Monthly Archives: January 2017

REGRETS (1B2)

REGRET: “to feel sorrow or remorse for (an act, fault, event, etc.)

MANY AMERICAN THOUGHT DONALD TRUMP WOULD NEVER WIN AND NOW REGRET NOT HAVING VOTED IN THE LAST GENERAL ELECTION ….

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“IF THEY HAD VOTED, DONALD TRUMP WOULDN´T HAVE WON THE GENERAL ELECTIONS”

“IF NON-VOTERS HADN´T STAYED AT HOME, MANY OF THEM WOULD HAVE VOTED FOR HILLARY CLINTON”

“IF TRUMP HADN´T COME TO POWER, THE SPANISH VERSION OF THE WHITE HOUSE WEBSITE WOULDN´T HAVE BEEN DELETED

http://www.thelocal.es/20170123/white-house-removes-spanish-version-of-website-and-spain-isnt-happy-about-it

THE THIRD CONDITIONAL CAN BE USED TO EXPRESS REGRETS.

 

DO YOU KNOW ANY OTHER WAYS TO EXPRESS REGRET IN ENGLISH?

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WORK (VOCABULARY REVISION) (1B2)

LISTEN TO THIS OLD SONG. WHAT DOES 9 TO 5 MEAN?

nine-to-five job (level: upper intermediate)
a typical 8-hour job
She found her nine-to-five job too monotonous and boring, so she is self-employed now.

TRY TO SEE IF YOU REMEMBER THIS VOCABULARY TO TALK ABOUT JOBS.

1. Do you have a job?
If so:
– What do you do in your current job?
– What kind of job is it?
– How did you get this job?  What does your job involve doing?
– Is your job competitive ?
– What opportunities does your job give?
– Do you like your job?
– Do you like your boss?
– Do you like your colleagues ?
– Do you like the atmosphere in your workplace?
– Is your job stressful?
– Would you like to change anything in your job?
– Do you have to work overtime ? How often? Does your boss pay you more for overtime work?
If not:
– What was your last job?
– What kind of job was it?
– How did you get this job?
– Was your job competitive?
– What opportunities did your job give?
– Did you like your job?
– Did you like your boss?
– Did you like your colleagues?
– Was your job stressful?
– Why don’t you work there anymore?
– Are you looking for a new job?

2. At what age do people (in your country) normally begin to work? At what age do they usually retire?
3. At what age would you like to retire? What would you like to do after the retirement?
4. What was your first job? Did you like it?
5. When you were a child, what was your dream job?
6. What is your dream job now?
7. What do you think is the worst job?
8. Do people usually get jobs related to their educational background? How about you?
9. Does a university degree guarantee success in the future career?
10. What is the most important in your job?
11. Would you like to run your own business?
12. Is it better to work for someone else or be self-employed?
13. Should women and men be paid the same?
14. Is/was your boss a man or a woman?
15. Who do you think make better bosses, men or women?

 

TRIP TO NEW YORK (ALL LEVELS)

WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO TO NEW YORK AT EASTER?

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ALL THE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE SCHOOL WEBSITE,

“MEET UP” & PRACTISE YOUR ENGLISH IN YOUR AREA (B1)

HAVE YOU HEARD OF “MEET UP”?

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Meetup is an application on your mobile that brings people together in thousands of cities to do more of what they want to do in life. It is organized around one simple idea: when we get together and do the things that matter to us, we’re at our best. And that’s what Meetup does. It brings people together to do, explore, teach and learn.

Fran is using it to practise his English with other foreigners living or staying in Valencia. So,  find or create a group that meets your interests, i.e.LEARNING  FOREIGN LANGUAGES  Why don´t you try?

FRIDAY 13th: UNLUCKY DAY? (1B2)

HOW SUPERSTITIOUS ARE YOU ABOUT FRIDAY 13TH?

Unlucky for some: Ten of the strangest Spanish superstitions

Did you know that Tuesday 13th in Spain is considered unlucky? Read on for the lowdown on all the strangest Spanish superstitions.
If you’re the kind of superstitious soul who never walks under a ladder and is always confused about whether black cats are meant to bring bad luck or good, then you will want to know what twists of fate await you according to Spanish beliefs.

It is Tuesday the 13th that is considered unlucky in Spain, and not Friday the 13th as in Anglo-Saxon countries.

That’s because Tuesday is said to be dominated by Ares, the Greek god of war — known as Mars in Ancient Rome — who gives his name to Martes, or Tuesday, in Spanish.

There is an even old proverb that explains the superstition: “On Tuesday, don’t get married, embark on a journey, or move away (‘En martes, ni te cases, ni te embarques, ni de tu casa te apartes’)

But there are plenty of other Spanish superstitions you need to know about to make sure your time in Spain is as lucky as possible! Read on to find out more.

http://www.thelocal.es/20170113/top-ten-must-know-spanish-superstitions

DO YOU KNOW ANY OTHER COMMON SUPERSTITIONS?

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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