Category Archives: Video

Grammar: Comparative and Google Poetics

“Type a few words into Google’s search bar and you’ll see four predictive suggestions pop up in the space just below. It’s a bit of technology the search giant calls Google Instant: ‘a search enhancement that shows results as you … Continue reading

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Listening: Ira Glass on Storytelling

This video is aimed at writers and people who do creative work, but the first time I’ve seen it I was so inspired by it that I thought it could easily apply to other contexts, other professionals and to people … Continue reading

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Film: Flight

Guys, such a dreadful film. I dare say I liked the trailer when I first watched it, but it ended up being one of the most boring films I’ve ever seen. My boyfriend loved it, though, and I’ve read so … Continue reading

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Listening: Plane Crash & Aviation Topics

Last Wednesday the Evening Standard brought news about a plane crash in Jackson, Mississippi – US. Besides some considerable coverage on the news, they produced a video on the accident and published it on their website as well and that’s … Continue reading

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Song: Doom and Gloom, by The Rolling Stones

 Whether you are a Rolling Stones’ devotee or not, there’s no denying their new single – “Doom and Gloom” – is likely to be the best thing they’ve released in years. Have you listened to that yet? Go ahead and … Continue reading

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