Friday, May 29, 2009

Sing-along Trafalgar Square

13,500 people sang Hey Jude together in Trafalgar Square.

Now it's your turn!!!

Hey Jude, don't make it bad
Take a sad song and make it better
Remember to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better
Hey Jude, don't be afraid
You were made to go out and get her
The minute you let her under your skin
Then you begin to make it better
And anytime you feel the pain
Hey Jude, refrain
Don't carry the world upon your shoulders
For well you know that it's a fool
Who plays it cool
By making his world a little colder
Hey Jude, don't let me down
You have found her, now go and get her
Remember to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better
So let it out and let it in
Hey Jude, begin
You're waiting for someone to perform with
And don't you know that it's just you
Hey Jude, you'll do
The movement you need is on your shoulder
Hey Jude, don't make it bad
Take a sad song and make it better
Remember to let her under your skin
Then you'll begin to make it better.

and remember ... don't make it bad.. Keep on shining Love and Peace and Keep on Sharing...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

How To Make Homework Less Work

This is a short video on how to make homework less work. It will give you some tips on how to study.

To read a transcript of the video go to How to make Homework Less Work

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Mother's Day!

Mother, mom, mommy... How do you call your mom?

According to Wikipedia: The modern Mother's Day holiday was created by Anna Jarvis as a day for each family to honor their mother, and it's now celebrated on various days in many places around the world. It is celebrated in the United States and in Venezuela each year on the second Sunday of May.

These are some short poems dedicated to all the moms' in their Day!

M - O - T - H - E - R

"M" is for the million things she gave me,

"O" means only that she's growing old,

"T" is for the tears she shed to save me,

"H" is for her heart of purest gold;

"E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining,

"R" means right, and right she'll always be,

Put them all together, they spell


A word that means the world to me.

Howard Johnson (c. 1915)

"We only have One Mom, One Mommy,
One Mother in this World, One life.
Don't wait for the Tomorrow's
to tell Mom, you love her"
"To the world you might just be one person,
but to one person you might just be the world."


Things o tell your mom....

Your arms were always open when I needed a hug. Your heart understood when I needed a friend. Your gentle eyes were stern when I needed a lesson. Your strength and love has guided me and gave me wings to fly. - Sarah Malin

Now, go to our EFL University and upload a photo of you and your mom... Write why you think she's the greatest mom in the world...

And keep on shining Love and Peace!


Image by Roberto F.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Walls Talking

Do you like Graffiti? We have been invited by Sasha Sirk, a wonderful EFL teacher from Slovenia, to participate in a wonderful project. This is the description and how to participate:

Listen to the Walls Talking
: A Graffiti Project

The idea is to 'listen' to the graffiti talk around us (on our walls, doors, desks, chairs, floors, T-shirts, schoolbags, etc.), and to record and share interesting finds.

Collecting graffiti from our walls, desks chairs and sharing them could provide us with a picturesque collection of expressions of wisdom/boredom/enthusiasm/dissatisfaction etc. from different places. This could perhaps be revealing in quite unexpected ways and could provide us with many interesting possibilities for further interpretations, explorations and manipulations.

This project was started by Saša Sirk who then discovered Carla had been thinking along the same lines months earlier. The project is open to anyone interested, and will run for as long as there is interest. Anyone is invited to join in (individuals, teachers, classes, students...) and/or help spread the word. The project wiki is here.


Joining the Project
So... are there any graffiti out there around you that you like, messages that you perhaps find meaningful or simply want to share? Do you have a cellphone with a camera or a camera to take the photo? Want to join in?

Here's how:

1. Take a photo of your graffitti,

2. Record the following graffiti info

  • Posted by: (your name)
  • Graffitti message: (write out the message as seen)
  • Date: (e.g. March 09),
  • Place: (e.g. street wall)
  • Town: (e.g.Nova Gorica)
  • Country: (e.g. Slovenia)
  • Translation in English (if applicable) and/or comment why you find the message meaningful/worth sharing

3. Upload your photos and related information here or send it to the Walls Talking Flickr group and have a look at what others have contributed here or in the Flickr group. The simple to use form for uploading graffiti photos was added to the project site, because we wanted everybody to be able to join in, also wall stalkers who are not flickr users. The collected photos by non-flickr users are then added (licensed, tagged and credited) to flickr photo stream and in the Walls Talking Flickr group.

Here you can see that we already have three photos of T-shirts participating in the project.

So, get your cameras and participate with your favorite graffiti!

Also join, our EFL University for Walls Talking Group....

Friday, May 1, 2009

Swine Flu .... or Influenza A (H1N1) ...learn the words

As the death toll from swine flu also called Influenza A (H1N1) escalates and the global threat level is raised, eyewitness and Guardian Weekly reader Rosalinda Pearson describes how people in Mexico are coping with the outbreak. Swine flu is a mixture of pig, avian and human virus, and spreads between humans in the same way as normal flu. The World Health Organisation, as at 28 April, says a pandemic is not inevitable but has urged countries to strengthen their preparations for the arrival and spread of swine flu within their borders.

The idea is to stay at home and keep your distance from anyone. No hugging, no kissing, no handshaking and definitely no sneezing –

This is an article we took from the Guardian Weekly- on the Global network

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