Sunday, 28 December 2008
Monday, 24 November 2008
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
Tuesday, 11 November 2008
Sarah from The Daily English Show explains basic prepositions.
#880 ESL Video: Basic Prepositions
in front of
in front of
Where is the bird?
It’s on the umbrella.
It’s under the umbrella.
It’s in the tree.
It’s in front of the tree.
It’s behind the tree.
It’s next to the tree.
It’s between the tree and the umbrella.
Where’s the bird?
It’s on the tree.
Where’s the umbrella?
It’s next to the bird?
Where’s the tree?
It’s between the bird and the umbrella.
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Tuesday, 4 November 2008
Monday, 6 October 2008
One of the great things about the Internet is how people use it to present ideas in a different way. Neil Gaimen writes books for teenagers and is using his website to read the book to the public:
Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book
Watch Neil Gaiman read The Graveyard Book on a 9-city video tour. At each stop on the tour, Neil will read one chapter from The Graveyard Book. Beginning on October 1st, we will post the video readings daily. By the end of the tour, on October 9th, you will be able to watch the master storyteller himself read The Graveyard Book in its entirety right here.
Thursday, 2 October 2008
Web Search Strategies in Plain English from leelefever on Vimeo.
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
A half-starved young Russian man is smuggled into Hamburg at dead of night. He has an improbable amount of cash, is a devout Muslim and says his name is Issa.
Annabel is an idealistic German lawyer determined to save Issa from deportation. In pursuit of Issa's mysterious past she confronts Tommy Brue, the scion of a failing British bank based in Hamburg.
Meanwhile, scenting a sure kill in the War on Terror the rival spies of three nations converge upon the innocents.
Saturday, 9 August 2008
"The Orwell Prize is publishing George Orwell’s diaries as a blog. From 9th August 2008, Orwell’s domestic and political diaries (from 9th August 1938 until October 1942) will be posted in real-time, exactly 70 years after the entries were written.
Orwell’s ‘domestic’ diaries begin on 9th August 1938/2008; his ‘political’ diaries (which are further categorised as ‘Morocco’, ‘Pre-war’ and ‘Wartime’) begin on 7th September 1938/2008.
The diaries are exactly as Orwell wrote them. Where there are original spelling errors, they are indicated by a ° following the offending word"
This is a fantastic opportunity to read a daily post by one of the greatest English writers ever. Check out the Orwell Diaries here
Monday, 4 August 2008
Friday, 1 August 2008
The Common Craft store
With English subtitles
Electing a US President in Plain English from leelefever on Vimeo.
Friday, 25 July 2008
Saturday, 19 July 2008
In this Cool Hunting video RISD president John Maeda narrates a visit to Philip Johnson's Glass House in New Canaan, CT. Maeda shares his impressions and talks about how it relates to his thoughts on simplicity.
Friday, 4 July 2008
Thursday, 3 July 2008
Charles Hodgson, creator of Podictionary says,
"Every day podictionary delivers a new short story about the history of a common word to thousands of subscribed listeners.
Not only is podictionary an audio word-a-day, but as the number of words grows in the podictionary archive the website is becoming an on-line audio etymology reference of sorts.
It's all for fun, so please enjoy."Check out Podictionary here
Wednesday, 2 July 2008
The Internet Public Library is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment founded at the University of Michigan School of Information and hosted by Drexel University's College of Information Science & Technology. Check it out here.
Tuesday, 1 July 2008
This week I'm going to be posting about some resources you can use to continue practising English over the summer. The first of these is a List of Online Archives for Free Unabridged Books Online posted at Diploma Guide