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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Spoken Word - Find the Best Podcasts


Would you like to listen to those conference sessions, lectures or debates that don’t have such a big public presence but whose topic is extremely attractive?

Many of these talks are very inspiring, but, where can these podcasts be found? There is already a solution to this problem, SpokeWord stores and makes them available for everyone.

On the main website of SpokenWord you have the possibility to see the daily recommended podcasts which are organized into different categories: Arts, Business, Comedy, Education, Games & Hobbies, Government & Organizations, Health, Kids & Family, Music, News & Politics, Religion & Spirituality, Science & Medicine, Society & Culture, Sports & Recreation, TV & Film and Technology.

It’s also possible to search for specific podcasts, see the highest rated ones and even submit a podcast. Moreover, if you register (it’s free) you’ll have available a collection where you can save all the podcasts that you like for future references.

SpokenWord is the place where you’ll find the best podcasts collections and you’ll be able to create your own one.


Monday, March 22, 2010

Girls will be Girls

According to a news report; a certain private school in Brisbane was recently faced with a unique problem. A number of 12-year-old girls were beginning to use lipstick and would put it on in the bathroom. That was fine, but after they put on their lipstick they would press their lips to the mirror leaving dozens of little lip prints.

Every night the maintenance man would remove them and the next day the girls would put them back.

Finally the principal decided that something had to be done. She called all the girls to the bathroom and met them there with the maintenance man. She explained that all these lip prints were causing a major problem for the custodian who had to clean the mirrors every night (you can just imagine the yawns from the little princesses). To demonstrate how difficult it had been to clean the mirrors, she asked the maintenance man to show the girls how much effort was required.

He took out a long-handled squeegee, dipped it in the toilet, and cleaned the mirror with it. Since then, there have been no lip prints on the mirror.

There are teachers.... and then there are educators

What do you think about the joke? Do you know any other in English?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Jennifer ESL - Great English Teacher on YouTube


In the past, we’ve already talked about several people that teach English on YouTube (Paul: Learn American English Online, Mister Duncan, Mrthoth, Steve Ford). All of them were male teachers, today, we’re happy to introduce a female teacher whose classes and videos are also brilliant.

Jennifer is the name of this teacher and she’s produced more than 100 videos for ESL (English as a Second Language) students.

With Jennifer’s videos you can improve many skills of your English because her videos are focused on different aspects like grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and intonation. As an example, you can watch the following video about idioms and sayings about the kitchen:

Link to the video on YouTube

Her videos are all-inclusive as they contain an introduction about the lesson, a more detailed explanation and exercises which you can practice.

To discover all the videos from Jennifer you can visit her channel on YouTube called JenniferESL.

You can also visit her personal website where you’ll be able to get to know Jennifer better and find more material to learn English.


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