Saturday, 22 November 2014

Sing along!

Have a look at this website, where you'll be able to watch and read your favourite songs' videos and lyrics at the same time... You can start with A Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay.
Look up at the line with all the alphabet and choose your favourites!

U2 - The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)

Never been a keen fan of U2 actually; but I've loved this song since the first time I heard it.

                                                                        Lyrics

Saint Cecilia, patroness of musicians

Today is a musical day...

Friday, 21 November 2014

Strange Pronunciations

 Check some "strange-pronunciation" words here.
How many did you know?
... is a large village and community on the island of Anglesey in Wales, situated on the Menai Strait next to the Britannia Bridge and across the strait from Bangor. It is alternatively known as Llanfairpwll, Llanfair PG, or
 pronounced ( listen).
At the 2001 census the population of the community was 3,040, 76% of whom speak Welsh fluently; the highest percentage of speakers is in the 10–14 age group, where 97.1% speak Welsh. It is the sixth largest settlement on the island by population.
The long form of the name was invented for promotional purposes in the 1860s; with 58 characters it is the longest place name in Europe and the second longest official one-word place name in the world. Visitors stop at the railway station to be photographed next to the station sign, visit the nearby Visitors' Centre, or to stamp their 'passport' at the adjacent shop. Another tourist attraction is the nearby Marquess of Anglesey's Column, which at a height of 27 metres (89 ft) offers views over Anglesey and the Menai Strait. Designed by Thomas Harrison, the monument celebrates the heroism of Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey at the Battle of Waterloo.
From Wikipaedia

Tenses Activity KEY

Check your tenses here.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Universal Children's Day

Have a look at United Nations Universal Children's Day Website and learn more about this day on Wikipedia.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Friday, 14 November 2014

World Diabetes Day

Read about diabetes. Have a look at diabetes.co.uk if you're interested in the illness or want to learn more about it. ACT ON DIABETES. NOW
IDF International Diabetes Federation

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Phrasal Verb Game 1

Phrasal verbs may seem obvious to native English language speakers, but for learners they can be mystifying. Knowing your phrasal verbs brings you much closer to speaking fluently. Choose the correct synonym or antonym in this challenging game. I got 180 points!

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Speaking class with Kerrin for 19th Nov.

Be ready to talk about the four activities in this speaking work-sheet.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Vocabulary Review Unit 2



Students' Representative

Next Wednes-day we'll have a general election to vote for the student class representatives at 11:00. The 2-day campaign starts right now.

Writing Task 2: Leaflet

Think of a course or event for the public (real or imaginary) and write a LEAFLET to advertise it.
Before writing it (150 - 200 words), have a look at the "How to ... write a promotional leaflet / promote something" on p. 155 in the textbook (Writing Bank 1). Three samples from Objective CAE CUP for you to browse before starting to write.
Deadline 21st Nov.

! Murcia Today - 14 Bullas Residents Killed In Cieza Coach Accident

! Murcia Today - 14 Bullas Residents Killed In Cieza Coach Accident

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Cartagena for Tourists


Watch this video about Cartagena and then read here the script of another promotional DVD: highlight typical expressions for describing our city, its festivals, traditions, gastronomy...
You can't miss it!!! It'll be extremely helpful for you when you have to explain what Cartagena is like to English speaking friends.
More videos on the Ayto website.

Phrasal Verbs

Here is a list of essential phrasal verbs for advanced students.

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Pronunciation
Syntax

To start with, we could do it with just "up" and "down".

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Comparatives (Advanced) + Likely + Lay vs Lie


Have a look at this from Michael Swan's Practical English Usage (3rd Ed.).

Extra Activity on Comparing & Contrasting (with KEY on page 2)

Tense Review

It is always a wonderful moment to revise tenses. They are a recurrent mistake for students. You can review them with this activity. We'll check this extra tense activity at the end of November. The key will be posted on 21st Nov. On 26th we'll comment doubts and problems in class.

Bonfire Night | Onestopenglish

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Presentations...

Just a reminder ... 
You have to do / give / make a presentation before the end of the (academic) year. It will help your oral skills dramatically / enormously / immeasurably / significantly / tremendously.
Tips to start working on it. 

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Wierd News

Watch them here.