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for Aaron Sorkin fans

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on Sábado, 14 Abril 2012
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Here's the trailer of the new series. Looks good!


 

 

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Ian McEwan

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on Jueves, 12 Abril 2012
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Watch a video here featuring the writer Ian McEwan talking about his son studying one of his novels for A level.

 

 

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Tim Rhys-Evans and Only Boys Aloud

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on Domingo, 08 Abril 2012
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Some fabulous Welsh singing here, with a great explanation of why the choir tradition is so important in Wales.

 

Tags: Culture, Music, Wales
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It's never too late to learn or teach

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on Lunes, 26 Marzo 2012
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Read here about a silver surfer. 

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Bruce Springsteen's speech at SWSX

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on Viernes, 23 Marzo 2012
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The Grapes of Wrath

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on Miércoles, 21 Marzo 2012
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Steinbeck's classic is as relevant today as it ever was.  Check out these links for related reading and video material from the BBC. 


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-14296682

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-14327425

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/9551281.stm


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"Start the Week" Listening practice

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on Miércoles, 14 Marzo 2012
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The excellent "Start the Week" discussion programme from BBC Radio4.  This week the panel talks about writers and families

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The Age of Stupid

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on Martes, 13 Marzo 2012
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Here's Franny Armstrong talking about her film about climate change "The Age of Stupid"


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learning languages

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on Viernes, 24 Febrero 2012
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Watch this video about learning languages.  The more you learn, the easier it gets, apparently

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The Invisible Arab

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on Lunes, 20 Febrero 2012
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Check out this excerpt featured on Al-Jazeera's English site from a new book about the roots of the revolutions in the Middle East. 

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Dickens and India

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on Jueves, 16 Febrero 2012
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Dickens is popular in India - as this short video explains

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Remember this?

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on Miércoles, 15 Febrero 2012
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Ferris Bueller is back.  With an intro & comment in Strine (Australian English) 



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A room for London

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on Miércoles, 08 Febrero 2012
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Here's a podcast from the Guardian featuring the Colombian novelist Juan Gabriel Vásquez who is participating in the "cultural olympics" in London.  He speaks absolutely fantastic English!

Tags: Culture, Books
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Charles Dickens

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on Martes, 07 Febrero 2012
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The wonderful actor Simon Callow talking about Charles Dickens. 

 

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One story, different platforms

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on Martes, 07 Febrero 2012
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A BBC video report on the future of fiction and... what does the American writer Jonathan Franzen think of e-book?

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