martedì 19 febbraio 2013

Set Fire to the Rain: learn the past simple pronunciation!

Sabato scorso la nostra nuova activity SING ENGLISH ha riscosso molto successo! Perchè?
Abbiamo studiato la pronuncia del past simple dei verbi regolari. E cosa ci sarà di eccezionale? Guardate un po' qui...
Dopo aver ascoltato la canzone ed aver inserito i verbi giusti nelle LYRICS
Adele Set Fire to the rain
Complete with the verbs in the past and listen to the song:
I [1] ______(to let) it fall, my heart
And as it [2] _______(to fall), you [3] ______ (to rise) to
claim it
It [4] _______ (to be) dark and I [5] ______ (to be) over
Until you [6] ______(to kiss) my lips and you [7] ______(to save)me
My hands, they [8] ______ (to be) strong
But my knees [9] ______ (to be) far too weak
To stand in your arms
Without falling to your feet
But there's a side, to you, that I never [10] ______(to know), never [11] ______ (to know)
All the things you'd say, they were never true, never true
And the games you'd play, you would always win, always win
But I [12] ______ (to set) fire to the rain
[13] ______ (to watch) it pour as I [14]______ (to touch) your face
Well, it [15] ______ (to burn) while I [16] ______ (to cry)
'Cause I [17] ______ (to hear) it screaming out your name, your name!
When I lay, with you
I [18] _______(can) stay there, close my eyes
Feel you here forever
You and me together, nothing is better!
I set fire to the rain
And I [19] _______(to throw) us into the flames
Well, it [20] _______ (to feel) something died
Cause I knew that that was the last time, the last time!
Sometimes I wake up by the door
That heart you [21] _______ (to catch) must be waiting for ya…
Even now when we're already over
I can't help myself from looking for ya
I set fire to the rain
Watched it pour as I touched your face
Well, it burned while I cried
'Cause I [22] _______ (to hear) it screaming out your name, your name!
I set fire to the rain
And I threw us into the flames
Well, it felt something [23] _______(to die),
'Cause I knew that that was the last time, the last time!
Oh oh oh oh oh…
Let it burn…

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mercoledì 13 febbraio 2013

Le dimissioni del Papa nella stampa internazionale

La decisione del Papa di dimettersi ha suscitato scalpore in tutto il mondo. Nei seguenti link troverai articoli della stampa estera.

1) El Papa renuncia para limpiar el Vaticano (EL PAÍS)

2) When are you too old to keep working? (THE GUARDIAN)
In questo articolo non si parla delle dimissioni del Papa, ma a quale età sarebbe idoneo smettere di lavorare.

3)Benoît XVI : huit années d'un pontificat controversé(LE MONDE)
Una galleria fotografica degli otto anni di pontificato di Benedetto XVI.

martedì 12 febbraio 2013

Pancake day (Shrove Tuesday)

Hi there! Today is Pancake day, also called Shrove Tuesday.
Let's have a look to this cultural event together!

The long build up to Easter (Pasqua) is called Lent (Quaresima). The day before Lent begins is called Shrove Tuesday. 'Shrove' means being forgiven for your sins. It happens on a different date each year depending on when Easter is. This year Shrove Tuesday is today 12 February, 2013.

But why do we call this day Pancake day?
Long ago this was a day for feasting and having a good time. People would go to church to confess the bad things they had done and would be 'shriven' or forgiven before the start of Lent. Since rich foods such as eggs were forbidden during Lent, one way of using them up would be to make pancakes.

The Pancake race
 Legend has it that way back in 1445 a housewife from Buckinghamshire was making pancakes when she heard the church bells ringing. In her rush to get to church, she ran out the house still holding her frying pan! Thus the pancake race was born...
 One of the most famous pancake races is held in Olney, Buckinghamshire. The race has been held for hundreds of years. Competitors need to be women over 18 years of age who must wear a skirt, an apron and head covering. They have to toss their pancake on the start line and again at the finish to prove they haven't lost it.
The Pancake race

 Are you good at cooking? Follow this link for making delicious pancakes!