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This blog is to share with you interesting news and latest information related to the english culture around the world.

Hope we all enjoy it as a small reading room!

Gladys Lesmi Dallas



I would like to share with you an ad which has been watched by over one million people in the UK in only five days!. It is one of those ads that leave you misty-eyed.

Video: John Lewis advert

John Lewis is a popular UK department store, known for high quality goods. It is very popular with the upper middle classes.


This is about what we do not want to happen at school!

The Head of Progress – by Mark Grist

There’s a fight, Sir
By the lockers, Sir
And Aidan’s battered Paul
Daniel’s strangled Jordan
Cos Jordan took his ball
Isaac’s ripped his shirt, Sir
And Michael spat on Sue
She was only trying to stop them
And she’s got it on her shoe!
The lunchtime supervisor left, Sir
She said she couldn’t stay
Jane’s crying in the toilets
And the gerbil got away
Saqib knocked the cage, Sir
The door, it just flipped back
And it ran behind the cupboard
And it’s stuck inside a crack.
We poked it with a stick, Sir
But the powder paint got spilt
It’s all over the carpet
And that castle Connor built
I think you ought to come, Sir
Mildred Miles was sick
And all the boys were yelling
And Martin threw a brick
It nearly hit John Bailey
And he stepped on Sama’s thumb
So shall I say you’re coming?
She wants to call her mum
Shall we get the cleaners
And can I mop the paint?
The new boy’s torn his jacket
And he thinks he’s going to faint.
The other teachers said, Sir
That I should come to you
Cos you’re the Head of Progress
So you’d know what to do,

The English Roses

This is a collection of books about five girls in London and their problems. The girls are jelous of Binah , a new comer, for they believe her live is perfect but everything that giltters is not gold.

I believe that books are still great presents for children. Yesterday, while visiting a nearby bookstore, I came across this lovely collection. Though I knew Madonna had a collection of books for children, I had never come across one of them till yesterday.

I´d highly recommend The English Roses for the illustrations and overall design are both appealing  for girls and adults.

6 comentarios

  • English Dept MyS

    I´m eager to listen to your comments to see this new project grow!!!!
    G Lesmi Dallas

  • Such a pleasure to read the news through the eyes of the English Dept.

    The ad and the poem are definitely so moving! Thanks for sharing both.

  • That John Lewis advert is great! They usually are, I’ve shared some of them with my students (I’m an advertising teacher), you can find them here if you want to show them to your class: http://clasestcd2.wordpress.com/2011/11/11/para-ir-entrando-en-clima/

    I hope you like them!

    Pablo Demarchi

  • Dear Miss Lesmi Dallas:

    Continuo este mensaje en castellano, porque mi inglés tiene sus limitaciones… En primer lugar, quiero felicitarlos por el blog. mientras que en el mundo hay muchas escuelas que usan este recurso para publicar materiales de todo tipo, y particularmente el trabajo de sus alumnos, conozco muy pocas escuelas argentinas que lo hagan.

    Los blogs son herramientas muy útiles, particularmente para educación. Para los alumnos es muy estimulante poder compartir lo que hacen con el mundo, y recibir visitas y comentarios de familiares, docentes y amigos, pero también de otras escuelas, ciudades o países. En este sentido, me tomo el atrevimiento de recomendarle un recurso que conocí hace poco y que puede ser muy útil para aumentar el tráfico al blog y poner en contacto a sus alumnos con estudiantes del resto del mundo. Se llama Quadblogging (probablemente ya lo conozca), y surgió en Inglaterra. El concepto es simple: se forman grupos de cuatro clases que posean blogs, de distintos lugares del país o del mundo; luego, las clases se turnan para visitar y comentar los blogs de los demás miembros de su grupo o “Quad”. De esa manera, todas reciben tráfico y comentarios sobre el trabajo publicado, y establecen lazos con estudiantes de otros lugares. Para inscribirse o buscar más información, se puede visitar http://quadblogging.net .

    Espero que la información les resulte útil, y me disculpo por lo extenso del comentario.

    Saludos cordiales,

    Pablo Demarchi

  • I loved the John Lewis advert! That kid is really cute and the ad has a very nice message.
    I totally support the blog!!!!

  • La verdad es que agradezco muchisimo éste material. Me es muy útil para replicarlo en mis alumnos.

    Aunque soy docente de una escuela muy humilde en Rio Cuarto, con donaciones y voluntarios en éste momento poseemos dos cursos con el material didáctico necesario para dar Ingles.

    Esperemos que nuestro gobierno pronto asuma la responsabilidad de la importancia de las lenguas, cosa de abrir las mentes y liberar nuestros pasos.

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