Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Some help for Article Writing

To improve your descriptive skills have a look at these handouts from Total English Advanced: Adjectives and Adverbs, Dramatic Verbs and Ways of Comparing, Impersonal Report Structures, Presenting Information and Connecting Words... I'm sure you'll find all of them extremely useful.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Murphy's Law

Read the text on pp. 46 & 47, do the activities and, on a different day, review the vocabulary of the text with this Maite's presentation.
Next year in January before the fist class (Mon. 11th), I'll be blogging the keys to the textbook activities on pp. 46, 47, 50, 51 and the final review. You might need this for Voc 3.2 on p.50.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

The impotence of proofreading (by Taylor Mali)

I watched "A quick post to make you smile halfway through the week..." on MacMillan Dictionary Blog and couldn't help sharing it with you:

Wednesday, 2 December 2009


... you like, you can brush up on the different types of conditionals and, after that, do this test from English Page to review your command of conditionals. Check inversion with conditionals as well.

Monday, 30 November 2009

How do you feel today?

I'm sure you'll feel like one (or more) of the following. Find five which can be applied to you today... and try different days. How do you feel today?

Friday, 20 November 2009

Only for Dictionary Lovers

“The first time I read the dictionary,” said the American comic Steve Wright, “I thought it was a poem about everything.”
Chambers ends a chapter in Edinburgh TIMES-ONLINE
...And more about lexicographers related to the before-mentioned article in a Macmillandictionaryblog post.

Friday, 13 November 2009

Your Questions Answered on MED Magazine

Have a look at this interesting webzine; and if you have questions, find them answered here like this.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Improve English Fluency with CHUNKS

What are chunks and how can they help improve my fluency in English?
Read the following article by Splendid Speaking and learn more about chunks

Monday, 2 November 2009

How to Write Complaint Letters

This website will help you to learn how to write and practise Complaint Letters. Thanks to HKPU (Hong Kong Polytechnic University) and CILL (Centre for Independent Language Learning).
You can watch the slideshow and do the Exercise later.

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Bolsa de Idiomas

El programa Bolsa de Idiomas, organizado por el Espacio Joven de la Concejalía de Juventud, reinicia su actividad para el 2009-2010 con un centenar de personas inscritas y que han renovado su interés en permanecer en el programa, de las cuales aproximadamente un 90% ya practican un idioma diferente del nativo de forma asidua y gratuita. More info here.

Thursday, 24 September 2009


Macmillan Dictionary
You can try these two activities: Whole Page and Prepositions to see how you manage to work with the dictionary
Keys soon.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

My sister likes this song

James Morrison & Nelly Furtado's "Broken Strings" and so do I.

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Downloads from BBC Learning English

Visit this page; you'll find interesting material for learning. Or here to keep your English up to date.
Test your vocabulary skills here.

Thursday, 23 April 2009


You can find "some" proverbs here: more than 2,600. Many thanks to Luis (EOI CT teacher), who was the compilator.

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Improve English Fluency with Chunks

Have a look at this Splendid Speaking activity.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Cambridge Dictionaries Resource Page

Do vocabulary activities with the worksheets related to Cambridge Dictionaries

Sunday, 8 March 2009

A Woman's World by Neneh Cherry

Lyrics | Neneh Cherry lyrics - Woman lyrics

If you want to read an article about the International Women's Day from The Guardian, click here.

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Raed Tihs

Olny 55% of plepoe can raed and userdtnand tihs:
I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid! Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid déos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? Yaeh, and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorant!

Monday, 23 February 2009


This is the first of a series of topic-related vocabulary sheets for you to enlarge. You can use them to speak about the suggested topics: Describing people, How to Describe People.
Voc to describe people

Conversation Elements

Have a look at these elements. They'll help you express yourself... and you must know them all anyway (they belong to the minimum contents for NA 2).


Everything you must know about grammar to pass NA 2 is here. Have a look at everything and highlight what you don't know; then ask your teacher.

Friday, 9 January 2009


Have a look at dozens of interesting videos with their transcript. Choose the level of difficulty and enjoy them... at Yappr