March 6, 2013
On www.youtube.com there are many videos of the ‘Real English’ series with real speakers (mainly American). Below is one video in which the interviewer asks people, ‘What have you done today’ and ‘What did you do yesterday?’ Can you understand what people say? Try to write as many details as possible and then compare them with the answers which will be on your classroom wall next week. Enjoy listening to real English.
February 21, 2013
As said in class today, in this space you have to talk about your favourite film ever. These are the questions you have to answer:
- Where is the film set?
- Who are the main characters and who are they played by?
- What is it about?
- What is the most memorable scene?
- What makes it so powerful / moving / dramatic, etc.?
With the answers, you have to write a small text and post it in the comments section. Here you are mine:
One of my favourite films is “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof“, with Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman. The plot is based on a play by Tennessee Williams, an important American playwright. These actors play the role of a married couple who are undergoing a deep crisis because of his problems with alcohol.
The action takes place inside a bedroom of his parents’ house, where they are spending some days to celebrate his father’s birthday.
What makes the film so memorable is not one single scene, as it is very intense since the very beginning. All the action is supported by their conversation and all the other characters of the film play appear just for a couple of minutes.
The quality of the lines and the performance of these two geniuses is what makes the film unforgettable.
Just take a look at this scene and see what I’m talking about.
January 7, 2013
I have to admit that nowadays watching news on tv becomes really depressing most of the time, but sometimes incredible stories appear.
One of these Christmas days, lost in the middle of the stupid news about the football world when there are no matches, a Spanish television channel showed a piece of sports news that, in my humble opinion, should be broadcasted.
There are lots of links talking about the amazing story of two brothers, Connor and Clayden Long . I’ve just selected two of them.
Ummm, I strongly recommend having a handkerchief within reach, he he he!
November 22, 2012
Today Thanksgiving is celebrated in the USA, so we’ve made a compilation of the posts with published about this festival in the last years.
Click here to learn about the History of Thanksgiving with articles from the Wikipedia and The History Channel.
But if you really want to know first hand what Thanksgiving is about, you can listen to President Obama himself explaining it here or here.
And as every year, we are embedding our classic favourit, Obama pardoning his Turkey. Don’t miss it if you want to laugh a bit with his great sense of humour.
November 13, 2012
In April 2013 all EOI teachers of Spain are invited to attend the VIII Conference of Eoi in Pamplona. For this event they have organised a video contest for both students and teachers.
In the poster below you have all the instructions to record your movie and to send it to the organisers. We know our school is full of artists, so why don’t you try and send your own video. Remember that the submission period for the contest expires on January, 18th 20013. Good luck everybody.