MR MEN AND LITTLE MISS SERIES
These were a great favourite too!
These were a great favourite too!
Another great favourite of mine! I seem to have something about bears!
This is just too wonderful. If I had small children I’d show this to them.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
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!
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.
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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.
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
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!
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!
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.
How many of these orders do you understand?
Just watch and listen.....
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.
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.
For those of you who are Beatles fans, this is something worth watching and listening to!