Friday, February 02, 2007

Music in Mali; Michel Montignac and more

First of all, my apologies for not updating this Blog since 13 December last year. My excuse must be that I have been otherwise occupied, notably in updaing some software that my colleagues use.

Happy New Year 2007, even if a bit late, to all readers of this Blog.

And now for a few links:

Everyone: visit the BBC website and see the Desert Music Festival, held in the Malian Sahara at Essakane, sixty kilometres north of Timbuktu (Tombouctou).

Level Three: we have recently been studying food, and in particular, recommendations by food expert Michel Montignac. have a look at his Website.

Levels 4 and 5: you need more listening practice. Here is an excellent place: the BBC's Learning English Words In The News.

Look at the latest news about Greek olives and a possible cure for cancer (as of today, 2 Feb 2007), or find an interesting story in the Archives. You will findit very useful to listen and simultaneously read the text, or try listening without the next. Note down as many words as you can, and then read the text to see if your words are there. Use the glossary to learn new words and expressions.

Whatever site you visit, please do leave a comment.

More very soon!


Anonymous said...

The interwiever is French...
He speaks slowly, so it is easy to understand the audio.
More enthusiasm could be better for an interview...
Beatiful the video with the the camel and the desert.


Anonymous said...

About Montignac Method
I looked the site of Montignac. I found some interesting things, so I will buy a book of Montignac to learn more about his method.