November 9, 2011
Speaking tests are one of the most disgusting situations students experience.
The British Council has published a set of videos explaining what you should and shouldn’t do during a speaking test. Please watch them and take notes, the advice given will probably be useful for you in the future.
Can you give your classmates any other useful piece of advice?
October 6, 2011
I don’t know if this is the right place to do this, but I think that a great man has abandoned this world.
As this is a place to learn English, I’m going to leave you some links for you to know who this sir was and what he did in his life.
I strongly recommend you to see the following video from 2005 at Stanford University. He was invited to give a commencement speech and his words are now part of history. During his speech he talked about his life and his career and gives us some good advice on how to follow your dreams. He also believed that learning should never be disregarded, as you never know how you can get to use that knowledge.
Today I’ve read many articles about this creator, but this is the one I’ve enjoyed the best. In it, David Pogue (for The New York Times) compares Mr Jobs with Walt Disney or Leonardo da Vinci among others. I don’t know if it might seem exaggerated, but I really think that he was unique and that we can learn a lot from him.
Mashable, a blog about technology has also included several posts about this issue today. Undoubtly this is the most interesting one, where they collect the 13 most inspirational quotes from Steve Jobs. Read them, they are really worth it.
Finally, if you wish to know more things about Steve Jobs, don’t miss what the Wikipedia says about him.
RIP Steve Jobs.
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?
January 11, 2011
How much can we believe our own eyes when we watch TV?