October 18, 2012
Hello everybody, it’s raining a lot right now, I’m writing from our classroom and what I can see from our window is awesome. Well, today we’ve been dealing with some pronouns and we saw a slide presentation. The aim of this post is sharing that presentation with you so that you can re-read it again in class.
See you later!!!!
October 17, 2011
Today’s listening activity is a big difficult, but it’s quite fun and worth a try. Please read the questions carefully, at least twice, and then play the recording twice. You can leave your results in the comments section.
Activity: Dating Woes
You can find more activities like this one at Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab, and even more under our page “resources”>”links“.
May 5, 2011
I have to tell you that there is not much you can do if you haven’t worked within the year to improve you English, but you still have 2 weeks to practise as much as possible and try to do your best in your final and certificate exams.
As you know, this blog is full of resources thought for our students and for everybody who wants to practise English. I just want to give you some recommendations for these last days:
- Read as much as you can:
- Listen to English everyday, you can check our resources section.
- Watch TV, news, series, etc in English of course.
- Listen to songs in English, when driving, working at home, etc.
- Do exams, you can find many examples here.
What do you do to practise for your exams? Why don’t you leave your answer in the comments section and practise your writing at the same time?
April 6, 2011
I remember when I first studied reported speech. Everything seemed so difficult to understand. Unfortunately, in those times we didn’t have so many resources. I only had my class notes and maybe a couple of photocopies my teacher had given me.
But this is not your case. I have selected a list of links where you can find different explanations and activities. Visit them and try to read the explanations, sometimes a different point of view can help you solve a doubt you have. I also encourage you to do the online activities, they’re a fast way to assess your learning and to practise.
These are the links I’ve selected for you:
The EOI Cartagena has published two posts on Reported Speech, you can see them here: Reported Speech 1, Reported Speech (theory).
English Grammar Online 4U: here you can find all the explanations you need with examples and online activities.
Englisch Hilfen: Here you also have explanations and online activities.
Finally, this is the slideshow presentation I created to help you with reported speech. I hope it works for you.
If you find any other interesting link, just send me an email or leave a comment. See you!
March 22, 2011
It is probable that you have ever heard what a smartphone is or even you have one. If not, you’d better catch one as fast as you can, cause once you start discovering the wide range of apps (applications), widgets and tools these devices offer you, you won’t be able to stop using them!
First of all, I would like to introduce some of the most-used apps which have been developed to keep you in touch with friends. They let user access social networking sites, like Facebook or Twitter, and communicate wherever you are with the rest of the world.
At this stage, I must mention Whatsapp Messenger. This cool app is a ‘must’ in every smartphone. Once installed on your device (Android, iPhone, BlackBerry and Symbian OS are supported), it allows you to exchange messages, photos and videos with all your contacts who run Whatsapp too, and totally free! The only requirement to make it work is a data connection, so it’s better if you contract a data plan with your existing cellular service or use a Wi-Fi connection and then say bye-bye to SMS! Continue reading