Sunday, 14 March 2010


I came across this moving video based on an Argentinian political campaign advetisement and thought of displaying it here so that you could comment on it as part of your speaking marks for this term.
How do you feel about the video? What's your initial response?

Tuesday, 9 March 2010


The 2010 Oscar Awards Ceremony took place on March 7th in the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Whether you agree with the winners or not, the Oscar Ceremony is always a great oportunity to see all Hollywood and worldwide stars gathered together for the occasion. Below you have two videos with some of the interviews that took place on the famous red carpet just before the show. Listen to them and answer the questions:

1.- What was the weather like just before the ceremony?
2.- Which edition of the ceremony is this one?
3.- How does Penelope feel?
4.- What happened the first time she attended the ceremony?
5.- What's Jake Gyllenhall's new upcoming film?
6.- What advice did he give his sister?
7.- What's the character in "Up in the air" like?
8.- Why did he take the role?
9.- What is Sandra Bullock going to eat after the Ceremony?

1.- Who invited Zac Effron to present at the ceremony?
2.- What was the toughest thing for Matt Damon about performing the role of the South-African capitan?
3.- What role is Morgan Freeman nominated for?
4.- What are they going to do with their jewellery?
5.-  What makes a dress good for an Oscar ceremony according to Jennifer Lopez?

Monday, 1 March 2010


On Friday 5th we're going to see a famous Shakespeare's play, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with students at BTO.
Dreams and reality, mixed identities, unrequited love, the supernatural, mythological and mortal beings all come together in one of Shakespeare's most celebrated comedies not forgetting the distinctive touch of humour, gags and songs that Face2Face brings to all its shows.

In the following link you can download a sheet with a short summary of the play and below you have some comprenhension questions I strongly advise you to answer before watching the play to make sure you understand the plot and the general setting. You can write your answers in the following VoiceThread or say them aloud. Don't forget to introduce yourselves so that I can reward those students who answer the questions.