Tuesday 29 April 2014

Improve your Vocabulary

One of the aspects assessed in advanced writing and speaking is the amount, quality and variety not only in grammar structures, but also in vocabulary. The more descriptive words you use, the better.
Try to avoid ALL the words in the yellow squares. Apart from these adjectives and verbs, try not to use nouns such as thing or verbs such as get or go; use more descriptive ones instead.

Visit Victoria's Vlog (sorry, blog)

Victoria's Site for Advanced 2 is a gripping colleague's blog to browse. View a couple of slide presentations about Advice / Recommend / Suggest -Common Mistakes & Contrast Linkers for a start.
(Thanks for sharing, Victoria).

Thursday 24 April 2014

English through Cartoons

If you enjoy cartoons, you'll love Ed Stein's strips. Have a look at some of them on the excellent Mira que Luna blog. Carmen's been an old (existing for many years) follower of our blog. Thanks Carmen.

Wednesday 23 April 2014

One Thousand !!!

Thanks for being there!!!  
 Thanks for following the blog!!!

Monday 21 April 2014

Energy & Rhythm for this Term

Passengers travelling on Virgin Australia Flight 097 from Brisbane to Sydney were treated to the unusual experience of live in-flight musical entertainment, as the performers from The Lion King touring show, with their seat backs upright and their hand luggage stowed, launched into a full-scale rendition of The Circle of Life. Harmonies and handclaps included. (From The Telegraph).

Friday 18 April 2014

Gabriel García Márquez

If you are Spanish, read "Cien años de soledad";
if you are not Spanish, read "One Hundred Years of Solitude" in Spanish. You won't regret it.

If you have to read or reread a book, read or reread "Cien años de soledad". You won't regret it!

Thursday 17 April 2014


Play wordshake here!
Be careful it's a bit addictive!
My highest score 67!
Can you beat it?

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Tuesday 15 April 2014

Test your Vocab

Check your Vocabulary knowledge here.

Monday 14 April 2014

More Advanced resources to pass your CAE exam

Listening (Links by Tomeu Aloy's blog)
Speaking (sample from Tomeu Aloy's blog)

Thursday 10 April 2014

Advanced Listening Lessons

You can practise your listening skills on TalkEnglish.com.