Saturday, February 27, 2010

Last News: Chile Earthquakes & Tsunami Warning - Terremoto en Chile y Alerta de Tsunami

Magnitude 8.8 - OFFSHORE MAULE, CHILE
Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 06:34:14 UTC
Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 03:34:14 AM at epicenter

Eartquake Hazards Information: English here / Spanish here / Tsunami Warning here

Seismic Monitor on this blog here

Streaming TV CNN
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Streaming TV Chile
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Live Chat Chile



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This is a public information from USA NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's

Friday, February 26, 2010

Learn English on Internet for free

Some good websites to learn English language online without paying anything in return:

www.talkenglish.com Focuses solely on speaking English, you will learn how to say something that will be used in daily conversation. English lessons about travel, business, interviews and most common phrases listen into the real life conversation.

www.usalearns.org is a free Web site funded by the U.S. Department of Education to support immigrants who want to learn or improve their English skills as they become part of American society. Designed as an online tool for learning English outside of a classroom, the site offers contextualized practice activities in listening, reading, writing, speaking and life skills necessary for success at work and in the community. Click a course to help you improve your listening, reading, writing, and speaking.

esl-lounge Student     www.esl-lounge.com The first thing you should do on this site is to complete the level test. A comprehensive guide to English grammar, divided into four levels: Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate and Advanced.

www.ompersonal.com.ar is the free English megaportal preferred by Hispanic speakers with 13 free courses with final exam and certification. From children, beginners, basic to advanced level, including TOEFL and FIRST TEST CERTIFICATE.

Learners need a computer with:
• Mouse to click and scroll
• Keyboard to write letters, punctuation, backspace, shift key, space bar
• Up-to-date Web browser with the Flash plug-in to navigate the web
• Fast broadband Internet connection (384 Kpbs or faster)
• Sound card
• Speakers or headphones
• Use of microphone is optional

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

English Speak lessons, phrases and words

Englishspeak.com is a free and award winning new system for learning to speak English. The program contains lessons that give special attention to English pronunciation and everyday language. With over 100 lessons, Englishspeak.com provides a large amount of audio content. Users have access to two different speeds of playback for each item.

Website (All content is free):
Learn English

List of lessons:
English Lessons

Sample Lesson:
English Lesson 35 - At the restaurant.

To hear a sentence pronounced, click the sound icon in the audio column.

To hear a word pronounced, place the cursor over a word.

To see the meaning of a word, click on the word.

Choose your language: English - Bahasa Indonesia - Bengali - Burmese - Chin - Deutsch - Español - Français - हिन्दी - Portugues - Pусский - ไทย - Tiếng Việt
and more...

Monday, February 22, 2010

WAR by the Father of the USA Constitution

James Madison was the fourth (1809–1817) President of the United States. He is traditionally regarded as the Father of the United States Constitution.

Letters and Other Writings of James Madison:

"Of all the enemies to public liberty WAR is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. WAR is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In WAR, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended; its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force, of the people. The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of WAR, and in the degeneracy of manners and of morals engendered by both. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual WARFARE."

"Perhaps it is a universal truth that the loss of Liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or imagined from abroad."

"If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy."




Racism help to the dehumanization of the enemy

Why to be against the WAR
FAQ here
.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Little women - Mujercitas

Little women by Louisa May Alcott

Mujercitas escrito por Louisa May Alcott

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Fun Energy Kids

Energy Kids — a Fun Place to Play and Learn

The U.S. Energy Information Administration's website, Energy Kids features more than 100 pages of fun educational content for kids, parents, and teachers.

Energy Kids Web Banner


Kids can learn about energy and challenge their brains with energy Sudoku, crossword puzzles, word searches, and the new "Energy Sliders" game. Teachers can submit energy lesson plans, share their expertise and get chosen as contributor of the month. The site also features energy-related stories, hands-on activities, and research articles for the classroom.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Conversations in Spain & USA

Free English Club

The Learning English Video Project blog

Conversations in Spain with subtitles:



Free teaching materials, provided by EnglishClub.com:
Classroom Worksheet (.pdf)
Teacher's Notes (.pdf)

Tales from America with subtitles:



Free teaching materials, provided by EnglishClub.com:
Classroom Worksheet (.pdf)
Teacher's Notes (.pdf)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

European Colonization of North America

A lesson based on the early American history.

INSTRUCTIONS:
1) Watch the video.
2) Answer the Questions below.
3) See how you did.
4) Read the Transcript.
5) Check your listening comprehension.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Winter Olympic Games - Vancouver 2010

The 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games events to be held in Vancouver include curling, figure skating, ice hockey, sledge hockey, short-track speed skating and wheelchair curling.
Speed skating will take place in Richmond, while the snowboard and freestyle skiing events will be hosted at Cypress Mountain in the District of West Vancouver. The Olympic Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies, as well as the Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony, will be staged indoors at BC Place in Vancouver city centre.

www.vancouver2010.com



Monday, February 15, 2010

Search for English Abbreviations

To search for English Abbreviations:



LOL = Lots Of Lols!!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine Date Makeover

Today we need a great Valentine date makeover.




At the end of a long day, the simple and true touch of love beats ANY fairy tale about romance.


Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

El Libro de la Selva escrito por Rudyard Kipling

Friday, February 12, 2010

Classic Comic Peanuts

Peanuts is often regarded as one of the most influential and well-written comic strips of all time, ironically based on the theme of "the great American unsuccess story", since the main character, Charlie Brown. Do you remember Snoopy?



Thursday, February 11, 2010

Learner's Dictionaries

More multilingual dictionaries to learn English from ECTACO, Merriam-Webster's, etc.

ECTACO Electronic Dictionary Language: Direction:
Into English
From English
Word:

Multilingual
Dictionary



to













All my other dictionaries here.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Friend Bridge


I'm on your side
When times get rough
And friends just can't be found
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down


Videos tu.tv


Lyrics | Simon And Garfunkel lyrics - Bridge Over Troubled Water lyrics

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Daily Humor

Daily Humor by Giglish.com

The latest quotes and jokes from the monologues of the late night shows by Jay Leno, David Letterman, Conan O'Brien etc.

Late night show monologues are the best source for new, fresh and intelligent humor, with the top comedians putting a funny twist on current topics.

Monday, February 8, 2010

ABCD English Alphabet

A New World of Educational Innovation Awaits You

Glogster EDU is your original educational resource for innovative and interactive learning. Most importantly Glogster EDU is FUN for teachers and learners alike!
EDU Basic it's free!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Romeo y Julieta escrito por William Shakespeare

Saturday, February 6, 2010

H2O Karaoke

H2O: Just add water.
Do you believe in mermaids?

H2O: Sirenas del Mar.
¿Crees en las sirenas?




Friday, February 5, 2010

Breaking News English Lessons

ESL Discussions.com
English Conversation Questions from Sean Banville's Blog

* There are currently 650 discussion topics to choose from.
* Use for ESL lessons, speaking practice, debate clubs, lesson add-ons, and more.
* Students can form discussion groups for independent speaking practice.
* The speaking activities are on everyday themes and more controversial issues.
* Each conversation lesson has ready-to-print Word and PDF downloads.
* There are now 13,000 conversation questions here - That's a lot of discussion!



Famous People Lessons.com - ESL / EFL lessons using biographies and profiles of famous people. Free Word and PDF downloads plus MP3 listening.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Learning Professional English

LearnEnglish Professionals - LEP can help you reach your professional aspirations by developing your English skills and helping you prepare for English language exams.

SPECIALIST ENGLISH PRACTICE
This section of LearnEnglish Professionals offers practice in English for Specific Purposes or Professions:
ENGLISH FOR ENGINEERS
ENGLISH FOR FINANCE
ENGLISH FOR JOURNALISTS
LEGAL ENGLISH
ENGLISH FOR MEDICINE
ENGLISH FOR TOURISM
TRANSLATING AND INTERPRETING
TEACHING ENGLISH
WEB DESIGN

TEST YOUR ENGLISH LEVEL now!

Remember to use the Cambridge Online Dictionary
Double click on any word to see its definition.

Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The translation business

The On-going Evolution of the Localization and Translation Business



Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Distracted by Everything

In Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier, FRONTLINE presents an in-depth exploration of what it means to be human in a 21st-century digital world.





Monday, February 1, 2010

BBC Learning English

With the BBC Learning English Widget, you can bring current content directly to your website's viewers. It is an easy way to provide useful content for free.


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