Sunday, December 13, 2009

About the activity with your songs.

It's been wonderful and interesting to see your songs! Good work! But I have to comment you a couple of things:

Remember you have to work on the meaning of the song, first, understanding everything, and then, adding a glossary to help the rest of studenst in the task of understanding. In your glossary you can also explain about colloquial expressions, such as what "kinda" stands for. You know you can use the on-line dictionaries on my links, and please... give the English definition, not the translation!

Once everyone has his/her own blog and song, you have to add your partners, visit them, listen to their songs, and comment on them. Try to understand not only the literal meaning of the words, but also the real meaning of the song: what is it talking about?

I hope an encouraging debate will raise!

Saturday, December 5, 2009


Here you have two short interviews to people talking about cities they have visited, and whether they are expensive or not.

Interview 1

Interview 2

And... some more songs dealing with money. Enjoy them!

Pink Floyd, Money.

The Beatles, Can't Buy Me Love.

Madonna, Material Girl.

Dire Straits, Money for Nothing.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Pink Floyd, Another Brick in the Wall.

Pink Floyd, Another Brick in the Wall (part 2)

Spoken: When we grew up and went to school, there were certain teachers who would hurt the children anyway they could
by pouring (1) their derision(2) upon anything we did
exposing any weakness however carefully hidden by the kids.

Out in the middle of nowhere they were home at night
their fat and psychopathic wives
Would thrash(3) them within inches(4) of their lives!

We don't need no education,
We don’t need no thought control,
No dark sarcasm in the classroom,
Teachers leave them kids alone!
Hey! Teacher! Leave them kids alone!
All in all it's just another brick in the wall...
All in all you're just another brick in the wall...

(A bunch of kids singing) We don't need no education
We don’t need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers leave them kids alone
Hey! Teacher! Leave us kids alone!
All in all it's just another brick in the wall.
All in all you're just another brick in the wall.

Spoken: Wrong, Guess again!
Wrong, Guess again!
If you don't eat yer(5) meat, you can't have any pudding.
How can you have any pudding if you don't eat yer meat?
You! Yes, you behind the bikesheds, stand still laddie!"

1, pouring: supply in large amounts or quantities.
2, derision: contemptuous laughter.
3, trash: criticise (colloquial).
4, inch: a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot.
5, yer: your, Irish accent.

Friday, November 6, 2009


You know new technologies are very important in our world, and, despite sometimes we may feel a bit affraid of them because of being unknown for us, they can help us in many ways.

I intend this blog to be a mean of communication between the group, and also to be used as a supporting material. With my blog and yours, we can interact in a productive and interesting way, having appealing conversations, or adding helpful links, for example.

Let´s see if this new experience works... I hope so!

I expect this blog to be useful and
funny, enjoy it!