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Tuesday, 29 May 2012



What letter is a vegetable?
P. (pea)

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Sunday, 20 May 2012

RIP Robin Gibb


Robin Hugh Gibb, CBE (22 December 1949 – 20 May 2012) was a British singer and songwriter. He was best known as a member of the Bee Gees, co-founded with his fraternal twin brother Maurice and older brother Barry. He had another younger brother,Andy Gibb, who was also a very popular solo singer.
Born in the Isle of Man to English parents, the family later moved to Manchester before settling in Brisbane, Australia. Gibb began his career as part of the family trio and when the group found their first success they returned to the United Kingdom where they achieved worldwide fame. In 2004, the Bee Gees received their CBEs from the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace for their "contribution to music". With record sales estimated in excess of 200 million units, the Bee Gees became one of the most successful pop groups of all time. Music historian Paul Gambaccini described Gibb as "one of the major figures in the history of British music" and "one of the best white soul voices ever".
After a career spanning six decades, Gibb last performed on stage in February 2012 supporting injured British servicemen and women at a charity concert at the London Palladium.On 20 May 2012, Gibb died at the age of 62 from colorectal cancer.


HRH The Princess Royal - Delivers the Olympic Flame - May 2012


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights


Friday, 18 May 2012

«Sing» - official Diamond Jubilee Song



Lyrics
Some words they can’t be spoken only sung
So hear a thousand voices shouting love

There’s a place, there’s a time
In this life when you sing what you are feeling
Find your feet, stand your ground
Don’t you see
Right now the world is listening to what we say

Sing it louder, sing it clearer
Knowing everyone will hear you
Make some noise, find your voice tonight
Sing it stronger, sing together
Make this moment last forever
Old and young
Shouting love tonight

To sing we’ve had a lifetime to wait
And see a thousand faces celebrate

You brought hope, you brought light
Conquered fear, it wasn’t always easy
Stood your ground, kept your faith
Don’t you see
Right now the world is listening to what we say

Sing it louder, sing it clearer
Knowing everyone will hear you
Make some noise, find your voice tonight
Sing it stronger, sing together
Make this moment last forever
Old and young
Shouting love tonight

Some words they can’t be spoken only sung
To hear a thousand voices shouting love
And light and hope

Now sing
Now sing
Now sing
Now sing

Come all and sing
Sing it louder, sing it clearer
Knowing everyone will hear you
Make some noise, find your voice tonight
Sing it stronger, sing together
Make this moment last forever
Old and young
Shouting love tonight



"Sing" is a song written by Gary Barlow and Andrew Lloyd Webber and performed by artists from across the United Kingdom and The Commonwealth to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. It will be released as a single and as part of an Extended Play CD on May 28, 2012 and will be performed as the opening song of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert celebrations on June 4, 2012.
The final version was completed and mastered by the beginning of May 2012 and was given its first United Kingdom radio play today. The final record features more than 200 singers and musicians, including a guest appearance from Prince Harry on the tambourine, as well as The Military Wives Choir conducted by Gareth Malone, well-known musicians such as reggae duo Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare, and ska guitarist Ernest Ranglin.
The video for Sing, the official song of the Diamond Jubilee was performed by the Military Wives with Gareth Malone and musicians from across the Commonwealth including the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Band, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Slum Drummers from Kenya's Kibera slum, African Children's Choir and many more.
Recorded at Abbey Road studios and also on location in Australia, Kenya, Jamaica and the Solomon Islands.

HM Queen Elizabeth II World Sovereign Monarch Lunch at Windsor Castle May 18 2012


Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee

She has been Queen for 60 years, a duty she has carried out with unsurpassed dedication.

Now, as she celebrates her Diamond Jubilee, the Mail tells the story of her remarkable reign - click on the picture below and read it.


Click on the picture below and read "60 amazing facts you never knew about the Queen"




What time is the game? Listen and read the story...


Rapunzel - interactive story with subtitles in English

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Donna Summer - RIP


Legendary singer Donna Summer, whose powerful voice and string of hit songs like "Bad Girls" and "Hot Stuff" provided the soundtrack for the disco era, died today, her family confirmed. She was 63.
"Early this morning, we lost Donna Summer Sudano, a woman of many gifts, the greatest being her faith," family of the singer said in a statement.
"While we grieve her passing, we are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy. Words truly can't express how much we appreciate your prayers and love for our family at this sensitive time."
Often called the Queen of Disco, Summer was born LaDonna Adrian Gaines on Dec. 31, 1948, in Boston. She began singing early in the church choir and by her teens had formed several musical groups.
Disco became as much defined by her sultry, sexual vocals -- her bedroom moans and sighs -- as the relentless, pulsing rhythms of the music itself.
Her first album, "Lady of the Night," arrived in 1974 in Europe, and 1975's "Love to Love You Baby" brought her worldwide fame.
In the 1978 disco film "Thank God it's Friday," her song "Last Dance" won Summer her first Grammy.
Unlike some other stars of disco who faded as the music became less popular, Summer was able to grow beyond it and later segued to a pop-rock sound. She had one of her biggest hits in the 1980s with "She Works Hard For The Money," which became another anthem, this time for women's rights.
She was never comfortable with the "Disco Queen" label. Musically, she began to change in 1979 with "Hot Stuff," which had a tough, rock `n' roll beat. Her diverse sound helped her earn Grammy Awards in the dance, rock, R&B and inspirational categories.
She released her last album, "Crayons," in 2008. She also performed on "American Idol" that year with its top female contestants.
in foxnews






Jubilee biscuits set to sell like hot cakes


TRANSCRIPT
REPORTER: The kitchen at Biscuiteers is heating up. The bakery is expecting a sales boom in Diamond Jubilee biscuits as the U.K. catches royal fever. Co-founder Harriet Hastings has created a range of handmade cookies especially for the celebrations. 

HARRIET HASTINGS: "There's nothing better than a starting point where you sit down and think about a new collection. I mean we create new collections in our business all the time, seasonally and for all events, but obviously to have such a big event as this, this year, is really good." 

REPORTER: Hastings says the royal collections are the most intricate, so they take much longer to produce. And with a kitchen capacity of 30 staff, there's sure to be a lot of overtime. 
HARRIET HASTINGS: "What we're trying to do here is to show that you can have a successful - and a volume business actually - based on very old-fashioned, handmade qualities, which I think you can." 
REPORTER: The Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations take place from June 2nd to 5th - no doubt with plenty of tea and Jubilee biscuits. Tara Cleary, Reuters.





Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Silves



      The town of Silves, in the south of Portugal, Algarve, stands on a fertile valley of orange groves and is dominated by its castle dating mainly from the time of the moors. 
      The Castle towers have spectacular views of the city and the fields that surround it. The origin of the town Silves is prior to the year 1000 BC. The climate is temperate Mediterranean, with hot, dry summers and mild winters. Architectural and monumental heritage of the county, are noteworthy:

- Silves Castle, originally of Arab construction, dating back to the eighth century. Made up of mud walls and thick towers, in the center it has a huge cistern with a vaulted and domed five round arches;

- Misericórdia Church of Silves, a sixteenth century building, reveals its origin in a side door in Manueline style placed above the ground, possibly the original entrance;
- The turret from the gates of the city of Silves, the ancient watchtower of important dimension, which was part of the city walls.
       The municipality of Silves is the second largest county of Algarve county.

Brain of Britain

Sunday, 13 May 2012

"Move Your Body" Music Video with Beyoncé



What Inspires Sarah?

This campaign which is part of the Intel’s Inspire Education Series is designed to engage more people to help improve the quality of education around the world. The videos highlight the elements of education that people find inspirational, focusing on personal stories to inspire people to act in their own way. 
In the video above Sarah Culberson shares her history of inspiration. Sarah, who after discovering that she is of royal African descent, goes on to form an educational foundation for children in Africa.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Diamond Jubilee Pageant - The Royal Windsor Horse Show 2012

The Diamond Jubilee Pageant was a major event marking The Queen's Diamond Jubilee in the presence of Her Majesty. The event took place in the private grounds of Windsor Castle on the evenings of 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th May 2012.
Over 550 horses and more than 1000 Dancers, musicians, and performers from around the world came together each night in a performance to pay tribute to 60 spectacular years of Her Reign.
On Sunday 13th May there was a special performance in front of HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Guest artists and narrators joined the regular performers on that night. Confirmed music artists have been chosen to represent different countries in the show. They included Grammy nominated Susan Boyle, world renowned American classical violinist David Garrett, critically acclaimed Nashville singer and banjo player Abigail Washburn, legendry Australian entertainer Rolf Harris, metropolitan Indian folk legend Raghu Dixit and leading South African actors from the West End smash hit Disney's The Lion King who will be joined on stage by the Nairobi Chamber Chorus & Watoto Children's Choir and classical maestros Il Divo. Confirmed narrators include Dame Helen Mirren, Alan Titchmarsh, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Omid Djalili and Martin Clunes. 

Clothes and Accessories: several interactive exercises for you!




Sunday, 6 May 2012

Thank you, mum! - 2012

Being a Mum is the hardest job in the world. But it's also the best.

 

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Body - interactive wordsearch

 Just click on the first and last letters of each word.


The story behind the 'Keep Calm and Carry On' poster

A short film that tells the story behind the 'Keep Calm and Carry On' poster. Its origins at the beginning of WWII and its rediscovery in a bookshop in England in 2000, becoming one of the iconic images of the 21st century. 





Three simple rules in life


Wednesday, 2 May 2012

A Google a Day in the classroom



A Google a Day provides daily trivia, and can be a fun way to teach your students important online research skills.

With the materials on this site, you can help your students become skilled searchers - whether they're just starting out with search, or ready for more advanced training.
Get a Google a Day classroom challenges, lesson plans and more at


Web search can be a remarkable tool for students, and a bit of instruction in how to search for academic sources will help your students become critical thinkers and independent learners.





Question-tags: matching exercise