Tuesday 31 May 2016

Trucos para integrar un nuevo idioma en tu vida y aprender sin que te des cuenta

Trucos para integrar un nuevo idioma en tu vida y aprender sin que te des cuenta: Te presentamos algunas técnicas para hacer que ese nuevo idioma forme parte de tu vida.

Macmillan Education meets Chris Hadfield

Astronaut Chris Hadfield jetted in to our London HQ, where he talked to Henry about the life skills that he values and why. 

Friday 27 May 2016

Thursday 26 May 2016

The 4 C's

These are the four ‘super skills’ that the National Education Association – the United States’ largest teachers’ organization, and founding partners of the Partnership for 21st Century Learning movement – identified as key skills that citizens of the 21st century could not do without:
Critical thinking. 

Wednesday 25 May 2016

Tuesday 24 May 2016

The Millennials not Using Social Media

Millennials (also known as the Millennial Generation or Generation Y, abbreviated to Gen Y) are the demographic cohort following Generation X. There are no precise dates for when the generation starts and ends; most researchers and commentators use birth years ranging from the early 1980s to around 2000.
Read The Guardian Article about Millennials and Social Media

Monday 23 May 2016

Formal Letter Writing

Review Formal Letter Writing on Tomeu's blog and Victoria's Site. Thanks both for sharing!

Friday 20 May 2016

Fear of C1 Oral Exams?

More often than not, as May approaches, some C1 students might feel their whole life revolves around their oral test. Who has never experienced test anxiety?

By Laura Escribano English Teacher EOIP

Thursday 19 May 2016

Wednesday 18 May 2016

Los 10 términos de jerga que necesitas saber en el 2015 | SpanishDict

Los 10 términos de jerga que necesitas saber en el 2015 | SpanishDict: ¿Cuáles son los términos de jerga más populares del 2015? Esta infografía te enseña los 10 términos del 2015 que necesitas saber.

Tuesday 17 May 2016

End-of-Year Quality Survey

Do, please, find five minutes to fill in this questionnaire. You can do it either here or on the EOI Website (top right hand side).
Thanks a lot!!!

Very very very ...

Monday 16 May 2016

Very important notice: Enter MIRADOR

You must have received an email to inform you that students must register in Plumier XXI in order to be able to check marks, student records and to enrol next academic year (if necessary J). Otherwise, you can do it below
Do it asap!!!
1º  Entra en web mirador
2º  Haz click en Acceso Alumnos
3º  Haz click en ¿Necesitas ayuda? ¿No puedes entrar?
4º  Haz click en No conozco mi NRE
5º  Introduce tu NIF/ NIE y fecha de nacimiento

Cloze Activity + Key

If you want to do further practice on economy vocabulary do this cloze activity from a The Guardian article. It's old, but OK for language practice. KEY  here.

Thursday 12 May 2016

Cause & Effect (From Native Speaker) 2

Video: Cause & Effect 3
 Video: Cause & Effect 4
 Video: Cause & Effect 5
 Video: Cause & Effect 6

Wednesday 11 May 2016

Help Syrian Refugees

We are collecting food and medical supplies for Syrian refugees in the region this week. They will be sent by the Asociación de Apoyo al Pueblo Sirio, which has already managed to get other shipments to Syria. Our School has offered to collaborate as a collection point in Cartagena. Please report back to students who can give their contribution in the cafeteria or in the Head of Studies office until Friday 13 May.
You can see the poster with all the info below:
Thanks for your colaboration.

Play Phrase

PlayPhrase.me allows you to search for specific phrases in a database of video clips from popular films and TV shows, like an online corpus of authentic spoken English.

Excellent listening and pronunciation practice!!!

Tuesday 10 May 2016

David Crystal Plenary at IATEFL (British Council)

Who would of thought it? The English language 1966-2066

Watch / listen to David Crystal's lecture here

Session details: Complaints about a supposed decline in standards of English continue to be made, with increasing frequency, in the British press. Although these are nothing new - as the long history of use of would of for would have illustrates - they do draw attention to the way we seem to be going through a period of unusually rapid language change. This paper illustrates the main changes in pronunciation, orthography, grammar, and vocabulary, discusses the chief factors involved - social mobility, globalization, and the Internet - and compares the changes that have taken place in the past fifty years with those that are likely to take place in the next fifty.

Friday 6 May 2016

21 unusual English expressions from around the world

With English spoken in so many places around the world, it’s no surprise that the language has a wealth of entertaining sayings and slang, some funny, some rude, some clever and some bizarre.
Have a look at this article on Idioms around the world.

Thursday 5 May 2016

Cause & Effect (From Native Speaker) 1

Video: Cause & Effect 1
 Video: Cause & Effect 2

Wednesday 4 May 2016

A Great Composer

Do this cloze activity, related to the topic we're dealing with at the moment.

Tuesday 3 May 2016

La Noche de los Museos 16

El Día Internacional de los Museos se celebra en todo el mundo desde 1977. Desde entonces, muchas ciudades europeas (http://nuitdesmusees.culture.fr/) se unen a esta iniciativa dentro del Día Internacional de los Museos. Este año la noche del 21 de mayo, museos de toda Europa abrirán sus puertas e iluminarán el panorama cultural de nuestro viejo continente. Museums at night (UK) Events
Se ha preparado una amplia oferta de cultura y ocio, complementaria a las exhibiciones temporales y permanentes de los museos. La ciudad abrirá sus puertas a la cultura y el arte: Se podrán visitar todos sus espacios museísticos de manera gratuita, desde las 8 de la tarde hasta las 2 de la madrugada. Será, un año más, una noche única con un programa especial de propuestas culturales organizadas en los museos y sus inmediaciones.

Monday 2 May 2016

Blanco Mudo Art Exhibition

29th April to 5th May, Cartagena celebrates International Dance Day

29th April to 5th May, Cartagena celebrates International Dance Day: Flashmob dance and free open-air classes in the centre of Cartagena This year’s celebrations of International Dance Day in Cartagena will be held mostly on 29th and 30th April, with a flashmob event on the Friday and free classes in the square outside the Town Hall on Saturday providing chances for members of the public to join in free of charge.  The events planned are as follows: Friday 29th Abril: Flashmob dance event in the Puerta de Murcia at 20.15: anyone wishing to prepare the

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