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jannabanna
France

"A new year is like a blank book, and the pen is in your hands. It is your chance to write a beautiful story for yourself."

Happy New Year everyone.  In my video (link below) you will see my house in Brenx, a small village in the south-west of France between Pau and Biarritz.  Enjoy the firework display - put your speakers on!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fczQWAleNAc

Janet


2 Jan 2017     



olga.aragones
Spain

Hi everybody!! Im happy to see you after a long time. I wish you a fantastic 2017. 
Talking about books, I have to say I didn t like "The Girl on the Train". I dont think Im seeing the film although I like the actress Emily Blunt.
One of my favorite readings has been "All the Light  We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr. I also enjoyed reading "Hombres Desnudos" by Alicia Gimnez Bartlett. This writer won the Premio Planeta with this book in 2015. I gave it to my dad and he loved it and recommended it to me. =)

Janet, I hope I will be able to write a beautiful story for myself in my blank book. At least, I will try.

Cheers,

Olga 

8 Jan 2017     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

10 SIGNS YOU RE INTELLIGENT

1. You are left-handed

2. You are messy

3. You swear a lot

4. You are funny

5. You stay up late

6. You didn t have sex in your teenage years

7. You are a worrier

8. You are modest 

9. You are a cat person

10. You are an older sibling 

 



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4112330/From-swearing-staying-late-10-surprising-personality-traits-highly-intelligent-people.html#ixzz4VXgkfKXx 
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No 9 filled my heart with glee! 

12 Jan 2017     



esi222
Lebanon

Hi please help me, i want a short paragraph about causes and effects of pollution for grade 2

15 Jan 2017     



elderberrywine
Germany

This cafe has become awfully quiet.
I know we re not supposed to talk about politics here. But recent events in the USA have me extremely worried and afraid we might be at the beginning of a new, dangerous era that might spill across half the world.

23 Jan 2017     



EstherLee76
Peru

Today is 26 January and it s the birthday of Sara26 and FranknBea.

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26 Jan 2017     



Greek Professor
Greece

MORNING FROM COLD ATHENS,

AFTER A VERY LONG TIME.... GOOD TO READ POSTS...

HOPE YOU ARE ALL WELL... ME I AM WELL... HAD A HEALTH PROBLEM BUT ALL OK NOW...

KISSES TO ALL

27 Jan 2017     



Jayho
Australia

Hi all
 
HNY to one and all, and for those of you about to start a new school year ...
 
 
Cheers
 
Jayho

28 Jan 2017     



anitarobi
Croatia

Have a wonderful Valentine s Day, everyone! 

Miss chatting here like before, but life sometimes takes us in different directions. I do hope you are all doing well, being as romantic as you wish whenever you wish:)

Anita

14 Feb 2017     



Greek Professor
Greece

14 Feb 2017     



Jayho
Australia

Hi Anita, GP and everyone else
 
Here are some funny videos to start your weekend
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cheers
 
Jayho

17 Feb 2017     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

I m going to be sixty, God willing. 


2 Mar 2017     



EstherLee76
Peru

You made it Lynne!  Join the club!
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4 Mar 2017     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Thank you so much Esther and also kohai. Yes, I ve made it - 60 - and it is an illustrious club with a lot of great people in it! 
Lynne

4 Mar 2017     



Jayho
Australia

Lynn
 
Hope you have a catabulous birthday.  Here are 60 cats for you.
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Cheers
 
Jayho

5 Mar 2017     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Woohhh!!! Love those cats! Thank you very much, Jayho! I think I m coming to terms a bit with my status as an ancientLOL Wondering if it would be too hackneyed, stereotypical and pathetic to get a tattoo. I ve always wanted one - of a black cat face, actually. Or lose a stone in weight. Mmm, the tattoo will be a lot less painful LOLWink

5 Mar 2017     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

My worst lesson

I m looking back over my teaching career just now and thinking about the good times and the bad. The worst lesson I ever had still makes me shudder! 

I was teaching French in quite a tough boys secondary school, with over 30 students in the class. They were in year 9 (13-14 year olds).  Well, if I say that French wasn t a popular subject with the boys, I would be making an understatement! 

Anyway, we had to follow the course book and I had done a lesson on Animals , and the vocab was introduced with a cassette featuring the noises that animals make. So we had roars, honks, meows etc and it got quite lively, but fun. Not so the following lesson!

An inspector turned up and sat at the back of the room. The boys were returning from break and they raced into the room, making a cacophony of animal noises. Oh dear oh, it was awful. I eventually managed to settle them, but a boy called Stacey could not settle and kept honking like a little pig. Then he began swaying backwards and forwards on his chair until he actually fell over and cracked his head. At this, he tried to trumpet like an elephant (I have no idea why) and the whole class erupted. 

At the end, the inspector asked me How do you think that went? Confused

5 Mar 2017     



kohai
Latvia


Lynne! Thumbs Up
This is the best story about the worst lesson I have ever heard!! Clap
Thanks for telling, you made me burst out laughing, still cant stop!LOL

5 Mar 2017     



latoufa
Tunisia

I need help i need ideas about innovative techniques and ways to teach vocab 

11 Mar 2017     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Les ldthemagicman has posted and it is wonderful to hear from him, is it not guys? Hug He is naughty though for ignoring my emails! Still, it s not the first time I have been knocked back by a handsome young fellow... 

latoufa, check out zdenda s site - she has a post on the main forum at the moment and if I was you, I d put my request on there.

Lynne 

12 Mar 2017     



Mariethe House
France

Thank you Lynn for letting us know about LES!💖

13 Mar 2017     



EstherLee76
Peru

Happy St Pat s y all.

Related image

17 Mar 2017     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzcsS43-Ork

Kitten wiggles his ears while feeding. He is so CUTE!!!

21 Mar 2017     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Pavlov s Dogs, with a twist!
Cats train their owner to give treats when they ring a bell. 

Is anybody out there?

Edit: ha ha, thanks Mary! 

31 Mar 2017     



redcamarocruiser
United States

Congratulations, Lynne on returning to work tomorrow.

3 Apr 2017     



silvanija
Lithuania


Animated short film "Alike"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQjtK32mGJQ




5 Apr 2017     



anitarobi
Croatia

Silvanija, I so loved that film - sad but true. 

I shared it in so many places last week and it s a pleasure to drop by and see it here. I do hope you are all doing well. So sorry I haven t been around much but life keeps getting in the way. Trying to work as well as before in my teaching job and learn how to make my books better with both kids growing up faster than I can spin my head:) - well, you all know what it s like.

Take care and have a lovely spring.

Anita

10 Apr 2017     



redcamarocruiser
United States

I got an ipad and I like using it to make clipart. This is my first video, which I would like to share with you all. It was fun to make, and I am sure that I will improve with practice.

You can see the video here https://www.screencast.com/t/womBrSwu2l 
or on youtube https://youtu.be/KTtFJv_5jUI , but the youtube video didn t record some of the sound files. (I don t know why).

You can download the original Powerpoint with all of the sound fies from the link below:  https://app.box.com/s/8g7fwbctjjz7ybiy32lie3dpiohbxp9b

Also, happy belated birthday, Lynne! And many happy returns of the day!

Mary



10 Apr 2017     



Jayho
Australia

Greetings to all caf people, and Happy Easter
 
Great cat videos, Lynn, and entertaining story
 
Totally agree, Kohai
 
I hope you found some ideas, Latifa
 
And how is Chopin, Mariethe
 
Hope you had a great St Pats Day, Esther
 
Thought provoking video, Silvanija
 
Cute pic, Anita
 
Great video, Mary (I watched the youtube version)
 
 
Here are some very, very, very funny cat  (and dog) videos.  One of the kittens is wiggling its ears while it drinks, just like in Lynnes video, but my favourite ones are the cats playing with dogs ears and especially the one where the dog is trying to drag the cat out of the bed - soooo funny.
 
 
 
Cheers
 
Jayho

14 Apr 2017     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Yoh, I m pleased I checked in! Loved all those cats, Jayho! I must say, kittens wiggling ears does it for me! And bullying dogs, ha ha, just love that cat spirit.
Mary, I watched LRR on youtube ad it s fun! The wolf is great, and the woodcutter, and the backdrop, although Granny looks a bit strict!Wink Nice singing voice, whoever that was?Tongue I would love to have skills like that. 
Will have a look at Alike a bit later. I am just back from Spain and off to Italy on Monday. Unfortunately, I ve got a stinking cold and feel rotten. Confused 
Hasta la vista!
Love to all,
Lynne 

21 Apr 2017     

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