Friday 29 May 2015

Great Country

Pedro, a former student at EOI, wants me to share this article with you... Here you are!

... Do you agree?

Monday 18 May 2015

10 TED Talks Every English Student Should Watch

TED is a series of informative, educational, inspiring and sometimes jaw-dropping talks that present ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’.

The link below is a post from IELTS Advantage, International English Language Testing System, an extremely useful website to visit.

10 TED Talks every English Student Should Watch

... and Tim's Free English Lesson Plans, the blog where I saw this post.

Friday 15 May 2015

Dr. Rosler - Principios Neurocognitivos Para La Enseñanza De Nativos Dig...

Specially for those of you who are over 25 and are not Digital Natives.
It is in Spanish but I loved it and I wanted to share it with you.

10 Common Expressions in English

Wednesday 13 May 2015

Writing Expression Test

Wednesday 20th Writing Task Reminder: the allotted time for the task is 75 mins. You'd better do the task in that time and without the help of any dictionary. (Just if you want to do real exam practice!)

Tuesday 12 May 2015

Council of Europe Communications

It is widely accepted that democracy promotes peace among nations, reduces the abuse of power and encourages societies to live in harmony. Upholding human rights undeniably fosters democratic security.
This is the main theme of the second annual report by the Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland, “State of Democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Europe - A shared responsibility for democratic security in Europe”.
It compares democratic practices in European countries identifying judicial weaknesses and media freedom as the major areas of concern. To address them, the report suggests concrete follow-up actions, including training for legal professionals and programmes on the safety of journalists.

Friday 8 May 2015

The Vocabulary You Have to Use in Advanced Exams

Check the latest updated version here!

Personal Identification, Physical Aspect, Character, Personality
Home, Neighbourhood, City
Daily Life Activities, Work, Career
Leisure Time, Sports, Hobbies, Arts, Media, Music
Travel & Transport
Relationships, Humans and Society
Shopping, Trade
Law, Politics, Banks
Language, Information, Communication
Weather, Nature and Environment
IT (Information Technologies) and Science

Find more vocabulary on Oxford Learners Dictionaries TOPIC DICTIONARIES

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... Do use them!

Useful tips to listen to the news

• Make sure you have heard the news in your own language before you listen. You could make some notes of the main stories, including any names of people or places.

• Don’t worry about how much you understand. Listen to or watch the report first a few times ‘just for fun’.

• Stop and review as many times as necessary.

• Write a brief summary (one or two sentences) of each story.

• Set yourself a few questions to answer. Then listen again for the answers.

• Make notes of any new vocabulary you think is useful.

• Why not listen to the news with a friend? You can help each other by talking about what you each understand.

• When you feel confident, try listening to the news in English in different accents.