środa, 8 lipca 2015

Leon Bridges 'Lisa Sawyer' (adjectives and adverbs)

It's like Sam Cooke has risen from the dead. It really pisses me off when somebody is so talented and younger than me.

Listen to the song twice and complete the gaps with the adjectives and adverbs.

niedziela, 5 lipca 2015

Favourite movie speeches #1 - 'Heart of Glass' (1976) - Open cloze exercise (B1+/Exam)

Exercise 1
Complete the gaps with the correct word.

A rocky island far out 1. ____ the sea, and a second, smaller island. They lie on the far edge of the inhabited world. 2. ____ one island, for centuries, some forgotten men have lived. And because they live on the far edge 3.____ the inhabited world word has not reached them that the Earth is round. They 4. ____ retained the belief that the Earth is flat and that the ocean far beyond ends in a yawning abyss. I see a man on top of 5. ____ rock. For years he stood alone, looking out over the sea day after day, always in the same place, He is the first 6. ____  to doubt.

piątek, 3 lipca 2015

czwartek, 2 lipca 2015

'I always get angry when I'm furious' - Bernard Black: the best hater on TV since Basil Fawlty

I like Dylan Moran. He verbalises my thoughts about the condition of the world perfectly. They all rattle in my brain too, but unfortunately, for the lack of any expressive oratory abillities, I can never quite put them the way I want. He does. In this grouchy, pesimistic, tired, deeply European way that is so close to my heart and which is very often misinterpreted, especially by some generally happy nations, like Americans, as the hatred towards all living things. But coming from intelligent and reasonable people, I've always considered this kind of sarcastic outlook as a rather special talent. It does not hide any heavy machinery behind it, no engine designed specifically to take pleasure in offending  others. It's just what it is on the outside. Taking notice of the ridiculousness and hypocrisies of the world and making it lighter for a moment.

środa, 1 lipca 2015

Lesson #4 (Present Simple + hobbies and daily routines)

Step 1
Find these words i the dictionary:

hometown          prefer          family member           scattered          end up          root for         team

'Hi, my name is George, I'm unemployed and I live with my parents' - best Seinfeld quotes ever

I usually end my day with a short episode of something. I got into the habit so deep that never mind if I go to bed at 9pm or 3am these twenty minutes are a must. Lately, I've been working pretty hard and apparently, to unwind after a stressful day, the respectable oldies goldies do the best trick, with Seinfeld being on the top of that list. The last time I had a chance to catch a glimpse of an episode was maybe five years ago, and let me tell you - apart from the clothes and the hairdos, it does not get old. Here are some of my favourite words of wisdom:

1.'You know, I think we really need to be in front of a television set. You take T.V. out of this relationship, it is *just* torture.'
(George to his mother)

The Waterboys 'November Tale' (Past Simple)

Exercise 1
What do these verbs mean? Which of these verbs are regular and which are irregular? What's the past form of irregular ones? Check in the dictionary. (Co znaczą następujące czasowniki? Które z z nich są regularne, a które nieregularne? Jaka jest przeszła forma tych nieregularnych? Sprawdź w słowniku).

be, agree, blow, find, ask, walk, arrive, say, sleep, can, see, know

Exercise 2
Listen to the song twice and complete the gaps with verbs from exercise 1 in the past form (posłuchaj piosenki dwa razy i uzupełnij luki czasownikami z pierwszego ćwiczenia w przeszłej formie).