Saturday, 26 July 2008

The Reason - Hoobastank

In this video, you have the original lyrics and the Spanish translation. I have recently discovered a site where you can learn English with songs. You can listen to a wide variety of songs, read their lyrics and do some exercises. It is very interesting and helpful. Click on this link to go to the site: Subinglés.

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Double-click any word in the blog for its meaning

There is a new tool in the blog whereby you can double-click any word on the site and you will get its definition, pronunciation, synonyms and translation to Spanish, French, German and Italian. This tool is provided by "The Free Dictionary" (Farlex).

So, now there is no problem for you to keep on reading and understanding my blog entries!!!

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Jokes in English

Jokes are also interesting to learn a language since you can laugh and learn at the same time.

Read these jokes and have fun!

Teacher: If I had nine apples in one hand and eight oranges in the other, what would I have?
Student: Big hands!

Wife: Do you want dinner, dear?
Husband: Sure! What are my choices?
Wife: Yes and no.

Teacher: Thomas, give me a sentence starting with 'I'.
Thomas: I is...
Teacher: No, Thomas. We say, 'I am...'
Student: All right... 'I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.'

- What a strange pair of socks you are wearing today! One is brown and the other one is green!
- Yes, that is really strange. I've got another pair at home that are exactly the same.

Source and more jokes here.

Sunday, 20 July 2008

Actual School Excuses...

Actual School Excuses...
The following are real school excuses, explaining the reason behind the absence of students. Enjoy! :-)

1. Please excuse my son for being absent yesterday, because there is a river in our house.

2. Dear School: Please ekscuse John being absent on Jan. 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, and also 33.

3. Please excuse Roland from P.E. for a few days. He fell out of a tree and misplaced his hip.

4. John has been absent because he had two teeth taken out of his face.

5. Chris will not be in shcool cus he has an acre in his side.

6. Please excuse Ray Friday from school. He has very loose vowels.

7. Please excuse Tommy for being absent yesterday. He had diarrheea and his boots leak.

8. Please excuse Jennifer for missing school yesterday. We forgot to get the Sunday paper off the porch, and when we fouind it Monday, we thought it was Sunday.

Adapted from Aha Jokes.

Saturday, 19 July 2008


I have just found two helpful tools to practise your English pronunciation.

Click on the picture on the left, then write a word or sentence and your virtual teacher will tell you the correct pronunciation. It is very easy. An English teacher at hand!

The second tool is very similar to this one, but with the difference that you can chat with your virtual teacher, Alice. Click on the picture on the right and talk to Alice!

I hope you have fun while you are improving your English pronunciation!!!

Sunday, 13 July 2008


Gibraltar is a British overseas territory located near the southernmost tip of the Iberian Peninsula overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar. The territory shares a border with Spain to the north. Gibraltar has historically been an important base for the British Armed Forces and is the site of a Royal Navy base. Today, Gibraltar is known colloquially as Gib or The Rock.

If you want to know more about Gibraltar and its history, click here.

Try this quiz to check how much you know about The Rock.

For A Virtual Travel to Gibraltar, click on this link.

Saturday, 12 July 2008

Gomaespuminglish V

Gomaespuminglish Lesson 5. Remember, don't speak English like that!!! These lessons are just for fun!!!

Friday, 11 July 2008


Is this the quietest village in the world?

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Nadal wins Wimbledon

Congratulations Nadal for the impressive match and victory last Sunday!

Nadal's epic five-set win over Roger Federer in Sunday's Wimbledon final saw him become the first Spaniard since 1966 to win the title.

Federer was gracious in defeat, but admitted that the fact he had played in what is already being spoken of as possibly the greatest final in Wimbledon history was little consolation for the pain of losing.

Former three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker said Nadal's win confirmed his status as the world's best player. "Whoever wins the French Open and Wimbledon in the same year for me is the number one in the world," he said.
This year's final was the longest in history, beating the record set by John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors in 1982, and McEnroe said it was "the greatest match I have ever seen." And Wimbledon legend Bjorn Borg was also lavish in his praise. "I have just witnessed the greatest match I have ever seen. The drama, the quality and the way it ended when it seemed as though no more tennis could possibly be played was remarkable, to put it mildly."

For more information, read here. Click on this link if you want to listen to Nadal's interview after the match.

Nadal's championship-winning moment, here.

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Loch Ness Monster

The Loch Ness Monster (Nessiteras rhombopteryx) is an alleged animal, identified neither as to a family or species, purportedly inhabiting Scotland's Loch Ness. The Loch Ness Monster is one of the best-known animals studied by cryptozoology. Popular belief and interest in the animal have waxed and waned over the years since it came to the world's attention in 1933. Evidence of its existence is largely anecdotal, with minimal, and much disputed, photographic material and sonar readings: there has not been any physical evidence (skeletal remains, capture of a live animal, definitive tissue samples or spoor) uncovered as of 2008. Local people, and later many around the world, have affectionately referred to the animal by the diminutive Nessie (Scottish Gaelic: "Niseag") since the 1950s. Wikipedia.

Loch Ness and its monster are both found in northern Scotland.
Loch Ness is part of the Great Glen, an enormous fissure in the earth that just about splits Scotland into two. There are a series of lochs, rivers and canals that link the Atlantic with the North Sea. this is the most eastern of these.
It is the largest freshwater lake in the Britain. It is twenty four miles long and a maximum of one and a half miles wide. Its maximum depth is around 750 feet and its average depth 450 feet. Because the waters are very cold, and also very cloudy it is difficult to see underwater more than a few feet. So there is a lot of murky water in which Nessie could hide.
For more information, click here.
Now, it is time for some English practice, click on this link and do this exercise on The Loch Ness Monster.