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New Year’s Resolutions the musical version and surprise wedding

January 11, 2010 Leave a comment

Some people sing about their new year resolutions. Jamie Cullum does so in this song who urges us not to delay and tell our loved ones how we feel. He has just done so as he got married last weekend to his partner Sophie Dahl

Listen and fill in the gaps but above all follow Jamie’s advice!

Next year by Jamie Cullum

Next Year,
Things are gonna change,
Gonna _____________beer
And start ____________ again
Gonna _____________ books
Gonna ­­­­­­­­______________news
Gonna learn ­­­­_______________
And spend ­­_________on shoes
­­­_______________on time
File ­­­__________away, everyday
Only drink ­__________wine
And __________every Sunday
Resolutions
Well Baby they come and go
Will I do any of these things?
The answer is probably ­______
But if there’s one thing, I must do,
Despite my _____________
I’m gonna say to you
How I’ve felt all of these years
Next Year, Next Year, Next Year(bis)

According to the British press Sophie Dahl and Jamie Cullum married over the weekend 10/01/10

The 30-year-old singer and his glamorous partner – who is two years his senior and stands eight inches taller – wed on Saturday in a civil ceremony with a winter wonderland theme at Lime Wood, a Regency country house in the New Forest, Hampshire.

Dahl – the great granddaughter of children’s author Roald Dahl, who had her in mind when he wrote his famous book the BFG – first caused a storm when she posed naked for Opium in her modelling heyday, shortly after losing weight following working as a plus size model for many years.

Dahl and Cullum were engaged last March and last night the jazz singer serenaded his bride with a song written especially for her.

They decided against a lucrative magazine deal to celebrate the nuptials in private with a group of their closest friends.

However they had some strict rules:

‘Guests were banned from bringing their own cameras as they had their own photographer for the day.

‘Children were banned from the event so that guests could enjoy the food, wine and entertainment without any hassles.’

Roal Dalh would turn in his grave!

If you would like to read more gossip about this story click here

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New Year’s Resolutions

January 9, 2010 Leave a comment

A New Year’s Resolution is a promise to yourself to improve your life in some way. You can improve your life by starting something new, by trying harder at something, by cutting down on something, or even quitting something. OR we can just keep doing what we are doing now.

Watch this piece of news about the top New Year’s resolutions in the UK…

Now, let’s move to the other side of the Pacific ocean and watch some of the most popular Americans’ resolutions, why they think people make them and what the resolutions for this 2010 should be for…Obama!

Funny New Years Resolutions for 2010

This year, I resolve to Read more…

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Happy New Year to You All but…How Do You Say 2010?

January 1, 2010 2 comments

Never mind about naming the new decade, we first have to decide what to call the new year. Opinions are divided. Should it be ‘two-thousand and ten’, ‘two-thousand ten’, ‘twenty ten’, or even ‘two-o-one-o’? Listen to this report from KCBS in San Francisco to find out what some Americans think.

SEE ALSO
2010: ‘Twenty ten’ vs. ‘two thousand ten’ (SFGate)

BBC stars discuss how to pronounce 2010 (BBC News)

How Do You Say 2010? (National Public radio. US)

COMMENT
I’ve got a feeling that ‘twenty ten’ will win out, if only because it has fewer syllables than the alternatives—and there seems to be a trend towards this type of expression (24/7, 9/11).

(From The English Blog, by Jeffrey Hill)

What do you think? How would you pronounce it?

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