This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.
 Entertainment archives: 2005/6 2007  
Entertainment!
 

------------------------------------------------

 
- Penelope Cruz - Volver

------------------------------------------------

 
- 15 years of the World Wide Web

A special keyboard!

Today, we join in celebrations for the 15th birthday of the World Wide Web.

The World Wide Web has changed the lifestyle and working environment of people all over the world.

In this programme, we listen to a short interview with futurologist Ian Pearson about how the internet has changed our lives.

And follow the link below to read a poem written by Ian McMillian to celebrate 15 years of the World Wide Web. It's full of fun rhymes and great lines like these -

'And before I'm dragged right under in a growing tide of spam
I've time for just this one last post: I think therefore I am!'



Listen

You can also download the programme in mp3 format and follow it with a transcript.

Vocabulary from the programme

cyber bliss
the condition of being made very happy by the internet

Utopia
an imaginary perfect world where everyone is happy

hell
informal
a situation, experience or place which is extremely unpleasant

to wind the clock back
to go back in time to a previous situation

parasitic
if you say someone is parasitic, you mean that they depend too much on other people

making our lives a misery
informal
making our lives difficult and unhappy




Extras
download scriptProgramme script (pdf - 21K)
download audioDownload this programme (mp3 - 5.3MB)
Read CONNECTED - a poem by Ian McMillian to celebrate 15 years of the World Wide Web
^^ Back to top Watch and Listen