Monthly Archives: June 2014
ONCE THE FINAL SCORES HAVE BEEN MADE PUBLIC YOU CAN BREAK UP FOR YHE SUMMER HOLIDAY……..LUCKY YOU! I HAVEN´T FINISHED THE SCHOOL YEAR YET…I´M STILL MARKING EXAMS AND FEELING A BIT BURNT OUT!!
ANYWAY,I KNOW YOU’RE TIRED AFTER THE COURSE BUT THE SUMMER IS LONG AND I DON´T WANT YOU TO FORGET WHAT YOU´VE LEARNED THIS YEAR. SO….
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO KEEP UP YOUR ENGLISH IN SUMMER?
POST YOUR IDEAS FOR EVERYBODY TO SHARE….
Summer is round the corner! All of us enjoy summer but sometimes we relax so much that we tend to forget our English. It is really important to keep in touch with English and there are lots of different ways we can do it. Remember that it is essential to listen and read to keep our English up to date.
The following links are just but a few recommendations for you to keep your English alive.
British Council Elementary Podcasts (not always so “elementary”): There are 3 series of podcasts with an average length of 20 minutes. They are really varied and you can download both the audio and the script. There are also online exercises available.
Big city small world: Audio soap opera set in London. A group of young people share their experiences. You can download both the audio file and the script. You can also try the online exercises.
Listen to English: Lots of podcasts with script. Some of them include online exercises. It is difficult not to find something you like.
Welcome to London: BBC World Service Leaning English offers this series of short conversational dialogues. Very useful if you are travelling to London!
6 Minute English: A bit more demanding that the previous ones. It offers lost of audio files which you can download. The script is also available.
News English Lessons: Short audio files (a minute more or less) with script and vocabulary exercises.
ELLA: Several interactive units designed specifically for EOI students. Try the elementary and intermediate ones.
IF YOU KNOW ME, YOU WILL UNDERSTAND I HATE FOOTBALL…ACTUALLY, I CAN´T STAND IT…. BUT TODAY EVERYBODY IS SPEAKING ABOUT TONIGHT´S MATCH: AT WORK, AT SCHOOL, IN THE SUPERMARKET…. THE RECESSION SEEMS TO HAVE VANISHED……AFTER SPAIN´S DISASTROUS PERFORMANCE LAST WEEK, DO SPANISH PEOPLE STILL BELIEVE IN “LA ROJA”?
DO YOU DARE TO GUESS TONIGHT´S FINAL SCORE AGAINST CHILE?
Prince Felipe will be crowned King Felipe VI of Spain tomorrow at Spain’s parliament, as his father Juan Carlos I abdicated.
No foreign royals have been invited to attend the coronation, as there is no big ceremony planned for the event. The event takes place amid animosity among protesters to abolish monarchy altogether as being an unnecessary drain on the finances of the country. Tens of thousands across Spain have taken to the streets to demand a referendum on whether the country should keep its monarchy or be proclaimed a republic following the abdication of King Juan Carlos I.
HAVE YOUR SAY! DO YOU THINK IT´S THE RIGHT TIME FOR A REFERENDUM IN SPAIN?
Rule 2 For Excellent English
Do Not Study Grammar Rules
Master English conversation by avoiding grammar study. In real English conversations, you must speak and respond quickly. There is no time to think about grammar rules. Later in another rule, we will explain the best way to learn English grammar.
REMEMBER TO CLICK ON THE SECOND ICON ON YOUR RIGHT TO ACTIVATE ENGLISH SUBTITLES.
DO YOU AGREE WITH THE SPEAKER? DO YOU THINK IT´S NECESSARY TO LEARN AND STUDY GRAMMAR RULES?
Rule 1 For Excellent English
Always Study and Review Phrases
To speak English better you must study English phrases, not individual words. Americans speak English in chunks or phrases; they do not speak word by word.
YOU CAN CLICK ON THE SECOND ICON ON THE RIGHT TO ACTIVATE SUBTITLES IN ENGLISH.
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS METHOD? IS IT AS NEW AS IT SEEMS?