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?
October 12, 2010
This week in Avanzado 2 we´re looking at varieties of English, and more specifically, at English spoken by non-native speakers. Here in this video you can watch an English lad speaking in no less than 24 different accents!! I think he´s pretty good at it. I must warn you, though, that there´s quite a lot of profanity in the video, but I believe that profanity is part of the language, and you should be able to recognize it for what it is.
Leave a comment saying which accent(s) were easier and/or harder for you to understand.
October 1, 2010
Our Learning Space
Today I have discovered a new blog for Advanced 1 students. Notwithstanding, I think it’s useful for Intermediate 2 and Advanced 2. Its name is Our Learning Space. This is just one of the blogs published by the EOI Arucas and it is written by the teacher Diane Boggs.
The blog comprises different sections about grammar, vocabulary, culture, etc. Besides, it contains links to other blogs, resources, dictionaries, etc.
All in all, Our Learning Space is an interesting tool that will help you a lot this year. Why don’t you visit it and leave a comment saying what you think about it?
May 15, 2010
Eslvideo.com is a site where you can submit or do a quiz based on a video.
Videos are organised in categories, depending on the level of the activity. After selecting a video, you can decide if you want to see these items:
I think Eslvideo.com is a good option to practise your English, because videos and activities are uploaded and created by teachers or people involved in the learning and teaching of English as a Second Language (ESL).
I hope you enjoy it!
April 26, 2010
Yappr is a site created to practise English with videos and games. For some of its features, a fee is reqeusted, but you can use most of them for free. Let’s take a look at the site.
- Videos: You can watch a video (music, news, spots, etc.) and see its transcription and translation.
- Pronunciation: You need to install a programme to use this feature.
- Games: You can play the following games:
- Alphabet Soup: The classical game where you have to find words.
- Bank Robber: Guess the word before the robber takes all the money.
- Twist List: Find words with the given letters reading their definition or translation.
- Community: This section includes a chat room and a message board.
As you have seen, Yappr is a place full of possibilities. A different way to practise English. See you!