Monday, September 10, 2012

VOCABULARY 4 (List of useful words for Intermediate & Upper-intermediate students)

Hi, Guys!, 

Here you are! two other lists of words about CITY (by Manuel Martel) and TRAVEL (by Luis Tejada), they are quite basic, but I hope you'll learn all these words. Take a look now! ;)

CITY




Sunday, September 9, 2012

VOCABULARY 3 (list of useful words for Intermediate and Upper-intermediate students)

Hi, Guys!, 

Here you are! a new list of words about HEALTH, it's really fuctional! I hope you'll improve your vocabulary and understand any text better! ;)



Saturday, September 8, 2012

VOCABULARY 2 (List of useful words for Intermediate & Upper-intermediate students)

Hi, Guys!

I hope you'll find this list functional. It has been written by Ana Flores and Adrián Camino.
Now, you need to study it and learn new words!!!

NEW TECHNOLOGIES by Ana and Adrián


Friday, September 7, 2012

FOCUSENGLISH.COM (Everyday English Conversations)

Hi, Guys!!!

It's time to start! So, why don't you click on the following link: FOCUSENGLISH.

It's a fantastic web, you'll find native speakers talking about various topics, you can improve your listening skills thanks to real English conversations: EVERYDAYENGLISH IN CONVERSATION, you can learn new idioms and vocabulary, etc.

Don't waste time! 
Learning English is always FUN;)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

VOCABULARY 1 (List of useful words for Intermediate & Upper-intermediate students)

Hi, Guys!

As you may know, I asked you to search  lists of words related to different topics. Here you are!!! All of them are written by your classmates, I hope you'll find them really practical. Now, have a look at them and learn by heart! ;)
GREAT JOB, GUYS!!!!!!


1. PHYSICAL APPEARANCE by Alba Villegas


2. EDUCATION by María Ortega and José M. Bazaga

3. TELEVISION by Ana Jiménez and Manuel Jiménez


4. WEDDING and FAMILY by Ana Jiménez

Saturday, September 1, 2012

ESOL Courses (Free English Lessons Online)

HI, Guys!,

If you need to improve your listening skill, just take a look the following page ESOLCOURSES.COM.


Here, you'll find many interesting topics, videos, listening tests, as well as other different types of exercises, such as Wordsearch, Vocabulary, entertaining Readings, ... for ADVANCED & UPPER-INTERMEDIATE LEARNERS and IELTS students.

So, don't waste time and start now!!! I hope you'll enjoy ;)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

CLASSROOM LANGUAGE

Hi, Teachers!,

I'm sure you, teachers, already use most of these sentences in your English class, but I just want to refresh our memory and post these common expressions. If you use others, I'll be pleased to add them to this list! They are really functional for our students, they feel more comfortable when they see these sentences on a poster in class, they look at them and speak up!

Your students and you, as a teacher, can also create your own list to encourage them to speak up, learn new words, refresh their memory, and so on. Now, are you ready? 1,2,3, GOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

I've chosen 30 sentences, I know there are more, but there could be enough for our students, then, we can add new others.



C l a s s r o o m    L a n g u a g e


For STUDENTS

  1. May I come in, please?
  2. I’m sorry for being late.
  3. How do you say that in English?
  4. What’s the meaning of …?
  5. Can you repeat, please?
  6. Can you speak louder?
  7. I don’t / can’t understand.
  8. How do you pronounce this?
  9. Is this OK?
  10. Did you correct our exams?
  11. Can I correct, please?
  12. Can we play an English game today?
  13. Can I borrow a pencil / pen, please?
  14. Can I open the window?
  15. Good morning!


For TEACHERS

  1. Good morning everyone! / Hi, there! / How are you today?
  2. Stop talking, please! / Be quiet!
  3. Who is missing today?
  4. Open your Student’s Book / Workbook at page …
  5. You have 3 min. to do this! Quickly! Hurry up!
  6. Any questions? Everything is clear enough?
  7. Can anyone tell me …?
  8. Put your hands up if you know the answer.
  9. Sit down properly.
  10. Please, do these exercises while I’m away.
  11. Who wants to start reading?
  12. Let’s listen and answer the questions.
  13. Let me think / explain this again.
  14. Good luck! / Well done! / Great Job!
  15. Have a nice day / weekend!

I hope you'll find them useful!!! ;)

Friday, June 1, 2012

Kate Morton, a great contemporary writer

Hi, There!,

Do you know KATE MORTON? Have you ever read one of her famous novels? 

Well, in my humble opinion, undoubtedly she is one of the best contemporary writers. K. Morton, born in 1976 in Australia, has written: The House at Riverton (2006), The Forgotten Garden (2008) and The Distant Hours (2010). All her novels have become best-sellers all over the world! 

From her early childhood, she loved reading books, especially those written by Enid Blyton. She grew up in Queensland (Australia) and after attending school, she studied a Licentiate in Speech and Drama from Trinity college in London. At the same time, Kate enrolled in a degree in English Literature at the University of Queensland, graduating with First Class Honors. On that basis, she won a scholarship and could complete a Masters degree focusing on tragedy in Victorian literature. 

Because of that, we could find many Gothic elements in her novels, since she is very enthusiastic of Bronte sisters, Dickens, Daphne du Marier, Poe or Lucy Clifford.


Therefore, I recommend reading her fantastic novels, all the characters are connected mixing current and past events, all her books are really entertaining and well-written. So, when you read an English novel, you can enjoy it and learn new vocabulary, don't you think so? 


I hope we'll never stop reading :)

Monday, May 28, 2012

SPEAK OUT BBC & Longman (post 2)

Hi, Guys!, 

Some months ago, I told you about some interesting videos taken from SPEAK OUT (Longman) on YouTube. I think they are really helpful and a great tool to improve your listening and comprehension. so, are you ready?  



Then, you can answer the following questions, ok? Pay attention to people's answers as well as their different accents.
1. What item do you enjoy buying most?
2. What source of things do you like shopping in Malls?
3. What source of things do you plan to buy?
4. What recent product do you think it is indispensable?

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Primary Students (Digital Resources)


Hi, Children and Teenagers!,


If you've got some free time, take advantage of your time and learn English! I recommend you to have a look at the following link: 
You can find many entertaining activities such as "WHICH ONE IS ...?", MULTIMEDIA DICTIONARY or LEARN ENGLISH WITH BOB!

I hope you'll enjoy as well as learn English!!! 

Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris - We Found Love

Hi, there!, 

Do you think that "we found love in a hopeless place" as Rihanna sings? Well, enjoy and dance this trendy song!!!



If you feel like singing this song, watch this video:

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

EUROPSCHOOL.NET


Hi, there!, 


I love all the European language projects, they are so enriching for everybody, students, parents and teachers! So, I'd like to share with all of you this fantastic web: EUROPSCHOOL, here you can find a visual dictionary plus the pronunciation of every word, and also, in different languages!!! It's really worthwhile, isn't it? 
 
Besides, if you click on 300 PHRASES EUROPSCHOOL, you can learn and practise many different useful phrases, and also, you can listen and repeat their pronunciation.

If you have a little brother or sister and you want him / her to learn English, you can play together these games: GAMES - EUROPSCHOOL

Come on!!! Don't waste time and 
let's learn English while you have fun!!!! ;)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

LONDON 2012 MASCOT Films

HI, Guys!, 


Next coming summer, one of the greatest international events in the world is going to take place in LONDON, obviously I'm referring to the Olympic Games! Do you ever see the British Mascots? Well, I'd like to show these splendid promo videos, I hope you'll enjoy them! :)




Monday, April 30, 2012

EmeLi SaNdE's 'HeaVeN'

Hi, Guys!,

Would you recognise this song? Emeli Sande sings 'Heaven'

Emeli Sande is a Scottish soul and R&B recording artist and songwriter. In fact, she has written songs for Susan Boyle, Leona Lewis or Alesha Dixon. Last year, she could release her single 'Heaven' which became a worldwide hit very soon. 

Now, would you like to listen to this? Then, you can also read and sing its lyrics! :)




Sunday, April 29, 2012

MODALS exercises (post 8 )

HI, Guys!,


You can click on the following links to get some exercises, besides you'll find the key answers. Don't waste and just do it now!!!



I hope you'll find these links useful! :)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

All Tenses Review (post 4)

HI, Guys!,

If you are studying now, you can do the following exercises to check your knowledge. So, I hope you'll find these two links worthwhile:

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Commom European Framework of Reference for Languages

HI, Guys!,

Sometimes, you ask me about your current English level, what level B1 consists of, etc. Therefore, why don't you pay attention to the following charts? They're quite useful and interesting!


Well, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (abbreviated as CEFR), is a guideline used to describe achievements of learners of foreign languages across Europe. Its aim is to provide a common method of learning, teaching and assessing which applies to all languages in Europe. As you can see, there are six reference levels.

level description
A1 Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
A2 Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
B1 Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
B2 Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
C1
Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
C2 Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.
 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

BYE, BYE!!!

 HI, Guys!,

Pleased to meet you all, guys!!! Thanks a lot for your nice words, your enthusiasm, your fantastic role-plays, your participation everyday ,... thank you, thank you so much, YOU ARE VERY NICE!!! I hope you'll keep on learning English, you're on the way!!! I'm proud of being your English teacher! ;) Keep in touch!!!
Rocío and Mª José are speaking, they have a good accent!


Ana & Ana Mari are speaking English
Israel & Antonio, glad together!

Lorena and George "in the Jungle" are speaking good English, but they are quite "PON"



Ana Mª is getting her certificate, she is a great pupil!

Ana is getting her certificate, she studied a lot!

Rocío is getting her certificate, her accent improved a lot!

PS. Sorry for the delay, I've been quite busy! I hope all of you will be fine!!! :)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

ARE YOU READY? A new English Quiz Show

Hi, There!,


I've just watched a very new English TV programme for children in Canal Sur, the Andalusian channel in Spain. From my point of view, it's quite entertaining, fun and motivating for young learners. There are many different English tests, all the primary (5º&6º, that is, 11 or 12 years old) students can take part in this quiz show if they are studying at bilingual schools in Andalucia. 

Obviously, this new educational programme wants to improve children's English level, to encourage them to speak English, etc. 

I think it's worthwhile, I'm really happy to watch this type of Quiz Shows on TV. Now, ArE YoU ReAdY?

If you want to watch this great quiz, click on: ARE YOU READY?

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

CONDITIONALS (post 9)

Hi, Guys!, 


If you need to review Conditionals before taking the exam, here you are more worksheets with key answers. I hope you'll find them practical ;-)




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