domingo, 28 de agosto de 2011

The story of Scrabble

This is the story of Scrabble narrated by Liz Dubelman. Just click on the picture below and click on click here to play on the ensuing screen.

domingo, 21 de agosto de 2011

My favourite place to study

The Indiana University of Pennsylvania YouTube Channel has tons of videos about both academic and students' everyday life on campus, which can provide endless hours of listening material for advanced English students.

As you may well image, the videos are unscripted, and the sound is live, which is sometimes an obstacle for comprehension, but all in all, the videos give us the opportunity to get to know what university life in the US is like while listening to native speakers of English.

I have selected a few videos here from season 1. I hope you enjoy them. If you do, why not subscribe to the IUP YouTube Channel?

My day by the hour

My favourite place to eat on campus

domingo, 14 de agosto de 2011

Our motivations

What drives us to do the things we do?
Do you feel more motivated by reward or by punishment?
Which factors contribute to a better performance in the workplace?

This RSAnimate, adapted from Dan Pink's talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace.

You can read a transcript of the talk here.

domingo, 7 de agosto de 2011

Top 10 quotable movies

To mark the 25th anniversary of the film Ferris Bueller's Day Off, which was a 1986 box office hit starring Matthew Broderick, and famous for its memorable quotes, TIME has grabbed the opportunity to publish a special and look at other movies with eminently memorable lines.

Here's the list of the ten films TIME has selected:

10. Napoleon Dynamite
9. Clueless
8. Glengarry Glen Ross
7. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
6. The Wizard of Oz
5. Top Gun
4. The Godfather
3. Casablanca
2. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
1. The Big Lebowski

Visit the TIME website and watch extracts of the ten films, together with some explanations for their quotes.