Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Friends Theme Song

Friends Theme Song
I’LL BE THERE FOR YOU by the Rembrandts


"I'll Be There for You" is a song recorded by the American duo The Rembrandts. It is best known as the theme song to the American sitcom Friends, which premiered in September 1994 and ended in May 2004. The song was also released as the first single from the group's third studio album LP, reaching the top 10 in Australia, New Zealand, and Norway, as well as in Ireland and the United Kingdom in both 1995 and 1997. In Canada, the song reached number one for five weeks and was the highest-selling single of 1995, while in the United States, the song reached number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart for eight weeks. Source: Wikipedia


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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Irregular Plurals

IRREGULAR PLURALS IN ENGLISH

Irregular plural nouns are nouns that do not become plural by adding -s or -es, as most nouns in the English language do. You’re probably familiar with many of these already. For example, the plural form of man is men, not mans. The plural form of woman is women, not womans. There are hundreds of irregular plural nouns, and in truth, you must memorize them through reading and speaking. 


There are, however, some common patterns to look out for.

THE MOST COMMON IRREGULAR PLURALS

NOUNS ENDING IN -F AND -FE

To make a plural of a word ending in -f, change the f to a v and add es.
If a word ends in -fe, change the f to a v and add an s.

Singular (-f, -fe)
Plural (-ves)
knife
knives
life
lives
wife
wives
calf
calves
leaf
leaves

Exceptions: roofs and proofs (among others).

NOUNS ENDING IN -O

Plurals of words ending in -o are usually made by adding -es.

Singular (-o)
Plural (-oes)
potato
potatoes
tomato
tomatoes
hero
heroes
torpedo
torpedoes
veto
vetoes

Exceptions: Some words ending in -o that are borrowed from other languages take only an s to make a plural, such as pianos, cantos, photos, and zeros.

NOUNS THAT CHANGE VOWELS

Many English words become plural by changing their vowels, such as oo to ee or an to en.

Singular
Plural (vowel change)
foot
feet
tooth
teeth
goose
geese
man
men
woman
women

IRREGULAR NOUNS THAT CHANGE SUBSTANTIALLY

For a variety of historical reasons, some words change in spelling substantially when made plural.

Singular
Plural
mouse
mice
die
dice
ox
oxen
child
children
person
people
penny
pence (in British usage)

Irregular Nouns That Do Not Change When Made Plural

Some English nouns are identical in both the singular and the plural forms. Many of these are names for animals.

Singular/ Plural (no change)
sheep
fish
deer
moose
swine
buffalo
shrimp
trout

Aircraft, watercraft, hovercraft, and spacecraft are all the same whether singular or plural.

PLURALS OF LATIN AND GREEK WORDS

There are certain words we use on a regular basis, especially in mathematical and scientific contexts, that are borrowed from Latin or Greek. Many of these words keep their Latin or Greek plurals in math and science settings.

Nouns Ending in -us
To make a word ending in -us plural, change -us to -i.

Singular (-us)
Plural (-i)
focus
foci (also focuses)
radius
radii (also radiuses)
fungus
fungi
nucleus
nuclei
cactus
cacti
alumnus
alumni
octopus
octopi (or octopuses)
hippopotamus
hippopotami (or hippopotamuses)

Irregular Formation of Nouns Ending in -is
Nouns with an -is ending can be made plural by changing -is to -es.

Singular (-is)
Plural (-es)
axis
axes
analysis
analyses
crisis
crises
thesis
theses

Irregular Formation of Nouns Ending in -on
 
These Greek words change their -on ending to -a.

Singular (-on)
Plural (-a)
phenomenon
phenomena
criterion
criteria

Irregular Formation of Nouns Ending in -um
Words ending in -um get rid of their -um and replace it with -a to form a plural. The plurals of some of these words are far better known than their singular counterparts.

Singular (-um)
Plural (-a)
datum
data
memorandum
memoranda
bacterium
bacteria
stratum
strata
curriculum
curricula (also curriculums)

Irregular Formation of Nouns Ending in -ix
Nouns ending in -ix are changed to -ices in formal settings, but sometimes -xes is perfectly acceptable.

Singular (-ix)
Plural (-ces, -xes)
index
indices (or indexes)
appendix
appendices (or appendixes, in a medical context)
vortex
vortices (or vortexes)

These rules for irregular plural nouns must simply be memorized, although it is helpful to understand the patterns first in order to master them. 



Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Avengers Endgame English Activity

Avengers Endgame


Although the Avengers Endgame trailer does not reveal a ton of new footage, it does contain a lot of compelling dialogue. What's cool about all of the new quotes are that they seem to be revealing a few potential plot points. We think that Marvel is going to keep things completely on the down low from here on out. So, it is safe to assume that the trailer's dialogue is our best shot at figuring out what's going on in the movie. Check out in the ESL Activity the list to see the trailer's best quotes and what they mean! #endgame #Avengers

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH WITH STRANGER THINGS

STRANGER THINGS

IMPROVE YOUR ENGLSIH SKILLS WATCHING YOUR FAVORITE SERIE


10 English activities with answers.
Study English while watching your favorite serie.
Real everyday situations.



Sunday, February 24, 2019

The Rookie - PILOT

THE ROOKIE S01 E01

“PILOT”

TIMING: 05:02 – 06:21

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John Nolan is a forty year old man who, after witnessing a bank robbery in his small town, packs up his entire life to move to Los Angeles and becomes a cop. His assignment to the force is met with skepticism from his fellow officers, particularly his watch commander, Sergeant Wade Gray, and his training officer Talia Bishop. Nolan's first few days as a cop are marked by a domestic dispute that quickly escalates out of hand (during which Nolan witnesses his first death), an unbalanced father who leaves his child in a locked car on a hot day, and an escaped felon who quickly tests Nolan in ways he never expected. Also joining Nolan as rookie officers are Jackson West, son of a high ranking LAPD officer and eager to live up to the legacy, and Lucy Chen, who became a cop against the wishes of her therapist parents and is carrying on a secret affair with Nolan despite the risk it poses to her career. Gray informs Nolan that he will do everything in his power to discourage him from continuing to serve, as he fears that Nolan's inexperience and age will endanger the lives of his officers.

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Gotham - UNDER THE KNIFE

GOTHAM – S01.E20

“UNDER THE KNIFE”

TIMING: 00:35 – 02:43

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Bruce and Selina continue their investigation in Wayne Enterprises. 
Accompanied by Barbara, they attend Wayne Enterprises' Charity Ball. 
While Bruce distracts Sid Bunderslaw, the director of Physical Operations, Selina steals Bunderslaw's keys to make a copy. 
Cobblepot is forced to have dinner with Maroni and his mother Gertrude. 
While talking, Maroni reveals to Gertrude that his son has killed many people. 
Cobblepot swears to kill him.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Morning Glory - Movie

MOVIE
“MORNING GLORY”
TIMING: 09:50 TO 12:20

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Morning Glory is a 2010 American comedy film directed by Roger Michell and written by Aline Brosh McKenna. It stars Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton, with Patrick Wilson, John Pankow and Jeff Goldblum. The plot revolves around young and devoted morning television producer Becky Fuller , who is hired as an executive producer on the long-running morning show DayBreak, at a once-prominent but currently failing station in New York City. Eager to keep the show on air, she recruits a former news journalist and anchor  who disapproves of co-hosting a show that does not deal with real news stories.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

THE SIMPSONS - Past Simple x Past Continuous

THE SIMPSONS- S08.E10

The Springfield Files

Past Simple x Past Continuous EXERCISE 

FOR INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED STUDENTS

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"The Springfield Files" originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on January 12, 1997. In the episode, Homer believes he has discovered an alien in Springfield. Leonard Nimoy guest stars as himself and David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson guest star as agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, their characters on The X-Files. The episode serves as a crossover with The X-Files and features numerous references to the series. The story came from former showrunners Al Jean and Mike Reiss, who returned to produce this episode while under contract with The Walt Disney Company. It received mostly positive reviews from critics; Jean and Reiss won an Annie Award for producing it.

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Big Bang Theory - Second Conditional

BIG BANG THEORY 

SECOND CONDITIONAL EXERCISE 
FOR UPPER INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED STUDENTS




ANSWERS

Scene 1: Well, if that was a movie, I would go see it

Scene 2: Would it be totally weird if I used it?

Scene 3: If you had your own game character, we could hang out, maybe go on a quest.

Scene 4: If I were to ask Leslie Winkle out, it would be just be for dinner.

Scene 5: If you were a robot and I knew and you didn’t, would you want me to tell you?

Scene 6: If I ever did perfect a time machine, I would just go into the past and give it to myself.

Scene 7: If you just apologized to Gablehauser, he would just give you your job back.

Scene 8: If he were any bigger, he’d have moons orbiting him.

Scene 9: If all guys were like me, the human race couldn’t survive.

Scene 10: If I could afford the rent, I’d ask you to leave.

Scene 11: …who wouldn’t recognize true genius if it were standing in front of them giving a speech.

Scene 12: It would be so much easier if I were a violent sociopath

Scene 13: if cats could sing… they’d hate it too