Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Funny videos to learn

Sometimes you can learn thanks to videos you could think that are funny but useless... for example, do you know the videos of "Pulcino pio"? There is a version in each language! So through that catchy tune you can learn about onomatopeias and animals...

Here, in English! ("The little chick cheep")

Here, in French (Ici, en français, "Le poussin piou")

So, while singing... you learn a lot!!!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Word clouds (

Last Friday I showed you in class the webpage It is very easy to use to make word clouds, but I have to say that it is not so good to copypaste the html code it provides... as I have done so, and the result is not very good, as you can see.

Wordle: Untitled

But if you want a better picture, you can capture it with the "Recortes" tool, or pressing the "ImprPant" key in your keyboard. I have used the "Recortes" one. The result is a lot better, as you can see below.

Try it, if you feel like doing a cloud of words!

La pluie

En géneral, les gens n'aiment pas les jours pluvieux. Cependant je ne suit pas la tendance, car j'adore la pluie et les jours pluvieux. Surtout si, comme aujourd'hui, je ne dois sortir de chez moi. Alors, j'aime bien me préparer un bon café et alors, je m'étends sur le canapé avec un livre et une couverture... et j'adore passer le temps comme ça, en écoutant la pluie qui frappe les fenêtres...

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

"Dragon Baby" and "Fight for kisses"

Hello! I have just seen this funny video called "Dragon Baby" and I want you to see it!

It has reminded me of another video with a baby. In this case, it is a cartoon movie, but I think that Wilkinson really had a very good idea :)

What do you think of these videos?

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Sia - Breathe me

Do you know Sia? I am sure you do, even you don't know her as she is, you have listened to some of her songs. I discovered her some years ago, with this song. It is so special!

It is the song that ends a TV series that I am very keen on. It is called "Six feet under", and it talks about a family who work in a funeral home (where people gather when someone dies, and celebrate a funeral). It is a very different series, and I recommend it to everyone. There are very hard situations, but I learned a lot from life and death, and about feelings.

But I wanted to show you this song, "Breathe me", by Sia. It is a very moving song, for me. It talks about a person who has had a very tough day and has fallen again. Any of us know about these days when everything seems to go wrong... and how we need the support of a friend, their being-by-your-side in the worst moments... so this is what Sia is talking about, that feeling of needing a friend next to you.

A real friend!!!

Monday, November 5, 2012

What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger

There are people who get upset when they get bad results... it's not my case. Well, I am not happy when something goes wrong... but instead of blaming others for MY mistakes, I always look for the possible solutions or possible ways to improve that bad situation.

Pessimistic thoughts are only good to bring bad things... whereas optimistic thoughts give you energy and strength.

If you are sad, worried, disappointed... well, let the feelings go, feel them, but learn from that bad situation. We are humans! We cannot know everything... we are always learning.

We have to keep the good things, even in the worst situations...

So... it is a good quote: "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger!"

And here you are, a Kelly Clarkson's good song... it says the same I am trying to explain. This is an optimistic song, about a broken relationship... but looking at how strong I am, even when you think I am weak.

What do YOU think?