Monday, March 24, 2014

Cultural references in RHCP's "Californication"

As we saw in class, the song "Californication", by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, deals with popular culture, more specifically the entertainment industry and the influence that spreads from California to, basically, every inch of the planet. That's the actual meaning of the word "californication".

Watch the video of the song and read the lyrics. You will see lots of references to music, films and the movie industry. In the lyrics I've marked in bold some of the references I've found. I'm sure you'll find a few more. 

Find a cultural reference and explain what you think it means. Respond to other people's comments and say if you agree or disagree with them and why.

You can use the internet to find information, but avoid plagiarism. Do not simply copy and paste info from the net. 

Write if you have questions. 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Moodle - Preparing for test

Dear students,
I've added to our moodle course some resources to help you prepare for the test.

Term 2 - Preparing for the test

Write to me if you have any questions.


Monday, March 3, 2014

Contents for English test; 2nd term

Contents for the exam of this second term:


Units 1 to 3

  • Present simple, present continuous 
  • Past simple, past continuous; present perfect simple; Past perfect simple 
  • Future simple, be going to; Future continuous; Future perfect simple

Unit 4

·         Modals; Modal perfects

Unit 5

·         Conditional sentences: zero, first, second and third conditionals


Unit 4: Relationships; Describing people; Noun suffixes

Unit 5: Consumerism; Shopping; Verb collocations


Unit 4: A description of a person; connectors of addition

Unit 5: A for and against essay; connectors of contrast.