"You talk as if a god had made the Machine.. Men made it, do not forget that. Great men, but men. The Machine is much, but it is not everything. I see something like you in this plate, but I do not see you. I hear something like you through this telephone, but I do not hear you. That is why I want you to come. Pay me a visit, so that we can meet face to face, and talk about the hopes that are in my mind."The machine stops - 1909 - Forster

Thursday, January 28, 2010


We're going to speak about free time activities and likes and dislikes.

First, you click on the link Free Time Activities and on Hobbies and learn as many words as you can. Write them on a sheet of paper, starting from the one you like best and finishing with the one you don't like at all or you never do.

Then watch this presentation. How many words for hobbies, interests and sports can you remember? Write them down on a sheet of paper.

Then listen to this song, click on the words you hear and take note of your score. Let me know what you scored and post it as a comment.

Listen to the song

Finally, prepare a 90-second speech about "My free time: sports and hobbies".
Use expressions such as: I like/don't like, I love, I don't mind, I can't stand, I'm crazy about, I'm interested in, I can/can't, I'm good at, I'm bad at, I'm hopeless at....Use also frequency adverbs.
Practise until you are fluent.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Here is a listening activity for you.
What you have to do is:
1) Listen until you answer correctly
2) Post, as a comment on the blog, the transcript of at least one of the six parts ( don't worry if you don't understand all the words..just try and write what you can catch )
3) What are the new words you've learnt from the listening activity and what do they mean?

Listening task: food ( from eflclassroom )

Saturday, January 2, 2010


This is my first try at Dvolver....