Thursday, April 30, 2009

H1N1 Swine Flu - Gripe Porcina

View H1N1 Swine Flu current and future evolution in Google Map.

Click on a map marker to show the legend:

Purple marker is confirmed or probable.

Pink marker is suspect.

Yellow marker is negative.

Fatal cases have no dot into the marker.

27 April 2009 -- The Emergency Committee considered available data on confirmed outbreaks of A/H1N1 swine influenza in the United States of America, Mexico, and Canada. The Committee also considered reports of possible spread to additional countries. On the advice of the Committee, the WHO - World Health Organization Director-General has raised the level of influenza pandemic alert from the current phase 3 to phase 4.

29 April 2009 -- Based on assessment of all available information and following several expert consultations, Dr Margaret Chan, WHO - World Health Organization's Director-General raised the current level of influenza pandemic alert from phase 4 to 5. She stated that all countries should immediately activate their pandemic preparedness plans. At this stage, effective and essential measures include heightened surveillance, early detection and treatment of cases, and infection control in all health facilities.

Phases 1–3 correlate with preparedness, including capacity development and response planning activities, while Phases 4–6 clearly signal the need for response and mitigation efforts.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

English Printable Worksheets

My English Printable Worksheets is a blog of my portuguese follower Vanda Mata.

You can to download and print more than 400 doc files with exercices.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

My bicycle - Mi bicicleta


Bicycle - Visual Dictionary - Copyright © 2005-2009 - All rights reserved.


Bicicleta - El Diccionario Visual - Copyright © 2005-2009 - Todos los derechos reservados.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Garfield of the day

Garfield Today's Comic

Garfield is a lazy, fat, selfish, orange, anthropomorphic tabby cat who enjoys eating (especially lasagna), sleeping, and tormenting his owner Jon and Odie the dog. He considers himself to be more intelligent than humans and other animals.

You can select previous or next day strip with left and right arrow, respectively.

Show the calendar and choose a new day, press Submit Date symbol at the right side of the date.

Best of all, push Random Strip.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

I Dreamed a Dream

Britain's Got Talent - Susan Boyle

This video is only for educational purpose because feelings and emotions influence the process of language learning, and surely we will learn a lot of English watching this very emotional video. Watch in YouTube the video with subtitles in Spanish.

Les Miserables - I Dreamed a Dream

Lyrics | I Dreamed A Dream (Les Miserables) lyrics

Saturday, April 25, 2009

3D Weather Globe

3D globe to spin and explore: weather forecasts, world time clock and day/night cycle for any major city or popular holiday destination. Comes with ~200 cities and you can add your own!

Click at the upper right symbol to use 'edit' setting to set your 'home' city adding it. Also you can select Celsius or Fahrenheit Temperature.

Click any city on the 3D globe to see local time and weather forecast clicking a day.

Drag the globe to rotate it.

Friday, April 24, 2009

I speak many languages

Avatars that speak and can be tailored to our taste and with sound effects as fast, slow, echo and reverb selecting the voice.

Enter Text and will be speak in the Language of your choice:
English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish (Castilian, Mexican, Chilean, Argentine, Latin American), Basque, Catalan, Galician, Valencian and many others.

It's amazing how many different Voices of men and women can be heard:
29 in English
7 in Chinese
13 in French
7 in German
16 in Spanish
and so on.

It's fantastic to hear so many accents in languages from around the world.

Test the Effect of changing the Speed of pronunciation and their Level: Fastest, Faster, Fast, Slow, Slower and Slowest.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

ATTENTION: Push HQ to watch it.

Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 - July 25, 2008) gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium. In his moving presentation, "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams," Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice to students on how to achieve their own career and personal goals. For more, visit

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

We Feel Fine Worldwide

See the current moods of cities around the world as colour-coded pins on a spinning globe. This gadget uses real-time data from, which collects feelings from blogs and websites as they're written. Grab and spin the globe to find a location, then click any city to read its latest feelings.

Slow down CPU consumption in pause mode (see in the lower right corner). You can still move the globe with the mouse, holding down the left button.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Vocabulary - Countries and Nationalities

Vocabulary to learn Countries and Nationalities.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Random Multilanguage Word Of The Day

Random word in Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish.

You can click a speaker icon and hear audio pronunciation of this word in these languages.

Click "Siguiente palabra > >" or "Next" and see the next random word of the day.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

YouTube TV World

Have a break! Watch online Youtube TV channels: Most Viewed, Top Favorites, Top Rated, Recently Added, Most Discussed Videos and My Songs With Subtitles.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Star Trek Yourself

Play this virtual game while practicing your English with Virtual Avatars.

Cheez-It and Paramount have teamed up to promote the Star Trek film. "Trek Yourself" allows you to join the virtual crew of the Enterprise. And, boldly going where no campaign has gone before, users can grab the whole application and post it to their profile, blog, or site.

Character: Choose an identity

Upload Photo: Beam up your photo or Search Online

Add Audio: Prerecorded or Text To Speech!!!

Background: Choose a background scene

Share: by Email, Post to Facebook or Get Embed Code

This is an example of my own created Star Trek avatar.

"I still have a lot to learn - about the business, about music, and about myself. Its exciting."

Quotation of Britney Spears

Create Your Own

Friday, April 17, 2009

The House on the Hill

Read by: Laura Caldwell

Read by: Alan Clare

Read by: Mary Mac

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Test: Physical and personality descriptions

Este test consta de 65 palabras relacionadas con las descripciones físicas y de la personalidad.

En la sección Practicar, estudia la definición y la pronunciación de cada palabra.

Pulsa en "Empiece Practicar" para ver la primera palabra en español y pulsa el altavoz para escucharla en inglés.
Para ver la palabra inglesa pulsa en "Mostrar"

Puedes pasar de página con la mano derecha o izquierda que aparece a los lados.

Si quieres variar el tipo de ejercicio cambia las opciones con el botón de abajo a la izquierda.

El botón de abajo a la derecha cambia a pantalla completa.

He insertado dos flashcards, uno para escuchar la pronunciación en inglés y otro en español.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Universal Translator

Translate any word or sentence from almost any major language in the world is now easier with the Universal Translator.

Type or paste the text in your language, select the language to translate and press Go.

To facilitate the translation between Spanish and English languages, I have inserted two translators, but can be written in many other languages and translate between them. Enjoy it!

It is the best translator I've found so far. Do you agree with me?
If you know any better, please let me know in a comment.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Vístete como tu famosa favorita

Ever dream about dressing like your favorite celebrity? Now you can with Daily Celebrity Fashion and Style sighting and Links to get those same clothing styles at CoutureCandy. Search by Celebrity.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Daily Money Finance

Be smart with your money and plan for the future with Daily Money Finance Tip of the Day.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Song: Hurricane - Bob Dylan

Saturday, April 11, 2009

NY Times Crossword

Friday, April 10, 2009

PLE - Personal Learning Environments

This article discuss the way people communicate and share knowledge and the manner in which people learn to adapt our educational strategies in ways that support personal learning.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Mi profesor americano

Learn English with my Canadian Teacher Steve-Peppy in the Private English Portal.

He likes meeting students from all over the world!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Jokes - Chistes

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Stranger - Orson Welles

The Stranger, one hour and a half of good film from Orson Welles.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Test: Effective Public Speaking Skills

Improve your Presentations with my Effective Public Speaking Skills

Sunday, April 5, 2009

7 Things by Miley Cyrus

In 2008, Miley Ray Cyrus, better known for starring in the television series Hannah Montana, was listed among artists and entertainers as one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in The World.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Daily Cartoon

Para entender las tiras cómicas hace falta, en muchos casos, tener un nivel avanzado y habituarse al "humor inglés", muy diferente del nuestro...

Friday, April 3, 2009

English level test

Find out your English level by realizing this level test. This one contains various questions as well as their answers. Thus, you will get the result of your right answers as well as the faults you made during the self-evaluation. Very practical to know your English level.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Para viajar a los Estados Unidos

Para viajar a los Estados Unidos se debe solicitar el nuevo formulario ESTA - Electronic System for Travel Authorization.

Es interesante conocer las nuevas reglas del Programa de Exención de Visado (VWP) para viajar a los Estados Unidos, siempre que se disponga de un pasaporte individual de lectura mecánica aceptado, ó biométrico electrónico con un chip integrado, y se haya obtenido una autorización de viaje a través del Sistema Electrónico de Autorización de Viaje (ESTA por sus siglas en ingles) antes de embarcar en una compañía aérea o marítima.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Daily Horoscope - Horóscopo Diario

What is Astrology?

Astrology is the ancient system that correlates life on Earth with the ever-changing patterns of the sky. It evolved over centuries as a key element in the development of human civilization. Observing the rising and setting of the star Sirius enabled the Egyptians to develop agriculture, while transits of Mercury and Venus were key market indicators for Babylonian commerce. Monarchs relied on astrology to guide affairs of state, generals to plan battles, physicians to cure the sick and philosophers to weigh the soul. Astrology is humanity's most enduring psychological tool, defining personality and delineating the shifting cycles of individual lives.

What are Horoscopes?

Horoscopes are forecasts for the twelve signs of the zodiac found online, in newspapers and magazines. They are based on the movement of the Sun, Moon and planets in relationship to the fixed positions of the signs, using the astrological principle of aspects, or meaningful angles. Horoscopes can be written for any period of time, but daily, weekly and monthly are the most common. They can also describe general trends or focus on a particular subject such as romance, career or health.

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