Tuesday, December 20, 2011

AND THIS CHRISTMAS...



Hi, I wish you a happy Chritmas !. Be good, rest and enjoy  your family and friends....
and ,if you want, here is another version of   A CHRISTMAS CAROL,   by Charles Dickens.
Enjoy it!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

MERRY CHRISTMAS

     
  HI, EVERYBODY
Here you have a special Christmas CARD             

    Click on   Happy Christmas
                                                                                 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

TODAY I FOUND OUT

                                                                                       
Hi ,
you can read about 12 Christmas traditions around the world.
Enjoy this interesting site!
http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/12/christmas-traditions-from-around-the-world-infographic/

CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN

                                                            Christmas Countdown 

Christmas countdown banner

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

SPEECH


    Hi,
You can practice your English with this talking avatar,
                                                                                  Click here
                                                                     http://www.oddcast.com/home/demos/tts/tts_example.php
                                                                    

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

CELEBRATING SAMHAIN ?

                                                    SOME THINGS YOU CAN DO
 

- Dry herbs. Collect them from your garden or buy some from the supermarket. Make your own incense blends from them.
- Visit a cemetery, even if you don't know anyone buried there. Dust off some graves, bring some flowers to lay on them, read the headstones, take photos or do a grave rubbing.
- Watch a scary movie. Maybe not on Samhain night, but some time during the season watch a movie that really gives you the creeps with the lights out, so that-- even if only momentarily-- you can feel some of what our ancestors felt.
- Donate food to a pantry. This was a time for sharing the harvest; this would be our modern day equivalent.
- Pay attention to your dreams. If someone is trying to contact you, or if there is something you need to know, most likely it will first start to come through your subconscious. Tell yourself each night that you are going to remember your dreams, and write them down when you wake u






Tuesday, October 25, 2011

IF YOU WANT MORE...

WE CELEBRATE SAMHAIN

WHAT IS SAMHAIN?


Samhain (pronounced ‘sow-en’) is an ancient Celtic fire festival marking the final harvest and the end of the ‘light half’ of the year. Traditionally celebrated on October 31st, offerings of food were left for ancestors to partake of, and candles were placed in windows to welcome home the spirits of beloved relatives. Still celebrated by modern Pagans, the tradition of welcoming spirits at Samhain has inspired the latter-day holiday of Halloween
The following is from "The Fantasy and Folklore of All Hallows", by Jack Santino, from the archives of the US Library of Congress, American Folklore Center:

"Virtually all present Halloween traditions can be traced to the ancient Celtic day of the dead. Halloween is a holiday of many mysterious customs, but each one has a history, or at least a story behind it. The wearing of costumes, for instance, and roaming from door to door demanding treats can be traced to the Celtic period and the first few centuries of the Christian era, when it was thought that the souls of the dead were out and around, along with fairies, witches, and demons. Offerings of food and drink were left out to placate them. As the centuries wore on, people began dressing like these dreadful creatures, performing antics in exchange for food and drink. This practice is called mumming, from which the practice of trick-or-treating evolved. To this day, witches, ghosts, and skeleton figures of the dead are among the favourite disguises. Halloween also retains some features that harken back to the original harvest holiday of Samhain, such as the customs of bobbing for apples and carving vegetables, as well as the fruits, nuts, and spiced cider associated with the day.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

RIDDLES

Games RIDDLES


Riddles are very useful to learn a language. Many of them are the same in other languages but others are specially British or American. Many of them play with words, meanings and similar sounds. Try to guess the answer to these riddles without translating them!


-What is the difference between a jeweller and a jailer?

One sells watches and the other one watches cells.
-What do you call a deer with no eyes?

No idea. (No-eye deer).

-What is at the end of everything?

The letter G.


-What starts with "t", ends with "t" and is full of "t"?

A teapot.

-What starts with "e", ends with "e" but only has one letter?

An envelope.
-What starts with "p", ends with "e" and has 10,000 letters?

Post office.

-If you drop a white hat into the Red Sea, what does it become?

Wet
-Why are pianos difficult to open?

Because the keys are inside.

-What bone will a dog never eat?

A trombone.
-What kind of animal can jump higher than a house?

                                                                                                                                                    All animals can jump. House cannot.

-What do you serve that you cannot eat?

A tennis ball.



-What do you call a great dog detective?

Sherlock Bones.

-How does Easter end?

                                                                                                                                                     With the letter .
-What do you call a fish without an eye?


                                                                                                                                            A fsh
-What do sea monsters eat?

Fish and ships.


-Why do white sheep eat more than black sheep?
.............................................................................................
                                                                                 
-What has two hands and a face, but no arms and legs?
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                          A clock.
-What Christmas carol is a favourite of parents?

                                                                                                                                                                                                Silent Night.
-What is in the middle of water but is not an island?
                                                                                                                             The letter T.
-I run all day but I'm always at the same place. What am I?


A clock.


-What does a cat have that no other animal has?

Kittens.



-What is as big as an elephant, but weighs nothing at all?

The shadow of an elephant.



-What belongs to you but others use it more than you do?

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Your name.







Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

BE HAPPY


Hi,
Here I am in the middle of the "summer", and it 's a good day to remember you these important things.
So ,please, BE HAPPY...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

SUMMER SOLSTICE


Today is June,21st, and lots of people go to Stonehenge to celebrate the longest day of the year.It's called the solstice of summer (only in North hemisphere on this date).

Sunday, June 12, 2011

POETRY


Calligrams


Calligrams means ‘beautiful writing’. A calligram represents a highly original contribution to the visual tradition ,by using variety of shapes: from the simple lines of everyday objects to visual ballets of complicated counterpoint.
   
Also you can be creative and draw your own Calligrams with Draw Plus. It's fun and easy
 


 
As stated by Apollinaire in his book, calligrams are used to express the poets emotions and feelings which create visual image of the poem or the theme the poem in the readers mind. For example poet created a poem about love and diamond and he expressed this in a shape of a diamond, this will create an automatic image of a diamond in the readers mind and will be more effective and reader will find it more interesting to read it and therefore the reader will understand what the poet trying to express or create.
 
DIAMOND

*
*the*
*diamond*
*on my hand*
*reflecting love*
*stars , dance*
*an endless*
*diamond*
*sky*
*

to know more click here,


Saturday, June 11, 2011

LEONARD COHEN:PRINCE OF ASTURIAS PRIZE 2011


   Leonard Cohen was pleasantly surprised to learn this week that he has been awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for Letters. Since the 1980s, the 76-year-old singer-songwriter from Montreal has been showered with countless tributes from both sides of the Atlantic, but these have generally recognized his musical talent. His literary side includes poetic work and two audacious novels written decades ago, The Favorite Game (1963) and Beautiful Losers (1966).


As a singer,he composed nice songs like this,

              Hallelujah


I've heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don't really care for music, do you?
It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you
She tied you to a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Baby I have been here before
I know this room, I've walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew you.
I've seen your flag on the marble arch
Love is not a victory march
It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

There was a time you let me know
What's really going on below
But now you never show it to me, do you?
And remember when I moved in with you
The holy dove was moving too
And every breath we drew was Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Maybe there’s a God above
But all I’ve ever learned from love
Was how to shoot at someone who outdrew you
It’s not a cry you can hear at night
It’s not somebody who has seen the light
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

You say I took the name in vain
I don't even know the name
But if I did, well really, what's it to you?
There's a blaze of light in every word
It doesn't matter which you heard
The holy or the broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

I did my best, it wasn't much
I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch
I've told the truth, I didn't come to fool you
And even though it all went wrong
I'll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

Hallelujah,

                  


Thursday, June 9, 2011

SINGING IN CLASS

WITH  THIS  AMAZING  SONG


Hi,I hope you'll enjoy with this music  lyrics , and you're interested in the origin of this song, singers who sang different versions ...
KILLING ME SOFTLY
by Roberta Flack
Strumming my pain with his fingers,
Singing my life with his words,
Killing me softly with his song,
Killing me softly with his song,
Telling my whole life with his words,
Killing me softly, with his song.

I heard he sang a good song.
I heard he had a style.
And so I came to see him,
To listen for a while.
And there he was, this young boy,
A stranger to my eyes.

Strumming my pain with his fingers,
Singing my life with his words,
Killing me softly with his song,
Killing me softly with his song,
Telling my whole life with his words,
Killing me softly, with his song.

I felt all flushed with fever,
Embarrassed by the crowd.
I felt he found my letters,
And read each one out loud.
I prayed that he would finish,
But he just kept right on.

Strumming my pain with his fingers,
Singing my life with his words,
Killing me softly with his song,
Killing me softly with his song,
Telling my whole life with his words,
Killing me softly, with his song.

He sang as if he knew me
In all my dark despair.
And then he looked right through me
As if I wasn't there.
And he just kept on singing,
Singing clear and strong.

Strumming my pain with his fingers,
Singing my life with his words,
Killing me softly with his song,
Killing me softly with his song,
Telling my whole life with his words,
Killing me softly, with his song.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

THE VOCA PEOPLE


A LOT OF TALENT AND GOOD MUSIC.
FIND OUT
-Who are they?
-What are the names of the songs?


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

MUSIC AND PASSION

TO ALL YOU.....
I know you love music very much.



GREAT,AWESOME!

Friday, May 20, 2011

SICK OF LOVE

Can you sing this song?    Try it!


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

THE MYSTERY OF STONEHENGE


 
Stonehenge is an ancient stone circle in Wiltshire,in the south of England.It's also a mysterious place.People built it about  5,000 years ago,but no one knows why.
A lot of people today think that it was a type of calendar because the sun shines on the stones at special times.Others think that it was a religious place.There are three circles of stones and some of them are very heavy.These stones came from Walesover 100 km away.People didn't have transport in those days , so how did they move them? and how people built Stonehenge?







Stonehenge has more than 750,000 visitors every year.It's very popular in the summer months,but autumn and winter are also great times to visit .The light changes and the stones appear very beautiful and mysterious.
You can read more and more about Ancient  Britain ,click here
 http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/british_prehistory/ironage_sites_01.shtml




Of course , you can check your knowlege about  Iron Age Life  through this gamehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/british_prehistory/launch_gms_ironage_life.shtml

 

Native Tribes of Britain before the Romans


The British Isles
PREHISTORIC BRITAIN
This map shows the approximate location of the major tribes who lived in Britain at the time of the Roman Conquest of Britain in the First Century AD. The sole source for the existence and location of these tribes are Roman writers who visited Britain.

 

Monday, May 16, 2011

ALL ABOUT THE SIMPSONS

HI,I found this nice website .Enjoy It!

                                                 Season 14 episode reviews — Simpsons Crazy

Saturday, May 14, 2011

DISCOVER LONDON

The largest panoramic photo in the world. I hope you'll enjoy this web link,

                                      http://www.360cities.net/london-photo-es.html?v=95.7,5.0,10


Monday, May 9, 2011

THE TIME OF MY LIFE


Dirty Dancing Soundtrack

MR. and MISS...........FAMOUS CHILDREN BOOKS

    
  to know more,click here:
                                                             
                                                                  http://www.mrmen/.

 "What does a tickle look like?"
This was the question asked by a six year-old boy of his father, one morning in 1971 that inspired Roger Hargreaves to create a little orange man with a big toothy grin, a blue hat and extraordinarily long arms. And so, Mr. Tickle, the first of the Mr. Men, was born!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

BANKSY



THE HISTORY OF ROCK

THE BEGINNINGS OF ROCK AND ROLL:1950'S

To learn more,
http://esto.es/rock/english/history.htm
                                                    
                          And now, SING and DANCE,if you can..............

WHICH CITY IS IT ?


 This city is the oldest capital in the world.

       Pablo Picasso's famous painting  Guernica  is in this city

       The tallest building in Europe is in this city.
       The tango,a popular dance all over  the world,comes from this city.

       Europe's largest university,Sapienza University,is in this city.
                                                  

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

HEALTH PROBLEMS

Health problems, symptoms, vocabulary videos to learn English.CLICK  here to watch, listen and repeat:

                                              http://youtu.be/WNJRl3BZ204


  Health problems, symptoms, vocabulary videos to learn English.
 To download these flashcards, matching worksheets, listening exercises, and other health printables, visit               http://www.mes-english.com/flashcards/health.php

                                          

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