Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Loads of Online Vocabulary Games for Advanced Learners


Try the homonym quizzes!

The Borgias: The saga of a crime family in 1492 Italy

The Borgias historical drama delves into the lives of the most notorious family dynasty of the Italian Renaissance. Jeremy Irons stars as Borgia family patriarch Rodrigo Borgia who becomes Pope Alexander VI.
 Find episodes here: http://www.tv-links.eu/tv-shows/The-Borgias_25197/

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

David Attenborough's "Life" - will literally blow your mind!

David Attenborough's legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes. The first is an overview the challenges facing life, the others are dedicated to hunting, the deep sea and various major evolutionary groups of creatures: plants, primates and other large sections of other vertebrates and invertebrates.


And for a limited time!!!
Listen to David Attenborough "Life" episodes on BBC Radio

Songsters (available til 19/04/2012)

Bower Birds (available til 20/04/2012)

Peep Show

Award-winning sitcom. David Mitchell and Robert Webb play two dysfunctional flatmates who reveal all their inner thoughts - whether dark, stupid or embarrassing. Or, occasionally, all three...

Mark and Jez are a couple of twenty-something roommates who have nothing in common - except for the fact that their lives are anything but normal. Mayhem ensues as the pair strive to cope with day-to-day life.


Season 1, Episode 1, Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePejwCWPwwg
"YES! I am the Lord of the Bus, said he."

Come Dine with Me (great way to get to know British accents)

A group of five strangers, each an amateur chef, compete to host the best dinner party, each party solely for the competitors and to be held on consecutive evenings. With a set amount of money provided for the party, each host must submit a menu in advance of the week, the menu to consist of at least a starter, a main and a dessert/pudding. At the end of each party, each guest rates the party on a scale of one to ten inclusive. Each guest can use whatever criteria he/she deems important to rate the party, the quality of the food only being one possible factor. At the end of the last party, the host of that party gets the voting results, which he/she reads to the other competitors. The competitor with the highest score wins £1,000. By the end of the last party, each competitor gets to know their fellow competitors a little better. Some may become friends for life, while others wish they had never met.


Any Human Heart: Jim Broadbent, Matthew Macfadyen and Sam Claflin take the lead role in William Boyd's funny, moving and ambitious adaptation of his best-selling novel, exploring one man's tumultuous and unpredictable journey through the 20th century.

A novelist's life ricochets from 1920s Paris to '50s New York and '80s London. Along the way he meets Ernest Hemingway, Ian Fleming and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor - the exiled British king and his mistress Wallis Simpson.