Friday 30 March 2018

Whose English is it anyway?

Read this post from ELT Learning Journeys Pearson Blog: Whose English is it anyway? Insightful article by Brian Engquist

Wednesday 28 March 2018

Wordlist Unit 5

Collocation Time

First read about collocations and advanced collocations a bit... and then take the quiz!
Time Collocations Quiz
... if you still think this was not enough, check collocations on the right column labels.

Thursday 22 March 2018

Homophones Activity

Read the story of Harry Homophone and change the underlined words for their homophones.

The Answer is Nature

World Water Day 2018

Webquest: Water | Onestopenglish: Water is amazing stuff - nothing on Earth can live without it. Find out more about water’s properties and why it’s so important in our watery webquest, which celebrates World Water Day (22nd March).

Relaxed Pronunciation

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Work / Job Vocabulary

Check your vocabulary on the topic here.

The language of work

Tuesday 20 March 2018

Friday 16 March 2018

Future Learn

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Here are some possible ones: Writing Better Emails, A Beginner's guide to Writing in English for University Study, Teach English ... Start your own search on Future Learn.

Thursday 15 March 2018

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Professor Stephen Hawking dies aged 74

World famous theoretical physicist who could not move his body, but whose mind wandered the universe and thought in 11 dimensions

Read the article in The Times about the genius.

English Pronunciation Talk (Thur. 15th at 8 pm)

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Homework for Thursday

  • Explain the difference between these pairs:

bail / fine; commit / convict; evidence / proof; judge / jury; murder / manslaughter; persecution / prosecution; reduced sentence / suspended sentence.

  • P. 162 Textbook. Write a sentence matching crimes or type of criminal (a) with form of punishment or rehabilitation (c).
  • Talk (2 or 3 mins) about a notorious / appalling / despicable / heinous crime or murder which has been in the news and everybody can remember. 
Use as much vocabulary as possible from pp. 58 & 162.

/s/, /z/, / ʃ / and / ʒ / Pronunciation

Textbook Activity
Key to Textbook Activity
Writing Practice (KEY next week)
Speaking Practice (sentences with these 4 sounds)
Love Profusion (by Madonna) Do the activity at home (KEY next week)

Monday 12 March 2018

Friday 9 March 2018

Language Puzzles

Time for a challenge! These downloadable puzzles are fun brain teasers that help you practice and discover (new) English words. Each puzzle is based on a theme so it's easy to find one that you like or one that suits your class.

Find the 12 hidden topic-related words in these wordsearches. Words may go across or back, up or down, and diagonally up or down in the grid. Need some help? The definitions are on page two to give you a head start.

Thursday 8 March 2018

TED Talks Activity

Watch carefully any Ted Talk of your choice and answer the questions in the following activity sheet.
This activity can be done as many times as possible. It enhances your communication / summarizing / understanding abilities substantially. [➤Thanks Elena]

International Women's Day 18

Wednesday 7 March 2018

Speaking lesson for tomorrow

 For 30 mins. of tomorrow's lesson we'll be discussing about:
  • Gender pay gap
  • Job equality
  • Sexual harassment
  • Women's political representation
  • Glass ceiling

Strike it!

Learn new meanings and collocations of this "striking" word

Strike Vocabulary

To talk about what is going on tomorrow, you might need some strike vocabulary.

Monday 5 March 2018

2018 Oscar Awards

Read the article on The Times about the event. Two of the pictures in the text are videos. If you want to watch them, visit the website (above in the text).
Also check the words and phrases highlighted in yellow at the end of the text.

Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 2nd March 2018

Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 2nd March 2018

Murcia Today

Friday 2 March 2018

Future Learn

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Thursday 1 March 2018

Mock Exam Feedback

Check you marks here.

Do not make these mistakes again:

Use commas properly

Read this article to improve your comma-writing skills.