A Day made of Glass A class designed to help you use all the modern technology words, using video. Language level: Intermediate – advanced (B1 – C1) Learned type : All ages Time : 60 mins Activity : Descriptive everyday English with technology. Topic : Future technology with glass. Language : Phrasal verbs, technology … Continue reading A Day Made of Glass – Part 1 – Using technology words
Ted.com Erik Johansson: Impossible photography Erik Johansson creates realistic photos of impossible scenes — capturing ideas, not moments. In this witty how-to, the Photoshop wizard describes the principles he uses to make these fantastical scenarios come to life, while keeping them visually plausible. 1. Questions: What do you think of Erik’s photography? Do you … Continue reading TED – Erik Johansson: Impossible Photography
IMM Sound – It’s Immersive This is an article about 3D sound in the cinema. Before we start let me ask you some questions. When I went skiing last season I had to get kitted out with loads of new things. What did I buy? I bought a new computer last week … Continue reading IMM Sound – It’s Immersive (Barcelona based technology company)
Toyota Camry 2012 Big Game : It’s Reinvented Toyota reinvents more than the Camry in this extended version of the blockbuster commercial that started it all. What would you like #reinvented? Toyota are trying to start a meme? What is a meme? How do you call the symbol # ? where is it … Continue reading It’s Reinvented !
Christopher deCharms looks inside the brain You are going to view a presentation from Ted.com. Neuroscientist and inventor Christopher deCharms demonstrates a new way to use to show brain activity — thoughts, emotions, pain — while it is happening. In other words, you can actually see how you feel. 1. Questions: Just … Continue reading TED – Looking inside your brain.
Texting In how many ways can you / do you send messages? How often do you text? How much money do you spend each month texting? How much time per day? With whom do you text generally? What do you like about it? What do you dislike about it? Did you ever laugh out loud … Continue reading Texting
NY Times – October 15 2011 Those Scan Results Are Just an App Away http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/16/business/medical-apps-to-assist-with-diagnoses-cleared-by-fda.html?_r=3 EVEN in the vast world of apps, Dr. Patrick J. Gagnon has one with an unusual distinction: it had to be cleared for use by the Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Gagnon, a radiation oncologist, uses the app when … Continue reading Medical Apps for iPad & iPhone (for Doctors)
Baltasar Garzón: judge on trial The Guardian What is your understanding of the Garzón case? What do you think about Garzón? Do the Spanish media present him as a hero or a villain? Words & Phrases: Discuss the meaning of the following words: on trial, to allege, wire taps, to ban, to twist, polemic, wilful, … Continue reading Baltasar Garzón: judge on trial
Frank Sinatra – That’s Life – some practical advice. How do you say “that’s life” in French? Tell me one typical thing that everyone always says? Which team is riding high in the Spanish league now? Which famous manager was shot down in the media recently? It’s January, new year resolution, Im going to … Continue reading Frank Sinatra – That’s Life – some practical advice.
Vowels: a – apple, e – email, i – iPhone, o – ok, u – YouTube 1. Try to pronounce all the words below. Me, tree, three, people, V, ship, ticket, this, king, shilling, bed, pen, yes, well, Paris, can, Spanish, past, dark, arm, car, hard, knot, wash, song, from, rock, coffee, all, small, … Continue reading Vowels – an exercise in pronunciations