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“Better late than never”: jokes for the late weekend.

Next Thursday we shall continue our earth and volcano lesson, and on Friday, Molly will come to class with some Yummy news. Let’s prepare for those events with a good laugh.

Some of you had problems with this sound


Can you find it in the following words?

earth, birth, death, health, teeth, think,

Now that you can pronounce it properly, let’s hear the joke.

What is Mother Earth’s favorite food? RECYCLED GARBAGE

Lava, magma, eruption, earthquake.

Mom and Dad Volcano:
What did the dad volcano say to the mom volcano?
Do you lava me like I lava you?

volcanoes_tshirt-p235652755451019644y5kz_400Finally, and as some of you have a sweet tooth, here follows a nice volcano cake and a recipe to make lava with lollipops.

If you are a good cook the result should be something like this:

FF0801CAKE_volcanoHere follows the recipe:

You don’t have to be a geologist to appreciate the wonder of this exploding volcano.


  • 1 dome cake (baked in a 4-liter bowl, such as Pyrex)
  • 1 dome cake (baked in a 2-liter bowl)
  • 1 baked cupcake
  • 3 to 4 cups chocolate icing
  • 1 to 2 cups nondairy whipped topping
  • Lollipop Lava (recipe below)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light Karo syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Red food coloring


  1. Arrange the cakes and cupcake as shown, using frosting to secure them in place. Trim the top dome cake as shown, then cover the cakes with the icing. Just before serving, drop a cloud of whipped topping around the crown of the cake and add Lollipop Lava.
  2. Lollipop Lava: In a heavy saucepan, bring the sugar, syrup, and water to a boil (parents only). Continue boiling until the mixture reaches 295 degrees on a candy thermometer.
  3. Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the food coloring until the desired shade is reached. (Tip: If you don’t have a candy thermometer, melt crushed lollipops or hard candy in a saucepan over medium low heat.)
  4. Allow the liquid to cool one to two minutes before pouring it in randomly shaped spews and puddles onto a foil-covered cookie sheet. Let the lava cool completely before removing from the foil

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16 Novembre 2009 Posted by | Science, vocabulari | , , | 3 comentaris

Jokes, acudits, chistes for the weekend: robots contribution to climate change

It seems that cow and pig farms are not the only responsible for methane emissions. Lord Stern should know that robots are joining in and contributing to global warming  too.

Now, that you’ve seen the video, you will also understand the importance of pronunciation.






Context helps us understand what we hear, even if  words are not pronounced  correctly, but we must try to do it right.


1 Novembre 2009 Posted by | lenguas, video activity | , | 12 comentaris

jokes, acudits, chistes for the weekend

Why are Saturdays and Sundays strong days?

DavidAndGoliathend%20of%20the%20weak%20logoBecause the other five are weak days.

Now it’s your turn to post a joke in English.

You must understand it and be able to tell  it  in front of an audience. You can try first in our class. As you did with tongue twisters, you can use images to illustrate your joke.

Let’s see who makes us laugh!

23 Octubre 2009 Posted by | lenguas | , | Deixa un comentari