Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Christmas Story starred by the Children

HI,Guys!, 

Last year, some children of St Paul's Church told the Christmas story, I think it is one of the cutest video that I've ever watched! I hope you'll like it. 





Merry Christmas and I wish your dreams would come true!!! :)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Review for Christmas - Upper Secondary (post 5)

Hi, Guys!,

If you need more exercises related with CONDITIONALS, here you are..., but you can also find more actvities clicking here:
BURLINGTON BOOKS




Sunday, December 18, 2011

Review for Christmas - Upper Secondary (post 4)

Hi, Guys!,

Do you know the difference between the Present Perfect Simple, Present Perfect Cont. and Past Simple? Let's see! You can do these exercises taken from BURLINGTON BOOKS.




Friday, December 16, 2011

Review for Christmas - Upper-Secondary (post 3)

Hi, Guys!


If you need to practise the difference between Past Simple and Past Cont., you can do these worksheets, taken from BURLINGTON BOOKS .


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Review for Christmas - Upper Secondary (post 2)

Hi, Guys!, 

Do you still have problems with Past Simple and Past Continuous? Don't waste time and do these exercises taken from New English Grammar (BURLINGTON BOOKS).

PAST SIMPLE AND PAST CONT.

PAST SIMPLE AND PAST CONT.



Thursday, December 8, 2011

Review for Christmas - Upper-Secondary

Hi, Guys!,

If you need to revise your English (PRESENT SIMPLE AND PRESENT CONTINUOUS), you can download these worksheets taken from New English Grammar (BURLINGTON BOOKS), and then, do these practical exercises.

Good Luck and ready, steady, gooooo!!!!!!!

PRESENT SIMPLE  &  PRESENT CONTINUOUS

PRESENT SIMPLE  &  PRESENT CONTINU/US


Friday, December 2, 2011

OXFORD - Digital Resources (post 3)

Hi, there!,

If you are interested in Interactive Whiteboard and Digital Resources, you should click on OXFORD University Press, Digital Content for Sutdents, Digital Resources for Teachers.

Thanks to these links, you as a teacher can combine online as well as printed resources. Your students can feel more motivated and involved in the learning process. Needless to say, Oxford presents different levels according to your students.


In addition to this, you can find great resources on AVERROES (Junta de Andalucía). Once again, thanks to Oxford Univ. Press, you can find videos, audio-dictionary and practice (grammar, vocabulary and dialogues) based on the Student's Book Alive!


I hope you'll everything interesting and helpful ;)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Hi, there!,

Happy Thanksgiving Day!!! 

As you may know the fourth Thursday of November, Americans celebrate Thanksgiving Day to commemorate the arrival of the first pilgrims to the new world
This fact took place in 1620, after a long trip by a ship called Mayflower, a group of religious people arrived to the new lands. Therefore every year, they have a special dinner with some relatives and friends to remember that important event, and also, to feel grateful. 
 
If you are more interested in an accurate description of the origin of Thanksgiving Day, you can watch this interesting video.


Now, would you like to watch the famous Macy's parade in New York city? Since 1924, Macy's, this wellknown department store, organised this colourful parade, there are many important characters transformed into huge balloons. I hope you'll like it!

(Enjoy your meal, enjoy your grilled turkey!)


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

BYE, BYE, GUYS!

Hi, Guys!,

(From letf to right: Encarni, José Luis, Paco, Mª José, Marisa, Gema, Carmen, Antonio Lorenzo, José, Elena, Toñi; at the bottom: Valme, Enrique, Antonio and Ana)

Nice to meet you all!!! I was so pleased to be your English teacher these months! Thanks a lot for your enthusiasm, support, effort, ... I'll never forget your funny role-plays, spontaneous conversations, dictations, ... you've been very good students, and NICE PEOPLE. I think Antonio, the other teacher completely agrees with me!, haha ;)

(José Luis, the best student in outer space)
(Mª José, good at listening ;P)
(Ana, the most original student






 (Ready for the party?)

Now, look at the pictures we took yesterday. Did you have fun? 

I hope I'll see you again ;) My best wishes ;P

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Pink Glove Dance!

Hi, Guys!,


Pink Glove Dance for Cancer Awareness 


That funny video was recorded in Providence St. Vincent Medical Center (Portland, Oregon). 
These employees put together this video to make people aware of breast cancer. As they said they had a ton of fun putting that together and hoped it inspires others to join in the cause. 
Let's support everybody who are suffering from this disease. Shall we dance? HOPE and FAITH


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Reported Speech (post 8)

Hi, Guys!, 

If you need to practise the REPORTED SPEECH, you can rewrite the following sentences. Then, you can check your anwers!

Reported Speech Answers)

Have a Nice Day

Monday, November 14, 2011

Acacia.pntic -- Digital Resources (post 2)

HI, Guys and Teachers!,


Today, I'd like to recommend you this http://acacia.pntic.mec.es/agip0002/auro/inicio.html. Don't waste time and click!!! Thanks to some great teachers' effort and work (Aurora Gil and Helen Massingham), you'll discover a fantastic INTERACTIVE web ready for being used at school, at home, ... 

There are different levels (secondary and upper-secondary), you can find printable sheets, student's guide, games, lexicon, exercises to practise and improve your English pronunciation, ... and so on. It's truly helpful!!!


Learning English is always FUN! ;P

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Free Books online, just register

Hi, Guys!

Would you rather read a real book or a virtual book? Well, some of you prefer reading a book using your Ipad, laptop, ...so, here you are!!! It's a great web, you can read novels, plays, poetry, essays, etc. if you register here: http://www.readprint.com/. You'll find many amazing books. 

Now, I hope you'll improve your reading skill in English ;p there are no excuses at all! :)

 At last, do you think that real books will disappear? Do you prefer buying books or reading them online?

(Well, in my humble opinion, I think virtual books may never quite substitute for real ones).

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Art of Croche and Knit

HI, There!,

London
Have you ever heard about YARN BOMBING


Well, this is a new fashionable form of Street Art! Many people who love croching and knitting decorate public places with their colourful works, as you can see in these pictures. What do you think? Do you like this work of Art? 
 

New York city

This recent street art is said to have begun in 2005, when the artist Magda Sayed knitted a cozy for the door handle of her Houston boutique, it has been spread around the world since then. So, many ephemeral works of art decorate and cover subways, metro seats, lamposts, sidewalk cracks, bikes, cars, statues, etc.  However, the yarn bombers usually do this at night, becuase it is illegal. 
 

One of the most famous yarn bombers is an American woman. She worked as a professional textile artist and she is graduated from California College of the Arts. The first time she saw yarn bombing, she was delighted, she thought it was beautiful, funny, surprising ... she loved this anonymous art and she decided to call herself "Streetcolor", then she started decorating her home ....

 By the way, last 4th November, many knitters and crocheters were invited by the mentioned artist Streetcolor to gather on Oak Plaza to mark the occasion of a museum yarn bombing.

I hope you'll find this post interesting and entertaining! I love creativity and art!
To my grandma and my aunt who love croching and knitting, they've made me lots of wonderful works of art!!!;)


Friday, October 28, 2011

The Statue of Liberty 125th Anniversary

HI, GUYS!,

Today is a very special for those of us who are "in love with" the STATUE OF LIBERTY, one of the best symbol of Freedom, Democracy, Hope and international Friendship



This famous sculpture celebrates 125th anniversary since it was a French gift for Americans in 1886. Besides, to commemorate this event, 125 immigrants from many different countries have become American citizens in honor to the statue's symbol of Hope. 


 If you are more interested in its story, click STATUE OF LIBERTY, you could read an old worthwhile post :)

Celebrating HaLLoWeeN!!!

Hi, GUYS!, 
I'm pleased to meet you and teach you English!!! We're always having fun all together, it's awesome, guys!

(From left to right: Encarni, Paco, Marisa, Carmen, Ana, Toñi, Lorenzo, Gema, Mª José; at the bottom, José, Enrique, Antonio and me). HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

Well, did you enjoy our Halloween party yesterday? If you look at the pictures, YES! and what about M. Jackson's Thiller? It was fantastic, wasn't it?
Ana becomes a WITCH"""" booh!!!!



I hope you'll like the photos, we'll take more when the missing classmates come, ok? Thanks Antonio for coming ;) 



Three frightening witches are making a magic potion...















Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloween Vocabulary

Hi, there!,

Let's start watching this fantastic video, we're going to learn and get familiar with HALLOWEEN VOCABULARY 



Now, why don't you watch these videos with your students? These are really interesting! And your pupils can practise and improve their listening and reading!




Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Tips to celebrate Halloween

Hi, Teachers!,

We are celebrating Halloween next week! Because of that, I recommend you to click on LANTERNFISH, there are many amazing worksheets, with different levels, reading and writing exercises, vocabulary wsheets, crosswords, flashcards (which you can use as posters too), and  so on.

Not only it is important to give some worksheets to your students, but also to create a Halloween atmosphere. Do you agree with me? Do you dare to bring some Jack O´lanterns to class and then, turn off lights? What would happen? ;)

I hope you'll find this link useful!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

DICTATIONS - useful tool to Improve Your English!

HI, Guys!,

Once again, I'm going to recommend you another TIP to Learn and Improve Your English! I'm referring to English DICTATIONS wich help you to improve your writing, listening, reading skills, spelling and punctuation. Just click on DICTATION or DICTATION 2 and test yourself!

There are two different levels. Then you can check your dictation, it doesn't take you too much time and it's really functional. Are you ready now? ;)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

All Verbal Tenses (post 3)

Hi, Guys!, 

Are you ready to revise all verbal tenses? 1, 2, 3, GO! Good Luck!

All Tenses Review - Bach.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Jessie J sings Price Tag

Hi, Guys!,

I hope you'll enjoy listening to this song ;) "...JUST STOP FOR A MINUTE AND SMILE :)"







Thursday, September 29, 2011

All Tenses Test (for Upper-Secondary Students)

Hi, Guys!,



Let's start revising all tenses together! So, click on the following links: ego4u, englishpage,  and then, check your answers. Good Luck!

Besides, you can fill in the gaps of these sentences with the most suitable tense:
Verb tenses exercises

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Verb Circus "To Make and To Do"

Hi, Guys!,

As I told you last week, I love Vaughan's system and programs. Because of that, I'd like to share with all of you this practical video where you can learn, understand or just review the difference between MAKE and DO. There are several choices, but there's only one correct. If you watch this ( in 30 minutes), you'll learn a lot, specially if you're Spanish.

I hope you'll enjoy this TV program The Verb Circus as much as me!!!  ENJOY AND LEARN ENGLISH :)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Learn English with VAUGHAN (Aprende Inglés con Vaughan) Channel Canal Sur 2 Andalucía (Spain)

Hi, Guys!, 

 Once again, I'm going to talk about Richard Vaughan because not only he's a great wellknown English teacher, but also, he has an excellent method to teach English by means of his podcasts, radio, TV programs, links on YouTube, books such as "Si Quieres, Puedes", ... and now, he has two programs on Andalucian TV (Spain). 

Even more, you can find different levels (from elementary, intermediate to advanced), I think it's fantastic and interesting!
 
So, if you live in the south of Spain, I encourage you to follow Vaughan's TV programs, I'm sure you'll learn a lot!!! If you are more interested, click on Aprende Inglés on Andalucian TV (= Learn English).

Now, you can watch Common Mistakes Shorts Answers

I hope you'll like and enjoy these programs! :)


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Valme's English Corner - 2nd Anniversary

Hi, Guys!, 

Two years ago, this virtual English Corner started! I'm pleased to share all my ideas, posts, games, worksheets, ... with all of You!!! since you encourage me to keep on working everyday.
 
I hope you'll go on reading my posts and visiting Valme's English Corner. This is my dream.
 
Thanks a lot! ;)



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