Saturday, March 30, 2019

From ET Pro:
We’re very sad to hear of the passing of Michael Lewis, who gave us the revolutionary Lexical Approach, made ‘collocations’ mainstream and wrote the most fascinating ‘The English Verb’. His passing is a great loss to ELT. Our thoughts are with his family. - Chia




I've read several of his books:
* The English Verb
* The Lexical Approach
* Implementing the Lexical Approach
(I actually read The English Verb twice)

Playlist HERE

Monday, March 25, 2019

And my response to the video linked to in the previous post...

Vlog: The BookTubers I Love Tag



Links to Everything Mentioned
Dane Reads:  https://www.youtube.com/user/danecobain
Dane Reads The BookTubers I Love Video: https://youtu.be/O2Ngt56og_g
Steve Donoghue: https://www.youtube.com/user/saintdonoghue
Reading Classics:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb6gQ-us023So3MCp98fHVg
Reading the Classics Appian, Civil Wars Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5N_cJnaI3c9xyiTjsy5APUD4Iana8Wie
Stripped Cover Lit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzUPWU_SqbUvZw1pyi-ZVeg
Stripped Cover Lit The Sun Also Rises: https://youtu.be/KFuIXwdvdHA

My own takes:
My review of Civil Wars by Appian of Alexandria: https://youtu.be/m3JWo23INT4
My review of The Sun Also Rises: https://youtu.be/-FkzQURCJSk

Why am I in the shower?  See HERE:
https://youtu.be/uLTDG8SAtQM

Vlog Playlist HERE

The BookTubers I Love Tag! by Dane Reads



I got a mention in this, which I thought was very generous of him.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Vlog: Classic Books that Have Sequels



The camera I'm using has a 30 minute time limit, so when I ramble for more than 30 minutes, I just get caught off mid-sentence.
At the time I got cut off, I was talking about Henry IV Part 2 right when I got cut off, but its alright because I already have another video on Henry IV Part 2 and it's status as a sequel.  So anything I didn't get a chance to say in this video is in the other video anyway.  Link: https://youtu.be/czOmU4KPuJc

Other Links:
Dane Reads Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/danecobain
Dane Reads Review of Robinson Crusoe: https://youtu.be/dv2aU5R5AlQ
My comments on Dane Reads review of Robinson Crusoe:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv2aU5R5AlQ&lc=Ugzlr33zitKvTvAaUaJ4AaABAg
Dane Reads review of Bob Dylan's Chronicles: https://youtu.be/37jkHJHKiVk
My review of Bound for Glory by Woody Guthrie: https://youtu.be/OHbHI1n0Buo
The Yale University lecture by Christine Hayes on the book of Ruth:
https://youtu.be/5J6q1J09oNw

My reviews of some of the books mentioned:
Kidnapped and Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson
http://joelswagman.blogspot.com/2014/09/kidnapped-and-catriona-by-robert-louis.html

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
http://joelswagman.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-adventures-of-tom-sawyer-by-mark.html

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
http://joelswagman.blogspot.com/2015/08/the-adventures-of-huckleberry-finn-by.html

Tom Sawyer Abroad by Mark Twain
http://joelswagman.blogspot.com/2015/11/tom-sawyer-abroad-by-mark-twain.html

Tom Sawyer Detective by Mark Twain
http://joelswagman.blogspot.com/2015/11/tom-sawyer-detective-by-mark-twain.html

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
http://joelswagman.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-three-musketeers-by-alexandre-dumas.html

Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas
http://joelswagman.blogspot.com/2013/11/twenty-years-after-by-alexandre-dumas.html

The Vicomte De Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas
http://joelswagman.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-vicomte-de-bragelonne-by-alexandre.html

Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas
http://joelswagman.blogspot.com/2014/03/ten-years-later-by-alexandre-dumas.html

Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas
http://joelswagman.blogspot.com/2014/05/louise-de-la-valliere-by-alexandre-dumas.html

The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas
http://joelswagman.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-man-in-iron-mask-by-alexandre-dumas.html

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
http://joelswagman.blogspot.com/2017/12/blog-post_13.html

Why am I in the shower?  See HERE:
https://youtu.be/uLTDG8SAtQM

Vlog Playlist HERE

Monday, March 18, 2019

Started: The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language by David Crystal


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Saturday, March 02, 2019

English Reading and Listening Practice

...So, I've decided to create a separate website to index my reading and listening materials.  (It is, of course, all indexed on this blog, but this blog is a bit messy.) 
I'm hoping that this website will act as an easy to use resource for teachers and students of English as a Second Language.

URL is here:
https://sites.google.com/view/reading-and-listening-practice/home

If you know anyone who is interested.


Tristram Shandy (Abridged) by Laurence Sterne: Book Review (Scripted)



Video version of an old post (as I explained about HERE)
For the original post, see:
http://joelswagman.blogspot.com/2006/03/tristram-shandy-abridged-by-laurence.html