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News . . .

•→Commenting-on-the-news/⇐[speaking]

•→http://www.englishpage.com/readingroom.html⇐

 

World news for students of English in three levels ⇑ Dead easy!

One-minute World News ⇓

¤ Special English

A simple form of the English language, used by a public radio station called Voice of America, run by […]

English accents – British accents

♦ American comedian Elon Gold ↓ …on English accents

You know, the problem that here in America, when it comes to the English, we mistake accents with intelligent; right? We think they’re smart, because no matter what they’re talking about, they sound quite intelligent.

It doen’t really matter; they […]

Advertising & Commercials

¤ A slide_share presentation: ↓ History of Advertising

Φ The Language of Advertising . . . → [01] ← / → [02] ← / → [03] ←

•→38-examples-of-great-visual-pun-in-advertising/⇐

•→TV COMMERCIALS from the 1960s⇐

TASK … [click on INTERMEDIATE] ⇒

[…]

The Middle East

↓ This Land Is Mine [from Nina Paley]

◊→ Israel_Birth Of A Nation ⇐

The 1948 Arab–Israeli War, known to Israelis as the War of Independence (Hebrew: מלחמת העצמאות or מלחמת הקוממיות‎, Milkhemet Ha’atzma’ut or Milkhemet Hakomemmiyut or Hebrew: מלחמת השחרור‎, Milkhemet Hashikhrur literally “war of liberation”) — was fought between […]

A U S T R A L I A

¤ Ethnocide in the Outback

An animated history of Australia, from European discovery to modern days; funny, slapstick humour, with a little satire thrown in ↓

◊ Australian Aboriginal Genocide ↓ [info from Australian government sources]

◊ Aboriginal History ↓ From the Dreamtime to the arrival of the British…till now.

American First Nations

⇐indians.org/nativewire-american-indian-videos

¤ →Oral tradition – storytelling⇐

Θ A collection of Native American folktales and traditional stories: indexed tribe by tribe to make them easier to locate ↓

•→www.native-languages.org/legends⇐

Θ Links to several stories of Native American Indian Lore from several Tribes across Turtle Island ↓

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A m e r i c a

•→ http://projectbritain.com/americanbritish.html←

British English ↔ American English↔

Hello! – Hullo!

♦ John Green kicks off Crash Course US History ↓

⇓ Michael Moore‘s Black History

· · · A […]

Canucks

Well, good evening ladies and gentlemen. My name is Jim Carrey ↑ and how are you this evening? Alrightly then. I grew up in Canada… Is there anybody here from Canada? Now I used to get really upset when I told people where I came from down in Los Angeles, […]

Ireland = Eire + Ulster

A tourist walks into a Dublin pub looking for directions and encounters Ding Dong Denny O’Reilly at the bar. Ding Dong insists on telling him the “real” history of Ireland over a number of pints. From the Normans to the Famine to 1916 and the sex shops of O’Connell Street, […]

Wales

•→ Visions of Wales ←• “We have for you tonight a fine young comic who’s been nominated for just every new comedy award going, but it hasn’t been easy for him because he’s come up against lots of prejudice and discrimination to get where he is today. Yes, folks, he’s Welsh. Please go absolutely mad […]

Bonnie Scotland

If you’re travelling to Scotland it may be worth learning some of these words. They are heard everywhere, and most of them have been included in the corpus of modern English vocabulary.

←Wauk yer wits

•→wikihow.com/Understand-Scottish-Slang←

↓ Caa canny!

◊ Scottish Independence 2014 The Reckoning ↓ [original […]

Good for a laugh

∞ Cheech & Chong, aka. ‘Los Cochinos’, come across some poop and check it out ⇒

LOOK – PICK UP – FEEL – SMELL – TASTE – STEP . . .

. . . DOGSHIT? ⇒

♣ An Irish joke ↓ ‘ cocksucker!’

Dylan Moran’s Irish […]

Magic & Technology

A magician and illusionist for the 21st century, Marco Tempest blends cutting-edge technology with the flair and showmanship of Houdini. ♦ A MAGICAL TALE WITH AUGMENTED REALITY ↓

Marco Tempest spins a beautiful story of what magic is, how it entertains us and how it highlights our humanity – all while working extraordinary illusions with […]

The Living Edens

Brazilian-born Sebastiao Salgado, who shoots only using Kodak film, is known for his incredibly long-term projects, which require extensive travel and extreme lifestyle changes. Workers took seven years to complete and contained images of manual laborers from 26 countries, while Migrations took six years in 43 different […]

Jameos del Agua [Lanzarote]

Superb performance of Eno’s atmospheric friends in 1989 at Lanzarote magic venue: a volcanic tunnel lodging a natural lake originated by filtration through the rock which lies below sea-level ↓

• Michael Brook ← • Harold Budd ← • Laraaji ←

. . . Roger […]

Vintage TV

∇ Fawlty Towers

Basil (the owner of the small hotel in Devon which gave name to the TV series) has communication problems with Manuel (his mistreated employee from Barcelona) ↓

Fawlty Towers is a British sitcom produced by BBC Television and first broadcast on BBC2 in 1975 and 1979. Twelve episodes were made […]

Female Charm

∇ The Art of Movement & Sound ↓

– Amina Alaoui: Fado Al-Mu’tamid

feat… ↑ José Luis Montón: flamenco guitar + Eduardo Miranda: mandolin

♥ Silent film actresses ↓ [Chopin Nocturne Opus 9 No. 2 in E Flat Major]

– […]

Andy Warhol

¤ Synopsis of biography below . . .

Born Andrew Warhola on August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Andy Warhol’s parents were Slovakian immigrants, living in one of Pittsburgh’s Eastern European ethnic enclaves.

At the age of 8, Warhol contracted Chorea—also known as St. Vitus’s Dance—a rare and sometimes fatal […]

Street Art

♦ Keith Haring ↓ (1958-1990)

⇓ An American Visual Artist and Social Activist

◊ Keith Haring’s quotes ↓

“The public needs art, and it is the responsibility of a ’self-proclaimed artist’ to realize the public needs art, and not to make bourgeois art for the few and ignore the masses. […]

Vikings

•→http://www.history.com/shows/vikings←

The TV series, written and created by Michael Hirst for the television channel History, is set at the beginning of the Viking Age, marked by the Lindisfarne raid in 793.

The first season portrays Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) as a young Viking warrior who longs to discover civilizations […]