Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Digital Resources In Education

Hi, There! ;)

As well as other blog-teachers, I believe that technology innovation can make education creative and engaging for our students, it's actually an essential tool for most teachers and pupils.

Because of that, I'd like to show you this webpage: http://conteni2.eudcarex.es

It's full of digital resources which can be used on digital whiteboards by teachers, many students and parents on holidays, etc.

The children are going to learn more English and have fun at the same time. You can find many videos, games, songs, ... for pre-primary, primary, secondary and special educational needs students.

Enjoy summer while you're learning English!!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

One Letter - One Word - SPEAKING


Hi, there!,


As you can see in this blog, I love sharing some of my tricks to help students SPEAK English and IMPROVE their vocabulary. That's why I'm going to show you "One LeTTeR -
One WoRd". It's a funny practical game!

1. You only need to print several alphabets. http://www.uptoten.com/kids/coloringpage-mixedbag-print-abc.html

2. Then, you cut the alphabet into small pieces. (Obviously, each one would be one letter of the alphabet).

3. You can divide your students into groups (maybe four people).

4. Every student will pick up one letter and will say an English word beginning with that letter.

5. Ask your students to write down the words mentioned; by this way, you could check if they are right or wrong.

6. The student who can't say a word immediately stops playing for a while.

7. I hope you'll have fun learning English!!! ;)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

UseFuL ExpreSSionS to TRAVEL

Hi, Guys!,

Are you going abroad this summer? If you are travelling to a foreign country soon, you'll need to refresh your English!!! Don't forget this language is everywhere!, at the airports, at the restaurants, hotels, ...

So, why don't you look at the following expressions and dialogues?

Thanks to David Peña and Juan Carlos Gacio, two of my pupils, we can find a great list of useful expressions. BON VOYAGE!!!


At hotel

* I'd like a single / double room for a night / a couple of days, please.
* How much is this room?
* Yes, I have a reservation. / No, I don't have a reservation.
* Can I have a room with TV?
* Here is my passport / my documents.
* I'll be staying here for three days.
* How much do I owe you?
* Thanks.


At the airport
* Here is your passport, your boarding pass.
* Where is the boarding gate?
* Where is the baggage claim?
* Where is the check-in point?
* Do you have anything to declare?
* How long are you going to stay here?
* Can you put your bags on these scales, please?
* Thanks for your help.
Transports

* Could you tell me where I can buy the subway / bus tickets, please?
* Where is the nearest station?
* Could you give a map showing the stops?
* I'd like to buy a single / round ticket, please.

* Can you tell me what line bus / metro I should get to go to the museum, please?
* Which line goes to ...?
* Do I need exact change for the ticket?
* How much is the ticket / fare / token?
* Thanks a lot.

Food and Drink

* I'd like to have (a) coke / juice / water / coffee / soft drink.
* Do you have a menu?
* Can I have a sandwich, please?
* Can you show me the ingridients? I can't understand you.

* How much is this? How much are these?
* Can I pay with my credit card? only cash?
* Thank you.

Bank and Money
* Where is the currency exchange?
* I'd like to change some money.
* What comission do they charge?
* In bills or in small change.
* Where do I sign?


Shopping

* Hi, I'm looking for a grocery shop, can you help me, please?

*Can I try on this t-shirt?
* How much is it? How much does it cost?
* Cash or credit?

* These jeans suit me well, they are the right size.

Ascot Racecourse 2011

Hi, there!,


Last year, we already mentioned and wrote about the origins of this wellknown racecourse in UK. So, you can click here if you want to reread the post. (http://valmeenglishcorner.blogspot.com/2010/06/ascot-racecourse-typical-british.html)



For this reason, this time, I just want you to look at the following video and pay attention to the originality and freshness of women's hats in Ascot this year. Let's see...


Click here to watch the video: http://youtu.be/qe68V2bQtTg





Monday, June 13, 2011

GooD LucK ToMoRRoW !!!


Hi, Guys!,

Thank You for being your teacher,
we're going to miss you,
we'll never forget you,
we'll be always there for you, like the song,
I hope all your dreams will come true,
Good luck in your exams!!!
University is coming!!!

My best wishes ;)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Describing Physical Appearance - SpEaKinG


Hi, there!,

Would you like to improve your speaking? why don't you learn or review how to describe Physical Appearance? It's a very entertaining game that you can play with your students or friends to practise your English!

Just take a look the following pages, these are fantastic!!! Then, choose one of your mates and describe him/her for the other people. The others have to guess who you are describing listening to your descripytion. You can also include clothes description. Come on, let's play now!!!

Learn and play ;)

Material Obligatorio Appearances Vocabulary

CoMpaRatiVeS and SuPerLaTiVeS


Hi, there!,

Learning CoMpaRatiVeS and SuPerLaTiVeS in English is not very difficult, but you have to bear in mind if the adjective is short or long one. Now, would you like to learn or review comparatives and superlatives? Actually, it could a great chance to amplify your vocabulary! Let's see ...

Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

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Comparative and Superlative

Adjectives

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Common Necessary Idioms


Hi, Guys!,

Sometimes, you forget what you should say when someone sneezes, that is "Bless You". Because of that, I'd like to share with you this fantastic worksheet, it's a perfect summary for you. Even more, if you are a Teacher, you can use it to decorate your classroom and make your students familiar with these social expressions.


SOCIAL EXPRESSIONS

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

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