Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

THE SILENT E ( by Tom Lehrer)

Practice your spelling  and pronuntiation with this song that English students used to learn at school:

Who can turn a can into a cane?
 Who can turn a pan into a pane?
 It's not too hard to see
 It's Silent E
Who can turn a cub into a cube?
Who can turn a tub into a tube?
It's elementary
For Silent E
He took a pin and turned it into pine
He took a twin and turned him into twine
Who can turn a cap into a cape?
Who can turn a tap into a tape?
A little glob becomes a globe instantly
 If you just add Silent E
He turned a dam - Alikazam! - into a dame
But my friend Sam stayed just the same.
Who can turn a man into a mane?
Who can turn a van into a vane?
A little hug becomes huge instantly
Don't add W, don't add X, and don't add Y or Z,
Just add Silent E.

Sunday, May 9, 2010


On the 9th of May 1950, Robert Schuman presented his proposal on the creation of an organised Europe, indispensable to the maintenance of peaceful relations.
This proposal, known as the "Schuman declaration", is considered to be the beginning of the creation of what is now the European Union.

Today, the 9th of May has become a European symbol (Europe Day) which, along with the flag, the anthem, the motto and the single currency (the euro), identifies the political entity of the European Union.
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Friday, May 7, 2010


In Learn English with MISTERDUNCAN you can find many videos available on the internet that can help you to practice your English, whatever your level is.
I hope you find this site useful and  help you to improve your learning of the language, in fact the teacher  has a touch of humour which makes watching the lessons something very enjoyable.