Monthly Archives: May 2016

SUMMER SUGGESTIONS FOR STUDENTS

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Summer is round the corner! But …..Who said we cannot learn while enjoying ourselves?All of us enjoy the 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.

I´m preparing a post with suitable advice  but can you help me with your suggestions, ideas and  links? WHAT CAN YOU DO TO KEEP YOUR ENGLISH ALIVE DURING THE SUMMER?

Any recommendation will be welcome!

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THIS IS MY FIRST TIP:

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Real English® is an online video library of spontaneous dialogues of people interviewed on the streets of English-speaking countries, organized according to LEVELS from beginner to advanced level plus exercises for each video.

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In other words, Real English is based on a very simple idea, the organization and exploitation of spontaneous speech. This notion of spontaneity in language learning goes way beyond today’s tired catchword of “authentic” video, which most often is limited to Hollywood films or news broadcasts. There are no actors in Real English®. Students identify with ordinary people, i.e., the famous interviewees, especially when we put them on the spot with our questions. Listening comprehension comes naturally to learners, given the magnetic quality of the people chosen to appear and speak in our clips.

THERE ARE APPS FOR MOBILES, SMARTPHONES AND TABLETS.

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See more at: http://www.real-english.com

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LOOK BEYOND BORDERS

Look refugees in the eye: Powerful video experiment breaks down barriers

A poignant new video experiment breaking down barriers between recently-arrived refugees and Europeans has been be launched globally by Amnesty International today, 25 May 2016.

The video, Look Beyond Borders, is based on a theory that four minutes of uninterrupted eye contact increases intimacy. Amnesty International Poland and Polish ad agency DDB&Tribal applied the theory, developed by psychologist Arthur Aron in 1997, to the refugee crisis, sitting refugees from Syria and Somalia opposite people from Belgium, Italy, Germany, Poland and the UK, with overwhelmingly positive results. It was filmed by Amnesty International Poland in Berlin in April 2016.

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WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT LAUNCHING CAMPAIGNS LIKE THIS ONE?

WATCH “Report it to Stop it “

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“SMORE”: AN INTERESTING DIGITAL TOOL (LOW B2)

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Smore is a technical program to create flyers, newsletters and presentation. A professional, quick and easy way to create information to staff, parents and students. Get information out fast with social media, email or a printed version.

SMORE IS AN AWESOME TOOL TO CREATE DIGITAL MATERIALS!!

ALICE´S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND by AMPARO SERNA (1B2)

HAVE A LOOK AT THIS BOOK PRESENTATION.

CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW TO ENJOY IT!

The author Lewis Carroll was a writer of the nineteenth century, especially known by his books Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and…

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BY THE WAY, HAVE YOU HEARD OF THE NEW FILM RELEASE? ALICE THOUGH THE LOOKING GLASS? IT WILL BE RELEASED TOMORROW IN SPAIN.

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2A2 STUDENTS: AULAS DEL EXAMEN ESCRITO Y LISTADOS Y AULAS DE LA PRUEBA ORAL (2A2)

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PLEASE, CHECK ON THE SCHOOL WEBSITE THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE  OF WRITTEN EXAMS AND THE  DATES, TIMES AND PLACE OF  ORAL INTERVIEWS FOR “CERTIFICACIÓN”. THEY HAVE ALREADY BEEN PUBLISHED. SO DEPENDING ON YOUR FIRST SURNAME, THEY TELL YOU THE CLASSROOM YOUR EXAM WILL BE.

WRITTEN:http://mestreacasa.gva.es/c/document_library/get_file?folderId=500014833131&name=DLFE-914919.pdf

SPEAKING: http://mestreacasa.gva.es/web/eoivalencia/calendari_puc_2016_maig_juny#ingles

TO ALL MY STUDENTS THIS YEAR TAKING THE “PRUEBA DE CERTIFICACIÓN” I WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK WITH YOUR EXAMS . WHETHER YOU PASS THEM OR NOT I HOPE TO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO HELP YOU LEARN AND / OR LOVE THIS LANGUAGE A BIT MORE….

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SEPTEMBER EXAMS 2016 (1 B2)

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THE EXAM DATES FOR SEPTEMBER HAVE ALREADY BEEN PUBLISHED. CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW. (1B2)

Exámenes de Septiembre para los alumnos oficiales de los Niveles 1

WRITING A POSTCARD (A2)

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http://www.time4english.com/aamain/school/Vac/v3_postcard.pdf

1 B2 STUDENTS (REVISION OF FINAL EXAM) (LOW B2)

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REVISION  ( MAY FINAL EXAM  )

I WILL BE ON MEDICAL LEAVE FROM WORK ON FRIDAY 20th, SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE YOUR EXAM, YOU NEED TO COME EITHER ON MONDAY 16th OR WEDNESDAY 18th  (AFTER THE SPEAKING TEST )  TO OUR USUAL CLASS

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY GROUPS 09 L1  FROM 10.00 TO 10.30 (you can turn up at any time)

lgupdated_e0MONDAY & WEDNESDAY GROUPS 11 L1 FROM 12.15-12.45   (you can turn up at any time. I will be there.)

 
 
 

EXAM MODE??? ( FOR ALL LEVELS)

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IF YOU ARE PREPARING FOR EXAMS, WHY DON´T YOU TRY THIS PAGE WHICH MIGHT BE USEFUL FOR DIFFERENT SKILLS AND LEVELS?

IF YOU NEED MORE INFORMATION, YOU CAN VISIT MY COLLEAGUE CRISTINA CABAL´S WEBSITE.

http://www.cristinacabal.com/?p=5491

Smart Up Your English

LEARN NEW WORDS, EXPRESSIONS, PHRASES...

Helendipity Weblog

learn English and share your experiences (SERENDIPITY= the accidental discovery of something pleasant and useful!)

Adrian Underhill's Pronunciation Site

Practical Discovery of English Pronunciation

Smart Up Your English

LEARN NEW WORDS, EXPRESSIONS, PHRASES...

Helendipity Weblog

learn English and share your experiences (SERENDIPITY= the accidental discovery of something pleasant and useful!)

Adrian Underhill's Pronunciation Site

Practical Discovery of English Pronunciation