Tuesday 26 March 2013

Phrasal Verb Game 2

Another game to practise your knowledge of phrasal verbs. This game requires a little more work: choose the correct particle to complete the sentence, which contains at least one phrasal verb that’s important to know. I got 140 points!

4 ways to understand what you hear

Thursday 21 March 2013

World Poetry Day 2013

World Poetry Day

SONNET XLVIII (Pablo Neruda - 1904-1973)

Two happy lovers make one bread,
a single moon drop in the grass.
Walking, they cast two shadows that flow together;
waking, they leave one sun empty in their bed.

Of all the possible truths, they chose the day;
they held it, not with ropes but with an aroma.
They did not shred the peace; they did not shatter words;
their happiness is a transparent tower.

The air and wine accompany the lovers.
The night delights them with its joyous petals.
They have a right to all the carnations.

Two happy lovers, without an ending, with no death,
they are born, they die, many times while they live:
they have the eternal life of the Natural.

Introduction to Teaching Pronunciation Workshop (By Adrian Underhill)

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Wednesday 20 March 2013

Nuestra EOI Cartagena

En tiempos de crisis algunos alumnos y profesores de la EOI de Cartagena se pronuncian ante la necesidad e importancia de la educación y de los idiomas en los tiempos que corren

Friday 15 March 2013

Speaking Lesson Monday 18th

On Monday we'll be talking about A visit to the doctor. Remember it doesn't have to be true. The idea is to introduce as much vocabulary as possible dealing with symptoms, illnesses and treatments (you can check on previous posts, try to be as specific as possible).

After that, we'll be talking about A bad habit you used to have: nail biting, smoking, being a chocoholic / workaholic / shoppaholic... Again, remember it doesn't necessarily have to be true. Answer the following questions: When did you realise you had a problem? When did you first try to give up? Were you successful? Why? Why not? What strategy did you adopt to help you kick the habit? How do you feel about it all now? Do you ever miss it?

During the last 15 minutes, in order to improve the interaction part, we'll be dealing with the book activity on p. 75 no. 3: Practice taking turns fluently. Use the following Conversation Strategies. (Thanks Ana)

Wednesday 13 March 2013

Friday 8 March 2013

Inspiring Women

Before the ones on the following video and definitely much more inspiring, let me name my great-grandmother (yes, I did know her and spent wonderful moments with her I still remember) my grandmothers, my mother, my sister, my wife and, last but not least, my daughter...

Thursday 7 March 2013

Wednesday 6 March 2013

How about some South African English?

If you want to learn more about South African English, click here. Everything's on MacmillanDictionaryBlog

Friday 1 March 2013

Body Image

How concerned are men and women about their body image nowadays? Check here (The Guardian Weekly)