Friday, 24 October 2014

Bodily Noises

Not everything's gonna be formal and academic language ...!

Monday, 20 October 2014

How to write a cover letter

general cover letter

CV / Resumé Writing (Reminder)

First of all, go to the "Links to Visit" section (below on your right) and click on (Create your) Europass CV. There you can see a sample of Europass CV.
Before entering Create your Europass CV on line now, read the information given and see the links inside the document. Then you can start filling your Europass following the instructions given at the beginning.

Once finished your CV / Resumé, it must be sent together with a Cover(ing) Letter, whose content and format can be seen here. Read samples (American and British English) before you start writing your own one.

Remember your Cover(ing) Letter must be the answer to a job advertisement you've read in the press or somewhere else. Choose your ideal job. As to the Europass CV, it can be real or not; but remember you can do your own CV and update it online every now and then.

Deadline to hand in both tasks: Oct 29th.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Speaking lesson for next Wednesday

Task for next Wednes-day lesson.

What’s not to like about ‘like’? | Macmillan

What’s not to like about ‘like’? | Macmillan


Todos los municipios de la Región contarán con colegios bilingües el próximo curso

La Consejería de Educación prepara medidas para ampliar la formación de los docentes en lenguas extranjeras, y cobrarán peso los títulos de idiomas en el apartado formación de las oposiciones. Se posibilitará que los alumnos que han hecho toda la Primaria en bilingüe sigan su formación en esta modalidad de enseñanza y que los institutos puedan elegir su grado de inmersión en inglés
More info here.

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

"On this day we recommit to think, decide and act together against extreme poverty -- and plan for a world where no-one is left behind. Our aim must be prosperity for all, not just a few."
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Message for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty


Learn more about this day here.
Objetivos del Milenio

The Best Everyday Listening Practice

Click on Latest Sky News Headlines (on the right) and then on the screen to watch & listen to the News Bulletin.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Language Exchange

Isla Plana
Club Social

Click on the text to learn more about the language exchanges

Buenavista (El Alamillo)
address

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

So, you wanna learn English KEY

If you read the post about how difficult English is, you can find the "explanations" here.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Five things you need to know about the IRC's Ebola response

PROEs

Oral and Written Practice Lessons for Advanced Students on Fridays. From 17th onwards: Isabel Bastida 12:00 to 13:00) Clasroom 7. Don't miss them!!!

Curso Pronunciación 2014-15

One-minute World News BBC

If you want to watch and hear them click here.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Multilingual speakers

Read the Guardian article and highlight collocations, phrases or words which might be useful for you when you talk about "Learning Languages". Check here.
You can also watch the video below. Alex Rowlings (mentioned in the previous article) tells us about the topic.


Presentations

Haven't you decided yet which presentation you are going to do? If you've already made up your mind, have a look at how to make it. You'll find it useful.
Remember possible topics to talk about: IT, your hobby / hobbies, a trip, a famous person, a celebrity, a discovery, a sport, how to do smth., or any other theme you may find interesting ...

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Ebola outbreak: Spain investigates new case

If you want to read the news, click here. (BBC News Europe)

So, you wanna learn English...

Read this and underline what you can't understand. Key soon

Monday, 6 October 2014

Suggestions to improve vocabulary

Read the advice here
On video something similar here.

Keep always a record of the new words / phrases you learn and revise it regularly.
Look at the example seen in class with the word threshold.

First Day with our Language Assistant

Kerrin Murphy (American) will be with us as a language assistant this year, and her first day will be next Wednesday from 9:15 to 10:15. Prepare your questions ...

Sunday, 5 October 2014

World Teachers' Day

Have a look at this... and if you feel like it, browse worldteachersday website.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Test your English

Do this 25-multiple-choice-question test to see your knowledge in the language... and which is the most appropriate Cambridge Exam for you.
There's no time limit, but don't cheat!

Thursday, 2 October 2014

For vs During

FOR  vs  DURING

Check your "For" vs "During" usage herehere.

Monday, 29 September 2014

MacMillan Dictionary Real Grammar Quiz

Click here to do the 10-question test. Results are given immediately.
Everyone has an opinion about grammar. Some people get upset about what they regard as bad grammar, and believe we must all ‘follow the rules’. But where do these rules come from? And are they all valid? In our Real Grammar series, Macmillan Dictionary re-opens the debate, this time insisting that the only reliable way of understanding English grammar is to study the evidence of language in use. We analyse corpus data and observe how people use English, around the world and across the whole spectrum of text-types.
Try our quiz to test your knowledge of real 21st century grammar.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Textbook for this year

We'll carry on using New Total English published by Pearson-Longman this year

Classes Start

We'll start this year on the 29th at 9:15.
See you then in Classroom 1

Monday, 1 September 2014