Friday, December 19, 2014

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everybody. I hope you enjoy these days with your family and Friends.
Thank you very much for coming on Thursday and sharing your time with us. I hope you had fun, I did (although I was quite busy).

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Reduced forms

Click here to learn more.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Last year's 25th anniversary

This is a video some of your classmates made last year to celebrate the school's 25th anniversary.
Enjoy it!
Find it here.

Narrative tenses

This is the key of the exercises on narrative tenses

THREE WISHES AND A WINDSURFBOARD

Chinua Achebe

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-21898664
Who was Chinua Achebe? Why is he such an important writer?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHF_w0gkyiI
When was Chinua Achebe's "Things fall apart" published? In the 50s (1958)
Who told almost exclusively the story of Africa for many years? When did this situation started to change? European writers. 1950s as African countries became independent.
"Things fall apart" has became a (4 words) classic of world literature.
How many copies did it sell? 11 million copies
How old was Chinua Achebe when he wrote this book? just 28
Where are most of his books set? Post-colonial Africa
When and how was he partly paralysed? In a car accident in Nigeria in 1990
Where did he live his last years? In NY


Friday, December 5, 2014

Pronunciation and phonetics

You can see here some links related to pronunciation and phonetics.
I hope they help you, they've already helped me.
British English
BBC

American English
Rachel's English

Subject vs. Object Questions

Click here or here to find an explanation and an exercise about this point.


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Key of THE homework

 Click here to see the key of today's homework.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Bushisms

Bushisms are unconventional words, phrases, pronunciations, malapropisms, and semantic or linguistic errors in the public speaking of former President of the United States George W. Bush. The term has become part of popular folklore and is the basis of a number of websites and published books. It is often used to caricature the former president. Common characteristics include malapropisms, the creation of neologismsspoonerismsstunt words and grammatically incorrect subject-verb agreement.
 Wikipedia


Click here if you want to read and watch some examples. Top 10 Bushisms

Malapropisms


Friday, November 21, 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Will you marry me?

TO MARRY
mar•ry /ˈmæri/ v.,  -ried, -ry•ing.
  1. [+ object]to take (someone) as a husband or wife:He married her when he was eighteen.
  2. [no object]to take a husband or wife; wed:In some countries girls can marry when they are fourteen.
  3. [+ object]to perform the marriage ceremony for (a couple):The priest married them in the old church.
  4. to arrange the marriage of:[+ object]He wanted to marry his daughter into a rich family.[+ off + object]They married off all their children.[+ object + off]married them off quickly.
Marry is not followed by any preposition. He married to/with Jane.

TO GET MARRIED
To get mar•ried /ˈmærid/ adj. 
  1. [no object] to get united in marriage  I got married in Florida.
  2. [+ object] ] to get united in marriage I got married to Jane

Do not use the preposition with. It is incorrect. He got married with Jane.


Monday, November 17, 2014

¿Qué será, será?

what will be, will be...
Do you still have problems with expressing the future in English???
Watch this classic song about the future and then read the summary.


This is a summary of the different ways of expressing the future in English. I hope you find it useful.

FUTURE
There are different ways of expressing the future in English:

Saturday, November 15, 2014

And the title of the first compulsory reading this course is...


This is the first book you have to read this course. I hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Gone with the wind

In this film you can hear the now already well-known,



The Landlady

On the screen

Interview with Roald Dahl

This is what we listened to in class


·         Why did he start writing for children? He had a son.

·         What was his first book about? About a peach (that got bigger and bigger)

·         How does he feel “now” about making up stories for his children? The well is a running a little bit dry (He's running out out of ideas, he's getting worse)

·         How many hours a day is he immersed in a world of fantasy? 4 or 5 hours a day

·         What is more difficult writing an adult or a children book? A children book (you have to get immersed in a dotty world of fantasy). 

·         What do you have to do to write a children book when you are an adult? You have to put yourself in their minds

·         What are the problems adults face when writing children books? you became pompous, adult, grown -up, you've lost all your jokingness

 

 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Boyhood Interview with the director

This is the interview we watched in class.


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Sebastiao Salgado

The other day you were speaking in class about this photographer. Here you have a TED talks video where he gives a speech. Remember he's not a native speaker, so he makes some mistakes. However, sometimes the message is more important than the way it is delivered.


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

I'm my own grandpa


We've just been speaking in class about the family. Here you have a funny song explaining that you can be your own grandfather. Is it possible? Listen to the song, draw the family tree and find it out.

Do you find it too difficult to make the family tree yourself???

Have a look at this then...

Past Simple vs. Present Perfect

Find here some extra exercises to practise and review the difference between Past Simple and Present Perfect.
Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4

Enjoy!

Predicative adjectives

Click here to see the document about attributive and predicative adjectives.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Oral Exam Times June

Horario para el examen oral del 10 de Junio
Nombres
Día y hora
Beatriz y Miriam
16:00
Gonzalo y Juan
16:15
Daniela Quispe y Ana Núñez y Filo Pérez
16:30
Lucas y Marcelino
16:50
Jose y Ricardo
17:05
Esteban Rivera e Isabel Rodríguez
17:20
Javi y Belén Aviñó
17:35

*Los horarios y las parejas son orientativos y pueden variar según las necesidades.

Se debe estar siempre al menos 15 minutos antes de la hora a la que se esté citado.

Horario para el examen oral del 12 de Junio

Nombres
Día y hora
Helena y Marta Lozano
16:00
Mariela, Alejandro
16:15
Fabricio, Brenda y Arturo
16:30
Sonsoles y Mercedes Revilla
16:50
Pablo Sánchez y  María Antonia
17:05
Ana y Victoria
17:20
Angela y Claudia
17:35
Lucia y Patricia
17:50
Maripaz y Antonio
18:05
Pablo Guerrero y  Mercedes Esteban
18:20

*Los horarios y las parejas son orientativos y pueden variar según las necesidades.


Se debe estar siempre al menos 15 minutos antes de la hora a la que se esté citado.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Oral situations for the final exam

Finally, here the oral situations for the exam. Click here.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Finally....

London Guidebook by students in Básico 1 (edited by the teacher)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Oral Exam Times

You can check here, the day, time and partner of the oral exam.
Times

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

To be or to do in questions

Here you have an exercise. Enjoy!
Exercise

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Test units 5-6

Click here to get the test of units 5 and 6.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Books to read

By the end of this month you must have read at least one of these books:

Oxford Bookworms       stage 1       England/ London / San Francisco / Scotland
Have a look here

Penguin Readers           level 2         London /  American Life
Have a look here


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Take a look at the X Factor in the UK

You have to read about the X Factor.This was the final result two years ago in the UK.

The key...

to the exercises we did yesterday in class. Click here

Dates, months and years

Here you find a quick review of dates, months and years. Hope it helps you.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

We already have a winner

Congratulations Helena


And you can already check the different contests in http://www.eoilasrozas25.es/

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Review the time

You can review the time in this website
http://www.teachingtime.co.uk/clock2/clockwordsres.html
Adjust the speed and click on start, then when you see the time you read in words,  click on "Stop the clock"



Interesting app to learn languages

Duolinguo is an interesting and free app to learn languages. For me, the main disadvantage is that is relies too much on translation...and as I always say, speaking a language has nothing to do with translation.
Anyway, the app is interesting and it can help you in other aspects during your learning process.
DUOLINGO (click here)