"An attempt to integrate the teaching of the English language & ICT, using MUSIC as a mere pretext."

Sunday, May 27, 2012


Do you know this lady ?
Her name is Loreen

She is a singer representing Sweden and
 the WINNER of the
Eurovision Song Contest 2012
celebrated in Baku (Azerbaijan)
with the song "Euphoria".

This is the video-clip of her song:

Do you like t?

Have a look at the lyrics of the song...


Why, why can’t this moment last forevermore?
Tonight, tonight eternity’s an open door…
No, don’t ever stop doing the things you do.
Don’t go, in every breath I take I’m breathing you…

Forever, ’till the end of time
From now on, only you and I
We’re going up-up-up-up-up-up-up
An everlasting piece of art
A beating love within my heart
We’re going up-up-up-up-up-up-up

We are here, we’re all alone in our own Universe,
We are free, where everything’s allowed and love comes first,
Forever and ever together, we sail into infinity,
We’re higher and higher and higher, we’re reaching for divinity.

Forever, ’till the end of time
From now on, only you and I
We’re going up-up-up-up-up-up-up
An everlasting piece of art
A beating love within my heart
We’re going up-up-up-up-up-up-up

Forever we sail into infinity,
We’re higher, we’re reaching for divinity…

Euphoria, euphoria
We’re going up-up-up-up-up-up-up
An everlasting piece of art
A beating love within my heart
We’re going up-up-up-up-up-up-up
Euphoria, euphoria
We’re going up-up-up-up-up-up-up


Look for the Antonyms of the following words that appear in the lyrics of the song "Euphoria":

beginning, start
sadness, depression
momentary, transitory
exterior, outside

* You can use this dictionary

Never is too late...
Never is too late to learn a language...
... and to do many other things... !
Have a look at the 6 grandmothers
representing Russia at the 2012
 Eurovision Song Contest.
(They sing the Chorus in English).

Do you know that ...
 they were Second at the Final??
Yes!! ... funny but true !!
 They got the second position
behind Loreen (from Sweden).
Watch their "funny" (?) video ...

: D

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Summer's Last Dance

To Donna

                              Donna Summer

                                   Donna Summer is an American singer-songwriter
                                   who died a few days ago (May 17th, 2012) in Florida.

                                   She was considered "The Queen of Disco"
                                   and was really famous during the late 1970's.

                                   I'm a 70's baby ang grew up with her songs.
                                   I particularly remember...
                                   her "Last Dance"...

                                                                                               ... A really nice voice.

 Let's pay tribute to Donna Summer with her 
"Last Dance" (1978)

Last dance / Last chance for love / Yes, it's my last chance / For romance tonight /
I need you by me / Beside me, to guide me / To hold me, to scold me /
'Cause when I'm bad / I'm so bad.

So let's dance the last dance / let's dance the last dance / 
let's dance this last dance tonight /

Yeah, will you be my Mr Right / Can you fill my appetite / I can't be sure / 
That you're the one for me / But all that I ask / is that you dance with me / 
Dance with me, yeah.

(Rest In Peace)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

An example to follow

                        Nick Vujicic 

We (You & Me) often complain about small silly things.
We (You & Me) are NOT stupid, 
but We (You & Me) Sometimes complain about stupid things.
We (You & Me) usually complain about little things that 
- to tell you the truth- are NOT important at all.

Next time, before starting complaining,
... PLEASE ...
think about Nick Vujicic ...
just for a second...

Nicholas James Vujicic (born 4 December 1982) is an Australian motivational speaker born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterized by the absence of all four limbs. As a child, he struggled mentally and emotionally, as well as physically, but eventually came to terms with his disability and, at the age of seventeen, started his own non-profit organization, "Life Without Limbs".

Probably, ( I'm sure ),
something will change on your mind 
after watching the following video song
"Something More", sang by Nick Vujicic ...

* Now Listen to the song "Something More"
 and Order the lines from the Chorus
(from 1'38'' to 2'05'')

                    (...) I see it in the stars, I feel it on the shore
                    (...) Than what we're living for
                    (...) I don't wanna waste another day, or night
                    (...) I don't wanna die
                    (...) I know there's something more
                    (...) I know there's something more
                    (...) I know there's something
                                                                                     You can check your answers here .

By the way...
Don't you think that  Nick Vujicic is simply  
an example to follow for all of us in our everyday life?

So, just to finish,
Remember a couple of things...

"Don't worry about stupid things in life".


Despite difficulties...
Whatever you do, 
no matter how hard it may be, 
"Don't give up the ship!"

Sunday, May 6, 2012



Appearances aren't reality.
 In other words...
Appearances do not always equal reality.

Remember the English Idiom:
"Appearances can be deceiving"
("Las apariencias engañan"- in Spanish).

In my opinion,
People can look different from the way they really are...


Let me show this to you with an example...

Try the following experiment:

Have a look at this photograph...

Do you know this girl ?

Her name is Lindsey Stirling,
She is 25 years old
and she is American.

But ...

What is her job?

Guess her profession:
 (Tick the profession you think she works at from the list.)

I think she is a ...
* If you have selected the last option (= SINGER), 
I'm afraid you are NOT RIGHT.
Sorry..., but she is NOT a SINGER.

Altough she is related to MUSIC, 




She is a great female Musician,
an Artist and a Composer
who plays the violin

In fact,
Today she is considered one of the best Hip Hop Violinist of the world.

According to Wikipedia, 
"Lindsey Stirling is famous for her flexibility with her violin, 
performing music from country to hip hop."
(You can read more here )

YES ... She plays the violin
... but in a different way.

Can you play a musical instrument and dance at the same time?
Have you ever seen a violinist playing the violin and dancing simultaneously?

She is Incredible! 
She plays the violin with passion.
She is a very talented violinist and adds her own style to violin music.


If you think (like some of my students) that Violin Music is ...

Watch the following video 
and look up (or check ) the Antonyms of the 4 previous adjectives !!
I hope you like it!

We all know that
everybody has a different taste of music.
You may like or dislike the violin.
But I'm sure about one thing...

You will agree that
She has a unique style of playing the violin:
Because she can combine the 2 things she loves:

Playing th violin
Dancing that type of music.

To tell you the truth...
 I like her!
And I don't like only what she does but also how she thinks.
Because -in my opinion- both are interconnected.

According to her own words...
"Through my unique style of playing, 
I want to prove that you don't have to conform to be accepted".

The important thing is the philosophy
of being yourself and being unique.
In other words,
The greatest value comes from
loving yourself for who you are.

To illustrate this idea, let's consider the following video
as an excellent example of her performance as a unique artist...

Watch it !
Enjoy it !

                                                                               Do you like the "Shadows" ?

Just to finish,
A Final Thought:
"Don't judge people / things (or music),
before you really get to know them."

Remember the English Idiom...
"Appearances can be deceiving"
("Las apariencias engañan"- in Spanish).


You can learn all about Lindsey Stirling on her WEBSITE
and you can also even keep up with her through her YouTube Channel 
or her  Facebook page.