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INKHEART

The book is about a 12-year-old girl named Meggie Folchart whose life changes dramatically when she realizes that her father, a bookbinder named Mortimer (Mo), has an unusual ability: when he reads aloud, he can bring characters from books into the real world. Meggie and Mo’s adventure takes them throughout Europe, particularly Italy, and brings them into contact with many unusual characters.

 

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WAVIN’ FLAG – 2010 WORLD CUP ANTHEM

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TBBT

For those who want to improve their listening skills watch this vídeo. It’s from one of my top 5 sitcom list, The Big Bang Theory… There are a lot of vocabulary. Have Fun!

 

 

Was it difficult? Watch it again, but now with the lyrics.

 

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HUMOR PILLS

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CULTURAL DIFFERENCES

This is a video a friend indicated me that is very nice and easy to understand. It talks about cultural differences around the word. In the first episode the californian girl is gonna speak about Greeting and Smiling. Below the video you have some questions about it, which might be used with your basic student as well.

 

 

What do people from California say what when they arrive into a place?

(     ) They say hello and goodbye

(     ) They don’t say anything they only start a conversation

(     ) They ask about other people’s family

 

To whom people from Czechoslovakia do not smile?

(     ) Family

(     ) Strangers

(     ) Police officer

 

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BRIGHT STAR

 

This is an amazing movie about John Keats who was a romantic poet. Bright Star tells the tale of Keats and Fanny Brawne, the love of his short life. The vernacular of popular culture and the somewhat specialized language of literary history assign different meanings to it. This movie didn’t arrived in brazilian’s movie theathers  yet, however it’s possible to download it at http://up.tl/, there is no subtitles, which turns the listening into a challenge. Watch below some excerpts and also a brief documentary done by Jane Campion.

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THIS IS WHAT WE CALL BAD ENGLISH

 

Sometimes students don’t realise their progress and start complaining about their speaking, but as far as I concern if you’ve studied English for a while it’ll be quite impossible to have such bad English as this Bulgarian singer from Idols. Watch the video below and have fun:

 

 

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