Category Archives: Videos

Y5’s – Change of plans!

As you remember, at the beginning of the course I announced we would be working with three documentaries but we only managed one, the one about how our senses deceive us, and now we were going to do the second, and … Continue reading

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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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New video on One Crazy Summer!

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Vote to stop the rise of the extreme right. An appeal in Europe

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Aquitania

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European Language Portfolio Video

13 minutes

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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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Underneath the Apple Tree, by Carmen McRae

This song always makes me laugh

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Why should we always vote? (European Elections 2014)

Because the people who always vote in Industrial Societies belong or support political parties that do not respect everybody’s human rights. And when the other people don’t vote, their representation and influence in Parliaments rise, which explains the rise of … Continue reading

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In case you don’t know Chet Baker…

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Love you more than you’ll ever know (Live), Amy Winehouse

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You’re Undecided, by Ella Fitzgerald

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Hilma af Klint, a pioneer of abstract art, by Teresa (Y5CAL)

Go to our youtube channel to read the info on this video, if you like! ❤

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30min of flowing river water!

In case you can’t get anywhere near one!

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“Río ancho” (rumba + jazz) by Paco de Lucía

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“I Follow Rivers”, by Lykke Li

This song was in the soundtrack of an amazing movie everybody should watch, La vide d’Adèle (2013) (Blue is the warmest color)  

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3!! “I wish I had a river”… Joni Mitchell

Well, I’m being dragged down the river vagina now! 😀 Just remembered another river song I simply love. It was written by Joni Mitchell, a fav singer of mine, but I have to say I prefer to hear it performed … Continue reading

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and well, talking ’bout rivers… Marilyn has a folk song on this…

Another woman who cared about a better world in spite of it all, and the tornado she was sucked in… “River of No Return”

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Audre Hepburn, missing her!

Talking People page on her Because the link to the Moon River video is broken (yet again, sigh!) I’m posting the song here. It’s from the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s, a classic identity (or “romantic”) movie, based on a Truman … Continue reading

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Y5 – Writings: Essays (LoM 1)

Thanks for your work. Although I’ve continued checking it at the C1 level, I can notice great improvement. Hopefully, you’ll do a wonderful job in June! 🙂 ❤ List of Mistakes 1  As you know, the most important thing this … Continue reading

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On Speciesism

Earthlings – watch this documentary! (1hour 30 min) Watch at least the first 7 minutes (the intro). You could use that for a re-telling or a monologue! If it stops and you hear a kind of Error beep, just try … 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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The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies

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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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Chapter 4 – Story of the Internet, by CAL students!

At the end you will find the cards that explain what the Audiobook Project is and why it’s so good for students’ English! Enjoy! Thanks, Mar, for sending your graphic notes! ❤

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Movies in Class! Playing 2 scenes! New video

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New video: Audiobook Project by 5CAL!

Chapter 8, enjoy!

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New video: another childhood memory, the Indian Mountain!

It includes a list of items that make María José’s language range rich.

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New video: Trip to Denmark!

Enjoy!

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About the videos

The reason why I’m taking so long with the videos (pending: Y5CAL’s Audio Project, for instance!) is because I’m not managing with the machines! I have some trouble with transferring the videos from the camera to my computer, and I’m … Continue reading

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About Columbus & other war mongers…

Today in Y3C Germán asked about the so-called Discovery of America (as it was called in our textbook), or the conquest, or the colonization (funny [= strange] we think of Invasions when that happens to us), and I replied that … Continue reading

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Interviewing Y5B about the wasapp group & two messages for people

Dear Quinto B, thanks for accepting my proposal of the interview. I’ll bring my digital recording machine (though also the video recorder, in case you finally agree!!), so you can tell me which. But I’ll do that in two weeks, … Continue reading

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Another childhood memory!!

Listen to this. It’s wonderful! At the end I mention the 3 mistakes Sergio makes, and also assess his performance. Enjoy!

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Soledad Vélez (musician)

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Tic, tac, toc, by Pepper Raw!

More at their website: http://crudopimento.bandcamp.com/

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Period tips for men

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Paco de Lucía…

El País in English BBC Reuters The Wall Street Journal

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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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VIDEO: The Audiobook Project! Ch. 1 of The Story of the Internet, by Luis (Y5A)

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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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