Monday, 26 December 2011

Watch Videos on Different Topics

On this site you can select from a number of videos dealing with varied and interesting topics. Many of them may be helped with subtitles, though it is unnecessary. Enjoy it! Excellent idea for a 10-minute session of listening practice. The website is TED.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

The 7-letter game

If you wanna play for a while... try this. But be careful --it's a bit addictive...

Most Commonly Mispronounced English Words and its Correct Pronunciation (Part 1)

You can find on English Trainer these words. Read them aloud one by one and check your pronunciation with the audio provided. If you mispronounce the word, pause and repeat. Good luck!

Monday, 19 December 2011

Nothing ventured, nothing gained...

One of today's Mira que Luna's posts... interesting blog to follow with tons of resources for learning English. Browse through it, you'll love it!

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Animated Minds

A classmate invites us to watch some visually dynamic, exciting and worrying at the same time short films, which will make us think of the meaning of normality. Incredibly impressive images: Animated Minds, a series of short animated documentaries which use real testimony from people who have experienced different forms of mental distress.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Splendid Speaking

Samples of speaking activities (27), useful advice and the tapescripts (in the pdf files) here.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Spain General Election

The Guardian,
BBC,
The Washington Post,
CNN,
El País.

Some vocabulary to speak about the latest Spanish general election here.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Sunsets all over the World

Check out this SlideShare Presentation: Choose four pictures and describe what you can see using adverbs and adjectives from the unit.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Rolling in the Deep by ADELE

Nice video and tremendously powerful song...

You can read the lyrics here.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Other ways to say "A lot"

There are dozens of ways to express a high quantity of something different from "a lot". Revise them and do use them in formal writing or speech (according to their degree of formality). A lot

Friday, 4 November 2011

Selva de Irati


If you like the colours of Autumn, see the breathtaking photographs of this natural park full of beech and fir trees.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Left-Handers' Day


Are you a left hander? Have a look at this, anyway...

Friday, 8 July 2011

A Song for the Summer

I just wanted to say See you in September with a song.
The video is fun, I love the song and we drink beer responsibly, don't we...?
Enjoy Summer!!!

If you want to sing along, learn the lyrics.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

No Room for Doubt

·All the vocabulary sheets are below. Hope they're useful.
·I'll be answering any problem / doubt / question you post me
Advice for exam:
-Revise notes taken down during the year
-Revise mistakes in writing tasks
-Practise exam-like speaking
-Do different writing tasks (the difficult ones for you) pp. 199-214 in textbook
-Listen to the news DAILY
-Review vocabulary dealing with topics not studied in detail in class
-Talk to people (or to yourself) in English aloud. Meet classmates for English Tea conversation!
-Do ALL the above.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Oral Practice by Splendid Speaking (Updated)

Try the following Splendid Speaking Activities to rehearse both the speech and the interaction parts of the oral exam:
Technology, Music, Language Learning, Jobs, Environmental Concerns, Cultural Attractions, Jobs, Eating Habits, Travel, Money, People, Home Sweet Home, Work, Life, Personality, Sport and Fitness, Cinema & TV, National Festivals.
Remember there are many other topics, all of which can be checked here ... and don't forget this.

Friday, 3 June 2011

What's your English? Mac Dictionary

CASTILDELENGUAS

This is the name of a wonderful magazine written by our colleagues in Tudela EOI. I have chosen a couple of articles written by an advanced student (like you) and an English teacher (like me) from Tudela school. I just wanted to share them with you. Enjoy them!
If only I had been taught at the age of three...! and Wishes, hopes and resolutions.
If you happen to have a look at the whole magazine, click Castildelenguas.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Keep your English Up 2 Date

Have a look at this series of BBC Learning English. Check the words on your left and listen to Professor David Crystal talking about their usage. You can always start with series 1 or series 2.
Enjoy them!

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

elllo Listening Practice


Get listening practice on elllo advanced page: these listenings can be fast, long, and/or complicated.

Using a Noun Entry

Extra vocabulary practice from Oxford Collocations.
Check your answers here.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

English Language FAQ


Visit this blog. It's worth while browsing.

Monday, 23 May 2011

LAW: Crime & Punishment

You can find extra activities dealing with the topic here.

Watch the videos and the whole activity here.
Many more interesting ideas can be found on ELLA website.
It is a truly fantastic website to visit.

Friday, 20 May 2011

What are you passionate about?

Listen to one and read 92 answers to this question on BBC Learning English. A bit more, this time about dangerous passions.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

The 5 best countries to live in


Is Spain there? Make your guesses and check how many right ones you got. Do you agree?

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Quiz

This week BBC quiz is about comparisons with as. Try your utmost and see whether you can get 6 out of 6.
Learn more comparisons with
as
here.

Culturomics

If you want to know what it is about, have a look at buzzwords

Monday, 28 March 2011

Friday, 25 March 2011

British Interjections

Do this quiz from BBC Learning English on INTERJECTIONS

Self-study Idiom Quizes

To review, check, learn idioms / comparisons / phrasal verbs / slang... visit this helpful website.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Only for successful people...

If you are successful, you must know how to express it...

Monday, 14 March 2011

Practice with Verbs + Prepositions

Download it and do the practice. Key soon.

Check the entry of the word END.

Every now and then it is an extremely useful habit to visit the entry of a well-known word in a dictionary. You will learn many new expressions (or even new meanings) of the word. You will refresh your memory and check old and new collocations with it.
Surprisingly, we are going to start this series with the word END. ;-D

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

More about IWD

On her shoulders

Monday, 28 February 2011

It's "Wicked"

Check the meaning of this and other words in BBC Learning English: Keep your English Up to Date 2.

Vocabulary Sheets

This is a sample for Information Technology

Friday, 25 February 2011

Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) Conference Videos

On this site you can select from a number of videos dealing with varied and interesting topics. Many of them may be helped with subtitles, though it is unnecessary. Enjoy it! Excellent idea for a 10-minute session of listening practice. The website is TED.

50 Interesting Facebook Facts


Check how many facts you knew...

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Family Ties


Review the vocabulary from the texts on pp. 68 + 69 here.

If you feel like doing an activity about Overparenting, this is the place. Key soon.

Human Planet (series trailer) BBC1

Just Watch!!! (Full screen and with your loudspeakers on if possible)

Friday, 18 February 2011

Hablamejoringles.com

Hablamejoringles.com is an interesting blog to improve your English. Have a special look at stress on word stress and also read (and hear) el sonido schwa en inglés.
Zac, the author of the blog, is an American teacher and translator who shares experiences and ideas specially related to Spanish speakers. Browse his blog, it's worth while... and thanks to Ana Fuster (once more) who gave us the link.

New English File Advanced Online


Excellent practice for advanced students.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Happiness

Latest OneStopEnglish-The GuardianWeekly reading activity dealing with "How to be Happy". Interested? Read it and answer the suggested questions. Key at the end, as usual.

Could you resist this unique OPPORTUNITY???


I bet you can't...
Seize the opportunity

Exam revision grammar and vocabulary

Here is some vocabulary and grammar seen in class dealing with the exam.

Friday, 11 February 2011

Useful Business English Expressions

...and you will ask me "Why Business?"... and I'll answer: "Because the important points are "Useful" and "Expressions". You can use most of them in the oral interaction part.
Useful Business English Expressions

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Script for Wed 2nd Video Entry

If you want to understand every single word they say (and you didn't), click here.

Friday, 4 February 2011

Exam Reading Comprehension Practice

You can practise Reading Comprehension tests on UsingEnglish.com. Choose two or three texts and check your knowledge.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

BBC Learning English - Quiznet

It's interesting, it's quick and you can check your answers (only 6) instantly

Do the Ending a Relationship quiz here.

Do the Modals of Obligation quiz here.

There are many more...

Friday, 21 January 2011

False Friends between Spanish and English


Browsing the net I came across this engrossing old article from MED Magazine. It's worth reading.

Monday, 10 January 2011

Writing: References

Read Writing a Reference Letter (with examples). Check layout and content; browse samples: characterprofessional, from a teacheremployer, for employment.
Check typical mistakes in reference writing here.