English through Films: You Brought Two Too Many

Once Upon a Time in the West is an epic Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone. It stars Henry Fonda, who in this film is cast against type, that is to say, he is the villain and not the… Continue reading →

How do you pronounce “eleven”?

How do you pronounce “eleven”? You know how difficult it is to write in English without making any mistakes. It’s also hard to pronounce words in the right way. Just have a look on this short video and please…

English through films: In my long life, I have experienced many ends…

Note: This is a rewrite of an older post originally published on 2 February 2016. Forever is an American fantasy crime drama television series that aired on ABC as part of the 2014–15 fall television season. Created by Matt Miller,… Continue reading →

What else can an egg-slicer cut?

An egg-slicer can slice eggs of course, but what else can you cut with it? Here is a video with some ideas…

Watch the Most Important Moments of 2016

I want to suggest this video from time.com which you can watch four minutes of the most memorable moments of this year. Bad or good, these are the most important events of 2016. Here is a summary of what I could get… Continue reading →

Live Commentary for Thursday 8 December 2016

This is the Live Commentary for Thursday December the 8th, 2016. Today is the 343rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 23 days left until the end of the year… On this day in 1660, A… Continue reading →

Under the (grey) skies of Paris…

Talking about Paris’s often grey skies, air pollution and Edith Piaf…

The man and the dog…

No comment… Just watch the video.

Water & Fire

A couple of weeks ago, I went for a ‘very’ leisurely walk with some friends in Âb-o-Âtaš Park. We strolled a bit, a tiny little bit, and then decided to stop at a food and drinks stall and help ourselves… Continue reading →

“Less” or “fewer”?

Another interesting video from Macmillan Education, the company behind Macmillan Dictionary. Here again we have Scott Thornbury discussing the controversial issue of When to use “less” and when to use “fewer”…

The art of the gag

The art of the gag… the skill of creating a funny trick, something that tricks people, amazes them and makes them laugh… There was no one better at it than him. There are some film-makers who are so influential that… Continue reading →

Is the word ‘data’ singular or plural?

An interesting video from Macmillan Education, the company behind Macmillan Dictionary. Scott Thornbury discusses whether it is correct to say “the data is” or “the data” are…

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