Friday, 21 April 2017

Thes most complicated word in English ...

... is only three letters long. [Not GET]
Read this msn article.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Passive Verbs (Activities)

Do these to review verbs in the passive voice: 1 & 2.
We'll be checking answers in class next Monday 24th.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Monday, 17 April 2017

New Words

See these slides to learn 12 new words you'll be using soon. (From Dictionary .com)

[The ones from the picture entered Webster Dictionary in 2011]

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

See these sample student answers to CAE Writing questions with feedback

See these sample student answers to CAE Writing questions with feedback (From Flo-Joe)

Writing

Just in case you fell like writing these holidays and you don't know what about. Here is a list of possible topics for writing.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Reading

If you feel like reading and you don't know what, you can find some pieces of reading here, on National Geographic Learning.
(You can also listen to them and do activities)

12 surprising facts about the English language

ELT Learning Journeys PEARSON

Friday, 7 April 2017

Key to last week's phrasals








Check your Phrasal Verbs here.

Interview: Gabby Salazar on Inspiring Environmental Responsibility in the Young Learner Classroom through Photography

Listen to Gabby Salazar and read Gabby's article.
Photographer and conservationist Gabby Salazar travels around the globe to document rare and endangered species and to raise awareness about their plight.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Cartagena Holy Week '17

Visit the Town Hall website in English.

Have a look to get familiar with the vocabulary and concepts of our Holy Week in this "guide" and in Holy Week Step by Step. Tourist Brochures available here.
Enjoy your holidays !!!
See you on Wed. 19th April

British Easter

Learn about British Easter here.

Free English Course


Zlopp! Ptakk! Biff! Holy Bat-Onomatopoeia!

Zlopp! Ptakk! Biff! Holy Bat-Onomatopoeia!: We define onomatopoeia as 'the formation of a word, as cuckoo, meow, honk, or boom, by imitation of a sound made by or associated with its reference.' Or, if you prefer, 'the use of imitative and naturally suggestive words for rhetorical, dramatic, or poetic effect.'

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Blog writing

Read this How to write a good blog by British Council BBC Teaching English. Then write a 350-word entry for your blog (real or not). If uninspired, I suggest some titles:

  • Holy Week in Cartagena
  • Learn English Differently (5 wacky, or not, ideas)
  • Beware Advertising and Commercials!!!
  • My Perfect Weekend
Deadline 19th April

Typical mistakes in Reports

Check your mistakes in Report Writing here.

Improve your vocabulary


Monday, 3 April 2017

April fool – the language of jokes and tricks

Read this interesting article about April Fool's Day (a day when people play tricks on other people) on

Cambridge Dictionary About Words Blog.

Do read the comments after the post!

Digital Media (Speaking class with Parker)

Next Monday we'll be talking about  Digital Media. Read Wikipedia definition ...
"Digital media is any media that is encoded in a machine-readable format. Digital media can be created, viewed, distributed, modified and preserved on digital electronics devices. Computer programs and software; digital imagery, digital video; video games; web pages and websites, including social media; data and databases; digital audio, such as mp3s; and e-books are examples of digital media. Digital media are frequently contrasted with print media, such as printed books, newspapers and magazines, and other traditional or analog media, such as pictures, film or audio tape."... and be ready to answer the following questions:

  • How can it change the way we experience the world?
  • How do audiences use digital media at concerts and conferences these days?
  • Do you download anything / post comments / review products / tweet / upload anything / use social networking sites? 
  • How often?


Quotes


Murcia Today

Murcia Today Whats-on-weekly-bulletin

! Murcia Today - Murcia And Spanish News Round-up Week Ending 31st March 2017

Friday, 31 March 2017

Thursday, 30 March 2017

British vs American English

Study differences in spelling and pronunciation (videos included) on Oxford Dictionaries.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017