Friday, November 10, 2017

Possibility "might" vs. theoretical "could"

Little Britain is a British character-based sketch show involving exaggerated parodies of British people from all walks of life, and showing the British self-deprecating understanding of either themselves or people known to them. In this hilarious sketch, the well-known British character Carol Beer, one of the rudest person on planet Earth, travels to the US to continue spreading her supernegative vibes across the Atlantic.

Check out these lines in the sketch:

- D'you want the double hip replacement or not?
- Clearly she doesn't need it!
- Oh, she MIGHT do in the future

- Could you speak with somebody?
- I COULD, but... (shrugs her shoulders)

Have a laugh!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Nobody Told Me

This song is especially dedicated to all our twentysomethings in the class, our middle-aged ones, teenagers and thirty-year-olds... Basically, to all of you who are on the right side of life.

Nobody Told me, by Vintage Trouble

This is a message, and a calling
So, get up and gather around everyone
I'm whitering. Dying, Trembling from Trying. Barely crawling
What can I do?
What will I do?

Nobody told me
Nobody told me
Nobody told me
How heavy this life was gonna be

Here stands a silver lined believer. Not believing,
A rosy-eyed dreamer awakening
Into the moment when hands are not given to the needing
What will become 
Of the needing one?

Nobody told me
Nobody told me
Nobody told me
How heavy this life was gonna be

If I can just hold on
Until the morning dawns
And nothing remains but a better day
And my song...
Will sing of the weighed down times now behind me
And I will be moving
And I will be grooving

Nobody told me
Nobody told me
Nobody told me
How heavy this life will be
But I will be moving on

Everyday is getting heavier and heavier...

Thanks to Carmen for sharing this beautiful song with us!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Writing a Film Review

Reviewing films or series can seem fun, but it actually takes discipline to explain all the elements of a film or series, and to express your opinion succintly. Find below a compilation of useful phrases and expressions for a good film analysis:

 Also, read the film review sample below to get a better understanding of how to write one yourself:

BBC Hard Talk with Jane Fonda

Listen to Jane Fonda being interviewed in the famous BBC program Hard Talk. You are requested to listen up to minute 6:07 to complete the listening questions below, but feel free to stay till the end of it if you feel in the mood.