Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Article Writing (2)

Have a look at the two samples of article writing here. Notice:
· title,
· topic sentence in paragraphs,
· type of vocabulary,
· tone of the writing,
· first and last paragraphs,
· use of punctuation
· clear structure of the writing
· coherence and cohesion (in paragraphs and in the whole text).

Buzz or Bull? The Top 21 Buzzwords of 2015 & 2016

Buzz or Bull? The Top 21 Buzzwords of 2015 & 2016: After scouring the web I have found the top marketing buzzwords for 2015/2016. Check them out and let me know if I have missed any.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Article Writing: Introduction


Tomorrow we'll start with article writing. This is just an introduction.

CAE Activities (By Tim Warre)

Monday, 24 April 2017

State of democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law: Populism - How strong are Europe's checks and balances?

Increasing numbers of Europeans faced with austerity, unemployment and inequality are seeing globalisation as a threat and are tempted by populist parties. To address this trend, it is vital that social rights such as employment, health and education be respected within inclusive societies. Citizens must also be fully confident about their national and European institutions. They require independent and impartial justice, effective parliaments and pluralistic media.
The new report by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe State of democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law: Populism - How strong are Europe's checks and balances? assesses the functioning of institutions and of societies across the 47 countries of the Organisation in the current political and social context. The report also explains how responsible political players can work together to challenge populism and to foster safe and stable states.

EOI CT Quality Survey

From today you can fill in a survey about our school and the classes you are given. Do this survey, please; we want to improve. Speak freely, it is anonymous that answers, not you! ;-)

Key to Passive Voice activities

Check your activities about Passive voice here.

Murcia Today Weekly Bulletin

Murcia Today Whats-on-weekly-bulletin

! Murcia Today - Murcia And Spanish News Round-up Week Ending 21st April 2017

Friday, 21 April 2017

The 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