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Monday, 1st February, 2010
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1) Video Analysis
2) Podcast / Vidcast
3) News Expressions
4) Song of the Day!
5) HPE English Packs


1) Today's Video Analysis

Strange things happen when you go to the dentist and you are only 8 years old!
Watch the video and answer the questions.


Q1) Where has David been?  ???

   a) To the dentist
   b) To the doctor
   c) To the vet

Q2) What is the first thing David's dad says to him?  ???

   a) Get on your feet
  b) Stay in your seat
   c) Eat your meat

Q3) Where is David?  ???

   a) On the car
   b) In the train
   c) On the plane
   d) In the car
   e) On the bus

Q4) True or False?

   a) David asks: "Is this real life?"  ???
   b) David says: "I have two fingers."
   c) David asks: "Why's this happening to you?"
   d) David says: "I can see everything!"  ???
   e) David screams at the end.

Lots of Vidcasts & Podcasts to help you improve your English!2) Today's Podcast

Listen to the podcast and answer the questions.

Read the text and comment on the
Mega Minute Blog

Blog : Podcast 42 : {Quote~Fact~Fun} 'Mind Over Matter'

Q1) According to the quotation... ???

   a) growing old is a terrible thing
   b) growing old is not very nice
   c) growing old is OK if you accept it
   d) growing old is fantastic

Q2) True or False?

   a) Domestic animals are good for us  ???
   b) Having a good sense of humour can keep you healthy
   c) To feel refreshed, run a marathon  ???

Q3) If you are old, who is the little grey haired lady?  ???

   a) Your wife
   b) Your mother
   c) Your grandmother

3) Today's News Expressions

Pronunciation Practice
"Six of the Best!"
Listen and repeat
weeks of speculation browse the web
touchscreen device downloaded directly
third category hold the whole web

Listen to and read this news story from the internet and answer the questions.


At last... Apple unveil the new iPad

Apple has put an end to weeks of speculation by unveiling its tablet PC, which it has called the iPad.

Steve Jobs, Apple's chief executive unveiled the
touchscreen device at an event in San Francisco.

Mr Jobs described the tablet, which will cost between $499 and $829 in the US, as a
"third category" between smartphones and laptops.

The device, which looks like a large iPhone, can be used to watch films, play games and
browse the web.

The firm has also done a deal with publishers including Penguin, Macmillian and Harper Collins to allow e-books to be
downloaded directly to the device through a new iBook Store.

"You can download right onto your iPad," said Mr Jobs.

He also showed off magazines and newspapers on the device.

The New York Times showed off its app for the iPad, which recreates the look and feel of the newspaper but allows it to have new features, such as video.

He told an audience of journalists, analysts and industry peers that the device lets people "
hold the whole web in your hands".

"What this device does is extraordinary. It is the best browsing experience you have ever had," he said.

Watch a video asking if the Apple iPad can survive the Couch Test and the Beach Test...

Q1) Find expressions from the 'Six of the Best' section which mean...

   a) stored immediately on your device  ???
   b) a lot of recent guessing about something  ???
   c) something between laptops and smartphones  ???
   d) have easy access to the internet  ???
   e) access internet pages  ???
   f) a computer controlled by putting your fingers on the display  ???

Q2) Which features are NOT mentioned in the article?  ???

   a) Seeing movies
   b) Listening to music
   c) Reading newspapers
   d) Playing games
   e) Processing documents
   f) Surfing the internet

Q3) True or False?

   a) The iPad will cost more than $1000  ???
   b) you will be able to read many books on the iPhone  ???
   c) The New York Times has added films to its new iPad version  ???
   d) Steve Jobs thinks the iPad will be great for surfing the web  ???

4) Today's Song

The Power Of Love, by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, was part of a crazy series of Number 1s themed on sex (Relax), war (Two Tribes) and love (The Power Of Love).

Listen to this powerful song and do the exercise below...


  The Power Of Love  (Part 1)  (Part 2)
(by Frankie Goes To Hollywood)

Some words have been taken out of the song!

Listen to the song, and use the pictures to help you understand the words.

(Hint: CLICK on the pictures to see the words!)

(Click on the ??? to see if you're right!)

I'll protect you from the _______
Keep the _______ from your door

Ahh ee ahh ee ahh ee ahh
Feels like fire
I'm so in love with you
Dreams are like _______
They keep bad at bay-bad at bay
Love is the light
Scaring darkness away-yeah

I'm so in love with you
Purge the soul
Make love your goal

The power of love
A force from above
Cleaning my soul
Flame on burn desire
Love with _______
Purge the soul
Make love your goal

I'll protect you from the _______
Keep the _______ from your door
When the _______ are down I'll be around
With my undying, death-defying
Love for you

Envy will hurt itself
Let yourself be beautiful
Sparkling love, _______
And _______ and _______
Love is like an energy
Rushin' in rushin' inside of me


The power of love
A force from above
Cleaning my soul
Flame on burn desire
Love with _______
Purge the soul
Make love your goal


This time we go sublime
Lovers entwine-divine divine
Love is danger, love is pleasure
Love is pure-the only _______


I'm so in love with you
Purge the soul
Make love your goal

The power of love
A force from above
Cleaning my soul
The power of love
A force from above
A sky-scraping _______


Flame on burn desire
Love with _______
Purge the soul
Make love your goal


I'll protect you from the _______
Keep the _______ from your door


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