Monthly Archives: November 2015

CLARA´S FAMILY (2A2)

LISTEN TO CLARA TALKING ABOUT HER FAMILY.

MAKE COMMENTS ON HER PERFORMANCE

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XMAS LOTTERY DRAW 2015 (LOW B2)

DOES THIS CHARACTER RING A BELL? IS THIS A REAL TEAR-JERKER?

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CLICK ON THE PICTURE IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT EVERYTHING IS ALL ABOUT.

http://www.thelocal.es/20151117/spanish-christmas-lottery-advert-pulls-at-the-heart-strings

CAN YOU COMPARE WITH THE ADVERT LAST YEAR? WHICH ONE DO YOU LIKE BEST?

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LAST YEAR SOME OF MY STUDENTS WROTE CAPTIONS FOR THE  XMAS LOTTERY DRAW ADVERT 2014

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“Now you can easily share your video content in any language! Dotsub makes it simple to create and view captions and subtitles in multiple languages. These subtitles can be viewed anywhere your video travels – on websites, blogs, and mobile devices.”

DO YOU THINK THIS COULD BE A GOOD ACTIVITY TO TRY IN CLASS?

PACO PÉREZ TRIED IT AND THIS IS THE RESULT!! AWESOME!!!

http://dotsub.com/caption/bfda9dfe-5ad6-494d-81cf-d62a378552c

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BLACK FRIDAY 2015 (LOW B2)

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TODAY IS BLACK FRIDAY, BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN ORIGINALLY?

Black Friday is the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the USA, often regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. In recent years, most major retailers have opened extremely early and offered promotional sales to kick off the holiday shopping season…

The use of the term started before 1961 and began to see broader use outside Philadelphia around 1975. An explanation for the name was made: that retailers traditionally operated at a financial loss (“in the red”) from January through November, and “Black Friday” indicates the point at which retailers begin to turn a profit, or “in the black”.

But before going on a shopping spree why don´t you try read this article published on THE TELEGRAPH?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/black-friday/12009461/Black-Friday-2015-the-best-bargains-and-deals-when-and-where.html

WHAT ABOUT “CYBER MONDAY”? WHAT IS IT?

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http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/london-life/when-is-cyber-monday-2015-what-is-it-and-where-can-i-get-the-best-deals-in-the-uk-a3098946.html

FREQUENCY: ADVERBS & LONGER EXPRESSIONS (A1)(A2)

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CRIME WORDS IN THE NEWS (LOW B2)

LISTEN TO THIS OLD SONG

LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE…. GUILTY IN THE FIRST DEGREE…..

 

UNFORTUNATELY, THERE´S A LOT OF VOCABULARY ABOUT CRIME IN THE NEWS. READ THIS ARTICLE FROM THE LOCAL AND SEE HOW MUCH YOU CAN UNDERSTAND.

 

Spanish police arrest prisoner who recruited fellow inmates for jihad
Published: 24 Nov 2015 12:40 GMT+01:00

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“A 42-year-old man of Moroccan origin has been arrested in Spain for recruiting jihadists from inside prison.

The man, named as A. Chiaki, was arrested on Monday by Spanish police for the recruitment and indoctrination of jihadists.

He is also suspected of making bomb threats in Madrid and Barcelona in the name of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Isis, according to Spanish news agency Efe.

It is the first arrest in Spain relating to jihadist activity since the terror attacks in Paris on November 13th, in which 130 people were killed.

A Chiaki is currently serving a sentence for charges relating to domestic violence. He was arrested in his cell on Monday on terrorism charges by officers from Spain’s specialist police intelligence unit.

He targeted prisoners who were close to completing their sentences, according to police sources, who described him as “totally radicalized”.

At the end of October two other prisoners, who had met in Segovia prison, were arrested after a letter was sent to the headquarters of Spain’s ruling Popular Party, threatening the country’s prime minister, Mariano Rajoy.

The letter, written in Arabic and Spanish, also warned of a bomb threat in Madrid and Barcelona.

Police said the latest arrest formed phase two of Operation Khalya against jihadist organizations in Spain.

According to the latest data from Spain’s National Court, there are an estimated 100 prisoners locked up in Spain’s jails who are known to be involved in jihadist activity and a further 80 prisoners who are under surveillance for risk of radicalization.”

http://www.thelocal.es/20151124/police-arrest-prisoner-for-recruiting-jihadists-in-spain

LOOK AT THE HIGHLIGHTED WORDS IN THE ARTICLE. THEY´RE ALL LINKED TO CRIME. DO YOU UNDERSTAND THEM ALL?
CRIME VOCABULARY HANDOUT

MORE THAN FOOD – cookery workshops in Valencia – in English!

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https://helendipity.wordpress.com/2015/11/24/more-than-food-cookery-workshops-in-valencia-in-english/

COOKERY WORKSHOPS IN ENGLISH

(10% discount with EOI student card)
* RECIPE AND VOCABULARY REVIEW
* COOKING TOGETHER
* EATING TOGETHER AND CONVERSATION
* SMALL GROUPS (max 10)
* NO COOKING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
* BASIC TO ADVANCED LEVELS WORKSHOPS
* ADULTS: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – mornings and afternoons
* CHILDREN: Saturday mornings
* TEENAGERS: Saturday afternoons
CALLE HOSTAL DE MORELLA 3 bajo 2 izq.
Barrio del Carmen, Valencia Teléfono: 647 592 967

Source: MORE THAN FOOD – cookery workshops in Valencia – in English!

THANKS TO HELEN FOR THE INFORMATION!!

I SAY A LITTLE PRAYER & THE SIMPLE PRESENT (A2)

WATCH THE SCENE FROM “MY BEST FRIEND´S WEDDING”

NOW, YOU´RE READY TO DO THESE ACTIVITIES….

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CHECK YOUR ANSWERS:

http://www.multimedia-english.com/videos/i-say-a-little-prayer-for-you-my-best-friends-wedding-4201

NARRATIVE TENSES (LOW B2)

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF DENNIS COOK (A2)

WATCH THIS VIDEO

ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS:

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF DENNIS COOK

1. How old is Dennis?
2. What´s his wife´s name?
3. At what time does Dennis wake up?
4. What does he do after he gets up?
5. What do they have for breakfast?
6. What does he always do before he leaves the house?
7. What time does he leave the house?
8. What does he do in the afternoon?
9. What time does he finish work?
10.What do they do in the evenings?

LOOK AT THE PICTURES IN THE DOCUMENT ABOVE. WHAT´S THE RIGHT ORDER?

FROM GRAPEVINE VIDEO ACTIVITY BOOK 1 (OXFORD ENGLISH VIDEO)

ARE YOU READY TO TALK ABOUT DENNIS´S TYPICAL DAY?

CRISTINA TINEO´S PROFILE (A2)

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LISTEN TO CRISTINA AND MAKE COMMENTS ON HER SPEECH.

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LEARN NEW WORDS, EXPRESSIONS, PHRASES...

Helendipity Weblog

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Adrian Underhill's Pronunciation Site

Practical Discovery of English Pronunciation