Thursday 30 January 2020

Monday 27 January 2020

Monday 27th Bank Holiday

Due to the celebration of Patron Saint of students Day, St. Thomas Aquinas, we will have no lessons at school next Monday.

See you on Wed. 29th!!!

Find your Dream Trip

Dream Trips
See whether the choice(s) given suit(s) you ... and review vocabulary from Module 1 :-)

Friday 24 January 2020

Pruebas de Certificación

Tu Futuro Empieza Hoy
Página de las Enseñanzas de Régimen Especial de la CARM donde está TODA la información sobre nuestras enseñanzas. (Incluidas las pruebas de certificación de C2 del curso pasado)

Thursday 23 January 2020

Wednesday 22 January 2020

Read the following Articles ... (V)

Article writing skills may be helped with article reading. The following are a selection of articles I found interesting (with my notes): vocabulary to learn in green; useful phrases in yellow. Hope you enjoy them:

(Re)read the articles on the following entries:

Tuesday 21 January 2020

Guía del Candidato Curso 2019-2020

Mediation Activities

Watch this Cristina Cabal's presentation on Mediation and then have a look at the activities below.

Oral and Written Mediation Activities

Read the descriptors (can do statements) from the Common European Frame of Reference to assess Linguistic Mediation for C2: The CEFR Descriptors Illustrative Scales for MEDIATION

Monday 20 January 2020

Murcia Today What's on Weekly Bulletin

Murcia & Spanish News  Round_up Week Ending 17th January 2020

Article Writing

This is the presentation seen in class about article writing.

Have a look at the two samples of article writing here. Notice:
· title,
· type of vocabulary,
· tone of the writing,
· topic sentence in paragraphs,
· first and last paragraphs,
· use of punctuation
· clear structure of the writing
· coherence and cohesion (in paragraphs and in the whole text).

Write a 350-word article about one of the following topics: 

1) A local councillor has made a terrible mistake that has caused the loss of 700 million euros of public money. However, no one thinks he should resign. You have decided to write an article for your local magazine stating your opinion. Include the following points:
· Current state of affairs.
· Liability.
· Accountability.
· Consequences.

2) The government wants to keep primary schools open all year round so working parents can combine childcare and work. You have decided to write an article for the parents’ association magazine stating your opinion. Include the following points:
· Cost.
· Effectiveness.
· Impact on adults.
· Impact on children.
3) You have been asked to write an article for Job Prospects magazine, a publication for 18-30 year olds, on the following topic:
How taking a gap year*can enhance your career prospects.
*A gap year is a break usually taken between leaving school/college and starting university, and is seen as a valuable way to gain work experience and life skills.

You should focus on the types of job and leisure opportunities for young people taking a gap year in your country (or a country that you know well), the types of skills that can be gained and the likely value of these to potential employers.

4) You have seen the following announcement in an international magazine:
Changing World magazine invites its readers to contribute to our debate on whether family life has changed for the better or worse in their country over the past 50 years.

We are looking for contributions in the form of a short article which discusses this topic. The three best articles will be printed in the next issue of our magazine.

Write the article for the readers of the magazine.
Deadline 29th Jan.

Friday 17 January 2020

EOI Study Trip

¿Qué? Podcasts by El País

C2 students can benefit enormously from a series of podcasts called “¿Qué?”, published by the Spanish newspaper “El País”.

It’s a series of radio shows where British people comment on Spanish news. It’s a good way to improve your listening skills while keeping in touch with issues that you’re familiar with, since they discuss mainly current domestic affairs. Besides, by clicking on “TRANSCRIPT” you can get the whole transcription of what the speakers say on air.

Here is their take on the Mar Menor controversy.

Thanks Pablo! Click on Pablo Teacher Blog. He is a Cartagena EOI teacher.

Wednesday 15 January 2020

A Beginner's Guide to Writing in English for University Study

Learn how to use English for study at university or college and develop your writing skills, vocabulary and grammar. On Future Learn. Developed by the University of Reading.

Formal and Informal English

Monday 13 January 2020

Writing Mistakes

Writing mistakes

The Most Common Email Mistakes Professionals Make

Bad Grammar / Spelling
Forgetting to use a greeting or closing.
Being too formal.
Becoming too informal too quickly.
Saying "to whom it may concern"
Forgetting to change the subject line.
Hitting "reply all"
Not paying attention to detail.
Not monitoring your tone.
Long e-mails
Emotional e-mailing

Murcia Today

Murcia and Spanish News Round_up Week Ending 10th January

Yorkshire Accent

The six-year-old from Barnsley has become a viral hit, with hundreds of thousands of viewers on the video in just 24 hours.

In the video, the boy discusses his day at school and his amazing teacher.

His mother, who has chosen to keep his identity anonymous, said she never expected the video to reach such a wide audience.Click Adorable video schoolboy incredible Yorkshire accent goes viral to watch and hear the video without subtitles and then listen to it for the second time with them: HERE

Thursday 9 January 2020

How Much is it?

Cost and Expenses. Check translations into Spanish in green!

Tuesday 7 January 2020

Friday 3 January 2020

Protecting the rights of unaccompanied migrant children

In the framework of the PACE Campaign to End Immigration Detention of Children, and to ensure that the views of the children concerned could be taken into account regarding age assessment, the Council of Europe’s Children’s Rights Division consulted NGOs and agencies working with unaccompanied migrant children to organise workshops with them, so as to collect their views and opinions...