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Post by Admin on Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:16 pm

If you find an article/news item/web site ... in English that you think would/may be interesting to your fellow Cepeians (nah! that's not a real word) You could post it here and they can please themselves whether they look at it.

For example a student (no names but let's call her "G") sent me a link to an interesting advert:

[url= bit.ly 1MvxnEr]Kids[/url]
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Re: Interesting or not?

Post by Admin on Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:23 pm

Another student - let's call her "My favourite student of the week" - wrote to me last week asking for links to further improve her very good English.

I suggested looking for foreign news sites in English to practice comprehension of different accents such as:

Aussie

open and see

I also recommended TED for it's variety of topics and ready written scripts.
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Re: Interesting or not?

Post by Yara Bassil on Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:30 pm

hello John,
the first link you sent is not working, i hope that "G" sent the right one Shocked

i shared the video below on the class's facebook group but i guess no one really cares about irregular verbs because there were no ractions, and i was wondering if you would do that in class one day  Twisted Evil


naah i'm kidding... i just thought it would be fun to share

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Post by Admin on Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:34 am

Yara Bassil wrote:hello John,
the first link you sent is not working, i hope that "G" sent the right one Shocked

i shared the video below on the class's facebook group but i guess no one really cares about irregular verbs because there were no ractions, and i was wondering if you would do that in class one day  Twisted Evil


naah i'm kidding... i just thought it would be fun to share

The first one worked went she sent it to me - perhaps it has been removed - it's not working for me now either.

In your video I think the teacher is probably fun (but even more egocentric than me!) and gets good results from making his classes interesting I must admit that I found the rap song as boring as irregular verbs and would be surprised if it actually produced results for a "normal" class.

I never teach irregular verbs, I give a list but believe the only way to really learn vocabulary is through use - reading it/hearing it in context and then using it.

Good find though.
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Re: Interesting or not?

Post by Yara Bassil on Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:37 am

Exactly, reading is very important.
And i'm gyessing i am the only one liking irregular verbs lol. I just find them challenging.... like memorizimg the world capitals.

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Re: Interesting or not?

Post by Admin on Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:47 am

I'm sure that you are the ONLY one. Suspect
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Re: Interesting or not?

Post by Alex Lasserre on Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:03 am

You definitely are the only one Yara Smile
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Re: Interesting or not?

Post by Yara Bassil on Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:07 am

Oh come on, irregular verbs are fun! And challenging... :/

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Re: Interesting or not?

Post by Alex Lasserre on Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:28 am

No, irregular verbs are not funny and a pain in the ass for every french student Razz
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Re: Interesting or not?

Post by Yara Bassil on Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:41 am

Ok Alex, message received.. i'll start giving private lessons about irregular verbs... since you guys NEED THEM

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Re: Interesting or not?

Post by Admin on Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:42 am

mayotte problem

Just read this article and wondered if French people are aware of it.
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Re: Interesting or not?

Post by Admin on Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:42 am

Yara Bassil wrote:Ok Alex, message received.. i'll start giving private lessons about irregular verbs... since you guys NEED THEM

You could make a lot of money!
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Re: Interesting or not?

Post by Alex Lasserre on Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:10 am

Admin wrote:
Yara Bassil wrote:Ok Alex, message received.. i'll start giving private lessons about irregular verbs... since you guys NEED THEM

You could make a lot of money!

Sorry to disagree John, but I don't think any of us would want to pay to have irregular verbs lessons What a Face

And regarding Mayotte's problem, I haven't heard of it before...


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Re: Interesting or not?

Post by Yara Bassil on Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:12 am

We'll remind each other before the exams Wink

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Re: Interesting or not?

Post by Admin on Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:23 am

Alex Lasserre wrote:
Admin wrote:
Yara Bassil wrote:Ok Alex, message received.. i'll start giving private lessons about irregular verbs... since you guys NEED THEM

You could make a lot of money!

Sorry to disagree John, but I don't think any of us would want to pay to have irregular verbs lessons What a Face

And regarding Mayotte's problem, I haven't heard of it before...

Laughing

Jordan has already booked lessons.
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Re: Interesting or not?

Post by Yara Bassil on Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:32 am

I'm lost with this double quotes thingy... and by the way mr. John, Alex and I are in class... apparently not very focused.

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Post by Yara Bassil on Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:36 am

I'm lost with this double quotes thingy... and by the way mr. John, Alex and I are in class... apparently not very focused.

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Re: Interesting or not?

Post by Alex Lasserre on Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:39 am

It's just because we're sad that there isn't english class today Sad
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Re: Interesting or not?

Post by Yara Bassil on Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:42 am

Alex Lasserre wrote:It's just because we're sad that there isn't english class today Sad

true, we miss Mr. John... and his class!

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Re: Interesting or not?

Post by Admin on Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:43 am

Yara Bassil wrote:I'm lost with this double quotes thingy... and by the way mr. John, Alex and I are in class... apparently not very focused.

That's worrying.

p.s. I'm in class too - but at least my group are doing a video comprehension test Embarassed
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Re: Interesting or not?

Post by Admin on Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:48 am

Alex Lasserre wrote:It's just because we're sad that there isn't english class today Sad

Don't worry, soon you can have a video test too.
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Re: Interesting or not?

Post by Admin on Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:48 am

Yara Bassil wrote:
Alex Lasserre wrote:It's just because we're sad that there isn't english class today Sad

true, we miss Mr. John... and his class!

You can just call me John.

I'm having problems with the multi-quote too.
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Re: Interesting or not?

Post by Manon Lopez on Sun Nov 29, 2015 7:21 pm

I just realize that Yara want to learn irregular verb, I think the more important is to know to use the correct forms, because I can learn my lesson by heart but my first problem is that: I don’t understand when use « ed » « ing » « had/has », and when I was younger I learned irregular verbs, but my level never improve because I never understood when use them… scratch

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Britain's most multi-national road

Post by Admin on Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:25 pm

I first left home when I was 18 years old and moved to an area called the West End of Leicester. I bought my first house in this area when I was 21. The main road 20m from my house has just been named the most multi-national road in Britain. I always loved it because you could get "milk" at 11 am at night and chips (or kebabs) at 3am in the morning:


Narborough Road Leicester

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Re: Interesting or not?

Post by Admin on Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:42 am

pink tax

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