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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