English)

lunes, 1 de enero de 2018

Music to Start 2018

This is a Ted Talk given by singer-song writer Jorge Drexler; the talk is in Spanish but there are English subtitles available: click the CC button to turn them on - a good way to check your reading comprehension and learn some vocabulary.

in 2004, Uruguayan Jorge Drexler won an Academy Award for his song "Al otro lado del río" for the film The Motorcycle Diaries

The video below is not only about music, it is about multiculturalism and the mixing and understanding of important in our world nowadays....

sábado, 23 de diciembre de 2017

2017 in Review: Focusing On Science

This is an excellent video to remember the successful results in Science in 2017. Click on the subtitles to read and practise reading and pronunciation - many of the words will be easy for you to understand or recognize because they come from Latin, but the pronunciation is very different from ours.


jueves, 21 de diciembre de 2017

Xmas 2017

Enjoy the video below, "Please Come Home for Christmas" by Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings


What does Christmas mean for you? Here are some kids answering this question- clock on CC to get the subtitles


One more video with kids; here they explain the birth of Jesus... in their way 

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