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Sunday, July 01, 2018

WEEKLY PICKS - 6

This post offers you a selection of recommended free online exercises, games, videos and resources so that you can improve your English language skills while having fun! ENJOY!

📜 READING PICKS – Articles, blog posts, quizzes and more:

Article from BBC TRAVEL: The Mysterious origins of Europe’s oldest language
When Francisco Franco banned the use of the ancient Euskara language, residents of the Basque Country fought to keep it alive. (Continue reading)

Article from BBC FUTUREThe people who cannot smile, by Neil Steinberg
Smiling is a fundamental part of how we interact with other people, but what if you were not able to do it? (Continue reading)

Article from BBC CULTUREThe Hitchcock film tooshocking to be made, by Nicholas Barber
Inspired by a real-life serial-killer case, Hitchcock’s vision for Kaleidoscope was deemed too gruesome and sexually explicit for its time.
For all of his phenomenal achievements, Alfred Hitchcock is probably best known for Psycho, and in particular the scene in which – spoiler alert – a man dressed in his dead mother’s clothes stabs a naked woman in a motel shower. Audiences in 1960 were traumatised. In a recent documentary about that one scene, 78/52, Peter Bogdanovich remembers the “sustained shriek” that filled the cinema when Psycho premiered in New York. But Hitchcock had an even more shocking film planned just a few years later. It would have been called Kaleidoscope(Continue reading)

🎬 VIDEO PICKS – Short and fun videos:

LESS-THAN-5-MINUTE VIDEOS
5-TO-10-MINUTE VIDEOS:
A LITTLE LONGER BUT WORTH IT!
💬 VOCABULARY PICKS:
💡 GRAMMAR PICKS – Assorted exercises and games:


MORE PICKS NEXT WEEK!

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