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miércoles, 30 de diciembre de 2009

ENGLISH SONG: SILENT NIGHT

SILENT NIGHT
The origin of the Christmas carol we know as Silent Night was a poem that was written in 1816 by an Austrian priest called Joseph Mohr. On Christmas Eve in 1818 in the small alpine village called Oberndorf it is reputed that the organ at St. Nicholas Church had broken. Joseph Mohr gave the poem of Silent Night (Stille Nacht) to his friend Franz Xavier Gruber and the melody for Silent Night was composed with this in mind. The music to Silent Night was therefore intended for a guitar and the simple score was finished in time for Midnight Mass. Silent Night is the most famous Christmas carol of all time!







Silent night, holy night

All is calm, all is bright

Round yon Virgin Mother and Child



Holy Infant so tender and mild


Sleep in heavenly peace


Sleep in heavenly peace











Silent night, holy night!


Shepherds quake at the sight





Glories stream from heaven afar


Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!








Christ, the Saviour is born


Christ, the Saviour is born




lunes, 28 de diciembre de 2009

CHOCOLATE BROWNIE

How To Make Chocolate Brownies
Chocolate Brownies Recipe. The Art of Hospitality School specializes in making food with kids - that's healthy and fun to cook. This is Chef Sally Kuhrt's delicious chocolate Brownies Recipe



Step 1: You will need…
250 g caster sugar
180 g plain chocolate drops
180 g soft butter
110 g plain flour
1 vanilla extract
3 eggs
some butter for greasing
150 g walnuts
baking parchment
baking tin
oven gloves
heatproof bowl
small saucepan
wooden spoon
large mixing bowl
teaspoon
tablespoon
spatula
whisk
sharp knife
pallet knife

Step 2: Prepare
Grease the side of the tin by rubbing with a kitchen towel dipped in a little soft butter. Line with a square of baking parchment. Turn on the oven, and set it to 160 degrees Celsius, or 320 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 3: Chocolate & Butter Fill the saucepan with a little water, and sit a heat proof bowl on top. The bottom of the bowl should not touch the water, and definitely not the bottom of the saucepan. Remove some of the water if this is the case. Cut the butter up into small pieces. Place them in the bowl and add the chocolate.

Step 4: Heat Put the saucepan over a low heat. Make sure the saucepan handle is facing away from you, so you don't knock it. The chocolate and butter will gently melt over about 10 minutes. Don't be tempted to stir! This will solidify the chocolate, and you won't be able to melt it again after that.

Step 5: Cool
When completely melted, stir gently with a wooden spoon. Turn off the heat, remove the bowl from the pan and leave it to cool.

Step 6: Eggs, Sugar, Vanilla Put the 3 eggs, 250 grams of sugar, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract into a large bowl. Whisk together

Step 7: Add chocolate
Fold in the cooled chocolate mixture

Step 8: Add remaining ingredients Now add 110 grams of plain flour. Use a method called cutting and folding to mix it, moving the spoon in a figure of 8. This helps to keep the mixture light and airy. If you would like, add 150g chopped walnuts, again using the cutting and folding action.

Step 9: Bake
Put the mixture in a tin and smooth the top over evenly. Bake at 160 degrees Celsius for 20 to 30 minutes. If you can, set a timer to make sure they don't over cook. Check after 20 minutes. The chocolate brownies should still be soft but not springy.

Step 10: Cool Remove the chocolate brownies from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for at least 30 minutes.

Step 11: Serve the chocolate brownies
Cut into squares with a sharp knife. Lift the baking parchment from the tin, and use a pallet knife to transfer the chocolate brownies to a serving plate.

ENGLISH BREAKFAST

How To Make A Traditional Full English Breakfast
Traditional Full English Breakfast Recipe. Gail and Jill, of the Blacksmith's Café in Hastings, guide us through the ritual of making the perfect fried breakfast. Savour our Traditional Full English Breakfast recipe.




Step 1: You will need
2 sausages
100 g mushrooms
2 Rashers bacon
2 eggs
150 g baked beans
vegetable oil
ketchup or brown sauce
1 knife
1 chopping board
1 wooden stirring spoon
1 spatula
1 small saucepan 2 frying pans

Step 2: Sausages
We start with our sausages. Quality is crucial here - go for ones with a high percentage of pork and natural ingredients.Place them in a frying pan with preheated vegetable oil.
They'll take the longest to cook of all our ingredients, around 12 minutes, with regular turning required. They make a lovely, reassuring sizzle as they fry.

Step 3: Mushrooms
Wash and slice the mushrooms. Add them to some preheated vegetable oil in a separate frying pan, then stir and toss them on a gentle heat for about 5 minutes.After that, consign them to a warm plate until the rest of the fry-up is finished, which won't be long now. Because things are really starting to hot up.

Step 4: Bacon
Bacon next; when the sausages have been frying for 8 minutes, add the rashers to the same pan and turn them every minute or two.

Step 5: Baked beans
As soon as your bacon's under way, the baked beans go on the stove. They require a gentle heat and plenty of stirring. Now it's a total juggling act!

Step 6: Eggs
While you keep an eye on all that sizzling and bubbling, replenish the other frying pan with oil and put it on a medium heat in readiness for the eggs. Keep turning the bacon and stirring the beans; then crack one egg... and two, into the empty frying pan. Transfer it to the hottest plate on the stove if necessary - keep stirring those beans! And we're nearly done.
The final touch is to get your spatula and splash hot oil over the eggs until the yolks go opaque. This is a sure sign that they're cooked properly. And when they're done, the whole meal is done.

Step 7: Serve
Add it all to the plate with the mushrooms on and get ready for the Full English experience. Try a little tomato ketchup or brown sauce for the finishing touch to the perfect fried breakfast.

REAL ENGLISH LISTENIG

Here you have links to real conversation about football, running, life in winter, family and favourite music with listening exercises.

Nana talks about how children devote their lives to soccer.

Pernais talks about Usain Bolt and running in Jamaica.

Aiste and Christophe talks about winter in their countries.

Adrienne talks about the different personalities in her family

Listen to six people talk about their preferences in music.

martes, 22 de diciembre de 2009

ENGLISH SONG: DAVID BOWIE- SPACE ODDITY

David Bowie, cuyo verdadero nombre es David Robert Jones, nació el 8 de enero de 1947 en Brixton, Inglaterra. A los trece años aprendió a tocar el saxofón y comenzó a tocar en pequeños grupos de rock, influenciado por el jazz. Su carrera se ha caracterizado por las transformaciones y la experimentación, por sus cambios de estilo y de look y por utilizar cualquier medio que tuviera a su alcance para desarrollar su actividad creativa: desde la música hasta el teatro, el cine o la pintura
Primeros éxitos
Su primer gran éxito llegó en 1969 con una canción de folk pop orquestado en la que narra la historia de un astronauta perdido en el espacio llamado Major Tom y a la que tituló Space Oddity en honor a la película 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001: Odisea del Espacio). Este tema abriría y daría nombre a su segundo L.P.(long play), en el que se aproximaba a la música psicodélica, corriente dominante en ese momento. Fue su primer disco producido por Tony Visconti y también contó con la participación de Rick Wakeman, teclista del grupo Yes.
SPACE ODDITY - LYRIC
Ground Control to Major Tom
Ground Control to Major Tom
Take your protein pills
and put your helmet on
Ground Control to Major Tom
Commencing countdown, engines on
Check ignition and may God's love be with you
(spoken) Ten, Nine, Eight, Seven, Six, Five, Four, Three, Two, One, Liftoff
This is Ground Control to Major Tom
You've really made the grade
And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear
Now it's time to leave the capsule if you dare
"This is Major Tom to Ground Control
I'm stepping through the door
And I'm floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today”
For here Am I sitting in a tin can
Far above the world Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do
Though I'm past one hundred thousand miles
I'm feeling very still
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go
Tell my wife I love her very much she knows
Ground Control to Major Tom
Your circuit's dead, there's something wrong
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you....
"Here am I floating round my tin can
Far above the Moon Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do."





















Ground Control to Major Tom
Ground Control to Major Tom
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on

Ground Control to Major Tom
Commencing countdown, engines on
Check ignition and may God's love be with you

(spoken)
Ten, Nine, Eight, Seven, Six, Five, Four, Three, Two, One, Liftoff

This is Ground Control to Major Tom
You've really made the grade
And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear
Now it's time to leave the capsule if you dare

"This is Major Tom to Ground Control
I'm stepping through the door
And I'm floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today”

For here
Am I sitting in a tin can
Far above the world
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do

Though I'm past one hundred thousand miles
I'm feeling very still
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go
Tell my wife I love her very much she knows

Ground Control to Major Tom
Your circuit's dead, there's something wrong
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you....

"Here am I floating round my tin can
Far above the Moon
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do."



ENGLISH SONG: YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE

SONG: YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE
Artists: Gerry & The Pacemakers





When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark.

At the end of the storm
There's a golden sky
And the sweet silver
Song of a lark.

Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
Though your dreams
Be tossed and blown.

Walk on
Walk on

With hope in your hearts
I And you'll never walk alone
You'll never walk alone.

Walk on
Walk on
With hope in your hearts
I And you'll never walk alone
You'll never walk alone
You'll never walk alone






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