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(CNN) -- Violence marred Black Friday shopping in at least five states, including a California incident in which police say a woman doused fellow shoppers with pepper spray in a bid to cut to the head of the line.
The incident happened at a Walmart in the Porter Ranch area of Los Angeles, police spokesman Officer Robert Chavira said.
About 15 people were exposed to the spray. Los Angeles firefighters treated them at the scene and no one required hospitalization, Chavira said.
The woman was able to pay for her purchases and leave the store before police arrived, Chavira said.
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November 11, 2011
Here you can find two web sites where you can speak English. You have to register and introduce your email address. These have been suggested by Alberto from NI1. Thanks a lot!
Girl: I'd like a triple vanilla ice cream sundae with chocolate syrup, nuts, whipped cream, topped off with a slice of cucumber.
Waiter: Did I hear you right? Did you say top it off with a slice of cucumber?
Girl: Good heavens, you're right! forget the cucumber – I'm on a diet.
For some Scottish jokes, visit this web page. Why not some British jokes, as well?
Choose one of them and be ready to tell in class.
November 09, 2011
You might like to have a look at the pictures of riots in London this summer.
You may read the editorial of The Guardian Newspaper.
The positive side of riots in London riots inspire army of street clearners.
And what do you think about it? What are the causes of violence among youngsters in the UK?
Do you think something like that may happen in Madrid? Why? Why not?
November 07, 2011
- English Grammar with Exercises. Fernandez, Fraile y Zarzalejos. Longman
- Intermediate Language Practice. 3rd edition with key. Michael Vince. McMillan
- English Grammar in Use (with key). R. Murphy. Cambridge
- Macmillan English Grammar in Context. Intermediate with key. Michael Vince. McMillan
- The Good Grammar Book. Michael Swan. Oxford
- Reward Grammar and Vocabulary. Simon Greenall. Heinemann
- English Vocabulary in Use. Upper-Intermediate. McCarthy, O’Dell. Cambridge
- English Pronunciation in Use. Book & CD. Intermediate. Mark Hancock. Cambridge
- Pronunciation (book and tapes) Intermediate Pronunciation Course. B. Bowler & Sue Parminter. Oxford
- Speak Up (Magazine, CD and fim). RBA
- English Today (Magazine & cd).
- Hot English Magazine (Magazine & cd)
As some of you have asked, I'd like to inform you that the book we will comment first in class on January 11th & 12th is:
The curious incident of the dog in the night time (unabridged). Mark Haddon
and then (after March)
A love for Life (unabridged). Penny Hancock
You should be reading The Curious Incident these days...
November 05, 2011
In this activity you can listen to the news and fill in the blanks. This is a great way of improving your listening skills. You can see more activities like this at listen to the news EnglishClub.com, .
- district: a specific region or area
- occupy: to fill up or take over a space
- disproportionate: unequal or unfair amount in comparison to another amount
- general strike: a temporary refusal to work by people in many industries
- Arab Spring: 2011 uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa
- Where was the original “Occupy” demonstration held?
- Why does the report mention 1%?
- What are the protestors’ main issues?
Discussion Question: With winter arriving early in the US, critics say that the OWS movement will not have staying power. Protestors disagree. What do you think will happen?