Category: english

World Cup Fever: it’s coming home (with subtit…

World Cup Fever: it’s coming home (with subtitles /
captions)

Football song but the Lightning Seeds and Baddiel and
Skinner in 1996.

Three Lions on a Shirt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJqimlFcJsM

30 years of hurt = 1966 – 1996 (30 years) – 52 years now!

The three lions = the England football team

That tackle by Moore = Bobby Moore

When Lineker scored = Gary Lineker

Bobby belting the ball = Bobby Charlton

World Cup Fever: vocabulary for World Cup st…

World Cup Fever: vocabulary for World Cup stages

via: http://www.learnbritishenglish.co.uk/

Chris explains the first verse of ’God S…

Chris explains the first verse of ’God Save the Queen’.

God Save the Queen’ (standard version)
Performed at Harry and Meghan’s wedding: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNZR2RFA2zM

God save our gracious Queen!
Long live our noble Queen!
God save the Queen!
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us:
God save the Queen!

Modern English Grammar: ‘this’ and…

Modern English Grammar: ‘this’ and ‘that’ (with captions)

https://youtu.be/2-tD-cAZtUs

World Cup idioms:

World Cup idioms:

http://www.learnbritishenglish.co.uk/learn-british-english-free-world-cup-idioms-visual/

Heatwave in the UK!

Heatwave in the UK!

“Tunnel of Love” by Dire StraitsGe…

“Tunnel of Love” by Dire Straits
Getting crazy on the waltzers but it’s the life that I choose
Sing about the six blade sing about the switchback and a torture tattoo
And I been riding on a ghost train where the cars they scream and slam
And I don’t know where I’ll be tonight but I’d always tell you where I am

In a screaming ring of faces I seen her standing in the light
She had a ticket for the races just like me she was a victim of the night
I put my hand upon the lever said let it rock and let it roll
I had the one arm bandit fever there was an arrow through my heart and my soul

And the big wheel keep on turning neon burning up above
And I’m just high on the world
Come on and take a low ride with me girl
On the tunnel of love yeah love

It’s just the danger when you’re riding at your own risk
She said you are the perfect stranger she said baby let’s keep it like this
It’s just a cakewalk twisting baby step right up and say
Hey mister give me two give me two ‘cause any two can play

And the big wheel keep on turning neon burning up above
And I’m just high on the world
Come on and take a low ride with me girl
On the tunnel of love yeah love

Well it’s been money for muscle another whirligig
Money for muscle another girl I dig
Another hustle just to make it big
And rock away rock away

And girl it looks so pretty to me just like it always did
Like the Spanish city to me when we were kids
Oh girl it looks so pretty to me just like it always did
Like the Spanish city to me when we were kids

She took off a silver locket she said remember me by this
She put her hand in my pocket I got a keepsake and a kiss
And in the roar of dust and diesel I stood and watched her walk away
I could have caught up with her easy enough but something must have made me stay

And the big wheel keep on turning neon burning up above
And I’m just high on the world
Come on and take a low ride with me girl
On the tunnel of love yeah love love love love
On the tunnel of love yeah love

And now I’m searching through these carousels and the carnival arcades
Searching everywhere from steeplechase to palisades
In any shooting gallery where promises are made
To rock away rock away from Cullercoats and Whitley bay out to rock away

And girl it looks so pretty to me like it always did
Like the Spanish city to me when we were kids
Girl it looks so pretty to me like it always did
Like the Spanish city to me when we were kids

Chris reads Phonemic Poem 6 on the /ʤ/ sound…

Chris reads Phonemic Poem 6 on the /ʤ/ sound.

The jury budged the jokey judge. 

Jolly Julie made us fudge. 

Jest and joke; jump to your ledge. 

Juicy dew drenches the hedge. 

Gentle legends due to age; 

dubious duties induce rage. 

Jumping genies jive unhinged. 

Duly produce this poem you’ve binged.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftP66THfIuA

Phonemic Poem 5:  /ɜ:/

Phonemic Poem 5: 

/ɜ:/

Have you heard about this word?
Murderous workers cursed and stirred.
‘Air’ or ‘are’? Er…it’s reverted
to it’s worst, yet not perverted.
Girl, bird, world; hurt is her.
British food is burnt and ugh!

https://youtu.be/j8bXdOxVpQ0

In the UK this month so far we’ve had …

In the UK this month so far we’ve had some cold days and (now) some hot days:

http://www.learnbritishenglish.co.uk/