Category Archives: Internet
A really nice little video from Scott Blaszak of Slate V. Enjoy!
Just discovered Der Englisch Blog. Its stated aim is to give you a few minutes of English practice every day. My first impression is that it looks like fun and pretty decently organized. If I have more impressions, I’ll post … Continue reading
I just discovered the Story of Stuff. Now I’ll leave it up to you to decide about the environmental message. Why I’m posting this here is the presentation. I like this way of illustrating a talk. The graphics change rapidly, … Continue reading
Ein interessantes YouTube-Video mit Dieter Rams … sachlich und sprachlich … Continue reading
I think this is my favourite Monty Python sketch of all. The young son of an honest, hard-working Hampstead playwright has drifted into bad company … his »coal-mining friends« …
Now here’s a little English exercise for you: can you guess the word each scene in this film stands for? Thanks to Mark Liberman of LanguageLog for the tip.
This link is particularly good for anyone wanting to improve their technical English What is often relatively weak in general English courses is enough practice in describing practical handling of physical things, (machines, instruments) in ordinary language. Especially when the … Continue reading
Get Fuzzy by Darby Conley on comics.com I first came across this strip on LanguageLog. Why post a comic here? Well, because it’s a very language-dependent strip and reading it will gradually, but inexorably improve your understanding of English conversation … Continue reading
Heute entdeckt: der sehr lesenswerte Blog Language of Food von Dan Jurafsky. Sehr gründlich recherchierte Artikel über die Geschichte diverser kulinarischer Dinge, und der dazugehörigen Terminologie. Fein. Sofortaufnahme in den Blogroll.
…well not really. The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest is about who can write the worst opening sentence for an imaginary novel. Here’s the review of this year’s contest in the Guardian’s book blog. Actually, they’re kind of intriguing.