mercoledì 29 aprile 2009

OpencourseWare

Questa settimana vorrei segnalare una iniziativa veramente lodevole del M.I.T. di Boston. La possibilità di scaricare e vedere le lezioni in varie materie gratuitamente.
Questo è rivolto sicuramente a coloro che hanno già un buon livello di inglese, ma può aiutare a migliorare la comprensione della lingua soprattutto nei linguaggi un po' più specialistici.

http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/about/about/index.htm


"MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.

What is MIT OpenCourseWare?
MIT OpenCourseWare is a free publication of MIT course materials that reflects almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT."

Buon divertimento.

mercoledì 22 aprile 2009

Per sorridere un po' (Kids are Quick)

Questa è una e-mail che gira(va) su internet. Buon divertimento !!!
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Kids are Quick

TEACHER: Maria, go to the map and find North America.
MARIA: Here it is.
TEACHER: Correct. Now class, who discovered America ?
CLASS: Maria.
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TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor?
JOHN: You told me to do it without using tables.
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TEACHER: Glenn, how do you spell ‘crocodile?’
GLENN: ’ K-R-O-K-O-D-I-A-L’
TEACHER: No, that’s wrong
GLENN: Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.
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TEACHER: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?
DONALD: H I J K L M N O.
TEACHER: What are you talking about?
DONALD: Yesterday you said it’s H to O.
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TEACHER: Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn’t have ten years ago.
WINNIE: Me!
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TEACHER: Glen, why do you always get so dirty?
GLEN: Well, I’m a lot closer to the ground than you are.
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TEACHER: Millie, give me a sentence starting with ‘I.’
MILLIE: I is…
TEACHER: No, Millie….. Always say, ‘I am.’
MILLIE: All right… ’I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.’
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TEACHER: George Washington not only chopped down his father’s cherry tree, but also admitted it. Now, Louie, do you know why his father didn’t punish him?
LOUIS: Because George still had the axe in his hand.
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TEACHER: Now, Simon, tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?
SIMON: No sir, I don’t have to, my Mom is a good cook.
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TEACHER: Clyde , your composition on ‘My Dog’ is exactly the same as your brother’s. Did you copy his?
CLYDE : No, it’s the same dog.
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TEACHER: Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?
HAROLD: A teacher

giovedì 16 aprile 2009

5 minuti di Inglese

Segnalo questa settimana un interessante sito per imparare o migliorare l'inglese.


"Learning English as a second language (ESL) is not always easy, but it should be fun.  
5 Minute English has been designed to give you short and easy explanations and exercises. "

sabato 4 aprile 2009

Podcast di Scientific American

Segnalo la possibilità, per tutti coloro che si interessano di scienza, di ascoltare una serie di discussioni e notizie in inglese da Scientific American

http://www.sciam.com/podcast/

Buon Ascolto