January 30, 2013
Last week we were talking in class about interesting opening and closing sentences of famous books. And look what I’ve discovered today on The Telegraph website, a gallery with 30 interesting opening sentences of famous works, starting with Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (my favourite).
How many of these books have you read? Which one do you think you would enjoy reading?
Just click on the picture below to see the gallery.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice.
Thank you, María Valdés, for sharing this article.
September 29, 2010
Today I just want to share some information with you. If you already have your book, you must have seen this link. When you visit it, you’ll find acitivities for all lessons and topics: grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, etc. For each unit or “file” you have an activity that will help you practise. Why don’t you try it? This week we are dealing with FILE 1, why don’t you do all the activities online and see how you do it.?
When you finish, just leave an comment saying how it was for you.
October 15, 2009
We have been reading in our coursebook a short fragment of Italo Calvino If on a winter’s night a traveller, and we have agreed that the book seems to be quite interesting. In this post I’m going to include some links for you to know about this writer.
First of all, in the Wikipedia you can find information about his life and his work. But if you want to go beyond and read any of his books, you can visit Google Books, where you can find many of his works and many other books from different authors. In fact, here you can read If on a winter’s night a traveller in English. I hope you enjoy it.
October 5, 2009
This week we are going to learn how to write a good review. What can we review? Books, music, TV programmes, films, museums, places to visit, etc. But we are not going to deal with all these topics. Anyway, I’m going to leave you some links where you can find authentic reviews that can help you improve your own writing:
For reviews of books you can visit the following sites:
For film reviews you can visit these other sites:
Finally, if you want to know about any music, artist, cd, etc., you can visit these websites:
Please, read or listen to one review at least, and share what you’ve found out in the comments section.