}

Πέμπτη, 27 Φεβρουαρίου 2014

Photos of Muppets and Muppeteers

The "Muppet Puppet Show" (with special guest star Jim Henson!)

Jim Henson and The Muppet Show

The Muppets Get With The Times, Post Selfies On Instagram

The Muppets Get With The Times, Post Selfies On Instagram



 The Muppets (or Disney's marketing executives) have created an official
account on the social network to promote the upcoming movie "Muppets
Most Wanted." The Muppets may have been "born" in 1955, but when it
comes to taking selfies, they act like teenagers   .

Τετάρτη, 26 Φεβρουαρίου 2014

LISTEN TO A BOOK : BEATRIX POTTER'S TALES

A wonderful interactive activity, useful for enriching vocabulary related to feelings.

Emotions of Sound Interactive Survey from Amplifon
Emotions of Sound by Amplifon

history of uk

Mount Everest - Fun Facts

PASSIVE VOICE

British Icons: The White Cliffs of Dover

BIOGRAPHIES written for kids

http://gardenofpraise.com/leaders.htm

BIOGRAPHIES for KIDS
Famous Leaders for Young Readers



 Christopher ColumbusNeil ArmstrongMother Teresa


http://www.turtlediary.com/biographies.html

Cinema and theatre in London_with subtitles

British Museum_with subtitles

Young people and fashion in Britain_with subtitles

Animals in G.Britain_with subtitles

Life in British Countryside_with subtitles

Culture London_with subtitles

FCE Speaking: Practice tests and tips

FCE Speaking: Practice tests and tips for students preparing for the First Certificate Speaking test.:



 If you've signed up for the First Certificate in English exam and need help with the Speaking test, then this page is here to help. You'll find below an overview of the oral exam plus tips to help you do your best on the day of the FCE test.

LISTEN TO A BOOK - Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Τρίτη, 25 Φεβρουαρίου 2014

THINK TEEN 1 PROJECT : Eight Most Popular Chinese Dishes by Stathis Tsoukarelis

THINK TEEN 1 PROJECT : FOOD AND CELEBRATONS

THINK TEEN 2 : PROJECT ART by MARIA KARAMIHOY

THINK TEEN 2 : PROJECT ART by KLIAFA ELENI

Be Polite : how to thank and answer politely

IDIOMS

 






  


Κυριακή, 23 Φεβρουαρίου 2014

modals revision

MODALS



General characteristics of modal auxiliaries

Uses of modals to express ability

 Uses of modals to express permission and prohibition

Uses of modals to express certainty and possibility

Uses of modals to express deduction

Uses of modals for offers, requests, suggestions

 Expressing wishes with 'wish', 'if only', etc.

Negative prefixes

Negative prefixes - Log’nLearn, a new way to learn English



able


unable


 interesting


uninteresting 


usual


unusual


 comfortable


uncomfortable


 helpful


unhelpful 


 prepared


unprepared


AND MANY MORE ......

THINK TEEN 2 PROJECT ART :Argentine Tango by GEORGIA LIANOY

The Week In Numbers

LANDSCAPE : illustrated vocabulary

 






  





Idioms 4 with Sherlock - live life to the full, dead man walking, be out...

Σάββατο, 22 Φεβρουαρίου 2014

History’s Most Bizarre and Beautiful Encyclopedia

Codex Seraphinianus: History’s Most Bizarre and Beautiful Encyclopedia, Brought Back to Life | Brain Pickings:



 In 1976, Italian artist, architect, and designer Luigi Serafini, only 27 at the time, set out to create an elaborate encyclopedia of imaginary objects and creatures that fell somewhere between Edward Gorey’s cryptic alphabets, Albertus Seba’s cabinet of curiosities, the book of surrealist games, and Alice in Wonderland. What’s more, it wasn’t written in any ordinary language but in an unintelligible alphabet that appeared to be a conlang — an undertaking so complex it constitutes one of the highest feats of cryptography. It took him nearly three years to complete the project, and three more to publish it, but when it was finally released, the book — a weird and wonderful masterpiece of art and philosophical provocation on the precipice of the information age — attracted a growing following that continued to gather momentum even as the original edition went out of print.



NEWS OF THE DAY :GREEK POEMS ON LONDON TUBE

 Greek verses in the London Underground


Verses of Sappho will be heard on Thursday night at the Keats House museum during the inauguration of the event «Greek Poems on the Underground».
Between now and early April, six posters with verses from seven poems will be put up in London’s subway system, while the poems will also be posted on hundreds of trains, with millions of passengers able to read them in English.
The event is part of the activities for the Greek EU Presidency, in cooperation with the Greek Embassy in London and the Hellenic Foundation for Culture.
The Keats House was the home of the great British Romantic poet John Keats (1795-1821). During the event, the poem of John Keats dedicated to Homer but also the composition of his great friend Lord Byron devoted to the islands of Greece along with verses by Nikos Gatsos, Constantin Cavafy and lyric poet Anyte (3rd century BC) will also be heard.
source: ΑΜΝΑ
 http://www.lgr.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Poster-Ionian-Song-by-Cavafy.jpg


The poems’ subject matter ranges from love and the natural world to myth and history, with the Greek verses translated into English and presented in a bilingual form.
 The poems were selected by the writer Judith Chernaik and the poets Gerard Benson and Cicely Herbert.
- See more at: http://www.lgr.co.uk/news/greek-poetry-on-the-tube/#sthash.C47yVN1q.dpuf
The poems’ subject matter ranges from love and the natural world to myth and history, with the Greek verses translated into English and presented in a bilingual form.
 The poems were selected by the writer Judith Chernaik and the poets Gerard Benson and Cicely Herbert.
- See more at: http://www.lgr.co.uk/news/greek-poetry-on-the-tube/#sthash.C47yVN1q.dpuf
The poems’ subject matter ranges from love and the natural world to myth and history, with the Greek verses translated into English and presented in a bilingual form.
 The poems were selected by the writer Judith Chernaik and the poets Gerard Benson and Cicely Herbert.
- See more at: http://www.lgr.co.uk/news/greek-poetry-on-the-tube/#sthash.C47yVN1q.dpuf

Τετάρτη, 19 Φεβρουαρίου 2014

Ideas and Emotions Democracy at school in the UK _with subtitles

Multiculturism in Britain_with subtitles

English Daily routine_with subtitles

Parks and sports in the UK_with subtitles

English Young people and their free time_with subt...

VERB OF THE DAY :"TO GET"








Asking for a favour


Favours in English


please, do me a favour
Favours in English
  • Asking for a favour
- Could you do me a favour, please?
- Would you mind doing me a favour?
- Could I ask a favour of you?
- Could you help me with this, please?
- Could you hold this for me, please?
- I was wondering whether you could write me a recommendation letter?
- Could you lend me a hand with this, please?
- Have you got time to help me solving this math issue?
- If it’s not too much trouble, could you ask her for me?

  • Preparing to ask for a favour
- Are you free on Sunday? It’s just I need someone to babysit my two-years-old daughter Emma.
- Are you busy this week? I’ve got to finish this project and I need you experience.
- I’ve got to move house this week, I don’t suppose you could help me out.
- About that favour you owe me, could you take care of my sister?
- I am not very good at this, could you handle it?
- I need to call in that favour I did for a while ago.
- You know a lot about computer programming, don’t you? Could you show me some of your code sources?
- You’re perfect at this, could you help to understand what’s the difference between the passive and the active voice?
- I know this might sound a bit cheeky, but could you tell your husband to forgive me about what happend yesterday?
- You’re strong, aren’t you? Could you help me move this heavy piece of furniture from there?

  • Thanking someone
- Thank you so much!
- You’ve saved my day.
- Thanks a million.
- You’re a true friend.
- I really owe you one.
- I’ll buy you a drink sometime.
- I’ll return the favour one day.
- I’ll do the same for you one day.
- You’re an absolute lifesaver!

  • Agreeing to do someone a favour
- OK. No problem.
- Yes, I could help with that.
- No problem at all.
- Of course! what can I do for you?
- It would be a pleasure.

  • Saying no
- Actually, I’m a bit busy this week.
- I’m afraid I’ve got to go to a wedding.
- I’m sorry but I can’t because my little brother will visit me and I need to pick him up from the airport.
- I’m not available on Monday. It’s the beginning of the week, you how busy it is.
- I’d like to be able to help you but my father won’t let me stay with you tonight, especially tonight.
- When was the last time you ever did anything for me?
- No, I don’t think so!
- No!
- No way!
- I won’t help you out, forget it!



from: http://englishlearningbox.com/speaking/favours-in-english/

Τρίτη, 18 Φεβρουαρίου 2014

COMMON VERBS




SYNONYMS :APPROXIMATELY

SYNONYMS

 












Talking about MOVIES in English

Vocabulary – Talking about MOVIES in English · engVid



Let’s cut to the chase — we all love movies. We love to talk about our favorite movies, but don’t have the right words. In this lesson we’ll go over some common movie vocabulary that you regularly hear, as well as some slang and Hollywood lingo that will help you understand your favorite stars talk about what they do.

Vocabulary – Listening

Κυριακή, 16 Φεβρουαρίου 2014

news : Read, listen & learn a littleEnglish

Write a short story

 Do you enjoy writing stories? Check out this
great activity  to learn how to use
different tenses, adjectives, adverbs, linking words and even
punctuation to make your stories more interesting! Why not try and write
one yourself ?

Φωτογραφία: Do you enjoy writing stories? Check out this great activity in our writing skills section to learn how to use different tenses, adjectives, adverbs, linking words and even punctuation to make your stories more interesting! Why not try and write one yourself then share it here? 

A short story: http://goo.gl/XJoUsX

Neil



A short story | LearnEnglishTeens

THINK TEEN 2 - PROJECT : ART

Winter olympic Sports vocabulary

 

http://www.engames.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Winter-Olympics.png

comparative and superlative adjectives

English Grammar | LearnEnglish | British Council | comparative and superlative adjectives

Rules and activities

OTHER WAYS TO SAY!

Movie-making for everyone

Movie-making for everyone | Plotagon



Plotagon - Movie-making for everyone | Teaching & Learning Resources | Scoop.it  

Plotagon is a tool that lets anyone create an animated movie directly
from a written screenplay. Write your story, choose actors,
environments and music. Press play and your movie is done. It's that
simple.


Plotagon is completely free! It is in a beta stage, but you can start using it right now. No ads, no crap.

>Plotagon application for Mac or PC (system requirements).

>Comes with 5 characters and 6 environments.

>Export your movies and share them with the world.

>Expand with characters and environments from the built-in store.





The Story of Albert Einstein

On a Beam of Light: The Story of Albert Einstein, Illustrated by the Great Vladimir Radunsky | Brain Pickings:

The charming visual tale of an introverted little boy who grew up to become the quintessential modern genius.

Given my soft spot for picture-book and graphic-novel accounts of famous lives, including Charles Darwin, Julia Child, Hunter S. Thompson, Richard Feynman, Ella Fitzgerald, and Steve Jobs, I was instantly taken with On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein (public library). Written by Jennifer Berne and illustrated by none other than Vladimir Radunsky — the same magnificent talent who brought young Mark Twain’s irreverent Advice to Little Girls back to life in 2013, which topped the list of the year’s best children’s books and was among the year’s best books overall. This charming picture-book tells the tale of how an unusual and awkward child blossomed into becoming “the quintessential modern genius” by the sheer virtue of his unrelenting curiosity.



Idioms with call

Idioms with call to learn @ English Slang:



 within call
within call or within hail
{adv. phr.}

1. Near enough to hear each other's voices.
When the two ships were within hail, their officers exchanged messages.
Billy's mother told him to stay within call because supper was nearly ready. 


2. In a place where you can be reached by phone, radio, or TV and be called.
The sick man was very low and the doctor stayed within call.
The soldiers were allowed to leave the base by day, but had to stay within call. 


Read more ......

Idioms with call to learn @ English Slang:

"MONEY" IDIOMS




 









 
Keep the wolf from the door. to have enough money to be able to eat and live.

e.g     John and his wife didn't earn much, but it was enough to keep the wolf from the door.



Live (from) hand to mouth
to have just enough money to live on and nothing extra.

e.g    My father earned very little and there were four of us kids so we lived from hand to mouth
to pinch pennies:

to spend as little money as possible:
e.g      When we were first married we had to pinch pennies just to get by.


Make a killing (informal): to make a lot of money in a short time.


e.g      My friend John made a killing on the stock market.

To be broke : to have no money

e,g       My boyfriend often says he is broke. I think he is a bit stingy.






make (both) ends meet
Fig. to earn and spend equal amounts of money. (Usually in reference to a meager living with little if any money after basic expenses.) 
e.g     I have to work at two jobs to make ends meet. Through better budgeting, I am learning to make both ends meet.

Nest egg: money saved for the future.

e.g     I often tell my friend Lucy that she should build a nest egg for her retirement.




Loan shark someone who lends money at very high rates of interest


   e.g   I advised Phoebe not to borrow money from a loan shark, but she didn't listen to me.





Chicken feed n. (fam.) insignificant amount of money (= peanuts)


e.g    The amount of money I could lend him was chicken feed compared to what he needed.