Category Archives: Travel

free ebook: Stories from My Teacher

Our first ebook, in case you are into stories told by teachers in class! 🙂 ❤ Stories from My Teacher. On the English Language, Lifelong Learning & Our r.evoL.ution! http://www.talkingpeople.net/tp/ebooks.htm

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FAQ – Where I get my Tees

I get my Literature T-shirts here (USA): http://outofprintclothing.com/shop/clothing/ And I get my Amnesty International (also feminist) Tees here (Spain): https://tienda.es.amnesty.org The rest come from international pacifist meetings I attended throughout my life. (I tend to think clothes should last FOREVER! 😀 😀 … Continue reading

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A positive approach to mistakes

Do not fear mistakes. There are none. Miles Davis (1927 – 1991) – one of the greatest musicians ever! Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts. Jim Morrison When you lose, you’re more motivated. When you … Continue reading

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Beautiful teaching/learning idea!

My dearest sister Carol sends me this video you might all enjoy! ❤ Can you understand it all? Let me know! Over here, there were two teachers who took part in a similar experience, but face-to-face. The project ended last … Continue reading

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Celebrating Book Day

Dear all, next Wednesday, April 25 (International Book Day) and Thursday April 26, I’ll be raffling a few books, to celebrate World Book Day! I created the video My Bedside Table This Winter so that you all can watch it. … Continue reading

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Our Crazy Summer – Creating a Ten Point Plan

Classroom activities after reading the novel. 5A is opening this way! ❤ TenPoints (3 Word pages, but I’ll print 1 & 2 in one page to give out as a handout) – for Quinto A today.

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My Bedside Table This Winter

I hope it inspires you to practice speaking at home! — and prepare presentations for class! (mybedsidetablethiswinter)

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New video: Trip to Denmark!

Enjoy!

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Australia: extra listening activity for Intermedio!

Today I’ve been in bed, so I had the chance to do quite a bit of listening to audiobooks. The Burlington rep visited and gave me copies of some audiobooks for Baccalaurate students. I asked for them because they have … Continue reading

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Same-sex couples (pics)

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jennaguillaume/photos-of-same-sex-couples-that-will-warm-your-heart

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A feminine’s response to Iceland’s financial crash

http://www.ted.com/talks/halla_tomasdottir And then, the day when we have evolved to start overcoming the terrifying patriarchal ideology & dogmas of faith in violence and injustice, we will all be humans, all different, all respected. (Dear students, please, turn it to English, … Continue reading

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“As a woman my country is the whole world” – Feminist Quotes to celebrate!

“As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world” (Virginia Woolf) The first International Women’s Day was held in 1911 and is celebrated annually on 8 March with thousands of events across the … Continue reading

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Iceland and good ideas for living together…

If you learn about Iceland, you could prepare a monologue, or an OP with other classmates! That’d be awesome! Just a quick note about politics, considering the good example we found of good politics in our textbook (of course, they … Continue reading

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VIDEO: The Audiobook Project: chapter 5, also with an Indian accent!

Big Jesús (Y5B), thanks for this! It’s amazing!

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The Movie Project: Judi Dench interview

For Y5′s, see also: The Movie Project 5 min. Notice British English & US American English

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (premiere video)

For Y5’s, see also: The Movie Project

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Why are you so different?

Another great post by Carol A Hand: http://carolahand.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/why-are-you-so-different/

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An amazing review by Marta!

Brick Lane, London. Join Marta and Lorenzo in their walk! http://rememberinginlondon.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/the-bevin-boy-and-smoking-pots-in-old.html

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New video! Básico 1. Iceland!!

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Blue Motel Room (to chill out!)

One of my favorite/favourite singers and songwriters! Hope you enjoy it! (The lyrics are here)

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Virginia Woolf’s House

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Letter from Ireland – looking after bay bees!

Dear Michelle!! I would like to share with you & my classmates how to look after babies in Northern Ireland. Well due to because my host family is a single parent, we have to be very organized with everything. If not, … Continue reading

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Me, a fucking suspect

Talk about airport experiences… Now that we, the adorable anonymous mass, have chances to have a life, and travel, it turns out that airports are becoming places where you are bound to endure a humiliating experience. I’m not going to describe … Continue reading

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Beautiful stuff!

Today we listened to the first childhood memory, by Mónica (Y5B), and it was beautiful. Your oral work on this is bound to be wonderful, so I suggest you record yours after practicing at home (without writing it down) and … Continue reading

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More materials for our Y5 course

If you wish to get a copy of some more materials to learn about Black USA, here goes: Read+Listen. Rock your English! Billie Holiday & Ella Fitzgerald. About 9 euros. A book with a CD with the songs. In the … Continue reading

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Some of the new stuff on talkingpeople.net

I have neglected talkingpeople.net for the past years, but I do hope to get some time to work on updating it all and improving its organization. Thanks to the students who are contributing their work this year, by the way! … Continue reading

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The winter solstice as seen from Stonehenge!

Stonehenge About Dec 21, 2013, the winter solstice

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How to tell a story

We need to learn to listen. We need to do tons of listening. Listen to this. (Turn “Spanish subtitles” OFF by clicking in “Spanish”, scrolling to the top and clicking OFF!) http://www.ted.com/playlists/62/how_to_tell_a_story.html

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Buy Nothing, Do Something (the winter hols are great for this!)

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More on Howard Clark

More on Howard Clark, an amazing human being. This piece is written by two people he loved and worked with, brothers in the struggle to make the world a better place: Andrew Rigby and Michael Randle ♥ ♥ ♥ http://wri-irg.org/node/22778Continue reading

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Howard Clark, video 2, more on nonviolent struggle

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Howard Clark, video 1, Chair of War Resisters’ International

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Letter from Ireland! – My red scarf!

Dear Michelle, How are you ? Well to begin, I would like to give you many thanks for correcting my previous email and postING it ON your blog. I appreciate it. I know CREATING paragraphs IS very important in a … Continue reading

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Second video just published

Interviewing Howard Clark (2 of 4) – mp4 (431MB) /webm (364,7MB) vídeo, 35 mins. Vídeo 2: What do pacifists do? (2) Nonviolent struggle/activism in the world (2) ESPAÑOL. Los vídeos de la entrevista a Howard Clark están en inglés pero … Continue reading

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Worrying news on Japan

http://www.theproject.me.uk/?p=519

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R-evolution: 20th c. revolutions in our neuronal circuits!

For Raquel (Y5A) and people interested in knowing where we come from… The social revolutions in the 20th century… and the most powerful nonviolent revolution ever: feminism! 🙂 May 68 slogans Now tell me, what do you think these slogans … Continue reading

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The Thames – pics & text

New post on Marta & Lorenzo’s blog! The muddy beauty of the Thames The Thames – /temz/ It’s minimal pair is “teams” /tiimz/

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On Goodbyes, by Rosa González Colilla

Some people say goodbyes are always sad. I definitely disagree with this. Obviously, how sad a goodbye gets will depend on where the person leaving is heading. Is she going on a holiday or is it a goodbye for ever? … Continue reading

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Rosa González Colilla (post)

My dearest colleague, Rosa, has died. This happened yesterday. And today I was sending her the draft ebook we’ve been working on for the past year, a bunch of adorable teachers, who love revolutions because we do lots of loving … Continue reading

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Lorenzo’s Tips for London!

Marta’s husband, Lorenzo, has posted some great tips in case you visit London! Here is the link. Enjoy! http://rememberinginlondon.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/lorenzos-tips-for-london.html

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