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MR MEN AND LITTLE MISS SERIES

These were a great favourite too!

 

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PADDINGTON BEAR

Another great favourite of mine! I seem to have something about bears!

 

A.A.MILNE AND WINNIE THE POOH

RICHARD SCARRY - ANOTHER WONDERFUL AUTHOR

This is just too wonderful. If I had small children I’d show this to them.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

DR SEUSS - A WONDERFUL AUTHOR

Dr Seuss is one my my favourite authors. His creations appeal to all ages. Here is a showing of Green Eggs and Ham, which is really great. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it too!

CHARLOTTE'S WEB

This is the scene from the original animated movie made in 1973 in which Wilbur meets Charlotte, a very special spider who will save him from becoming sausage meat.

 

STORY TIME : There's an alligator under my bed!

LISTENING COMPREHENSION

Use this video interactively to help you speak.

 

CARTOON LISTENING TIME

Listening to Cartoons!

Here is a selection of short animal cartoons. They'll give you some interesting and useful expressions used in English and a play on words which may force you to think a little about them.

http://www.britishcouncil.org/learnenglish-central-cartoons-animal-archive-01.htm

http://www.britishcouncil.org/learnenglish-central-cartoons-doctor-archive-01.htm

SHEL SILVERSTEIN - Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout

Read  this story about a girl callled Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout, by Shel Silverstein, a well-known author of lovely stories for children and adults.

SARAH CYNTHIA SYLVIA STOUT
WOULD NOT TAKE THE GARBAGE OUT

Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout
Would not take the garbage out!
She’d scour the pots and scrape the pans,
Candy the yams and spice the hams,
And though her daddy would scream and shout,
She simply would not take the garbage out.
And so it piled up to the ceilings:
Coffee grounds, potato peelings,
Brown bananas, rotten peas,
Chunks of sour cottage cheese.
It filled the can, it covered the floor,
It cracked the window and blocked the door
With bacon rinds and chicken bones,
Drippy ends of ice cream cones,
Prune pits, peach pits, orange peel,
Gloppy glumps of cold oatmeal,
Pizza crusts and withered greens,
Soggy beans and tangerines,
Crusts of black burned buttered toast,
Gristly bits of beefy roasts. . .
The garbage rolled on down the hall,
It raised the roof, it broke the wall. . .
Greasy napkins, cookie crumbs,
Globs of gooey bubble gum,
Cellophane from green baloney,
Rubbery blubbery macaroni,
Peanut butter, caked and dry,
Curdled milk and crusts of pie,
Moldy melons, dried-up mustard,
Eggshells mixed with lemon custard,
Cold french fried and rancid meat,
Yellow lumps of Cream of Wheat.
At last the garbage reached so high
That it finally touched the sky.
And all the neighbors moved away,
And none of her friends would come to play.
And finally Sarah Cynthia Stout said,
"OK, I’ll take the garbage out!"
But then, of course, it was too late. . .
The garbage reached across the state,
From New York to the Golden Gate.
And there, in the garbage she did hate,
Poor Sarah met an awful fate,
That I cannot now relate
Because the hour is much too late.
But children, remember Sarah Stout
And always take the garbage out!

Shel Silverstein, 1974

 

EXCELLENT SITES FOR LISTENING SKILLS

http://www.elllo.org/

http://www.esl-lab.com/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/index.shtml

http://www.etseverywhere.com/

 

 

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LISTENING COMPREHENSION EXERCISES

 

Dialogues and talking articles to improve your listening skills and comprehension. Click on the link and choose your level. Elementary, Intermediate or Advanced. The more you do, the better for you!

http://www.ompersonal.com.ar/omlisten/contenidotematico.htm

 

VIDEO COMPREHENSION

Use the following links to test your comprehension. There are  short clips from films with accompanying comprehension questions to test your understanding. I hope you enjoy the exercises!

http://www.learnenglishfeelgood.com/eslvideo/index.html

 

http://www.clearbluerecords.com/esl/

These exercises cannot be done at school because they come from YouTube, which has been blocked there. Do them at home, in your free time.

Enjoy yourself....

 

A BIRD WHICH UNDERSTANDS ENGLISH!

How many of these orders do you understand?

 

HOW TO TURN A T-SHIRT INTO A TANK TOP

Just watch and listen.....

 

HOW THE FIRST WELL WAS CREATED

MORE ENGLISH LEARNING WITH SARAH

 

HOOTERS

To-whoo, to-whoo, to-whoo, to-whoo

Two little owls in a row, row, row,

In the bough of a great big tree

And they felt just as happy

And they looked just as happy

As any little owls could be, be, be.

As any little owls could be.

Miaow, miaow, miaow, miaow

Three little cats with a creep, creep, creep,

Glided up to the branch of the tree,

And they looked at the birds

And they said not in words

What a jolly repast this will be, be, be,

What a very jolly feast for us three.

 

 

HARRY POTTER and the ORDER OF THE PHOENIX

The fifth film in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,  will be released in the UK and in the USA on July 13th, 2007. Here is a trailer of the film many people are looking forward to.

 

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TAKE A GUIDED BEATLES BUS TOUR

For those of you who are Beatles fans, this is something worth watching and listening to!

 

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