LISTEN AND ENJOY IT

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Thursday, 26 May 2011

INTERVIEW. BARAJAS AIRPORT

Here you can see one of the surveys carried out by a student of Hotel Management at Barajas Airport.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

VIDEO: CHECKING INTO A HOTEL (BY LINGUA TV)

Have a look at the following video. It takes place at the reception of a hotel. A guest is checking in. Listen to it carefully. Pay attention to the dialogue and try to reproduce it with your partner. (Video taken by Lingua TV. English for Hotel and Tourism: 'Checking into a hotel')

Monday, 16 May 2011

POEMS ABOUT PRONUNCIATION

Let's see if you can read the followig. It isn't that easy, is it?

I take it you already know
Of tough and bough and cough and dough?
Others may stumble, but not you,
On hiccough, thorough, lough and through?
Well done! And now you wish, perhaps,
To learn of less familiar traps?
Beware of heard, a dreadful word
That looks like beard and sounds like bird,
And dead: it's said like bed, not bead -
For goodness sake don't call it deed!
Watch out for meat and great and threat
(They rhyme with suite and straight and debt).
A moth is not a moth in mother,
Nor both in bother, broth in brother,
And here is not a match for there
Nor dear and fear for bear and pear,
And then there's dose and rose and lose -
Just look them up - and goose and choose,
And cork and work and card and ward,
And font and front and word and sword,
And do and go and thwart and cart -
Come, come, I've hardly made a start!
A dreadful language? Man alive!
I'd mastered it when I was five!




Sounds and Letters
A poem for English Students

When in English class we speak,
Why is break nor rhymed with freak?
Will you tell me why it's true
That we say sew, but also few?

When a poet writes a verse

Why is horse not rhymed with worse?
Beard sounds not the same as heard
Lord sounds not the same as word

Cow is cow, but low is low

Shoe is never rhymed with toe.
Think of nose and dose and lose
Think of goose, but then of choose.

Confuse not comb with tomb or bomb,

Doll with roll, or home with some.
We have blood and food and good.
Mould is not pronounced like could.

There's pay and say, but paid and said.

"I will read", but "I have read".
Why say done, but gone and lone -
Is there any reason known?

To summarise, it seems to me

Sounds and letters disagree.
(From http://www.ukstudentlife.com/Ideas/Fun/Wordplay.htm)



THE RIVER, BY THE BOSS & STING

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (1949), nicknamed "The Boss," is an American singer-songwriter who records and tours with the E Street Band. He has sold more than 65 million albums in the United States and 120 million worldwide and he has earned numerous awards for his work, including 20 Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes and an Academy Award.
Hope you enjoy this video by Bruce Springsteen -The Boss- & Sting. They played it in 1988.
Pay attention to the lyrics.