Sunday, December 18, 2016

US election TODAY, December 19th

 The US presidential election is ... special, to say the least.
Today, the "Electoral college" is going to decide who the American President is going to be...
Let's see whether it's Donald J. Trump or Hillary who gets the most electoral votes.
During the primaries, Bernie Sanders was not chosen to represent the democratic party.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Carl Sagan .

"You Are Here on the  Pale Blue Dot ... on our tiny world, that small planet."

                                          This is a famous video by Carl Sagan

"Our posturing, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in this universe are challenged by this pale light, the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known."

Carl Edward Sagan (/ˈsɡən/; November 9, 1934 – December 20, 1996) was an American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist , author, science popularizer, and science communicator. in astronomy and other natural sciences. He is best known for his work as a science popularizer and communicator. 

Monday, December 05, 2016

 Just chose to put a pic instead of the video. It is craftily preventing from allowing me to integrate it! Never mind, justwatch the link! Thanks.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Randall's esl-lab

This is the site that made me want to create this blog... OMG! 11 years ago.
Randall's site is great, really and as I was trying to tell him a belated thank you, I looked for him on twitter and found, not his twitter account but this video.
And his youtube channel. Here they are:

Thank you so much Randall for your site which is obviously a VERY GOOD WAY for English learners to improve their English skills.
Kuddos for it all and thank you so much for making me want to help my pupils on the web.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Elllo, still free for a few documents.

So as I was checking the blog, I discovered that in the Oral comprehension section of the column was not totally for free anymore. I think this is very sad. I wonder if their "business plan" will be successful... I wish they'd asked their users to chip in. Well, I might buy their lessons some day, who knows?
Anyway, for now, we still have some free lessons available so keep on learning English with elllo and with others.

Prince Ea vs The school system

Prince Ea just sued the school system... 
"Richard Williams, aka Prince Ea, is an amazing spoken word artist who helps make people aware of their lives and surroundings. With his videos, he reminds us that we can make a difference. He has a new video about the modern school system and how, in his opinion, it needs to be improved. It shows that the school curriculum may not be as perfect as we thought. Does it need to change? Well, we'll let you watch and decide for yourself."        Boing boing

Hi all, I had not posted anything for a long time. Well, I was sick, still am actually but I'm better so I can post again. Hope to come back to school in 2017.  Time will tell. In the meantime, do learn and prosper, no matter what, no matter how. Sincerely. E.B.