Wednesday 28 November 2018

Tuesday 27 November 2018

Article Review

(Re)read the articles on the following entries:
Articles I
Articles II
Articles III


Assimilation is when two sounds come together and change or melt into a new sound. Assimilations may happen inside a word, or between two words, when the final sound of a word touches the first sound of the next word (because when we speak we join all the words together). When speaking, people make many assimilations, most of them can only be noticed by the trained ear of an academic speaker and are not important for us. But there are 4 assimilations that are very important, because the sound changes a lot and the student of English can notice the difference and feel confused about it. See examples of these four assimilations here. (Multimedia - English)

Friday 23 November 2018

2 T's in a Pod TRAVELLING

Episode 9 of the podcast is all about travelling, do you like to travel light? Have you got the travel bug? We spoke to two people who definitely have, Jon and Ania from; they came on the show to tell us about their various adventures. We also spoke to people about their weird and wonderful travel experiences as well as our vocabulary section “5 Ways to Say.” Below you’ll find the timings of the episode in case you want to skip ahead or use specific parts in class:

Tim and Katy travel stories – 0 -13.30
Main Interview – John and Ania – 13.30 – 30.00
5 Ways to say – travel vocab – 30.10 – 35.00
Vox pops – Shay – 35.20 – 40.30
Outro – 40.35 – End

‘The Ear of the Beholder' with Laura Patsko; a Cambridge English teacher...

KEY to last Fri. ON activities

Thursday 22 November 2018

Wednesday 21 November 2018

Pronouncing English place names

London, Durham, Leicester, Edinburgh, Lincoln, Greenwich, Oxford, Cambridge ... Can you pronounce all of them correctly?
Check here!

Monday 19 November 2018

Friday 16 November 2018

On and on & on and on & on...

Law and Order and Opioids

The opioid epidemic in America is impacting the criminal justice system. We meet the drug court judge who tells us about her hopes for those going through the court. We attend the drug court graduation ceremony and follow the police as they search for drugs. And, we assess the impact on Louisville's city jail, which runs the state Kentucky's biggest detox centre.

Key to last Friday Activity

Thursday 15 November 2018

Flipped Learning in the ELT

Read the blog post on Flipped Learning (Cengage IN FOCUS) and watch the webinar at the end of the post if you're interested.

Wednesday 14 November 2018

"God Says Yes To Me" by Kaylin Haught

God Says Yes To Me
I asked God if it was okay to be melodramatic 
and she said yes 
I asked her if it was okay to be short 
and she said it sure is 
I asked her if I could wear nail polish 
or not wear nail polish 
and she said honey 
she calls me that sometimes 
she said you can do just exactly 
what you want to 
Thanks God I said 
And is it even okay if I don't paragraph my letters 
Sweetcakes God said 
who knows where she picked that up 
what I'm telling you is 
Yes Yes Yes

Kaylin Haught

Top 10 Mistakes Spanish Speakers Make in English

I know you don't make these mistakes... but just have a look, remember when you made them and have fun...

Tuesday 13 November 2018

Easy Peasy vs Painstaking Work

Easy Peasy (UK informal or child'sword: very easy)
Words and phrases to describe things that are EASY.


Uphill battle (needing a large amount of effort)

Friday 9 November 2018

Listening, Grammar, Vocabulary and Pronunciation Activity

Webquest: Bonfire Night | Onestopenglish

Last Monday 5th was Guy Fawkes' Night in the UK. If you don't know what it is about, click Webquest: Bonfire Night | Onestopenglish: This webquest by Gabrielle Jones includes activities about the history and traditions of Bonfire Night.

Register Activities KEY

Wednesday 7 November 2018

VAK Learning Styles Understanding

VAK Learning Styles Understanding How Team Members Learn: Understand your team members' preferred method of learning with the VAK Learning Styles model, so that you can engage them in training more effectively.

Or you can use them to improve your own learning!

VAK Learning Styles Questionnaire (on-line)
Click here to download a copy of the VAK self assessment tools or if you wish to use or share it with others.

More useful collocations...


Tuesday 6 November 2018

Sunday 4 November 2018

Murcia and Spanish news round-up 27th to 31st October 2018

Murcia and Spanish news round-up 27th to 31st October 2018: A foretaste of winter in the Costa Cálida before the long holiday weekend An early bulletin this week as the newsdesk is taking advantage of the 'puente' this weekend, with the bank holiday on Thursday 'bridging' the weekend and allowing those who take one day of holiday leave to enjoy a four day break. Winter arrived with a jolt in the Costa Cálida this week, as maximum temperatures fell from almost 30 degrees on Thursday and Friday to well under 20 by Sunday;

Murcia Today - News

Friday 2 November 2018