1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

    This title is first in the ground-breaking “Hunger Games” trilogy. Set in a dark vision of the near future, a terrifying reality TV show is taking place. Twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live event called The Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed. When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her younger sister’s place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.

    Recommends from other authors:

    I was so obsessed with this book… The Hunger Games is amazing - Stephenie Meyer

    Terrifying and exhilarating - Sunday Telegraph

    Stunning - The Times

    Constant suspense…I couldn’t stop reading - Stephen King

    Endless entertaining - L.A. Times

    Brilliantly plotted and perfectly paced - John Green, New York Times

    Rip - roaring, bare - knuckle adventure of the best kind - The times

    from Sabine

  2. unbelievable

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZl7HvDuKTk&feature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmjGFrPh4nw&feature=related

  3. the last lecture…sad but heartening

    (Part 1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgRnH5GdY8o
    (Part 2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9KxhBp9DNM
    (Part 3) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pBEjDdzT1g

  4. Grammar

    Hi,

    I have a new Grammar point, already, still, and yet.

    http://www.spotlight-online.de/language/grammar/already-still-and-yet

    The content comes from the magazine spotlight again.

    See you soon!

    Bernd

  5. the real Balotelli →

    the first time I could laugh after the game Germany vs. Italy last Thursday…

  6. Used to” and habit

    Hallo Bill,

    it would be nice if we speak about grammar.

     - in each lesson -

    http://www.spotlight-online.de/language/basics/used-to-and-habit

    Thanks

    Bernd

  7. Ultimate Dog Tease

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGeKSiCQkPw&feature=player_embedded

     

     

  8. Poem

    Darling ideals are like chessmen moved forward. They may be Beaten, but they may Start awinnig Game.

    HI Bill,
    What is the Background of this Poem and what is “sinnig”.

  9. Tips for learning English

    In this article, are Internet addresses where you can really learn English well.

    http://www.spotlight-online.de/files/spotlight/Magazine_content/Documents/spotlight_0412_14_15_10min.pdf

  10. A day in London and Zach Braff’s "All New People" →

    I spent the last weekend in London and I happened to come across an ad for Zach Braff’s play “All New People” while walking from Covent Garden to Trafalgar Square. Since it was Saturday, they had an additional show at 2.30pm, besides the usual 7.30pm one. Even though I didn’t have to be anywhere else before 5.00pm and hadn’t been to the theatre in ages, I didn’t buy the ticket right away. I made my way back to Covent Garden, where I enjoyed a delicious vegan lunch at “Food for Thought”. Afterwards I spent a couple more hours walking around the city, before deciding to see the play. I bought the ticket and got to my seat, which was pretty close to the stage, around 2.00. The play started with a young man trying to kill himself, while Riverdance music was playing in the background…what followed were 90 minutes of dark humour, nudity, smoking - on stage -, foul language, alcohol and drugs. I was seated between two elderly couples, who seemed to enjoy themselves even more than me. 

     I’m glad that I decided to see the play…it was fun and I got to see one of the actor’s from one of my favorite tv shows ever!!!…no, I’m not talking about Zach Braff and “Scrubs”, but Eve Myles and “Torchwood”. : )

    I met a bunch of lovely, kind and funny new people, listened to three amazingly talented musicians and enjoyed myself thoroughly.